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No sigh, no murmur the wide world shall hear,
From ev'ry face, he wipes off ev'ry tear.
In adamantine chains shall death be bound,
And hell's grim tyrant feel th' eternal wound.
As the good shepherd tends his fleecy care,
Seeks freshest pasture, and the purest air,
Explores the lost, the wandering sheep directs,
By day o'ersees them, and by night protects;
The tender lambs he raises in his arms,
Feeds from his band, and in bis bosom warms;
Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage,
The promised father of the future age.
No more shall nation against nation rise,
Nor ardent warriors meet with hateful cyes;
Nor fields with gleaming steel be cover'd o'er,
The brazen trumpets kindle rage no more;
But useless lances into scythes shall bend,
And the broad faulchion in a plough-share end :
Then palaces shall rise; the joyful son
Shall finish what his short-lived sire begun;
Their vines a shadow to their race shall yield,
And the same hand that sow'd, shall reap the field.
The swain in harren deserts with surprise
Sees lilies spring, and sudden verdure rise ;
And starts amidst the thirsty wilds to hear
New falls of water murin’ring in his ear.
On risted rocks, the dragon's late abodes,
The green reed trembles, and the bulrush nods;

Waste sandy valleys, ouce perplex'd with thorn,
The spiry fir and stately box adorn;
To leafless shrubs the flow'ring palms succeed,
And od’rous myrtle to the noisome weed.
The lambs with wolves shall grace the verdant mead,
And boys in flow'ry bands the tiger lead;
The steer and lion at one crib shall meet,
And harmless serpents lick the pilgriin's feet.
The smiling infant in his hand shall take
The crested basilisk and speckled snake,
Pleas'd, the green lustre of their scales survey,
And with their forky tongue shall innocently play.
Rise, crown'd with light, imperial Salem, rise !
Exalt thy tow'ry head, and lift thy eyes;

ace thy spacious courts adorn;
See future sons and daughters yet unborn,
In crowding ranks on ev'ry side arise,
Demanding life, impatient for the skies!
See barb'rons nations at thy gate attend,
Walk in thy light, and in thy temples bend;
See thy bright altars throng'd with prostrate kings,
And heap'd with products of Sahæan springs !
For thee Idume's spicy forests blow,
And seeds of gold in Ophir's mountains glow.
See heaven its sparkling portals wide display,
And break upon thee in a flood of day!
No more the rising sun shall gild the morn,
Nor ev'ning Cynthia fill her silver horn;

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Page blessiah: a Sacred Eclogue ... Pope ..

1 Edwin and Angelina .

Goldsmith

5 The Three Warnings.

Piozzi.... 12 Hymn to Humanity

Langhorne,. 16 ✓ The Nightingale.

Pope ......

20 v Day: a Pastoral

Cunningham. 23 Hymn to the Deity.

Thomson.... 28 Edwin and Emma..

33 An Enquiry after Happiness. .. .. Carter . 38 Written at Midnight, in a Thunder Storm.. Ibid 40 v The Evening Walk.

Ibid.

42 Contemplation

Ibid.

43 The Story of Lavinia.

Thomson. 46 The Universal Prayer.

Pope

51 Ý A Father's Advice to his Son. Cooper. 54 The Passions: an Ode.... . Collins.

58 Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College. Gray. 6:3 The Country Box..

Lloyd..... 67 The Friar of Orders Gray Percy..... 72 VA Tale

Melmoth. 77 Invitation to the Feathered Race.. Graves. 79 Ode to Truth....

Mason.

81 Ode to the Morning.

Ibid.

84 The Fire-side.

Cotton.

85 Hymn on Solitude ..

. Thomson . 89 Elegy written in a Country Church-yard.. Gray. 91 ✓ Content: a Pastoral .

Cunningham, 97 VA Prayer for Indifference. ......

... Greville .... 99 The Fairy's Answer .. Margravine of Anspach. 102 Content: a Vision .

Cotton. 105 Happiness

Pope. 112 Sweetness: an Ode.

Robertson... 115 Conjugal Felicity

Thomson,... 118 Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady Pope 120 L'Allegro

Milton, 123 ✓ll Penseroso

Ibid.

129 The Female Seducers.

Brooke. 135 or Adum's Morning Hymn.

Milton, 154 Discourse between Adam and Eve. Ibid.

156 Marriage: « Vision

Cotton,

160

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Ibid.

Advice to a Lady

Lyttleton. .. 170 A Fairy Tale.

Parnell.. 175 Alerander's Feast..

Dryden.

184 The Hermit...

Beattie. 189 ✓ A Pastoral Ballad.

Shenstone... 191 v The Beggar's Petition

Moss

200 Hymn to Benevolence.

Blacklock .. 302 The Country Clergyman

Goldsmith 204 v Providence: a Hymn..

Addison.... 206 ✓ Gratitude

207 ✓ Creation.

Ibid.

209 The Wish ...!

Merrick 210 Sonnet to the Moon..

Smith.. 212 On the Departure of' a Nightingule Ibid.

212 Ode to Innocence ..

Oglvie. 213 Virtue and Ornament.

Fordyce.. 215 Virtue and Pleasure

Ibid.

216 Spring: an Ode.

Johnson 220 The Midsummer's I'ish.

Ibid.

222 Autumn.

Ibid.

223 Winter.

Ibid.

226 The Winter's Walk

Ibid.

228 Hymn in the Oratorio of Abel.

229 The Miser and Pluus

Gay.

230 To the Memory of Garrick. Anstie. 232 A Contemplation on Night. ...... Gay. ...... 233 May Eve, or Kate of Aberdeen. .. Cunningham, 235 To Dreams : a Sonnet .... Young. 236 Crasy Jane.

Lewis......

237 To his Friend inclined to Marry.. Pomfret.... 238 The Funeral Procession. .. Blair

239 Elegiac Slanzas on the tolling of a Bell. . Rivers. 240 The Tear of Sympathy.

Anon....... 242 The Naturalist's Summer Evening's Walk. White. 943 On the Death of a favourite Child. Moir. ..... 245 Trunslation of the 40th Ode of Anacreon Cheetham 246 Sonnet to the River Tweed. Bowles..... 247 Virtue's Reply to Pleasure Spence... 248 Hymn to Content

Barbauld... 249 The Evening Primrose .. Langhorne.. 252 For the Monument of Rose....... Carlisle..... 255

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SELECT POEMS.

MESSIAH

A SACRED ECLOGUE.

BY POPE.

Ys Nymphs of Solyma! begin the song:
To heavenly themes sublimer strains belong.
The mossy fountains, and the sylvan shades,
The dreams of Pindus and th’Aönian maids,
Delight no more.-0 thou my voice inspire,
Who touch'd Isaiah's hallow'd lips with fire!

Rapt into future times, the Bard begun :
A Virgin shall conceive, a Virgin bear a son!
From Jesse's root behold a branch arise,
Whose sacred flow'r with fragrance fills the skies :
Th’ etherjal Spirit o'er its leaves shall move,
And on its top descends the mystic dove.
Ye heavens! from high the dewy nectar pour,
And in soft silence shed the kindly show'r !
The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,
From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.

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