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These had no charms to please the sense,
To win the Muse's throng:
And Nature mourns his wrong.
Thy foes, a frontless band, invade;
And yield up half the right.
On man's too feeble sight.
Hence are the motley systems framd,
Distinctions weak and vain.
Her pow'rs and rights remain.
While law the royal agent moves,
We bow through him to you.
Alike in one, or few!
Shall then the wretch, whose dastard heart
And only dares betray ;
To pilfer pow'r away?
O! shall the bought, and buying tribe,
A people's claims enjoy?
Of wretches they destroy.
“ Avert it, Heav'n! you love the brave,
“ The self-devoted head.
“ For which a nation bled.”
Vain pray’r, the coward's weak resource!
Propitious Heaven bestows.
Before their weaker foes.
In names there dwell no magic charms,
Unloos’d our fathers' band :
To save a sinking land?
Far, far from us such ills shall be,
One monarch truly great :
Whose strength a prosp'rous State.
BY THE REV. MR. HUDSON.
Let who will climb the towery steep
Of sovereignty, with slippery strides,
Below, the pitchy pinnace rides:
Waves ghastly ; and a sable crew
Mine be the low and level way,
Amid the quiet vale to stray. Safe in some sylvan lodge to dwell,
And lull'd by the clear stream that speeds
By shallow fords to rustling reeds,
With nature's volume fair in view;
Replete with wonders ever new :
In emerald groves, and shadowy glades,
Truth, in her liquid glass serene,
To him explains each moral scene : Oft, in the downward skies, a train
Of tinsel insect he surveys,
Or glow-worm, with fallacious blaze, Just emblem of court greatness, frail and vain.
Oft in his woodland walk he stops to mark
The spirited and youthful lark,
Lift his melodious Aight thro’ upper air ;
Now sings unrivall’d in his radiant sphere. The pondering Hermit then sees Merit roam, Above the nurslings of the courtly dome, On Glory's sparkling wheels, rais’d from its hum
First of the families of fame,
That Rome's imperial city grace, From rural huts and hamlets came
The Fabian and Fab
Which braves Oppression's wintry breath,