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A thousand accidents the farmer's hopes By stormy shocks, must not neglected lie, Subvert, or check ; uncertain all his toil,

The prey of worms: a frugal man I knew, Till lusty Autumn's lukewarm days, allay'd Rich in one barren acre, which, subdued With gentle colds, insensibly confirm

By endless culture, with sufficient Must His ripening labours : Autumn, to the fruits His casks replenish'd yearly: he no more Earth’s various lap produces, vigour gives

Desir'd, nor wanted; diligent to learn Equal, intenerating milky grain,

The various seasons, and by skill repel Berries, and sky-dy'd Plums, and what in coat Invading pests, successful in his cares, Rough, or soft-rin'd, or bearded husk, or shell ; Till the damp Libyan wind, with tempests arm d Fat Olives, and Pistacio's fragrant nut,

Outrageous, bluster'd horrible amidst And the Pine's tasteful apple : Autumn paints His Cider-grove: o'erturn’d by furious blasts, Ausonian hills with Grapes ; whilst English plains The sightly ranks fall prostrate, and around Blush with pomaceous harvests, breathing sweets. Their fruitage scatter'd, froin the genial boughs O let me now, when the kind early dew

Stript immature : yet did he not repine, Unlocks th’ embosom’d odours, walk among Nor curse his stars : but prudent, his fallen leaps The well-rang'd files of trees, whose full-ag'd store Collecting, cherish'd with the tepid wreaths Diffuse ambrosial steams, thar. Myrrh, or Nard, Of tedded grass, and the Sun's mellowing beams More grateful, or perfuming flowery Bean! Rivall’d with artful heats, and thence procur'd Soft whispering airs, and the lark's mattin song A costly liquor, by improving time, Then woo to musing, and becalm the mind Equallid with what the happiest vintage bears Perplex'd with irksome thoughts. Thrice happy time, But this I warn thee, and shall always warn, Best portion of the various year, in which

No heterogeneous mixtures use, as some Nature rejoiceth, siniling on her works

With wat’ry turnips have debas'd their wines, Lovely, to full perfection wrought! but ah! Too frugal; nor let the crude humours dance Short are our joys, and neighbouring griefs disturb In heated brass, steaming with fire intense; Our pleasant hours ! inclement Winter dwells Although Devonia much commends the use Contiguous ; forthwith frosty blasts deface Of strengthening Vulcan : with their native strengtb The blithsome year : trees of their shrivelled fruits Thy wines sufficient, other aid refuse; Are widow'd, dreary storms o'er all prevail ! And, when th'allotted orb of time's complete, Now, now 's the time, ere hasty suns forbid Are more commended than the labour'd drinks To work, disburthen thou thy sapless wood

Nor let thy avarice tempt thee to withdraw Of its rich progeny ; the turgid fruit

The priest's appointed share ; with cheerful heart Abounds with mellow liquor: now exhort

The tenth of thy increase bestow, and own Thy hirds to exercise the pointed steel

Heaven's bounteous goodness, that will sure repay On the hard rock, and give a wheely form

Thy grateful duty: this neglected, fear To the expected grinder : now prepare

Signal avengeance, such as overtook Materials for thy mill; a sturdy post

A miser, that unjustly once withheld Cylindric, to support the grinder's weight

The clergy's due : relying on himself, Excessive ; and a flexile sallow, intrencli’d, His fields he tended, with successless care, Rounding, capacious of the juicy hord.

Early and late, when or unwish'd-for rain
Nor must thou not be mindful of thy press, Descended, or unseasonable frosts
Long ere the vintage ; but with timely care Curb’d his increasing hopes ; or, when around
Shave the goat's shaggy beard, lest thou too late The clouds dropt fatness, in the middle sky
In vain should'st seek a strainer to dispart

The dew suspended staid, and left unmoist
The husky, terrene dregs, from purer Must. His execrable glebe : recording this,
Be cautious next a proper steed to find,

Be just, and wise, and tremble to transgress. Whose prime is past; the vigorous horse disdains Learn now the promise of the coming year, Such servile labours, or, if forc'd, forgets

To know, that by no flattering signs abus'd, His past achievements, and victorious

palms. Thou wisely may'st provide: the various Moon Blind Bayard rather, worn with work, and years, Prophetic, and attendant stars, explain Shall roll th' unwieldy stone; with sober pace Each rising dawn; ere icy crusts surmount He'll tread the circling path till dewy eve, The current stream, the heavenly orbs serene From early day-spring, pleas’d to find his age Twinkle with trembling rays, and Cynthia glows Declining not unuseful to his lord.

With light unsully’d: now the fowler, warn'd Some, when the press, by utmost vigour screw'd, By these good omens, with swift early steps (glades Has drain'd the pulpous mass, regale their swine Treads the crimp earth, ranging through fields and With the dry refuse; thou, more wise, shall steep Offensive to the birds; sulphureous death Thy husks in water, and again employ

Checks their mid flight, and heedless while they strain The ponderous engine. Water will imbibe Their tuneful throats, the towering, heavy lead The small remains of spirit, and acquire

O'ertakes their speed; they leave their little lives A vinous flavour ; this the peasants blithe

Above the clouds, precipitant to Earth. Will quaff, and whistle, as thy tinkling team The woodcock's early visit, and abode They drive, and sing of Fusca's radiant eyes, Of long continuance in our temperate clime, Pleas'd with the medley draught. Nor shalt thou now Foretell a liberal harvest; he of times Reject the apple-cheese, though quite exhaust: Intelligent, the harsh Hyperborean ice Even now 'twill cherish, and improve the roots Shuns for our equal winters; when our suns Of sickly plants; new vigour hence convey'd Cleave the chill'd soil, he backward wings his way Will yield an harvest of unusual growth.

To Scandinavian frozen summers, meet Such profit springs from husks discreetly us'd ! For his numb’d blood. But nothing profits more The tender apples, from their parents rent

Than freouent snows: 0. may'st thou often see

Thy furrows whiten'd by the woolly rain

Egregious, Rum, and Rice's spirit extract. Nutritious! secret nitre lurks within

For here, expos'd to perpendicular rays,
The porous wet, quickening the languid glebe. In vain they covet shades, and Thracia's gales,

Sometimes thou shalt with fervent vows implore Pining with equinoctial heat, unless
A moderate wind: the orchat loves to wave The cordial glass perpetual motion keep,
With winter winds, before the gems exert

Quick circuiting; nor dare they close their eyes,
Their feeble heads; the loosen'd roots then drink Void of a bulky charger near their lips,
Large increment, earnest of happy years.

With which, in often interrupted sleep, Nor will it nothing profit to observe

Their frying blood compels to irrigate The monthly stars, their powerful influence Their dry-furr'd tongues, else minutely to death D'er planted fields, what vegetables reign

Obnoxious, dismal death, th' effect of drought !
Under each sign. On our account has Jove More happy they, born in Columbus' world,
Indulgent, to all moons some succulent plant Carybbes, and they, whom the Cotton plant
Allotted, that poor helpless man might slack With downy-sprouting vests arrays! their woods
dis present thirst, and matter find for toil. Bow with prodigious nuts, that give at once
Now will the Corinths, now the Rasps, supply Celestial food, and nectar ; then, at hand
Delicious draughts; the Quinces now, or Plums, The Lemon, uncorrupt with voyage long,
Or Cherries, or the fair Thisbeian fruit

To vinous spirits added (heavenly drink !)
tre prest to wines; the Britons squeeze the works They with pneumatic engine ceaseless draw,
Df sedulous bees, and mixing odorous herbs Intent on laughter; a continual tide
Prepare balsamic cups, to wheezing lungs

Flows from th’ exhilarating fount. As, when
Iedicinal, and short-breath'd, ancient sires. Against a secret cliff, with sudden shock
But, if thou 'rt indefatigably bent

A ship is dash'd, and leaking drinks the sea, o toil, and omnifarious drinks would'st brew; Th' astonish'd mariners aye ply the pump, Besides the orchat, every hedge and bush

Nor stay, nor rest, till the wide breach is clos'd : iffords assistance; ev'n afflictive Birch,

So they (but cheerful) unfatigued, still move Curs'd by unletter'd, idle youth, distils

The draining sucker, then alone concern'd i limpid current from her wounded bark, When the dry bowl forbids their pleasing work. rofuse of nursing sap. When solar beams

But if to hoarding thou art bent, thy hopes ’arch thirsty human veins, the damask'd meads, Are frustrate, should'st thou think thy pipes will flow inforc'd, display ten thousand painted flowers With early limpid wine. The hoarded store, Iseful in potables. Thy little sons

And the harsh draught, must twice endure the Sun's 'ermit to range the pastures : gladly they Kind strengthening heat, twice Winter's purging Vill mow the Cowslip-posies, faintly sweet,

cold. Tom whence thou artificial wines shalt drain There are, that a compounded Auid drain If icy taste, that, in mid fervours, best

From different mixtures, Woodcock, Pippin, Moyle, lack craving thirst, and mitigate the day.

Rough Eliot, sweet Permain: the blended streams Happy Tërne *, whose most wholesome air (Each mutually correcting each) create 'oisons envenom'd spiders, and forbids

A pleasurable medley, of what taste 'he baleful toad, and viper, from her shore ! Hardly distinguish’d; as the showery arch, lore happy in her balmy draughts, enrich'd With listed colours gay, ore, azure, gules, Vith miscellaneous spices, and the root,

Delights and puzzles the beholder's eye, For thirst-abating sweetness prais’d) which wide That views the wat'ry brede, with thousand shows xtend her fame, and to each drooping heart Of painture vary'd, yet 's unskill'd to tell resent redress, and lively health convey.

Or where one colour rises, or one faints. See, how the Belgæ, sedulous and stout,

Some Ciders have by art, or age, unlearn'd jith bowls of fattening Mum, or blissful cups Their genuine relish, and of sundry vines if kernel-relish'd fluids, the fair star

Assum'd the flavour; one sort counterfeits If early Phosphorus salute, at noon

The Spanish product; this, to Gauls has seem'd ocund with frequent-rising fumes ! by use The sparkling Nectar of Champaigne; with that, astructed, thus to quell their native phlegm

A German oft has swill'd his throat, and sworn, Yevailing, and engender wayward mirth.

Deluded, that imperial Rhine bestow'd What need to treat of distant climes, remov'd The generous rummer, whilst the owner, pleas’d, 'ar from the sloping journey of the year,

Laughs inly at his guests, thus entertain'd leyond Petsora, and Islandic coasts ?

With foreign vintage from his cider cask. Vhere ever-during snows, perpetual shades

Soon as thy liquor from the narrow cells If darkness, would congeal their livid blood, Of close-prest husks is freed, thou must refrain Did not the Arctic tract spontaneous yield

Thy thirsty soul ; let none persuade to broach i cheering purple berry, big with wine,

Thy thick, unwholesome, undigested cades : ntensely fervent, which each hour they crave, The hoary frosts, and northern blasts, take care pread round a flaming pile of pines, and oft Thy muddy beverage to serene, and drive They interlard their native drinks with choice Precipitant the baser, ropy lees. Df strongest Brandy, yet scarce with these aids And now thy wine's transpicuous, purg'd from all inabled to prevent the sudden rot

Its earthy gross, yet let it feed awhile ) freezing nose, and quick-decaying feet

On the fat refuse, lest, too soon disjoin'd, Nor less the sable borderers of Nile,

From sprightly, it to sharp or vapid change. Nor they who Taprobane manure, nor they, When to convenient vigour it attains, Whom sunny Bornio bears, are stor'd with streams Suffice it to provide a brazen tube

Inflext; self-taught, and voluntary, lies

The dofocotid lig


Ascending, then by downward tract convey'd, Courage and mirth : magnificent in thought,
Spouts into subject vessels, lovely clear.

Imaginary riches he enjoys,
As when a noontide sun, with summer beams, And in the gaol expatiates unconfin'd.
Darts through a cloud, her wat'ry skirts are edg'd Nor can the poet Bacchus' praise indite,
With lucid amber, or undrossy gold :

Debarr'd his grape : the Muses still require
So, and so richly, the purg'd liquid shines. Humid regalement, nor will aught avail

Now also, when the colds abate, nor yet Imploring Phæbus, with unmoisten'd lips. Full summer shines, a dubious season, close Thus to the generous bottle all incline, In glass thy purer streams, and let them gain, By parching thirst allurid: with vehement suns From due confinement, spirit, and flavour new. When dusty Summer bakes the crumbling clods, For this intent, the subtle chymist feeds

How pleasant is 't, beneath the twisted arch Perpetual flames, whose unresisted force,

Of a retreating bower, in mid-day's reign O'er sand, and ashes, and the stubborn flint To ply the sweet carouse, remote from noise, Prevailing, turns into a fusil sea,

Secur'd of feverish heats! When th' aged year That in his furnace bubbles sunny-red :

Inclines, and Boreas' spirit blusters frore, From hence a glowing drop with hollow'd steel Beware th' inclement Heavens; now let thy hearth He takes, and by one efficacious breath

Crackle with juiceless boughs ; thy lingering blood Dilates to a surprising cube, or sphere,

Now instigate with th' apple's powerful streams. Or oval, and fit receptacles forms

Perpetual showers, and stormy gusts confine For every liquid, with his plastic lungs,

The willing ploughman, and December warns To human life subservient; by his means

To annual jollities; now sportive youth Ciders in metal frail improve: the Moyle,

Carol incondite rhymes, with suiting notes, And tasteful Pippin, in a moon's short year, And quaver unharmonious; sturdy swains Acquire complete perfection : now they smoke In clean array for rustic dance prepare, Transparent, sparkling in each drop, delight Mixt with the buxom damsels; hand in hand Of curious palate, by fair virgins crav'd.

They frisk and bound, and various mazes weare, But harsher fluids different lengths of time Shaking their brawny limbs, with uncouth mien, Expect: thy flask will slowly mitigate

Transported, and sometimes an oblique leer The Eliot's roughness. Stirom, firmest fruit, Dart on their loves, sometimes an hasty kiss Embottled (long as Priæmian Troy

Steal from unwary lasses ; they with scorn, Withstood the Greeks) endures, ere justly mild. And neck reclin'd, resent the ravish'd bliss, Soften'd by age, it youthful vigour gains.

Meanwhile blind British bards with volant touch Fallacious drink! ye honest men, beware,

Traverse loquacious strings, whose solemn notes Nor trust its smoothness; the third circling glass Provoke to harmless revels; these among, Suffices virtue : but may hypocrites,

A subtle artist stands, with wondrous bag (That slyly speak one thing, another think, That bears imprison'd winds (of gentler sort Hateful as Hell) pleas'd with the relish weak, Than those, which erst Laertes' son enclos'd.) Drink on unwarn'd, till by enchanting cups Peaceful they sleep; but let the tuneful squeeze Infatuate, they their wily thoughts disclose, Of labouring elbow rouze them, out they fly And through intemperance grow awhile sincere. Melodious, and with sprightly accents charm.

The farmer's toil is done; his cades mature 'Midst these desports, forget they not to drench Now call for vent; his lands exhaust permit Themselves with bellying goblets; nor, when Spring T' indulge awhile. Now solemn rites he pays Returns, can they refuse to usher in To Bacchus, author of heart-cheering mirth. The fresh-born year with loud acclaim, and store His honest friends, at thirsty hour of dusk, Of jovial draughts, now, when the sappy boughs Come uninvited; he with bounteous hand

Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudiments Imparts his smoking vintage, sweet reward Of future harvest. When the Gnossian crown Of his own industry; the well-fraught bowl Leads on expected autumn, and the trees Circles incessant, whilst the humble cell

Discharge their mellow burthens, let them thank With quavering laugh and rural jests resounds. Boon Nature, that thus annually supplies Ease, and content, and undissembled love, Their vaults, and with her former liquid gifts Shine in each face; the thoughts of labour past Exhilarates their languid minds, within Increase their joy : As, from retentive cage The golden mean confin'd: beyond there's nought When sullen Philomel escapes, her notes

Of health, or pleasure. Therefore, when thy heart She varies, and of past imprisonment

Dilates with fervent joys, and eager soul Sweetly complains; her liberty retriev'd

Prompts to pursue the sparkling glass, be sure Cheers her sad soul, improves her pleasing song. 'Tis time to shun it; if thou wilt prolong Gladsome they quaff, yet not exceed the bounds Dire compotation, forthwith Reason quits Of healthy temperance, nor encroach on night, Her empire to confusion, and misrule, Season of rest, but well bedew'd repair

And vain debates; then twenty tongues at once Each to his home, with unsupplanted feet.

Conspire in senseless jargon, nought is heard Ere Heaven 's emblazon'd by the rosy dawn, But din, and various clamour, and mad rant: Domestic cares awake them ; brisk they rise, Distrust, and jealousy to these succeed, Refresh'd, and lively with the joys that flow And anger-kindling taunt, the certain bane From amicable talk, and moderate cups

Of well-knit fellowship. Now horrid frays Sweetly interchang'd. The pining lover finds Commence, the brimming glasses now are hurl'd Present redress, and long oblivion


With dire intent; bottles with bottles clash Of coy Lucinda. Give the debtor wine ;

In rude encounter, round their temples fly His joys are short, and few ; yet when he drinks, The sharp-edg’d fragments, down their batterid His dread retires, the flowing glasses add


Mix'd gore and clder flow. What shall we say Rejoice, 0 Albion! sever'd from the world
Of rash Elpenor, who in evil hour

By Nature's wise indulgence, indigent
Dry'd an immeasurable bowl, and thought Of nothing from without; in one supreme
T exhale his surfeit by irriguous sleep,

Entirely blest ; and from beginning time
Imprudent? him Death's iron-sleep opprest, Design'd thus happy; but the fond desire
Descending careless from his couch; the fall Of rule and grandeur multiply'd a race
Luxt his neck-joint, and spinal marrow bruis’d. Of kings, and numerous sceptres introduc'd,
Nor need we tell what anxious cares attend Destructive of the public weal.

For now
The turbulent mirth of wine ; nor all the kinds Each potentate, as wary fear, or strength,
Of maladies, that lead to Death's grim cave, Or emulation urg'd, his neighbour's bounds
Wrought by intemperance, joint-racking gout, Invades, and ampler territory seeks
Intestine stone, and pining atrophy,

With ruinous assault; on every plain
Chill even when the Sun with July heats

Host cop'd with host, dire was the din of war, Fries the scorch'd soil, and dropsy all a-float, And ceaseless, or short truce haply procur'd Yet craving liquids : nor the Centaurs tale

By havoc, and dismay, till jealousy Be bere repeated; how, with lust and wine

Rais'd new combustion. Thus was peace in vain Infam'd, they fought, and split their drunken souls Sought for by martial deeds, and conflict stern: At feasting hour. Ye heavenly Powers, that guard Till Edgar grateful (as to those who pine The British isles, such dire events remove

A dismal half-year night, the orient beam Far from fair Albion, nor let civil broils

Of Phæbus' lamp) arose, and into one
Fernient from social cups: may we, remote

Cemented all the long-contending powers,
From the hoarse, brazen sound of war, enjoy Pacific monarch; then her lovely head
Our humid products, and with seemly draughts Concord rear'd high, and all around diffus'd
Enkindle mirth, and hospitable love.

The spirit of love. At ease, the bards new strung Too oft, alas! has mutual hatred drench'd

Thcir silent harps, and taught the woods and vales, Our swords in native blood; too oft has pride, In uncouth rhymes, to echo Edgar's name. And hellish discord, and insatiate thirst

Then gladness smil'd in every eye; the years
Of others rights, our quiet discompos'd.

Ran smoothly on, productive of a line
Have we forgot, how fell Destruction rag'd Of wise, heroic kings, that by just laws
Wide-spreading, when by Eris' torch incens'd Establish'd happiness at home, or crush'd
Our fathers warr'd? what heroes, signalis'd Insulting enemies in furthest climes,
For loyalty and prowess, met their fate

Sce lion-hearted Richard, with his force
Untimely, undeserv'd! how Bertie fell,

Drawn from the North, to Jewry's hallow'd plains ! Compton, and Granville, dauntless sons of Mars, Piously valiant (like a torrent swell’d Fit themes of endless grief, but that we view With wintry tempests, that disdains mounds, Their virtues yet surviving in their race !

Breaking a way impetuous, and involves Can we forget, how the mad, headstrong rout Within its sweep, trees, houses, men) he press’d Defy'd their prince to arms, nor made account Amidst the thickest battle, and o'erthrew Of faith or duty, or allegiance sworn ?

Whate'er withstood his zealous rage: no pause, Apostate, atheist rebels ! bent to ill,

No stay of slaughter, found his vigorous arm, With seeming sanctity, and cover'd fraud,

But th' unbelieving squadrons turn'd to flight, Instill’d by him, who first presum'd t'oppose Smote in the rear, and with dishonest wounds Omnipotence; alike their crime, th' event

Mangled behind. The Soldan, as he fed, Was not alike; these triumph’d, and in height Oft call’d on Alla, gnashing with despite, Of barbarous malice, and insulting pride,

And shame, and murmur'd many an empty curse. Abstain'd not from imperial blood. O fact

Behold third Edward's streamers blazing high Unparallel'd! O Charles, O best of kings! On Gallia's hostile ground ! his right withheld, What stars their black disastrous influence shed

Awakens vengeance.

O imprudent Gauls,
On thy nativity, that thou should'st fall

Relying on false hopes, thus to incense
Thus, by inglorious hands, in this thy realm, The warlike English! One important day
Supreme and innocent, adjudg'd to death

Shall teach you meaner thoughts. Eager of fight, By those thy mercy only would have sav'd!

Fierce Brutus' offspring to the adverse front Yet was the Cider-land unstain'd with guilt;

Advance resistless, and their deep array The Cider-land, obsequious still to thrones, With furious inroad pierce : the mighty force Abhorr'd such base disloyal deeds, and all

Of Edward twice o'erturn'd their desperate king; Her pruning-hooks extended into swords,

Twice he arose, and join'd the horrid shock : Undaunted, to assert the trampled rights

The third time, with his wide-extended wings, Of monarchy: but, ah! successless she,

He fugitive declin'd superior strength, However faithful ! then was no regard

Discomfited; pursued, in the sad chase Of right, or wrong.

And this once happy land, Ten thousand ignominious fall; with blood By homebred fury rent, long groan'd beneath The vallies float. Great Edward thus aveng'd, Tyrannic sway, till fair revolving years

With golden Iris his broad shield emboss’d. Our exil'd kings and liberty restor’d.

Thrice glorious prince! whom Fame with all her Now we exult, by mighty Anna's care

tongues Secure at home, while she to foreign realms

For ever shall resound. Yet from his loins Sends forth her dreadful legions, and restrains New authors of dissension spring : from him The rage of kings: here, nobly she supports Two branches, that in hosting long contend Justice oppress'd; here, her victorious arms For sov'reign sway; and can such anger dwell Quell the ambitious: from her hand alone

In noblest minds? But little now avail'd
'The lies of friendshin · Peery man as lol

All Bone Cars avonce or homes media

By inclination, or vain hope, repair'd

Peculiar ends, on each side resolute
To either camp, and breath'd immortal hate, To fly conjunction; neither fear, nor hope,
And dire revenge.

Now horrid Slaughter reigns: Nor the sweet prospect of a mutual gain,
Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance,

Could aught avail, till prudent Anna said, Careless of duty, and their native grounds

Let there be union : strait with reference due Distain with kindred blood; the twanging bows To her command, they willingly unite, Send showers of shafts, that on their barbed points One in affection, laws and government, Alternate ruin bear. Here might you see Indissolubly firm; from Dubris south, Barons, and peasants on th' embattled field To northern Orcades, her long domain. Slain, or half-dead, in one huge, ghastly heap

And now, thus leagued by an eternal bond, Promiscuously amass'd. With dismal groans, What shall retard the Britons' bold designs, And ejulation, in the pangs of death

Or who sustain their force, in union knit,
Some call for aid, neglected; some o'erturn'd Sufficient to withstand the powers combin'd
In the fierce shock, lie gasping, and expire, Of all this globe ? At this important act
Trampled by fiery coursers : Horrour thus, The Mauritanian and Cathaian kings
And wild Uproar, and Desolation, reign'd

Already tremble, and th' unbaptis'd Turk
Unrespited. Ah! who at length will end

Dreads war from utmost Thule. Uncontrolld This long, pernicious fray? what man has Fate The British navy through the ocean vast Reserv'd for this great work ? - Hail, happy prince Shall wave her double cross, t' extremest climes Of Tudor's face, whom in the womb of Time Terrific, and return with odorous spoils Cadwallador foresaw ! thou, thou art he,

Of Araby well fraught, or Indus' wealth, Great Richmond Henry, that by nuptial rites Pearl, and barbaric gold: meanwhile the swains Must close the gates of Janus, and remove

Shall unmolested reap what Plenty strows Destructive Discord. Now no more the drum From well-stor'd horn, rich grain, and timely fruits Provokes to arms, or trumpet's clangour shrill The elder year, Pomona, pleas'd, shall deek Affrights the wives, or chills the virgin's blood; With ruby-tinctur'd births, whose liquid store But joy and pleasure open to the view

Abundant, flowing in well-blended streams Uninterrupted! with presaging skill

The native shall applaud; while glad they talk Thou to thy own unitest Fergus' line

Of baleful ills, caus'd by Bellona's wrath
By wise alliance: from thee James descends, In other realms; where'er the British spread
Heaven's chosen favourite, first Britannic king. Triumphant banners, or their fame has reach'd
To him alone hereditary right

Diffusive, to the utmost bounds of this
Gave power supreme; yet still some seeds remain d Wide universe, Silurian cider borne
Of discontent: two nations under one,

Shall please all tastes, and triumph o'er the vine. In laws and interest diverse, still pursued

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