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See nature hastes her earliest wreaths to bring,
Ver 23. See nature hastes, &c.]
Wirg, E. 4. v. 18. At tibi prima, puer, nullo munuscula cultu,
Isaiah, chap. xxxv. ver. 1. Tbe wilderness and the folitary place /ball
be glad, and the defert fball rejoice and blaffom as the rose. Chap. lx. ver. 13. The glory of Lebanon Jball come unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place ofthy fanétuary. Ver. 29. Hark ! a glad voice, &c.] Kirg. E. 4. v. 46. Aggredere ô magnos, aderit jam tempus, honores. Cara deûm soboles, magnum jovis incrementumIpfi lætitia voces ad fydera jaćtant Intonfi montes, ipfæ jam carmina rupes, Ipsa fonant arbusta, Deus, deus ille Menalca ! E. 5. ver. 62. 0 come and receive the mighty bonours : the time draws nigh, O beloved “fspring of the Gods, o great encrease of Jove! The uncultivated mountains Jend/hours of joy to the stars, the very rocks fing in verf, the very fórubs cry out, A God, a God ! Isaiah, ch. xl. ver. 3 , 4: The voice of bim that crieth in the wilderngf, prepare ye the way of the Lord ! make strait in the defart a high zvay for our God ! every valley /ball be exalted, and every-mountain and bill /ball be made low, and the crooked /hall be made strait, and the the rough places piain. Chap. iv. ver. 23. Break forth into finging, ye mountains ! O forest, and every tree therein ! for the Lord hath redeemed
5 Ch. xxxv. ver. 2. 6 Ch. xl. ver. 3, 4. 7 Ch. xlii, ver, 18, Ch, xxxv. ver 5, 6.
He from thick films shall purge the visual ray,
Ver. 67, The fwain in harren defarts, &c.]
Et duræ quercus fudabunt roscida mella.
The fields fball grow yellow with ripen'd ears, and the red grape /halt
8. Ch. xxv. ver. 8. 9 Ch. xl, ver, 1 1. 1o Ch. ix, ver. 6. I 1 Ch. ii. ver. 4. 12 Ch., lxv, ver, 21, 22* 13 Ch. xxxv. ver. I, 7.
Ver, 77. The lambs with wolves, &c.] Wirg. E. 4. v. 21. lpfæ lacte domum referent distenta capellæ Ubera, nec magnos metuent armenta leones---Occidet & ferpens, et fallax herba veneni Occidet – – –
The goats fball bear to the fold their udders distended with milk : nor
Aall the berds be afraid of the greatest lions. Tie ferpent fball die, and the herb that conceal, poifon /ball die. Jerp 3
Isaiah, ch. xi. ver. 16, &c. The zvolf shall dwell with the laná, fod the leopard fhall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the yot ng lon and the fatling together : and a little child/hall lead then: ---- And the lion fhall eat fraw like the ox. And tbe fucking thild fball play on tle. bole of the asp, and the weaned child /ball put bis band on the den of the
Ver. 85. Rife, crown'd with light, &c.] The thoughts of Isaiab, which compose the latter part of the poem, "Qnderfully elevated, and much above those general exclamations of *irgil, which makes the loftiest parts of his Pollio.
Magnus ab integro fæclorum nascitur ordo ! -- toto farget gens aurea mundo ! - - incipient magni procedere menses ! 4/Pice, venturo at turut omnia faeclo ! &c. The reader need only turn to the passages of Isaiah, here cited.
ver. 19, and Ch. lv, ver. 13. 15 Ch. xi. ver. 6, 7, 8.
V. ver, 25. 17 Ch. lx, ver. I, 18 Ch, lx, ver, 4.
In crouding ranks on ev'ry fide arife, *
HIS fpecies of writing, if we are permitted to lay
description of places, or are full of pertinent remarks, and
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