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And admiration of her lover's flame,
By modesty exalted; even a sense
Of self-approving beauty Role across

Her busy thought. At length, a tender calm
Huth'd by degrees the tumult of her soul;
And on the spreading beach, that o'er the stream
Incumbent hung, she with the silvan pen
Of rural lovers this confession carv'd,

Which foon her Damon kiss'd with weeping joy:
• Dear youth! sole judge of what these verses mean,
" By fortune too much favour'd, but by love,
Alas! not favour'd less, be still as now

“ Discreet: the time may come you need nor fly."

The sun has lost his rage : his downward orb
Shoots nothing now but animating warmth,
And vital lustrc; that, with various ray,
Lights up the clouds, those beauteous robes of heaven,
Inceffant roll'd into romantic shapes, 1365
The dream of waking fancy! Broad below,
Cover'd with ripening fruits, and swelling fast
Into the perfect year, the pregnant earth
And all her tribes rejoice. Now the soft hour
Of walking comes: for him who lonely loves 1370
To seek the diftant hills, and there converse
With Nature; there to harmonize his heart,
And in pathetic fong to breathe around
The harmony to others. Social friends,
Attun’d to happy unison of soul;

To whose exalting eye a fairer world,
Of which the vulgar never had a glimpse,
Displays its charms: whose minds are richly fraught
With philosophic stores, superior light;
And in whose breast, enthusiastic, burns 1380
Virtue, the sons of interest deem romance ;
Now call'd abroad enjoy the falling day:
Noy to the verda'it Portico of woods,
To Nature's vaft Lyceum, forth they walk; 1384
By that kind Scbool where 'no proud master reigns,
The full free converse of the friendly heart,
Improving and improv'd. Now from the world,
Sacred to sweet retirement, lovers steal,
And pour thșir souls in transport, which the Sire,

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Of love approving hears, and calls it good. ;) 1 390
Which way, Amanda, shall we bend our courfe?
The choice perplexes. Wherefore should we chufe:
All is the same with thee. Say, shall we wind
Along the streams? or walk the smiling mead?
Or court the forest glades? or wander wild 1395
Among the waving harvests? or ascend,
While radiant Summer opens all its pride,
Thy hill, delightful * Shenc ? Here let us sweep
The boundless landskip; now che raptur'd eye,
Exulting fwift, to huge Augusta fend, 1400
Now to the Siffer-bills that skirt her plain,
To lofty Harrow now, and now to where
Majestic Windsor lifts his princely brow.
In lovely contrast to this glorious view
Calmly magnificent, then will we turn 1405
To where the filver Thames first rural grows.
There let the feafted eye unweary'd stray:
Luxurious, there, rove thro' the pendant woods
That nodding hang o'er Harrington's retreat ;
And, stooping thence to Ham's embowering walks,
Bencath whose fhades, in spotless peace retir'd, 1411
With Her the pleasing partner of his heart,
The worthy Queensb’ry yet laments his Gay,
And polish'd Cornbury wooes the willing Muse,
Slow let us trace the matchlefs Vale of Thames;
Fair winding up to where the Muses haunt 1416
In Twit'nam's bowers, and for their Pope implore
The healing God; to royal Hampton's pile,
To Clermont's terrass'd height, and Ether's groves,
Where in the sweeteft folitude, embrac'd 1420
By the soft windings of the filent Mole,
From courts and senares Pelham finds repose.
Inchanting vale ! beyond whate'er the Muse
Has of Achaia or Hesperia sung!
Ovale of bliss ! O foftly swelling hills !. 3425
On which the Power of Cultivation lies,
And joys to see the wonders of his toil.

* The old name of Richmond, signifies in Saxon, Shining, or Splendor.

+ Higbgate and Hampflead.

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Heavens ! what a goodly prospect spreads around, 119

Of bills, and dales, and woods, and lawns and (pires,

And glittering towns, and gilded freams, 't Il all 1430 d

The itretching landskip into smoke decays ! d?

Happy Br tannia! where the Queen of Arts,
lutpering vigour, Liberty abroad
Walks, unconfin’d, even to thy farthest cotts,
And scatters plety with unsparing hand.

1435 Rich is thy foil, and merciful thy clime; rilep

Thy streams unfailing in the summer's drought;
Unmatch'd thy guardian-oaks; thy vallies 1 oat
With golden waves: and on thy mountains flocks
Bleat numberless; while, roving round their sides,
Bellow the blackening herds in lusty doves.

441 Beneath, thy meadows glow, and rise unguell'd Againit the mower's

scythe. On every hand 1409 Thy v:lla’s shine. Thy country teems with wealth; And property aflures it to the swain,

1445 Pleas'd, and unwearied, in hıs guardian toil. ods

Full are thy cities with the fons of art : =; And trade and joy, in every busy street, wally Mingling are heard : even Drudgery himself, As at the car he (weats, or dusty hews

1450 The palace-flone, looks gay. Thy crouded ports,

Where rising masts an endless prospect yield, u uje , - With labour bur!), and echo to the thouts

Of hurry'd failor, as he hearty waves

His latt adien, and loosening every iheet, plene Religias the spreading vessel to the wind.

Bold, firm, and graceful, arethy generous youth
By Þaruthip linewid, and by danger fir'd,
Scattering the nations where they go; and first
Or on the lifted plain, or stormy, feas. 3460
Mild are thy flories toa, as o'er the plans
Of thriving peace thy thoughtful fires preside;
111. kenjas, and fubtantial learning, high;

every virtue, cvery worth, renown'd;
Sincere, plain-hearted, hospicable, kind: 1465
Yet like the mustering thunder when provok'd,

The dread of tyrants, and the sole resource San

Of those that under grim oppression groan

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1480 In

In whom the splendor of heroic war,

1470 And more heroic peace, when govern'd well Combine ; whose hallow'd name the virtues saint, And bis own Muses love ; the best of Kings!

LE With him thy Edwards and thy Henrys shine, Names dear to fame; the first who deep impress'do On haughty Gaul the terror of thy arms,

1476 KE That awes her genius still. In Statesmen thou,

Of And patriots, fertile. Thine a steady More,

Bry Who, with a generous tho' mistaken zeal,

Of Withstood a brutal tyrant's useful rage, Like Cato firm, like Aristides juft,

Sve Like rigid Cincinnatus nobly poor,

HP A dauntless soul erect, who smil'd on death,

TL Frugal and wife, a Wallingham is thịne; A Drake, who made the mistress of the deep, 1485 Am And bore thy name in thunder round the world. Then Aam'd thy spirit high: but who can speak

To The numerous worthies of the Maiden Reign?

KIC In Raleigh mark their every glory mix'd ;

Eye Raleigh, the scourge of Spain! whose breast with all Pla The fage, the patriot, and the hero burn'd.

1491 The Nor sunk his vigour, when a coward-reign

Of The warrior fettered, and at last resign'd, To glut the vengeance of a vanquilh d foe. Then, active, ftill and unrestrain’d, his mind 1495 Explor'd the vast extent of ages past, And with his prison-hours enrich'd the world; Yet found no times in all the long research, So glorious, orso base, as those he prov'd, In which he conquer'd, and in which he bled. 1500 Nor can the Muse the gallant Sidney pass, The plume of war! with early laurels crown'd, The Lover's myrtle, and the Poet's bay. A Hampden too is thine, illustrious land, Wise, ftrenuous, firm, of unfubmitting soul, 1505 Who Atem'd the torrent of a downward age Tollavery prone, and bade thee rise again, In all thy native pomp of freedom bold. Bright, at his call, thy Age of Men effulg'd,, Of Men on whom late time a kindling eye 1516 Shall turn, and tyrants tremble while they read.

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Bring every sweetest flower, and let me ftrew

The grave where Ruffel lies; whose temper'd blood, laxy With calmelt chearful.ess for thee' refign'd,

Sraind the sad annals of a giddy reign; 1515 RF, Aiming at lawless power, tho' meanly funk pret" In loofe inglorious luxury. With him

4 His friend, the * Britith Cassius, fearless bled;
hoty Of high determin'd spirit, roughly brave,
i By ancient learning to thenlighten'd love 1520

Of ancient freedom warmd. Fair thy renown
In awful Sages and in noble Bards;
Soon as the light of dawning Science føread
Her orient ray, and wak'd the Muse's song.
Thine is a Bacon, hapless in his choice i 1525

Unfit to stand the civil storm of state, P: 4 And thro' the smooth barbarity of courts, firm but pliant virtue, forward till Speak To urge his course. Him from the studious shade ga! Kind Nature form’d, deep, comprehensive, clear, Exact, and elegant; in one rich soul,

1530 with? Plato, the Stagyrite, and Tully join'd. 141. The great deliverer he! who from the gloom

Of cloister'd monks, and jargon tcaching schools,
Led forth the true philosophy, there long 1535

Held in the magic chain of words and forms, and 1 And definitions void: he led her forth,

Daughter of Heav'n! that flow ascending ftill, ld; Investigating sure the chain of things,

With radiant finger points to Heaven again. 1540

The generous t Athley thine, the friend of Man; d. 1996 Who Ikann'd his Nature with a brother's eye,

His weakness prompt to Thade, to raise his aim, n'd, To touch the finer movements of the mind,

And with the moral beauty charm the heart. 1545

Why need I name thy Boyle, whose pious search els 1 Amid the dark recesses of his works,

The great Creator fought? And why thy Locke,
Who made the whole internal world his own?
Let Newton, pure Intelligence, whom Gol 1550
* Algernon Sidney.
Ansbony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Sbaftfoury.


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