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quences / 7 of a | thousand | errors, | 7 continues | still to | blunder, | | 7 and whose | age ? | 7 has | only | added obstinacy | 7 to stu | pidity, | 7 is surely the object 1,7 of either ab | horrence | 7 or con | tempt; 711 7 and de serves not | 7 that his

7 | grey 7 | head 7 1 7 should se , cure him from | insults. || | Much | more 7 | 7 is | he to be ab | horred

7 | who, 7 | as he has ad ) vanced in / age, 7 | 7 has

receded from virtue, | 7 and becomes more wicked | 7 with less temp / tation: 117 who | pros

1 titutes himself for money 1 7 which he | cannot en

I joy, 7 | 7 and spends the remains of his life 7 :17 in the ruin of his / country. || |

1 7 But | youth 7 | 7 is not my | only I crime. 91 || I have been ac / cused | 7 of | acting a the , atrical | part. 7111

17 A the atrical | part, 7 | may 7 | either im | ply 7 | some pe | culi | arities of gesture, | 7 or a dissimu | lation of my | real | sentiments, | 7 and an a

1 doption of the opinions and language | 7 of an other | man. 9111

7 In the first 7 | sense, 7 1 7 the charge is too 7 | trifling | 7 to be con | futed ; |! 7 and de serves

| only to be mentioned || 7 that it may be de spised. 7|| | am at | liberty | 7 (like I every | other | man) 717 to I use my | own 7 | language: 17 and I tho’I | mày 7 | 7 per | haps, 7 | 7 have some 1

7 7 1 7 am | bition, / yet to 1 please 7 | this 7 | gentleman, | I shall not I lay myself | 7 under | any re |

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straint, 7 17 or | very 1 7 so I licitously | copy | his 7 | diction, | 7 or his 7 | mein; 9 17 how | ever | 7 matured by | age, 7 | 7 or | modelled by ex perience. || 17 If | any man | shall, 7 1 7 by | charging me | 7 with the | atrical be | haviour, | 7 im | ply 17 17 that I | utter | any | sentiments | but my | own, 717 I shall | treat 7 | him ? | as a ca | lumniator | 7 and a | villain: | | nor shall | any pro | tection | shelter him | 7 from the treatment | 7 which he de | serves. 7||17|| shall, 7 | 7 on such an occasion, | 7 with | out 7 | scruple | trample upon | all 7

| those 7 | forms 7 | with which wealth and dignity | 7 en | trench themselves ; | | nor shall | any thing | but 7 | age 7 | 7 re | strain my re / sentment:

I age, | 7 which | always | brings 7 | one 7 | privilege ; | | that 7 | 7 of being | insolent | 7 and super | cilious / 7 wit | hout 7 | punishment. [1]

But with regard to those | whom I have of | fended, | I am of o | pinion | 7 that if I had | acted a | borrowed | part, 7 | I should have a / voided their

| censure. 1 | 17 The heat that of | fended them | 7 is the | ardour of con | viction, | 7 and that | zeal for the | service of my | country, 17 which neither | hope, 7 | 7 nor / fear, 7 | 7 shall | influence me | 7 to sup | press. 7|| 17 || will not | sit uncon

7 cerned 7 | while my | liberty 1 7 is in vaded; / 7 nor look in | silence | 7 upon | public | robbery. Il|I will ex | ert my endeavours 1 7 (at what | ever | hazard) 1 7 to re | pel the ag i gressor, | 7 and drag the | thief to l justice, | | what 7 | power / so 7 | ev

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er 17 may pro / tect the | villany, | 7 and who 1 ever / 7. may par | take 7 | 7 of the') plunder. Il 1

THE PASSIONS.

COLLINS.

7 When | Music | | heavenly I maid! 7 | 7 was

young, 7|| 7 Ere / yet 7 | 7 in early | Greece, g 1 7 she / sung,

711 7 The Passions / | oft 7 | 7 to 1 hear her / shell, 7

i Throng'd a | round her | magic | cell; 7111 7 Ex / ulting | | trembling ! | raging | | faint

ing, 7 Pos | sess'd | 7 beyond the Muse's | painting :

1 ill 7 By | turns 7 | 7 they | felt the / glowing | mind 7 | 7 Dis | turb'd 7 | 7 de | lighted | rais’d 7.11 7 re

| fined; 711 17 Till | once, 7 1 7 'tis | said, 7 1 7 when all

1 were / fired, 71

명 | Filld with | fury | | rapt 7 1 7 in 1 spired! 7

Il From the sup | porting | myrtles | round, 7 | 7 They | snatch'd her | instruments of sound; 7 1

ill And (as they | oft 7 1 7 had heard a 1 part, 7||

| Sweet | lessons | 7 of her forceful | art) 7!

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| Each, 717 (for | madness / ruld the 1 hour)

| 7 Would I prove his own 7 1 7 ex | pressive 1 pow'r.

Il First 7 | Fear 7 | 17 his hand, 7 | 7 its | skill to

| try, 71 19 A | mid the chords 7 1 7 be | wilder'd | laid, 91

1 7 And back re | coild 7 | 7 he knew not | why 7 |

1 Even at the sound 7 | 7 him self 7 | 7 had made.

7111 Next 7 | Anger | rush’d; 7 1 7 his eyes on fire,

71 7 In | lightnings | own'd his secret | stings:7|| 7 With one 7 | rude 7 | clash, 7 1 7 he / struck the

។ | lyre, 711 y And / swept, with | hurried | hand 717 the

strings. 7111 7 With I woeful | measures ! | wan Des 1 pair 7 | | Low 7 | sullen | sounds 717 his grief be

guiled: 711 7 A solemn || strange 7 | 7 and mingled | air: 7

11 7 Twas sad 7 | 7 by | fits 7 1 7 by | starts 7 | 7 twas

wild. 711 7 But I thou 7 | 07 | Hope! 7 1 7 with | eyes 7 |

so 7 | fair, 7 | | What was thy de | lighted | measure?!! Still it, whisper'd | promis'd | pleasure, And bade the lovely / scenes 7 | 7 at distance

| | hail ! 7|||

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Still would her | touch 7 | 7 the | strain pro | long ; 7

Il And from the rocks, 7 | 7 the I wood, 7 1 7 the

vale, 7 | 7 She | callid on | Echo I still 7 | 7 through | all her

song ; 7 7 And | where her | sweetest | theme, 7 | 7 she /

chose, 7 | 7 A | soft res , ponsive | voice, 7 | 7 was I heard | 7

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at every close; 7|| 7 And | Hope, 7 1 7 en | chanted, I smil'd 717

| and wav'd her golden hair. 7||| 7 And longer | 7 had she / sung 7 | | but, 717

with a | frown, 71 7 Re | venge, 7 | 7 im | patient | rose: 711 7 He I threw his | blood 7 | stain'd 7 | sword, 717

in thunder | down; 7|
And with a | withering i look, 7 |

7 7 The war de nouncing | trumpet | took, 7 | 7 And blew a | blast 7 | so 7 | loud and dread, 1

| 71 7 Were , ne'er pro | phetic | sounds 9 |

so 7 | full of | wo ! 71 | 7 And, | ever and a | non, 7 | 7 he beat 7 | 7 The doubling | drum, 7 | 7 with | furious heat :

7 | 17 And / tho' 7 | some 7 | times, 7 | 7 each | dreary |

pause be | tween, 7 | 7 De 1 jected | Pity, 1 7 at his | side, 711 7 Her | soul-sub | duing | voice 7 | 7 ap | ply'd, 7 |

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