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Boastful and rough, your first son is a squire :
The next a tradesman meek and much a liar:
Tom struts a soldier, open, bold and brave,
Will sneeks a scriv ner; and exceeding knave,
Is he à churchman? Then he's fond of power;
A quaker ? sly; A Presbyterian ? sour;
A smart free thinker? All things in an hour.
Manners with fortunes, bumors turn with climes, i
Tenets with books, and principles with times.
Search them to ruling passion. There alone,
The wild are constant and the curning known." -
The WORLD compared to a Stags. ALA
LL the world's a stage;
And all the men and women merely playere." They have their exits and their entrances: : And one man, in his time, plays many parts ; ; His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant; Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.And then, the whining school boy, with his satchel, And shining morning faqe, creeping like a snail, Unwillingly to school-And then, the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eye brow Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the bard; Jealous in honour; sudden and quick in quarrel; Seeking the bubble reputation, Even in the cannon's mouth-And then the justiceIn fair round body with good capon lin'd; With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut! Full of wise laws, and modern instances : And so he plays his part.The sixth age shifus Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon! With spectacles on nose and pouch on side : ; His youthful hose well sav'd, a world too wile For his shrunk; and bis big manly voice, Turning again towards childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,«, That ends this strange eventful history, Js second childishness, and mere oblivion Sasis teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans eyery. thing
COLUMBUS to FERDINAND. COLUMBUS was a considerable number of years engaged
in soliciting ibe court of Spain to fit bim out, in order to discover a new continent, wbich be imaged existed some where in the western part of the ocean. During bis negociations, be is supposed to address king FerDINAND in tbe following stanzas ILIT LLUSTRIOUS monarch of Iberia's soil,
Too long I wait permission to depart; Sick of delays I beg thy listening earShine forth the patron and the prince of heart. While yet Columbus breathes the vital air, Grant his request to pass the western main : Reserve this glory for thy native soil, And what must please thee more-for thy own reigo: Of this huge globe how small a part we knowDoes heaven their worlds to western sons deny ? How disproportioned to the mighty deep The lands that yet in human prospect lie? Does Cynthia, when to western skies arriv'd, Spend her sweet beam upon the barren main, And ne'er illume, with midnight splendor, she, The native dancing on the lightsome green? Should the vast circuit of the world contain Such wastes of ocean and such scanty land ? Tis reason's voice that bid me think not so; I think more nobly of the Almighty hand. Does yon fair lamp trace half the circle round To light the waves and monsters of the seas ? No-be there must, beyond the billowy waste, Islands, and men, and animals and trees. An unremitting fame my breast inspires, To seek new lands amidst the barren war es, Where falling low, the source of day descends, And the blue sea his evening visage leaves, Hear, in this fragic lay, Cordova's sage:* ^ The time shall come when numerous years are past, The ocean shall dissolve the bands of things, And an extended region rise at last; And Typ us shall disclose the miglity Jand, Far, far away, where pone hare rov'd before ;
Seneca, the poet, native of Cordova in Spain.
Nor shall the world's remotest regions be
Gibraltar's rock, or Thules savage shore.'
Fir'd at the theme, I languish to depart,
Supply the barque, and bid Columbus sail ;
He fears; no storms upon the untravel'd deep ;
Reason shall steer, and skill disarm the gale:
Nor does he dread to lose the intended course,
Tho' far from land the reeling galley stray,
And skies above, and gulfy seas below
Be the sole object seen for many a day.
Think not that nature has unveil'd in vain
The mystic magnet to the mortal eye,
So late have we the guiding needle plann'd.
Only to sail beneath our native sky?
Ere this was found the juling power of all,
Found for our use an ocean in the land,
It's breadth so small we could not wander long,
Nor long be absent from the neighboring strand;
Short was the course and guided by the stars,
But stars no more shall point our daring way;
The Bear shall sink, and every guard be drowned,
And great Arcturus scarce escape the sea.
When southward we shall steer-O grant my wish,
Supply, the barque, and bid Columbus sait;
He dreads no tenpest on the untravel'd deep,
Reason shall sleer, and skill disarm the gale.
DESCRIPTION of a STORM of HBIL. LO
ONG rush'd the victors o'er the sanguine field, I. And scarce were Gibeon's Joftiest spires beheld When
ир: the west, dark clouds began to rise, Saild o'er the hills and lengthen'd round the skies; A ridge of folding fire, their summits shone, But fearful blackness all beneath was thrown; Swift round the sun the spreading gloom was hurl’d; And night and solitude amaz’d the world, • At once the voice of deep resounding gales Rong slow and solemn in the distantivales ; Then through the groves and o'er the extended plain, With stormy rage the rapid whirlwinds ran. Red o'er the glimmering hills with pomp divine The lightning's flaming path began to shine ;
Far round the immense, unusual thunders driver, a
Proclaim'd the onset of approaching heaven;
Astonish'd nature own'd the strange alarm,
And the world trembled at the impending storm.
O'er the dark fields aghast Canaan stream'd;
Thick in their course the scatter'd bucklers gleam'da
Behind them, Joshua urg'd the furious car,
And tenfold horrors hovered round the war.
But when the chief the spreading storm-survey'd,
And trac'd Almighty arms in heaven display'd;
With piercing voice he gave the great command,
Stand still, ye chosen sons, admiring stand!:
Behold what awful scenes in heaven arise !
Adore the power, that brightens in the skies!
Now God's tremendous arm asserts luis laws'; .
Now bids his thunder in the righteous cause ;
Shows man how virtue saves her chosen bands,
And points the vengeance doom'd for guilty lands;
Behold what fames shoot førth! what gloom ascends !
How nature trembles ! how the concave rends!
How the clouds darken ! see, in yonder sky,
Their opening skirts proclaim the Almighty nigh!
He spoke, and from the north a rushing sound
Roll'd thiro' the heavens, and shook the embattled
Thron’d, on a dark red cloud, an angel's form [ground,
Sail'd awfully sublime, above the storm ;;.
Half veil'd is mist, his countenance like a sun,
Inflam'd the clouds, and thro' all ether shone ;
Long robes of crimson light behind him flow'd,
His wings were flames; his looks were dy'd in blood;
Ten thousand fiery shapes were round him driven,
And all the dazzling pomp of opening heaven.
Now, save Canaan's cries that feebly rung..
Round the dark plain, a.fearful silence hung:
Stretch'd in dire terror o'er the quiy'ring band,
The etherial vision war'd his sunbright hand ;
Atonce, from opening skies «red dames were hurl'd,
And thunders, rolld on thunders, rock'd the world,
Jaone broad deluge sunk the avenging hail, ;
And, fill'd with tempest, ruar'd the boary vale :
Fierce raging whirlwinds boundless nature, blend;
The streams rush back., the tottering mountains bend.
Down the tabl steep their bursting summits sol!,
And sliffs on cliffs; hoarse crashing, rend the pple. A
Rar round the earth, a wild drear horror reigns;
The high heavens heave, and roar the gloomy plains
One sea of lightning all the region fills;
And waves of fire ride surging o'er the hills :
The' nodding forests plunge in flame around,
And with huge caverns gapes the shuddering ground;
Swifter shan rapid winds Canaan driven,
Refuse the condict of embattled heaven.
But the dire hail in vain the victims fly,
And death unbounded shook from all the sky.
The thunder's dark career the seraph's arm,
Fierce vengeance blazing down the immense of stori,
From falling groves to burning flames they flew;
Hail roars around and angry
hosts pursue : From shaking skies, Almighty arms are hurld And all the gloomy concave bursts upon the world.
ADDRESS to the Deity.
ATHER of light! exhaustless source of good!
Supreme, eternal, self-existent God!
Before the beamy sun dispens'd a'ray,
Flam'd in the azure vault, and gave the day,
Before the glimmering moon, with borrow'd light,
Shone queen, ainid the silver host of night,
High in the heavens, thou reign'st superior lord,
By suppliant angels worship’ and ador'd.
With the celestial choir then let me join
In cheerful praises to the Power Divine.
To sing thy praise, do thou, O God! inspire
A mortal breast with more than mortal fire,
In dreadful majesty thou sitst enthron'd,
With light encircled and with glory crown'd :
Through all infinitude extends thy reign,
For thee nor heaven, nor heaven of heavens contain,
But tho' thy throne is fix'd above the sky,
Thy omnipresence fills immensity,
Saints rob'd in white, to thee their anthems bring, And radiant martyrs hallelujahs sing: Heaven's universal host their voices raise In one eternal concert to thy praise. And round thy awful throne, with one accord, Sing holy, holy, holy, is the Lord.