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At möra he left menafought-and fell!

As thadows pafs, nor is their path beheld. The fatal evening heard his knell,

And now, pale-glimmering on the verge of And faw the tears I hed:

heaven, Tears that must ever, ever tall;

From east to north in doubtful twilight seen, For ah ! no fighs the past recall,

A whitening luftre shopts its tender beam ;
No cries awake the dead !

While lqade and silence yet involve the ball.
"Now sacred Morn, afcending, smiles serene
A dewy radiance, brightning v'er the world.

Gay daughter of the air, for ever young,
EXCURSIO N.

For ever pleasing ! In, The onward cones,

In fluid gold and azure loose-array'l,
CANTO 1.

Sun-tinctur'd, changeful hues. At her approach, INVOCATION, addressed to Fancy. Subject pro

The wesern grey of yonder breaking clouds proposed; a short escursive survey of the Earth. Slow-reddens into flame : the rising mists, ard Heuvens. The poem opens with a description From off the mountain's brow, roll blue

away of the face of Nature in the diferent fienes of High waving ia the ky : th' uncolourd itrcam,

In curling fpires; and open all his woods, morning, sunerife, noon, with a thunder.jtorm, evering, night, and a particular nighiopiece, Glad Nature feels her through her boundless

Beneath her glowing ray, translucent hines. with the charac?ér of a friend deceased.

realís With the return of morning Fancy continues her exCurfion, fort northwardha A view of the ardic

Of life and sense: and calls forth all her sweets, continent arut the deserts of Tartary. From therce Fragrance and song. From each unfolding flower Jouthward: a general prospect of the globe, folo Delicious on his rofy.

wing : cach bird,

Transpires the balm of life, that Zephyr wafts, Tozved by ancıher of the mid-land part of Europe, or high in air, or secret in the shade, (upppose Italy. A city there upon the points Rojoicing warlles wild his mattin hymn. being (wallowed up by an earthquake:

ligns that while beasts of chace, by secret instinct moved, ufher it in: described in its causes and effects ar Peregth-Eruption of a burning mountain, happens in brake, or cavern, Number out the day.

Scud o'er the lawns, and plunging into night, ing at the Jame time and from the firme causes,

Invited by the chearful morn abroad, likewise described.

See, from his humble roof, the good Man comes, YOMPANION of the Muse, creative power, To taste her freshness, and improve her rise

In holy muling. Rapture in his eye, Arise unnumber'd images of things,

And kneeling wonder speak his filent soul, Thy hourly offspring : thoy, who can't at will

With gratitude o'erflowing, aud with praife! People with air-born Tapes the filent wood, Now Industry is up. The village pours And solitary vale, thy own domain,

Her useful fons abroad to various toil : Where Contemplation haunts : Oh come, invok'd, The labourer here, with every inftrument To waft me on thy many-uitur'd wing,

Of future plenty arm'd; and there the swain, C'er Earth's extended space: and thence, on high, A rural king amid his subject-flocks, Spreail to superior Worlds thy bolder flight, Whose bleatings wake the vocal hills afar. Excurâve, unconfin'd. Hence from the haunts The traveller, too, pursues his early road, of vice and folly, vanity and man

Among the dews of moru. Aurora calls : To yon expanse of plains, where truth delights, And all the living landscape moves around, Simple of heart ; and, hand in hand with her, But see, the fluth'd horizon fames intense, Where blameless virtue walks, Now parting With vivid red, in rilh profusion streami'd Spring,

O'er heaven's pure arch. At once the clouds Parent of beauty and of fong, bas left

a flume His mantle, flower-embroider'd, on the ground. Their gayeft liveries ; these with filvery beains While Summer laughing comes, and bids the Fring'd lovely, splendid thote in liquid gold : Months

And Ipeak their fovereign's state. He comes, beCrown his prime season with their choicest stores; bold! Freit. roses opening to the solar ray,

Fountain of light and colour, warmth and life! And fruits now-swelling on the loaded bough. The King of Clory ! round his head divine,

Here let me frequent roam, preventing morn, Diffusive Thowers of radiance circling low, Attentive to the cock, whose early throat, As o'er the Indian wavo up-ring fair Heard from the diftant village in the vale, He looks abroad on Nature, and inve 16, Crows chearly out, far-sounding thro' the gloom. Where'er his univerfal eye surveys, Night hears from where, wide-hovering in mid- Her ample boson, earth, air, sca, and sky, tky,

In one bright robe, with heavenly tinciures gay. She rules the fable hour : and calls her train

From this boar hill, that climbs above the plain, Of vifonary fears; the throuded ghoit,

Half-way up heaven ambitious, brown with woods The Jream distressful, and th' encumbent hag, Of broadest made, and terras;'d round with walks, That rise to Fancy's eye in liorrid forms, Winding and wild, that deep erabowering rife, While Reafon Numbering lies. At once they Ay, Maze above maze, thro' all its ihelter'd heighe:

VOL. VII,

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From hence, th' arial concave without cloud, The Thunder now, from forth his cloudy thrine, Translucent, and in purest azúró dreit ;

Amid conflicting elenients, where Dread The boundless scene beneath, hill, dale, and plain : Aud Death attend, the servants of bis nod, The precipice abrupts the distant deep,

Fir!t, in deaf murmurs, sounds the deep alarm, Whole Thores remurmur to the founding surge į Heard from afar, awakening awful thought. The nearest foreft in wide circuit spread,

Duinb sadacsș fills this nether world: the gloom Solemn recess, whose solitary walks,

With double blackness lours ; the tempest (wells, Fair. Truth and Wisdom love; the bordering And expectation shares the heart of man. lawn,

Where yonder clouds in dusky depth'extend With flocks and herds enrich'd ; the daisy'd vale; : Broad o'er the south ; fermenting in their womb, The river's cryftal, and the meadows green- Pregnant with fate, the fiery tempeft swells, Grateful diverity !. allure the eye

Sulphureous steam and nitrous, late exhald Abroad, to rove amid ten thoufand charms, From mine or uucuous foil : and In, at once,

These scenes, where every Virtue, every Mufe Forth'darted in isant Aream, the ruddy fash, Delighted range, ferene the soul, and lift, Quick glanciog, spreads a moment's horrid day. Borne on devotion's wing, beyond the pole, Aga.n

.n it fames expanuve; sheets the sky, To highest heaven her thoughit"; to Nature's God, Wide a d more wide, with mournful light around, First fource of all things lovely, all things good, On all sides burning.; now the face of things Eternal, infinite ! before whole throne

Disclofing, swallowed now in tenfold night, Sits fovereign Bounty, and through heaven and again the thunder's voice, with pealing roar, earth

From cloud to cloud continuous roll'd along, Careless diffufes plenitude of bliss,

Amazing burits ! Air, fea, and shore resound. Him all things own : he speaks, and it is day, Horror Its 11 uddering in the felon-brealt, Obedient to his nod, alternate night i

And feels the deathful Hash before it Hies : Obscures the world. The seasons at his call Each neeping fin, excited, farts to view ; Succeed in train, and lead the year around. And all is storm within. The Murderer, pale

While reason thus and rapture fill the heart; With conscious guilt, though hid in deepest shade, Friends of mankind, good angels, hoveriøg near, Hears and fries wild, pursued by all his tears : Their loly influence, deep-infusing, lend; And sees the bleeding 1 adow of the Slain And in fill whispers, soft as Zephyr's breath Rife hideous, glaring on him through the gloom! When scarce the green leaf trembles, through her Hark! through the aërial vault, the storm ine powers

flam'd Inspire new vigour, purer light supply,

Comes nearer, hoarsely loud, abriipt and fierce, And kindle every virtue into flame.

Peal hur\'d 011 peal inceffart, hurst on burst: Celeftial intercourse! superior bliss,

Torn from its bafe, as if the general frame Which vice ne'er knew ! health of th” enliven'd | Were tumbling into chaos. There it fell, soul,

With whirlwind-wing, in red diffusion-flash'd, And leaven on earth hogun! Thus ever fix'd Destruction marks its path, Yon riven oak In folitude, may I, obfcurely fafe,

Is hid in smouldering irrés : surpriz'd beneath, Deceive mankind, and steal through life along, The traveller illomer'd profirate falls, As flides the foot of time, unmark d, unknown! A livid corse. Yop cottage tiaines to heaven : Exalıcd to his noon the fervent fun,'

And in its farthest cell, to which the hour, Full-blazing o'er the blue immenfe, burns out All-borrible, had sped their steps, behold! With fierce effulgenee, Now the embowering The parent breathless lies ; her orphan-babes

Shuddering and speechlessround-O Fower divine! Of vale fequester'd, or the fir-crown'd fide Whofe will, unerring, points the bclt of tate! Of airy mountain, wlicnce with lncid lapse

Thy hand, though terrible, 11:all man decide Falls many a dew-fed fi ream, invites the step If punishment, or mercy, dealt the blow? Of inulog Poet, and secures repose

-Appeased at last, the tumult of the skies To weary pilgrim. In the ford of day,

Subfdes, the thunder's falling roar is hufh'd :. Cppreflive brightress deluging the word, At once the clouds fly scatteri!g, and the sun Sick Nature pants: and from the cleaving earth, Brealis out with boundlefs fplendor ofer the word, Light vapours, urdulating through the air, Parent of light and joy! to all things be Contagious fly, engendering dire diseafe, New life råttores, and from each drooping field Red plague, and fever ; or, in logs aloft Draws the redundant rain, in climbing mifts Cordenling, fhew a ruffling tempeít nigh. Falt-rising to his ray ; till every flower

And see, exhaling from th' Ailantic surge, Lit up its head, and Naturė smiles reviv'd. Wild world of waters, distant clouds ascend

At fire itiş awful filence over all, In vapoury confluence, deepening cloud on cloud: From-Sense of late-felt danger; till confirm’d, Then rolling duli along to cast and north, In grateful chorus mixing, beast and bird As the hialt bears then on his humid wing, Rejoice aloud to heaven: on either hand, Draw total night and tempest o'er the noon! The woodlands warble, and the valleys low. Lo, bird and beaft, impress”d by Nature's hand so pass the songful hours : and now the sun, In homeward warnings through each feeling Declin'd, hangs verging on the western main, Herve,

Whofe fuctuating bosom, blushing red Haste from the hour of terror and of storm. The space of many feas beneath his eye,

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Heaves in foft swellings inurmuring to the fhote, Of suffering or of sorrow, thall invade
A circling glory glows around his disc

The calm found night of those who reft below.; Of milder beams: part, fireaming o'er the sky, The weary are at peace : the small and great, Intiame the distant azure : part below

Life's voyage ended, meet and mingle here. In level lines shoot through the waving wood, Here fleeps the prisoner safe, nor feels his chain, Clad half in light, and haif in pleasing Made,

Nor hears th? 'oppreffor's voice. The poor and That lengthens o'er the lawn. Yon evening

old, clouds,

With all the sons of mourning, fearless now
Lucid or dusk, witls Harný purple eclg'd, Of want or woe, find unalar m'd repose..
Float in gay pomp the blue horizon round, Proud greatpess, too, the tyranny of power,
Ainusive, changeful, ini ting into shapes

The
grace

of beauty, and the force of youth, Of visionary beauty, antique towers,

And name and place, are here for ever loft ! With shadowy domes and pinacles adorn'd; But, at near distance, on the mouldering wait Or hills of white extent, that rise and ank Behold a monument, with emblem grac'd, As sportful Fancy lifts ; till late, the fun :. And fair in cription : where with head declin'd, From human eyes behind earth's nading orbi

And folded arms, the Virtues weeping round Total withdrawn, th’ærial landscape fades.

Lean o'er a beauteous youth who lies below. Distinction fails : and in the darkening west, Thyrfis-'tis he! the wifest and the best! The last light, quivering, dimly dies away.

Lamented shade! whom every gift of heaven And now th' illusive flame, oft seen at eve, Profusely bleft: all learning was his own..?.. Up-borne and blazing on the light-wing'd gale, Pleasing his speech, by Nature taught to tow, Glides o'er the lawn, betokening Nights ap- Perfualive fense and itrong, fincere and clear. proach :

His manners greatly plain; a noble grace, Aring awful o'er the ea?tern sky,

Self-taught, beyond the reach of inimic Art, Onward the comes with llent step and now,

Adornd bim : his calm temper winning mild;: In her brown mantle wrapt, and brings along Nor Pity softer, nor was Truth more bright. The still, the mild, the melancholy hour, Constant in doing well, he neither faught And Meditation, with his eye on heaven, Nor shunn'd applause. No bashful merit figlid

Muying, in sober inood, of Time and Life, Near him neglected; sympathizing he That fly with unreturning wing away

Wip'd off the tear from Sorrow's clouded eye To that dark world, untravelld and unknown, With kindly hand, and taught her heart to smile. Eternity! through defert ways I walk :

'Tis morning : and the sun, his welcome light, Or to the cypress-grove, at twilight Thun'd Swift, from beyond dark ocean's orient stream, By palling, swains. The chill breeze murmurs Cafts through the air, renewing Nature's face low,

With heaven-born beauty. O’er her ample breast,
And the boughs rusle round me where I stand, C'er sea and thore, light Fac; speeds along,
With fancy all-arous'd-Far on the left,

Quick as the darted bcam, from pole to pole,
Shoots up a shapeless rock of dulky height, Excursive traveller. Now beneath the north,
The raven's haunt: and down its woody steep Alone with Winter in his inmoft realm,
A dahing tinod in headlong torrent hurls

Region of horrors ! Here, amid the roar
His founding waters; white on every cliff Of winds and waver, the drifted turbulence,
Hangs tle light foam, and sparkles through the Of hail-mix'd snows, resides th’ungenial Power,
gloom.

For ever filent, Thivering, and forlorn !
Behind me rises huge a revernd pile

From Zembla's cliffs on to the ftraits furmiz'd
Sole on bis blaited heath, a place of tombs, of Anian eaftward, where both world: oppofe.
Waste, desolate, where Ruin dreary dwells. Their Thores contiguous, lies the polar fea,
Brooding o'er [.ghtless sculls, and crumbling One glittering waste of ice, and on the morn
boues,

Cafts cold a chearless light. In, hills of snow,
Ghaftsul he fits, and eyes with stedfast glare. Hill behind hill, and Alp on Alp, ascend,
(Sal trophies of his power, where ivy twines Pild up from eldeft age, end to the sun
Its fatal green around) the falling roof,

Impenetrable ; rifing from afar
The time-thook arch, the coluinn grey with moss, In misty prospect dim, as if on air
The leading wall, the sculptural stone defac’d, Each Hoating hill, an azure range of clouds.
Whofe monumental flattery, 'mix'd with dust, Yet here, e'en here, in this disaitrous clime,
Now hides the naine it vainly meant to raise. Horrid and harbourless, where all life dies,
All is dread Ilenee here, and undisturbid, Adventurous mortals, urg'd by thirst of gain,
Save what the wiad fighs, and the wailing owl Through Moating isles of ice and fighting storms,
Screams folitary to the mourn vl moon,

Roam the wild waves, in search of doubtful
Glimmering her weltern ray through yordler ille, Thores,
Where the fad spirit walks with tharlow'y-knot By Weft or East; a path yet unexplor'd.
Hi« wonted round, or lingers n'er bis grave. Hence eastward to the Tartar's cruel coat,
Hail, inidnight-frades Ibail, vencrable dome

By utmost ocean) wal'd, on whose last wave
By age more venerable; sacred-fhore, visi The blue kay lea::s her breaft, diffusd immense
Beyond Time's troubled fea, where never wave,
Whcre' never wind of paflion, or of guilt;'!

in folitary length the Desert lies,
Where Desolation keeps his empty court.

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No bloom of spring, o'er all the thrifty vast, A fullen calm unusual, dark and dead,
Nor Spiry grass is found; hu: sands instead Arises inauspicious o'er the beavens.
In fteril hills, and rough rocks rising grey. The beamless fun lonks wan; a fighing cold

A land of fears! where yifionary forms, Winters the Nadow'd air; the birds on higli, Of griefly spectres from air, food, and fire, Shrieking, give sign of fearful cliange at hand : Swarı: and before them speechless horror ftalks! And now, within the bofom of the globe, Here, night, by night, beneath the ftarieis dulk, Where sulphur stor'd, and nitre peaceful slept, The secret hag and forcerer unbleit

For ages, in their subterranean bed, Their sabbath hold, and potent spells compose, Ferments 'th' approaching tempef. Vapoury Spoils of the violated grave: and now,

streams, Late, at the hour that severs night from morn, Infiammable, perhaps by winds fublim', When sleep has filenc'd every thought of man, Their deadly breath apply. Th' en kindled mals, They to their revels fall, infernal throng! Misc fir'a by mine in train, with boundless rage, And as they mix in circling dance, or turn With horror unconceiv'd, disploded burits To the four winds of heavens with baggard gaze ; . Its central prison.-Shook from shore to thore, Shot :treaming from the bofom of the north, Recls the broad continept with all its load, Opening the hollow gloom, red meteors blaze, Hills, forests, cities. The lone defert quales : To lend them light, and distant thunders roll, Her savage fons howl to the thunder's groan, Héard in low murmurs thro' the lowering ky. And lightning's ruddy glare: while from beneath, From the se sad feenes, the waste abodes of Deaf diftant roarings, thro' the wide profound, death,

Rueful are beard, as when Despair complaios. With devious wing, to fairer climes remote Gather'd in air, o'er that proud Capital, Southward I ftray; where Caucasus in vicw,

Frowns an involving cloud of gloomy depth, Bulwark of nations, in broad eminence

Cafting dun night and terror o'er the heads Upheaves from realm to realm a hundred hills,

Of her inhabitants. Aghast they stand, On from the Cafpian to the Euxine stretch'd,

Sad-gazing on the mournful lies around; Pale-glittering with eternal Inows to heaven.

A moment's dreadful filence! Then loud screams From this chill steep, which midnight's highest And eager supplications rend the kies,

nades Scarce climb to darken, rough with mumuring From Itreet to street, from gate to gate roll'l ol!,

Lo, cruuds on crouds, in hurry'd stream along, woods,

This, that way, burst in waves, hy horror wing' Jinagination travels with quick eye Unbounded o'er the globe, and wondering views Her frame convulsive rocking to and fro,

To distant hill or care : while half the globe, .. Her rolling seas and intermingled ises ;

Trembles with second agony. Upheav'd Her inighty continents out-stretch'd immense,

In surges, her yext surface rolls a sea. Where Europe, Asia, Afric, of old fame,

Ruin ensues : towers, temples, palaces, Their regions numberless extend : and where

Flung from their deep foundations roof on roof To farthest point of west, Columbus laie,

Crush'd horrible, and pile on pile o’erturn’d, Thru' untry'd oceans borne to shores unknown, Fall total. In that universal groan, Moord his first keel adventurous, and be held

Sounding to heaven, expird a thoufand lives, A new, a fair, a fertile world arise !

O’erwhelm’d at once, one und ftinguish'd wreck! But nearer scenes af happy rural view, Green dale, and level down, and bloomy hill;

Sight full of fate! up from the centre torn, The Muse's walk, on which the fun's bright eye Flashing pale Hamies--down through thc gulphs

The ground yawns horrible a hundred mouths, Propitious looks, invite her willing step. Here fee, around me smiling, myrtle groves,

profound, And mountains crown'd with aromatic woods Screaming, whole crouds of cvery age and rank, Of vegetable gold, with vales amidst,

With hards to heaven rais'd high imploring aid, Lavith of flowers and fragrance'; where soft Prone to th' abyss descend; and o'er their heads Spring,

Earth fruts her ponderous jaws. · Part luft in Lord of the year, indulges to each field

night The fanning breeze, live {pring, and Theltering Return no more : part on the waiting wave, grove.

Borme through the darkness of th' inferral world, In these blest plains, a spacious city spreads Far difiant rise, emerging with the food ; Its round extent magiscent, and feenis

Pale as, accending ghosts caft: hack to day, 'The fent of empire, Dazzling in the ry,

Aihudciering band! Distraction in each eye With far-teen blaze her towery ftructures thine, Stares wildly motionless a they pant, they catch Elaborate works of art! each opening gate A gulp of air, and grasp with dying aim Sends forth its thousands : Peace and plenty Tie wreck that drives along, to gain from fate,'? round

Short intervall a moinent's doubtful life. Environ her. In each frequented school

For now earth's folid sphere alumder rent Learning exalts his head : and Coınınerce pours With final disolution, the huge mass i Joto her arms a thousand forcign realms.

Fails undermini'dlown, down th'extenf.ve feat How fair and fortunate ! how worthy all

Of this fair city, clown her ruildings. link!. Cf lasting bliss secure! Yet all must fail, Sinks the full pride her ample walis enclos'd, O'er turn'd and lofnor shall thcir place be found.

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In one wild hovock crafti'd, with burit beyond With fiery minerals and metallic ore
Heaven's loudest tininder! Uproar unconceiv'd! Pernicious fraught, ascends eternal smoke :
Image of Nature's general frame destroy'd ! Now wavering loose in air; now borne on ligi,

Now greatly terrible, how dark and deep A dulkiy column heightening to the sun!
The purposes of heaven! At once o'erthrown, Imagination's eye looks down difirayed
White age and youth, the guilty and the juft, The steepy gulph, pale-Haming and profound,
O, seemingly fevere ! promiscuous fall.

With hourly tuinult vext, lut now incens'i
Reason, whose daring cye in vain explores To sevenfold fury. Firft discordant fourid
The fearful providence, confus'd fubdued As of a claniðuring multitude enrag'd,
To filence and amazement, with due praise

The dath of foods, and hollow bowl of winds
Acknowledges tli' Almighty, and adores Through wintery woods or cavern'd ruins heart,
His will unerring, wifett, justest, best!

Rise from the diftant depth where uproar reises.
The country mourns around with alter'd look. Anon, with black éruption, from its jaws,
Fields, where but late the many-colour'd Spring A night of finoke, thick driving, wave on ware,
Sat gaily drest, amid the vernal breathi

In formy fw, and cloud involving cloud,
Of roses, and the song of nightingales,

Rolls surging fort'ı, extinguishing the day";
Soft-warbled, blent linguish now and die, With vollied sparkles inix'd, and whirling drifts
Rivers engulph'd their ample channels leave Of stones and cinders rattling up the air.
A fandy tract ; and goodly mountains, hurld Instant, in one broad burst, a fiream of fire,
In whirlwind from their seat, obstruct the plain Red-issuing, floods the hemisphere around.
With rough incumbrance ; or through depths of Nor pause, nor reft ; again the mountain groans.
earth

Amazing, from its inmoịt cavern shook :
Fall ruinous, with all their woods immers'd. Again, with loudeving rage, intensely fierće,

Sulphureous damps of dark and deadly power, Disgorges pyramids of quivering flame,
Stean's from th' abyss, ty fecret over-head, Spire after {pire enormous, and torn rocks,
Wounding the healthful air'; whence foul disease, Flung out in thundering ruins to the lky.
Murrain and rot, in tainted herds and focks : But see, in second pangs, the roaring hill
In man fore fickness, and the lamp of life From forth its depth a cloudy pillar Thoots,'
Dimm'd and diminish'd; or more fatal ill Gradual and vait, in one ascending trunk
Of mind, unsettling reason overturn'd.

Of length immense, heav'd by the force of fire,
Here into madness work’d, and boiling o'er On its own base direct, aloft in air,
Outrageous fancies, like the troubled fea Beyond the soaring eagle's sunward figlit.
Foaming out mud and filth : here downward Still as it swells, through all the dark extent,
sunk

With wonder seen! ten thousand lightnings play
To folly, and in ille musing wrapt ;

In fath'd vibrations; and froin height to height
Now chacing with fond aim the flying cloud ; Inceffant thunders roar. No longer now
Now numbering up the drops of falling rain. Protruded by the explosive breath below,
A while the fiery Spirit in its cell

At once the shadowy summit breaks awar

To all fidęs l'ound, in billows broad and black,
Insidious Numbers, till some chance unknown,

As of a turbid occan stirrd by winds,
Perhaps some rocky fragment from the roof
Detach”, and rolld with rough collufon down

A vapoury deluge biding earth and heaven,
Its echoing vault, frikes out the fatal spark Thus all ciay long : ard now the beamless fun
That blows it into rage. Shakes earth again, Sets as in blood. A dreadful pause enflies;
Wide through her entrails torn. To all fides Deceitful calm, portending fiercer storm,
Hath's,

Sad night at once, with all her deep-dy'd shades,
The flames bear downward on the central deep, Falls back and boundless o’er the scene. Suspense
Immeasurable source, whence ocean fills

And terror rule the hour. Bebold, froin far, His numerous seas, and pours them round the imploring heaven with fupplicating hands globe.

And streaming eyes, in mute amazement fix'd,
The liquib orb, through all its dark expanse, Yon peopled (ity stands ; each {adden'd face
In dire commotion boils; and bursting way

Turn’d toward the hill of fears: and hark ! once
Up through th' unfounded bottoms of the main."
Where never tempest ruffed, lifts the deeps, The riling tempest shakes its founding vaulis,
At once, in billowy mountains to the sky, Now faint in diftant murmurs, now more near,
With raving violence. And now, their theres Rebounding horrible, with all the roar
Rebellowing to the surge, they swallow fierce, Of winds and feas; or engines big with death,
O'erswelling mound and cliff: now swift and That, planted by the murderous hand of War
strange,

To take the round of fome proud capital,
With refuent wave retrcating, leave the beach At once disploded, in one bursting peal
A naked waste of lands_Meantime, behold! Their mortal thunders mix. Alorg the fiy,
Yon neighbouring Mountain rilis bicak and From east to fouth, a ruddy Will of smole
bare,

Extends its ridge, with difinal light infiin'd.
Its double top in steril ashes hid,

Meauwhile, the fluid Lake that works below,
But green around its base with oil and wines, Bitumer, fulphur, fali, and iron-fcum,
Gives fign of storm and defolation near ; Heaves up its boiling iive. The labourirgroun
Store house of fate! from whofe incrual womb ! Is torn with agonizing thioes--at once,

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