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See * lofty Lebanon Kis head advance, 25
IMITATIONS. fom as the roje: Ch. İx. v. 13. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of the sanctuary. P:
VER. 29. Hurk, a glad Voice, etc.]
Aggredere ő mágnos, aderit jam tempus, honores,
E. v. ver. 62. Ob come and receive the mighty honours : the time draws nigb, o beloved offspring of the Gods, Ogreat encrease of Jove! The uncultivated mountains fend fouts of joy to the fars, the very rocks fing iti verse, the very forübs cry out, A Gód, a God!
ISAIAH, Ch. xl. V. 3, 4. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord I make frait in the defart a bigh way for our God! Every valley fall be exalted, and every mountain and bill shall be made low, and the crooked fall be made frait, and the rough places plain. Chuiv...v..23. Break forth into finga ing; ye mountains ! O forest, and every tree therein! for the Lord bath redeemed Ifrael.- P.
* Ch. XXXV. V. 2. + Ch. xl. v. 3, 4.
With heads declin'd, ye cedars homage pay ; 35
arms, Feeds from his hand, and in his bosom warms; Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage, 55 The promis'd || father of the future age. No more shall nation against nation rise, Nor ardent warriours meet with hateful eyes, Nor fields with gleaming steel be cover'd o'er, The brazen trumpets kindle rage no more ;
60 But useless lances into scythes shall bend, And the broad faulchion in a plow-share end.
* Ch. xliii. v. 18. Ch. xxxv. v. 5,6. + Ch. xxv. V. 8. Ch. xl. v. 11. | Ch. ix. v.6. $ Ch. ii, v.4.
Then palaces shall rise ; the joyful * Son
Molli paulatim flavescet campus ariita,
Et duræ quercus sudabunt rosciuta mella. The fields fall grow yellow with ripen'd ears, and tbe red grape shall hang upon the wild brambles, and the hard oak mall disill honey lihe dew.
ISATAH, Ch. xxxv. v. 7. The parcked ground fall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water : In the habitations where dragons lay, ji-all be grass, and reeds, and rushes. Ch.lv. v. 13. Instead of the thorn shall come ut the fir-tree, and inleod of the briar shall come up the myrtle tree. P. VER.77. The lambs with wolves, etc.] Virg. E. iv. v. 21. Iptæ latte domum referent diftenta capellæ
Ubera, * Ch. lxv. v. 21, 22.
+ Ch. xxxv. v. 1, 7. 1 Ch. xli, v. 19. and Ch.lv. v. 13. #Ch. xi. v. 6, 7, 8
The steer and lion at one crib shall meet,
Occidet. The goats shall bear to the fold their udders diffended with milk: nor shall the herds be afraid of the greates lions. The serpent shall die, and the kerb that conceals poijon shall die.
ISAIAH, Ch. xi. v. 16, etc. The wolf ball dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together : and a little child fall lead them.--. And the lion fall eat Araw like the ox. And the fucking child fall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the den of the cockatrice,' P.
Ver. 85. Rile, crown'd quith light, imperial Salem, rife!] The thoughts of Isaiah, which compose the latter part of the poem, are wonderfully elevated, and much above those general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftieft parts of his Pollio.
Magnus ab integro fæclorum nascitur ordo!
incipient magni procedere menses !
Afpice, venturo lærentur ut omnia fæclo! eté. The reader needs only to turn to the passages of Isaiah, here cited. P.
• Ch. Ixv. V. 25. + Ch, lx. V. 1. Ch. lx. 8.45
In crouding ranks on ev'ry side arise,
95 And seeds of gold in Ophyr's mountains glow. See heav’n its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day! No more the rising | Sun shall gild the morn, Nor ev’ning Cynthia fill her silver horn; But loft, diffolv'd in thy superior rays, One tide of glory, one unclouded blaze O’erflows thy courts : the Light himself shall shine Reveal'd, and God's eternal day be thine! The || seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay, 105 Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away; ; But fix'd his word, his saving pow'r remains; Thy realm for ever lasts, thy own MESSIAH reigns!
* Ch.lx. v. 3. + Ch 1x. v. 6. I Ch. Ix. v. 19, 20.| Ch. li. v. 6. and Ch liv. V. 10.