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ARK! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with it's wearisome but needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright; He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen

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News from all nations lumb'ring at his back.
True to his charge, the close pack'd load behind,
Yet careless what he brings, his one concern
Is to conduct it tu the destin'd inn;
And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on.
He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch,
Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief
Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ;
To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy.

Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, SIT 2169w2 Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet od boA With tears, that trickled down the writer's cheeks Fast as the periods from his fluent quillis id con Or charg'd with am'rous sighs of absent swains, bn A Or nymphs responsive, equally affect

it by 10 His horse and him, unconscious of them all.61420 But O th' important budget! usher'd in 2107 eidt With such heart-shaking music, who can say doid What are it's tidings ? have our troops awakdal Or do they still, as if with opium drugg'd, 21:•d res ! Snore to the murmurs of th' Atlantic wave louonT Is India free? and does she wear her plum'di soil And jewell'd turban with a smile of peace, 1941 a ti Or do we grind her still? The grand débategy 9751 | The popular harangue, the tart reply, 41418197 16T The logic, and the wisdom, and the wit,t. 215- dr And the loud laugh--I long to know them all, all I burn to set th' imprison'd wranglers free, And give them voice and utt'rance once again. 1.1:

Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urni" 31 Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, 19:14 "T That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, 12V So let us welcome peaceful ev'ning in. ' Not suel his evining, who with shining face **

Sweats in the crowded theatre, and, squeez'd-
And bor'd with elbow-points through both his sides,
Outscolds the ranting actor on the stage : '1'
Nor bis, who patient stands till his feet throb,
And his head thumps, to feed upon the breath
Of patriots, bursting with heroic rage,
Or placemen, all tranquillity and smiles.
This folio of four pages, happy work!
Which not ev'n crities criticise; that holds
Inquisitive Attention, while I read,
Fast bound in chains of silence, which the fair,
Though eloquent themselves, yet fear to break;
Wbat is it, but a map of busy life,
It's fluctuations, and it's vast concerns ?
Here runs the mountainous and craggy ridge,
That tempts Ambition. On the summit see
The seals of office glitter in his eyes ;
He climbs, he pants, he grasps them! At his heels,
Close at his heels, a demagogue ascends,
And with a dext'rous jerk soon twists him down,
And wins them, but to lose them in his turn.
Here rills of oily eloquence in soft
Meanders lubricate the course they take ;
The modest speaker is asham'd and griev'd,
Tengross a moment's notice; and yet begs,
Begs a propitious ear for his poor thoughts,
However trivial all that he coneeives.
Sweet bashfulness) it claims at least this praise ;

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The dearth of information and good sensegja antut I That it foretells us, always comes to pass. -i fic diw Cat’racts of declamation thunder here . Jiuduk 3dT There forests of no meaning spread the page, col £H In which all comprehension wanders lostgiu 2-379172) While fields of pleasantry.amuse us théresoii've bnA With merry descants on a nation's woesist t 19H The rest appears a wilderness of strange drwyl But gay confusion ; roses for the cheeksyd dzia boA And lilies for the brows of faded agen bus ISVBT) 9H Teeth for the toothless, ringlets for the bald,ft mor! Heav'n, earth, and ocean, plunderd of their swoets T Nectareous essences, Olympian dewsgoijodiy og 469 Sermons, and city feasts, and fay'rite airsgi adosa 9H Æthereal journies, submarine exploits,l: abs9qa boa And Katerfelto, with his hair on end-t91 and A At his own wonders, wond'ring for his bread vsu el

201 200 as 1952A 'Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreaty (I To peep at such a world; to see the stir* Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates * At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on th' uninjur'd ear. Thus sitting, and surveying thus at ease The globe and it's concerns, I seem advanc'd

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It turns submitted to my view, turns round
With all it's generations ; I behold
The tumult, and am still. The sound of war
Has lost it's terrours ere it reaches me;
Grieves, but alarms me not. I mourn the pride
And av'rice, that make man a wolf to man;
Hear the faint echo of those brazen throats,
By which he speaks the language of his heart,
And sigh, but never tremble at the sound.
He travels and espatiates, as the bee
From flow'r to flowtr, so he from land to land ;
The banners, customs, policy, of all
Pay contribution to the store he gleans; Et po vsod
He sucks intelligence in ev'ry clime,
And spreads the honey of his deep research instit
At his return-a rich repast for nie.
He travels, and I too. I tread his deck,
Ascend his topmast, through his peering eyes
Discover countries, with a kindred heart
Suffer his woes, and share in his escapes ;
While fancy, like the finger of a clock,
Runs the great circuit, and is still at home.

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O Winter, muler of th' inverted year, Thy scatter'd hair with sleet like ashes fill'd, Thy breath congeald upon thy lips, thy cheeks 47 Fring'd with a beard made white with other snows Than those of age, thy forehead wrapp'd in clouds,

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