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The light he faw in Albion's happy plains,
AccompIhVd thus, he wing'd his way,
* 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,^'
* 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.
THE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST,
jfs it is represented on the Eaji Wmdow of Winchester
-caT once to raife our rev'rence and delight,
Thy strokes, great Artist, s6 fublime appear,