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Mature in wisdom, his extensive mind
Takes in the blended int'refts of mankind,
The world's great patriot.: Calm thy anxious breast,
Secure in him, Europe, take thy reft.
Henceforth thy kingdom soall remain confind
By rocks and streams, the mounds which heav'n designd;
The Alps their new made monarchsball restrain,
Nor sball thy hills, Pirene, rise in vain.

But see! to Britain's ise the squadrons ftand,
And leave the finking tow'rs and less’ning land.
The royal bark bounds o'er the floating plain,
Breaks throl the billorus, and divides the main.
O'er the vast deep, great monarch, dart thine eyes,
A wat’ry prospect bounded by the skies
Ten thousand vessels, from ten thousand shores,
Bring gums and gold, and either India's stores:
Behold the tributes hast’ning to.ihy throne,
And see the wide horizon all thy own.

Šill is it thine; tho' now the cheerful crew
Hail Albion's cliffs, juft whiť’ning to the view,
Before the wind with swelling fails they ride,
Til Thames receives them in his op'ning tide.
The monarch-hears, the thund'ring peals around,
From trembling woods and echoing hills rebound,
Nor mises yet, amid the deafening truin,
The roarings of the hourfe resounding main.

As in the flond he fails, from either side,
He views his kingdom in its rural pride ;
A various scene the widespread landscape yields,
Oer rich inclosures and luxuriant fields :
A lowing herd each fertile pasture fills,
And distant flocks stray o'er a thoujand hills.
Fair. Greenwich hid in woods with new delight,
(Shade above Ibade) now rises to the fight :
His woods ordain'd to visit ev'ry foore,
And guard the land which they grac'd before.

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The fun now.rolling down the western way,
A blaze of fires renews the fading day;
Unnumber'd barks the regal barge infold,
Bright’ning the twilight with its beamy gold;
Less thick the the finny foals, a countless fry,
Before the whale or kirgly dolphin fly.
In one vel fbout he feeks the crouded Arand,
And in a peal of thunder gains the land.
Welcome, great

stranger, to our longing eyes,
Oh! King desir'd, adopted Albion cries.
For thee the East breath'd out a profp'rous breeze,
Bright were the suns, and gently swelld the seas.
Thy presence did eack doubtful keart compose,
And fačtions wonder'd that they once were foes;
That joyful day they loft each hostile name,
The fame their aspect, and their voice the same.

So two fair twins whose features were design’d At one foft moment in the mother's mind, Show each the other with refleEted grace, And the fame beauties bloom in either face; The puzzled strangers which is which inquire ; Delufion grateful to the smiling fire.

From that fair * hill, where hoary fages boast To name the stars, and count the heav'nly host, By the next dawn doth great Augusta rise, Proud town! the noblest scene beneath the skies. O'er Thames her thousand fpires their lufture shed, And a vast navy hides his anple bed, A floating foreft. From the difiunt firand A line of golilen cars strikes o’er the kind : Britannia's Peers in pomp and rich array, Before their King, triumphant, load the way. Far as the eye can reach, the garidy train, Abright proceßion, shines along the plain.

So haply through the heav'n's wide pathlefs ways A comet draws a long extended blaze;

* Mr. Flamstead's houses VOL. VIII ,

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From East to Weft burns through thetherial frame, And half heav'n's convex glitters with the flame.

Now to the regal towers securely brought,
He plans Britannia's glories in his thought,
Resumes the delegated pow'r he gave,
Rewards the faithful, and restores the brave.
Whom shall the muse from out the shining throng
Selezt, to heighten and adorn her fong ?
Thee, Halifax. To thy capacious mind,
O man approv’d, is Britain's wealth consign’d.
Her coin ( while Naffau fought ) debas’d and rude,
By thee in beauty and in truth renew'd,
Án arduous work! again thy charge we see,
And thy own care once more returns to thee,
O! form’d in ev'ry scene to awe and please,
Mix wit with pomp, and dignity with ease:
Tho' call’d to shine aloft, thou wilt not fcorn
To smile on arts thyself did once adorn:
For this thy name succeeding time fvall praise,
And envy less thy garter, than thy bays.

The muse, if fir'd with thy enliv'ning beams,
Perhaps Mball aim at more exalted themes,
Record our monarch in a nobler strain,
And sing the op’ning wonders of his reign ;
Bright CAROLINA's heav'nly beauties trate,
Her valiant CONSORT, and his blooming race.
A train of Kings their fruitful love supplies,

A glorious scene to Albion's ravib'd eyes; who fees by BRUNSWICK's hand her sceptre fway'd, And through his line from age to age convey'd.

WEDNESDAY,

N 621. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

Poftquam fe lumine pure Implevit, ftellasque vagas miratur et aftra Fixa polis, vidid quanta sub-nocte jaceret. Nostra dies, risitque sui ludibria

LUCAN. I, ix. ver. !!,, Now to the blest abode, with wonder fill'd, The fun and moving planets he behold; Then looking down on the sun's feeble ray, ? Surveyd our dufky, faint, imperfe&t day, And under what a cloud of night we lay:

Rowe. THE following letter having in it fome observa

tions out of the common road, I shall make it. the entertainment of this day. • Mr. SPECTATOR, "HE common topics against the pride of man,

which are laboured by florid and declamatory writers, are taken from the bafeness of his 6. original, the imperfections of his nature, or the 6. fhort duration of thofe goods in which he makes .' his boast. Though it be true that we can have " nothing in us that ought to raise our vanity, yet

a consciousness of our own merit may be fometimes laudable. The folly therefore lies here ; we are apt to pride ourselves in worthless or perhaps shameful things; and, on the other hand, count that disgraceful which is our truest glory. • Hence it is, that the lovers of praise cké wrong measures to attain it. Would a vain man consult his own heart, he would find, that if o

thers knew his weaknesses as well as he himself • doth, he could not have the impudence to expect the public esteem. Pride therefore flows

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• from want of reflexion, and ignorance of our• felves. Knowledge and humility come upon us together.

The proper way to make an estimate of our• felves, is to consider seriously what it is we value

or defpife in others. A man who boafts of the

goods of fortune, a gay dress, or a new title, is • generally the mark of ridicule. We ought there

fore not admire in ourselves what we are fo ready to laugh at in other men.

Much less can we with reason pride ourfelves ' in those things, which at some time of our life

we hall certainly despise. And yet, if we will

give ourselves the trouble of looking backward • and forward on the several changes which we • have already undergone and hereafter must try, • we shall find that the greater degrees of our • knowledge and wisdom ferve only to Thew us our own imperfections.

• As we rise from childhood to youth, we look • with contempt on the toys and trifles which our • hearts have hitherto been set upon. When we

advance to manhood, we are held wife in proportion to our shame, and regret for the rashness and extravagance of youth. Old age fills us with niortifying reflexions upon a life mispent in the

pursuit of anxious wealth or uncertain honour. • Agreeable to this gradation of thought in this

life, it may be reasonably supposed, that in a fu

ture ftate, the wisdoin, the experience, and the ( maxims of old age, will be looked upon by a se

parate spirit in much the fame light as an ancient

man now fees the little follies and toyings of in( fants. The pomps, the honours, the policies, * and arts of mortal men, will be thought as trif• ling as hobby horses, mock battles, or any other • sports that now employ all the cunning and • ftrength, and ambition of rational beings from

four years old to nine or ten.

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