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'Tis judgment shakes him; there's the fear,
That prompts the wish to stay: He has incurred a long arrear,
And must despair to pay.
Pay!-follow Christ, and all is paid;
His death your peace insures;
And calm descend to yours... "
ON A SIMILAR OCCASION,
- For The year 1793,
De sacris autem hæc sit una sententia, ut conserventur,
. : Cic. DE LEG. But let us all concur in this one sentiment, that things
sacred be inviolate. , .;;. in illised
He lives who lives to God alone,
And all are dead beside;
Whence life can be supplied.
To live to God is to requite
His love'as best we may:.
His promises our stay..
But life, within a narrow ring
Of giddy joys comprized,
But rather death disguised.
Can life in them deserve the name,
Who only live fo prove ...
An endless life above?
Who, much diseased, yet nothing feel;
Much menaced, nothing dread; Have wounds, which only God can heal,
Yet never ask his aid?
Who deem his house an useless placo,
Faith, want of common serise; And ardour in the Christian race;
A hypocrite's pretence?
Who trample order; and the day,
Which God asserts his own, Dishonour with unhallowed play,
And worship chance alone?
If scorn of God's commands, impressed
On word and deed, imply
With life that cannot dic;
Such want it, and that want uncured
Till man resigns his breath, Speaks him a criminal, assured
Of everlasting death. .
Sad period to a pleasant course!
Yet so will God repay
And mercy cast away.
Pause here, and think: a monitory rhime
Consult life's silent clock, thy bounding vein;
EPITAPH ON A HARE.
HERE lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue,
Nor swifter greyhound follow, Whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew,
Nor e'er heard hunteman's hallo',
Old Tiney, surliest of his kind,
Who, nursed with tender care,
Was still a wild Jack-hare. ;
Though duly from my hand he took :
His pittanco every night, ». He did it with a jealous looking:.''s . And, when he could, would bite.
His diet was of wheaten bread
And milk, and oats, and straw;
With sand to scour his maw.
On twigs of hawthorn he regaled,
On pippins' russet peel,
Sliced carrot plčased him well.