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Never hear the sweet music of speech,—

I start at the sound of my own. The beasts that roam over the plain

My form with indifference see, They are so unacquainted with man,

Their tameness is shocking to me. Society, friendship, and love,

Divinely bestow'd upon man, Oh had I the wings of a dove,

How soon would I taste you again! My sorrows I then might assuage

In the ways of religion and truth, Might learn from the wisdom of age,

And be cheer'd by the sallies of youth. Religion! what treasure untold

Resides in that heavenly word !
More precious than silver and gold,

Or all that this earth can afford.
But the sound of the church-going bell

These valleys and rocks never heard, Ne'er sigh'd at the sound of a knell,

Or smiled when a sabbath appear’d. Ye winds that have made me your sport,

Convey to this desolate shore Some cordial endearing report

Of a land I shall visit no more! My friends, do they now and then send

A wish or a thought after me? Oh tell me I yet have a friend,

Though a friend I am never to see. How fleet is a glance of the mind !

Compared with the speed of its flight, The tempest itself lags behind,

And the swift-winged arrows of light. When I think of my own native land,

In a moment I seem to be there; But alas ! recollection at hand

Soon hurries me back to despair.

But the sea-fowl is gone to her nest,

The beast is laid down in his lair,
Even here is a season of rest,

And I to my cabin repair.
There is mercy in every place,

And mercy, encouraging thought!
Gives even affliction a grace,

And reconciles man to his lot.

ON THE

PROMOTION OF EDWARD THURLOW, ESQ.

TO THE

LORD HIGH CHANCELLORSHIP OF ENGLAND.

Round Thurlow's head in early youth,

And in his sportive days,
Fair science pour’d the light of truth,

And genius shed his rays.
See! with united wonder, cried

The experienced and the sage,
Ambition in a boy supplied

With all the skill of age.
Discernment, eloquence, and grace

Proclaim him born to sway
The balance in the highest place,

And bear the palm away.
The praise bestow'd was just and wise ;

He sprang impetuous forth,
Secure of conquest, where the prize

Attends superior worth.
So the best courser on the plain

Ere yet he starts is known,
And does but at the goal obtain

What all had deem'd his own.

ODE TO PEACE.
Come, peace of mind, delightful guest !
Return and make thy downy nest

Once more in this sad heart :

Nor riches I, nor power pursue,
Nor hold forbidden joys in view,

We therefore need not part.
Where wilt thou dwell if not with me,
From avarice and ambition free,

And pleasure's fatal wiles ?
For whom, alas! dost thou prepare
The sweets that I was wont to share,

The banquet of thy smiles ?
The great, the gay, shall they partake
The heaven that thou alone canst make;

And wilt thou quit the stream
That murmurs through the dewy mead,
The grove, and the sequester'd shed,

To be a guest with them ?
For thee I panted, thee I prized,
For thee I gladly sacrificed

Whate'er I loved before ;
And shall I see thee start away,
And helpless, hopeless, hear thee say-

Farewell! we meet no more?

HUMAN FRAILTY.

WEAK and irresolute is man;

The purpose of to-day, Woven with pains into his plan,

To-morrow rends away.
The bow well bent and smart the spring,

Vice seems already slain,
But passion rudely snaps the string,

And it revives again.
Some foe to his upright intent

Finds out his weaker part,
Virtue engages his assent,

But pleasure wins his heart. 'Tis here the folly of the wise

Through all his art we view,

And while his tongue the charge denies,

His conscience owns it true.
Bound on a voyage of awful length

And dangers little known,
A stranger to superior strength,

Man vainly trusts his own.
But oars alone can ne'er prevail

To reach the distant coast, The breath of heaven must swell the sail,

Or all the toil is lost.

THE MODERN PATRIOT.

REBELLION is my theme all day,

I only wish ’t would come
(As who knows but perhaps it may)

A little nearer home.
Yon roaring boys who rave and fight

On the other side the Atlantic,
I always held them in the right,

But most so, when most frantic.
When lawless mobs insult the court,

That man shall be my toast,
If breaking windows be the sport,

Who bravely breaks the most.
But oh! for him my fancy culls

The choicest flowers she bears, Who constitutionally pulls

Your house about your ears. Such civil broils are my delight,

Though some folks can't endure 'em, Who say the mob are mad outright,

And that a rope must cure 'em. A rope ! I wish we patriots had

Such strings for all who need 'em,What! hang a man for going mad ?

Then farewell British freedom.

ON

OBSERVING SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE

RECORDED IN THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.

Oh fond attempt to give a deathless lot,
To names ignoble, born to be forgot !
In vain recorded in historic page,
They court.the notice of a future age,
Those twinkling tiny lustres of the land
Drop one by one from fame's neglecting hand,
Lethean gulfs receive them as they fall,
And dark oblivion soon absorbs them all.

So when a child, as playful children use,
Has burnt to tinder a stale last year's news,
The flame extinct, he views the roving fire,-
There goes my lady, and there goes the 'squire ;
There goes the parson, oh! illustrious spark,
And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk.

REPORT OF AN ADJUDGED CASE

NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OF THE BOOKS.

BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,

The spectacles set them unhappily wrong ;
The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,

To which the said spectacles ought to belong.
So the Tongue was the lawyer and argued the cause

With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learnWhile chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws, (ing,

So famed for his talent in nicely discerning. In behalf of the Nose, it will quickly appear,

And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find, That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear,

Which amounts to possession time out of mind. Then holding the spectacles up to the court,

Your lordship observes they are made with a stradAs wide as the ridge of the Nose is, in short, [dle,

Design’d to sit close to it, just like a saddle.

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