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The muse expands her solitary flight;

And balf enlivened by the distant sun, And, hovering o'er the wild stupendous scene,

That rcars and ripens man, as well as plants, Beholds new seas beneath another sky*.

Here human nature wears his rudest form. Thrond in his palace of cerulean ice,

Deep from the piercing season sunk in caves, Here Winter holds his unrejoicing court;

Here by dull fires, and with u njoyous cheer, And through his airy hall the loud inisrule

They waste the tedious gloom. Immers'él in Of driving tempests is for ever beard :

furs,

[sons, Here the grim tyrant meditates his wrath;

Doze the gross race. Nor sprightly jest, uor Here arms his winds with all-subduing frost;

Nor tenderness they know; nor ought of life, Moulds bis fierce hail, and treasures up lis Beyoud the kiudred bears that stalks without. Sllows,

Till worn at length, her roses drooping all, With which he now oppresses half the globe.

Sheds a long twilight brightening o'er their Thence 'winding eastward to the Tartar's

fields, coast,

And calls the qnivered savage to the chase.' She sweeps the howling margin of the main;

What cannot active government perforin, Where uvdissolving, from the first of time,

New moulding man? Wide-stretching from Snows swells on snows amazing to the sky;

these shores, A;d icy mountains high on nountains pil'd,

A people savage from remotest time, . Seem to the shivering sailor from afar,

A huge neglected empire, one vast mind, Shapeless and white an atmosphere of clouds. By Heaven inspir’d, from Gothic darknes calla. Projecteil, luge und horrid, o'er the surge,

Immortal Peter! first of monarchs! He Alps frown on Alps; or rushing hideous

Ais stubborn country tamd, her rocks, her

fens, down, As if old chaos was again return'd,

Her Boods, her seas, her ill-submitting sons;

And while the fierce barbarian he subdu'd,
Wide rend the deep, and shake the solid pole.

To more exalted soul he rais'd the mag.
Ocean itself no longer can resist
The binding fury; but, in all its rage

Ye shades of ancient heroes, ye who toild

Through long successive ages to build up
Of tempest taken by the boundless frost,
Is many a fathom to the buttom chaiud,

A labouring plan of state, behold at once
Aud bid to roar no more: a bleak expanse,

The wonder done ! behold the matchless prince!

Who left his native throne, where reign'd till Shagg'd o'er with wavy rocks, cheerless and

then void Of every life, that from the dreary months

A mighty shadow of unreal power; Flies conscious southward. Miserable they!

Who greatly spuru'd the slothful pomp of Who, here entangled in the gathering ice,

courts, Take their last look of the descending sun;

And roaming every land and every port, While, full of death, and fierce with tenfold

His sceptre laid aside, with glorious hand frost,

Unwearied plying the mechanic's tool, The long long night, incumbent o'er their Gather'd the seeds of trade, of useful arts, heads,

Of civil wisdom, and of martial skill. Falls horrible. Such was the Briton's t fate Charg'd with the stores of Europe, home he As with first prow (what have not Briton's

goes ; dar'd!)

Then cities rise amid the illumin'd waste; Ile for the passage sought, attempted since O'er joyless deserts smiles the rural reiyn : So much in vain, and seeming to be shut

Far-distant filvod to food is social join'd; By jealous nature with eternal bars.

Th’astonishid Euxine hears the Baltic roar;

Proud uavies ride on seas that never foam'd In these fell regions, in Arzina caught, And to the stony deep his idle ship

With daring keel before ; and armies stretch Immediate seald, he with bis hapless crew,

Each way their dazzling files, repressing here Fach full exerted at his several task,

The frantic Alexander of the north, Proze into statues; to tbe cordage glu'd And awing there stern Othman's shrinking The sailor, and the pilot to the helm. Hard by these shores, where scarce bis freez

Sloth flies the land, and ignorance, and vice, ing stream

Of oid dishonour proud: it glows around, Rolls the wild Oby, lives the last of men ; Taught by the royal hand that rous'd the whole,

One scene of arts, of arms, of rising trade : * The other hemishere.

For what has wisdom plann'd, and power en+ Sir Hugh Willoughby, sent by Queen forcod, Elizabeth to discover the nortb.east passage.

More potent still, his great example show'd

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Mutterwo, the winds at eve, with blunted , How dumb the tubeful! Horror wide extends point

(dud, His desolate domain. Behold, fond mau ! Blow hollow blustering from the south. Sub. See bere thy pictur'd life! Pass some few The frost resolves into a trickling thaw.

years,

(strength, Spotted tbe mountains shine; loose sleet de Thy Aowering Spring, thy Summer's ardeut scenas,

{swell, Thy sober Autumn fading into age, Aud fluous the country round. The rivers And pale concluding Winter comes at last, Of bonds impatient. Sudden froin the hilis, And shuts the scene. Ab! whither now are O'er rocks and woods, in broad brown cata

fed

(hopes racts,

Those dreams of greatness ? those unsolid A thousand snow-fed torrents shoot at once; Of happiness ? those longings after fame? And, where they rush, the wide-resounding Those restless cares ? those busy bustling daya? plain

Those gay-spent festive nights ? those reering Is left one slimy waste. Those sullen seas,

thoughts, That wash'd th'ungenial pole, will rest no more Lost between good and ill, that shar'd thy life! Beneath the shackles of ihe nighty north; All now are vanish d! Virtue sole survives, But, rousing all their waves, risistless heave. immortal vever-failiug friend of man, And, hark! the leugthening roar continuous His guide to happiness on high. Aud see!

'Tis come, the glorious morn! the second Athwart the risted deep : at once it bursts,

birth And piles a thousand mountains to the clouds. Of heaven and earth! Awakening natare 111 fares the bark witba trembling wretches

hears charg'd,

The new creating word, and starts to life, That, toss'd amid the Boating fragments, moors iu every beightened form, from pain and death Beneath the shelter of an icy isle,

For ever free. The great eternal scheme, Wbile night o'erwhelms the sea, and horror involving all, and in a perfect wbole looks

Uniting, as the prospect wider spreads, More horrible. Can human force endure To reason's eye refio'd clears up apace. Th’ assembled mischiefs that besiege them Ye vainly wise! ye blind presumptuous! now, round?

Confounded in the dust, adore that Power, Heart-gnawing hunger, fainting weariness, Ind Wisdom oft arraign'd: see now the cause, The roar of winds and waves, the crush of ice, Why unassuming worth in secret liv'd, Now ceasing, now renew'd with louder rage, And died neglected: wby the good man's And in dire echoes bellowing round the main.

share More to einbroil the deep, Leviathan

In life was gall and bitterness of soul : And his unwieldy train, iu dreadful sport, Why I be lone widow and her orphans pin'd Tempest the loosened brine, while thro' the In starving solitude; while luxury, gloom,

In palaces, lay straining her low thought Far from the bleak in hospitable shore, To form uureal wants: why heav'n-born truth, Loading the winds, is beard the bungry how! Aud moderation fair, wore the red marks Of famish`d monsters there awaiting wrecks. Of superstition's courage: why licens'd pain, Yet Provideuce, that ever waknig eye,

That cruel spoiler, that embosoni'd foe, Looks down with pity on the feeble toil Imbitter'd all our bliss. Ye good distrest! Of mortals lost to hope, and lights them safe, Ye noble few! who here uubending stand Through all this dreary labyrinth of fate. Beneath life's pressure, yet bear up a while, 'Tis done! Dread Wiuter spreads his latest And what your bounded view, wbicb only sa? gloome,

A little part, deem'd evil, is no more : And reigns tremendous o'er the conquer'd year. The storms of Wintry Time will quickly pass, How dead the vegetable kingdom lies!

And one unbounded Spring encircle all.

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INDEX

TO THE MISCELLANEOUS PART OF THE SIXTH VOLUME.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS- Hymenæa in search of a husbaud, 72, 104, 137,
TRIOUS LADIES.

178

Impromptu, 160
Lady Langham, 3
Cbarlotte Duncombe, 71

Impromptu, to Miss H, 196

Italian Sonnets, by Miitun, 20
ertrude Villiers, 103

Julia; a Russian tale, 41
Charlotte Campbell, 167

Laureustein Castle; or, the Ghost of the
Miss Smith, 5

Nun, 15
Mrs. Thomas (Corinoa of England), 4

Leontiue and Belinda, 143
Mrs. Clarke, the celebrated, 40

Lover entangled by himself, 155
Viscountess St. Asapb, 39

Love and madness, 169
Andover, 135

Miller juryman, 152
ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Second-sight, 77, 108, 142, 183

South of France, state of, 173
Account of the last total eclipse of the sun

Sports and pastimes used of old in London, 85,
visibie in London, 154

159
of Miss Seward, 128

Triumph of truth, 59
of Mrs. Cowley, 156

Wandering Jew, 19
Anecdules of dress and the caprices of fashion,
61,81

PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS.
Art of Drawing, 19)

Essay on the construction of Theatres, 96
Bond-street Lounger, 122

Independence; or, The Trustee, 95
Catalani's singing, 117

Is he a Prince? 64
Campaigu iu Spaiu, history of, 56

La Cappriccioso, 27
Character of the Spanish Ladies, 186

Man and Wife, ib.
Conradiue; or, lunocence triumplant, 10, 51 Uuconscious Counterfeit, 64
Cælibs in search of a wife, 47

Young, in Macbeib, 28
Covent-Garden Theatre, ceremony of laying

LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.
the fouudation stone, 22
Epitaph on the death of George II. 168 Explanation of the Priuts of fashion, 29, 65,
Extracts froin Sir Johu Carr's “ Tour in Scot. 97, 129, 161, 193
land," 86

General Observatious on the Fashions, 29, 65,
Fashionable world in St. Petersburgb, 119 97, 129, 161, 193
- swinging, 146

Ladies' Dresses on the anniversary of ber Ma.
Growing young again, 136, 168

jesty's Birth-day, 33
Historical notices respecting ancient pas Ladies' Dresses on the anniversary of bis Ma.
times, 23

jesty's Birth day, 195
Hulkem; a tale, 91, 118

Letters on Dress, 67, 99, 131, 163

EMBELLISHMENTS IN VOL, VI.

Portraits.
No. 41. Lady Langham.
No. 42. Viscountess St. Asaph
No. 43. Lady Dancombe
No. 44. Lady Villiers.
No. 45. Viscountess Andover.
No. 46. Lady Charlotte Campbelt

Songs by
Mr. Stune.
Mr Kitchener.
M. P. King.
Hook,
M. P. King
M. P. Kin

Patterns and Fashions.

Five Ditto.
Four Ditto.
Four Ditto.
Four Ditto,
Four Ditto.
Four Ditto.

INDEX

TO THE POETICAL PART OF THE SIXTH VOLUME.,

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No. 40. Portrait of Alexander Pope.
No. 47. Portraits of Thomson, Gray, Julinson, Dryden, and Goldsmith.

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