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Say why the driving Hail with rushing Sound Pours from on high, and rattles on the Ground? How hover Snows and wanton in the Air, J^all by degrees, and cloath the hoary Year? Why Pearly Rain in fruitful Showers flows, And On each Bud a sudden Spring bestows? Say, can thy Vdice when sultry Sir.ius reigns* A Glows ist the Air, and fires the thirsty Plains* » Call down the W aters, and command the Rams ? J Or, when the Heav'ns are chafg'd with gloomy And rustling down precipitate in Floods, ^0U(^S' Chafe the dark Horror of the Storm aWay, Restrain the Deluge, and restore the Day? By Thee does Summer deck her self with Charms* Orrhoary Winter lock his frozen Arms? Dops the pale Lilly or the blushing Rofe^ By thee their Bosoms to the Morn disclose? Do Fqruits from thee receive their variousHue, Sweet to the Smell, and charming to the View?

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Say why the Sun arrays with various Dies
Thegawdy Bow, that gilds the gloomy Skies.
He from his Urn pours forth his<5olden Streams.
And humid Clouds imbibe the gltotring Beams.
Say, canst thou rule the Coursers of the Sun,
Or lash the lazy Sign Bootes on?
Doll thou instruct the Eagjle how to fly,
To scorn the lower Air, and tdw'r the Sky?
On sounding Pinions born he mounts, and shrouds
His proud aspiring Head among the Clouds.
Strong-pounc'd and fierce! he darts upon his-

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He soars in Triumph thro' th'Ethereal way, >
Bears on the Sun, and basks in open Day. J
Does the dread King and Terror of the Wood,
The Lyon, at thy Hand expect his Food?
Stung with Keen Hunger from his Den he comes*
Ranges the Plains, and o'er the Forest roams;
In sullen Majesty he stalks, away,
And Tygers tremble while he seeks his Prey,

Dost thou with Thunder arm the generous Horse,

Add nervous Limbs, or Swiftness for the Course?

Fleet as the Wind he moots along the Plain,

And knows no Check, nor hears the curbing Rein.

His fiery Eye-balls formidably bright

Dart a fierce Glory, and a dreadful Light.

[found Pleas'd with the Clank of Arms and Trumpets

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He bounds, and prancing paws the trembling

He Snuffs the promis'd Battel from afar,

[War. Neighs at the Captains Shouts and Thunder of the

Rous'd with the noble Din, and Martial Sight,

He pants with Tumults of severe Delight;

His sprightly Blood an even Course disdains,

Pours from his Heart, and Charges in his Veins.

He braves the Spear,and mocks the twangingBow,

Demands the Fight, and rushes on the Foe.

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Prayer of Jeremy

PARAPH RAS'D.

Prophetically representing the Passionate Grief of the Jewish People, for the Loss of their Town and SanUuary.

By Mr. S O V T H C O T T.
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STand,Sun of Justice! SovereignGod most high!
In Libra fix thy Bench of Equity,

And weigh our Cause

Look down on Earth, nay look as low again,
As we're inferior to the worst of Men*

We We Wretched, once, like thy. Archangels, Bright, Are cast down headlong with diminish'd Light. So Meteors fall, and as they dawnwards4bs} Leave a long Train of less'ning Light, and die.

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Then let that other smoother Face of thine,
The Sun of Mercy, take it&turn and Ihine.
If not alone, at least to mix Allays,
And streak thy Justice with-alternate Raysr
To see and pity our Distress; for oh!1
As thou'rt exalted, our Condition's low.

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Houses, Estates, qur Temple and>ourTowsn»
W hich Heatfn and Birthright long; had made ou#
To barb'rous Nations now-arcfalBna Frcy,.
And' we from all we love, are torn away; \
Thus early, Orphans whilst our Fathers liwe*
We know no Comfort, they no Comfort give:

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