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Soit you leave your cavern'd den,
You catch the distant shepherd's song,
You mount, and nature with you sings. 5 But when the mid-day fervours glow,
To upland airy shades you go, . Where never sun-burnt woodman came, Nor sportsman clas'd the timid game: : And there, beneath an oak reclin'd, With drowsy waterfalls behind, You sink to rest, Till the tuneful bird of night, From the neighbʼring poplar's height, Wake you with her solemn strain,
And teach pleased echo to complain 6 With you roses brighter bloom,
Sweeter ev'ry sweet perfume;
Base, ungrateful, fickle, vain. ny Then let me, sequester'd fair,
To your sybil grot repair;
Tell how storms deform the skies,
The bournless microcosm's thine.
And thus she said, or seem'd to say;
Wan grief will haunt you wheresoe'er you go
'Tis impious.- 10 God never made an independent man; 'Twould jar the concord of his general pian. See every 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 vever 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,
A sense of kindred, country, man impress'd.
The use, the pleasure, will the toil repay.
Your life, your knowledge, to mankind you owe
And freedom, Britain, still belongs to thee.
Is the reward of worth a song, or crown?
Skill must conduct the vessel through the wave.
* One of uie accusers of Socrates.
The good can never be unfortunate.
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