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Quaff with the gods immortal wine,
And see adoring nations crowd his shrine :
The thin remains of Troy's afflicted host,
In distant-realms may seats unenvy'd find,
And flourish on a foreign coast ;
But far be Rome from Troy disjoin'd,
Remoy'd by seas, from the disastrous shore,
May endless billows rise between, and storms unnum-
Still let the curst detested place, [ber'd roar.
Where Priam lies, and Priam's faithless race,
Be cover'd o’er with weeds, and hid in
There let the wanton flocks unguarded stray ;
Or, while the lonely shepherd sings,
Amidst the mighty ruins play,
And frisk upon the tombs of kings.
May tigers there, and all the savage kind,
Sad solitary haunts, and silent deserts find ;
In gloomy vaults, and nooks of palaces,
May th' unmolested lioness
Her brinded whelps securely lay,
Or, couch'd in dreadful slumbers waste the day.
While Troy in heaps of ruins lies,
Rome and the Roman Capitol shall rise ;
Th’illustrious exiles unconfin'd
Shall triumph far and near, and rule mankind.
In vain the sea's intruding tide
Europe from Afric shall divide,
And part the sever'd world in two :
Through Afric's sands their triumphs they shall
And the long train of victories pursue [spread,
To Nile's yet undiscover'd head.
Riches the hardy soldier shall despise,
And look on gold with undesiring eyes,
Nor the disbowel'd earth explore
In search of the forbidden ore ;
Those glitt'ring ills conceal'd within the mine,
Shall lie untouch'd, and innocently shine.
To the last bounds that nature sets,
The piercing colds and sultry heats,
The godlike race shall spread their arms;
Now fill the polar circle with alarms,
Till storms and tempests their pursuits confine ;
Now sweat for conquest underneath the line,
This only law the victor shall restrain,
On these conditions shall he reign ;
If none his guilty hand employ
To build again a second Troy,
If none the rash design pursue,
Nor tempt the vengeance of the gods anew.
A curse there cleaves to the devoted place,
That shall the new foundations rase :
Greece shall in mutual leagues conspire
To storm the rising town with fire,
And at their armies' head myself will show
What Juno, urg'd to all her rage, can do.
Thrice should Apollo's self the city raise,
And line it round with walls of brass,
Thrice should my fav’rite Greeks his works confound,
And hew the shining fabric to the ground;
Thrice should her captive dames to Greece return,
And their dead sons and slaughter'd husbands mourn.
But hold, my muse, forbear thy tow'ring flight,
Nor bring the secrets of the gods to light:
In vain would thy presumptuous verse
Th’immortal rhetoric rehearse ;
The mighty strains, in lyric numbers bound,
Forget their majesty, and lose their sound.
ÆNEID, compared with the Georgic, 173.
Æneid III. translation of a story in it, 224.
Ætna, description of its eruptions, 197, 224.
Albula river described, 215.
Alexander the Great, some of his busts, 10.
Alps, those mountains described, 25.
Amras castle and medals, 63.
Annius Verus, his bust, 14.
Apollo, a figure in brass, 13.
Apostles, how they perpetuated their tradition, 134. And how the
successors preserved it, 144.
Apennine mountains described by the Latin poets, 17.
Appian way, 15.
Aquila, bis character, 123.
Aristides, his character, 126.
Arthur, Prince, his statue at Inspruck, 62.
Asti, the frontier town of Savoy, 21.
Augustus, Horace's ode upon his design to rebuild Troy, 293.
Barns in Switzerland, their particular make, 38.
Bear, held in mighty veneration at St. Gaul, 48.
Bees, Virgil's description of them, 190.
Berkley's bombardment of the coast of France, 187.
Berne, its public walks and arsenal, 38. The riches of its canton, 42.
Blenheim battle celebrated, 240.
Bolonia, for what famous, 18.
Boyne battle described, 183, 184.
Britain compared with France, 95.
Brutus, a medal of his, 18.
Cæsar's character, 79.
Calvin, his advice to the Genevois, before he died, 52.
Campaign, a poem, 231.
Cave of Polyphemus described, 226.
Cecilia, a song for that saint's day, 203.
Celsus, how he represented our Saviour's miracles, 120.
Chaucer's poetry celebrated, 206.
Christ, the testimonies of hiin in Pagan authors, 114, 129.
Christianity, a character of the time when it took its rise, 129. And
of the first converts to it, ibid.
Christian religion, a treatise of it, 113.
Clitumnus river described, 215.
Congreve, his skill in poetry, 210.
Constance lake, 58.
Corona radialis described, 13.
Cowley's poetry celebrated, 207,
Cussinus, an Englishman, was promised to the Duke of Austria's sister
in marriage, 41.
Cyclops described, 196, 226.
Doriner, his fate at the battle of Blenheim lamented, 240.
Dryden, a panegyric on his translation of the Latin poets, 177.
Epilogue to the British Enchanters, 291.
Eridanus river described, 215.
Escargatoire, the use of it, 37.
European states weighed in Boccalini's balance, 76.
Evangelists, when they wrote, 142.
Fact, Goodman, his character, 103. His charge against Count Ta-
Festivals instituted by the apostles, 141.
Florence, its public buildings and famous gallery, 9. And rarities,
ibid. Its statues, 10, 15. Incensed against the Lucquese, and why, 5.
France, reasons for the enmity of that nation to Britain, 71. The
danger from her union with Spain, 73. The means to effect their
separation, 80. A calculation of her inhabitants, 82, 96. The
state of that kingdom compared with Great-Britain, 95.
Fribourg described, with its hermitage, 36.
Gaul, St. Abbot of, the extent of his territories, and manner of his
election, 44. Riches of the inhabitants, and their quarrel with the
abbot, 45, 46. The abbey and their arms, 48. Their manufac-
tures, 45. Pension from France, 48.
Gaul, St. the great apostle of Germany, some account of him, 48.
Generals of the confederate forces in the late war, their character, 84.
Geneva, its situation, 26. Under the einperor's displeasure, and
why, 36. Esteemed the court of the Alps, 52. Its lake, 27. Arse-
Georgic of Virgil compared with his Æneid, 173.
Granaries, the administration of them in Switzerland, 52.
Halifax, Lord, letter to hiin from Italy, 213.
Hall, its mint and salt-works, with the method of propagating them,
Hesiod, a character of his writings, 169.
Holland, why it inakes a better figure than its neighbours, 97.
January, Hesiod's description of that month, 169.
Jesuits, their particular compliment to the queen of the Romans, in a
comedy designed for her entertainment, 60.
Inn river, 64.
Inspruck, its public buildings, 64.
John, St. the beloved disciple, an accouut of him, 136.
Joseph of Arimathea, his character, 130.
Irenæus, an account of him, 137.
Juno Sispita, or Sospita, how represented, and Tully's description of
this goddess, 12.
Jura mount, 27.
Just man, his security, 293.
Kuff-stain castle, 65.
Laocoon"and his two sons, figure of them, 13.
Laömedon, a reflection on his falsehood and tyranny, 294.
Lausanne, a peculiar privilege belonging to one street in this town,
Leman lake described, with the towns on it, 26.
Levant trade, on what its prosperity depends, 75.
Lewis XIV. the reason of his many expensive projects, 77. His am-
bition and cruelty, 186.
Liberty, its charms, 221.
Lucca, the industry of its inhabitants, 5. Under the king of Spain's
protection, 6. Was in danger of ruin, 5. The great contempt the
inhabitants have of the Florentines, and why the latter never at-
tacked them, 6, 7.
Ludlow, Edmund, his retirement and epitaph, 32.
Marcus Aurelius's letter, a remark upon it, 147.
Marlborough, Duke, description of his march to Germany, 231. His
interview with Prince Eugene, 234. His return to the Netherlands,
Martyrdom, why considered as a standing miracle, 147.
Martyrs, what the primitive Christians thought of them, 148. Their
miraculous support proved from the nature of their sufferings, 149.
Mary, King William's queen, her death lamented, 189.
Matthew, St. his gospel, a supposition how it came into India, 143,
Maximilian, the first founder of the Austrian greatness, 61.
Medicis family, account of it, 15.
Meldingen, a little republic in Switzerland, the model of its govern-
ment and the business of its councils of state, 42.
Mercator, his character, 107,
Milton, his poetry celebrated, 208. His style imitated, 224.
Mincio river described, 215.
Miracles of our Saviour, how represented by Celsus, 120. The credi-
bility of those confirming Christianity, 131.
Modena, extent of its dominions and condition of its inhabitants, 19.
Montague's poetry celebrated, 210.
Morge, its artificial port, 34.
Morpheus, why represented under the figure of a boy, 11. In what
manner addressed to by Statius, ibid.
Music, its charms, 204.
Namur, siege of it described, 185.
Nar river described, 215.
Nassau, a panegyric on that family, 184.
Naval force, its dependence on commerce, 75.
Navy of King William III. description of its triumphs, 186.
Neufchatel, dispute about the succession to it, 55.
Nile, why its statues are black, 12.
Nyon, supposed to have been the Colonia Equestris of Julius Cæsar, 34.
Origen, his character, 137. His observation on our Saviour's predic-
tion of the fate of Jerusalemn and his disciples, 151. On the refor-
mation of the Pagans, 158.
Orpheus, the power of his lyre, 204.
Otho, two medals of his, 20.
Pagang, how they came to be informed and convinced of the truth of
our Saviour's history, 127, 132. The names of several of their phi-
losophers who were Christian converts, 128. Motives of their con-
version to Christianity, 131.
Parma, its famous theatre and gallery, the extent of its dominions and
condition of its inhabitants, 19.
Paul the hermit, some account of him, 138.
Pertinax, two medals of his, 20.
Pescennius Niger, his medal, 20.