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While thus sbe spake, I fainter heard the peaks, ..For. Reynard, close attended at his heels
By panting dog, tired man, and spattered horse, :::Thro' mere good fortune, took a different course.
The flock grew calm again, and I, the road
.. in Hain. ' Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, ;' Live till to-morrow, will have passed away.
Bleeding from the Roman rods,
III. Princess ! if our aged eyes
Weep upon thy matchless wrongs, 'Tis because resentment ties
All the terrors of our tongues.
In the blood that she has spilt;
Deep in ruin as in guilt.
Rome, for empire far renowned,
Tramples on a thousand states ; Soon her pride shall kiss the ground
Hark! the Gaul is at her gates!
Heedless of a soldier's name;
Harmony the path to fame.
. VII. . , Then the progeny that springs.
From the forests of our land, . Armed with thunder, clad with wings, Shall a wider world command.
VIII. Regions Cæsar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway; Where his eagles never flew, i None invincible as they
IX. .. Such the bard's prophetic words,
Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre..
'X . . She, with all a' monarch's pride,
Felt them in her bosoni glow : Rushed to battle, fought, and died; Dying hurled them at the foe. .
. XI. Ruffians, pitilees as proud,
Heaven awards the vengeance due; Empire is on us bestowed,
Shame and ruin wait for you,
. HEROIS M.
There was a time when Ætna's silent fire
Revolving seasons, fruitless as they pass,
Without a soil to invite the tiller's care, .
Ye monarchs, whom the lure of honour draws,
Fast by the stream, that bounds your just domain, And tells you where ye have a right to reign, A nation dwells, not envious of your throne, Studious of peace, their neighbours', and their own. Ill-fated race! how deeply must they rue Their only crime, vicinity to you! The trumpet sounds, your legions swarm abroad, Through the ripe harvest lies their destined road; At every step beneath their feet they tread The life of multitudes, a nation's bread!