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Time his hours should never drive
O'er the bounds of thirty-five.
High to soar and deep to dive,
Nature gives at thirty-five.
Lacies, stock and tend your hive,
Trifle not at thirty-five;
For, bowe'er we boast and strive,
Life declines from thirty-five,
He that ever hopes to thrive
Must begin by thirty-five;
And all wbo wisely wish to wive
Must look on Thrale at thirty-five.

Call the Betsies, Kates and Jennies,

All the names that banish care;
Lavish of your grandsire's guineas,

Show the spirit of an heir,
All that prey on rice and folly

Joy to see their quarry fly:
There the gamester, light and jolly,

There the lender, grave and sly.
Wealth, my lad, was made to wander,

Let it wander as it will;
Call the jockey, call the pander,

Bid them come and take their all.
When the bonny blade carouses,

Pockets full, and spirits high-
What are acres? what are bouses?

Only dirt, or wet or dry.
Should the guardian friend or mother

Tell the woes of wilful waste :
Scorn their council, scorn their pother,

You can hang or drown at last,

IMPROMPTU

ON HEARING MISS THRALL CONSULTING
WITII A FRIEND ABOUT A GOWN AND
HAT SHE WAS INCLINED TO WEAR.

Wear the gown and wear the hat,

Snatch thy pleasures while they last; Hadst thou nine lives, like a cat,

Soon those nine lives would be past,

IMPROMPTU TRANSLATION

POEMATA.

CLEMENZA

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MESSIA'.
METASTASIÓ, BEGINNING
Deh se piacermi vuoi.

Ex alieno ingenio poeta, ex suo tantum versifi-
cator.

SCALIG. Foet. Would you hope to gain my heart,

Tollrre concentum, Solymææ tollite nymphæ Bid your teasing doubts depart; He, who blindly trusts, will find

Nil mortale loquor; cælum mihi carminis alta Faith from ev'ry gen’rous mind :

Materies ; poscunt gravius coelestia plectrum. He, who still expects deceit,

Muscosi fontes, sylvestria tecta, valete,
Only teaches how to cheat.

Aonidesque Deæ, et mendacis somnia Pindi:
Tu, mihi, qui famına movisti pectora sancti

Sidereâ Isaiæ, dignos accende furores !
TRANSLATION

Immatura calens rapitur per secula vates

Sic orsus-Qualis rerum mibi nascitur ordo!
OP A SPEECH OF AQUILEIO IN THE ADRIANO Virgo! virgo parit! felix radicibus arbor
OF METASTASIO, BEGINNING

Jessæis surgit, mulcentesque æthera flores
Tu che in Corte invechiasti.

Cælestes lambunt animæ, ramisque columba,

Nuncia sacra Dei, plaudentibus insidet alis. Grown old in courts, thou surely art not one Nectareos rores, alimentaque mitia cælum Who keeps the rigid rules of antieat honour; Præbeat, et tacite foecundos irriget imbres. Well skill'd to southe a foe with looks of kindness, Huc, fædat quos lepra, urit quos febris, adeste, To sink the fatal precipice before him,

Dia salutares spirant medicamina rami;
And then lainent his fall with seeming friendship: Hic requies fessis; non sacra sævit in umbra
Open to all, true only to thyself, (praise, Vis Boreæ gelida, aut rapidi violentia solis.
Thou know'st those arts which blast with envious Irrita vanescent prisca vestigia fraudis.
Which aggravate a fault with feign'd excuses, Justitiæque manus pretio intemerata bilancem
And drive discountenanc'd virtue from the throne; Attollet reducis; bellis prætendet olivas
That leave the blame of rigour to the prince, Compositis pax alma suas, terrasque revisens
And of bis ev'ry gift usurp the merit: -

Sedatas niveo virtus lucebit amictu :
That hide in seeming zeal a wicked purpose Volvantur celeres anni! lux purpuret ortum
And only build upon another's ruin.

Expectata diu! naturæ claustra refringens,
Nascere, magne puer! tibi primas, ecce, corollas

Deproperat tellus, fundit tibi munera, quicqaid
ONE AND TWENTY.

Carpit Arabs, hortis quicquid frondescit Eois. Losc-expected one-and-twenty,

Altius, en! Lebanoa gaudentia culmina tollit, Ling'ring year, at length is flowo: Pride and pleasure, pomp and plenty,

This translation has been severely criticised by Great *** ****, are now your own.

Dr. Warton, in his edition of Pope, vol. i. p. 105,

8vo. 1797. It certainly contains some expresLoosen'd from the minor's tether,

sions that are not elassical. Let it be remembered, Free to mortgage or to sell.

however, that it was a college-exercise, performWild as wind, and light as feather,

ed with great rapidity, and was at first praised Bid the sons of thrift farewell.

beyond all suspicion of defect, C.

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En! summo cxultant nutantes vertice sylvæ. Ecce peregrinis fervent tua limnina turbis;
Mittit aromaticas vallis Saronica nubes,

Barbarus en! clarum divino lumine templum Et juga Carmeli recreant fragrantia cælum. Ingreditur, cultuque tao inansuescere gaudet. Deserti lætâ moliescunt aspera voce

Cinnameos comulos, Nabathri munera veris, Auditur Deus! ecce Deus! reboantia circum Ecce cremant genibus tritæ regalibus are ! Saxa sonant, Deus; ecce Deus ! deflectitur æther, Solis Ophyræis crudum tibi montibus aurum Demissumque Deum tellus capit; ardna cedrus, Maturant radii; tibi balsama sudat Idume. Gloria sylvarun, dominum inclinata salutet. Ætheris en portas sacro fulgore micantes Surgite convalles, tumidi subsidite montes! Calicolæ pandunt, torrentis alrea Incis Sternite saxa viam, rapidi discedite fluctus; Flumina prorompunt; non posthac sole rubescet En! quem turba diu eccinerunt enthea, vates India nascenti, placidæve argentea Doctis Eo! salvator adest; vultus agnoscite cæci Luna vices revehet; radios pater ipse diei Divinos, surdos sacra vox permulceat aures. Proferet archetypos; ccelestis gaudia lucis Ille cutim spissam visus bebetare vetabit, Ipso fonte bibes, quæ circumfusa beatam Reclusisque oculis infundet amabile lumen; Regiam inundabit, nullis cessura tenebris. Obstrictasque diu linguas in carmina solvet Littora deficiens arentia deseret æquor; llle vias vocis pandet, flexusque liquentis Sidera fumabunt, diro labefacta tremore Harmoniæ purgata novos mirabitur auris. Saxa cadent, solidique liquescent robora montis: Accrescunt tencris tactu nova robora nervis: Tu secura tamen confusa elementa videbis, Consuetus fulcro innixus reptare bacilli

Lætaque Messia semper dominabere rege, Nanc saltu capreas, nunc cursu provocat eurus. Pollicitis firmata Dei, stabilita ruinis. Non planctus, non mæsta sonant suspiria; peclus Singultans mulcet, lachrymantes tergit ocellos. Vinclacoercebunt luctantein adamantiua inortem,

[Jan. 20, 21, 1778.] Æternoque Orci dominator vulnere languens

VITÆ qui varias vices Invalidi raptos sceptri plorabit honores.

Rerum perpetuus temperat Arbiter, Ut qua dulce strepent scatebræ, qua lata vires

Læto cedere lunrioi cunt

Noctis tristitiam qui gelidæ jubet,
Pascua, qua olandum spirat purissimus aer,

Acri sanguine turgidos,
Pastor agit pecudes, teneros mudo suscipit agnos Obductosque oculos nubibus humidis
Et gremio fotis selectas porrigit herbas,

Sanari voluit meos.
Amissas modo quærit oves, revocatque vagantes; Et me, cuncta beans cui no cuit dies,
Fidus adest custos, seu nox furat horrida nimbis,

Luci reddidit et mibi.
Sive dies medius morientia torreat arva.

Qua te laude, Deus qua prece prosequar? Postera sic pastor divinus secla beabit,

Sacri discip labri Et curas felix patrias testabitur orbis.

Te semper studiis utilibus colam : Non vltra infestis concurrent agmina siguis,

Grates, summe Pater, tuis
Hostiles oculis flammas jaculantia torvis;

Recte qui fruitur muneribus, dedit.
Non litui accendent belluin, non campus ahenis
Triste coruscabit radiis ; dabit hasta reciisa
Vomerem, et in falcem rigidus currabitur ensis.

(Dec. 25,1779.]
Atria, pacis opus, surgent, finemque caduci
Natus ad optatum perducet cæpia parentis.

Nunc dies Christo memoranda nato Qui duxit fulcos, illi teret area messem,

Fulsit, in pectus mihi fonte purum Et seræ texent vites umbracula proli.

Gaudium sacro fluat, et benigni Attoniti dumeta vident inculta coloni

Gratia Cali! Suave rubere ros's, sitientesque inter arenas Christe da tutam trepido quietem, Garrula mirantur salientis murmura rivi. Christe, spem prxsta stabilem limenti; Per saxa, ignivomi nuper spelæa draconis, Da tidem certam, precibusque fidis Canna viret, juncique tremit variabilis umbra.

Annue, Christe. Horruit implexo qua vallis sente, figuræ Surgit amans abies teretis, buxique sequaces Artificis frondent dextræ; palmisque rubeta [In Lecto, die Passionis. Apr. 13, 1781.) Aspera, odoratæ cedunt mala gramina myrto. Per valles sociata lupo lasciviet agna,

SUMME Deus, qui semper amas quodcunque

creâsti; Cumque leone petet tutus præsepe juvencus. Florca mansuetæ petulantes vincula tigri

Judice quo, scelerum est pænituisse salus:

Da veteres noxas animo sic sere norato,
Per luduin pueri injicient, et fessa colubri
Membra viatoris recreabunt frigore linguæ.

Per Christum ut veniam sit reperire mibi.
Serpen:es teneris nil jam lethale micantes
Tractabit palmis infans, motusque trisculcæ
Ridebit linguæ innocuos, squama que virentes

[In Lecto. Dec. 25, 1782.] Aureaque admirans rutilapus fulgura cristæ. Spe non inani confugis, Indue reginam, turritæ frontis honores

Peccator, ad latus meum;
Tolle Salema sacros, quam circum gloria pennas Quod poscis, baud unquam tibi
Explicat, incinctam radiale luce lara !

Negabitur solatium.
En! formosa libi spatiosa per atria, proles
Ordinibus surgit densis, vitamque requirit
Impatiens, lenteque fuentes increpat annos.

CHRISTIANUS PERFECTUS. (Nocte, inter 16 et 17 Junii, 1783.'] Somme l'ater, quodcunque tuum : de corpore Qur capit in sanctos Christo cogente referri, Numen 3

Abstergat mundi labem, nec gaudia carnis Hoc statuat*, precibus s Christus adesse velit: Captans, nec fastu tumidus, semperque futuro Ingenio parcas, nec sit mihi culpa rogâsse',

Instet, et evellens terroris spicula corde, Qua solum potero parte, placere ' tibi.

Suspiciat tandem clementem in numine patrem.

Huic quoque, nec genti nec sectæ noxius ulli, Sit sacer orbis amor, miseris qui semper adesse

Gestiat, et, nullo pietatis limite clausus, [Cal. Jan. in lecto, antc lucem. 1784.] Cunctorum ignoscat vitiis, pietate fruatur.

Ardeat huic toto sacer ignis pectore, pussit
Summe dator vitæ, naturæ æterne magister,

Ut vitam, poscat si res, impendere vero.
Causarum series quo moderante fuit,
Respice quem subiget senium, morliique seniles, Irruptum vitæ cupiat servare tenorem;

Cura placere Deo sit prima, sit ultima, sanctæ
Quem terret vite meta propinqua suæ,
Respice inutiliter lapsi quem pænitet ævi;

Et sibi, delirans quanquam et peccator in horas Recte ut pæniteat, respice, magne parens.

Displiceal, servet tutum sub pectore rectum:
Nec natet, et nunc has partes, nunc eligat illas,
Nec dubitet quem dicat herum, sed, totus in uno,

Se fidum addicat Christo, mortalia temuens. Parer benigne, summa semper lenitas,

Sed timeat semper, caveatque ante omnia, Crimine gravatam plurimo mentem leva :

turbæ Concede veram pænitentiam, precor,

Ne stolidæ similis, leges sibi segreget audax Concede agendarn legibus vitam tuis.

Quas servare velit, leges quas lentus omittat, Sacri vagantes luminis gressus face

Plenum opus effugiens, aptans juga mollia collo Rege, et tuere, quæ nocent pellens procul ;

Sponte sua demens; nihilum decedere summæ Veniam peteuti, sum me da veniam, pater ; Vult Deus, at qui cuncta debit tibi, cuncta reVeniæqne sancta pacis adde gaudia:

poscit. Sceleris ut expers omni, et vacuus metu,

Denique perpetuo contendit in ardua nisu, Te, mente purâ, mente tranquillâ colam :

Auxilioque Dei fretus, jam mente serena
Mihi dona morte hæc impetret Christus sua.

Pergit, et imperiis sentit se dulcibus actum.
Paulatim mores, animum, vitamque refingit,

Effigiemque Dei, quantum servare licebit,
[Jan. 18, 1784.]

Induit, et, terris major, cælestia spirat,
Summe Pater, puro collustra lumine pectus,

Anxietas noceat ne tenebrosa mihi.
In me sparsa manu virtutum semina larga ÆTERNE rerum conditor,

Sic ale, proveniat inessis ut ampla boni. Salutis æternæ dator;
Noctes atque dies animo spes læta recurset, Felicitatis sedibus
Certa mihi sancto flagret amore fides.

Qui nec scelestos exigis,
Certa vetat dubitare fides, spes læta timere, Quoscunque scelerum pænitet;

Velle vetet cuiquam non bene sanctus amor. Da, Christe, pæuitentiam,
Da, ne sint permissa, pater, mibi præmia frustra, Veniamque, Christe, da mihi;

Et colere, et leges seinper amare tuas. Ægrum trahenti spiritum
Hæc mibi, quo gentes, quo secula,Christe,piâsti, Succurre præ ens corpori,
Sanguine, precanti promereare luo!

Multo gravatam crimine
Mentem benignus alleva.

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(Feb. 27, 1784.] Mens mea quid qnereris? veniet tibi mollior Luce collustret mihi pectus alma,

Pellat et tristes animi tenebras, hora, In summo ut videas numine læ'a patrem;

Nec sinat semper tremere ac dolore, Divinam insontes iram placavit Jesus;

Gratia Christi: Nunc est pro pana penituisse reis.

Me pater tandem reilucem benigno

Summus amplexu foveat, beato The night above referred to by Dr. Johnson

Me gregi sanctus socium beatum was that in which a paralytic stroke had de.

Spiritus addat, prived him of his voice ; and, in the anxiety be felt lest it should likewise have impaired his understanding, he composed the above lines, and said, ko!xcerning them, that he knew at the time

JEJUNIUM ET CIBUS. that they were not good, but then that he deemed his discerning this to be sufficient for the quieting Serviat ut menti corpus jejunia serva, the anxiety before mentioned, as it showed him

Ut mens utatur corpore, sume cibos. that his power of judging was not diminished.

2 Al. tuæ. 3 Al. leges. 4 Al. statuant. 6 Al, votis. • Al. precari. 7 Al. litare,

AD URBANUM. 1738. | Prigora. seu nimium longo jacuisse reterno, URBANE, nullis fesse laboribus,

Sive mihi mentem dederit natura minorem. Urbane, nullis victe calumniis,

Te sterili functum cura, vucumque salebris
Cui fronte sertum in erudita

Tuto eluctatum spatiis sapientia dia
Perpetuo viret, et virebit;

Excipit æthereis, ars omnis plaudit amico,
Quid moliatur gens imitantium,

Linguarumque omni terra discordia concors Quid et minetur, sollicitus parum,

Multiplici rednçem circum sonatore magistrum. Vacare solis perge Musis,

Me, pensi immunis cum jam mibi reddor, Juxta animo studiisque fælix.

inertis Lingose procacis plumbea spicula,

Desidize sors dura manet, graviorque labore Fidens, superbo frange silentio ;

Tristis et atra quies, et tardæ tædia vitæ.
Victrix per obstantes catervas

Nascuntur curis curæ, vexatque deforum
Sedulitas animosa tendet.

Importuna cohors, racur mala somnia mentis,
Intende nervos fortis, inanibus

Nunc clamosa juvant nocturne guadia mersæ, Risurus olim nisibus emuli;

Nunc loca sola placent; frustra te, Somue, reIntende jam nervos, habebis

cumbens Participes opera camanas.

Alme voco, impatiens noctis metuensque diei. Non ulla Musis pagina gratior,

Omnia percurro trepidus, circum omnia lustro, Quam quæ severis ludicra jungere

Si qua usquam pateat melioris semita vitæ, Novit, fatigatamque pugis

Nec quid agam invenio, meditatus grandia, cogor Utilibus recreare mentem.

Notior ipse mihi fieri, incultumque fateri Texente nymphis serta Lycoride,

Pectus, et ingenium vano se robore jactans, Rose ruborem sic viola adjuvat

Ingenium nisi materiem doctrina ministrat. Immista, sic Iris refulget

Cessat inops rerum, ut torpet, si marmoris absit Æthereis variata fucis.

Copia, Phidiaci fæcunda potcntia cæli.
Quicquid agam, quocunque ferar, conatibus

obstat
IN RIVUM A MOLA STOANA LICH. Res angusta domi, et macræ penuria mentis.
FELDIÆ DIFFLUENTEM.

Non rationis opes animus, nunc parta recen

Conspicit aggestas, et se miratur in illis, (sens Errat adhuc vitreus per prata virentia rivus, Nec sibi de gaza præsens quod postulat usus Quv toties lavi meinbra tenella puer;

Summus adesse jubet celsa dominator ab arce; Hic delusa rudi frustrabar brachia motu, Non, operum serie seriem dum computat ævi, Dum docuit blanda voce nátare pater.

Præteritis fruitur, lætos aut sumit honores Fecerunt rami latebras, tenebrisque diurnis

Ipse sui judex, actæ bene munera vitæ; Pendula secretas abdidit arbor aquas.

Sed sua regna videns, loca nocte silentia late Nunc veteres daris periêre securibus umbræ, Horret, ubi vanæ species, umbræque fugaces, Longinquisque oculis nuda lavacra patent.

Et reruin volitant raræ per inane figuræ. Lympha tamen cursus agit indefessa perennis, Quid faciam? tenebrisne pigram dampare Tectaque qua fluxit, nunc et aperta fluit.

senectam Quid ferat externi velox, quid deterat ætas,

Restat ? an acciugar studiis gravioribus audax ? Tu quoque securus res age, Nise, tuas. Aut, hoc si nimium est, tandem nova lexica

poscam.

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EN LARGING

THE

ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ.

IMITATION OF THE ABOVE, BY MR. MORPHY. (Post Lexicon Anglicanum auctum et emen.

KNOW YOURSELF. datum).

(after REVISING Lexicox ad finem longo luctamine tandem

ENGLISI LEXICON, OR DICTIONARY.)
Scaliger ut duxit, tenuis pertæsus opellæ,
Vile indignatus stadium, pugasque molestas,

When Scaliger, whole years of labour past,
Ingemit exosus, seribendaque lexica mandat

Beheld his Lexicon complete at last, Dainnatis, pænam pro pænis omnibus unam.

And weary of his task, with wond'ring eyes,
Ille quidem recte, sublinis, ductus et acer,

Saw fruin words pil'd on words a fabric rise,
Quem decuit majora sequi, majoribus aptun, He curs'd the industry, ivertly strong,
Qui veterum modo facto dacum, modo carmina In creeping toil thrat could persist so tong,
vatum,

And if, enrag'd he cried, Heav'n meant to shed
Gesserat et quicquid virtus, sapientia quiequid,

Its keenest vengeance on the gailty head, Dixerat, imperiigie rices, cælique meatus,

The drudgery of words the damn'd would know, Ingentemque animo seclorum volveret orbem. Doomd to write lexicons in endless wel. Pallimur exemplis ; feinere sibi turba scho- Yes, you had cause, great gepius, to repent ; larun

"You lost good days, that might be better spent;" Ima tuas crédit permitti Scaliger iras. [rum

You well might grudge the hours of ling'ring Quisque suum pôris modulum ; tibi, prime viro

pain, Ut studiis sprein, aut ausim par esse querelis,

And view your learned labours with disdain. Von mibi sorte datum; lenti seu sanguinis obsint

· See Scaliger's Epigram on this subject, com I See Gent. Mag. Vol. VIII. p. 156; and see munieated without donbt by Dr. Johnson, Gent, also the Introduction to Vol. LIV.

Mag. 1748. p. 8.

To you were given the large expanded mind, What then remains ? Must I in slov decline The fame of genias, and the taste refin'd. To mute inglorious ease old age resign? 'Twas yours on eagle wings aloft to soar, Or, bold ambition kindling in my breast, And amidst rolling worlds the great First Cause Attempt some arduous task? Or, were it best explore:

Brooding o'er lexicons to pass the day,
To fix the eras of recorded time,

And in that labour drudge my life away?
And live in ev'ry age and ev'ry clime; (cause;
Record the chiefs, who propt their country's
Who founded empires, and establish'd laws; AD THOMAM LAURÉNCE.
To learn whate'er the sage with virtue fraught,
Whate'er the Muse of moral wisdom taught.

MEDICUM DOCTISSIMUM, These were your quarry; these to you were Cum filium peregre agentem desiderio nimis known,

tristi prosequeretur. And the world's ainple volume was your own.

Fateris ergo, quod popolas solet
Yet, varn'd by me, ye pigmy wits, beware,
Nor with immortal Scaliger compare.

Crepare væcors, nil sápientiam

Frodesse vitæ, literasque;
For me, though bis example strike my view,
Oh! not for me his footsteps to pursue.

In dabiis dare terga rebus.
Whether first Nature, unpropitious, cold, Tu, queis laborat sors homibum, mala,
This clay compounded in a ruder mould; Nec vincis acer, nec piteris pius,
Or the slow current, loit'ring at my heart,

Te mille succorum potentem
No gleatii of wit or farcy can impart ;

Destituit medicina mentis. W bate'er the cause, from me no numbers flow,

Per cæca noctis tædia turbide, No visions warm me, and no raptures glow.

Pigræ per horas lucis inutiles, A mind liké Scaliger's, superior still,

Torpesque, languescisque, curis
No grief could conquer, no misfortune chill.

Solicitus nimis heu ! paternis.
Though for the maze of words his native skies
He seem'd to quit, 'twas but again to rise;

Tandem dolori plus satis est datutt,
To mount once more to the bright source of day,

Exurge fortis, nunc animis opus, And view the wonders of th' étherial may.

Te, docta, Laurenti; vetustas,
The lore of fame his gen'rous bosom fira:

Te medici revocant labores.
Each Scierice hail'd him, and each Muse inspir’d. Permitte summo quicquid háles patri,
For him the sons of learning trimm'd the bays, Permitte fidens, et muliebribus,
And nations grew harmonious in his praise. Amice, majorem querelis

My taske perforin'd, and all my labours o'er, Redde tuis, tibi redde, mentetn.
For me what lot bas Fortune now in store?
'The listless will succeeds, that worst disease,
The rack of indolence, the sluggish ease.

IN THEATRO,
Care grows on care, and o'er my aching brain
Black Melancholy pours her morbid train.

March 8, 1771.
No kind relief; no lenitive at hand,
I seek at midnight clubs, the social band ; [spires, Quid theatrales tibi, Crispe, pompæ ?

Terti verso quater orbe Justri,
But midnight clubs, where wit with noise con-

Quam decet canos male litteratos Where Comus revels, and where wine inspires,

Sera voluptas ! Delight no more: I seek my lonely bed,

Tene mulceri fidibus canoris ? And call on Sleep to sooth my languid head.

Tene cantorum modulis stupere? But Sleep from these sad lids flies far away,

Tene per pictas oculo elegante I mourn all night, and dread the coming day.

Currere formas ? Exhausted, tird, I (hrow my eyes around,

Inter æquales, sine felle liber, To find some vacant spot on classic ground,

Codices, veri studiosus, inter And soon, vain hope I form a grand design;

Rectius vives. Sua quisque carpat Languor succeeds, and all my pow'rs decline.

Gaudia gratus. If Science operi hot her richest tein,

Lusibus gaudet puer otiosis, Without materials all our toil is vain.

Luxus oblectat juvenein theatri, A form to rugged stone when Phidias gives,

At šeni fluxo sapienter uti Beneath his toach a new creation lives.

Tempore restat. Remove his marble, and his genius dies; With Nature then no breathing statue vies. Whate'er I plán, I feel my pow'rs confin'd

INSULA KENNETHI, INTER HEBy Fortune's frown and penury of mind.

BRIDAS.
I boast no knowleage glean'd with toil and strife,
That bright reward of a well-acted life.

Parra quidem regio, sed religione priorum
I view myself; while reason's feeble light

Clara Caledonias panditur inter aquas. Shools a pale glimmer through the gloom of Voce ubi Cennethus populos domuisse feroces night,

Dicitur, et vanos dedocuisse deos.
While passions, errour, phantoms of the brain, Huc ego delatus placido per cærula cursu,
And vain opinions, fill the dark domain

Scire locus volui quid daret iste novi,
A dreary void, where fears and grief combin'd Illic Leniades humili regnabat in aula,
Waste all within, and desolate the mind.

Loniades, magnis nobilitatus avis.

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