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No'figh, no murmur, the wide world hall hear, 45
From ev'ry face he wipes off ev’sy tear.
In adamantine chains shall Death be bound,
And Hell's grim tyrant feel th' eternal woundo,
As the good i fhepherd teuds his fleecy care,
Seeks freshest palture, and the pure air,

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Explores the loft, the wand'ring sheep directs,
By day o'ersees them, and by night pzotects,
The tender lambs he raises in his

arms,
Feeds from his hand, and in his bosom warms;
Thus shall mankind bis guardian care engage,
The promisod k father of the future age.
No more shall nation againt nation rise,,
Nor ardent warriors meet with hateful eyes,
Nor helds with gleaming steel be cover'd over,
The brazen trumpets

kindle

rage no more ; But useicis lances into scythes fhall bend, And the broad faulchion in a plow.share end. Then palaces fhall rise; the joyful Son Shall finith what his Mhort-liv'd Sire begun ;. Their vines a shadow to their race fall yield, 65 And the faine hand that sow'd, shall reap the field. The swain in barren" deserts with surprize Sees lilies spring, and sudden verdure rife;

IMITATIONS.
VER. 67. The Swain in barren deserts] Virg. E. iv, ver, 28,

Molli paulatim flavescet campus arista,
Incultisque rubens pendebit lentibus uva,

Et duræ quercus fudabunt roscida mella.
« The fields hall grow yellow with ripened ears, and the red,
grape Mall hang upon the wild brambles, and the hard oaks,
inall diftil honey like dew.”
Is A JAH, Ch. xxxv. ver. 7. “ The parched ground Malt be..

come a pool, and the thirsty land spriøgs of water : In the “ habitations where dragons lay, shall grass, and reeds and

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la Ch. xxv. ver. 8. i Ch. xl. ver. If. I Choii, ver, 4.

m Ch, xy, ver, 21, 22,

k Ch. ix. ver. 6. Ch, xxxv, ver, 1.7

And farts amidit the thirsty wilds to hear New falls of water murm’ring in his ear.... 70 On rifted rocks, the dragon's late abodes, The green reed trembles, and the bulruth nods. Waste sandy o valleys, once perplex'd with thorn, The spiry fir and shapely box adorn: To leaflefs fhrubs the Adw'ry palms succeed, 75 And od'rous myrtle to the noisome weed. The Plambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead, And boys in flow'ry bands the tiger lead; The steer and lion at one crib (all mect, And harmless ? ferpents lick the pilgrim's feet. 80 The smiling infant in his hand shall take The crested bafilisk and fpeckled snake, Pleas'd the green luftre of the scales survey, And with their forky tongue fall innocently play.

IMITATIONS.

“ ruffes.” Ch. lv. ver. 13. “ Instead of the thorn hall come up " the fir-tree, and iniiead of the triar, shall come up the myrtle

a tree.”

VER, 77. The lambs with wolves, etc.] Virg. E. iv. ver. 21.

Ipfæ lacte domum referent distenta capella
Ubera, nec magnos metuent armenta leones
Occidet et serpens, et fallax herba veneni

Occidet, “ The goats shall bear to the fold their udders distended with " milk : nor shall the herds be afraid of the greatest lions. The " serpent firall die, and the herb that conceals poison thall die."

ISAIAH, Ch. xi. ver. 6, etc. « The wolf shall dwell with the " lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf " and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child “ Mall lead them.-And the lion shall eat ftraw like the ox. And " the sucking child fall play on the hole of the asp, and the « weaned child fall put his hand on the den of the cockatrice."

Ch. xli. rer. 19. and Ch. lv. ver. 13, p Ch, xi, ver; 6; 7, 8. q Ch. Ixv. ver, 25.

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Rise, crown'd with light, imperial · Salem rise !

85 Exalt thy tow'ry head, and lift thy eyes ! See a long : race thy spacious courts adorn ; See future fons, and daughters yet unborn, In crouding ranks on ev'ry fide arise, Demanding life, impatient for the skies! See barb'rquş ' nations at thy gates attend, Walk in thy light, and in thy temple bend ; See thy bright altars throng'd with proftrate kings, And heap'd with products of u Sabæan springs ! For thee Idume's spicy forests blow,

95 And feeds of gold in Ophir's mountains glow. See heav'n its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day! No more the rising w Sun shall gild the morn, Nor ev'ning Cynthia fill her filver horn; But loft, diffolv'd in thy superior rays, One tide of glory, one unclouded blaze O’erflow thy courts : the Light himself shall shine Reveal'd, and God's eternal day be thine ! The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay, 105 Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away ; But fix'd his word, his faving pow'r remains; Thy realm for ever lasts, thy own Messiah reigns !

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I MITATIONS.

VIR. 85. Rife, crown'd with light, imperial Salem, rife!] The th aghts of Isaiah, which compose the latter part of the poem, are wonderfully elevated, and much above those general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftieft part of his Poilio. Magnus ab integro fæclorum nafiitur ordo!

toto furget gens aurea mundo!

incipient magni procedere menses !

Afpice, venturo lætentur ut omnia fæclo ! etc. The reader needs only to turn to the passages of Isaiah, here cited.. 1 Ch. Ix. ver, I. 8 Ch. lx. ver. 4.

t Ch. lx, ver. 3. u Ch. lx. verze

6.
Ch, lx, ver, 19, 20,

x Ch. liver. 6. and Ch, liv. ver 10.

WINDSOR-FOREST.

To the Right Honourable

GEORGE Lord LANSDOWN.

Non injufla cano: Te noftræ, Vare, myricæ,
Te Nemus omne canet: nec Phoebo gratior ulla est,
Quam fibi quæ Vari præfcripfit pagina nomen.

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