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Under the Protection of Jupiter.

Ut pariter nobis corpus cum sanguine crescit. ---Lucretius.

Thou too, O Earth, great Rhea said, bring forth ;
And short shall be thy pangs : she said, and high
She rear'd her arm, and with her sceptre struck
The yawning cliff: from its disparted height
Adown the mount the gushing torrent ran,
And cheer'd the vallies : there the heavenly mother
Bath'd, mighty King, thy tender limbs : she wrapt them
In purple bands : she gave the precious pledge
To prudent Neda, and smiling she receiv'd thee.
Thee God, to Cnossus Neda brought : the nymphs
And Corybantes thee their sacred charge
Receiv'd : Adraste rock'd thy golden cradle :
The Goat, now bright amidst her fellow-stars,
Kind Amalthea, reach'd her teat distent
With milk, thy early food : the sedulous Bee
Distillid her honey on thy purple lips.-Callimachus.

In silent horror o'er the boundless waste
The driver, Hassan, with his camels past :
One cruise of water on his back he bore,
And his light scrip contain'd a scanty store.
The sultry sun had gain'd the middle sky,
And not a tree, and not an herb was nigh.
With desperate sorrow wild, th' affrighted man
Thrice şigh'd, thrice struck his breast, and thus began :
Ye mute companions of my toils, that bear
In all my griefs a more than equal share!
In vain ye hope the green delights to know,
Which plains more blest, or verdant vales, bestow :
Here rocks alone, and tasteless sands, are found,
And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around.

Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day,
When first from Schiraz' walls I bent my way!

The Camel-driver.

Making his way between the cup and golden diadem.---Spenser.

Awake, awake, my Lyre !
And tell thy silent master's humble tale,

In sounds that may prevail ;
Sounds that gentle thoughts inspire :

Though so exalted she,

And I so lowly be,
Tell her, such different notes make all thy harmony.

Hark! how the strings awake :
And, though the moving hand approach not near,

Themselves with awful fear,
A kind of numerous trembling make.

Now all thy forces try,

Now all thy charms apply,
Revenge upon her ear the conquests of her eye.

Weak, Lyre ! thy virtue sure
Is useless here, since thou art only found

To cure, but not to wound,
And she to wound, but not to cure.

Too weak too wilt thou prove

My passion to remove,
Physick to other ills, thou'rt nourishment to love.

Sleep, sleep again, my Lyre !
For thou can'st never tell my humble tale

In sounds that will prevail;
Nor gentle thoughts in her inspire :

All thy vain mirth lay by,

Bid thy strings silent lie,
Sleep, sleep again, my Lyre! and let thy master die.

David's Serenade.

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The scentless and the scented Rose ; this red,
And of an humbler growth, the other tall,
And throwing up into the darkest gloom
Of neighb'ring cypress, or more sable yew,
Her silver globes, light as the foamy surf,
That the wind severs from the broken wave:
The Lilac, various in array, now white,
Now sanguine, and her beauteous head now set
With purple spikes pyramidal, as if
Studious of ornament, yet unresolv'd
Which hue she most approv'd, she chose them all :
Copious of flowers the Woodbine, pale and wan,
But well compensating her sickly looks
With never-cloying odours, early and late;
Hypericum, all bloom, so thick a swarm
Of flow'rs, like flies clothing her slender rods,
That scarce a leaf appears ; Mezereon, too,
Though leafless, well attir'd, and thick beset
With blushing wreaths, investing ev'ry spray;
Althæa, with the purple eye ; the Broom,
Yellow and bright, as bullion unalloy'd,
Her blossoms; and luxuriant above all
The Jasmine, throwing wide her elegant sweets,
The deep dark green of whose unvarnish'd leaf
Makes more conspicuous, and illumines more
The bright profusion of her scattered stars.-
These have been, and these shall be in their Day.

The Court of Flora.

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No guilt, no frown from heaven disturbs his soul,
Calm as deep rivers in still evenings roll.

Blackmore.

The year's increasing errors long appear,
Till Cæsar's happy skill reform’d the year;
Though high his station, honour'd as a god,
He on the calendar much pains bestow'd ;
And as to heav'n he would by merit rise,
So went he not a stranger to the skies.-Ovid.

Acts.

The Months. The fifth Roman month (Quintilis), received its present dignified appellative from Julius, the Cæsar, by a posthumous act of the senate ; for in this potent month he had his birth. It agrees with the first month, Muharram, of the Arabs and Turks ; with the fifth moon, Epiphi, of the ancient Egyptian year; with the eleventh histori. cal month, Ah, of the Jews; with the eleventh moon, Behen, of the Persians; with the eleventh moons, Lous, Esthius, and Aphrodisius, of the Syro-Macedonians, Paphians, and Bithynians; with the eleventh moons, Hamlt, Abii, and Maryats, of the Abyssinians, Copts, and Armenians ; with the tenth solar month, Tamus, of the Syrians; with the second month, Metagitnion, of the Athenians; the eleventh, Gorpæus, of the Macedonians, and the seventh, Panemus, of their solar year. By the Germans and Hollanders it is named Hooy (in English hay) month.

The Anniversary of the death of Aaron, in Mount Hor, the first day of the month Ab, a century and twenty-three years old, B. C. 1452.

The Noumenia, were Grecian games observed at the commencement of every lunar month, or the new moon, in honour of all the gods, heroes, and dæmons; but especially of the great Apollo, surnamed Neoménius.

The Metagitnia was a festival in this month celebrating the virtues of Apollo Metagitnius, and kept by those inhabitants of Melite, who left their residences and settled in Attica; as the name implies, a removal from one neighbourhood to another. So in the Roman Calendar the calends of July was the legal or periodical day appointed for (as we say) moving ; the “ migrationes in alienas ædes.

Vespasian is proclaimed at Alexandria, by the governor of Egypt (in opposition to Vitellius); which is the date of his accession to the Empire, B.C. 69. The general was then at Cæsarea, the capital of Judæa, where, two days later, he who had fought thirty battles on British ground, and reduced two powerful nations and twenty towns, with the Isle of Wight, under the yoke of Rome, was saluted by the legions.

Crichton's death is placed by Urquhart on the 27th Feb. at the Carnival. Never reveal your secrets to any, except it, be as much their interest to keep them, as it is yours they should be kept.-Isocrates.

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