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BOOK III.

Their doubtful notes, preluding to a cry
More nobly full, and swellid with every mouth.

As fraggling armies, at the trumpet's voice, so Of King Edgar, and his imposing a tribute of Press to their ftandard; hither all repair,

wolves heads upon the kings of Wales; from And hurry through the woods; with hasty Rep hence a transition to fox-bunting, which is def- Rulling, and fuři of hope ; now driven ou heaps, cribed in all its parts' Censure of an over-numerous pack. Of the several engines to destroy They push, they strive; while from his kennel foxes and other wild beasts. The stcel-trap de. The conscious villain. See! he skulks along, $5 fcribed, and the manner of ufing it. Description Sleck at the thepherd's col, and plump with of the pitsall for the lion; and another for the

meals elephant. The ancient way of hunting the ti- Purloin.d. So thrive the wicked here below. ger with a mirror. The Arabian manner of Though high his bruth he bear, though tipt with hunting the wild boar. Description of the

white royal stag-chece at Windsor i'orct. Concludes It gaily Dine! yet cre the sun declind with an address to his Majetty, and an eulogy Recal the hades of night, the pamper'd rogue 6o upon mercy.

Shall rue his fate revers'd; and at his heels
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ALion's iíte, when glorious Edgar reigned, Behold the just avenger, swift to seize

He, wisely provident, from her white cliffs His forfeit head, and thirsting for his blood. Launch'd half her forests, and with numerousflects Heavens! what melodious Irains! how beat Cover d his wide don ain: there proudly rode

oạr hearts, Lord of the deep, the great prerogative, sBig with tumultuous joy! the loaded gales 65 Of British monarchs. Each invader bold, Preathe harmony; and as the tempest drives Dane and Norwegian, at a distance gaz'd From wood to wood, through every dark recess And, disappointed, gnafh'd his teeth in vain. The forest thunders, and the mountains shake. He ícour'd the feas, and to remotest Thores The chorus swells ; less various, and less sweet, With swelling fails the trenibling corsair flcd. 10 The trilling notes, when in those very groves, 7. Rich commerce flourishd; and with busy oars The feather'd choristers salute the spring. Dash'd the resounding furge. Nor less at land And every bush in concert joins'; or when His royal cares: wise, poient, gracious prince! The master's hand, in modulated air, His fubje&s from their cruel foes he fav'd, Bids the loud organ breathe, and all the powers And from rapacious savages their flocks: 15 of mufick in one infrumene combine, Cambria's proud kings (though with relu&ance) An universal minstrelly. And now paid

In vain each earth he tries, the doors are barr'd Their tributary wolves; head after head, Inpregnable, nor is the covert fafc; In sul' account, till the woods yield no more, He pants for purer air. Hark! what loud shouts And all the ravenous race extin& is loft.

Re-echo through the groves! he breaks away. 80 In fertile pastures, more securely graz'd 20 Shrill horas proclaim his flight. Each traggling The social troops ; and soon their large increase

bound With curling iceces whiten·d all the plains, Strains o'er the lawn to reach the diftant pack. But yet, alaa! the wily fox remaiu'd,

'Tis triumph all and joy. Now, my brave youths, A subtle, pilfering foc, p:owling around

Now give a loose to the clean generous steed; In midnight Mades, and wakeful to destroy. 25

Flourilh the whip, nor spare the galling (pur ; 85 In the full fold, the poor defenceless lamb, But, 'in the madness of delight, forget Sciz'd by his guileful arts, with sweet warm blood Your scars. Far o'er the rocky hills we range, Supplies a rich repast. The mournful ewe, And dangerous our course; but in the brave Her dearest treafure loft, through the dun night True courage never fails. In vain the stream Wanders perplex'd, and darkling blcats in vain. 30 In foaming eddies whirls; in vain the ditch 90 While in th’adjacent buih, poor Philomel, Wide-gaping threatens death. The craggy steep, (Herself a parent once, till wanton churls Where the poor dizzy shepherd crawls with care, Despoil'd her velt) joins in her loud laments, And clings to every twig, gives us no pain ; With sweeter notes, and more melodious woe. But down we sweep, as troops the falcon bold

For these no&urnal thieves, huntsman, prepare To pounce his prey. Then up th' opponent hill, á Thy sharpeft vengeance. Oh! how glorious 'tis By the swift motion fung, we mount aloft : To right th' oppressed, and bring the felon vile So ships in winter-seas now liding fink To just disgrace! Ere yet the morning peep, Adown the steepy wave, then tofs'd on high Or stars retire from the firå blush of day, Ride on the billows, and defy the storm, With thy far-echoing voice alarm thy pack, 40 What lengths we pass! where will the wander And roule thy bold compeers. Then to the copse,

ing chace Thick with entangling grass, or prickly furze,

Lead us bewilder'd! smooth as fwallows tkim With filence lead thy m.ny-coloured hounds, The new-lhorn mead, and far more (wift, we fly. In all their beau:y's ļ ride. Sec! how they range See my brave pack; how to the head they prets, Dispers'd, how busily this way, and that, 45 Jolling in close array, then more diffufe They cross, examining with curious nose, Obliquely wheel, while from their opening mouthe Each likely haunt. Hark! on the drag I hear The vollied thunder breaks. So when the cranes

their annual voyage feel, with wanton wing And all th' assembled village thouts for joy.
Their figure oft they change, and their loud clang | The farmer, who beholds his mortal foe 170
Fror: cloud to cloud rebounds. How far behind Stretch'd at his feet, applauds the glorious deed,
The hunter-crew, wide ftraggling o'er the plain! And grateful calls us to a short repaft:
The panting courser now with trembling nerves In the full glass the liquid amber imiles,
Begins to feel; urg'd by the goring spur, Our native product. And his good old mate
Makes many a faint effort: he snorts, he forms, With choicest viands heaps the liberal board, 175
The big round drops run trickling down his sides, To crown our triumphs, and reward our toils.
With sweat and blood distain'd. Look back and

Here must th' instructive Muse (but with rcview

sped) The ftrange confusion of the valc below

Censure that numerous pack, that crowd of state, Where four vexation reigns; see yon poor jade, With which the vain profusion of the great la vain th’inipatient rider frets and swears; Covers the lawn, and shakes the trembling cople. With galling ipurs harrows his mangled lides;

Pompous incumbrancel a magnificence He can po more: his ftiff unpliant limbs 123 | Useless, exatious! For the wily fox, Rooted in earth, unmov'd and fix'd he stands,

Safe in th' increasing number of his foes, For every cruel curse returns a groan,

Kens well the great advantage: flinks behind, And fobs, and faints, and dies. Who without grief And Byly creeps through the same beaten track, Can view that pamper'd steed, his master's joy, And hunts them step by Itep: then views, escap'd, His mainion, and his daily care, well cloath'd, 125 With inward excasy, che panting throng Well fed with every nicer cate; no cost,

in their own footsteps puzzled, foild and loft. No labour spar'd; who, when the dying chaco

So when proud Eastern kings summon to arms Broke from the copre, without a rival led

Thcir gaudy legions, from far distant climes 196 The numerous train : now a sad spectacle

They Rock in crowds, unpeopling half a world : Of pride brought low, and humble innocence, 130 But when the day of battle calls them forth Drove like a pannier'd als, and scourg'd along. To charge the well-train d foe, a band compact While these, with loosen'd reinsand danglingheels

, of chosen veterans ; they press blindly on, Hang on their recling palfreys, that scarce bear

la heaps confus'd, by their own weapons fall 195 Their weights; another in the treacherous bug

A smoking carnage scatter'd o'er the plain. Lies foundering half ingulph'd. What biting

Nor hounds alune this noxious brood defrog: thoughts

The plunder'd warrener full many a wile Torment th' abandon's crew! Old age laments

Devises to entrap his greedy foe, His vigour spent: the tall, plump, brawny youth Fat with no&urnal spoils. At close of day, 200 Curses his cunaberous bulk ! and covies now

With filence drags his trail ; then from the ground The short pygmean race, he whilom kena'd

Pares thin the closs-graz'd turf; there with nice with proud insuling leer. A chosen few 140

hand Alone the sport enjoy, nor droop beneath These pleasing toile Here, huntsman, from this Covers the latent death, with curious springs "Leigh

Prepar'd to fly at once, whene'er the tread Observe yon birds of prey; if I can judge,

of man or beat upwarily saull press 20$ "Tis there the villain lurks : they hover round

The yielding surface. By th' indenze, ideel And claim him as their own. Was I not right? 145 And Aruggles, but in vain : yet ost 'cis known,

With gripe tenacious held, the felon grins, See! there be creeps along; his brush he drags, and sweeps the mire impure; from his wide jaws Has Shar'd the wounded joint, and with a limb 210

When every art has fail'd, the captive fox tongue unmoisten'd hangs; symptoms too surc Of sudden death Ha! yet he Aics, nor yields

Compounded for his life. But, if perchance To black despair But one loose morc, and all 150 in the decp pitfall plung'd, there's no cfcate; Mis wiles are vain. Hark! through yon village now But unrepriev'd be dies, and kkacho' in air. De rattling clamour rings. The barns, the cots,

The jeit of clowns, his secola

ng carcass hangs, And leafeless elms return the joyous sounds.

Of there are various kinds; not even the king Through every home tall, and through every yard, of brutes evades this deep-devouring grave; Flis midnight walks, panting, forlorn, he fics; 155 i But, by the wily African betray'd, Through every hole he sncaks, through every jakes Hee less of fate, within its gaping jaws Planging he wades besmear'd, and fondly hopes Expires indignant. When the oricut beam In a superior itench to lose his own :

With blushes paints the dawn; dod all the race 22 But, faithful to the track, th' unerring hounds Carnivorous, with blood full-gorg'd, retire With peals of echoing vengeance close pursue. 160 Into their darksome cells, their fatiate Inore And now distress’d, no fheitering covert near,

O'er dripping offals, and the mangled limbs Into the hen-rooft creeps, whose walls with gore of men and beasts; she painful forefter Ditain'd atteft his guilt. There, villain, chere Climbs the high hills, whose proud aspiring topo Expect thy fate defervid. And Toon from thence With the tall cedar crown'd, and taper fir, Tre pack inquisitive, with clamour loud, 105 Affail the clouds. There 'mong the craggy rucks, "Drag out their irembling prize; and on his blood And thickets intricate, trembling he views With greedy transport feat. In bolder notes His footsteps in the sand; the dilnal road Fach founding horn proclaims the selon dead: And avenue to deach. High heç calle

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His watch ful bands; and low into the ground How various are thy wiles; artful to kill
A pit ihe; sink, full many a fathom deep. ! hy savage foes, a dull unthinking race !
Then in the midt a column high is rear'd, Fierce rom his lair, Springs forth the speckled
The butt of some fair tree; upon whole top

pard, A lamb is plac'', jusi ravish'd from his dam. 235 Thirsting for blood, and eager to destroy; 295 And next a wall they build, with stones and earth The huntiman Hies, but to his flight alone Encircling round, and hiding from all vic' Confides not: at convenient distance fix'd, The dreadful precipice Now when the shades A polifl'ul muroi stops in full career Of night hang lowering o'er the mountain's The furious brute : be there his image views; brow;

Spois agairist spots with rage improving glow; 300 And hunger keen, and pungent thirst of blood, 240 bother pird his bristly whi' ers curls, Rouze up che lothful beast, he shakes his sides, Grins as he grips, fierce-menacing, and wide Slow-rising from kis lair, and stretches wide Diftends his opening p.ws; limfe f against His ravenous paws, with recent gore disaain'd. Himself oppes'd, and with dread vengeance arm’d. The forests trenible, as he roars aloud,

The huntsman, pow secure with fatal aim 305 Impatient to destroy. O'erjoy'd he hears 245 Directs the pointed spear, by which transfix'd The bleating innocent, that claims in vain He dies, ani. with him dies the rival shade. The shepherd's care, and lecks with piteous moan Thus mainn microus engines formis, t'affail The foodful teat; himself, alas! defign'd

The lavage kind; but moit the docile horse, Another's meal. For now the greedy brute

Swift and corisedelate with man, a finoys 310 Winds him from far; and leaping v'er the mound His brethren of the plain ; without whose aid To seize his trembling prey, he atlong is plung’d The Hunter's arts are vain, unskili'd to wage lu:o the deep abyss Prostrate he lies

With the niore active brutes a : equal war. Aftunu'd and impotent. Ah! what avail But borne by him, without the well-train'd pack, Thine eye-balls fishing fire, thy length of tail, Man dares his foe, on wings of wind secure. 315 That I:shes thy broad sides, thy jaws besmear d 255 Hin the fierce Arab niounts, and, with his troop With blood and offals crude thy Thaggy mane Of bold compeers, Punges the deserts wild, The terror of the woods, thy stately port,

Where, by the magnet's aid, the traveller And bulk enormous, lince by stratagem

siteers his untrodden course ; yet ost on land Thy firength is foil'd? Uncquai is the strife, Is wreck's, in the high-rolling waves of sand 320 When sovereign reason combats brutal rage. 260 Inimers and loft. · While thcle intrepid bands, On distant Ethiopia's sun-burnt coasts,

Safe in their horses specd, out-fly the storm, 'The black inhabitants a pitfall frame,

And scouring round, makc men and beasts their But of a different kind, and different use.

prey. With Nender poles the wide capacious mouth, The grilly boar is singled from his herd, And hurdles flight, they close; o'er these isspread As large as that in Erimanthian woods,

325 A flour of verdarit turf, with all its flowers A match for Hercules. Round bim they fly Smiling delusive, and from stridelt search

In circles wide; and each in pailing rends Concealing the deep grave that yawns below. His father's death into his brawny fides. Then boigns of trees they cur, with tempting But perik us th' attempt.

ror if the steed fruit

Harly tuo near approach; or the loose earth 330 Of various kinds surcharg'd; the downy peach 270 His scoring fail, the watchful

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bealt "The clustering vine, and of bright golden rind Th’advantage ipies; and at one lidelong glance The fragrant orange. Soon as even ny grey Rips up his groin. Wounded, he tears alost, Advancoj flow, besprinkling all around

And, plunging from his back the rider horis With kind reireihing dews the thirtty glebe, Precipitant; then bleeding Spurrsite ground, 335 The stately elephant from the close fhade 275 Aud drags his recking entrails o'er the ; lain. With step majestic strides, eager to taste

Meanwhile the lurly monster trots along, The cooler breeze, that from the sea-beat shore But with unequal speed; for ftill they wound, Delightful breathes, or in the limpid stream Swifi-w beeling in the spaciou, ring. A wood To lave his panting fidès; joyous he scents Of darts upon his back he bears; adown

34• The rich repart, unweeting of the death

His tortur'd fides, the crimicn torrents roll That lurks within. And foon he sporting breaks From many a yaping font. And now at last The brittle bouchs, and greedily devours

Staggering be falls, in blood and foam cxpires. The fruit delicious. Ah! too dcarly bought; But whit! er roves my dcvious Muse, intent The price is life. For now the treacherous turf On antique tales! While yet the royal fag 345 Trembling gives way; and the uitwicldy bcast, 285 Unsurg remains. Tread with respectful awe Self-finking, drops into the dark profound. Windsor's green glades; where Denhamı, tuneful So when dilated vapours, struggling, heave

bard, Th’ incumbent earth; if chance the cavern'd Charm'd once the lifening Dryads, with his song ground

Sublin:ely sweet. O! grant me, lacred fhade, Shrinking subside, and the thin surface yield, To glean ful miss what thy full fickle leaves. 350 Down links at once the ponderous dome, in The morning sun, that gilds with trembling gulph'd

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rays With all its cowers. Subtle, delusive man! Windsor's high tov crs leholds the courtly train

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Mount for the chate, nor views in all his course And such th' harmonious din, the soldier deems A scene so gay: heroic, noble youchs,

The battle kindling, and the statesman grave In arts and arms renown'd, and lovely nymphs 355 Forgets his weighty cares; each age, each sex, The fairelt of this ille where Beauty dwells In the wild transport joins; luxuriant joy, Delighted, and deserts her Paphian grove And pleasure in excess, sparkling exult 420 For our more favour'd shades: in proud parade On every brow, and revel unrestrain'd. These skine magnificent, and press around How happy art thou, man, when thon't no more The royal 'appy pair. Great in themselves, 360 | Thyself ! when all the pangs that grind thy soul, They smile uperior; nf external show

In rapture and in sweet oblivion loft, Regardless

, while their inbred virtues give Yi-ld a short interval and ease from pain ! 425 A luftre to their power, and grace their court See the swift courser strains, his shining hoofs With real fplendors, far above the pomp

Securely beat the folid ground. Vi ho now Of Eastern kings, in all their tinsel pride. 3'5 | The dangerous pitfall fears, with rangling heath Lite troops of Amazons. the female hand High overgrown? or who the quivering bog Prance round their cars, not in refulgent arms Soft-yielding to the step? All now is plain, 430 As those of old; unskillid to wield the sword, Plain as the strand lea-lav'd, that stretches far Or bind the bow, these kill with surer aim. Beneath the rocky shore Glades crossing glades The royal offspring, fairelt of the fair, 370 The forest opens to our wondering view : Lad on the splendid train.. Anna niore bright Such was the king's command. Let tyrants fierce Than summer suns, or as the ightning keen, Lay waste the world; his the more glorious part With irresistible effulgence arm'd,

To check their pride ; and when the brazen voice Fires every heart. He must be more than man, Of war is hullid (as erst vid orious R me) Who unconcern'd can bear the piercing ray. 375

T'employ his station'd legions in the works Am-lia, milder than the blushing dawn,

of peace; to smooth the rugged wi derrels, With sweet engaging air but cqual power,

Tó drain the stagnate fen, to raise the fope 440 Insentbly subdues and in soft chains

Depending road, and to make gay the facc Her willing captives leads. ?lustrious maids, Of nature, with th' embellishments of art, Ever triumphant! whose vidorious charms, 380 How melts my beating heart, as I behold Without the needless aid of high descent,

Each lovely nymph, our island's boast and pride, Had aw'd mankind, and taught the world's great Puth on the generous steed that strokes along 445 lords

O'er rough, o'er smooth, nor heeds the steepy To bow and fue for grace. But who is he

hill, Fresh as a rose bud newly blown, and fair Nor faulters in th' extended vale below: As opening lilies ; on whom every eye

385 | Their garments loosely waving in the wind, joy and admiration dwells. See, see, And all the flush of beauty in cheir cheeks! He reises his docile barb with nianly grace.

While at their lides their pensive lovers wait, 450 Is it Adonis for the chace array'd!

Direct their dubivus course ; now chill'd with Or Britain's fecond hope? Hail, blooming youth !

fear May all your virtues with your years improve ! Solicirous, and now with love inflam'd. Till in confummate worth, you shine the pride O grant, indulgent heaven, no rising storm f these our days, and to succeeding times May darken with black wings this glorious fcere! Abrighe example. As his guard of niwes Should come malignant power thus damp our In the great fultan wait, with eyes deja,

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455 hand fix don earih, no voire, no sound is heard 395 Vain were the gloomy cave, such as of old Within the wide serail, but all is hushid,

Betray'd to lawless love the Tyrian queen. And awful filence reigns; thus stand the pack For Britain's virtuous nymphs are chaste as fair, Mu:e and unmoy'd, and cowering low to earth, Spotless, unblım'd, with equal triu .ph reign While pass the glittering court, and royal pair, In che dun gloom, as in the blaze of day. to difciplin'd those hounds, and to reserv'd, 400 Now the blown ftag, through woods, bors, Whole honour 'tis to glad the hearts of kings.

roads, and streams, But for the winding horo, and huntsman's voice, Has meafur'd half the forest ; but alas ! Let loose the general Chorus; far around He flies in vain, he flies not from his fears. Toy spreads its wings, and the gay morning smiles. hough far he cast the li' giring pack behind, Unharbour'd now the riyal ftag forfikes 405 His haggard fancy still with horror views 465 His wonted lair; he shakes his dappled fides, The full destroyer; Nill che fatal cry And toffes high his beamy head, the copse Insults his ears, and wounds his trembling heart. Beatath his antlers bends. What doubling shifts So the poor fury-haunted wretch (his hands He tries! not more the wily hair; in these In guiltless blood diftain'd still seems to hear Soruld fill perlift, did not the full-mouth'd pack The dying shrieks: and the pale threatening ith dreau fui concert thunder in his rear.

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470 The woods reply, the hunter's chearing shouts Moves as he moves, and as he flies, pursues. Hoat through the glades, and the wide forest See here his flot; up yon green hill he climbs,

Pants on its brow :: while, fadly looks back How merrily they chant! their nostrils deep On his pursuers, covering all the plain; Wakale the grateful feam. Such is the cry, 415 But wrung with anguish, bears not long the fight,

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Shoots down the steep, and sweats along the vale : , That covers well his rear, his front presents There mingles with the herd, where once he | An host of foes. O! Mun, ye noble train, reign'd

The rude encounter, and believe your lives Proud monarch of the groves, whose clashing beam Your country's due alone. is now aloof His rivals aw'd, and whose exalted power They wing around, he finds his foul uprais'd, 540 Was still rewarded with successful love. 480 To dare some great exploit; he charges home But the base herd have learnt the ways of men, Upon the broken pack, that on each side . Averse they ily, or with rebellions aim.

Fly diverse; then as o'er the turf he strains, Chace him from thence : needless their impious He vents the cooling stream, and up the breeze deed, Urges his courfe with equal violence;

545 'The huntíman knows him by a thousand marks, Then takes the soil, and planges in the flood Black, and insoft ; nor are his hounds deceivid; Precipitant; down the mid-stream he wafts Too well dillinguish these, and never leave Along till like a ship distress'd, that runs Their once devoted !oc; familiar grows

Into Tome winding creek) close to the verge His fcent, and strong their appetite to kill. Of a small idand, for his weary feet

SSO Again he flies, and with redoubled specd

Sure anchorage he finds, there skulks immers'd. Skims o er the lawn; ftill the tenacious crew 490 His nose alone above the wave draws in Hang on the track, aloud demnand their prey, 'The vital air; all else beneath the flood And push him many a league. If haply then Conceal'd, and loft, deceives each prying eye Too far escap'd, and the gay courtly train Of man or brute. In vain the crowding pack 553 Behind are cast, thc huntsman's clanging whip Draw on the margin of the stream, or cut Siops full their bold career; paflive they ftaod, The liquid wave with oary feet, that move Unnrov'd, ap humble, an obsequious crowd, In equal time. The gliding waters leave As if by stern Medusa gaz'd to stones.

No trace behind, and his contracted pores So at thuir general's voice whole armies halt But sparingly perspire: the huntsman strains she 1x full pursuit, and check their thirst of blood, His labouring lunes, and puffs his cheeks in vain : Soon at the king's command, like hafty fireams At length a blood hound bold, studious to kill, Darım’d up awhile, they foam, and pour along And exquisite of senie, winds him from far ; With freth recruited might. The ftag, who hop'd Headlong he leaps into the flood, his mouth His foes were lost, now once more hears aftunn'd Loud opening spends amain, and his wide The dreadful din; he shivers every limb,

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565 He starts, he bounds; each bush presents a foe. Swells every note with joy; then fearless dives Prefi'd by the fresh relay, no pause allow'd, Bencach the wave, hangs on his haunch, and Dreathlets, and faint, he faulters in his pace,

wounds And lift« his weary limbs with pain, that scarce Th' unhappy brute, that flounders in the stream, Suitain their load: he pants, he fobs. appalld; Sorely distress'd, and struggling strives to mount Drops down his heavy head to carth, beneath 510 The steepy shore. Haply once more escap'd, 570 His cumbrous beams oppress’d. But if per Again he stands at bay, amid the groves chance

Of willows, bending low their downy heads. Some prying eye surprize him ; foon he rears Outrageous transport fires the greedy pack; Ered his towering front, bounds o'er the lawn These swim the deep, and those craw] up with With ill-dissembled vigour, to amuse

pain The knowiny furelter; who inly smiles 515 | The flippery bank, while others on firm land 575 At his weak shifts and unavailing frauds. Engage; the stag repels each bold affault, So niidnight tapers walte their last remains, Maintains his post, and wounds for wounds res Shine forth a while, and as they blaze expire. From wood to wood redoubling thunders roll, As when some wily corsair boards a ship And bellow through the vales; the moving Full-freighted, or from Afric's golden coasts, storm

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Or India's wealthy strand, his bloody crew 580 Thickens amain, and loud triumphant shouts Upon the deck he flings; these in che deep And horns ft ll warbling in each glade, pre- Drop hort, and swim to reach her steepy lides, iude

And clinging climb aloft; while those on board To his approaching fate And now in view Urge on the work of fate; the master bold, With hobbling gait, and high, exerts amaz’d Press'd to his last retreat, bravely resolves W har strength is left: to the last dregs of life 525 To link his wealth beneath the whe:ming wave, Roduc'd, his spirits fail, on every side

His wealth, his focs, not unreveng'd to die. Heindi’din, befieg'd: not the least opening left So farcs it with the stag: 10 he resolves To gleaming hope, th' unhappy's last reserve. To plunge at once into the flood below, Where fhall he turn? or whither fly? Despair Himself, his foes, in one deep gulph immers’d. 590 Gives courage to the weak. Resolv'd to dic, 530 Ere yet he executes this dire intent, He fears no more, but rushes on his focs,

In wild disorder once more views the light; And deals his deaths around; Leneath his feet Beneath a weight of woe he groans distress’d, 'These groveling lie, those by his antlers gor'd 7 hc tears run trickling down his hairy cheeks; Delile th' enlauguin'd plain. Ah! see distress'd He wecps, nor weeps in vain. The king beholds He stands at bay againit yon knotty trunk, 535 His wretched plight, and tenderncis innate

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