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I see, I see, where two fair cities bend
Their ample bow, a new Whitehall ascend!
There mighty Nations mall enquire their doom,
The World's great Oracle in times to come; 380
There Kings mall sue, and suppliant States be seen
Once more to bend before a British Queen.
Thy trees, fair Windsor! now shall leave their
And half thy forests rush into thy floods,
Bear Britain's thunder, and her Cross display, 385
To the bright regions of the rising day;
Tempt icy seas, where scarce the waters roll,
Where clearer flames glow round the frozen Pole;

Ver. 383, etc. were originally thus,
Now shall our fleets the bloody Cross display
To the rich regions of the rising day,
Or those green ifles, where headlong Titan steeps
His hifling axle in th' Atlantic deeps:
Tempt icy seas, etc. P.

Remarks. Ver. 388. Where clearer flames glow round the frozen Pole.~\ The Poet is here recommending the advantages of commerce, and therefore the extremities of heat and cold are not represented in a forbidding manner: as again,

Or under southern skies exalt their fails, Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales. But in the Dunciad, where the mischief of Dulnfs is describedthey are painted in all their inclemencies,

See round the Poles, where keener spangles mine, Where spices smoke beneath the burning line. Vol. I. H



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H its lucid globe infold,
m the rip'ning ore to gold. 35
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Peru once more a race of Kings behold,
And other Mexico's be roof'd wish gold. 410
Exil'd by thee from earth to deepest hell,
In brazen bonds, shall barb'rous Discord dwell:
Gigantic Pride, pale Terror, gloomy Care,
And mad Ambition shall attend her there:
There purple Vengeance bath'd in gore retires, 415
Her weapons blunted, and extinct her fires;
There hateful Envy her own snakes shall feel,
And Persecution mourn her broken wheel:
There Faction roar, Rebellion bite her chain,
And gasping Furies thirst for blood in vain. 420
Here cease thy flight, nor with unhallow'd lays
Touch the fair fame of Albion's golden days:
The thoughts ofGods letGRANviLLE's verse recite.
And bring the scenes of op'ning fate to light.
My humble Muse, in unambitious strains, 425
Paints the green forests and the flow'ry plains,

Ver. 421,

Quo, Musa, tendis? define pervicax
Referre sermones Deorum et

Magna modis tenuare parvis. Her.

Where Peace descending bids her olives spring,
And scatters blessings from her dove-like wing.
Ev'n I more sweetly pass my careless days,
Pleas'din the silent shade with empty praise; 430
Enough for me, that to the list'ning swains
First in these fields I sung the sylvan strains.






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