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His right to kill, conditioning thy life Should thenceforth be his property :-besides, 'Tis wholesome for thy morals to be brought From savage
climes into a civilized state, Into the decencies of Christendom.Bear! Bear! it passes in the Parliament For excellent logic this ! what if we say How barbarously man abuses power, Talk of thy baiting, it will be replied, Thy welfare is thy owner's interest, But wert thou baited it would injure thee, Therefore thou art not baited. For seven years Hear it o Heaven, and give ear 9 Earth! For seven long years this precious syllogismu Has baffled justice and humanity!
THEODERIT. THE Ivr.
I stood beneath the castle wall
And mark'd the ivy bower, That fragrant in its autumn bloom
Wreathed round the mouldering tower.
The plant insinuates its roots
To rend the ruined wall,
Suspends awhile its fall.
I mus'd upon its antient strength
Its hastening dissolution,
Who prop our Constitution.
The WIFE of FERGUS.
Fergusius 3. perüt veneno ab uxore dato. Alii scribunt cum uxor sæpe exprobrasset ei matrimonii contemptum et pellicum greges, neque quicquam profecisset, tandem noctu dormientem ab eå strangulatum. Quæstione de morte ejus habită, cum amicorum plurimi insimularentur, nec quis. quam ne in gravissimis quidem tormentis quicquam fateretur, mulier, alioqui ferox, tot innoxiorum capitum miserta, . in medium processit, ac e superiore loco cædem a se factam confessa, ne ad ludibrium superesset, pectus cultro transfodit: quod ejus factum varie pro cujusque ingenio est acceptum, ac perinde sermonibus celebratum.
Scene the Palace Court. The Queen speaking from the
Cease-cease your torments ! spare the sufferers ! Scotchmen, not theirs the deed ;-the crime was mine, Mine is the glory.
Idle threats ! I stand
Shame on you Scotchmen, that a woman's hand
Aye--ye can threaten me! ye can be brave.
anger to a woman ! one whose virtue
Honoured and prais'd in song, when not a hand
Fools ! fools ! to think that deatlı
also and that I was blest, For I loved Fergiis. Bear me witness, God! With what a sacred heart-sincerity My lips pronounced the unrecallable vow That made me his, him mine; bear witness Thou ! Before whose throne I this day must appear Stain'd with his blood and mine! my heart was his His in the strength of all its first affections. In all obeclience, in all love, I kept Holy my marriage vow. Behold me Thanes ! Time hath not changed the face on which his eye So often dwelt, when with assiduous care He sought my love, with seeming truth, for one, Sincere herself, impossible to doubt. Time hath not changed that face ;-I speak not now