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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?
Say why the Sun arrays with various Dies
He soars in Triumph thro' th'Ethereal way, >
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
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.
Prayer of Jeremy
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.
STand,Sun of Justice! SovereignGod most high!
And weigh our Cause
Look down on Earth, nay look as low again,
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.
Then let that other smoother Face of thine,
Houses, Estates, qur Temple and>ourTowsn»