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550. The celestial regions, to which Liberty | He er'n, into his tender system, took
retired, not proper to be opened to the view of Whatever shares the brotherhood of life :
mortals.

He taught that life's judissoluble tanie,
From brute to man, and man to brute again,
For ever shifting, runs th' eternal round;

Thepce try'd against the blond-polluted ineal,
LIBERTY.

And limbs yet quivering with some kindred soul,
PART III.

To turn the human heart. Delightful truth !
Had he beheld the living chain ascend,

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Here melting mix'd with air th’ ideal forms, And not a circling form, but rising whole.
That painted still wbate'er the goddess sung. “ Amid these small republics one arose,
Then I, impatient: “ From extinguish'd Greece, On yellow Tyber's bank, almighty Rome,
To what new region stream'd the human day?” Fated for me. A nobler spirit warm’d
She softly sighing, as when Zephyr leaves, Her sons; and, rous'd by tyrants, nobler still
Resign’d to Boreas, the declining year,

It burn'd 'in Brutus; the proud Tarquins chas'd, Resum'd : “ Indignant, these last scenes I fed; With all their crimes ; bade radiant cras rise, And long ere then, Leucadia's cloudy cliff, And the long honours of the consul-line. And the Ceraunian hills behind me thrown,

"Here, from the fairer, not the greater, plan All Latium stood arous'd. Ages before, 10 Of Greece I vary'd; whose unmixing states, SO Great mother of republies! Greece had pour'd, By the keen soul of emulation pierci, Swarm after swarm, ber ardent youth around, Long way'd alone the bloodless war of arts, On Asia, Afric, Sicily, they stoop'd,

And their best empire gain'd. But to diffuse But chief on fair Hesperia's winding shore; O’er men an empire was my purpose now: Where, from Lacinium to Ftrurian vales,

To let my martial majesty abroad; They roll'd increasing colonies along,

Into the vortex of one state to draw And lent materials for my Roman reign.

The whole mix'd force, and liberty, on Earth; With them my spirit spread; and numerous states To conqner tyrants, and set nations free. And cities rose, on Grecian models form'd;

“ Already have 1 given, with flying touch, As its parental policy, and arts,

20 A broken view of this my amplest reign. Each had in bib'd. Besides, to each assign'd Now, wbile its first, last, periods you surrey, A guardian genius, o'er the public weal,

Mark how it labouring rose, and rapid fell. Kept an unclosing eye; try'd to sustain,

“ When Rome in noon-tide empire grasp'd the Or more sublime, the soul infus'd by me:

world, And strong the battle rose, with various wave, And, soon as her resistless legions shone, Against the tyrant demons of the land.

The nations stoop'd around ; though then appear'd Thus they their little wars and triumphs knew ; Her grandeur most, yet in her dawn of power, Their flows of fortrine, and receding times, By many a jealous equal people preseid, But alınost all below the proud regard

Then was the toil, the mighty struggle then; Of story row'd to Rome, on deeds intent 30 Then for each Roman I an hero told; That truth beyond the flight of fable bore.

And every passing sun, and Latian scene, 109 “ Not so the Samian sage; to him belongs Saw patriot virtues then, and awful deeds, The brightest witness of recording fame.

That or surpass the faith of modern times, For these free states his native iste forsock, Or, if believ'd, with sacred horrour strike. And a vain tyrant's transitory smile,

“ For then, to prove my most exalted power, He sought Crotona's pure salubrious air, I to the point of full perfection push'd, And through Great Greece his gentle wisdom To fondness or enthusiastic zeal, taught;

The great, the reigning passion of the free. Wisdom that calm'd for listening years the mind, That goullike passion! which, the bounds of self Nor ever heard anid the storm of zeal,

Divinely bursting, the whole public takes His mental eye first lanch'd intu the deeps 40 Into the heart, enlarg‘d, and burning bigh 110 Of boundless ether; where unnumber'd orbs, With the mix'd ardour of unnumber'd selves; Myriads on myriads, through the pathless sky Of all who safe beneath the voted laws Unerring roll, and wind their steady way. Of the same parent state, fraternal, live. There he the full consenting choir beheld;

From this kind sun of inoral nature flow'd There first discern'd the secret band of love, Virtues, that shine the light of human kind, The kind attraction, that to central suns

And, ray'd through story, warm remotest time. Binds circling earths, and world with world unites. These virtues too, reflected to their source, Instructed thence, he great ideas form'd

Increas'd its fame. The social charm went round, Of the whole-moving, all-informing God, 50 'The fair idea, more attractive still, The Sun of beings! beaming unconfind

As more by virtue mark'd : till Romans, all 120 Light, life, and love, and ever-active power : One band of friends, unconquerable grew. (voice, Whom nought can image, and who best approves “ Hence, when their country rais'd her plaintive The silent worship of the moral heart,

The voice of pleading Nature was not heard ; That joys in bounteous Heaven, and spreads the joy. And in their hearts the fathers throbb’d no more: Nor scorn'd the soaring sage to stoop to life, Stern to themselves, but gentle to the whole. And bound his reason to the sphere of man. Hence sweeten'd pain, the luxury of toil; He gave the four yet reigning virtues name, Patience, that bamed Fortune's utinost rage; Inspir'd the study of the finer arts,

High-minded Hope, which at the lowest ebb, That civilize mankind, and laws devis'd 60

When Brennus conquer'd, and when Canna bled, Where with enlighten'd justice mercy mix'd. The bravest impulse felt, and scom'd despair. 150

Hence Moderation a new conquest gain'd; Was thence kept firm, and with trinraphant prow
As on the vanquish'd, like descending Heaven, Rode out the storms. Oft though the native feuds,
Their dewy mercy dropp'd, their bounty beam'd, That from the first their constitution shook,
And by the labouring hand were crowns bestow'd. (A latent ruin, growing as it grew)
Fruitful of men, hence hard laborious life,

Stood on the threatening point of civil war
Which no fatigue can quell, no season pierce. Ready to rush : yet could the lenient voice
Hence, Independence, with his little pleas'd, Of wisdom, soothing the tumultuous soul,
Serene, and self-sufficient, like a god;

Those sons of virtue calm. Their generous hcarts, In whom Corruption could not lodge one charm, Unpetrify'd by self, so naked lay, While he bis honest roots to gold preferr'd; 140 And sensible to truth, that o'er the rage 210 While truly rich, and by his Sabine field,

Of giddy faction, by oppression swellid, The man maintain'd, the Roman's splendour all Prevaild a simple fable, and at once Was in the public wealth and glory plae'd : To peace recover'd the divided state. Or ready, a rough swain, to guide the plough; But if their often-cheated hopes refus'd Or else, the purple o'er his shoulder thrown, The soothing touch ; still, in the love of Rome, In long majestic flow, to rule the state,

The dread dictator found a sure resource. With Wisdom's purest ere; or, clad in steel, Was she assaulted ? was her glory stain'd? To drive the steady battle on the foe.

One common quarrel wide-inflam'd the whole. Hence every passion, ev'n the proudest, stoop'd, Foes in the forum in the field were friends, To cominon good : Camillus, thy revenge ; 150 By social danger bound ; each fond for cach, 220 Thy glory, Fabius. All submissive hence,

And for their dearest country all, to die, Consuls, dictators, still resign'd their rule,

Thus up the hill of empire slow they toil'd: The very moment that the laws ordain'd.

Till, the bold summit yain'd, the thousand states Though Conquest o'er them clapp'd her eagle-wings, Of proud Italia blended into one ; Her laurels wreath'd, and yok'd her snowy steeds Then o'er the nations they resistless rush'd, To the triumphal car; soon as expir'd

And touch'd the limits of the failing world. The latest hour of sway, taught to submit

Let Fancy's eye the distant lines unite. (A harder lesson that than to command)

See that which borders wild the western main, Into the private Ronan sunk the chief. 159 Where storms at large resound, and tides immense : If Rome was serv'd, and glorious, careless they From Caledonia's din cerulean coast,

230 By whoin. Their country's fame they deem'd their And moist Hibernia, to where Atlas, lodg'd And, above envy, in a rival's train, (own; Amid the restless clouds, and leaning heaven, Sung the loud lös by themselves deserv'd.

Hangs o'er the deep that borrows thence its name. Hence matchless courage. On Cremera's bank, Mark that oppos’d, where first the springing Morn Hence fell the Fabii; hence the Decii dy'd; Her roses sheds, and shakes around her dews : And Curtius plung'd into the flaming gulf.

From the dire deserts by the Caspian lar'd, Hence Regulus the wavering fathers firm’d,

To where the Tigris and Euphrates, join'd, By dreadful counsel never given before,

Impetrious tear the Babylonian plain; For Roman honour sued, and his own doom. And blest Arabia aromatic breathes. Hence he sustain’d to dare a death prepar'd. 170 See that dividing far the watery north,

240 By Punic rage. On earth his manly look

Parent of floods! from the majestic Rhine, Relentless fix'd, he from a last embrace,

Drunk by Batavian meads, to where, serenBy chains polluted, put his wife aside,

mouth'd, His little children climbing for a kiss;

In Euxine waves the flashing Danube roars; Then dumb through rows weeping wondering To where the frozen Tanais scarcely stirs A new illustrious exile! press'd along. (friends, The dead Mcotic pool, or the long Rha, Nor less impatient did he pierce the crowds In the black Seythian sea his torrent throws. Opposing his return, than if, escap'd

Last, that beneath the burning zone behold. From long litigious suits, he glad forsook

See where it runs, from the deep-loaded plaius The noisy town a while, and city clouil, 130 Of Mauritania to the Libyan sands, To breath Venafrian, or Tarentine air.

Where Ammon lifts amid the torrid waste 250 Nced I these high particulars recount?

A verdant isle, with shade and fountain fresh; The meanest bosom felt a thirst for fame;

And farther to the full Egyptian shore, Flight their worst death, and shame their only fear. To where the Nile from Ethiopian clouds, Life had no charms, nor any terrours fate, His never-draind ethereal urn, descends. When Rome and glory call’d. But, in one view, In this vast space what various tongues, and states! Mark the rare boast of these unequal'd times. What bounding rocks, and mountains, floods and Ages revolv'd unsully'd by a crime:

seas ! Astrea reign'd, and scarcely needed laws

What purple tyrants quell'd, and nations freed! To bind a race elated with the pride

190 O'er Greece descended chief, with stealth Of virtue, and disdaining to descend

The Roman bounty in a food of day: [divine, To meanness, mutual violence, and wrongs. As at her Isthmian games, a fading pomp ! 260 While war around them rag'd, in happy Rome Her full-assembled youth innumerous swarm'd. All peaceful smild, all save the passing clouds On a tribunal rais'd Flaminius sat ; That often hang on Freedom's jealous brow ! A victor he, from the deep phalanx pierc'd And fair unblemish'd centuries elaps'd,

Of iron coated Macedon, and back When not a Roman bled but in the field.

The Grecian tyrant to his bounds repell’d. Their virtue such, that an unbalanc'd state, In the high thoughtless gaiety of game, Still between noble and plebeian tost,

While sport alone their unambitious hearts As dow'd the wave of Auctuating power, 200 l Possess'd; the sudden trumpet, sounding hoarse,

Bade silence o'er the bright assembly reign. Streams into blood, and darkens into woe."
Then thus a heral. To the states of Greece170 Thus she pursued.--" Near this great era, Rome
The Roman people, unconfin’d, restore

Began to feel the swift approach of fate,
Their countries, cities, liberties, and laws : That now her vitals gain'd; still more and more
Taxes remit, and garrisons withdraw.'

Her deep divisions kindling into rage,

349 The crowd astouish'd half, and half informid, And war with chains and desolation «barg'd. Star'd dubious round; some question d, sume ex- From an unequal balance of her sons claim'd,

These fierce contentions sprung; and, as increas'd (Like one who dreaming, between hope and fear, This hated inequality, more fierce Is lost in anxious joy) ‘ Be that again,

They fiain'd to tumult. Inde peudence fail'd; Be that again proclaim'd, distinct, and loud.' Here by luxurious wants, by real there; Loud, and distinct, it was again proclaiın'd; And with this virtue erery virtue sunk, And still as midnight in the rural shade, 280 As, with the sliding rock, the pile sustain'd. When the gale slumbers, they the words devour'd. A last attempt, too late, the Gracchi made, A while severe amazement held them inute, To fix the flying scale, and poise the state. 350 Then, bursting broad, the boundless shout to On one side swell'd aristocratic pride; Heaven

With Usury, the villain! whose fell gripe
From many a thousand hearts ecstatic sprung. Bends by degrees to baseness the free soul;
On every hand rebellow'd to their joy

And Luxury rapacious, cruel, mcan,
The swelling sea, the rocks, and vocal hills : Mother of vice! while on the other crept
Through all her turrets stately Corinth shook ; A populace in want, with pleasure fir'd;
And, from the void above of shatter'd air,

Fit for proscriptions, for the darkest deeds,
The flitting bird fell breathless to the ground. 290 As the proud feeder bade: inconstant, blind,
What piercing bliss ! how keen a sense of faine, Deserting friends at need, and dup'd by foes;
Did then, Flaminius, reach thy inmost soul ! Loud and seditious, when a chief inspir'd 360
And with what deep-felt glory didst thou then Their headlong fury; but, of him depriv'd,
Escape the fondness of transport d Greece! Already slaves that lick'd the scourging hand.
Mix'd in a tempest of superior joy,

This firm republic, that against the blast
They left the sports; like Bacchanals they new, Of opposition rose; that (like an oak,
Each other straining in a strict einbrace,

Nurs'd on feracious Algidum, whose boughs
Nor strain d a slave; and loud acclaims till night Still stronger shoot beneath the rigid axe)
Round the proconsul's tent repeater rung. 249 By loss, by slaughter, from the steel itself,
Then, crown'd with garlands, caine the festive Ev'n force and spirit drew ; smit with the calm,
Hours;

The dead serene of prosperous fortune, pin’d. And music, sparkling wine, and converse warm, Nought now her weighty legions could oppose ;370 Their raptures wak'd anew-Ye gods!' they Her terrour once on Afric's tawny shore, cry'd,

Now smok'd in dust, a stabling now for wolves; * Ye guardian gods of Greece! And are &e free? And every dreaded power receiv'd the yoke. Was it not madness deein'd the very thought? Besides, destructive, from the conquer'd, east, And is it true? How did we purchase chains ? In the soft plunder came that worst of plagues, At what a dire expense of kindred blood ?

That pestilence of mind, a fever'd thirst And are they now dissolv'd ? And scarce one drop For the false joys which luxury prepares. For the fair first of blessings have we paid ? Unworthy joys! that wasteful leave behind Courage, and conduct, in the doubtful field, No mark of honour, in reflecting hour, When rages wide the storm of mingling war, 310 No secret ray to glad the conscious soul ; 386 Are rare indeed; but how to generous ends At once involving in one ruin wealth, To turn success, and conqucst, rarer still : And wealth-acquiring powers: while stupid self, That the great gods and Romans only know. Of narrow gust, and hebetating sense Lives there on Earth, almost to Greece unknown, Devour the nobler faculties of bliss. A people so magnanimous, to quit

Hence Roman virtue slacken'd into sloth ; Their native soil, traverse the stormy deep, Security relax'd the softening state ; And by their blood and treasure, spent for us, And the broad eye of government lay clos'd; Redeein our states, our liberties, and laws! No more the laws inviolable reign'd, There does! there does! ob, saviour Titus! Rome!' And public weal no more: but party rag'd; Thus through the happy night they pour'd their And partial power, and licence unrestrain'd, 999 And in my last reflected beams rejoic'd. (souls, Let discord through the deathful city loose, As when the shepherd, on the mountain brow,322 Pirst, mild Tiberius, on thy sacred head Sits piping to his Rocks, and gamesome kids ; The fury's vengeance fell; the first, whose blood Meantime the Sun, beneath the green Earth sunk, Had since the consuls staind contending Rome. Slants upward o'er the scene a parting gleam: Of precedent pernicious! with thee bled Short is the glory that the mountain gilds,

Three hundred Romans; with thy brother, next, Plays on the glittering flocks, and glads the gwain; Three thousand more; till, into battles turn'd 'To western worlds irrevocable rollid,

Debates of peace, and forc'd the trembling laws, Rapid, the source of light recalls his ray."

The forum and comitia horrid grew,
Here interposing 1.-" Oh, qucen of inen! 330 | A scerte of barter'd power, or recking gore.
Beneath whose sceptre in essential rights

When, half-asham'd, Corruption's thievish arts, Equal they live; though plac'd, for common good, And ruffian force began to sap the mounds Various, or in subjection, or command;

And majesty of laws; if not in time
And that by common choice: alas! the scene, Repress'd severe, for human aid too strong
Wich vittus, freedom, and with glory bright, The torrent turns, and overbears the whole

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“ Thus luxury, dissension, a mix'd rage A rage impatient of an equal name;
Of boundless pleasure and of boundless wealth, Or to the nobler Casar, on whose brow
Want wishing change, and waste repairing war, O'er daring vice dcluding virtue smil'd,
Rapine for ever lost to peaceful toil,

And who no less a vain superior scoru'd.
Guilt unaton'd, profuse of blood revenge,

Both bled. but bled in vain. New traitors rose,
Corruption all avow'd, and lawless force,

The renal will be lought, the base hare lords.
Each heightening each, alternate shook the state. To these vile wars I left ambitious slaves; 490
Meantime,ambition, at the dazzling head 411 And from Philippi's field, from where in dust
Of hardy legions, with the laurels heap'd

The last of Romans, matchless Brutus! lay,
And spoil of nations, in one circling blast

Spread to the north untam'd a rapid wing.
Combin'd in various storm, and from its base “What though the first smooth Casar's arts
The broad republic tore. By virtue built, Merit and virtue, simulating me? [caress'd,
It touch'd the skies, and spread o'er shelter'd Earth Severely tender! cruelly humane!
An ample roof: by virtue too sustain'd,

The chain to clinch, and make it softer sit
And balanc'd steady, every tempest sung

On the new-broken still ferocious state.
Innoxious by, or bade it firmer stand.

From the dark third, succeeding, I beheld
But when, with sudden and enormous change, 420 | Th' imperial monsters all.- A race on Earth 490
The first of mankind sunk into the last,

Vindictive, sent the scourge of human-kind !
As once in virtue, so in vice extreine,

Whose blind profusion drain'd a bankrupt world;
This universal fabric yielded loose,

Whose lust to forming Nature seems disgrace ;
Before ambition still; and thundering down, And whose infernal rage bade every drop
At last, beneath its ruins crush'd a world.

Of ancient blood, that yet retain'd my flame,
A conquering people, to themselves a prey, To that of Pætus, in the peaceful bath,
Must ever fall; when their victorious troops, Or Rome's affrighted streets, inglorious flow.
In blood and rapine savage grown, can find But almost just the meanly-patient death,
No land to sack and pillage but their own. That waits a tyrant's unprevented stroke.

By brutal Marius, and keen Sylla, first 430 Titus indeed gave one short evening gleam; 500
Effus'd the deluge dire of civil blood,

More cordial felt, as in the midst it spread
Unceasing woes began, and this, or that,

Of storm, and horrour. The delight of men;
(Deep-drenching their revenge) nor virtue spar'd, He who the day, when his o’erflowing hand
Nor sex, nor age, nor quality, nor name, Had made no happy heart, concluded lost;
Till Rome, into an human shambles turn'd, Trajan and he, with the mild sire and son,
Made deserts lovely.—Oh, to well-earn'd chains His son of virtue! eas'd-awhile mankind;
Devoted race !-- If no true Roman then,

And arts revir'd beneath their gentle beam:
No Scævola there was, to raise for Me

Then was their last effort : what sculpture rais'd
A vengeful hand: was there no father, robb’d To Trajan's glory, following triumphs stole; 509
Of blooming youth to prop his wither'd age? 440 And mix'd with Gothic forms, (the chissel's shame)
No son, a witness to his hoary sire

On that triumphal arch, the forms of Greece.
In dust and gore defild ? no friend, forlorn ?

“ Meantime o'er rocky Thrace, and the deep
No wretch that donbtful trembled for himself? Of gelid Hemus, I pursued my flight ; (vales
None brave, or wild, to pierce a monster's heart, And, piercing farthest Scythia, westward swept
Who, heaping horrour round, no more Jeserv'd Sarmatia, travers'd by a thousand streams.
The sacred shelter of the jaws he spurn'd ? A sullen land of lakes, and fens immense,
No. Sad o'er all profound dejection sat,

Of rocks, resounding torrents, gloomy heaths,
And nerveless fear. The slave's asylum theirs :. And cruel deserts black with sounding pinc;
Or fight, ill-judging, that the timid back

Where Nature frowns: though sometimes into
Turns weak to slaughter; or partaken guilt.' 450

smiles
In vain from Sylla's vanity I drew

She softens; and immediate, at the touch 520
An unexampled deed. The power resign'd, Of southern gales, throws from the sudden glebe
And all unhop'd the common-wealth restord, Luxuriant pasture, and a waste of flowers.
Amaz’d the public, and effac'd his crimes. But, cold-comprest, when the whole loaded heaven
Through streets yet streaming from his murderous Descends in snow, lost in one white abrupt,
Unarm'd he stray'd, unguarded, unassaild, [hand Lies undistinguish'd earth; and, seiz'd by frost,
And on the bed of peace his ashes laid:

Lakes, headlung streams, and floods, and oceans
A grace, which I to his demission gave.

sleep,
But with him dy'd not the despotic soul.

Yet there life glows; the furry millions there,
Ambition saw that stooping Rome could bear 460 Deep-dig their dens beneath the sheltering snows:
A master, nor had virtue io be free.

And there a race of men prolific swarms,
Hence, for succeeding years, my troubled reign To various pain, to little pleasure as'd; 530
No certain peace, no spreading prospect, knew. On whom, keen-parching beat Riphran winds;
Destruction gather'd round. Still the black soul, Hard like their soil, and like their climate fierce,
Or of a Cataline, or Rullus, swellid

The nursery of nations !--These I rous'd,
With fell designs; and all the watchful art Drove land on land, on people people pour'd;
Of Cicero demanded, all the force,

Till from alınost perpetual night they broke,
All the state-wielding magic of his tongue;

As if in search of day; and o'er the banks
And all the thunder of my Cato's zeal.

Of yielding empire, only slave-sustain’d,
With these I linger'd; till the fiame anew

470 | Resistless rag'd, in vengeance urg'd by ine.
Burst out in blaze iminense, and wrapt the world. “ Long in the barbarous heart the bury'd seeds
The shameful contest sprung, to whom mankind Of freedom lay, for many a wintery age; 5-10
Should yield the neck: to loupey, who conceald And though my spirit work’d, by slow degrees,
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Nought but its pride and fierceness yet appear'd.

BRITAIN:
Then was the night of time, that parted worlds.

BEING THE FOU'RTA PART OF
I quitted Farth the wbile. As when the tribes
Aerial, waru'd of rising winter, ride

LIBERTY,
Autunnal winds, to warmer climates borne ;
So, arts and cach good gcuius in my train,
I cut the closing gloom, and soard to Heaven.

“ In the bright regions there of purest day, DIFPERENCE betwixt the ancients and moderne Far other scenes, and palaces, arise,

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slightly touched upon, to vrt. 30. Description Adorn'd profuse with other arts Jivine.

of the dark ages. The goddess of Liberty, who All beauty here below, to the compard,

during these is supposed to have left Earth, Would, like a rose before the mid-day Sun,

returns, attended with Arts and Science, to rer. Shrink up its blossom ; like a bubble, break

100. She first descends on Italy. Sculpture, The passing poor magnificence of kings.

Painting, and Architecture fix at Rome, to reFor there the King of Nature, in full blaze,

vive their several arts by the great models of Calls every splendour forth; and there his court

antiquity there, which many barbarous invasions Ainid ethereal powers, and virtues, holds :

had not been able to destroy. The revival of Angel, archangel, tutelary gods,

these arts marked out. That sometimes arts Of citics, nations, empires, and of worlds. 560 may fourish for a while under despotic governBut sacred be the veil, that kindly clouds

ments, though never the natural and genuine A light too keen for mortals : wraps a view

production of thein, to ver. 254. Learning begins Too softening fair, for those that here in dust

to dawn. The Muse and Science attend Liberty, Must cheerful toil out their appointed years.

who in her progress towards Great Britain raises A sense of higher life would only damp

several free states and cities. These enumerated, The school-boy's task, and spoil his playful hours. to ver. 381. Author's exclamation of joy, upon Nor could the child of reason, feeble man,

seeing the British seas and coasts rise in the With vigour through this infant being drudge ; vision, which painted whatever the goddess of Did brighter worlds, their unimagin'd bliss

Liberty said. She resumes her narration. The
Disclosing, dazzle and dissolve his mind.” 570 Genius of the Deep appears, and, addressing

Liberty, associates Great Britain into his doini
NOTES ON PART 111.

nion, to ver. 451. Liberty received and conVer. 7. The last struggles of liberty in Greece. gratulated by Britannia, and the native Genii Ver. 15. A promontory in Calabria.

or Virtues of the island. These described. Ani. Ver. 32. Pythagoras.

mated by the presence of Liberty, they begin Ver. 34. Samos, over which then reigned the ty- their operations. Their beneficent influence conrant Polycrates.

trasted with the works and delusions of opposing Ver. 37. The southern parts of Italy, and Sicily, demons, to ver. 626. Concludes with an abso called because of the Grecian colonies there stract of the English history, marking the settled.

several advances of Liberty, down to her com-
Ver. 38. Flis scholars were enjoined silence for plete establishment at the Revolution.
five years.
Ver. 57. 'The four cardinal virtues.

LIBERTY.
Ver. 244. The ancient name of the Volga.
Ver. 245. The Caspian sea.
Ver. 264. The king of Macedonia.

Struck with the rising scene, thus I amaz'd: Ver. 286. The Isthmian games were celebrated “Ah, goddess, what a change! Is Earth the same at Corinth.

Of the same kind the ruthless race she feeds? Ver. 369. Carthage.

And does the same fair Sun and ether spread Ver. 390. Tib. Gracchus.

Round this vile spot their all-enlivening soul? Ver. 465. Pub. Servilius Rullus, tribune of the Lo! beauty fails; lost in uulovely forms people, proposed an Agrarian Law, in appearance of little pomp, magnificence no more very advantageous for the people, but destructive Exalts the mind, and bids the public smile: of their liberty ; and which was defeated by the While to rapacious interest glory leaves eloquence of Cicero, in his speech against Rullus. Mankind, and every grace of life is gone.” 10 Ver. 489. Tiberius.

To this the power, whose vital radiance calls Ver. 496. Thrasea Pætus, put to death by Nero. From the brute mass of man an order'd world: Tacitus introduces the account he gives of his death “ Wait till the inorning shines, and from the thus.--" After having inhumanly slaughtered so Of Gothic darkness springs another day. (depth many illustrious men, he (Nero) burned at last | True genius droops; the tender ancient taste with a desire of cutting off virtue itself in the person of beauty, then fresh-blooming in her prime, of Thrasea, &c."

But fajntly trembles through the callous soul, Ver. 505. Antoninus Pius, and his adopted son And grandeur, or of morals, or of life, Marcus Aurelius, afterwards called Antoninus Sinks into safe pursuits, and creeping cares. Philosophus.

Ev'n cautious virtue seems to stoop her tight, 20 Ver. 311. Constantine's arch, to build which, And aged life to deem the generous deeds that of Trajan was destroyed, sculpture having been Of youth romantic. Yet in cooler thought then almost entirely lost.

Well-reason'd, in researches piercing deep Ver. 515. The ancient Sarmatia contained a vast Through Nature's works, in profitable arts, tract of country running all along the north of And all that calm experience can diselose, Curope, and Asia.

(Slow guide, but sure) behold the world anew

PART IV.

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