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of the Ten Thousand. Its full exertion, and most While there my laws alone despotic reign'd,
beautiful effects, in Athens, to ver. 216. Liber. And kinys as well as people proud obey'rt;
ty the source of free philosophy. The various 1 taught them science, virtue, wisdom, arts;
Ichools which took their rise from Socrates, to v. By poets, fages, legislators fought,
257. Enumeration of fire arts : Eloquence, Po- The school of polith's life and human-kind :

55 etry, Music, Sculpture, Painting, and Architec- But when mysterious Superstition came, ture, the effects of Liberty in Creece, & brought And, with her Civil Sitter leagu'd, involvid to their utmost perfection there, to ver. 381.- In study'd darkness the desponding mind, Transition to the modern state of Greece, to ver. Then turant Power the righteous fcourge un411. Why Liberty declined, and was ac last en

lous'd; tirely lost among the Greeks, to ver. 472. Con- Yor yielded reason speaks the foul a slave. 60 cluding reflection.

Instead of uscful works, like Nature's great,

Enormous, cruel wonders crush'd the land, HUS spoke the goddels of the fearless eye,

And round a tyrant's tomb, who ncne deferv'd, And at her voice, renew'd, the Vision rose. For one vile carcal's perish'd countless lives. First, in the dawn of time, with eastern Then the great Dragon, couch'd amid his floods, fwains,

Swell'd his fiercc heart, and cry'd" This flood In woods, and tents, and cottages, I liv'd,

is mine, While on from plain to plain they led their flocks, « 'Tis 1 that bid it flow."-But, undeceiv’d, In search of clearer spring, and fresher ñeld. 6

His frenzy foon the proud blasphemer felt: These, as increasing families disclos'd

Felt that, without My fertilizing power, The tender ftate, I taught an equal (way.

Surs lost their force, and Niles o'ersiow'd in vain. Few were offences, properties, and la 1 s. Beneath the rural portal, palm-o'erspread,

Nought could retard me; nor the frugal state

ro Ofriling Perlia, rober in excrente, The facher senate met. There justice dealt,

Beyond the pitch of man, and thence reverz'd With reason then and equity the fame,

Into luxurious waste: nor yet the ports Free as the common air, her prompt decree;

Of old Phisicia, first for letters fam'd 75 Nor yet had faiu'd her sword with subjects blood. That paint the voice, and silent speak to fight, The simpler arts were all their simpler wants

15 of arts prime source and guardian ! by fair stars, Had urg'd to light ; but inftant, these supply'd,

First tempted out into the lonely dcep, Another set of fonder wants arose,

To whom I first disclos'd mechanic arts, And other arts with them of finer aim,

The winds to conquer, to subdue the waves, 80 Till, from refining want to want impellid, With all the peaceful power of ruling trade; The Mind by thinking push'd her latene powers, Earnest of Britain. Nor by these retain'd, And life began to glow, and arts to shine.

Nor by the neighbouring land, whose palmy at first, on brutes alone the rustic war

ihorc Launch'd the rude spear ; swift as he glar'd alorg, The filver Jordan laves: before Me lay On the grim lion or the robber wolf!

The promis't Land of Arts, and urg'd my flight. For then young sportive Life was void of toil, 25

Hail, Nature's utmost boast! .unrival'd Grecce! Demanding little, and with little pleas'd ; But when to manhood grown, and endless joys,

My fairelt reign! where every power benign 1.ed on by equal toils, the bofom fir'd,

Conspir'd to blow the flower of human-kind, Lewd lazy Rapine hroke primeval Peace,

And lavish'd all that Genius can inspire,

Clear funny climates, by the breezy main, 90 And, hid in caves and idle forests drear, 30 From the lone pilgrim and the wandering (wain lonian or Ægean, temper'd kind : Sciz'd what he durft not earn,

Then brother's Light airy foils, a country rich and gay, blood

Broke into hilis, with bamy odours crown'd, First, horrid, smoak'd on the polluted skies.

And, bright with purple harvests, joyous vales :

Mountains and itseains where verle spontaneous Awful in justice, then the hurning youth, Led by their temper'd fires, on lawless men, 35 whence deem'a by wondering men the seat of

flow'd;

95 The last worst monsters of the shaggy wood, Turn'd the keen arrow and the sharpen'd spear.

gods,

And Gill the mountains and the streams of song. Then war grew glorious. Heroes then arose,

All that boon Nature could luxuriant pour
Who, fcorning coward fell, for others liv'i,
Toil'd for their ease, and for their safety bied.

Of high materials, and My rettles arts

Frame into finiin'd life. How many itates, West with the living day co Greece I came : Earth (mild beneath my beam; the Mufe before and cluitering towns, and monumenis of lanie, Sonorous flew, tha: low, cill then, in woods

And icenes of glorious deeds, in little bounds Had tund the reed, and figh'd the sheplierd's From the rough tract of bending mountains, beat

By Adria's here, there hy Ægean waves, pain ;

To where thc deep-adorning Cyclade ifles But now, to sing heroic deeds, the swellid

45 A nobler note, and hade the banqnet burg.

In shining prospect rise, and on the shore For Greece my sons of Egype I forfook,

Of farthest Crere resounds the L;bian main.

O'er all two rival cities reard the brow,
A boastsul race, that in the vain abyss
Of {abling agis lov'd to lose their source,

And balanc'd all. Spread on Nurota's bank,

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Amid a circle of soft-riâng hills,

110 Felt every ardour burn ; their great reward The patient Sparta one; the fober, hard, The verdant wreath which srunding Pisa gave. And man-subduing city, which no hape

Hence pourish'd Greece, and bence a race of Of pain could conquer, or of pleasure charm.

men,

175 Lycurgus there built, on the folid base

As gods by conicious future times ador'd, Ofeq.al life, so well a temper'd state, 115 In whom each virtue wore a smiling air, Where mix'd each government in such just poise, Each science shed o'er lise a sriendly light, Each power fo checking and supporting each, Each art was nature. Spartan valour, hence, That firm for ages, and unmov'd it food, At the fami'd pass firm as an isthmus stood, 180 The sort of Greece! without one giddy hour, And the whole ealern ocean, waving far One shock of faction, or of party rage.

As eye could dart its vision, nobly check'd; For, drain'd the springs of wealth, corruption while in extended battle at the field there

Of Marathon, My keen Athenians drove Lay wither'd at the root. Thrice happy land ! Before their ardent band an host of flaves. Had not neglected Art, with wecdy Vice

Hence thro' the continent ten thousand Greeks Confounded, funk. But if Athenian arts

Urg'? a retreat, whose glory not the prime
Lov'd not the soil, yet there the calin abode 125 Of victcries can reach. Delerts in vain
Of Wisdom, Virtue, philosophic Ease,

Oppos'd chcir courle; and hostile lands, unOf manly Sense and Wit, in frugal phrase

known; Crnfin'd, and press d into laconic force.

And deep rapacious foods ; dire-bauk'd with There, too, by rooting thence fill treacherous

deach ;

190 Sell,

And mountains, in whose jaws destruction grinn'd; The public and the private grew the same :

130 Hunger and toil, Armenian (nows and forms, The children of the nursing Public all,

And circling myriads Atill of barbarous foes. And at its table fed; for that they toild,

Greece in their view, and glory yet untouchid, For that they liv'd entire, and e'ın for that

Their steady column pierc'd the scattering herds The tender mother urg'd hes fon to die.

Which a whole empire pour'd, and held its way Of fofter genius, but no less intent

135 | Trivmphant, by the fage exalted Chief Te seize the palm of empire, Athens arose;

Fir'd and suitain'd. Oh! light and force of mind Where, with bright marbles big and future pomp, Almost almighty, in severe extremes ! Hymettus spread, amid the scented sky,

The sea at last from Coichian mountains seen, His thyny treasures to the labouring bee,

Kind hearted transport round their captains threw And I botanic hand the stores of health.

140 The soldiers' fond embrace ; o'erflow'd their eyes Wrapt in a foul-attenuating clime,

With tender floods, and loos’d the general voice Between Ilissus and Cephisses glow'd

To cries resounding loud--The fea! The sea ! This hive of Science, shedding sweets divine, In Attic bounds hence heroes, sages, wits, 205 Of a&ive arts and animated arms.

Shone thick as llars the Milky Way of Greece ! There, paffionate for Me, an easy-mov'd, 145 And tho'gay Wit and pleasing Grace was theirs, A quick, refin'd, a delicate, humane,

All the foft Nodes of Elegance and Ease, Enlighten'd people reign'd. Oft' on the brink

Yet was not Courage less, the paticnt touch Of ruin, hurry'd by the charm of speech,

of coiling Art, and Disquisition deep. Inforcing has y counsel immature,

Ny spirit pours a vigour thro' the foul, Totter'o the rath Democracy, unpois'd, 150 Th'infetter'd thoughe with energy inspires, And by the rage devour'd that ever tears

Invincible in ar! s, in the bright field A populace unequal ; part too rich,

Of nobier Science, as in that of arms. And part or fierce with want or abject grown. Athenians thus not less intrepid burst 215 Solon, at last, thcir mild reitorer, rose,

The bonds of tyrant darkness, than they spurn'd Allay'd the tempeft, to the calm of laws

155 The Persian chains; while thro' the city, full
Reduc'd the settling whole, and, with the weight of mirthful quarrel and of witty war,
Which the two Senaies to the public lent, incellent struggled tafe refining tafte,
As with an anchor, fix'd the driving state.

And friendly free discussion, calling forth
Nor was My forming care to these confiu'd ; from the fair jewel Truth its latent ray.
- For emulation thro'the V hole I pour'd, 160 O'er all ihone out the great Athenian Sage,

Noble contesition ! who should most excel And Father of Philosophy; the sun
In governnient well pois'd, adjufted best From whole white blaze, emerg'd, 'each various
To public weal ; in countries cultur'd high;

fect 113 orvanicnted towns, whese Order reigns, Took various tents, but with diminish'd beam. Free focial life, and polith'd manners fair; 165 Tutor of Aikens ! he in every freet In exercile and arms; aims only drawn

Dealt priceless treasure ; goodness his delight,
For common Crvece, to quell the Persian pride ; Wisdom his wealth, and glory his reward.
In moral science, and in graceful arts.

Deep thro' the human heart, with playful art, Hente, as for glosy peacefully they firove, His simple question Role, as into truch 230 'l he prize grew gicator, anù ihe prize of a)l. 570 And fericus deeds he smiles the laughing race; y corcel briglien'u, hunce the radiant youth 'Taught moral kappy life whace'er can bless Pour'd every beans ; hy generous pride iniluni d,

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Or grace mankind, and what he taught he was. Exalting, blending in a perfect whole, Coropounded high, tho' plain, his doctrine broke | Thy workmen left e'en Nature's self behind, In different Schools. The hold poetic phrase 235 From those far different, whose prolifie hand Of figur'd Plato, Xenophon's pure strain, Peoples a nation, they for years on years, Like the clear brook that steals along the vale, By the cool touches of judicious toil,

300 Dissecting truth, the Stagyrite's keen cye, 'Their rapid genius curbing, pour'd it all Tho exalted Stoic pride, the Cynic încer,

Thro' the live features of one breathing stone. The flow-consenting Acadenlic doubt ; 2407here, beaming full, it thone, exprening gods; And, joining bliss to virtue, the glad ease Jove's awful brow, Apollo's air divine, Of Epicurus, feldom understood.

The fierce atrocious frown of sinew'd Mars, 305 They, ever candid, reason fill opposid

Or the fly graces of the Cyprian Queen. To reason, and, amce virtue was their aim, Minutely perfect all! each dimple funk, lach by sure practise try'd to prove his way 245 And every muscle swell’d, as Nature taught. The best. Then flood untouch'd the folid base In treses, braided gay, the marble wav'd, Of Liberty, the liberty of mind;

I'low'd in loose robes, or thin transparent veils ; For systems yet, and loul-enflavirg creeds, Sprung into motion, loften'd into feth, Slept with the monsters of fucceeding times. Was fir'd to paffion, or refin' to foul. From priestly darkness sprung the enlightening Nor less thy pencil, with creative touch,

Shed mimic lise, when all thy brightest dames of fire, and sword, and rage, and horrid names. Asembled, Zeuxis in his Helen mix'.

315 O Greece! thou sapient nurse of finer Arts ! And when Appelles, who peculiar knew Which to bright Science blooming Fancy bore, To give a grace that more than niortal smil'd, Be this thy praise, that thou, and thou a'one, The foul of Beauty ! call'd the Queen of Love In these hat led the way, in these excell'd, 255 Fresh from the billows, blushing orient charms, Crown'd with the laurel of affenting Time. E'en such enchantment then thy pencil pour'i,

In thy fu!l language, sperking mightier things, That cruel-thoughted War th' impatient torch Like a clear torrent clure, or else diffus'd Dash'd to the ground, and, rather than destroy Abroad majestic stream, and rolling on

The patriot picture, let the city 'scape. Thro' all the winding harmony of sound, 260

First clder Sculpture taught her fifter Art In it the power of Eloquence, at large,

Correct riesiga, where great ideas fnone, 325 Breath'd the perfuafive or pathetic foul,

And the secret trace expression spoke : Still'd by degrees the democratic torni,

Taught her thic graceful attitude, the turn, Os bade it threaining rise, and tyrants shook, And beauteous airs of head; the native act, Flush'd at the head of their victorious troops.

Or bold or casy, and cast free behind, In it the Muse, her fury never quench'd. 265 The swelling mantle's well-adjusted flow. 330 By mean unyielding phrase, or jarring sound,

Then the bright Muse, their eldest sister, came, Her upconfin'u divinity display'd,

And bade her follow where she led the way! And, still harmonious, form’d it to her will,

Bade earth, and sea, and air, in colours rise, Or fost depress’d it to the fiepherd's moan, 27° And copious action on the canvas glow; Or raisd it swelling to the tongue of gods.

Gare her gay lable, spread Invention's store, Heoric Song was thine, the fountain bard,

Enlarg'd her view, taught composition high, Whence cach poctic Aream derives it course.

And just arrangement, circling round one point, Thine the dread Moral Scene, thy chief delight! That Itarts to fight, binds and commands tie Where idly Fancy durft not mix her voice, 275

whole. When rcalon (poke auguft; the fervent heart

Caught from the heavenly Muse a nobler aim, Or plain’d or storm', and in the impaflion'd nzan, And scorning the soft trade of mere delight, 340 Concealing art with art, the poet funk.

O'er all thy temples, porticoes, and schools, This potent school of nianners, but when test

Heroic deeds the crac'd, and warm display'd To loole neglect, a land corrupting p'ague, 280 Each mortal beauty to the ravish'd eye. Was riot unworthy deeni'd of public care,

Chcre, as th' imagin'd presence of the God And boundless cost, by thee, whose every fon,

hinus'd the mind, or vacant huurs induc'd 345 E'en last mecharic, the true caíte poffefs d

Calm Contemplation, or allembled youth Of what had flavour to the nourishd fuul.

Surn'd in ambitious circle round the fage, The swet enforcer of the poet's itrain, 285 The living leflon stole into the heart Thine was the ni aning Music of the heart ; With more prevailing force than dwells in worde. Not the vain thril chat, void of passion, runs, These rouze to glory, while to rural life

356 In gicidy mazes, tickling idle ears,

The lofter canvas oft' repor'd the foul. But that deep-searching voice, and artful hand, There gaily broke the sun-illumin'd cloud ; To which respondent shakes the varicd loul. 290 The less’ning prosped, and the mountain blue, Thy fair iscas, thy delightful forms,

Vanish'd in air ; che precipice frown'd, dire; By Love imagin'd, by the Graces touch'd, White down the rock the rushing torrent dath'd; The boast of well pleas'd Nature! Sculpture The fuu thone, trembling, o'er the distant main; seiz'd,

The tempet foam d, impiense; the driving form And bad them ever smile in Parian fone. Badden'u the skies; and from the doubling gloom, Sekcing Beauty's choice, and that again 295

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With thoughts of better times and old renown,
In cloäng shades, and where the current strays, From hydra-tyrants try'd to clear the land,)
Wich Peace and Love, and innocence, around, Lay quite extinct in Greece, their works effac'd,
T'ip'd the lone shepherd to his feeding slock; And grofs o'er all unfeeling bondage spread.
Round happy parents smil'ct their younger selves, Sooner I mov'd My much reluctant flight,
And friends convers'd, by death divided long.

Pois'd on the doubtful wing, when Greece with
To public virtues thus the failing Arts, 365. Greece,
Unblemisi'd handmaids! serv'd; the Craces they Embroil'd in foul contention, fought no more
To dress this fairelt Venus. Ihus rever'd,

For common glory and for common wcal, 430
And piac'd beyond the reach of fordid care,

But, falfe to freedom, sought to quell the free ; ? he high awarders of immortal fame,

Broke the firm hond of peace, and sacred love, Alone for glory thy great matters ftrove;

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T'hat lent the whole irrefragable force, Courted by kings, and by contending itates

And, as around the partial trophy blush'd, Alum'd the boasted honour of their birth.

Prepare the way for total overthrow.

435 In Architecture, too, thy rank fupreme !

Then to the Persian power, whose pride they That art where most magnificent appears

scorn'd, The little builder Man ; by thee refin'd, 375

When Xerxes pour'd his millions o'er the land,
And, smiling high, to full perfection brought. Sparta by turns, and Athens, vilely su'd ;
Such thy sure rules, that Goths or every age,

Sud to be venal parricides, to spill
Whofcorn'd their aid, have only loaded carih Their country's bravest blood, and on themselves
With labour'd heavy monuments of shame :

To turn their matchless mercenary arms.
Not those gay dones that o'er thy splendid shore

Peaceful in Sula, then, sat the Great King, Shot, all proportion up. first unadorn'd And by the trick of treaties, the still waite And nobly plain, the manly Doric rose ;

Of fly corruption and barbaric gold, Th' fonic then, with decent matron grace,

Effected what his steel could nc'er perform. 4 Her airy pillar heav'd ; luxuriant lait,

Profuse he gave them the luxurious drau ght,
The rich Corinthian spread her war ton wreath ;

Inflaming all the land; unbalanc'd wide
The whole so measur'd crue, In lefíen’d off 386 Their tottering states; their wild assemblies ruld,
By fine proportion, that the marble pile,

As the winds turn'd at every blast the seas, Forni'd to repel the still or formy waste And by their listed orators, whose breath 450 of rolling agcs, light as fabrics look'd

Still with a fa&ious storm infested Greece, That from the magic wand aerial rife. 390

Rous'd them to Civil war, or dalh'd them down
These were the wonders that illumin’d Greece Altunith's Artaxerxes on his throne,

To sordid peace-Peace! that, when Sparta shook
From end to end.--- Here interrupting warm,
Where are they now? (I cry'd say, Goddess ! Gave up, fair-spread o'er Alia's funny shore, 455

Their kindred cities to perpetual chains.
where?

What could so base, so infamous a thought
And what the land thy darling thus of old ?
Surik! the refum’d; dieep in de kindred gloom Respiring Athens rear again her walls,

In Spartan hearts inspire ? Jealous, they saw of superstition and of slavery funk!

400 No glory now can touch their hearts, benumb'd And the pale fury fir’d them once again

To crush this rival city to the dust. By loose dejected floth and servile fear;

For now no more the noble social soul No science pierce the darkness of their minds ;

Of Liberty My families combin’d, No nobler art the quick ambitious foul 400

But by short views and selfish paflions broke, Of imitation in their breast awake.

Dire as when friends are rankled into foes, 465
F'en to lupply the necóful arts of life

They mix'd severe, and wag'd eternal war;
Mechanic coij denies the hopeless hand :
Scarce any trace remaining, veilige grey,

Nor selt they, furious, their exhaulted force;
Or nodding column, on the defart fhore,

Nor, with false glory, discord, madness blind,

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To point where Corinth or where Athens stood. Long years rolld on, by many a battle Nain’d,

Saw how the blackning storm from Thracia came.
A faithless land of violence and death !
Where commerce parleys, dubious, on the shore ; | And mijitary glory, shone supreme:

The blush and boast of Fame! where courage, art,
And his wild impulse curious fearch refrains,
Afraid to trust th' inhospitable cline.

But let detesting ages from the scene
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of Greece, self-mangled, turn the fickening eye. Neglected Nature fails ; in fordid want

At last, when bleeding from a thousand wounds
Sunk, and debas'd, their beauty bean:s no more.
The sun himself seems angry, to regard,

She felt her spirits fail, and in the duft

Her latest heroes, Nicias, Conon, lay,
Of light unworthy, the deger'rate race,
And fires them oft' with pestilential rays';

Agesilaus, and the Theban Friends,
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The Macedonian Vulture mark'd his time, While earth, blue poison Iteaming on the skies,

By the dire scent of Cheronæa lur'd,

480 Indignant takes them from her troubled fides.

And, fierce descending, seiz'd his hapless prey.
But as from man to man, Fate's first decree,
Impartial Death the cide of riches rolls,

Thus tame submitted to the victor's yoke
So ilates must die, and Liberty go round. 420 Greece ! once the gay, the turbulent, the bold,

Fierce was the stand ere Virtue, Valour, Ares, l'or every Grace, and Muse, and Science, burn ;
And the Soul fir'd by Nie, (that often ftung

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THE CONTENTS.

With arts of war, of government, elate ; 485 the dark ages; to ver. 550. The celestial regi.
To tyrant: dreadful, dreadful to the belt; ons, to which Liberty retired, not proper to be
Whom I Myself could scarcely rule ; and thus opened to the view of mortals.
The Persian fetters, that inthrallid the mind,
Were turn'd to formal and apparent chains. H

ERE melting mix'd with air th' ideal forms,
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That painted fill whate'er the goddcís Unless Corruption frit dejee the pride 490

fung, And guardian vigour of the Free-born soul,

Then I, impatient,-" From extinguish'd Greece. The crude attempts of Violence are vain ;

“ To what new region stream’d the Human Day?" For firm within, and while at heart untouch'd,

She, fostly sighing, as when Zephyr leaves, 5
Ne'er yet by force was Frecdom overconie.

Refign'd tu Boreas, the declining year,
But soon as Independence ftoos the head, 495
To vice enslav'd, and vice created wants,

Rcfum'd, --Indignant, these last scenes I fled,

And long ere then Leucadia's cloudy cliff,
Then to some foul corrupting hand, whose waste
These heighteri'd wants with fatal bounty feeds, and the Ceraunian hills behind me thrown,

All Latium food arous'd. Ages before,
from man to man the flackening ruin runs,

Great mother of Republics! Greece had pour'd,
Till the whole State, unnerv'd, in flavery links.

Swarm after swarm, her ardent youth around
On Asia, Africa, Sicily, they stoop'd,
But chief on fair Hesperia's winding shore,

Where from Lacinium to Etrurian vales 15
RO ME.

They rollid increasing colonies along,
And lent naterials for My Roman reign.
With them my spirit spread, and numerous states

And cities rose, on Grecian models formid,
LIBERTY.

As its parental policy and arts
Each had imbib'd. Belides, to each allign'd,

A Guardian genius o'er the public weal,
PART III.

Kept an uncloting eye; try'd to sustain,
O more, sublime the foul infai'd by Me ;

And Itrong the battle rose, with various wave,
as this part contains a description of the cla- Against the tyrant demons of the land. 26
blishment of Liberty in Rome, it begins with a Thus they their litele wars and triumphs knew,
view of the Grecian colonies settled in the fon- | Their Fows of fortune, and receding times,
thern parts of Italy,' which, with Sicily, consti- But almost all below the proud regard
tuted the Great Greece of the Ancients. With of story vowd to Rome, on deeds intent,
these colonies the spirit of Liberty and of Re- That truth beyond the flight of fable bore.
publics spreads over Italy, to ver. 32. Transi-

Not to the Sanian Sage; to hin belongs tion to Pythagoras and his philosophy, which he The brighteft witreis of recording fame. taught through these free ftates and cities, to ver.

For these free Rates his native ifle forfook, 91. Amids the many small republics in Italy, and a vain tyrant's transitory smile,

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Rome che destined seat of Liberty. Her efta- He fought Crotona's pure falubrious air,
blishment there dated from the expulsion of the | And thro' Great Greece his gentle wisdom taught;
Tarquins How differing from that in Greece, | Wisdon: that calm'd for listening years the mind,
to ver. 88. Reference to a vicw of the Roman Nor ever heard amid the form of zeal.
Republic given in the First Part of this Poem : His niental eye first launch'd into the deeps
to mark its rise and fall the peculiar purport of Of boundless æther, where unoumber'd orbs,
This. During its first agcs, the greatest force of Myriada on myriads, thro' the pathless sky
Liberty and virtue cxerred, to ver. 103. The Unerring roll, and wind their iteady way.
source whence derived the heroic virtues of the There he the full consenting choir beheld,
Ronans. Enumeration of these virtues. Thence There first discern'd the secret bands of love, 45
their security at hon:e; their glory, fuccefs, and the kind attraction that to central fuos
empire, abroad, to ver. 226. Bounds of the Binds circling earths, and world with world
Roman Empire geographically described, to ver.

unites,
257. The ltates of Greece restored to liberty by Instructed thence, he great ideas form'd
Titus Quintus Flaminius, the highest instance of of the whole-moving all-informing God,
public generosity and beneficence, to ver. 328. The Sun of beings! beaming unconfin'd

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'The loss of Liberty in Rone. Its causes, pro- Light, life, and love, and ever acăing power;
gress, and completion, in the death of Brutus, whom naught can inage, and who belt approves
to ver. 485. Rome under the Einperors, to ver. The filent worship of the moral heart,
513. From Rome the Goddess of Liberty goes That joys in bounteous Heaven, and spreads the
among the Northern nations, where, by infusing joy.
into them her spirit and general principles, the Nor scorn'd the foaring sage to stoop to life, 55
Jays the ground-work of her future establish- And bound his reafon to the sphere of Man.
merts ; fends them in vengeance on the Roman He gave the four yet reignin; virtueş name :
Empire, now to:ally enslaved; and then, with Inspir'd the study of the finer arts,
Arts and Sciences in her train, quits carth during ! That civilize mankind, and laws devis d,

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