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Then Britain seiz'd the favourable hour,

In George the founder of her brightest line, To fix the basis of her future rest ;

Whose royal veins her ancient blood retain'd; To mark the limits of asserted pow'r,

This happy period first was taught to shine, The prince still blessing, and the people bless'd! And in its course increasing lustre gain'd! Then safe from all the malice of its foes,

Till the bless'd joys the godlike sire begun, Times iron hand, and war's repeated rage! Establish'd stood fulfill’d, in his imperial son ! Explain'd, confirm'd, her ancient charter rose, And,clear'd from dust, display'd its sacred page:

Great prince ! whose early age in arms excell'd, The guardian star! whose future influence bright

Valour confess'd by Britain's constant foe! Might guide her happy sons, with ever friendly light! When on fair Oudenarde's distinguish'd field,

Thy arm victorious dealt the deadly blow: Belgia, in fate's dark hour, the hero's care,

To the high laurels which thy youth acquir’d, Britain defended, and Hibernia sav'd!

Oh be the peaceful olive gently join'd! Europe protected from the Gallic spear,

Let Britain's hand, by faithful duty fir'd, Shall stand on William's monument engrav'd!

Around thy head the grateful honours bind ! The studious eye, that runs his labours o'er,

Whose goodness drew from conquest and from war Shall print his image on the grateful mind;

The nobler principle, to bless mankind and spare! Shall own, how mean the pride of lawless pow'r,

While mercy forms our monarch's dear delight, Compard with his who fights to save mankind !

And gains new beauties from his royal smile; And every Briton shall be just to own,

While truth and justice in his rule unite, Virtues like his deserv'd their abdicated throne.

And freedom warms, and plenty gilds our isle :

While Peace with guardian wings protects the Nor was to William's life his worth confin'd,

throne, To her deliv'rer Britain still was dear;

And o'er the quiet land, and subject sea, That passion grew, when all the rest declin'd,

Sheds the eternal sweets of safety down, In death her welfare was his latest care:

Warm as the Sun! and constant as the day! T was then his calmly comprehensive thought, What heart so savage, not the joy to prove? Intent to future ages to secure

What honest breast but glows with loyalty and love? The blessings, his distinguish'd arm had wrought,

By one bequest establish'd freedom sure : Thus while Britannia, of her wish possess'd, And, in illustrious Brunswic's godlike race,

Enamour'd gazes on her sov'reign's face ; Left us the settled hopes of long-enduring peace! While in each potent charm of beauty dressid,

She looks and moves with still improving grace: From the departing monarch's dying hand, While from her ambient main, where'er she turns, Anna the delegated sword receiv'd;

She sees her form reflected strongly bright; And Marlbro', mighty chief! at her command, With grateful transport as her bosom burns, High deeds perform’d, and matchless toils Intent she presses to the royal sight: achiev'd!

To thank him for the peace bis presence brings, By land she triumph'd, triumph'd on the main, And welcome to her arms--the noblest, best of kings.

Period to Britain's glory ever dear! Were not the honours of a ten years reign

Oh let, great king! her pray’rs assume the pow'r, Dash'd by the peace of one inglorious year ;

With humble zeal, to reach thy gracious ear! And veil'd in darkness set her ev'ning hour,

Let thy Britannia mourn thy loss no more, As shooting stars that fall, -to rise again no more!

Nor for her prince's safety feel a fear:

Since by thy influence from her doubts reliev'd, The Muse now meditates a nobler strain,

Europe to thee directs her grateful eyes! New plumes her wings, and fondly seeks to rise! Here let her vows, by ours increas'd, receiv'd Attentive views great Brunswic cross the main, Before thy throne in glad memorial rise;

While Britain's joys exulting reach the skies; And let conspiring gratulations bless [cess! Soon as the monarch reach'd her happy shore, Thy peaceful labours, crown'd with ever just suc

Upwards to Heav'n her grateful eye she cast; Her fears, her doubts, her dangers now no more!

Ambitious Gaul shall Nature now confine, In present bliss dissolv'd each trouble pass'd:

Her boundless pride shall vex the world no more; As men delighted view the solar ray

Defended by his old barrier the Rhine, Burst from the dark eclipse,-and kindle into day!

The German safe shall dare the hostile pow'r:

Fair Lusitania, by Britannia freed, O could the Muse in equal lay recite

Shall open all her hospitable shores; The scene attentive Europe once bebeld, Her grateful prince shall pay his thanks decreed, When from Vienna's towers, auspicious sight! And pour his golden urn to swell her stores !

Fled the fierce Ottoman in arms repellid : Proud to confess the friendship of that reign, Then Brunswic's maiden sword, in conquest dy'd, That calms the continent, and guards the distant Gave signal proofs of his illustrious birth;

main. Nassau well pleas'd the rising hero spy'd, And by adoption own'd his kindred worth :

Transplanted now, the fair Austrasian line, And now his brow those regal honours grace,

To Arno's banks along th' Etrurian plain, His virtues more than claim'd-familiar to his race! Shall feel the friendly warmth, nor more decline

Beneath encroaching Gallia's fatal chain; Hence a glad era takes its fairer date,

Her eldest hope, with regal honours grac'd, Whose rolling years in smiles of glory dress'd, Shall rise adopted to th' iniperial throne; Britain with pleasure sees revolv'd by fate, Shall reap the high reward of sufferings past,

And treasures up her hopes of lasting rest ; And guard those rights for which he lost his own:

For which his ancestors of old have stood

Already are Britannia's vows repaid, Souft in arms renown'd, -and shed the noblest blood. So smiles the bounty of indulgent Heav'n ;

Charm'd she bebolds an infant princely-maid, Meanwbile Britannia from her cliffs surveys

A new Augusta to her arms is giv'o! The distant world its various offerings bring; As when the orient Sun restores ihe day, Receives th' accumulated wealth, and pays,

Fair Nature blooms to the deligbted eye; From thence, her willing, homage to the king. So from this new-born star's propitious ray, In ev'ry port ber anchor'd vessels ride,

We feel young hope, and unabated joy ! Her canvass'd navies whiten all the main; And in this happy gift prophetic find Wealth to her bosom flows from ev'ry tide, A long heroic line, to bless and save mankind.

And golden plenty waves along her plain ! Wbat nation can such countless blessings boast,

Nor does at home Britannia's glory shine, From Afr.c's burning sands, to Zembla's icy cuast?

Confind the mighty blessings to her breast:

Her sea-born sister she invites to join, Nor is she in her sovereign bless'd alone,

And with her share of happiness be bless'd: Though that alone might speak her glory great! Her eldest princess, fix d on Belgia's shore, While godlike Carolina shares the throne,

A free-born people's duteous love shall claim ; Her heav'niy goodness makes the bliss complete! Destin'd a line of heroes to restore, When she revolves, with calm attentive mind,

And spread new honour o'er the lasting rame! The greatest queens ber sacred purple wore ;

For when her godlike sire her hand bestow'd, No princess on record her search can find,

He amply paid the debt to Nassau Britain owd! Whose virtues more desery'd imperial pow'r ! Whose conduct beightens all the pride of blood,

Young William's princely form she pleas'd surveys Whose truly royal heart still flows in streams of

With manly air and grace peculiar shine ;

If early worth insures a lasting praise, good!

Fame's noblest wreaths shall one great day be

thine. Angelic queen! whose unexampled worth,

As Pallas once in Mentor's shape confess'd, Whose spotless piety, and sponsal love,

The Grecian prince the love of virtue taught: Shine out a pattern to th' admiring Earth,

With fortitude and patience steel'd his breast, And saints regard with wonder from abore !

And by degrees the finish'd hero wrought : Whose royal wisdom, and maternal care,

So, in thy cares, the picture, Poyntz, we see, So oft experienc'd, and so lately found !

And Britain safe confides her second hopes to thee! Has justiy made thy name to Britain dear,

Has all her highest expectations crown'd: Ravish'd she views Amelia's angel-truth, Still may thy brow that semblant circle boast,

Mildness divine ! that ev'ry bosom warms! Which for Heaven's holy truth, Bohemia's prin-With Carolina's bright accomplish'd youth, cess lost!

Where virtue lends to beauty stronger charms:

Maria rises next in blooming pride, Illustrious pair! could virtue force impart,

A name belov'd! the owner's charms endears! O'er a degen’rate age to shed its pow'r!

And fair Luuisa by her sister's side,
Yours would convey a beam to ev'ry heart,

In soft maternal majesty appears!
And peace harmonious here below restore:
Your Britons, while they saw such union bright,

Happy the prince such consorts shall obtain,
Would feel of goodness the prevailing charms;

Happier the favour'd land, where Heaven shall fix Such as the royal ineeting gave the sight,

their reign! When the king rested in his ccnsort's arms: Around their sov'reign, an illustrious band Oh! when did love, or sacred honour shine (line? With cheerful smile and glad attendance wait! In such bright forms confess'd, as George and Caro- And Britain pours the beauty of the land,

To swell the honour of her monarch's state: Nor thou, dear prince, whom Britain fondly views, But oh! to speak each loyal patriot's fame, Dress'd in benevolence! the softest light!

To paint the charms of each distinguish'd fair, Whos: gentle aspect, like descending dews, Might Pindar's fire with Sappho's softness claim,

Cheers a whole world !—the joy of every sight! The lofty note, and heart-dissolving air ! Whether thy future beam the nations warms,

One blaze of light the galaxy appears, With heav'nly virtues fair meridian course; "T'is knowledge only tells, the whole is made of stars. Or shines reflected from vic'orious arms, With stronger lustre, and augmeuted force :

But here the Muse suspends her hardy flight, Still may the faithful Muse select thy name

Returning reason bids the rover pause ! To grace the fairest page, in all the rolls of fame! Dazzled with beams of unfrequented light,

Back to the earth receding now she draws: Close by ber much-loy'd Frederic's royal side

Yet if th' excursion pleasing seem to thee, With native beauty and imperial air!

Walpole, whose studious thought the nation sees, Augusta shines our ornament and pride,

From force and faction guard her safety free ; Who view enamnour'd the distinguish'd pair;

And in surrounding storms preserve her ease : While we revolve bis princely humane mind,

At least, she has not aim'd to sing in vain. (gain! His love of learning, liberty, and truth!

Her labour so receiv'd, the noblest thanks shall With her unblemish'd faith and candour join'd, Now war, with all her ghastly train withdrawn,

Her matchless sweetness, and unspotted youth! From beauteous Europe's happy field is fled; How does the happy contrast charm our eyes? And screen'd behind the marshy banks of Don, From nnion so complete, what future bliss shall rise? Or Neyster's noisy falls, reclines her bead:

O patriot-counsellor! the praise receive,
Return'd with every grateful Briton's voice;

Thy country only greater thanks can give .

To Geurge, to him, who made thy worth bis Cease, thou bright god of poetry and light,
With royal confidence thy virtues grac’d, (choice, To urge relentless Daphne's rapid fight! [came,
And on thy faithful breast his social honours placid. Think on th' inconstant source from whence she

Well might she run, whose parent was a stream! What though dark Envy, studious to defame,

Which taints all objects with a jaundic'd sight,
Wings close its pointless arrows at thy name,
For merit still envenoms Envy's spite :

As when the cloud obscures the radiant Sun (way,

Through the weak shroud he marks his golden As Daphne did from tuneful Phoebus Ay, So shall its destin'd course thy honour run,

Still must his sons expect an equal fate! And shed to future times its blameless ray ! For cruel beauty doom'd in vain to sigh, For virtue with prevailing lustre glows,

[pose !

And find their tenderness repaid with hate.
Too bright for all attempts, its passage would op-
While thus beneath our greater Cæsar's sway
Domestic jars, and foreign broʻls suppress'd

Britain bebolds to gentler toils give way,
Apd cultivates the nobler arts of rest :

When Apollo pursu'd bis coy mistress of old, While he, Augustus-like, with godlike hand,

If his harp, as they tell us, was made of right gold;

He should not have plagued her with verses and Bids the refolding gates of Janus close !

sighs, And makes the glory of bis wide command, To give bis people and the world repose :

But set the fair gift in the reach of her eyes ! The Muse, that sees with joy the storm subside,

Had she seen but the work, and been told what it weigh’d,

[stay'd; Hangs up her lyre to peace, with grateful honest

He need not have run--for the nymph would have pride!

Comply'd with his fame, granted ali his desire, -Pax optima rerum

And surrender'd her charms in exchange for the Quas homini novisse datum est, pax una triumphis

lyre. Innumeris melior! pax custodire salutem Et cives æquare potens.

Sil. Ital.

SUSANNA, take Lucretia's boasted place,

Superior virtue claims superior pow'r !

The Roman could not live with ber disgrace, Dimissis humilem pennis inopemque materni

But thou more nobly chose to die before!!
Et laris et fundi, paupertas impulit audax Yet to reward her gen'rous bigh design,
Ut versus facerem.

Her bleeding bosom set her country free;
Quod petis hic est-hic est-

While Heav'n, in juster recompense to thine, Est Ulubris, animus si te non deficit æquus.

Restor'd both life and fame entire to thee! Hor.


He for whose birth seven states could zealous strive,

Why did he wander round from door to door? Rever'd when dead, neglected while alive,

With all his genius-still the bard was poor!


Hoc erat in votis.

· Nihil est quod credere de se
Non possit.-
By nature madman, and by study fool,
Bavius turns doctor, and destroys by rule;
With heavy face our dubious health presides,
Speaks without judgment, and by guess prescribes;
Awkwardly gay, and stupidly alert!
In every conversation tops his part:
Talks much of travel, books, and state-affairs,
And takes a thousand fasbionable airs !
He rattles, plays quadrille, sometimes cau drink,
Make love en bête-do any thing but think :
Yet to convince this leaden lump can wound,
He weds a fortune of six thousand pound :
And such the influence of Corinthian brass,
As wit unquestion'd all his blunders pass :
For which a poorer or less noisy fool
Would stand the butt of public ridicule !
You'll ask why Bavius meets a different fate,
The secret is-be has a good estate.

The various ills below content I'll bear,

Grant me, indulgent Heav'n! this sole request; Nor life to overprize, nor death to fear,

Let Fortune shuffle as she please the rest !

Part of this thought is taken from two lines placed under the statue of Susanna, in the electoral hall of the palace at Munich in Bavaria.

Casta Susanna placet, Lucretia cede Susanna;
Tu post, illa mori maluit ante scelus.


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But oh I err--and Murray must forgive

A praise that brings such unexampled bliss; ON THE FOLLOWING MOTTO OF AN

To love is sure the noblest way to live, (this: EMINENT FRAUDULENT BANKRUPT, Wealth, pride, and fame are faint compar'd to

Descend, dear youth, the shining guest await, AT EDINBURGH.

For beauty's queen the roseate bow'r prepare!

Let her bright presence mark thy rising state, CAVE.DEUS. VIDET.

And soften all the pomp of future care: Good master C his majesty's engraver

And boast distinguish'd the delightful pow's,

To charm the wise and fair-when Pope must Chose out a motto odd for bis behaviour;

charm no more!
Well might he bake (he thought) as well as brew,
God sees (says the professor) all we do:
Who could suspect the end of such a song ?
Was the man right, or was the motto wrong?
To tell the truth, and make the matter plain,

thought to turn religion into gain;
But finding men began to doubt his play,

The knave, like Jonas, fairly run away.

Such were the tender lines a Voiture writ,
That first-rate star of gallantry and wit!

To matchless Rambouillet he thus address'd

The grateful passion that inflam'd his breast;

Though cruel Fate has stop'd the poet's breath, Honest friend ! say all you can,

And all her beauties lie conceal'd in death!

To equal merit, equal praise is due,
In life still holds the golden rule:
That riches make a fool a man,

He wrote to her what I translate for you! And poverty a man-a fool!



A LADY ON A SINGLE PATCH. Says Will to Matt-“What cause can be assign'd,

Urit grata protervitas Why sacred Themis still is pictur'd blind?”

Et vultus nimiam lubricus aspici.

Hor. “Because," says Will,“when tow'ring vice prevails,

She may excuse the errour of her scales;
For most who know this present age agree,

Chloe, in vain with study'd arts,
Whate'er she thinks, --she does not care to see!"

You strive a charm to hide;
The sufferings of a thousand hearts

Those vain efforts deride.

No matter though one spot appear

On such a perfect face? He, wbose accomplish'd hand this volume writ,

The Sun with many more is clear, Possess'd in full perfection genuine wit;

Yet warms us ne'er the less ! In which this property is always found, 'Tis doubly arm'd both to defend and wound,





STRANGER ! lest rash Actæon's fate you prove,

With caution enter this distinguish'd grove, ADDRESSED TO THE HONOURABLE MR. MURRAY.

To meditation sacred-not to love !

Hence Venus and her boy are banish'd far, While Pope to friendship consecrates the lyre, Their sportive sparrows, and their shining car!

The Loves to hear the notes assembled throng! But if thy heart in all its wishes be And, with the softness of renew'd desire,

Unsully'd, -as the marble form you see, Inspire the dear re-animated song!

Approv'd of by the goddess freely pass, Unrival'd bard, the kindly task forbear!

And view the native beauties of the place! The youth before bad worth too much to boast; Where, oft descending with her lovely maids, You, Orpheus-like, but raise the syren air, Confess'd they wander through these happy shades; The British nymphs approach !-your friend is Shine in the deep recesses of the wood, lost!

Or trace the flow'ry margin of the flood ! Hard fate! a praise so wish'd as yours to shun, With lively looks appear, and cheerful hearts Or by the soft encomiums risk to be undone, Secure from love, and all its poison'd darts.


Her eyes dispense resistless darts, MR. THOMSON'S ESSAYS ON LIBERTY.

To set mankind on fire;

To youth she ecstasy imparts, Nibil est fodius servituti, ad decus et libertatem

And to old age desire ! Bati sumus non potest parvo constare libertas, hanc si juste æstimas, omnia alia parvo æsti- As the bright Sun, in Afric's clime, manda sunt.


His burning beams displays; When Liberty celestial goddess saw

Alike her torrid beauties shine
Thomson's bold hand her matchless beauties draw;

So fierce,-'t is fate to gaze!
Pleas'd, as the work intently she survey'd,
How bright the colours ! and how strong the shade!

Cecilia bless'd with milder charms
Fondly she cry'd—“ In this immortal page,

Takes gentler ways to please; My charms shall bloom untouch'd to latest age;

Insensibly the heart she warms, 'Though Britain should like Rome of old divide,

And gains by soft degrees !
And sink the prey of luxury and pride!
Though every heart the love of me should lose,

So Cynthia Heav'n's enliv’ning queen
Here shall they learn the blessings they refuse !

Serenely sheds her ray ! Though from this fav’rite isle, my last retreat!

Glides o’er the skies with placid mien, Constrain'd I should be forc'd-and with regret :

And balf restores the day.
Though servitude should overwhelm the ball,
Here I shall live!_and sigh to see the fall!”

Such is Cecilia!--sweetly bright,

Still easy-still the same!

She guides us with a pleasing light,

And cheers without a flame!

Happy, so near ally'd is found
Forgive, fair nymph, an unsuccessful lyre,

The safety to the woe! That would so bright a character essay;

One sister's smiles relieve the wound,

The other's charms bestow. If tuneful numbers merit could inspire,

Yours should be sung the most distinguish'd way. Oft had I heard indeed the voice of fame

Repeat the wonders of Semanthe's youth ; Till prepossess'd like Sheba's queen I came,

And found, like her, that fame fell short of truth. But different widely was our fate in this,

CLARISSA, WITH A ROSE-BUD. With Solomon conversing long she stay'd;

ODE. I only spatch'd an accidental bliss,

Nor could I know the treasure I survey'd. Quam longa una dies, ætas est tam longa rosarum. Yet as the smallest diamond's lustre shows

Anon. The genuine splendour of its parent mine;

Clarissa, view this newly-nascent rose, So did her every charming thought disclose

How sweet its fragrance! but how short the date! Her soul, and with reflected value shine.

And think distinct the lovely emblem shows So soft the accents dwelt around her tongue, Thy equal beauty's bloom, its equal fate.

Such reason sparkled in her lively thought; Not sweeter notes divine Cecilia sung,

Like that in fair perfection's opening dawn, Not juster sentiments a Prior wrote !

Your roseate charms the ravish'd sense delight;

Pass but a few short years, and then withdrawn, Go on, accomplish'd fair! secure to charm, Vain is resistance, and as vain were flight;

They all must fade, conceal'd in endless night! Submission only can our fate disarm,

Yet from the parent-plant's exhausted side, Where sense and beauty, perfect thus, unite!

See yon fair shoot its lively odours spread!
While intermingling virtues grace thy breast, Rising in early beauty's native pride,
No wonder if so well they flourish there!

And softly blushing with maternal red !
The soil so richly is by nature blest,
The climate is so like their native air.

Then haste, thou beauteous charmer! to employ So rich Sabæa's aromatic land

The treasures which indulgent Nature gave; Does without toil its spicy products yield; Nor longer shun to taste the genial joy, Odours profusely rise on every band !

Which youth alone can give-alone receive! And native sweets embalm the happy field!

So when dark Fate, irrevocably cross,

Shall snatch you hence to grace the radiant skies;

A self-born beauty may repair your loss,

A new Clarissa charm succeeding eyes !
ALMERIA with an angel-face

The phenix so, amidst the spicy blaze
Her form with pride surveys !

Consuming, does the fate of mortals shun;
And, as she moves with matchless grace, The infant bird its radiant crest displays,
The conquer'd world obeys !

And men enjoy the rival of the Sun !


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