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Her brothers of the grove, by tyrant man And, once rejoicing, never know tl.cm mure, lobuman caught, and in the narrow cage

High from the summit of a craggy cliff Froin liberty confin'd, and boundless air. Hung o'er the deep, such as amazing frowns Dull are the pretty slaves, their plumage dull, | On utmost Kilda's * sbore, whose lonely race Ragged, and all its brightning lustre lost; Resign the setting sun to lodian worlds, Nor is that sprightly wildness in tbeir notes, The royal eagle draws bis vig'rous young, Which, clear and vig'rous, warbies from the Strong-pounc'd, and ardent with paterual fire. beecb.

Now fit to raise a kingdom of their owu, O then, ye friends of love, and love taught He drives them from his fort, the tow'ring song,

seat, Spare the soft tribes; this barb'rous art for. For ages, of bis empire; which, in peace,

Unstain'd be hoids, wbile many a league to If on your bosom innocence can win, Music engage, or piety persuade,

He wings his course, and preys in distaut isles. But let pot chief the nightingale lameut Should I my steps turn to the rural seat, Her ruia'd care, tno delicately fran'd

Whose lofty elus and venerable oaks To brook the barsh confinemeut of the cage. Invite the rook, wbo, high amid the boogbs, Oft, when, returning with ber loaded bill, In early spring his airy city builds, The astonisb’d mother finds a vacant nest, And ceaseless caws amusive; there well pleas'd By tbe bard band of unrelenting clowns I might the various polity survey Robb’d, to the ground the vain provision falls; of the mix'd bousehoid kind. The careful hen Her pinioos ruffle, and, low droopiug, scarce Calls all her chirping family around, Can bear the monrner to the poplar sbade; Fed and defeuded by the fearless cock; Where, all abandon'd to despair, she sings Whose breast with ardour Aames, as on he Her sorrows through the night; and, on the walks, bough

Graceful, and crows defiance. In the pond, Sole-sitting, still at every dying fall

The finely chequer'd duck before her train Takes up again ker lamentable strain Rows garrulous. The stately.sailing swan Of winding woe; till, wide around, the woods Gives out luis snowy plumage to the gale; Sigh to her song, and with her wail resound. And, arching proud his neck, with oary feet But now the feather'd youth their former Bears forward fierce, and gnards his ozier-isle, bounds,

Protective of his young. The turkey nigh, Ardent, disdain; and, weigbing oft their wings,' Loud threat'ning, reddeus; while the peacock Demand the free possession of the sky:

spreads This one glad office more, and then dissolves His every.colour'd glory to the sun, Parental love at once, now needless grown: Aud swims in radiant majesty along. Uulavish wisdom never works in vain. O'er the whole homely scene, the cooing dove 'Tis on some ev'ning, sunny, grateful, mild, Flies thick in am'rous chase, and wantou rolls When nought but balm is breathing tbro' the The glanciug eye, and turns the changeful neck. woods,

While thus the gentle tenants of the shade With yellow lustre bright, that the new tribes Indulge their purer loves, the rougher world Visit the spacious heav'ss, and look abroad Of brutes below rush furious into fame, On nature's common, far as they can see, And fierce desire. Through all bis lusty veins Or wing, their range and pasture. O'er the The bull, deep-scorch'd, the raging passion boughs

feels. Dancing about, still at the giddy verge Of pasture sick, and negligent of food, Their resolution fails; tbeir pinious still, Scarce seen, be wades among the yellow broom, In loose Jibration stretch'd, to trust the void, While v'er his ample sides the rumbling sprays Trembling refuse : till down before them fly Luxuriant sboot; or through the mazy wood The pareut guides, and chide, exhort, com Dejected wanders, nor th' enticing bad mand,

Crops, though it presses on his careless sense, Or push then off. The surging air receives And oft in jealous madd’ning fancy wrapt, Its plamy burden; and their self-taught wings | He seeks tbe fight; and, idly butting, feigus Winnow the waving element. On ground His rival gor'd in every knotty tronk. Alighted, bolder ap again they lead,

Him should he meet, the bellowing war begins: Farther and farther on, the length’ning fight; | Their eyes tush fury; to the hollow'd earth, Till, ranist'd ev'ry fear, and ev'ry power Rous'd into life and action, light in air

# The farthest of the western islands of Th' acquitted parents see their soaring race, Scotland.

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Whence the sand flies, they mutter bloody | Adjusts, sustains, and agitates the whole. deeds,

He ceaseless works alone; and yet alone And groaning deep th'impetuous hattle mix: Seems not to work: with such perfection fraid While the fair heifer, balmy-breathing, near, Is this complex stupendous scheme of things. Stands kindling up their rage. The trembling | But, though conceal'd, to ev'ry purer eye steed,

Th' informing Author in bis works appears : With this hot impulse seiz'd in every verve, Chief, lovely Spring, in thee, and thy sort Nor keeds the rein, nor hears the sounding scenes, thong;

The smiling God is seen ; while water, enrth, Blows are not felt; but, tossing high his head, || And air, attest bis bounty; which exalts And by the well-knowu joy to distant plains

The brute creation to this finer thought, Attracted strong, all wild be bursts away;

And annual melts their undesigning hearts O'er rocks, and woods, and craggy mountains Profusely thus in tenderness and joy.

Still let my song a nobler nole assume, And, neighing, on the aerial summit takes And sing th' infusive force of Spring op man: Th’ exciting gale; then, steep descending || When heav'n and earth, as if contending, vie, cleaves

To raise bis being, and serene his soul, The headlong torrents foaming down the hills, | Cav he forbear to join the gen’rul smile E'en where the madness of the straiten'd stream Ofuature? Can fierce passions vex his freast, Turns in black eddies round : such is the force While ev'ry gale is peace, and ev'ry grove With' which his frantic heart and sinews swell. Is melody? Hence from the bounteous walks

Nor undelighted by the boundless Spring Of flowing Spring, ye sordid sons of eartb, Are the broad monsters of the foaming deep :

Hard, and unfeeling of another's woe; From the deep ooze and gelid cavera rous'd, Or only lavish lo yourselves; away! They flounce and tumble in unwieldy joy. But come, ye gen'rous minus, in whose wide Dire were the strain, and dissonant, to sing

thought, The cruel raptures of the savage kind: Of all his works, creative bounty burns How by this Aame their native wrath sublim'd, || With warmest beam, and on your open front They roam, amid the fury of their heart, And lib'ral eye sits, from his dark retreat The far-resogvding waste, in fiercer bands, Invitiug modest want. Nor till invok'd And growl their horrid loves. But this the Can restless goodness wait: your active search thème

Leaves no cold wintry corner unexplor'd; I sing, enraptur'd, to the British fair, Like silent working heav'n, surprisiog oft Forbids; and leads me to the mountain brow, || The lonely lieart with unexpected goud. Where sits the shepherd on the grassy turf, For you the roving spirit of the wind Tuhaling, healthful, the descending sun. Blows spring abroad; for you the teeming Around him feeds his many-bleating flock,

clouds Of various cadence; and his sportive labs, Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world; This way and that convolvd, in friskful glee,

And the sup sheds his kindest rays for you. Their frolics play. And now the sprightly | Ye flow'r of human race! In these green days

Reviving sickness lifts her languid head; Invites them forth; when swift, the sigual giv'n, || Life Aows afresh; and yonog.ey'd health exalls They start away, and sweep the mossy mound | The whole creation round. Contentment walks That runs around the hill; the rampart once The surny glade, aud fecis an inward bliss Of iron war, in ancient barb'rous times, Spring o'er her heart, beyond the pow'r of kings When disanited Britain ever bled,

To purchase. Pure serenity apace Lost in eternal broil: ere yet she grew

Induces thought, and contemplation skill. To this deep-laid indissoluble state,

By swift degrees the love of nature works, Where wealth aud commerce lift their golden | And warms the bosom; till at last sublim'd heads,

To rapture and enthusiastic heat, And o'er our labours liberty and law,

We feel the present Deity, and taste Impartial, watch; the wonder of a world! The joy of God to see a happy world! What is this mighty breath, ye sages, say,

These are the sacred feelings of thy heart, That, in a pow'rful language, felt, nut heard, | Thy heart inform’d by reason's purer ray, Instructs the fowls of heav'ı; and thro' their o Lyttletoo, the friend! thy passious thus breast

And meditations vary, as at large, These arts of love diffuses? What, but God? Courting the Nuse, thro' Hagley Park thoua Inspiring God! who, boundless spirit all,

stray'st : And unremitting energy, pervades,

'Thy British Tempe! There along tlie dale, No. XLVII.




With woods o’erhuug, and shagg'd with mossy And villages embossom'd soft in trees,

And spiry towns by surging columos mark'd
Whence on each hand the gushing waters Of household smoke, your eye excursive roams:

Wide-stretching from the hall, in whose kind
And down the rough cascade white-dashing haunt

The hospitable genius lingers still,
Or gleain in lengthen'd vista through the trees, \ To where the breken landscape, by degrees
You silent steal; or sit beneath the shade Ascending, roughens into rigid hills;
Of solemn oaks, that tuft the swelling mounts | O'er which the Cambrian mountains, like far,
Thrown graceful round by nature's careless clouds

That skirt the blue horizon, dusky rise.
And pensive listen to the various voice

Flush'd by the spirit of the genial year,
of rural peace: the herds, the Aucks, the | Now from the virgin's cheek a fresher bloom

Shoots, less and less, the live carnation round;
The hollow-whisp'ring breeze, the plaint of Her lips blush deeper sweets ; she breathes of

That, purling down amid the twisted roots The shining moisture swells into her eyes
Which creep around, their dewy murmurs Iu brighter flow; her wishing bosom heaves

With palpitations wild; kind tumults seize
On the sooth'd ear. From these abstracted, Her veins, and all her yielding soul is love.

From the keen gaze her lover turns away,
You wander through the philosophic world; Full of the dear ecstatic power, and sick
Where in bright train continual wonders rise, with sighing languishment. Ab, then, se
Or to the curious or the pious eye.

And oft, conducted by historic truth,

Be greatly cautious of your sliding hearts:
You tread the long extent of backward time,

Dare not the infectious sigb; the pleading
Planning, with warm benevolence of mind,

And honest zeal, unwarp'd by party rage,

Down-cast and low, iu meck submission drest,
Britannia's weal; how from the venal gulf

But full of guile. Let not the ferrent tongue,
To raise her virtue, and her arts revive.

Prompt to deceive, with adulation smootb,
Or, turning thence thy view, these graver

Gain on your purpos'd will. Nor in the bower,

Where woodbines Baunt, and roses shed a
The Muse's charm: while, with sure taste re.


While evening draws her crimson cartains
You draw th' inspiring breath of ancient song;

Till nobly rises, ensulous, thy own.

Trust your soft minutes with betraying man.
Perhaps thy lov'd Lucinda shares thy walk, 1 of the smooth glance beware; for 'tis too late,

And let the aspiring youth beware of love,
Witb soal to thine attur'd. Then nature all
Wears to the lover's eye a look of love;

When on his heart the torreut softness pours.
And all the tumult of a guilty world,

Then wisdom prostrate lies, and fading fame
Tost by ungen'rous passions, sinks away.

Dissolves in air away; while the fond soul,
The teuder heart is animated peace;

Wrapt in gay visions of unreal bliss,
And as it pours its copious treasures forth,

Still paints the illusive form; the kindling
In varied converse, soft'ning ev'ry theme,

grace ;
You, frequent pausing, turn, and from her

The enticing smile; the modest-seeming eye,

Beneath whose beauteous beams, belying
Where meekened sense and amiable grace,

And lively sweetness, dwell, enraptur'd drink

Lurk scarcbless cunning, cruelty, and death :
That nameless spirit of ethereal joy,

And still false-warbling in his cheated ear,
Unutterable happiness! which love

Her siren voice, enchanting, draws him un
Alone bestows, and on a favour'd few.

To guileful shores, and meads of fatal joy.-
Meantime you guiu the height, from whose fair Inglorious laid; while music flows around,

Even present, in the very lap of love

(arouud :

Perfumes, and vils, and wine, and wantog
The bursting prospect spreads immense

And snatclid v'er hill aud dale, and wood aud Amid the roses fierce Repentance rears

Her snaky crest: a quick-returning pang
And verdant field, and dark'uing heath be-

Shoots thro'the conscious heart, where honour


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And great design, against the oppressive load 1 Still interrupted by distracted dreams,
Of luxury, by fits, impatient heave.

That o'er the sick imagination rise,
But absent, what fantastic woes, arous'd, Aud in black colours paint the minic scene.
Rage in each thought, by restless masing fed, Oft with the enchantress of his soul be talks;
Chill the warm cheek, and blast the bloom of Sometimes iu crowds distress d; or if retir'd

To secret winding flow'r-enwoven bowers, Neglected fortune flies; and sliding swift Far from the dull impertinence of man, Prone into ruin, fall his scorn'd affairs. Just as be, credulous, his endless cares Tis nought but gloom around: the darkened | Begins to lose jo blind oblivious love,

Snatch'd from her yielded hand, he knows not Loses his light. The rosy. hosom'd Spring

how, To weeping Fancy pines; and yon bright arch, | Through forests huge, and long untravel'd Contracted, bepds into a dusky vault.

heaths All nature fades extinct; and she alone With desolation brown he wanders waste, Heard, felt, and seen, possesses every thought, In night and tempest wrapt; or shrinks aghast Fills every sense, and pants in every vein. Back from the bending precipice; or wades Books are but formal dullness, tedious friends; | The turbid stream beluw, and strives to reach Aud sad amid the social band he sits,

The farther shore; where succourless and sad, Lovely and unattentive. From his tongue She with extended arms his aid inplores; The unfinisb’d period falls: wbile borne away But strives in vain : borne by th' outrageous On swelling thought bis wafted spirit flies

food To the vain bosom of his distant fair;

To distance down, he rides the ridgy ware, Avd leaves the serblance of a lover, fix'd Or whelm'd beneath the boiling eddy sinks. lu melancholy site, with head decliod,

These are the charming agonies of love, And love dejected eyes. Sudden he starts, Whose misery delights. But țhrough the heart Shook from his tender trance, and restless Should jealousy its venom once diffuse,

'Tis then delightful misery no more, To glimmering sbades, and sympathetic But agony uomix’d, incessant gall, gluocis;

Corroding every thought, and blasting all Where the dun umbrage o'er the falling stream, Love's paradise. Ye fairy prospects, then, Romautic hangs; there through the pensive Ye beds of roses, and ye bowers of joy, dusk

Farewel! ye gleamings of departed peace, Strays, in heart thrilling meditation lost, Shine out your last! the yellow tinging plague Indulging all to love; or on the bank,

Juternal vision taints, and in a night Thrown amid drooping lilies, swells the breeze Of livid gloom imagination wraps. With sighs unceasing, and the brouk witb Ah! then, instead of love-enlivened cheeks, tears.

Of sunny features, and of ardent eyes Thus in soft anguish he consumes the day, With ftuwing rapture bright, dark looks sucNor quits his deep retirement till the moon

ceed, Peeps through the chambers of the fleecy cast. Suffusod and glaring with untender fire; Enlightened by degrees, and in her train A clouded aspect, and a burning cheek, Leads on the gentle Hours; theu forth he || Where the whole poisou'd soul inalignant sits walks,

And frightens love away. Ten thousand fears Beneath the trembling languish of her beam, Invented wild, ten thousand frantic views With softened soul, and woves the bird of eve of horrid rivals, hanging on the charms To mingle woes with his; or, while the world, for which he melts in fonduess, eat him up And all the sous of Care, lie husheel in sleep, With fervent anguish, and consuming rage. Associates with the midnight shadows drear; | In vain reproaches lend their idle aid, And sighing to the lonely taper, pours Deceitful pride, and resolution frail, His idly-tortur'd heart into the page,

Giving false peace a moment. Fancy pours, Meant for the moving messenger of love ; Afresh, her beauties on his busy thought, Where rapture burns on rapture, every line Her first endearments, twining round the soul, With rising phreusy fir'd. But if on bed With all the witchcraft of ensnaring love. Delirious fung, sleep from his pillow flies; Straight the fierce storm involves his mind All night be losses, nor the balıny power

anew, ho any posture finds; till the grey morn Flames through the nerves, and boils along the Lifts her pule lustre on tbe paler wretch,

veins; Exanimate by love; and then perhaps

Wbile anxious doubt distracts the tortur'd Exhausted Nature sinks a while to rest,


For even the sad assurance of his fears

High fancy forms, and lavish hearts can wish; Were easy to what he feels. Thus the warm Something than beauty dearer, should they louk youth,

Or ou the mind, or mind-illumin'd face; Whom love deludes into his thorny wilds, Truth goodness, bonour, harmony and lore, Through flowery.tempting paths, or leads a life The richest bounty of indulgent Heaveu. Of fevered rapture, or of cruel care;

Meantime a smiliug offspring rises round, His brightest aims extinguish'd all, and all And mingles both their graces. By degrees, His lively moments running down to waste. The human blossom blows; and every day,

But happy tbey! the happiest of their kind! Soft as it rolls along, shows some new charm, Whom gentler stars unite, and in one fate The father's lustre, and the mother's bloum. Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings | Then infant reason grows apace, and calls blend.

For the kind band of an assiduous care. 'Tis not the coarser tie of human laws, Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, Unvatural oft, and foreign to the mind, To teach the young idea how to shoot, That binds i heir peace; but barinony itself, To pour the fresla instruction o'er tbe mind, Attaning all their passions into love;

To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix Where friendship full exerts her softest power, | The generous purpose in the glowing breast. Perfect esteemi, enliveu'd by desire

Oh speak the joy! ye, whom the sudden tear Ineffable, and sympathy of soul;

Surprises often, wbile you look around, Thought meeting thought, and will preventing And nothing strikes your eye but sights of bliss, will,

All various Nature pressing on the leart: With boundless confidence; for vought but love An elegant sufficiency, content, Can answer love, and render bliss secure. Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, looks, Let him, ungenerous, who, alone intent Ease and alternate labour, useful life, To bless himself, from sordid parent buys Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven. The loathing virgin, in eternal care,

These are the matchless joys of virtuous lore; Well merited, consune his nights and days; And thus their moments fly. The Seasons thus, Let barbarous nations, whose inhuman love As ceasless round a jarring world they roll, Is wild desire, fierce as the suns they feel; Still find them happy; and consenting Spring Let easteru tyrants, from the light of heaven Sheds her own rosy garland on their heads : Seclude their bosom slaves meanly possess'd Till evening comes at last, serene and mild; Of a mere lifeless, violated form :

When, after the long verval day of life, While those whom love cements in holy faith, Enamour'd more, as more remembrance swells And equal transport, free as Nature live, With many a proof of recollected love, Disdaininy fear. What is the world to them, Together down they sink in social sleep; Its pomp, its pleasure, and its uonsense all! Together freed, their gentie spirits fly Whu in each other clasp whatever fair To scenes where love and bliss immortal reign.

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