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" I see them from the mountain-top,
How fair their dwellings on the plain ! Like trees that crown the valley's slope,
Like waves that glitter on the main ! Strong, strong the lion slumbering there Who first shall rouse him from his lair?
“ Crouch, Amalek—and thou, vain King !
Crouch by thine altars —vainer still ! Hear ye the royal shouts that ring
From Israel's camp beneath the hill ? They have a God amidst their tents,Banner at once, and battlements !
V. " A Star shall break through yonder skies,
And beam on every nation's sight; From yonder ranks a Sceptre rise,
And bow the nations to its might: I see their glorious strength afarAll hail, dread Sceptre ! hail, bright Star!
And who am I, for whom is flung
Aside the shrouding veil of Time ? The Seer whose rebel-soul is
wrung By wrath, and prophecy, and crime:
The future as the past I see, -
On Peor's top the Wizard stood,
Around him Moab's Princes bowed;
And incense wrapped him like a shroud!
Count.-What news, my friends ? what is the happy news
That here hath brought such multitudes together ;That thus ye
for festivities prepare With bonfire ready to proclaim your joy?
Or do ye
Is there good news?
Pr’ythee, good man, what is 't?
Thou 'lt see, anon! Count. Ay, so it seems! If any thing I learn
'T must be by seeing, not by hearing, faith!
See! see! what shall I see?-An ox to roast? Lol. An ox?-A man!—Think'st thou these very wise
And pious citizens could find delight
In an ox-roasting? Nay, they burn a man!
By death of relatives to seize their gold?
LoL. (Observing him with surprise)
Just heaven! I thank thee that there yet are left
[To the Countryman).
What he shall think, but thinketh for himself,
Should now compare our doctrines,- it might chance
I should be orthodox—thou, heretic!
From priestly shoes the dust, and be a thing
And other men should build another church
Then, I'm the heretic—thou orthodox !
burn thee. But what are things that thus can change and change? I have been taught that Truth doth never change. I have been taught that Christ was full of love; I've heard of Pagans that did Christians slay; Of Druids that did burn men in their woods; But never knew 't was in the Gospel said — Burn one another !—but I deemed it full
Of peace, and charity, and good to all.
For thy good cash, from hell and purgatory.
I've often wished I could but see the Book;
Is there no means of getting at the Book ?
If thou dost read, then dost thou see thy shame!