Poems on Various Subjects, Volume 2

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J. Stockdale, 1787

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Page 303 - Readers fhall be, the warrior in bis dome/tic enjoyments. ' While the bold chief, intent on new alarms. With care arrays his levied force for arms, Each generous leader now at eafe reclines, And 'midft his laurel wreaths the myrtle twines ; His faithful confort, full of blufhing charms, Forgets the pains of abfence in his arms : Ah happy hours! ah moments doubly dear! Purchafed by many a pang, and many a tear, What joy an end of gufhing grief to know...
Page 304 - What joy an end of guihing grief to know, Dried by the hand whofe dangers made it flow ! To hear his glorious deeds with new delight, Pride of the war, and honor of the fight, To feel that heart which danger ne'er could move Pant 'midft the charming agonies of love ! With kifles fweet in amorous rapture prefs'd, To...
Page 304 - Refts the brave head to peaceful thoughts refign'd, Pleas'd with his prefence, round him jocund move The beauteous pledges of connubial love : His hands victorious now endearing feize, Or with their infant arms embrace his knees, .And...
Page 305 - When fond el'tecm in every look's exprefs'd, And mutual paflion fires each feeling breaft, Joys to thofe trifling tribes of youth unknown, Who pay their vows to Change's fickle throne ; Chafte is the blifs that fires the hero's heart, And pure that love where weaknefs has no part : He knows the bonds of luxury to defpife, And fwift to arms at honour's mandate flies.
Page 41 - OCHARLES! * his generous heart The fmiles of fortune to his friends impart : If heaven that gave him affluence, gave him too A foul to every focial duty true : Virtue with joy (hall chant his favour'd name, And give a wreath beyond the power of fame ; While all who know his worth, exulting find That fortune bleifing him, has bleft mankind.
Page 40 - Bluih, ye fell race ! who crofs'd the briny flood. Foes to mankind ! and prodigal of blood ! With wanton rage to waft pale famine o'er From ALBION'S cliffs, to fad...
Page 41 - ENGLAND'S laws to GANGES' banks extend, And equal rule the INDIAN'S life defend. Though GR...
Page 45 - THE JUDGMENT OF HIS PEERS, By which protected BRITAIN'S dauntlefs train See factions rage, and tyrants frown, in vain. O dear-bought Freedom ! if thy holy flame Burns in our fouls, nor refts an empty name ; If for thy fake the kindling warmth we feel...
Page 5 - Here lofty hills lift up their woody heads, There its green lap the grassy meadow spreads; Enclosures here the sylvan scene divide, There plains extended spread their harvests wide; Here oaks, their mossy limbs wide-stretching, meet, And form impervious thickets at our feet : Through aromatic heaps of rip'ning hay, The silver Thames here wins her winding way ; While many a tower, and many a spire between, Shoots from the groves, and cheers the rural scene.
Page 46 - Carv'd rudely on the pendant soil, is seen The snow-white courser stretching o'er the green : The antique figure scan with curious eye, The glorious monument of victory ! There England rear'd her long-dejected head ; • There ALFRED triumph'd, and invasion bled.

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