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Tbere, listeving every noise, his watchful dog The same our Lord, and laws, and great

Light fiy his slumbers, if perchance a flight pursuit.
Of angry gadflies fasten on the herd;

Once some of us, like thee, through stormy life,
That startling scatters from the shallow brook | Toil'd, tempest-beaten, ere we could attain
In search of lavish stream. Tossing the fram, This holy calm, this harmony of mind,
They scorn the keeper's voice, and scour the Where purity and peace immingle charms.
plain,

Then fear not us; but with responsive song,
Through all the bright severity of noon ; Amid these dim recesses, uudisturb'd
While, from their laboaring breasts, a hollow By noisy folly, and discordant vice,

Of uature sing with us, and nature's God.
Proceeding, runslow-bellowing round the hills.

Here, frequent, at the visionary hour,
Oft in this season too the horse, provoka, When musing midnight reigns, or silent 1000,
· While his big sinews full of spirits swell, Angelic barps are in full concert heard,
· Trembling with vigour, in the heat of blood, And voices chanting from the wood-crown'd
Sprivgs the high fence; and o'er the field bill,
effus'd,

The deepening dale, or inmost sylvan glade :
Darts on the gloomy flood with stedfast eye, A privilege bestow'd by us, alone,
And heart estrang'd to fear: bis nervous chest, On contemplation, or the ballow'd ear
Luxuriant, and erect, the seat of strength, Of poet, swelling to seraphic strain."
Bears down the opposing stream: quenchless And art thou, Stanley*, of that sacred band?
his thirst :

Alas! for us too soon! Though rais'd abore
He takes the river at redoubled draughts; The reach of human pain, above the Bight
And with wide vostrils, sporting, skims the Of human joy; yet with a mingled ray

Of sadly-pleas'd remembrance, must thou feel
Still let ine pierce into the midnight depth A mother's love, a motber's teoder woe:
Of yonder grove, of wildest largest growth; Who seeks thee still, in many a former scede;
That, forming higli in air a woodland quire, Seeks thy fair form, thy lovely-beaming eyts,
Nods o'er the mount beneath. At every step, i Thy pleasing converse, by gay lively sense
Solemn and slow, the shadows blacker fall, Inspird, where moral wisdom mildly shone,
And all is awful listening gloom around. Without the toil of art, and virtue glowd

These are the baunts of meditation, these In all her smiles, without forbidding pride. The scenes where ancient bards the inspiring But, O thou best of parents ! wipe thy tears ; breath

Or rather to parental nature pay
Ecstatic, felt; and, from this world retird, The tears of grateful joy, who for a while
Convers’d with angels, and immortal forms, Lent thee this younger self, this opening bloom
On gracious errauds bent : to save the fall Of thy enlighteu'd mind and gentle worth.
Of virtue struggling on the brink of vice;

Believe the muse : the wintry blast of death la waking whispers, and repeated dreams,

Kills not the buds of virtue: no, they spread, To bint pure thought, and warn the favour'd

Beneath the heavenly beam of brighter suns, soal

Through endless ages, into bigher powers. For future trials fated to prepare ;

Thus up the mount, in airy vision wrapt, To prompt the poet, who devoted gives I stray, regardless wbither; till the sound His muse to better themes; to sooth the pangs

Of a near fall of water every sense Of dying worth, and from the patriot's breast

Wakes from the charm of thought: swift (Backward to mingle in detested war,

shrinking back, But foremost whev engag'd) to turn the death;

I check my steps, and view the broken scene. And numberless such offices of love,

Smooth to the shelving brivk a copious food Daily, and nightly, zealous to perform.

Rolls fair and placid; where collected all Shook sudden from the bosom of the sky,

In one impetuous torrent, down the steep A thousand shapes, or glide athwart the dusk,

It thundering shoots, and shakes the couutry Or stalk majestic op. Deep rous'd I feel

round. A sacred terror, a severe delight,

At first an azure shcet, it rushes broad; Creep thro' my mortal frame; and thus me

Theo whitening by degrees, as prone it falls,
thinks,

And from the loud resoundiug rocks below
A voice, than human more, the abstracted ear
Of fancy strikes : “ Be not of us afraid,

* A young lady, well-known to the author, Poor kindred man! thy fellow.creatures, we who died at the age of eighteen, in the year From the same Parent-Power our beings drew; || 1738.

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Dash'd in a cloud of foam, it sends aloft Returning suas and double seasons t pass :
A ho&ry mist, and forms a ceaseless shower. Rocks rich in gems, and mountains big with
Nor can the tortur'd wave here find repose :

mines,
But, raging still amid the shaygy rocks, That on the high equator ridgy rise,
Now fiashes o'er the scatter'd fragments, now Whence nany a bursting stream auriferous
Aslant the hollowed channel rapid darts;

plays :
And falling fast from gradual slope to slope, Majestic woods of every vigorous green,
With wild infracted course, and lessened roar, Stage above stage, bigh waving o'er the hills ;
It gaios a safer bed, and steals, at last,

Or to the far borizon wide diffus'd,
Along the mazes of the quiet vale.

A boundless deep immensity of shade.
lavited from the clifi, to whose dark brow Here lofty trees to ancient song unknown,
He clings, the steep-asceuding eagle soars, The noble sons of poteut heat and floods
With upward pinions, through the flood of day, Prone-rushing from the cloudy, rear high to
And, giving full his busom to the blaze,

heaven

(ihrow
Gains on the sun ; while all the tuneful race, Their thorny stems, and broad around them
Smit by afflictive noon, disorder'd droop, Meridian gloom. Here in eternal prime,
Deep in the thicket ; or from bower to bower Unumber'd fruits, of keen delicious taste
Respousive, force an interrupted strain. And vital spirit, drink amid the cliti's,
The stock-dove only through the forest cooes, And burning sands that bank the shrubby
Mournfully boarse; oft ceasing froin his plaint, vales,
Short interval of weary woe! Again

Redoubled day; yet in their rugged coats
The sad idea of his murder'd mate,

A friendly juice to cool its rage contain. Struck from bis side by savage fowler's guile, Bear ine, Pomona! 10 thy citrop groves; Across his fancy comes ; and then resounds

To where the lemon and the piercing lime, , A louder song of sorrow through the grove.

With the deep orange, glowing through the Beside the dewy border let ine sit,

green, All in the freshness of the bumid air ;

Their lighter glories blend. Lay me reclin'a There in that hollowed rock, grotesque and

Beneath the spreading tamarind, that shakes,
wild,

Fann'd by the breeze, its ferer-cooling fruit.
An ample chair moss-lin'd, and over head Deep in the night the inassy locust sheds,
By flowering ombrage sbaded; where the bee Quench my hot limbs; or lead me through the
Strays diligent, and with th' extracted balm

maze,
Of fragrant woodbine loads his little thigh. Embowering endless, of the Indian fig;

Now, while I taste the sweetness of the shade, Or thrown at gayer ease, on some fair brow,
While nature lies around deep-lull'd in noon, Let me behold, by breezy murmurs coold,
Now come, bold fancy, spread a daring flight, Broad o'er my head the verdant cedar wave,
Aud view the wonders of the Torrid Zone : And high palmetos lift their grateful shade.
Climes unrelenting! with whose rage compar'd, || Or stretch'd amid these orchards of the sun,
Yon blaze is feeble, and yon skies are cool. Give me to drain the cocoa's milky bowl,

See, how at ouce the bright effulgent sun, And from the palm to draw its freshening
Rising direct, swift chases from the sky

wine!
The short-liv'd twilight; and with ardent More bounteous far than all the frantic juice
blaze

Which Bacchus pours. Nor, on its slender
Looks gaily fierce through all the dazzling air: twigs
He mounts his throne; but kind before him | Low-bending be the full pomigranate scorn'd;
sends,

Nor, creeping through the woods, tbegelid race
Issuing from out the portals of the morn,

Of berries. Oft in humble stativa dwells.
The general breeze *, to mitigate bis fire,

Unboastful wortb, above fastidious pomp:
And breathe refreshment ou a fainting world. Witness, thou best Anana! thou the pride
Great are the scenes, with dreadful beauty of vegetable life, beyond whate'er
crowo'd

[year, !| The poets imag'd in the golden age :And barbarous wealth, that see, each circling | Quick let me strip thee of thy tufty coat,

Spread thy ambrosial stores, and feast with Which blows constantly between the tro.

Jove! pics from the east, or the collateral points, the north-east and south-east: caused by the t In.all climates between the tropics, the pressure of the rarified air on that before it, sun, as he passes and repasses in bis annual according to the diurnal motion of the sun motion, is twice a year vertical, which produces fruan east to west.

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mense

From these the prospect varies. Plains im- Array'd in all the beauteous beams of day,

Yet, frugal still, she humbles them ia song +. Lie stretch'd below, interminable meads, Nor envy we the gaudy robes they lent And vast savannabs, where the wandering eye, Proud Montezuma's realm, whose legions cast Unfixt, is in a verdaut ocean lost.

A boundless radiance waving on the sun. Another Flora there, of bolder hues,

While Philomel is ours; while in our shades, And richer sweets beyovd our garden's pride, Through the soft silence of the listening night, Plays o'er the fields, and showers with sudden | The sober-suited songstress trills her lay. hand

But come, my muse, the desert-barrier burst, Exuberant spring: fur oft these valleys shift A wild expanse of lifeless saud and sky: Their green einbroider'd robe to fiery browo, Aud swifter than the toiling caravan, And swift to green again, as scorching suds, Shoot o'er the vale of Sennar; ardent climb Or streaming dews aud torrent ra us, prevail. The Nubian mountains, and the secret bounds

Along these lonely regions, wbere retird, Of jealous Abyssinia boldly pierce. From little scenes of art, great nature dwells Thou art no ruffian, who beneath the mask In awful solitude, and nought is seen

Of social commerce com'st to rob their wealth; But the wild herds that own no master's stall, No holy fury thou, blaspheming Heaven, Prodigious rivers roll their fattning seas: With consecrated steel to stab their peace, On whose luxuriant herbage, half conceald, And through the land, yet red from civil Like a fallen cedar, far diffus'd bis train,

wounds, Cas'd in green scales, the crocodile extends.

To spread the purple tyranny of Ronie. The flood disparts: behold! in plaited mail, Thou, like the harmless bee, may'st freely Behemoth * rears his head. Glanc'd from his

range,

[flowers, side,

from mead to mead, bright with exalted The darted steel in idle shivers Aies :

From jas'mine grove to grove, may'st wander He fearless walks the plain, or seeks the bills;

gay, Where, as he crops his varied fare, the herds, || Through palmy shades and aromatic woods, In widening circle round, forget their food, That grace the plains, invest the peopled hills, And at the harmless stranger wondering gaze. And up the more than Alpine mountaius wave.

Peaceful beneath primeval trees, that cast There on the breezy sumuit, spreading fair, Their ample shade o'er Niger's yellow stream, For many a league; or on stupendous rocks, And where the Ganges rolls his sacred wave; That from the sun.redoubling valley lift, Or mid the central depth of blackening woods, Cool to the middle air, their laway tops : High rais'd in solemn theatre around, Where palaces, and faves, and villas rise; Leans the huge elephant: wisest of brutes ! And gardens smile around, and cultur'd fields; O truly wise! with gentle might endow'd: Aud fountains gush; and careless berds and Though powerful, not destructive! Here he flocks

Securely stray; a world within itself, Revolving ages sweep the changeful earth, Disdaining all assault; there let me draw And empires rise and fall; regardless he Ethereal soul, there driuk reviving gales, Of what the never-resting race of men Profusely breathiug from the spicy groves, Project : thrice happyl could he 'scape their | And vales of fragrauce; there at distance bear guile,

The roaring floors, and cataracts, that sweep Who mine, from crael avarice, his steps; Froin disemboweld earth the virgin gold; Or with his towery grandeur swell their state, | And o'er the varied landscape, restless, rove, The pride of kings! or else his streugth per- | Fervent with life of every fairer kind: vert,

A land of wonders! which the suo still eyes And bid bim rage amid the mortal fray, With ray direct, as of the lovely realm Astonish'd at the madness of mankind. Enamour'd, and delighting there to dwell.

Wide o'er the winding umbrage of the foods, How chang'd the scene! In blazing height of Like vivid blossoms glowing from afar,

[giovt. Thick swarm the brighter birds. For nature's The sun, oppress'd, is plung'd in thickest hand,

Still horror reigns, a dreary twilight round, That with a sportive vanity bas deck'd

Of struggling vight and day malignant mix'd. The plumy nations, there her gayest hues Profusely pours. But if she bids them shine,

+ In all the regions of the torrid zone the

birds, though more beautiful in their plupage, * The bippopotamus, or river-borse. are observed to be less unclodious than ours.

sees

noon

For to the bot equator crowding fast,
Where, highly rarity'd, the yielding air
Admits their stream, incessant vapours roll,
Ainazing clouds on clouds continual heapd;
Or wbiri'd tempestuous by the gusty wiud,
Or silent borne along, beavy and slow,
with the big stores of steaining oceans charg'd.
Meautiine, amid these upper seas, condeus'd
Around the cold aerial mountain's brow,
And by conflicting winds together dash'd,
The thouder holds his black tremeudous
throne:

[rage; From cloud to cloud the rending lightnings Till, in the furious elemental war Dissolv'd, the whole precipitated mass Vabroken foods and solid torrents purs. The treasures these, hid from the bounded search

(pomp, Of ancient knowledge: whence with annual Rich king of Avods! d'erflows the swelling Nile. Fruiu his two springs in Gujam's sunuy realm, Pure-swelling out, be through the lucid lake Of fair Dambea rolls bis infaut stream. There, by the Naiads nurs’d, he sports away His playful youth, amid the fragrant isles, That with unfading verdure smile around. Ambitious, thence the manly river breaks ; And gathering many a flood, and copious fed With all the mellow'd treasures of tbe sky, Winds in progressive majesty along: Through spleudid kingdoms now devolves his

maze, Now wanders wild o'er solitary tracts Of life. deserted sand; till glad to quit The joyless desert, down the Nubian rocks From thundering steep to steep, he pours his

uro, And Egypt joys beneath the spreading wave.

His brother Niger too, and all the floods In which the full-form'd maids of Afric lave Their jetty limbs; and all that from the tract Of woody mountains stretch'd through gor

Rolls a brown deluge; and the native drives
To dwell aloft on life-sufficing trees,
At once bis dome, his robe, his food, and arnis.
Swelld by a thousand streams, impetuous

burl'd
From all the roaring Audes, huge descends
The mighty Orellanat. Scarce the muse
Darcs stretch her wing o'er this enormous inase
Of rushing waters; scarce she dares attempt
The sea-like Plata; to whose dread expanse,
Continuous depth, and wondrous length of

course, Our Aoods are rills. With unabated force, In silent diguity they sweep along, And traverse realms unknown, and blooming

wilds, And fruitful deserts, worlds of solitude, Where tbe sun smiles and seasons teein in vain, Unseen, and unenjoyd. Forsaking these, O'er peopled plains they far diffusive Row, And many a nation feed, and circle safe, lu their soft bosom many a happy isle : The seat of blameless Pan, yet undisturb’d By Christian crimes and Europe's cruel sons. Thus pouring on they proudly seek the deep, Whose vanquish'd tide, recoiling from the

shock, Yields to the liquid weight of half the globe; And Ocean trembles from his greeu domain. But wbat avails this wondrous waste of

wealth ? This gay profusion of luxurious bliss? This pomp of nature? what their balmy meads, Their powerful herbs, and Ceres void of paiu ? By vagrant birds dispers’d, and wafting winds, What their unplanted fruits? what the cool draughts,

(health The ambrosial food, rich gums, anil spicy Their forests yield? Their toiling insects vabat, Their silky pride, and vegetable robes ? Ah! what avail their fatal treasures, hid Deep in the bowels of the pitying earth, Golconda's gems, and sad Potosi's mines; Where dwelt the gentlest children of the sun? What all that Afric's golden rivers roll, Her odorous woods, and shining iv'ry stores? Ill-fated race! the softening arts of peace, Whate'er the humanizing muses teach ; The godlike wisdom of the temper'd breast; Progressive truth, the patient force of thought; Investigation calm, whose silent powers Command the world; the light that leads to

heaven; Kind equal rule, the government of laws, And all protecting freedom, which alone Sustains the name and dignity of man: These are not theirs. The parent sun himself

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Fall on Coromandel's cost, or Malabar;
From Jenam s orient stream, that nightly

shines
With insect lamps, to where Aurora sbeds
On Indus' smiling banks the rosy shower :
All, at this bounteous season, ope their urns,
And pour untoiling harvest o'er the land.
Nor less thy world, Columbus, drinks, re-

fresh'd, The lavish moisture of the melting year. Wide o'er his isles, the branching Oronoque

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* The river that runs through Siam; on whose banks a vast multitude of those insects called fire-flies make a beautiful appearance in the night

tihe river of the Amazous.

Seems o'er this world of slaves to tyran vize; Amid this world of death. Day after day,
And, with oppressive ray, the roseate blooin Sad on the jutting eminence be sits,
Of beauty blasting, gives the gloomy bue, And views the sain that ever toils below;
And features gross; or worse, to ruthless Still fondly forming iu the farthest verge,
deeds,

Where the rouod ether mixes with the wave,
Mad jealousy, blind rage, and felt revenge, Ships, dim discover'd, dropping from the
Their fervid spirit fires. Love dwells not there, clouds :
The soft regards, the teuderness of life, At evening to the setting sun he turns
The beart-shed tear, the ineffable delight A mournfal eye, and down his dying heart
Of sweet humanity: these court the beam Sinks belpless, wbile the wonted roar is up,
Of milder climes; in selfish fierce desire, And hiss continual through the ledious nigbt.
And the wild fury of voluptuous seose,

Yet here, even here, into these black abodes There lost. The very brute creation there Of nonsters, ubappallid, from stooping Rome, This rage partakes, and burns with borrid fire. And guilty Caesar, liberty retird,

Lo! the green serpent from his dark abode, Her Cato following through Numidian wilds: Which even imagination fears to tread, Disdainfui of Campania's gentle plains, At noon, forth-issuing, gathers up his traia And all the green delights Ausonia pours: lu orbs immense, theu darting out anew, When for them she must bend the servile knee, Seeks the refreshing fount: by which diffus'd, And fawning take the splendid robber's boca. He throws bis folds; and while witb threat'o. Nor stop the terrors of these regions here. ing tongue,

Commission'd demoas oft, angels of wrath, And deathful jaws erect, the monster curls Let loose the raging elements. Breath'd hot, His faming crest, all other thirst, appallid, From all the boundless furnace of the sky, Orshivering flies, or check'd at distance stands, | And the wide-glittering waste of burning sand, Nor dares approach. But still inore direful be, A suffocating wind the pilgrim smites The small close-larking minister of fate, With instant death. Patient of thirst and toil, Whose bigh concocted venom thro' the veins Son of the desert! even the camel feels, A rapid lightning darts, arresting swift Shot through his wither'd heart, the fiery blast. The vital current. Forni'd to humble man, Or from the black red etber, bursting broad, This child of vengeful nature! There, sublim'd Sallies the sudden whirlwind. Straight the To fearless lust of blood, the savage race

sands, Roam, licens'd by the shading hour of guilt, Commov'd around, in gathering eddies play; And foul misdeed, when the pure day has shut Nearer and nearer still they darkening come; His sacred eye. The tiger darting fierce Till, with the general all-involving storm Impetuous on the prey his glance bas doom'd: | Swept up, the whole continuous wilds arise; The lively shining leopard, speckled o'er And by their noon-day fount dejected thrown, With many a spot, the beauty of the waste; Or sunk at night in sad disastrous sleep, Aud, scorning all the taming arts of man, Beneath descendiog hills the caravan The keen hyæna fellest of the fell.

Is buried deep. lu Cairo's crowded streets, These, rushing from the inhospitable woods The impatient merchant, wondering, waits in Of Mauritania, or the tufted isles,

vain, That verdant rise ainid the Libyan wild, And Mecca saddeus at the long delay. Innumerous glare around their shaggy king, Butchief at sea, whose every flexile wave Majestic, stalking o'er the printed sand; Obeys the blast, the aeriai tumult swells. And with imperious and repeated roars, In the dread oceao, undulating wide, Demand their fated foud. The fearful Pocks Beneath the radiant line that girts the globe, Crowd near the guardian swain; the nobler The circling Typbou*, whirld from point to herds,

point, W'here, round their lordly bull, in rural ease, Exhausting all the rage of all the sky, Tuey ruminating lie, with horror bear

And dire Ecnepliat reign. Amid the heavcus, The coming rage. The awakened village starts; Falsely serene, deep in a cloudy speck † And to her flattering breast the mother strains Compress'd, the mighty tempest brooding Her thoughtless infant. From the pirate's den, dwells: Or stern Morocco's tyrant fang escap'd, The wretch balf wishes for bis bonds again : * Typhon and Ecnephia, wames of particular While, uproar all, the wilderness resonus, storms or hurricanes, kuowa only between the From Atlas eastward to the frighted lile. tropics.

Unhappy he! who from the first of joys, + Called by sailo:3 tbe ox eye, being in apSuciety, cut vil, left alone

pearance at tirst no bigger.

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