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But which (by absence taught) he now That, stemming thy relentless tide, doch idolize.
Sought the near shore where safety beckoning While the strain'd canvas courts the breeze, stood ?
His bosom labours with delight,
Ah, what a change is here!
Fill'd with rerror and amaze,
The scene grows darker as I gaze,
The fury of the deep is near.
Whilst clouds the firmament o'ercast,
The sun hath left the western sky;
And, sailing on the stormy blast,
The vent'rous sea-birds burrying home
ward Ay. Or rushes : 'rough the green wood shade, Where his low cot of comfort lies;
The waves, that late in frolic play'd, The taithiul wife, with triumph proud,
Are now with tentold wrath array'd, The hearty welcome pours aloud,
Darting quick flashes from their thousand Whilst his young children clasp his knee,
With anger heighten'd by the wind,
That fain their giant limbs would bind,
When to fierce strife the heavens and ocean Their long-lost sire they see.
rise. Orb of glory, to the west
Lo! sounding their defiance far, Thou spreadest fast chy stately form,
The ancient rivals rush to war: In robes of dazzling amber drest,
No common vengeance round is hurl'd; Whilst starting from their bed of rest Sphere with sphere, and world with world, Th' imperious night-winds rouse the slum. Dreadful in unavailing ire. bering storm :
Th'indignant winds awhile retire ; Yet, as the clouds erect their throne
Whilst the proud victor gazes round In one dark corner of the sky,
For some new foe, on whom to pour his And deep portentous voices moan
ragc. Upon the gale that whistles by;
That other foe he now hath found : D'er the vext and boundless tide
See, the combatants engage! Sun-beams still delight to play;
Ocean, collecting all his might, And the fair departing day
With earth proclaims a baneful fight, In silent grandeur sends its lustre wide. And with inebriate reel assaults the shore ; Earthly pageants, veil your head;
Earth, that many a shock hath stood Here heduld, mid floods of light,
From wrathful sky, and stormy food, Heaven his gorgeous pinions spread;
Smiles in her craggy strength, and braves his Streaming fire, and liquid gold;
deafʼning roar. That, as they change beneath the sight,
No friendly moon, no stars appear: New and nobler forms unfold.
From dreams of death, roused by the stormy Thou watry world, tho' grateful to our eyes
tide, Whilst the rich clouds of eve illume thy The demons of the tempest ride breast,
Triumphant through the dark and troubled Say, art thou not a monster in disguise
A ghastly band,
Destruction's syren toils unceasing form? With their songs of ecstasy
To swell the horrors of the night, Th'illusive prelude to some fiercer storm? Lightnings flash their forked light, With thirst insatiate evermore,
Quenching their fervour in the boisterous Dost thou nor feast on human gore,
main. Laughing exultant o'er thy savage meal? Again ! again! Amid the winds that from thee fly,
And what a sound I hear the drowning seaman's cry,
Burst in lengthen'd peals around! In plaintive sounds, which lion hearts might Tho' fears, that spring from nature, move my feel.
soul, Abhorrent fiend, to thee are dear
Terrific pleasures on that voice await. The orphan and the widow's tear!
Ye unseen powers, prolong the strains When didst thou stay thy foaming wave,
sublime, The shipwreck'd mariner to save,
Allied to neither earth nor time, Who, pendent from some jutting crag, espied Which raise within me, as through heaven Beneath, the terrors of thy food?
they roll, When didst thou listen to the cry
The thought in shadows dress'd, unutterOt hclpless, sinking misery,
When the elements conspire
Already hails them to their native land,) To sweep their deep and awful lyre,
They mark th' unruly sails disdain The rattling thunders, as they fly,
The weak controul of mortal rein, Complete the dreadful harmony.
Disseverd, on the blast they see them ride,
Then sink in the conflicting tide. Pity, whither art thou flown ?
Whilst languid hope points to one giimm'ring Hast thou left this stormy scene,
beam, For rivers smooth, and meadows green,
Forebodings stern disclose their wretched Where Peace delights to rear her halcyon
state ; throne ?
They view the sails plunged in the raging Hither haste, thou being dear;
stream, A sight, a moving sight is here:
And read their own inevitable fate. The bark that long hath borne the beating The lightnings, as they fash, display wave,
The fatal shore to which they onward And now beholds her haven near,
drive; Trembles o'er the yawning grave:
In vain with destiny they onward strive, Fly to succour, fly to save!
Whilst Ocean fierce invokes his coming prey. Amid the ravings of the gale,
Now swifter borne before the hurrying blast, Fitful calls, upon thee, sail ;
(Their last brave anchor vainly cast) The warning gun, that doleful sound,
They view, dismay'd, the white waves glare Speaks, till with the tempest drown'd.
at hand, The storm increases. By the light
Roaring o'er the rocky strand.
In dark funereal terrors drest; Chain'd steadfast to the deck, in strange Ere long, and in the wrathful surge, afiright.
(Tho' Mercy's cry Through distraction's starting'tear,
Rend earth and sky,)
Fear suspends their labouring breath ;
One moment more,
death. And every heart, and every voice,
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