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Berandre near Grimalkin draws; As late with open mouth it lay,

wap, k: tail, protends her paws ; "And warm'd it in the funny ray ; 13, franging on her thoughiless prey, • Stretch'd at its ease the heart I view'd, see tse vicious bird away.

• And saw it eat the air for food.' This in her cruelty and pride,

“ I've seen it, Sir, as well as you, I w.ckold wanton Sparrow died.

“ And must again affirm it blue.

“ At leisure I the beaft survey'd, jul. The Bears and Bees. Merrick. “ Extended in the cooling thade." A: 1201 Ang Bears in wanton mood,

' 'Tis green, 'tis green, Sir, I assure ye.'for me from a neighb'ring wood, “ Green ?" cries the other in a furyCzta industrious Bees had itor'd - Why, Sir, d'ye think I've lost my eyes ?" 1. is their luscious hoard ;

« 'Twere no great loss,' the friend replies, Ceny: they feiz'd with eager hafte * For, if they always lerve you thus, LIT vez no the ric! repalt.

" You'll find them but of little ule.' 1.! at this the little crew

So high at lait the contest rose, tar cars vindictive fiew.

From words they almost came to blows: 7, unable to suitain

When luckily came by a thirdza combat, quit the plain ; To him the question they referr'd; ** 31 with rage, and mad with pain, And begy'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew 1. Ive belter they regain;

Whether the thing was green or blue. , ard now, discreeter grown,

“ Sirs,” cries the umpire, “ceate your pother, un cuer ruthness they bemoan;

“ The creature 's neither one nor t'other: ** dear experience gain,

" I caught the animal last night, 12 ene's ever bought with pain. “ And view'd it o'er by candlelight: uz negilded baits of vice

“ I mark'd it well-'twas black as jet 4.1. Defore our longing eyes,

“ You ftare-but, Sirs, I've got it yet, dy hafte we snatch our fill, “ And can produce it.” “Pray, Sir, do: Axia down the latent ill;

I'll lay my life, the thing is blue.' baric experience opes our eyes,

“ And I'll be sworn that when you've seen y tie tarcied pleasure flies:

“ The reptile, you'll pronounce him green.” kin batoh! too late we find

• Well then, at once, to ease the doubt,' L'arts a real fting behind.

Replies the man, I'll turn him out:

* And when before your eyes I've let him, 332. The Camelion. Merrick. * If you don't find him black, I'll eat him.' 07:5 ineen my lot to mark

He said ; then full before their light A. 72a creceited talking spark,

Produc'd the beast, and lo-'twas white. We that hardly serv'd at most Both star'd; the man look'd wondrous wisem Te se master gainst a polt;

“ My children,” the Camelion cries Teze world the blade has been, (Then first the creature found a tongue), To see ouerer could be seen:

- You all are right, and all are wrong: Bagian his finith'd tour,

" When next you talk of what you view, Vien times perter than before ;

« Think others lee as well as you: Fet word you chance to drop,

“ Nor wonder, if you find that none Coziei'd fool your mouth will stop: “ Prefers your eyesight to his own.”

Ey judgment you'll allowiesand fare l ought to know" you'd pay a due submillion,

$ 333. The Monkeys. A Tale. Merrick. seice in his decision.

Whoe'er, with curious eye, has rang'd novellers of such a calt,

Through Ovid's tales, has seen to Anbia's wilds they pass’d,

How Jove, incens'd, to Monkeys chang'd other way in friendly chat

A tribe of worthless men. * Tkd of this, and then of that, Repentant foon, th' offending race

da while, 'mongit other matter, Entreat the injur'd pow'r Camelion's form and nature.

To give them back the human face, Shrncer animal,” cries one,

And reason's aid restore. ver liv'd beneath the sun : zid's body, lean and long,

Jove, footh'd at length, his ear inclin'd, ashed, á ferpent's tongue;

And granted half their pray'r;

But t'other half he bade the wind w with triple claw disjoind; wa length of tail behind !

Disperse in empty air. wits pace! and then its hue- Scarce had the thund'rer giv'n the nod never saw io fine a blue?"

That shook the vaulted skies, Hildebere,' the other quick replies, With haughtier air the creatures strode, Tá green - I saw it with these eyes, And itretch'd their dwindled size.

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The hair in curls hixuriant now

Calls off from heavenly truth this reas'ning
Around their temples Ipread;

And tells me I'm a brute as much as he.
The tail, that whilom hung below,

If, on fublimer wings of love and praise

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Now dangled from the head.

My foul above the starry vault I raise,
The head remains unchang'd within,

Lur'd by some vain conceit, or shameful h
Nor alter'd much the face ;

I dag, I drop, and Autter in the dust.
It still retains its native grin,

The row'ring lark thus, froin her lofty Atra
And all its old grimace.

Stoops to an emmet, or a barley grain.

By adverse guits of jarring instincts toft,
Thus half transformd, and half the same,

I rove to one, now to the other coat;
Jove bade them take their place

To bliss unknown my lofty foul aspires, for (Restoring them tlieir ancient claim

My lot unequal to my valt defires.
Among the human race.

As 'mongst the hinds a child of royal birtl
Man with contempt the brute survey'd,

Finds his high pedigree by conscious wort
Nor would a name beit w;

So man, amongit his fellow brutes expos'd
But woman lik'd the money breed,

See he's a king, but 'tis a king depos'd.
And call'd the thing a beau.

Pity bim beatls! you by no law contin'd,

And barrd from devious paths by being bl. $ 334. Know Thyself. Arbuthnot. Whilft man, through op'ning vich's of var What am I? how produc'd ? and for what ways end?

Confounded, by the aid of knowledge fra
Whence drew I being? to what period tend?

Too weak to choose, yet choosing still in hal
Am I th' abandon d orphan of blind chance, One moment gives the pleasure and distate
Dropp'd by wild atoms in disorder'd dance ? Bilk d by past minutes, while the prelent c
Or from an endless chain of causes wrought, The tatt'ring future still must give the joy:
Andof unthinkingļubitance,born withthought! Not happy, but amus'd upon the road,
By motion which began without a cause, And (like you) iloughtless of his last abol
Supremely wise, without delign or laws ? Whether next lun his being shall restrain
An I but what I seemn, nere Aleth and blood? To endless nothing, bappiness, or pain.
A branching channel, with a mazy flood?

Around me, lo! the thinking thoughtlesse
The purple stream that through my vesselsglides, (Bewidler'd each) their diff rent paths purl
Dull'and unconscious flows, like common tides of then I ask the way; the first replies,
The pipes through whichthecircling juices stray, Thou art a god; and lends me to the skies:
Are not tliat thinking I, no more than they : Down on the turf, the next, twotwo-leggdbes
This traine, compacted with transcendent skill There fix thy loi, thy bliss and endlels reft:-
Of moving joints obedient to my will,

Between these wide extremes the length is su
Nurs'd from the frui:ful glebe, like yonder tree, I find I know too little or too much.
Waxes and wastes; I call it mine, not me. Almighty Pow's, by whole moft wise et
New matter still the niould'ring inafs sustains :

imund,
The mansion chang'd, the tenant still remains, | Helple!s, forlorn, uncertain here I fland;
And from the fieeting stream repair’d by food. Take this faint glimmring of thytelt away
Ditinét, as is the twinner from the food. Or break into my foul with perfect day!

What am I then? sure of a noble birth; This faid, expanded lay the sacred text,
By parent's right, I own as inocher, Earth ; Thebalm, the light, the guide of souls perplex
But claim superior lineage by my fire,

Thus the benighted traveller, that trays
Who warm d th' unthinking clod with heavenly Through doubtful paths, enjoys the morni
Efence divine, with lifeless clay allay'd, (fire; rays:
By domble nature, double inttinet sway'd : The niglitly mist, and thick descending dew
With look erect, I dart my longing eye,

Parting, unfold the fields and vaulted blue.
Seem wing'd to part, and gain my native lky;

* o Truth divine ! enlightend by thy ray,
I strive to mount, but strive, alas ! in vain, I grope and guess no more, but see my way
Tied to this maily globe with magic chain. Thou clear'dit the secret of my high delcent
Now with swift thought I range from pole to pole,l. And toldft me what thote myitic tokens mean
View worlds around their faming centres roll: Marks of my birth, which I had worn in vai
What steady pow'rs their endleiš motions guide Too hard for worldly fages to explain.
Through the same trackless paths of boundlers. Zeno's were vain, vain Epicurus schemes,
I trace the blazing comet's fiery tail, (void !. Their systems false, delutive were their dream
And weigh the whirling planets in a scale ;

• Unikill'd my two-fold nature to divide, (pride These godlike thoughts while eager I pursue,

One nurs'd my pleasure, and one nurs d m Sone glittring trifle offer'd to my view,

* Those jarring truths which human art beguile A gnat, an insect of the meanest kind,

Thy sacred page thus bids me reconcile. Erate the new-born image from my mind:

Offspring of God, no less thy pedigree, (be, Some beastly want, craving, importunate,

What thou once wert, art now, and still way Vile as the grinning mastiff at my gate,

Thy God alone can tell, alone decree;

Faultless

besc. dropp dit from his unerring skill, / Our narrow luxuries would foon be ftale, ***!1ebe pow'r to tin, lince free of will: Were these exhaustless, Nature would

grow fick, berat wihthy guilt his bounteous love, And, cloyd with pleasure, iqueamishly complain I v3 *33 powr to walk bas pow'r to rove: That all was vanity, and lite a dream. 7: by force impelld can nought deserve; Let nature rest: be busy for yourself,

na hort of infinite may swerve. And for your friend; be bufy even in vain, ******dy new-insp's wings, thou took it thy Rather than tease her fated appetites. - Creator, and the realms of light; (flight, Who never fafts, no banquet e'er enjoys ; Dede's gentle precept to fulfil,

Who never toils or watches, never fleeps. Asd agt to grow a god by doing ill : Let nature rest: -and when the taste of joy The guilt thy heav'nly form defac'd, Grows keen, indulge; but hun fatiety.

caz d, from happy mansions chas'd, 'Tis not for mortals always to be blest. Tarzint fome sparks of heavenly fire, But him the least the dull or painful hours Tebs mount, yet restless to aspire; Of life oppress, whom sober Senfe conducts, rasagh to seek thy bliss again, Aud Virtue, thro' this labyrinth we tread. It cough to make thy search in vain. Virtue and Sense I mean not to disjoin; UTILES ROW withdraw their kindly use, Virtue and Sense are one: and, trust me, he

htbee, forne torment, and some seduce; Who has not virtue, is not truly wise. let tonited to such diff'rent guests, Virtue (for mere Good-nature is a fool) 1: Factby feale defires, thy foul diftastes: Is sense and spirit, with humanity: Thở, tay curiosity, thy pride,

'Tis sometimes angry, and its frown confoạnds; (at er iedulg'd, or baulk'd or gratified, 'Tis e'en vindi&tive, but in vengeance just. anal make thee equally unblels'd [fess’d, Knayes fain would laugh at it; some great one's run want it, and what thou hast por- But at his heart the moit undaunted fon (dare; lo na cm aop it for bliss on this poor clod; of fortune dreads its name and awful charms. 1-0 st kek thy Father and thy God; To nobleft uses this determines wealth ; Best to regain thy native lky, This is the folid pomp of prosperous days, kry cate wings of vain philosophy! The peace and thelter of adversity, Minas plage! hid from human eyes : And if you pant for glory, build your fame Sastag para 11 link, and finking you will rise: On this foundation, which the secret shock Los thoughts thy weary footsteps guide; Defies of Envy and all-fapping Time. super bij meekreis what you loft by pride. The gaudy gloss of Fortune only strikes

The vulgar eye: the fuffrage of the wife,
Legers of Wisdom. Armstrong.

The praise that's worth ambition, is attain'd

By sense alone and dignity of mind. haypielt ; how avoid the pains, Virtue, the strength and beauty of the soul, Tetesi zents, and disgufts of those Is the best gift of Heaven: a happiness WC ovih ideature all their hours employ; That even above the finiles and frowns of fate The presens bere of a divine old man Exalts great Nature's favourites: a wealth It cte Tho' old, he still retains

That ne'er encumbers, nor to baser hands Hisarkie, and energy of mind. Can be transferr'd : it is the only guod tas and wise be was, but not severe ; Man juftly boalts of, or can call his own. L ember 3 that he once was young; Riches are oft by guilt and baseness earn'd; er peience check'd no decent joy. Or dealt by chance to thield a lucky knave, tase the diffolute admir'd, for he Or throw a cruel sunshine on a fool. paful boseness when he pleas'd put on, But for one end, one much neglected use,

esting could inftru&t. Much had he read, Are riches worth your care (for nature's wants Leatre had seen; he studied from the life,' Are few, and without opulence supplied) bon original perus'd mankind. This noble end is, to produce the Soul, bad in the woes and vanities of life, To thew the virtues in their faireit light; es man; and much he pitied those To make humanity the minister

zwely-smiling fate has cursd with means of bounteous Providence; and teach the breast ease their days in quest of joy. That generous luxury the gods enjoy. Sa is happinets: 'tis yours, 'tis mine, Thus, in his graver vein, the friendly Sage 22, 'tis the pursuit of all that live; Sometimes declaim'd. Of right and wrong he

main it, if 'twas e'er attain'd. Truthsas refin'd as ever Athens heard; (taught kesay the widelt wander from the mark, And(strangetotell!)hepractis'dwhat hepreachd. la1.90' the flow'ry paths of faunt'ring Joy sats coy goddess; that from itage to stage as hill, but thifts as we pursue.

336. The Pain arising from virtuous Emotions 17 , tot to name the pains that pleasure brings

attended with Pleasure. Akenlide. counterpoise itfelf, relentless Fate

-Behold the ways ends that we thro' gay voluptuous wilds

Of Heaven's eternal destiny to man, Friderer roam; and were the Fates more kind, For ever juft, benevolent

and wise:

That

That Virtue's awful steps, howe'er pursued of regal envy, ftrew the public way
By vexing Fortune and intruģve Pain, With hallow'd ruins!-when the muse's hai
Should never be divided from her chaste, The marble porch where wisdom, wont tot';
Her fair attendant, Pleasure. Need I urge

With Socrates or Tully, hears no more,
Thy tardy thought through all the various round Save the hoarse jargon of contentious monk i
Of this existence, that thy soft'ning soul

Or female superstition's midnight pray'r;At length may learn what energy the hand When ruthless rapine from the land of Tit Of virtue mingles in the bitter tide Tears the destroying scythe, with furer blo Of paffion (welling with distress and pain, To sweep the works of glory from their bal. =12 To mitigate the sharp with gracious drops Till defolation o'er the grass-grown street Of cordial Pleasure? Alk the faithful youth, Expands bis raven-wings, and up the wall, = Why the cold urn of her whom long he lov'd Where senatesoncetheprideof monarchs doo So often fills his arms; so often draws Hifles the gliding snake thro' hoary wees His lonely footsteps, at the filent hour, Thatclaipthe mould'ring column;-thusief To pay the mournful tribute of his tears? Thus widely mournful when the prospect th O! he will tell thee, that the wealth of worlds Thy beating bofom, when the patriot's tea Should ne'er seduce his bosom to forego Starts from thine eye, and thy extended arm That facred bour, when, stealing from the noise In fancy hurls the thunderbolt of Jove Of care and envy, tweet remembrance sooths To fire the impions wreath on Philip's bru With virtue's kindest looks his aching breast,

Or dah Oétavius from the trophied car ;-; And turns his tears to rapture.- Aik ihe crowd say, does thy secret foul repine to talte Which fliesimpatient from the village-walk The big distress? Or wouldit thou then excha To climb the neighboring cliffs, when far below Thote heart-ennobling forrows, for the lot The cruel winds have hurl'd upon the coast

Of bim who lits amid the gaudy herd Seme hapless bark; while sacred pity melts Of mute barbarians bending to his nod, The gen'ral eye, or terrors icy band

And bears aloft his gold-inverted front, Sırites their distorted limbs and borrent hair; And says within himself “I am a king, [ While every mother closer to her breait

“ And wherefore fhould the clim'rou's voice Catches her child, and, pointing where the waves

< lotrud, upon mine ear?" The baletuits Foam through the shatter'd vellel, thricks aloud, Of thele late ages, this inglorious draught As one poor wretch, that spreads his piteous arms of fervitude and folly, have not yet, For succour, swallow'd by the roaring surge,

Blefsd be th’ Eternal Ruler of the world! As now another, dash'd against the rock,

Defild to such a depth of fordid fhaine Drops lifeless down. O deemelt thou indeed The native honours of the liuman soul, No kind endearment here by nature given Nor so eftac'd the image of its fire. To mutual terror and compassion's tears? No sweetly-melting softness which attracts, { 337. A Paraphraje en Psalm 1xxiv. 36. r. O’er all that edge of pain, the social pow'rs,

Miss Williams To this their proper action and their end? - “ The day is thine, the night also is thing; theu Aik thy own heart; wlien at the midnight hour, “prepared the light and the fun. Slow through that itudious gloom thy paulingeye“ Thou hart fet all the borders of the carth; thou! Led by the glimm’ring taper mores around

“ made summer and winter." The facred volumes of the dead, the songs My God! all nature owns thy fwy, Of Grecian bards, and records writ by Fame Thou giv'st the night, and thon the day: For Grecian heroes, where the present pow'r When all thy lov'd creation wakes, Of heaven and earth surveys th' immortal page, When morning, rich in luttre, breaks, E’en as a father blessing, while he reads And bathes in dew the op'ning fower, The prailes of his son ; if then thy foni, To thee we owe her fiagrant bour; Spurning the yoke of these inglorious days, And when she pours her choral song, Nlix in their deeds and kindle with their fame : Her melodies to thiee belong! Say, when the prospeet blackens on iliy view; Or when, in paler tints array'd, When, rooted from the base, heroic states The evening Nowly spreads her made; Mourn in the duft and tremble at the frown That soothing shade, that grateful gloom, Of curs d Ambition ;--whien the pious band Can more than day's enliv ning bloom Of youths that fought for freedom and their fires, Still ev'ry fond and vain desire, Lie tide by side in gore' ;--when ruflian.pride And calmer, purer thoughts inspire; Clurps the throne of justice, turns the pomp From earth the pensive spirit free, Of public pow'r, the majetty of rule, And Icad the loiten'd heart to Tlice. The sword, the laurel, and the purple robe, In ev'ry scene thy hands have dressid, To favith empty pageants, to adorn

In ev'ry forın by thee impress'd, A tyrant's walk, and glitter in the eyes Upon the mountain's awful head, of such as bow the knee ;-when honour'd urns Or where the fheltoring woods are spreads or patriots and of chiefs, the awful bust In ev'ry note that swells the gale, And storied arcb, to glut the coward race Or tuneful fiream that cheers the vale,

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The adepth, or echoing grove, When wild,deftructive fames shall wrap theskies, irenzberu of praise, and love.

When Chaos triumphs, and when Nature dies; hoery work the seasons roll,

Man shall alone the wreck of worlds survive, ist ssh, with change of bliss, the soul, Midit falling spheres, immortal man thall live! Ex: buy their smiling train

The voice which bade the last dread thunders roll, Never the buman icene in vain !

Shall whisper to the good, and cheer their soul. ex on the charm we gaze,

God fhall himself his favour'd creature guide 1. me wuad'ring foul to praise ; Where living waters pour their blissful tide, *** 10e j.vs that nicit we prize

Where the enlarg'd, exulting, wond'ring mind bat 1:om thy favour rile!

Shall foar, from weakness and from guilt refin'd;

Where perfect knowledge, bright with cloudless gh & Paraz braje oa Isaiah xlix. 15. Shall gild eternity's unmealur'd days; (rays,

Mifs Williams. Where friendship, unenbitter'd by diftruit,
Isoton forget her fucking child, that the shall in immortal bands unite the just;
Set baie cumsailion on theion of her womb. Devotion, rais'd to rapture, breathe her strain,

Talu Pt, yet wil! I not forget thee.” And love in his eternal triumph reign! 1 silnicas Ou Nature, litten and rejoice! oladilni poie to prie this gracious voice! § 339. A Paraphraje on Matt. vij. 12. sieve brest of human trame, that proves

Miss Williams 1.!". Set s force with which a parent loves; “ Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, 1. Trother from her yearning heart “ do ye even fo to them.”

-geli per child depart? [bear Precept divine ! to earth in mercy given; *win torusig in itinct arms with strength to O facred rule of action, worthy heaven! 2.3* is to wield that deareft care; Whose pitying love ordaind the bleft command

*angrita itung, wirh madness wild, To bind our nature in a firmer band;

1 letni to save her threatend child, Enforce each human suff'rer's strong appeal, ne stings bunich'd from her breast, And teach the icinth brealt what others feel;

vie un to in:ke another's bleft- Wert thou theguide of life, mankind might know Pesurd infant to her bofom clings, A soft exemption from tlie worst of woe; ***dors her neck his eager arms lie flings; No more the powerful would the weak oppress, bos: wiltning foul his melting figh, But tyrants learn the luxury to bless; diuid with tears, his asking eye!

No more would llavery bind a hopeless train 12 tot a'r ambition can attain,

Of human victims in her galling chain: - pieafure, or the lures of gain, Mercy the hard, the cruel heart would move - Nature's feelings? will the prove To fotien mis’ry by the deeds of love; Zing of duty, and of love?

And av'rice from his hoarded treasures give, Beid sge of her child depart ; - mother from her yearning heart Unak'd, the liberal boon, that want might live!

The impious tongue of falsehood then wouldceale Wiki intant to her botom clings, To blait, with dark suggestions, virtue's peace;

Pue neck his eager arms he wings; No more would spleen or pallion banish reit,

pitying hear his melting ligh, And plant a pang in fond affection's brealt; 11 Eruvd the tear that fills his eye;

By one harsh word, one alter'd look, destroy *, for all ambition can attain, Her peace, and wither ev'ry op'ning joy;

of pleasure, or the lures of gain, Scarce canher tongue the capticus wrongexplain, day prüng Nature's feeling —hould the The flight offence which gives so deep a pain!

Th’affected eate that lights her starting tear, Site caims of duty and of love!

The wordswholtcoldneiškills from lips lodear;Itine wil the God, whose word gave birth Thc hand the loves, alone can point the dart,

in mind orbs, and this fair earth; Whoichiddenítingcouidwound no other heart* -to the boundless depths of trackless space Theie, of all pains the sharpelt we endure,

*-***'d beauty ipread eachperfect grace; The breast which now inflicts, would spring to * En is tocm'd the vast stupendous whole, Nombre deferted genius then would Ay (cure.*.,*c 'yunties on the human soul; To breathe in folitude his hopeless figh; w ind reason's light illumes, which friendship No more would fortune's partial finile debase

The spirit, rich in intellectual grace; (bloom, ich przy fotens, and which virtue charms; Who views unmov'd from scenes where pleasures 3 Eit's pure affections' gen'rous glow, The flame of genius sunk in mis’ry's gloom;

joy, and bleeds for others' woe- The foul heaven forin'd to foar, by want deprest, -icer ajithe gen'ral Father prove Norheeds the wrongs that pierceakindred breatt.

antuzetiul, man the child of love!" Thou righteous Law,whole clearand useful light Zuniti te planets in their ample spheres Sheds on the mind a ry divinely bright; buirt wigo their courle, and rolled their Condenting in one rule whate'er the tage

Has proudly taught, in inany a labour page ; en die vatt sun thall veil his golde: light Bid every heart thy hallow'd voice revere, die toesicum of everlasting night; To justice facred, and to nature dear!

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