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Let them for their country bleed !
What was Sidney's, Raleigh's meed?
Man's not worth a moment's pain;

Base, ungrateful, fickle, vain.
7 Then let me, sequester'd fair,

To your sybil grot repair;
On yon hanging cliff it stands,
Scoop'd by nature's plastic hands,
Bosom'd in the gloomy shade
Of cypress not with age decayed;
Where the owl still hooting sits,
Where the bat incessant flits ;
There in loftier strains I'll sing
Whence the changing seasons spring;
Tell how storms deform the skies,
Whence the waves subside and rise,
Trace the comet's blazing tail,
Weigh the planets in a scale ;
Bend, great God, before thy shrine ;

The bournless macrocosm's thine.
8 Since in each scheme of life I've fail'd,

And disappointment seems entail'd;
Since all on earth I valu'd most,
My guide, my stay, my friend is lost ;
O Solitude, now give me rest,
And hush the tempest

in
my

breast,
O gently deign to guide my feet
To your hermit-trodden seat;
Where I may live at last my own,
Where I at last may die unknown.
I spoke; she turu'd her magic ray ;

And thus she said, or seem'd to say; 9 Youth, you're mistaken, if you think to find

In shades, a med'cine for a troubled mind :
Wan grief will haunt you whereso'er you go,
Sigh in the breeze, and in the streamlet flow.
There pale inaction pines his life away ;
And satiate mourns the quick return of day :
There, naked frenzy laughing wild with pain,
Or bares the blade, or plunges in the main :
There superstition broods o'er all her fears,
And yells of demons in the zephyr hears.
But if a hermit you're resolv'd to dwell,
And bid to social life a last farewell;
'Tis impious store

JO God never made an independent nan;

?Twould jar the concord of his general plan.
See ev'ry part of that stupendous whole,
" Whose body nature is, and God the soul ;"
To one great end, the general good, conspire,
From matter, brute, to man, to seraph, fire.
Should man through nature solitary roam,
His will his sovereign, every where his home,
What force would guard him from the lion's jaw ?
What swiftness wing him from the panther's paw?
Or, should fate lead him to some safer shore,
Where panthers never prowl, nor lions roar,
Where liberal nature all her charms bestows,
Suns shine, birds sing, flowers bloom, and water flows;
Fool, dost thou think he'd revel on the store,
Absolve the care of Heav'n, nor ask for more?
Though waters flow'd, flow'rs bloom'd, and Phoebus shone,
He'd sigh, he'd murmur, that he was alone..
For know, the Maker on the human breast,

A sense of kindred, country, man, impress'd.
li Though nature's works the ruling mind declare,

And well deserve inquiry's serious care,
The God, (whate'er misanthrophy may say,)
Shines, beams in man with most unclouded ray.
What boots it thee to fly from pole to pole?
Hang o'er the sun, and with the planets roll?
What boots through space's farthest bourns to roam ?
ļf thou, O man, a stranger art at home.
Then know thyself, the human mind survey ,

The use, the pleasure, will the toil repay. 12 Nor study only, practice what you know;

Your life, your knowledge, to mankind you owe,
With Plato's olive wreath the bays entwinę;
Those who in study, should in practice shine.
Say, does the learn'd lord of Hagley's shade,
Charm man so much by mossy fountains laid,
As when arous'd, he stems corruption's course,
And shakes the senate with a Tully's force?
When freedom gasp'd beneath a Cæsar's feet,
Then public virtue might to shades retreat :
But where she breathes, the least may useful be,

And freedom, Britain, still belongs to thee.
13 Though man's ungrateful, or though fortune frown;

Is the reward of worth a song, or crown?

Nor yet unrecompens'd are virtue's pains;
Good Allen lives, and bounteous Brunswick reigns.
On each condition disappointments wait,
Enter the hut, and force the guarded gate.
Nor dare repine, though early friendship bleed,
From love, the world, and all its cares, he's freed.
But know, adversity's the child of God:
Whom Heaven approves of most, must feel her rod.
When smooth old Ocean, and each storm's asleep,
Then ignorance may plough the watery deep;
But when the demons of the tempest rave,

Skill must conduct the vessel through the wave. 14 Sidney, what good man envies not thy blow?

Who would not wish Anytus*—for a foe?
Intrepid virtue triumphs over fate;
The good can never be unfortunate.
And be this maxim graven in thy mind;
The height of virtue is, to serve mankind.
But when old age has silver'd o'er thy head,
When memory fails, and all thy vigour's fled,
Then mayst thou seek the stillness of retreat,
Then hear aloof the human tempest beat;
Then will I greet thee to my woodland cave,
Allay the pangs of age, and smooth thy grave.

GRAINGER. * One of the accusers of Socrates.

CINIS.

PART I.
PIECES IN PROSE.

CHAPTER I.

Page:
Select Sentences and Paragraphs,

13
Sect.

CHAPTER II. -Narrative Pieces.

1. No rank or possessions can make the guilty mind happy,

2. Change of external condition often adverse to virtue,

3. Haman; or the misery of pride,

30

4. Lady Jane Gray,

31

5. Ortogrul; or the vanity of riches,

34

6. The hill of science,

7. The journey of a day; a picture of human life,

CHAPTER III.--Didactic Pieces.

1. The importance of a good education,

43

2. On gratitude,

44

3. On forgiveness,

45

4. Motives to the practice of gentleness,

46

5. A suspicious temper the source of misery to its possessor,

6. Comforts of religion,

48

7. Diffidence of our abilities a mark of wisdom, :

49

8. On the importance of order in the distribution of our time, 50

9. The dignity of yirtue amidst corrupt examples,

51

10. The mortiñcations of vice greater than those of virtue,

53

11. On contentment,

54

12. Rank and riches afford no ground for envy,

57

13. Patience under provocations our interest as well as duty,

58

14. Moderation in our wishes recommended,

60

15. Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity, source of consolation, 62

CHAPTER IV.-Argumentative Pieces.

1. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct,

65

2. Virtue man's highest interest,

ib.

3 The injustice of an uncharitable spirit,

67

4. The misfortunes of men mostly chargeable on themselves,

68

5. On disinterested friendship,

6. On the immortality of the soul,

CHAPTER V.--Descriptive Pieces.

1. The seasons,

2. The cataract of Niagara, in Canada, North America,

77

3. Grotto of Antiparos,

78

4. The grotto of Antiparos continued,

5. Earthquake at Catanea,

80

6. Creation,

81

7. Charity,

82

8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man,

9. On the beauties of the Psalms

84

10. Character of Alfred, king of England,

85

11. Character of Queen Elizabeth,

86

12. On the slavery of vice,

87

13. The man of integrity,

89

14. Gentleness,

ab.

CHAPTER VI.-Pathetic Pieces.

1. Trial and execution of the earl of Strafford,

92
2. An eininent instance of true fortitude of mind,

93
3. The good man's confort in affliction,

83

4. The close of life,

95
5. Exalted society and the renewal of virtuous connexioris, &c. : 97

6. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph, 98

7. Altamont,

100

CHAPTER VII.- Dialogues.

1. Democritus and Heraclitus,

102

2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon,

104

3. Locke and Bayle,

106

CHAPTER VIII. --- Public Speeches.

1. Cicero against Verres,

ili
2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring protection, ?14

3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and Agrippa,.

4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1770, on the bill

for preventing the delays of justice, &c.

119

5. An Address to young persons,

123

CHAPTER IX. -Promiscuous Pieces.

1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1538,

126

2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

129

3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an amiable

young woman,

130

4. On Discretion,

131

5. On the government of our thoughts,

133

6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passion, .

135

7. On the proper state of our temper, with respect to one another, 136

8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures, .

138

9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pronounced

by Christ, on his disciples, in his sermon on tke mount, 139

10. Schemes of life often illusory, .

140

11. The pleasures of virtuous seasibility,

142

12. On the true honour of man,

144

13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life, .,

145

14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered, 147

15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be applied, 149

16. The pleasure resulting from a proper use of our faculties, . 150

17. Description of Candour, ,

151

18. On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on

worldly pleasures, .

152
19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human lisë, 155.

20. Scale of beings,

157

21. Trust in the care of Providence recommended,

159

22. Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity,

23. Virtue, deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of fortune, 163

24. The speech of Fabricius, io king Pyrrhus, who attempted to

bribe him to his interests, by the offer of a large sum of money, 164

25. Character of James I. king of England,

165

26. Charles V. Emp. of Germany, resigns his dominions, &c. 166

27. The same subject continued,

168

PART II.
PIECES IN POETRY.

171

2. Verses in which the lines are of different length,

173

3. Verses containing exclamations, interrogations, parentheses, &c. 174

4. Verses in various forms,

176

5. Verses in which sound corresponds to signification,

178

6. Connubial Affection,

180

CHAPTER II.--Narratire Pieces.

1. The bears and the bees,

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