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With down-cast looks the joyless victor sate,
Revolving in his alter'd soul

The various turns of chance below
And, now and then, a figh he stole ;

And tears began to flow,

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CHORU S.
Revolving in his alter'd soul

The various turns of chance below;
And, now and then, a hgh be stole ;

And tears began to flow.

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V.
The mighty master fmild, to fee
That love was in the next degree;
'Twas but a kindred-found to move,
For pity melts the mind to love.

Softly sweet, in Lydian measures,

Soon he sooth'd his soul to pleasures.
War, he sung, is toil and trouble ;
Honor but an empty bubble ;

Never ending, still beginning,
Fighting still, and still destroying:

If the world be worth thy winning,
Think, O think, it worth enjoying:

Lovely Thais fits besides thee,
Take the good the gods provide thee.

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The many rend the skies with loud applause ;
So Love was crown'd, but Mufic won the cause,
The prince, unable to conceal his pain,

Gaz'd on the fair

Who caus'd his care,
And figh'd and look'd, ligh'd and look’d,

Sigh'd and look’d, and figh'd again :
At length, with love and wine at once oppress’d,
The vanquish'd victor sunk

upon

her breast.
CHORU S.
The prince, unable to conceal his pain,

Gaz'd on the fair

Who caus'd bis care,
And figh'd and look’d, hgbd and look’d,
Sigb’d and look'd, and high'd again:
At length, wiih love and wine at once opprefs’d,
The vanquish'd victor funk upon her breaft.

VI.
Now strike the golden lyre again :
A louder yet, and yet a louder strain.
Break his bands of sleep asunder,
And rouse him, like a rattling peal of thunder.

Hark, hark, the horrid found

Has rais'd up his head :

As awak'd from the dead,
And amaz'd, he stares around.

Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries,

See the furies arife :
See the snakes that they rear,

How they hiss in their hair,
And the sparkles that flash from their eyes !

Behold a ghastly band,
Each a torch in his hand !
Those are Grecian ghosts, that in battle were flain,

And unbury'd remain

Inglorious on the plain : Give the vengeance due

To the valiant crew. Behold how they toss their torches on high,

How they point to the Persian abodes, And glitt'ring temples of their hostile gods. The princes applaud, with a furious joy ; And the king seiz'd a flambeau with zeal to destroy;

Thais led the way,

To light him to his prey,
And, like another Helen, fir'd another Troy.

CH O R U S.
And the king feiz'da flambeau with zeal to destroy ;

Thais led the way,

To light him to his prey,
And, like another Helen, fir'd another Troy.

VII.

VII.
Thus, long ago,
Ere heaving bellows learn’d to blow,

While organs yet were mute ;
Timotheus, to his breathing flute,

And sounding lyre,
Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.

At last divine Cecilia came,

Inventress of the vocal frame;
The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store,

Enlarg’d the former narrow bounds,

And added length to folemn founds,
With nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown

before.
Let old Timotheus yield the prize,

Or both divide the crown;
He rais'd a mortal to the skies ;
She drew an angel down.

Grand CHORU S.
At last, divine Cecilia came,

Inventress of the vocal frame ;
The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store,

Enlarg’d the former narrow bounds,

And added length to solemn sounds, With nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown before. VOL. II.

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