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Good heaven! Beyond all grace.But shall I Full, from the midmost, not in dazzling ítream blaine
His noon-tide ray. And now, in, lowing train, Jlis rage of grief, and in myself admit
Were seen 10w-pacing weltward o'er the vale 5 Its wid excefs? Heaven gave her to my with ; The milky mothers, foot pursuing foot, That gitt Peaven has resum’d: righteous in both, And noduing as they move; their oozy meal, For both his Providence be ever bleit!
The bitter healthtul herbage of the hore, By thaine r: press’d, with rising wonder fill'd, Aroud its rocks to graze : * for, strange to tell! Amyitor, flow recovering into thought,
The hour of ebb, though ever varying sound, 10 Subullive on his knee, the good man's hand 370 As yon pale planet wheels from day to day Graip'd clote, and bore wib ardour to his lip.. Her courie inconitant, their sure instinct ieels, His eye, where fear, coniuion, rea'erence pore, intelligent of times; by heaven's own hard, Through swelling tears, wiat language cannot To all its creatures equal in its care, tell,
Unerring mov'ů. These igns observ'd, that Now rose to meei, now shunn'd the Hermits guide
To labour and repose a simple race, Shot awful at him: till, the various swell 375 Thele native figns to due repait at noon, Of palion ebbing, thus he faultering (poke : Frugal and plain, had warn’d the temperate isle : What bait thou done ? why fav’ú a wretch un- All but Aurelius. He, unhappy man, known?
By Nature's voice folicited in vain, Whom knowing ev'o thy goodness must abhor. Nor hour olferv'd, nor due repast partook. Mitta en mani! the honour of thy name,
The child no more! the mother's fate untold ! Thy love, truth, duty, all must be my foes. 330 Both in black prospect rising to his eyeI am--Aurelius ! turn that look afide,
'I was anguill, there; 'twas here distraciing doubt! That brow of terror, while this wretch can say, Yet, after long and painful conflict borne, 25 Abhorrent say, he is-Forgive mc, heaven! Where nature, realon, oft the doubtful scale Forgive me, virtue ! if I would renounce Inclin’d alternate, fummoning each aid Whom nature bids me reverence-by her bond, That virtue lends, and o’er each thought infirm Rolando's son: by your more sacred ties, 395 Superior rising, in the might of Him, As to his crimes, an alien to his blood;
Who Itrength from weakness, as froin darkness For crimes like this.
30 Rolando's fon? Just heaven! Omnipotent can draw ; again resign’d, Ha! here? and in my power? A war of thoughts, Again he sacrific’d, to heaven's high will, A!) terrible arising, shakes my frame 391 Each soothing weakness of a parent's breast; With doubtful coniict. By one stroke te reach The figh soft memory prompts; the tender tear, The father's heart, though feas are spread between, That, itreaming o'er an object lov’d and loft, zi Were great revenge Away : revenge? With mournful tragic tortures and delights, whom?
Relicves us, while its sweet oppression loads, Alas ! on any own soul; by rage betray'd 395 | And, by admitting, blunts the sting of woc. Ev'n to the crime my reason moft condeins As reason thus the mental Storm ieren'd, In him who ruio'd me. Deep-mov'd he spoke ; And througó the darkness shot her fun-bright And his own poniard o'er the prostrate youth
40 Sufpended held. But, as the welcome blow, That strengthens while it chears ; behold from far With arms display'd, Amyntor seem'd to court, Amyntor now-approaching ! on his front, Behold, in fudden confluence gathering round O’er each funk feature forrow liad diffus'd The nativos dood; whom kindness hither drew, Attraction, sweetly fad. His noble port, Thic man unknow!, with each relieving aid Majestic in distress, Aurelius mark'd;
45 Of love and care, as artient rites ordain,
And, unreifting, felt' his bosom flow To fuccour and to serve. Before them came 405 With focial foitness. Strait, before the door Montano, venerable fage, whose head
Of his moss-llver'd cell they fat them down The hand of time with twenty winter's snow In counterview : and thus the youth began. Had showers; and to whose intellectual eye Futurity, behied her cloudy veil,
With patient ear, with calm attention, mark 50 Stands in fair light disclos’d. Him, after pause, on either hand, her equal balance weigh,
Ainyntor's story : then, as justice fees, Aurelius drew apart, and in his care
Absolve him, or condemn-But oh, inay I, Amyntor plac'd ; to lodge him and secure ; To save him from himself, as one, with grief
A father's name, when truth forbids to praise, Tempeítuous, and with rage, distemper'd deep. Tliis done, nor waitiog for r-ply, alone
* The cows often feed on the alga marina: and He fought the val», and his calm cottage gain’d. I ride of Acid; though, at the same time, they are not
415 they can dijiinguish exactly the tide of ebb from the CANTO
witi in view of the fore. When the tide has ebbed III.
about two hours, then they fieer their course direcily
to the nearest frore, in their w/ual order, one after W HERE Kilda's southern hills their summit ancther. i hud occafioue to make this obfervation lift
thirteen times in one week. Martin's Wejlern Ifics With triple fork to heaven, the mounted sun of Scotland, p. 156.
Unblam'd pronounce ? that name to every fon 55 Of heaven-inspir'd emotions, undebas'd
By this plain courto ip of the honeft heart
In hlusting softnes, her chaste bosom touch'd That Power whose law is meekness; and, for To mutual love. O fortune's fairest hour!! deeds
O feen, but not enjoy'd, juft haild and lost That outrage heaven, belying heaven's command. Is tiattering brightness! " Thendora’s form, 135 Flexile of will, inisjudging, though ficere, 71
Event unfcard ! had caught Rolando's eye : Rolando caught the spread infection, plung'd And Love, if wild Det re, of Fancy born, Implicit into guilt, and headlong urg'd
By furious pafsions purs'd, that facred rame His course unjutt to violence and rage.
Prolanes not, Love his stubborn breaf diffolv'd Unmanly rage! when nor the charm divine 75 To transient goodness. But my thought thrinks Of Beauty, nor the Matron's sacred age,
14 Secure from wro:igs could i:
nocence secure, Reluctant to proceed; and filial awe,
But how proceed, Aurelius ? in what toands And all the savage reassum'd his brealt. 150 of gracious cadence, of a:Tuafive power,
'Tis juft, he cry'd: who thus invites disdain, My further itory clothe? O could I fical
Deferves repulie ; lie wiro, by ilave-like arts, . From Harmony her foftest-warbled strain 90 Would mearly steal what force may nobler take, Of melting air ! or Zephyre's vernal voice! And, greatly daring, dignisy the deed. Or Philomcla's song, when lovo di Tolves
When next we incet, our mutual blush to spare, To liquid blandihment his evening-lay,
Thine from diffembli.g, from bale fattery nine, All nature smiling round! then might I speak; Shall my care. This threat, by brutal scorn Then might Amyrtor, unoflending," tell, 95
Keen'd and embitter'd, torrible to both, How unperceiv'd and secret through his breast, To one prov'd fatal. Silent-wafting grief, As morning rises o'er the midnight-shade, The mortal worm that on Emilia's frame
160 What first was ow'd humanity to both,
Had prey'd unsees, now deep thro’all her powers Aflifting piety and tender thoughts
Its poifon spread, and kill'd their vital growth. Grew (wit and slent into love ior one: 100 Sickening, the sunk beneath this doulle weight My fole olfer com if love can then offend,
of Mame and horr: ro-Dare I yet proceed?, When virtue lights and reverence guards its flame. Aurelius, O molt injur'd of mankind !
o Thodora! who thy world of charms, Shall yet my tale, exasperating, add That soul of sweetnets, that fort glow of youth, To woe, new anguish? and to grief, despaira. Warın on thy cheeks and beaming from thine eye, She is no moreUnmov'd could fee? that dignity of eaie, 106
O Providence severe! That
grace of air, by happy nature thine! Aurelius smote his breast, and groaning cry'd ; For all in thee was native; from within
But curb’d a second groan, repelld the voice 171 Spontaneous flowing, as fone equal ftream Qf froward grief : and to the Will supreme, From its unfailing fource! and then too feen 110 in justice awful, lowly bending his, In milder lights ; by forrow's shading hand Nor figh, nor murmur, ncr repining plaint, · Touch'd into power more exquisitely foit, By all the war of n'illre though assaill, 175 By tears adori'!, intender'd by diereis. Lfcap'd his lips. What! fall we from heaven's O sweetness without name! when Lov: looks on
grace With Pity's melting eye, that to the foul
With life receiving happiness, our share Endeari, ennobles her, whom fare amists,
Of ill refuse? And are affijelio's aught Or fortune leaves unhappy! Paffion then But mercies in disguise ? th' alternate cup, Refines to Virtue : then a purer train
Medicinal though bitter, and prepar'd
IS Vous VII.
By. Love's own hand for salutary ends.
Their oars across the foanay flood to ply ,
My fatal love on her devoted head
And years of death to come?-Nor further voice,
He stood, the mournful semblance of despair.
As dumb with anguin round the bed of death Still Haming with full ardor, Thot on earth
With grateful intervention o'er the sky
. I saw her throuded; bade eternal peace
Aurelius, with his guest, the western cliff 279 Her shade receive, and, with the truest tears, 205 Aicerding Now, beneath its marble roof, Affection ever wept, hier duit bedew'd.
From whence in double stream a lucid source | What then remain'd for honour or for love ? Rolled sourding forth, and, where with dewy wing What, but that scene of violence to fly,
Fresh breezes play'd, sought refuge and repole,
Her village-capital, where health and peace
Aurelius gaz'l; and, fighing, thus began.'
The human race are fons of forrow born.
To turn the inold and break th'adhesive clods,
our'd draw, and clos'd the toilfome tak.
What yet necessity demands fevere.
The husbands of those widow'd mates, who now
For both’muft ?abour, launch’d, in queft of food, Both ear and eye with wonder and delight! 370
Incefiant to herself, and fabled o'er
Till northward, where the rock its sea-walk'd bafe Dark from the south a gust of furious wing, 320 Projects athwart and puts the bounded scene, Up-springing, drove to fea : and left in tears, Rounding its point, he rais'ů his eyes and faw, This little world of brothers and of friends! At distance saw, descending on the shore, But when, at evening hour, disjointed planks, Forth from their anchor'd boat, of men unknown Borne on the surging-tide, and broken nars, A double band, who by their gestures ftrange To fight, with fatal certainty, reveal'd 325 There fix'd with wondering: for at once they knelt The wreck before urmiz'd; one general groan, With hands upheld; at once, to heaver, asféem'd, To heaven aicending, spoke the general breait One general hymn pour'd forth of vocal praise. With sharpest anguish pierc'd. Their ceaseless Ther, lowly rising, forward mov'd their steps : plaint,
Slow as they mov'd, belold! amid the train, Through these hoarse rocks, on this resounding On either iide supported, onward came Thore,
Pale and of piteous look, a penfive maid; At morn was heard : at midnight too were seen, As one by wafting sickness fore affail'd, Diseoniolate on each chill mountain's height, 331 Or plung d la grief profound_Oh, all ye powers ! The mourners spread, exploring land and sea Amyntor starting, cry'd, and thot his soul 391 With eager gaze-till from yon letler ille, In rapid glance before him on her face. Yon round of moss-clad hills, Borera nam’d- Illution ! nomit cannot be. My blood Full north, behold! above the foaring lark,
Runs chill: my fect are rooted here--and see! Its dizzy çlirts alpire, hung round and white To moc? my hopes, it wears her gracious forin, With curling mintsmat last from yon hoar hills, The fpirits who this ocean watte and wild Intiaming the brown air with sudden blaze, Still hover round, or walk these isles unseen, And ruddy undulation, thrice three fires, Presenting oft in pictur'd vision ftrange Like meteors waving in a moonless sky, 340
The dead or absent, have on yon shape adorn'd, Our eyes, yet unbelieving, faw distinct,
So like my love, of unfubftantial air, 400 Succeflive kindled, and from night to night Embody'd featur'd it with all her charms Renew'd continuous, Joy, with wild excess, Aud lo! behold ! its eyes were fix'd on mine Took her gay turn to reign : and Nature now With gaze traniported-Ha! she faints, fe falls ! From rapture wept : yet ever and anon
He ran, he flew : his clasping arms receiv'd By fad conjecture damp'd, and anxious thought Her finking weight, earth, and air, and fea! How from yon rocky prison to release
'Tis she ! 'tis Theodora ! Power divine, 406 Whom the deep sea immures (their only boat Whose goodness knows no bounds, thy hand is Destroy'd) and whom th' inevitable fiege
Omnipotent in mercy ! As he spoke, [here, of hunger must assault. But hope furtains - 350 Adowa his cheek, thro'livering joy and doubt, The human heart; and now their faithfui wives, The tear falt- alling stream'd. My love! my life! With loveataught skill and vigour not their own,
Soul of niy wilhes; sav'd beyond all faith! 411 On yonder field th' autumiral year prepare*.
Return to lire and me. O fly, my friends, Amyntor, who the tale distressful heard Fly, and from yon tranfucent fountain bring With syn.pathizing forrow, on himself,
The living ítream. Thou dearer to my soul On his feverer fate, now pondering deep, Than ah the fumless wealth this fea entombs, 415 Wrapt by fad thought the bill unheeding left; My Theodora, yet ay ake : 'tis !, And reach'd, with swerving itep, the distant 'Tis poor Amyntor calls thee! At that name, strand.
That potent name, her spirit from the verge Above, around, in cloudy circles wheel'd, Of death recall'd, the trambling rais'd her eyes; Or failing level on the polar gale
360 Trembling, his neck with.cager grasp entwind, That cool with evening role, a thousand wings, and murmurd out his name : then funk again ; The summer-nations of these pregnant cliffs, Then swoon'd upon his boom, through excess Play'd sportive round, and to the fun outspread of bliss unhop'd, too mighty for her frame. Their various plumage ; or in wild notes hail'd The rose-bud thus, that to the beam ferene His parent beam that animates and cbears 365 Of morning glasl unfolds her tender charms, 425 All living kinds. He, glorious from amidt Shrinks and expires beneath the noon-day blaze. A pomp of golden clouds, th’ Atlantic Hood Moments of dread fufpenfembut foon to cease! Beheld oblique, and o'er its azure breast
For now while on her face thefe men unknown Wav'd one unbounded blush : a scene to strike The stream, with cool aiperhon, busy cift,
His eyes beheld, with wo:der and amaze, 430 * The author who relates this story adds, that the Beheld in them—bis friends th’adventurous few, produce of gryin that fecifen was the mot plentiful who bore her to the litt, whose caring skill they had seen for many years before. vide Martin's Had fav'd ber from the deep! As o'er her cheek, Description of the Weltern ifiés of Scoilerid, p. 286. Rekindling life, like morn, its light diffus'd
In dawning purple ; from their lips he learnid, !. Around with softening aspect seem'd to smile ; How to yon ine, yon round of moss-clad hills, ' And heaven, approving look'd delighted down. Borea nam'd, before the tempelt borne,
Nor theirs alone this blissful hour: the joy gos These islanders, thrice three, then prison'd there, Wita inftant flow, from shore to ihore along (So heaven ordain'!) with utmolt peril run, Difiù five ran ; and all tlp exulting ifle With toil invincible, from iħelve and rock 440 About the new-arriv'd was pour'd abroad, Their boat preierv'd, and to this happy coast To hope long lo‘t, by miracle regain'd! Its prow directed safe-He heard no more : In each plain bofom Love and Nature wept : 305 The ref already known, bis
While each a fire, a husband, or a friend, His full collected soul, on her alone
Embracing heid and kiss 'd Was fx'd, was hungenrapturd, while these founds,
Now, while the song, This voice, as of an angel, pierc'd his ear. The choral hymn, in wildly-warbled notes, Amyntor! O my life's recover'd hope !
What Nature dictates when the tuil heart prompts, My soul's despair and rapture !--can this be? Baft barmony, they grateful fouls effus'd 511 Am I on earth ? ard there arıns indeed
Aloud to heaven? ; Montano, reverend Seer, Thy real form entold? Thou dreadful drep ! (Whose eye prophetic far through time's abyss Ye shores unknown! ye wild impending hills !
Could thoot its beain, and there the births of fate, - Dare 1 yet trust my sense? -O yes, 'tis he!
Yet immature and in their cafes bid,
513 "Mis he himself! My eyes, my bounding heart, Illumin'd fee) a space abitracted ftood: Confess their living lord! What mall I say?
His frame with thivery horror Itirr’d, his eyes How vent the boundless transport that expands
Froin outward vision held, and all the man My labouring thought ? th’unutterable bliis, 456
Entranc'd in wonúer at th' unfolding scene, Joy, wonder, gratitude, that pain to death On fluid air, a. in a mirror seeing
520 The breast they charm ?-Amyntor, Ofupport And glowi g radia it, to his mental sight. This swimiping brain : I would not now be torn
They fly! he cry'd, they melt in air away, Again from life and thee ; nor cause thy heart
The clouds that long fair Albion's heaven o'ercaft! A second pang. At this, dilated high
With tenspeit delug'd, or with Haine devour'd 'The swell of joy, most fatal where its force Her drooping plains : white dawning rofy round Is felt moft exquisite, a timely vent
A purer morning lights up all her thies !
526 Now found, and broke in tèider dews away He comes, behold! the greai deliverer comes! Of heart-re leving tears. As o’er its charge, 465 | Immortal William, borde triumphant on, With sheltering wing, solicitously good,
From yonder orient, o'er propitious feas, The guardian-genius hovers, so the youth,
White with the fails of his unnumber'd tleet, 53 On her lov'd face, aliduous and alarm’d,
A floating forelt, stretch'd from more to shore! In í lert fondneis dwelt : while all his foul, See! with spreacl wings Britannia's genius flies, With trombling tenderness of hope and fear 470
Before his prew': comma:ds the speeding gales Pleafngly pain’d, was all employ'd for her;
Tu waft him on! and, o'er the hero's head, The rouz'd emotions warring in her brealt,
Lowreathi'd with olive bears the laurel crown), 535 Attempering, to compose, and gradual fit Bleft emblem, peace with liberty reilor'd! For further joy her foit impreflive frame.
And hark! from either itrand, which nations hide,
To welcome-in true frecdom's day renewid. O happy! though as yet thou know'st not half
What thunders of acclaim ! Aurelius, man The blits that waits thee! but, thou gentle mind, By haven beloved, thou too tliat facred fun 540 Who'e figh is pity, and whose smile is love,
Shalt live to hail; thalt warm thee in his thine! For all who joy or forrow, arm thy breaft
I fee thee on the Howery lap di fus'd With that best temperance; which from forel
Of thy lov'l vale, amid a smiling race excess, When rapture lists to dangerous height its powers, lind equal fondness, in foit league fall hold 545
From this bleft pair to spring: whom equal faith, Reflective guards. Know thun--and let calm thought
From youth to reverend age ; the calner hours On wonder wait--fase refug'd in this ifle,
Of thy last day to sweeten and adorn ; Thy god-like father lives! and low-but curh,
Through life thy comfort, and in death thy crown.
TRUTH IN RHYME,
Whom ail the gods revere and love,
Via fent, while nian deferv'u their care,
On earth to dwell, and govern there :
Till unding earth by heaven unaw'd,
495 Adoring gratitude, eartb, ocean, air,
Abandon is the guilty crew,
ADDRESSED TO A
CERTAIN NOBLE LOR).