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TO REYNOLDS, MAY, 1818.
" It is impossible to know how far knowledge will console us for the death of a friend and the ill that flesh is heir to.' With respect to the affections and poetry, you must know by a sympathy my thoughts that way, and I dare say these few lines will be but a ratification. "I wrote them on May-day, and intend to finish the ode all in good time."
OTHER of Hermes! and still youthful Maia!
May I sing to thee As thou wast hymned on the shores of Baiæ ?
Or may I woo thee
Of heaven and sew ears,
Content as theirs,
· It is much to be regretted and expression persect, as he did not finish this ode; every traveller in modern this commencement is in his Greece will recognize.-ED. best manner: the sentiment Vol. III.