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So the best courser on the plain
he starts is known, And does but at the goal obtain
What all had deem'd his own.
ODE то PEACE.
COME, peace of mind, delightful guest ! Return and make thy downy nest
Once more in this fad heart :
Nor riches I, nor pow'r pursue,
We therefore need not part.
Where wilt thou dwell if not with me,
From av'rice and ambition free,
And pleasures fatal wiles ?
The banquet of thy smiles ?
The great, the gay, shall they partake
And wilt thou quit the stream
To be a guest with them?
For thee I panted, thee I priz’d,
Whate'er I lov’ú before,
Farewell! we meet no more?
HU MAN F R A IL TY,
I. WEAK and irresolute is man;
The purpose of to-day, Woven with pains into his plan,
To-morrow rends away.
The bow well bent and smart the spring,
Vice seems already slain,
And it revives again.
Some foe to his upright intent
Finds out his weaker part,
his assent, But pleasure wins his heart.
'Tis here the folly of the wise
Through all his art we view,
His conscience owns it true.
And dangers little known,
Man vainly trusts his own.
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast,
The breath of heav'n must swell the fail,
Or all the toil is loft.
THE MODERN PATRIOT.
REBELLION is my theme all day,
I only wish 'twould come (As who knows but perhaps it may)
A little nearer home.
Yon roaring boys who rave and fight
On t'other side the Atlantic,
But most so when most frantic.
When lawless mobs insult the court,
That man shall be my toast,
Who bravely breaks the most.
But oh ! for him my fancy culls
The choicest fow'rs she bears, Who constitutionally pulls
Your house about your ears.
Such civil broils are my delight,
Tho' some folks can't endure 'em, Who say the mob are mad outright,
And that a rope must cure 'em.
Such strings for all who need 'em-
Then farewell British freedom.
On observing fome Narnes of little Note recorded in the
OH fond attempt to give a deathless lot, To names ignoble, born to be forgot!