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I, too, o'er fancy's milky-way would rove,

But sadness chains to earth my pensive mind.

When by the huddling brooklet's secret brim

I pause, and woo the dreams of Helicon, Sudden my saddest thoughts revert to him (gone.

Who taught that brook to wind, and now is

When by the poets' sacred urns I kneel,

And rapture springs exultant to my reed, The pæan dies, and sadder measures steal,

And grief and Montague demand the meed.

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Thou mongrel, who dost show thy teeth, and yelp,

And bay the harmless stranger on his way, Yet, when the wolf appears, dost roar for help,

And scamperest quickly from the bloody fray; Dare but on my fair fame to cast a slur,

And I will make thee know, unto thy pain, Thou vile old good-for-nothing cur !

I, a Laconian dog, can bite again: Yes, I can make the Daunian tiger flee, Much more a bragging, foul-mouth'd whelp like Beware Lycambes', or Bupalus' fateThe wicked still shall meet my deadly hate; And know, when once I seize upon my prey,

I do not languidly my wrongs bemoan; I do not whine and cant the time away,

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TO THE MORNING STAR.

Many invoke pale Hesper's pensive sway,
When rest supine leans o’er the pillowing clouds,

And the last tinklings come
From the safe folded flock.

But me, bright harbinger of coming day,
Who shone the first on the primeval morn:

Me, thou delightest more-
Chastely luxuriant.

Let the poor silken sons of slothful pride
Press now their downy couch in languid ease,

While visions of dismay
Flit o'er their troubled brain.

Be mine to view, awake to nature's charms,
Thy paly flame evanish from the sky,

As gradual day usurps
The welkin's glowing bounds.

Mine, to snuff up the pure ambrozial breeze,
Which bears aloft the rose-bound car of morn,

And mark his early flight
The rustling skylark wing.

And thou, Hygeia, shalt my steps attend,
Thou, whom distracted, I so lately woo'd,

As on my restless bed
Slow past the tedious night;

And slowly, by the taper's sickly gleam,
Drew my dull curtain ; and with anxious eye

Strove through the veil of night
To mark the tardy morn.

Thou, Health, shalt bless me in my early walk,
As o’er the upland slope I brush the dew,

And feel the genial thrill
Dance in my lighten'd veins.

And as I mark the Cotter from his shed
Peep out with jocund face—thou, too, Content,

Shalt steal into my breast,
Thy mild, thy placid sway.

Star of the morning! these, thy joys, I'll share,
As rove my pilgrim feet the sylvan haunts;

While to thy blushing shrine
Due orisons shall rise.

THE HERMIT OF THE PACIFIC;

OR, THE HORRORS OF UTTER SOLITUDE.

OH! who can paint the unspeakable dismay
Of utter Solitude, shut out from all
Of social intercourse.-Oh! who can say
What haggard horrors hold in shuddering thrall

Him, who by some Carvaggian waterfall
A shipwreck'd man hath scoop'd his desert cave,
Where Desolation, in her giant pall,

Sits frowning on the ever-falling wave,
That wooes the wretch to dig, by her loud shore,

his grave.

Thou youthful pilgrim, whose untoward feet
Too early hath been torn in life's rough way,
Thou, who endow'd with Fancy's holiest heat,
Seest dark Misfortune cloud thy morning ray:
Though doom'd in penury to pine thy day,
O seek not,-seek not in the glooms to shroud
Of waste, or wilderness—a cast-away-

Where noise intrudes not, save when in the cloud, Riding sublime, the storm roars fearfully, and loud.

Though man to man be as the ocean shark, Reckless, and unrelentingly severe; [dark, Though friendship's cloak must veil the purpose While the red poinard glimmers in the rear, Yet, is society most passing dear. [refined Though mix'd with clouds, its sunshine gleams Will through the glooms most pleasantly appear,

And soothe thee, when thy melancholy mind Must ask for comfort else of the loud pitiless wind.

Yet is it distant from the Muse's theme
To bid thee fly the rural covert still,
And plunge impetuous in the busy stream,
Of crowds to take of * * joys thy fill.
Ah! no, she wooes thee to attune thy quill

In some low village's remote recess,
Where thou may'st learn-0 enviable skill,-

To heal the sick, and soothe the comfortless,
To give, and to receive-be blessed, and to bless.

God unto men hath different powers assign'dThere be, who love the city's dull turmoil; There be, who, proud of an ambitious mind, From lonely Quiet's hermit-walks recoil: Leave thou these insects to their grov'lling toilThou, whom retired leisure best can please; For thee, the hazle copse's verdant aisle,

And summer bower, befitting studious ease, Prepare a keener bliss than they shall ever seize.

Lo, the grey morning climbs the eastern tower,
The dew-drop glistening in her op’ning eye;
Now on the upland lawn salute the hour
That wakes the warbling woods to melody;
There sauntering on the stile, embower'd high
With fragrant hawthorn, and the gadding brier,
Pore on thy book, or cast by fits thine eye

Where far below, hill, dale, and village spire, And brook, and mead, and wood, far from the sight

retire.

But what are these, forsaken and forlorn?
'Tis animation breathes the subtle spell-
Hark! from the echoing wood the mellow horn
Winds round from hill to hill, with distant swell;
The peasant's matin rises from the dell;
The heavy wagon creaks upon its way,

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