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The light he faw in Albion's happy plains,
Where under cover of a flow'ring thorn,
'While Philomel renew'd her warbled strains,
Thi aufpicious fruit of stol'n embrace was born.
The mountain Dryads feiz'd with joy
The fmiling infant to their charge consign'd;
The Doric Mufe carefs'd the fav'rite boy;
The hermit Wisdom ftorM his op'ning mind.
As rolling years matur'd his age,
He flourifli' d bold and fmewy as his sire;
While the mild paflions in his breast assuage
The siercer flames of his maternal sire.


AccompIhVd thus, he wing'd his way,
And irealous roll'd from pole to pole,
The rolls of right eternal to dilplay,
And warm with patriot thoughts th' afpiring foul.
Od delert ifles* Mwas he that rais'd
Thofe fpires that gild the Adriatic wave,
Where Tyranny beheld, amaz'd,
Fair Freedom's temple, where he mark'd her grave.
He sicelM the blunt EarHavian's arms
To bunt th' Iberian's double chain ;f

* Although Venice was built a considerable time before ti,e Æra heie assigned fur the birth of Independence, the republic had not yet attained to any great degree of power aud splendor.

+ The Low Countries were not only oppressed by grievous taxations, but likewise threatened with the establishment (if the inquisition, when the seven provinces revolted, and shjofc oss the yoke of Spain.


And cities rcar'd, and planted farms,

Won from the lkirts of Neptune's w ide doni»U#

He, with the gen'rous rustics, fate

On Uris rocks, in dole divan, *

And wing'd-that arrow fure as fate

Which afcertains the facred rights of mao.


Arabia's fcorching funds he crofl,^'
Where blasted Nature pants fupine,
Conductor of her tribes adult,
To Freedom's adamantme lhrine;
'And many a Tartar herd forlorn, aghast, J
He fnatch'd from under fell Oppreffion's wing';
And taught, amidft the dreary waste,
TV all-cheering hymns of Liberty to sing.
He virtue sinds, like precious oie,
Dissus'd through ev'ry bafer mould;
E'en now he stands on Calvis' rocky lhore,
Aud turns the drofs of Corsica to gold. §

* Alluding to the well-known story of William Tell mi his associates, the fathers and founders of the confederacy of the Swiss cantons.

+ The Arabs, rather than resign their Independency, have often abandoned their habitations, and encountered all the horrors of the desert.

t From the tyranny of Jcnghis-Khan, Timur-Eec, and other eastern conqueror?, whole tribes of Tartars were used to sly ioto the remotest wastes of Cathay, where no army would follow them.'

\ The noble stand made by Paschal Paoli and his associate! against the usurpation of the French king, must endear them Co all die sons ot Liberty and Independence.

He, guardian genius., taught my youth

Pomp's tinfel'd livery to defpife:

My lips, hy him chastis'd to truth,

Ne'er paid that homage which the heart denies.


Thofe fculptoi'd halls my feet shall never trea4 Where varnistVd Vice aud Vanity comhin'd, To dazzle and Xeduce, their hanners fpread, And forge vile shackles for the free-horn mind; Where Infolence his wrinkled front up-rears, And all the flow'rs of fpurious Fancy hlow, And Title his ill-woven chaplet wears, Full often wreath'd around the mifcreant's hrow| Wherever dimpling Falshood, pert and vain, Prefents her cup of state professions* froth, And pale Difeafe, with all his hloated train, Torments the fons of Gluttony and Sloth,


In Fortune's car hehold that minion ride, With cither India's glitt'rlng fpoils opprest: So moves the fump ter-mule, in harnefs'd pride, That hears the treafure which he cannot tafte. For him let venal hards disgrace the hay, And hireling minstrels wake the tinkling string; Her fensual fnares let faithlefs Pleafure lay, And all her jingling hells fantastic Folly ring: Disquiet, Douht, and Dread mall intervene, And Nature still to all her feelings just, In vengeance hang a damp on every fcene, Siiook trom the haleful pinions of Difgust.


Nature court in her fequesierM haunts, By mountain, meadow, streamlet, grove, or cell. Where the poU'd lark his evening ditty chaunts, And Health, and Peace, aud Contemplation dwell. There Study fliall with Solitude recline, And Friendlhip pledge me to his fellow fwains; And Toil and Temperance fedately twine The slender chord that siult'ringlife fustains; And fearlels Poverty (hall guard the door; And Tafte untpoil'd l!.e frugal table fpread; And Industry fupply the humble store; And Sleep unbrio'd his dews refrefhing shed:

While-mantled fnnocence, ethereal fprite,

Shall chafe far oss the goblins of the night;

And Independence o'er the day prefide;

Propitious power! 1113' patron aud my pride.



jfs it is represented on the Eaji Wmdow of Winchester
College Chapel.
Written at Winchester School.

-caT once to raife our rev'rence and delight,
To elevate the mind, and pleafe the sight,
To pour in virtue at tli' attentive eye,
And waft the loul on wings ofecstacy;
For this the painter's art with nature vies,
And bids the visionary faint arife:
Who views the frered forms, in thought afpires,
Catches pure zeal, and as he gazes, sires;
Feels the fame ardour lo his breaft convey'd 5
la what he fees, and emulates the siiade.

Thy strokes, great Artist, s6 fublime appear,
They check our pleafure with an awful fear;
'While through the mortal line the God you trac^,
Author himfelf and Heir of Jesse's race;
In raplprcs we admire thy held design,
Aud as the fubject, own the hand divine.
While through thy work the rising day lhall streaia,
So long fhall last thine honour, praife, and name*
And may thy labours to the Mufe impart
Some emanation from her fister art,
To animate the verfe, and bid it fhine
la colours eafy, bright, and strong as thjjMf

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