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Evin from that healing place, whence peace The port pernicious sold, the Scylla since, should flow,
And fell Charybdis of the British seas; And gospel truth, inhuman bigots shed
Freedom attack'd abroad, with surer blow Their poison round; and on the venal bench, To cut it off at home; the saviour league Instead of justice, party held the scale,
Of Europe broke; the progress ev'n advanc'd And violence the sword. Amicted years, 1010 Of universal sway, which to reduce
1080 Too patient, felt at last their vengeance full. Such seas of blood and treasure Britain cost;
- Mid the low murmurs of submissive fear The millions, by a generous people given, And mingled rage, my Hambden rais'd his voice, Or squander'd vile, or to corrupt, disgrace, And to the laws appeal'd; the laws no more And awe the land with forces not their own, In judgment sate behov'd some other ear.
Employ'd; the darling church herself betray'd; When instant from the keen resentive north, All these, broad glaring, op'd the general eye, By long oppression by religion rous'd,
And wak'd my spirit, the resisting soul. The guardian army came. Beneath its wing “ Mild was, at first, and half asham'd, the Was called, though meant to furnish hostile aid, Of senates, shook from the fantastic dream (check The more than Roman senate. There a flame 1020 Of absolute submission, tenets vile!
1090 Broke out, that clear'd, consum'd, renew'd the land. Which slaves would blush to own, and which, In deep emotion hurld, nor Greece, nor Rome, To practice, always honest Nature shock. (reduc'd Indignant bursting from a tyrant's chain,
Not ev'n the mask remov'd, and the fierce front While, full of me, each agitated soul
Of tyranny disclos'd ; nor trampled laws; Strung every nerve and fam'd in every eye, Nor seiz'd each badge of freedom through the land; Had e'er beheld such light and heat combin'd! For Sidney bleeding for the unpublish'd page; Such heads and hearts ! such dreadful zeal, led on Nor on the bench arow'd corruption plac'd, By calm majestic wisdom, taught its course And murderous rage itself, in Jefferies' form ; What nuisance to devour; such wisdom fir'd Nor endless acts of arbitrary power, With unabating zeal, and aim'd sincere 1030 Cruel, and false, could raise the public arm. 1100 To clear the weedy state, restore the laws, Distrustful, scatter'd, of coinbining chiefs And for the future to secure their sway.
Devoid, and dreading blind rapacious war, “ This then the purpose of my mildest sons. The patient public turns not, till impell’d But man is blind. A nation orce infiam'd
To the near verge of ruin. Hence I rous'd (Chief, should the breath of factious fury hlow, The bigot king, and hurried fated on With the wild rage of mad enthusiast swell’d) His measures immature. But chief his zeal, Not easy cools again. From breast to breast, Out-faming Rome herself, portentous scar'd From eye to eye, the kindling passions mix The troubl’d nation : Mary's horrid days In heighten'd blaze ; and, ever wise and just, ;
To fancy bleeding rose, and the dire glare High Heaven to gracious ends directs the storm. Of Smithfield lighten'd in its eyes anew.
1110 'Thus, in one conflagration Britain wrapt, 1041 Yet silence reign'd. Each on another scowl'd And by confusion's lawless sons despoild, (ground, Rueful amazement, pressing down his rage: King, lords, and commons, thundering to the As, mustering vengeance, the deep thunder frowns, Successive, rush'd-Lo! from their ashes rose, Awfully still, waiting the high coinmand Gay-beaming radiant youth, the phanix-state. To spring. Straight from his country Europe sar'd,
The gricvous yoke of vassalage, the yoke To save Britannia, lo! my darling son, Of private life, lay by those flaines dissolvid; Than hero inore, the patriot of mankind ! And, from the wasteful, the luxurious king,[hend. Immortal Nassau came. I hush'd the deep, Was purchas'd that which taught the young to By demons rons'd, and bade the listed winds, Stronger restor'd, the commons tax'd the whole, Still shifting as behov'd, with various breath, 1120 And built on that eternal rock their power. 1051 Waft the deliverer to the longing shore. The crown, of its hereditary wealth
See! wide alive, the foaming Channel bright Despoil'd, on senates more dependent grew, With swelling sails, and all the pride of war, · And they more frequent, more assurd. Yet liv’d, Delightful view! when Justice draws the sword: And in full vigour spread that bitter root,
And, mark! diffusing ardent soul around, The passive doctrines, by their patrons first And sweet contempt of death, my streaming flag. Oppos'd ferocious, when they touch themselves. Ev'n adverse navies bless'd the binding gale, This wild delusive cant; the rash cabal
Kept down the glad acclaim, and silent joy'd. Of hungry courtiers, ravenous for prey;
Arriv'd, the pomp, and not the waste of arms The bigot, restless in a double chain 1060. His progress mark'd. The faint opposing host To bind anew the land ; the constant need For once, in yielding, their best victory found, Of finding faithless means, of shifting forms, And by desertion prov'd exalted faith; 1132 And flattering senates, to supply his waste ; While bis the bloodless conquest of the heart, These tore some moments from the careless prince, Shouts without groan, and triumph without war. And in his breast awak'd the kindred plan.
“ Then dawnd the period destin'd to confine By dangerous softness long he min'd his way; The surge of wild prerogative, to raise By subtle arts, dissimulation deep;
A mound restraining its imperious rage, By sharing what corruption shower'd, profuse; And bid the raving deep no farther flow. By breathing wide the gay licentious plague, Nor were, without that fence, the swallow'd state And pleasing manners, fitted to deceive. 1070 Better than Belgian plains without their dykes, “At last subsided the delirious joy,
Sustaining weighty seas. This, often sar'd On whose high billow, from the saintly reign By more than human hand, the public saw, 1141 The nation drove too far. A pension'd king, And seiz'd the white-wing'd moment. Pleas'd to Against his country brib'd by Gallic gold ; Destructive power, a wise heroic prince - [yield
Ly'n lent his aid - Thrice happy! did they know sculpture, that he wrought with a kind of inspiraTheir happiness, Britannia's bounded kings.[glooms, tion, or enthusiastical fury, which produced the What though not their's the boast, in dungeon effect here mentioned. 'To plunge bold freedom; or, to cheerless, vilds, Ver. 213, 214. Esteemed the two finest pieces 'To drive him from the cordial face of friend ;
modern sculpture. Or fierce to strike hiin at the midnight hour, 1150 Ver. 244. The school of the Caracci. By mandate blind, not justice, that delights
Ver. 266. The river Arno runs through FloTo dare the keenest eye of open day. What though no glory to control the laws,
Ver. 269. The republics of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, And make injurious will their only rule,
and Sienna. They formerly have had very cruel They deem it! what though, tools of wanton power,
wars together, but are now all peaceably subject Pestiferous armies swarm not at their call!
to the Great Duke of Tuscany, except it be Lucca, What though they give not a relentless crew
which still maintains the forın of a republic. Of civil furies, proud oppression's fangs !
Ver. 282. The Genoese territory is reckoned very To tear at pleasure the dejected land,
populous, but the towns and villages for the most With starving labour pam ering idle waste. 1160 part lie hid among the Apennine rocks and mounTo clothe the naked, feed the hungry, wipe
tains. The guiltless tear from lone afllction's eye;
Ver. 284. According to Dr. Burnet's system of To raise hid merit, set th' alluring light
the deluye. Of virtue high to view ; to nourish arts,
Ver. 293. Venice was the most flourishing city Direct the thunder of an injur'd state,
in Europe, with regard to trade, before the passage Make a whole glorious people sing for joy,
to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and Bless human kind, and through the downward America were discovered. Of future times to spread that better sun (dlepih Ver. 294. Those who fled to some marshes in Which lights up British soul : for deeds like these, the Adriatic gulf, from the desolation sprea:l over The dazzling fair career unbounded lies; 1170 Italy by an irruption of the Huns, first founded While (still superiour bliss!) the dark abrupt
there this famous city, about the beginning of the I kindly barr'd, the precipice of ill.
fifth century. Oh, luxury divine! 0, poor to this,
Ver. 319. The main ocean. Ye giddy glories of despotic thrones!
Ibid. Great Britain. By this, by this indeed, is imag'd Heaven,
Ver. 325, The Swiss Cantons. By boundless good, without the power of ill.
Ver. 309. Geneva, situated on the Lacus Lema: “ And now behold! exalted as the cope
nus, a small state, but noble example of the blessThat swells in mense o'er many peopled carth, ings of civil and religious liberty. And like it free, my fabric stands complete, 1179
Ver. 347. The Swiss, after having been long The Palace of the laws. To ihe four Heavens
absent from their native country, are seiz'd with Four gates impartial thrown, unceasing crowds,
such a violent desire of seeing it again, as affects With kings themselves the hearty peasant mix'd
them with a kind of languishing indisposition, Pour urgent in. And though to different ranks called the Swiss sickness. Responsive place belongs, yet equal sprearls
Ver. 366. The Hans Towns. The sheltering roof o'er all; while plenty flows,
Ver. 372. The Swedos. And glad contentment echoes round the whole. Ver. 377. See note on verse 678. Ye floods, descend! ye winds, confirining, blow! Ver. 624. Great Britain was peopled by the Nor outward tempest, nor corrosive time,
Celta, or Gauls. Nought but the felon undermining hand
Ver. 630. The Druids, among the ancient Gauls Of dark corruption, can its frame dissolve, 1190 and Britons, had the care and direction of all reAnd lay the toil of ages in the dust.”
Ver. 617. Caledonia, inhabited by the Scots and
submit to the Romans, retired. Ver. 49. Church power, or ecclesiastical ty- Ver. 652. The wall of Severus, built upon Ad. ranny.
rian's rampart, which ran for eighty miles quite Ver. 52. Civil tyranny.
cross the country, from the mouth of the Tyne to Ver. 86. Crusades.
Solway frith. Ver. 91. The corruption of the church of Rome.
Ver. 654. Irruptions of the Scots and Picts. Ver. 94. Vassalage, whence the attachment of Ver. 658. The Roman empire being miserably clans to their chief.
torn by the northern nations, Britain was for Ver. 96. Duclling,
ever abandoned by the Romans in the year 426 or Ver. 123. The hierarchy.
427. Ver. 141. The Hercules of Farnese.
Ver. 662. The Britons applying to Ælins the Ver. 153. The fighting gladiator.
Roman general for assistance, thus expressed their Ver. 156. The dying gladiator.
miserable condition.-" We know not which way to Ver. 161. The Apollo of Belvidere.
turn us. The barbarians drive us to sea, and the Ver. 175. The Venus of Medici.
sea forces us back to the barbarians; between which Ver. 185. The groupe of Laocoon and his two
we have only the choice of two deaths, either to be çons, destroyed by two serpents.
swallowed up by the waves, or butchered by the Ver. 186. See Eneid ji. ver. 199–227.
sword.” Ver. 208. It is reported of Michael Angelo
Ver. 665. King of the Silures, famous for his Buonaroti, the most celebrated master of modern great exploits, and accounted the best general
NOTES ON PART IV.
Great Britain had ever produced. The Silures Ver. 1796. The commons are generally thought were esteemed the bravest and most powerful of all to have been first represented in parliament tothe Britons: they inhabited Herefordshire, Radnor-wards the end of Henry the Third's reign. To a shire, Brecknockshire, Monmouthshire, and Gla- parliament called in the year 1264, each county morganshire.
was ordered to send four knights, as representatives Ver. 666. Queen of the Iceni: her story is well of their respective shires; and to a parliament known.
called in the year following, each county was Ver. .678. It is certain, that an opinion was fixed ordered to send, as their representatives, two and general among them (the Goths) that death | knights, and each city and borough as many was but the entrance into another life; that all citizens and burgesses. Till then, history makes no men who lived lazy and unactive lives, and died mention of them ; whence a very strong argument natural deaths, by sickness or by age, went into may be drawn, to fix the original of the house of vast caves under ground, all dark and miry, full of commons to that era. noisome creatures usual to such places, and there Ver. 840. Edward III. and Henry V. for ever grovelled in endless stench and misery. Ver. 865. Three famous battles, gained by the On the contrary, all who gave themselves to war- | English over the French. like actions and enterprises, to the conquest of Ver. 868. During the civil wars, betwixt the their neighbours and the slaughter of their enemies, families of York and Lancaster. and died in battle, or of violent deaths upon bold Ver. 873. Henry VII. adventures or resolutions, went immediately to the Ver. 879. The famous earl of Warwick, during rast hall or palace of Odin, their god of war, who the reigns of Henry VI. and Edward IV. was called eternally kept open house for all such guests, the King-maker. where they were entertained at infinite tables, in Ver. 881. Permitting the barons to alienate their perpetual feasts and mirth, carousing in bowls lands. made of the skulls of their enemies they had slain; Ver. 895. Henry VIII. according to the number of whom, every one in Ibid. Of papal dominion. these mansions of pleasure was the most honoured Ver. 904. John Wickliff, doctor of divinity, who, and best entertained.
towards the close of the fourteenth century, pubSir William Temple's Essay on Heroic Virtue. lished doctrines very contrary to those of the Ver. 701. The seven kingdoms of the Anglo-Sax- church of Rome, and particularly denying the ons, considered as being united into one common papal authority. His followers grew very numerous, government, under a general in chief, or monarch, and were called Lollards. and by the means of an assembly general, or Ver. 906. Suppression of monastries. Wittenagemot
Ver. 912. The Spanish West Indies. Ver. 704. Egbert, king of Wessex, who, after Ver. 931. The dominion of the house of Austria. having reduced all the other kingdoms of the Ver. 937. The Spanish Armada. Rapin says, heptarchy under his doininion, was the first king of that after proper measures had been taken, the England.
enemy was expected with uncommon alacrity. Ver. 709. A famous Danish standard was called Ver. 957. James I. teafan, or raven. The Danes imagined that, be- Ver. 966. Elector palatine, and who had been fore a battle, the raven wrought upon this standard chosen king of Bohemia, but was stript of all his clapt its wings or hung down its head, in token of dominions and dignities by the emperor Ferdinand, victory or defeat.
while James the First, his father-in-law, being Ver. 733. Alfred the Great, renowned in war, amused from time to time, endeavoured to mediate and no less famous in peace for his many excellent
a peace. Institutions, particularly that of juries.
Ver. 970. The monstrous, and till then unheardVer. 736. The battle of Hastings, in which of doctrines of divine indefeasible hereditary right, Harold II. the last of the Saxon kings, was slain, passive obedience, &c. and William the Conqueror made himself master of Ver. 975. The parties of Whig an Tory. England.
Ver. 982. Charles I. Ver. 748. Ellward III, the Confessor, who re. Ver. 991. Parliaments. duced the West-Saxon, Mercian, and Danish law's Ver. 1003. Ship-money. into one body; which from that time became com- Ver. 1004. Monopolies. mon to all England, under the name of the Laws of
Ver. 1008. The raging high church sermons of Edward.
these times, inspiring at once a spirit of slavish subVer. 755. The curfew bell (front the French mission to the court, and of bitter persecution corrrefeu) which was rung every night at eight against those whom they call Church and State of the clock, to warn the English to put out Puritans. their fires, and candles, under the penalty of a Ver. 1045. At the Restoration. severe tine.
Ver. 1048. Charles 11. Ver. 762. The New Forest in Hampshire; to Ver. 1049. Court of wards. make which the country for above thirty miles in Ver. 1075. Dunkirk. coinpass was laid waste.
Ver. 1077. The war, in conjunction with France, Ver. 775. On the 5th of June, 1215, king against the Dutch. John, met by the barons on Runnemede, signed
Ver. 1078. The triple alliance. the great charter of liberties, or Magna Charta,
Ver. 1080. Under Lewis XIV. Ver. 784. The league formed by the barons,
Ver. 1084. A standing army, raised without the during the reign of John, in the year 1213, was consent of parliament. the first confederacy made in England in defence Ver. 1095. The charters of corporations. of the nation's interest against the king.
Ver. 1105. James II.
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Ver. 1119. The prince of Orange, in his | A flavour drink, that in one piercing taste passage to England, though his fleet had been at Bids each combine. Let Gallic vineyards burst first dispersed by a storm, was afterwards extremely With floods of joy; with mild balsamic juice favoured by several changes of wind.
The Tuscan olive. Let Arabia breathe Ver. 1122. Rapin, in his History of England. - Her spicy gales, her vital gums distil.
20 The third of November the feet entered the Turbid with gold let southern rivers flow; Channel, and lay between Calais and Dover, to And orient floods draw soft, o'er pearls, their maze. stay for the ships that were behind. Here the Let Afric vaunt her treasures ; let Peru prince called a council of war.— It is not easy to Deep in her bowels her own ruin breed, imagine what a glorions show the fleet made. The yellow traitor that her bliss betray'd, Five or six hundred ships in so narrow a channel, Unequall'd bliss ! --and to unequall'd rage! and both the English and French shores covered Yet nor the gorgeous Fast, nor golden South, with numberless spectators, are no common sight. Nor, in full priine, that new-discover'd world, For my part, who was then on board the fleet, I Where flames the falling day, in wealth and praise, own it struck me extremely.
Shall with Britannia vie, while, goddess, she 30 Ver. 1126. The prince placed himself in the Derives her praise from thee, her matchless charms, main body, carrying a flag with English colours, Her hearty fruits the hand of freedom own, and their highnesses' arms surrounded with this And, warm with culture, her thick-clustering fields motto, The Protestant Religion and the Liberties Prolific teem. Eternal verdure crowns of England; and underncath the motto of the Her meads; her gardens smile eternal spring. house of Nassau, Je Maintiendrai, I will main- She gives the hunter-horse, unquelld by toil, tain. Rapin.
Ardent, to rush into the rapid chase: Ver. 1127. The English feet.
She, whitening o'er her downs, diffusive, pours Ver. 1130. The king's army.
Unnumber'd flocks: she weaves the fleecy robe, Ver. 1143. By the bill of rights, and the act of That wraps the nations: she, to lusty droves, 40 succession.
The richest pasture spreads; and, her's, deep-wave Ver. 1144. William II1.
Autumnal seas of pleasing plenty round.
No fierce-descending wolf, no serpent roll'd
In spires immense progressive o'er the land,
Of wealth, of trade, of cheerful toiling crowds;
Add thriving towns; add villages and farms,
Add ancient seats, with venerable oaks
Embosom'd high, while kindred floods below ing the happiness and grandeur of Great Britain, as arising from her intinence; to ver. 88. She
hand, resumes her discourse, and puints out the chief Need i her limpid lakes, her rivers name,
More pompous, add, that splendid shine afar. virtues which are necessary to maintain her establishment there ; to ver. 374. Recommends,
Where swarm the finny race? Thee, chief, O
'Thames ! as its last ornament and finishing, sciences, fine
On whose each tide, glad with returning sails, arts, and public works. The encouragement of these urged from the example of France, though
Flows in the mingled harvest of mankind ? under a despotic government; to ver. 549. The
And thee, thou Severn, whose prodigious swen, whole concludes with a prospect of future tiines, Why need l name her deep capacious ports,
And waves, resounding, imitate the main ? 61 given by the goldess of Liberty: this described That point around the world? and why her seas? by the author, as it passes in vision before him.
All ocean is her own, and every land
To whom her ruling thunder ocean bears.
She too the mineral feeds: th' obedient lead,
Forining of life art-civiliz'd the bond ;
Not dreaming then of Britain's brighter fame. 70
Her's the warm Cambrian : her's the lofty Scot, The poor inan's lot with milk and honey tows; To harelsirip tam'ri, active in arts and arms, Anıl, gilded with thy rays, ev'n death looks gay.
Fir'd with a restless, an impatient fame, Let other lands the potent blessings boast
That leads hiin raptur'd where ainbition calls : Of inore exalting suns. Let Asia's woods,
and English merit her's; where meet, combin'd, Untended, yielu the vegetable prece:
10 W'bate'er high fancy, sound judicious thought, And let the little insect-artist form,
An ample gencrons beart, undrooping soul, On higher life intent, its silken tonb.
And firm tenacious calour can bestow.
80 Let wondering rocks, in radiant birth, disclose,
Great nurse of fruits, of flocks, of commerce, shc! The various-tinctur'd children of the Sun.
Great nurse of men! By thee, O goddess, taught, From the prone bearn let more delicious fruits Her old renown I trace, disclose her source
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Of wealth, of grandeur, and to Britons sing And drain’d by wants to nature all unknown, A strain the Muses never touch'd before.
A wandering, tasteless, gaily-wretched train, “ But how shall this thy mighty kingdom stand? Though rich, are beggars, and thongh noble, slaves. On what unyielding base? how finish'd shine ?" “ Lo! damu'd to wealth, at what a gross experise, At this her eye, collecting all its fire,
The purchase disappointment, pain, and shame. Pam'd more than human; and her awful voice, Instead of hearty hospitable cheer. Majestic, thus she rais'a.“ To Britons bear 90 See! how the hall with brutal riot flows; 16 This closing strain, and with intenser note While in the foaming food, fermenting, steep'd, loud let it sound in their awaken'd ear.
The country maddens into party-rage: " On virtue can alone my kingdom stand. Mark! those disgraceful piles of wood and stone; On public virtue, every virtne join'd.
Those parks and gardens, where, bis haunts beFor, lost this social cement of mankind,
triinm'd, The greatest empires, by scarce felt degrecs, And Nature by presumptuous art oppress'd, Will invulder soft away; till, tottering loose, The woodland genius mourns. Sce! the full board They prone at last to tvtal ruin rushı.
That streams disgust, and bowls that give no joy: Unblest by virtue, governinent a league
No truth invited there, to feed the mind; Becomes, a circling junto of the great, 100 Nor wit, the wine rejoicing reason quaffs. To rob by law; religion mild a yoke
Hark! how the dome with insolence resounds, 170 To tame the stooping soul, a trick of state
With those retain'd by vanity to scare To mask their rapine, and to share the prey. Repose and friends. To tyrant fashion mark What are without it senates, save a face
The costly worship paid, to the broad gaze
Of fools. From still delusive day to day,
Dash'd o'er the town, a miserable wreck!
Of masquerade unblushing; or, to show 180 Ev'n justice warps to party, laws oppress,
Their scorn of Nature, at the tragic scene Wide through the land their weak protection fails, They mirthful sit, or prove the comic true. First broke the balance, and then scoru'd the sword. But, chief, behold! around the rattling board, Thus nations sink, society dissolves ;
The civil robbers rang'd; and ev'n the fair, Rapine and guile and violence break loose,
The tender fair, cach swectness laid aside, Everting life, and turning love to gall;
As fierce for plurder as all-licens'd troops Man hates the face of man, and Indian woods In some sack'd city. Thus dissolvd their wealth, And Libya's hissing sands to him are tane. Without one generous luxury dissolvid,
“ By those three virtues be the frame sustain d Or quarter'd on it many a needless want, Of British Freedom: independent life;
At the throngid leree bends the venai tribe: 190 Integrity in office; and, o'cr all
With fair but faithless smiles each varnish'd o'er, Supreme, a passion for the common-weal.
Fach smooth as those that mutually deceire, * Hail! Independence, hail! Heaven's next best And for their falsehood cach despising each ; To that of life and an immortal soul! [gift, Till shook their patron by the wintery winds, The life of life! that to the banquet high
Wide fies the wither'd shower, and leaves bim bare. And sober meal gives taste; to the bow'd roof 0, far superior Afric's sable sons, Fair-dream'd repose, and to the cottage charms. By merchant pilfer'd, to these willing slaves ! Of public freedom, hail, thou secret source! And, rich, as unsqueez'd favourite, to them, Whose streams, from every quarter confluent, form Is he who can his virtue boast alone! My better Nile, that nurses human life. 131 “Britons! be firm !-nor let corruption sly 200 By rills from thee deduc'd, irriguous, fed, Twine round your heart indissoluble chains ! The private field looks gay, with Nature's wealth The steel of Brutus burst the grosser bonds Abundant flows, and blooms with each delight By Cæsar cast o'er Rome; but still remain'd That Nature craves. Its happy master there, The soft enchanting fetters of the mind, The only freeman, walks his pleasing round: And other Casars rose. Determin'd, hold Sweet-featur'u Peace attending ; fearless Truth; Your indipendence! for, that once destroy'd, Firm Resolution; Goodness, blessing all
Unfounded, freedom is a morning dream, That can rejoice; Contentment, surest friend; That fiits aërial from the spreading eyc. And, still fresh stores from Nature's book dcrivid, “ For bid it leaven! that ever I need urge Philosophy, companion ever new. 141 Integrity in office on my sons !
210 These, cheer his rural, and sustain or fire,
Inculcate common honour--not to rob When into action callid, his busy hours.
And whom?-The gracious, the confiding hand, Meantime true judging moderate desires,
That lavishly rewards ; the toiling poor, Economy and taste, combin'd, direct
Whose cup with many a bitter drop is mixt; His clear affairs, and from debauching fiends The guardian public; every face they see, Secure his little kingdom. Nor can those
And every friend; nay, in effect, themselves.
Admits no cure; so, when a desperate age
Indignant spurn, and hopeless soar away. 220 Which make the soundest bliss of man below : “ But, ah, too little known to modern times ! But, lost beneath the rubbisb of their means, Be not the noblest passion past unsup6;.