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To leafless shrubs the flow'ring palms fucceed,
And od'rous myrtle to the noifome'weed.
The Plambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead,
And boys in fow'ry bands the tyger lead;
The fteer and lion at one crib fhall meet,
And harmless 9 serpents lick the pilgrim's feet.
The smiling infant in his hand shall take
The crested bafilisk and speckled snake;
Pleas'd the green luftre of the scales survey, [play.
And with their forky tongue and pointless sting shall
Rise, crown'd with light, imperial Salem rife!
Exalt thy tow'ry head, and lift thy eyes!
See, a long srace thy spacious courts adorn;
See future fons, and daughters yet unborn,
In crouding ranks on ev'ry side arise,
Demanding life, impatient for the skies !
See barb'rous e nations at thy gates attend,
Walk in thy light, and in thy temple bend;
See thy bright altars throng'd with prostrate Kings,
And heap'd with products of u Sabean springs!
For thee Idume's spicy forests blow,
And seeds of gold in Ophyr's mountains glow.

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See heav'n its sparkling portals wide display,
And break upon thee in a flood of day!
No more the rising w sun shall gild the morn,
Nor ev'ning Cynthia fill her silver horn,
But loft, diffoly'd in thy superior rays,
One tydę of glory, one unclouded blaze
O’erflow thy courts: The light himself shall shine
Reveald, and God's eternal day be thine!
The x seas shall waste, the skies in smoak decay,
Rocks. fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fix'd his word, his faving pow'r remains;
Thy realm for ever Jasts, thy own Messiah reigns.!

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Candidus imperti; si non, his utere mecum.

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To tire our patience, thani mislead our sense.
Some few in that, but numbers err in this,
Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss ;
A fool might once himself alone expose,
Now one in verse makes many more in profe.

'Tis with our judgments as our watches, nons Go juft alike, yet each believes his own

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