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Than tug with sweating toil the flavish oar
Of unredeem'd affliction, and sustain
of fierce diseases fore
A thousand maladies are posted round,
Unseen, like ambush'd Indians, till they wound. There the fwoln Hydrop ftands, the wat'ry Rheum,
The Northern Scurvy, Blotch with lep'rous scale ; And moping ever in the cloister'd gloom
Of learned Sloth, the bookish Afthma pale : And the shunn’d Hag unsightly, that ordain'd
On Europe's sons to wreak the faithless sword
O'er dog-ey'd luft the tort'ring scourge abhor'd
The chatt'ring Ague chill, the writhing Stone,
Unheeded croaks the death-bird's warning moan, Marasmus; knotty Gout; and the dead life
Of nerveless Palsy; there, on purpose fell Dark brooding, whets his interdicted knife,
Grim Suicide, the damned fiend of hell. There, too, is the stunn'd Apoplexy pight *,
The bloated child of gorg'd Intemperance foul ; Self-wafting Melancholy, black as night
Louring, and foaming fierce with hideous howl
The dog Hydrophoby, and near allied
With boiling fulphur fraught, and smouldering fires;
E’er while that stood o'er Taio's hundred spires
Powerful as that the son of Amram bore,
He struck, the rocking ground with thund'rous roar
Now runs, now stops, then shrieks and scours amain,
With millions finks ingulph'd, and pillar'd fane ;
Stern War ; and the loath?d monster, whom of yore
Engend'ring, to the bright-hair'd Phæbus bore, Foul Pestilence, that on the wide-stretch'd wings
Of Commerce speeds from Cairo's swarthy bay His westering flight, and thro' the sick air flings
Spotted Contagion ; at his heels Dismay And Desolation urge their fire-wheeld yoke
Terrible ; as long of old, when from the height Of Paran came unwrath'd the Mightiest, look
Earth's firm fix'd base tottering; thro' the black night Glanc'd the flash'd lightnings ; , heaven?s rent roof abroad Thunder'd; and universal nature felt it's God.
Allading to the earthquake at Lisbon.
Of rouzed indignation, shall withstand
The bursting vengeance o'er a guilty land !
Tongue-doughty miscreant, who but now didit gore
Of agonizing mercy, bleeding fore ;
The sworded judgment stalking far and near ?
Disclaims thee-guilt is ever quick of fear
Firm and collected in their virtue, brave
On the dread yawnings of the rav’nous grave :
Of honest praise hath reach'd the vale of death
His better actions; to the parting breath
Gently repofing on some friendly breaft,
Of soft complacence, lays him down to rest,
Some much-lov'd friend it's hovering care may claim,
That long-forgotten country whence it came ;
Conjecture ever, the misfeatur'd child
Of letter'd arrogance, delights to run
And all to end at last where it begun.
The darksome paths of destiny aright:
The trackless wheelings of the swallow's flight, From mortal ken himself th' Almighty throuds, Pavilion'd in thick night and circumambient clouds.
THE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST,
EAST WINDOW OF WIN
CHESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL.
WRITTEX WHEN AT WINTON SCHOOL
- BY DR. LOWTH.
T once to raise our reverence and delight,
To elevate the mind, and please the fight,
in virtue at th' attentive eye,
zeal, and, as he gazes, fires ; Feels the fame ardour to his breast convey'd, Is what he sees, and emulates the flade.
Thy strokes, great Artist, fo fublime appear,
And may thy labours to the Muse impart
Supine on earth an awful figure lies,
And lo! the glories of th' illustrious line,