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POPE'S WINDSOR FOREST.
expressively denominates it, stands pre-eminently the first river in our country
In that bless'd moment from his oozy bed
High in the midst, upon his urn reclin'd
6. Hail, sacred Peace! Hail, long-expected days,
pope's WINDSOR FOREST.
From heav'n itself though seven-fold Nilus Aows,
POPE'S WINDSOR FOREST.
There Faction roar, Rebellion bite her chain,
Here cease thy flight, nor with unhallow'd lays
I subscribe myself,
My dear young Friend,
VISIT TO THE TOMB OF GRAY; STOKE CHURCH AND CHURCH
YARD ; ITS RURAL AND SEQUESTERRD SITUATION; MANSION OF THB PENNS; MONUMENT OF GRAY; HIS BIRTH AND EDUCATION; HIS LOW SPIRITS AT CAMBRIDGB; HIS ACCOMPANIMENT OF HORACE WALPOLE IN THE TOUR OF EUROPE; HIS APPROACH TO ROME; ST. PETER'S CHURCH ILLUMINATED; RUINS OF ROME; PREFERENCE OF RICHMOND-HILL AND WINDSOR TO ALBANO AND FRESCATI; ACCOUNT OF THE PRETENDER AND HIS FAMILY; REFERENCE TO HORACE AND VIRGIL; GRAY'S RETURN TO ENGLAND;, DBATH OF HIS FATHER, AND FRIEND WEST; REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF FRIENDS; GRAY'S ELEGY IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD; DEATH OF HIS AUNT AND MOTHER; GRAY'S VISIT TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM; VISIT TO SCOTLAND; HIS FREFERMENT AT CAMBRIDGE; ODE ON THB INSTALLATION OF THẾ DUKE OF GRAFTON; VISIT TO THB LAKES; sun's LEVBE; SUDDEN DEATH OF GRAY; HIS CHA.
AND WRITINGS; MISS SBWARD'S CENSURB OF JOHNSON, AND EULOGIUM ON GRAY'S WRITINGS; HIS EPITAPH IN WESTMINSTER ABBBY; DINNER AT SALT HILL; REFLECTIONS ON THE EXCURSION TO WINDSOR; RETURN TO ISLINGTON,
Windsor, July, 1810. MY DEAR YOUNG FRIEND, HAVING had more than once pointed out to me, when walking on the Terrace at WINDSOR, the Spire of Stoke church, where Gray lies interred, a wish sprang up within my breast to visit the hallowed spot.
SONNET ON ASTRONOMY.
It is apparently at the extreme boundary of the solar system. Other discoveries have been made by this indefatigable astronomer. He was pleased to present me with a well-executed engraving of his great Telescope, upon my telling him that I always explained its construction to my pupils at the conclusion of my lecture on astronomy. Mentioning, also, an excellent ORRERY I had lately purchased, he replied, with great good humour,“ Orreries are pretty play-thingsMY Orrery is up there !”—pointing to the sky. The old gentlenian was very affable, and, notwithstanding his extraordinary merit, is distinguished for his modesty. He is evidently an enthusiast in his profession, enamoured of the divine science of astronomy ; its pleasures are ineffable :
I LOVB to roam amidst the starry height,
To leave the little scenes of Earth behind, And let Imagination wing her flight
On eagle pinions swifter than the wind !
I LOVE the Planets in their course to trace,
To mark the Comets speeding to the Sun, Then launch into immeasurable space,
Where, lost to human sight, remote they run!
I love to view the Moon when high she rides
Amidst the heav'ns, in borrow'd lustre bright; To fathom how she rules the subject lides,
And how she borrows from the Sun her light!
0! these are wonders of th’ Almighty hand Whose Wisdom first the circling Orbits plann'd!