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With heads declin'd, ye cedars homage pay; 35
arms, Feeds from his hand, and in his bosom warms; Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage, 55 The promis'd || father of the future age. No more fhall & nation against nation rise, Nor ardent warriours meet with hateful eyes, Nor fields with gleaming steel be cover'd o'er, The bražen trumpets kindle
rage no more; 60 But useless lances into scythes shall bend, And the broad faulchion in a plow-Ihare end.
* Ch. xliii. v. 18. Ch. xxxv. v. 5,6. + Ch. XXV. V. 8. Ch. xl. v. 11. || Ch. ix. v. 6. § Ch. ii. v.4.
Then palaces shall rise ; the joyful * Son
Molli paulatim flavescet campus arista,
quercus fudabunt roscida mella. The fields fall grow yellow with ripen'd ears, and the red grafe shall hang upon the wild brambles, and the hard aak shall dislill honey like dew.
Is AIAH, Ch. xxxv. V. 7. The parched ground fall become a fool, and the thirsity land springs of water : In the babitations where dragons lay, shall be grass, and reeds, and rushes. Ch.lv. V. 13. Infiead of the thorn fhall come, up the fir-tree, and instead of the briar small come up the myrtle tree. P. VER.77. The lambs with wolves, etc.) Virg. E. iv. V. 21.
Ipiæ lacte domum referent distenta capella
* Ch. Ixv. v. 21, 22.
+ Ch. xxxv. v. 1, 7. I Ch. xli. v. i9. andCh.lv. v. 13. || Ch. xi. v. 6, 7, 8.
T'he steer and lion at one crib shall meet,
Occidet. The goats shall bear to the fold their udders diftended with milk:
: nor shall the herds be afraid of the greatest lions. The serpent fhall die, and the berb that conceals poijon shall die.
ISAIAH, Ch. xi. v. 16, etc. The wolf mall dwell with the lamb, and the legpird fall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child small lead them.--- And the lion shall eat Araw like the ox. And the fucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the den of the cockatrice. P.
VER. 85. Rise, crown'd with light, imperial Salem, rise!] The thoughts of Isaiah, which compoie the latter part of the poem, are wonderfuliy elevated, and much above those general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftieft parts of his Pollio.
Magnus ab integro faclorum nascitur ordo!
Aspice, venturo lætentur ut omnia sæclo! etc. The reader needs only to turn to the passages of Isaiah, here cited, P.
* Ch. lxv. v. 25. + Ch. lx. v. 1. I Ch. lx. V. 4,
In crouding ranks on ev'ry side arise,
9; And seeds of gold in Ophyr's mountains glow. See heav'n 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; But loft, diffolv'd in thy superior rays, One tide of glory, one unclouded blaze O’erflows thy courts: the Light himself shall shine Reveal'd, and God's eternal day be thine! The || seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay, 105 Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away; But fix'd his word, his faving pow'r remains; Thy realm for ever lasts, thy own MESSIAH reigns!
* Ch.1x. v. 3. of Ch 1x. v. 6. I Ch. Ix. v. 19, 20• i Ch. li. v. 6. and Ch liv. v. 10.