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By sudden sickness, at his master's feet
To rive the groaning earth for ill-sought gold, Begs not that aid his services might claim, Endures such trouble, such fatigue, as she;
But is his own physician, knows the case, While all her subterraneous avenues,
Then to the field she hies, and on her back, In th' art of nature and unlearn'd deceit:
Burden immense ! sbe bears the cumbrous corn. Along the sod, in counterfeited death,
Tben many a weary step, and many a strain, Mate, motionless they lie; full well appriz'd, And many a grievous groan subdued, at length That the rapacious adversary's near.
Up the huge bill she hardly heaves it home : But who inform’d her of the approaching danger, Nor rests she here her providence, but nips Wbo taught the cautious mother that the hawk With subtle tooth the grain, lest from her garner Was hatcht her foe, and liv'd by her destruction ? In mischievous fertility it stcal, Her own prophetic soul is active in her,
And back to day-light vegetate its way.
Of crippled winter 'gins t' advance, prepares But, if thy deaden'd sense, and listless thought
May read himself a fool. The chymist there Not the magnetic index to the north
May with astonishment invidious view E'er ascertains her course, nor buoy, nor beacon, His toils outdone by each plebeian bee, She Heav'n-taught voyager, that sails in air, Who, at the royal mandate, on the wing Courts nor coy west nor east, but iustant knows From various herbs, and from discordant flow'rs What Newton, or not sought, or sought in A perfect harmony of sweets compounds. vain”.
Avaunt Conceit, Ambition take thy flight Illustrious naine, irrefragable proof
Back to the prince of vanity and air ! Of man's vast genius, and the svaring soul! Oh! tis a thought of energy most piercing, Yet what wert thou to him, who knew his works, Form'd to make pride grow humble; forin'd to Before creation form'd them, long before
force He measurd in the hollow of his hand
Its weight on the reluctant mind, and give her Th' exulting ocean, and the highest Heav'ns A true but irksome image of herself. He comprehended with a span, and weigb'd Woful vicissitude! when man, fall'n man, The mighty mountains in his golden scales: Who first from Heav'n, from gracious God himWho shone supreme, who was hjir self the light,
(brutes Ere yet Refraction learn'd her skill to paint, Learn'd knowledge of the brutes, must know by And bend athwart the clouds her beauteous bow. Instructed and reproach'd, the scale of being; When Knowledge at her father's dread com- By slow degrees from lowly steps ascend, mand
And trace Omniscience upwards to its spring ! Resign'd to Israel's king her golden key,
Yet murmur not, but praise—for tho we stand Oh to have join'd the frequent auditors
Of many a Godlike privilege amerc'd In wonder and delight, that whilom heard By Adam's dire transgression, tho' no more Great Sulomon descanting on the brutes !
Is Paradise our home, but o'er the portal Oh how sublimely glorious to apply
Hangs in terrific pomp the burning blade; To God's own honour, and good will to man, Still with ten thousand beauties blooms the That wisdom he alone of men possess'd
Earth, In plenitude so rich, and scope so rare !
With pleasures populous,and with riches crown'd, How did he rouse the pamper'd silken sons Still is there scope for wonder and for love Of bloated ease, by placing to their view
Ev'n to their last exertion-show'rs of blessings The sage industrious ant, the wisest ir.sect, Far more than human virtue can deserve, And best economist of all the field !
Or hope expect, or gratitude return. Tho'she presumes not by the solar orb
Then, O ye people, Oye sons of men, To measure time and seasons, nor consults Whatever be the colour of your lives, Chaldean calculations, for a guide ;
Whatever portion of itself his wisdom
Aud thou, cherubic Gratitude, whose voice
And with the choicest stores the altar crown. i The ben turkey.
ΤΩ ΘΕΩ ΔΟΞΑ. . 2 The longitude.
A CLAUSE OF
Fall headlong in one horrible cascade, POWER OF THE SUPREME BEING, When Zephyr faints upon the lily's breast,
'Twere but the echo of the parting breeze,
'Twere but the ceasing of some instrument,
So mi shty! so stupendous ! so divine !
But not alone in ihe aerial vault
Does he the dread theocracy maintain;
Por oft, enrag'd with bis intestine thunders, Icive my Kislingbury estate to the university He harrows up the bowels of the Earth, of Cambridge for ever: the rents of which shall | And shocks the central mignet---Cities then be disposed of yearly by the vice-chancelor Totter on their foundations, stately columns, for the time being, as he the vice-chancellor, Maguilic walls, and heav'ıı-assaulting spires. the master of Clare-hall, and the Greek profes- What tho' in haughty eminence erect sor for the time being, or any two of them, shall | Stan is the strong citadel, an i frowns defiance agree. Which three persons aforesaid shall give On adverse hosts, though many a bastion jut out a subject, wbich subject shall for the first forth from the ramparts elevated mound, year be one or other of the perfections or attri- Vain the poor providence of human art, butes of the Supreme Deing, and so the suc- And mortal strength how vain! while underneath ceeding years, till the subject is exhausted; and Triumphs bis mining vengeance in th' uproar afierwards the subject shall be either Death, of shatter'd towers, riven rucks, and mountains, Judgment, Heaven, Heil, Purity of Heart, &c. With clamour inconceivable uptorn, or whatever else may be judged by the vice- And hurl'd adown th’abyss. Sulphureous pyrites chancellor, master of Clare-ball, and Greek Bursting abrupt from dariness into day, professor to be most conducive to the honour of With din outrageous and destructive ire the Supreme Being and recommendation of vir- | Auginent the hideous tumult, while it wounds tue. And they shall yearly dispose of the rent Th'afflicted ear, and terrifies the eye of the above estate to that master of arts, whose Ani rends the heart in twain. Twice have we felt, pocin on the subject given shall be best approved within Augusta's walls twice have we felt by them. Which poem I ordain to be always in Thy threaten'd indignation, but ev'n thou, English, and to be printed; the expense of Incens'a Omnipotent, art gracious ever: which shall be deducted ut of the product of Thy goodness infinite but mildly warn’d us the estate, and the residue giren as a reward for With mercy-blended wrath: O spare us still, the composer of the poem,or ode, or copy of verses. Nor send more dire conviction: we confess
WE the underwritten do assign Mr. Sea- That thou art he, th’ Almighty : we believe: ton's reward to C. Smart, M. A.
for his For at thy righteous power whole systems quake, poem on The Power of the Supreme Being, For at thy nod tremble ten thousand worlds. and direct the said poem to be printed; ac
Hark! on the winged whirlwind's rapid rage, cording to the tenor of the will.
Which is and is not iq a moment-hark !
On the hurricane's tempestuous sweep he rides P, Yonge, vice-chancellor.
luvincible, and oaks and pines and cedars J. Wilcox, master of Clare-Hall, And forests are no more. For conflict dreadful!
Tuo. FRANKLIN, Greek professor, The West encounters East, and Notus meets Dec, 5, 1753.
In his career the Hyperborean blast.
The lordly lions shudd'ring seek their dens, Tremble, thou Earth!" th’ anointed poet said, who dar'd the sular ray, is weak of wing,
And fly like tim'rous deer; the king of birds, "At God's bright presence, tremble, all ye moun
And faints and falls and dies;—while he supreme tains,
Stands stedfast if in the centre of the storm. And all ye billocks on the surface bound.". Then once again, ye glorious thunders, roll,
Wherefore, ye objects terrible and great, The Muse with transport hears ye, once again
Ye thunders, carthquakes, and ye fire-fraught
woubs Convulse the solid continent, and shake,
Of fell volcanoes, whirlwinds, hurricanes, Grand music of Omnipotence, the isles. 'Tis thy terrific voice; thou God of power,
And boiling billows hail! in chorus join
To celebrate and magnify your Maker, 'Tis thy terrific voice ; all Nature bears it Awaken'd and alarm’d; she feels its force,
Who yet in works of a minuter mould
is not less manifest, is not less mighty. In every spring she feels it, every wheel, And every movement of her vast machine.
Survey the magnet's sympathetic love, Bebold! quakes Apennine, behold! recoils
That wooes the yiolding needle; contemplate Athos, and all the hoary-headed Alps
Th'attractive amber's power, invisible Leap from their bases at the godlike sound,
Ev'n to the mental eye; or when the blow But what is this, celestial though the note,
Sint from th'electric sphere assaults thy frame, And proclamation of the reign supreme,
Show me the band, that dealt it !-baffled here Compar'd with such as, for a mortal ear
By his omnipotence, Philosophy Ton great, amaze the incorporeal worlds ?
Slowly her thoughts inadequate revolves, [her, Shou'd Ocean to his congretated waves
And stands, with all his circling wonders round Call in each river, cataract, and lake,
Like heavy Saturn in th' etherial space And with the watery world down a huge rock
Begirt with an inexplicable ring, FOL, XV!.
A CLAUSE OF
If such the operations of his power,
Being, is inscribed, by his, lordship's most Which at all seasons and in ev'ry place
obliged, and obedient servant, (Rul'd by establish'd laws and current nature)
MR. SEATON’S WILL,
Dated Oct. 8, 1738.
Give my Kislingbury estate to the university Lost in the reflux of the watry walls,
of Cambridge for ever : the rents of which shall That melted to their fluid state again?
be disposed of yearly by the vice-chancellor Need I recount how Sampson's warlike arm
for the time being, as he the vice-chancellor, With more than mortal nerves was strung t'o'er- the master of Clare-hall, and the Greek professor throw
for the time being, or any two of them, shall Idolatrous Philistia ? Sball I tell
agree. Which three persons aforesaid shall give "How David triumph'd, and what Job sustain'd?
out a subject, which sulijert shall for the first - But, О supreme, unutterable mercy !
year be one or other of the perfections or attriO love unequal'd, mystery immense, [tion
butes of the Supreme Being, and so the suc. Which angels long t’unfold ! 'tis man's redemp- ceeding years, till the subject is exhausted ; and That crowns thy glory, and thy pow'r confirms,
afterwards the subject shall be either Death, Confirms the great, th' uncontrowerted claim.
Judgment Heaven, Hell, Purity of Heart, &c. or When from the Virgin's unpolluted womb,
whatever else may be judged by the vice-chanShone forth the Sun of Righteousness reveal'd
cellor, master of Clare-ball, and Greek professor And on benigbted reason pour'd lhe day;
to be most conducive to the honour of the Su“Let there be peace” (he said) and all was calm preme Being and recommendation of virtue, Amongst the warring world-calm as the sea,
And they shall yearly dispose of the rent of the When “ Peace, be still, ye boisterous winds,” above estate to that master of arts, whose poem he cry'd,
on the subject given shall be best approved by And not a breath was blown, nor murmur heard.
them. Which poem I ordain to be always in Hii was a life of miracles and might,
English, and to be printed; the expense of And charity and love, ere yet he taste
which shall be deducted out of the product of The bitter draught of death, ere yet he rise
the estate, and tbe residue given as a reward for Victorious o'er the universal foe,
the composer of the poem, or ode, or copy of And Death, and Sin and Hell in triumph lead. His by the right ofconquest is mankind, And in sweet servitude and golden bonds
We the underwritten, do assign Mr. Sea. Were ty'd to him for ever.- how easy
ton's reward to C. Smart, M A. for his poem Is his ungalling yoke, and all his burdeos
on The Goodness of the Supreme Being, and 'Tis ecstacy to bear! Hiin, blessed Shepherd,
direct the said poem to be printed, according to
the tenor of the will. His flocks shall follow through the maze of life, And shades that tend to day-spring from on high;
H. Thomas, vice-chancellor. And as the radiant roses, after fading,
J. Wilcox, master of Clare ball. In fuller foliage and more fragrant breath Oct 28, 1755. Revive in smiling spring, so shall it fare With those that love him-for sweet is their sa
vour, And all eternity shall be their spring.
Orpheus, for so the Gentiles call'd thy name', Then shall the gates and everlasting doors, Israel's sweet psalmist, who alone could wake At which the King of Glory enters in,
Th’ inanimate to motion ; who alone Be to the saints unbarr’d: and there, where The joyful hillocks, the applauding rocks, pleasure
Avd foods with musical persuasion drew; Boasts an undying bloom, where dubious hope Thou, who to hail and snow gar'st voice and sound, Is certainty, and grief-attended love
And mad'st the mute melodious !--greater yet Is freed from passion-there we'll celebrate Was thy divinest skill, and rul'd v'er more With worthier numbers, him, who is, and was, Than art or nature; for thy tuneful touch And in immortal prowess King of Kings
Drove trembling Satan from the heart of Saul, Shall be the Monarch of all worlds for ever. And quell'd the evil angel :-in this breast
Some portion of thy genuine spirit breathe,
Enlarge, and sanctify ;-so shall the Muse
Her God on Earth, as he is prajs'd in Heaven. A POETICAL ESSAY.
Immense Creator ! whose all-powerful hand To the right honourable the earl of Dar. See this conjecture strongly supported by De: lington this essay on the Goodness of the Supreme lang in his Life of David.
Fram'd universal being, and whose eye
Who mare and who preserves, whatever dwells Saw like thyself, that all things formd were In air, in steadfast earth, or fickle sea. good;
O he is good, he is inmensely good! Where shall the tim'rous bard thy praise begin, Wbo all things form'd, and form'd them all for Where end the purest sacrifice of song,
man ; And just thanksgiving ?—The thought-kindling Who mark'd the climates, varied every zone, light,
Dispensing all his blessings for the best Thy prime production, darts upon iny mind In order and in beauty :-raise, attend, Its vivifying beams, my heart illumines, Attest, and praise, ye quarters of the world! And fills my soul with gratitude and thee. Bow down, ye elephants, submissive bow Hail to the cheerful rays of ruddy mom,
To him, who made the mite ; though Asia's pride, That paint the streaky east, and blithsome Ye carry armies on your tow'r-crown'd backs,
And grace the turban'd tyrants, bow to him The birds, the cattle, and mankind from rest ! Who is as great, as perfect and as good Hail to the freshness of the early breeze, In his less striking wonders, till at length And Iris dancing on the new-fall’n dew! The cye's at fault and seeks the assisting glass. Without the aid of yonder golden globe
Approach and bring from Araby the blest Lost were the garnet's lustre, lost the lily, The fragrant cassia, frankincense and myrrh, The tulip and auricula's spotted pride ;
And meekly kneeling at the altar's foot
And from thy brow take off the painted plume;
And ruin’d tow'rs, rude rocks and caverns wide The purple, and the gold, that far ontvie Remurmur to the glorious, surly sound. The eastern monarch's garb, ev'd with the dock, And thuu, fair India, whose immense domain Ev’n with the hanefit hemlock's irksome green. To counterpoise the hemisphere extends, Without thy aid, without thy gladsome beams Haste from the west, and with thy fruits and The tribes of woodland warblers would remain
flow'rs, Mute on the bending branches, nor recite Thy mines and med'eines, wealthy maid, attend. The praise of bim, who, e'er he form'd their More than the plenteousness so fam'd to flow lord,
By fabling bards from Amalthea's horn Their voices tun'd to transport, wing’d their flight, Is thine ; thine therefore be a portion due And bade them call for nurture, and receive; Of thanks and praise : come with thy brilliant And lo! they call; the blackbird and the thrush,
crown The woodlark, and the redbreast jointly call; And vest of fur ; and from thy fragrant lap He hears and feeds their featber'd families, Pomegranates and the rich ananas pour. He feeds his sweet musicians,-nor neglects But chiefly thou, Europa, seat of grace Th' invoking ravens in the greenwood wide ; And christian excellence, his goodness own, And though their throats coarse ruttling hurt the forth from ten thousand temples pour hiu ear,
praise; They mean it all for music, thanks and praise Clad in the armour of the living God They mean, and leave ingratitude to man; Approach, unsheath the Spirit's flaming sword; But not to all,-for hark ! the organs blow Faith's shield, salvation's glory, compass'd Their swelling notes round the cathedral's dome,
Then join the general chorus of all worlds,
Thou God of goodness and of glory, hear!
Bless all mankind, and bring them in the end
BOOK TIE FIRST,
Imparadis'd, blest denizons, ye dwell;
Industrious, and with draughts chalybiate healid,
Confess divine Hygeia's blissful seat;
The Muse demands your presence, ere she tune
Her monitory voice; observe her well,
'Midst thy paternal acres, farmer, say
Has gracious Heav'n bestow'd one field, that.
basks Me quoque Parnassi per lubicra culmina
Its loamy bosom in the mid-day Sun,
Einerging gently from the abject vale,
Nor yet obnoxious to the wind, secure
There shalt thou plant thy hop. This soil, pera.
Thou'lt say, will fill my garners. Be it so.
Meanly supports her vot’ry', enough for her,
Aud keep the soul from fainting : to enlarge,
Of Bacchus, god of hops, with Ceres join'd.
Theu on one pedestal, and hand in hand,
Indites) let the divine co-partners rise.
With all his worlds of insects in thy lands
Yet maugre all its native worth, it may
Yon craggy mountain?, whose fastidious head
And murmurs louder ecstasy below.
Here let us rest a while, pleas'd to behold -Πυλαι μυκον ερανε ας εχον Ωραι. ΗοΜ. Ε.
Th’all beautiful horizon's wide expanse, 3 Rure mihi, & rigui placeani in vallibus first catch the eye, and turn the thoughts to
Far as the eagle's ken. Here tow'ring spires
part of Kent,