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Vores his great foul. Soon at his high comQuite destitute of every solace dear, mand
And every smiling gaiety of life. Rebuk'd, the disappointed, hungry pack,
The prudent huntsman therefore will supply Retire submiss, and grumbling quit their prey. With annual large recruits, his broken pack, Great Prince! from thee what may thy sub- And propagate their kind. As from the root 25 jeas hope ;
Fresh scions till spring forth and daily yield So kind, and so beneficent to brutes ?
New blooming honours to the parent tree O mercy, heavenly born! sweet ateribute!
Far shall his pack be fam’d, far lought his breed, Thou great, thou beft prerogative of power! And princes at their tables feast those hounds Justice may guard the throne, but, join'd with
His hand presenta, an acceptable boon. 30 thee, On rocks of adamant it stands secure, 605
Ere yet the Sun through the bright Ram has
urged And braves the storm beneath ; soon as thy smiles Gild the rough deep, the foaming waves Tublide
His seepy course, or mother Earth unbound And all the noisy tumult links in peace.
Her frozen bosom to the Western gale;
The noisy rook buildis high her wicker neft, BOOK IV.
Mark well the wanton females of thy pack,
That curl their tapur tails, and friiking court of the necessity of destroying some beasts, and Their pyebald mates enamour d; their red eyes preserving others for the use of man. OL Flash fires impure; nur reft, nor faod they take, 40 breeding of hounds; the reason for this u. Goaded by furious love. In se arate cells finess. The choice of the dog, of great Confine them now, lett bloody civil wara,
of the litçer of whelps Of Annoy thy peaceful itate. If left at large, the number to be rear d. Of setting them The growling rivals in dread battle join, out to their several walks. Care to be taken And rude encounter; on Scamander's fireanis 45 to prevent their hunting too soon. Of entering Heroes of old with far lef fury fought, the whelps. Of breaking them from runaing For the brighe Spartan dame, their valour's prize. at deep of the diseales of hounds. Of their Mangled and toru thy favourite hounds shall lie, age. Of madnessj. two sorts of it described, Stretch'd on the ground; thy kennel ihall appear the dum and outrageous madness : its dreadful field of blood : like some unhappy town
50 effects. Burning of the wound recommended In civil broils coníus'd, while Discord lakes 28 preventing all ill consequences. The infec Her bloody scourge aloft, fierce parties rage, tieus hounds to be separated, and fed apart Staining their impious hands in mutual deach. The vanity of trusting to the many infallible And itill the best be lov'd, and bravest fall : cures for this malady. The dismal cffects of Such are the dire effects of lawless love. 55 the biting of a mad dog, upon man, described. Huntsman! these ills by timcly prudent care Description of the otter hunting. The con
Prevent: for every longing damt felect. clufion.
Sone happy paramour; to him alone HATE'ER of carth is form'd, to earth. re In leagues connub al join. Consider well turns
Ilis lineage what his fathers did of old, 60 Diffolv'd: the various objects we behold,
Chicfs of the pack, and first to climb the rock, Plants, animals, this whole material mass, Or plunge into the deep, or tread the brake Arc ever changing, ever new. The fou!
With thorn sharp pointed, plath d, and briars inOf man alone, that particle divine, Escapes, the wreck of worlds, when all things Observe with care his shape, fort, colour, size. fail Nor will fagacious huntímen lefs regard
65 Hence great the distance 'twixt the beasts that His in ward habits: the vain babbler thun, perith,
Ever lequacious, ever in the wrong.
With falfo alarms, and loud impertinence. Sabservicnt to his will, and for him made. Nor less the thi'ting cur avoid, that breaks 70 As hurtful these he kills, as useful those
Ululive from the pack; to the next hedge Preserves; their sole and arbitrary kirg.
Devious he strays, there every muse he trics: Should he not kill, as erst the Samian lage I haply then he cross the steaming scent, Taucht unadvi-'il, and Indian brachmans now Away he flies victorious; and exulis As vainly preach ; the teeming ravenous brutes 15 As of the pack supreme, and in tiis specd
75 Might fill the scanty space of this terrcne,
And itrungth unrivallid Loi cal far behind Incumbering all the globe: should not his care His vex d affociates pant, and labouring Itrain Improve his growing lock, their kinds might To cimb thu Aeep ascent. Soon as they reach fail,
Th’intulting boatter, his falfe courage fails,
What can from such be hop'd, but a bale brood In the soul fact attach'd, to thc (trong ram 143 Of coward curs, a frantic, vägrant race?
Tie fast the raih offender. See! at firit When row the third revolving moon appears, His horn'd companion, fearful and amaz'd, Wiih sharper'd horns, above th’horizon's brink ; Shall drap him trimbling o'er the rugged ground; Without Lucina's aid, expect thy hopes 86 | Then, with his load fatigu’d, shall turn a-head, Are amply crown'd; short pangs produce to light And with his curl'd hard front inceflunt peal 150 The Imoking litter, crawling helpless, blind, The panting wretch, till, breathless and aftunn'd, Nature thrir guide, they seek the pouting teat Stretch'd on the turf he lies Then spare not thou That plenteous streams Soon as the tender dam The twining whip, but pls his bleeding fides Has formd then with her tongue, with pleasure Lah after lath, and with thy threatening voice, view
91 Harsh-echoing from the bills, inculcate loud. 155 The marks of their renown'd progenitors,
His vile offence. Sooner shall trembling doves Sure piedige of triumphs yet to come. All these Escap'd the hawk's sharp talons, in mid air Seicct with joy; but to the merci efs Anod Afail. their dangerous foe, than he once more Expose the dwindling refuse, nor o'erload 95 Disturb the peacefui flocks. In tender age Th' indulgent mother. If thy heast relent, Thus youth is trainid ; as curious artists bend 160 Unwilling to destroy, a nurse provide,
1 he taper pliant twig, or potters forni And to the forest-parent give the care
Their loft and ductile clay to various thapes. Of thy superfluous brood; she'll cherish kind Nor is 't cnough to breed; but to prelerve, "The alien offspring : pleas'd thou shalt behold 100 Must be the huntsman's care, : The Itaunch old Her tendernes, and hospitable love.
hounds, If frolic now and playful they desert
Guides of thy pack, though but in number few, Their gloomy cell, and on the verdant turf
Arc yet of great account ; Mall oft untic Withi nerves improv'd, pursue the mimic chace, The Gordian knot, when reason at a Itand Courling around: unto the choicest friends 105 Puzzling is lost, and all thy art is vain. Commit thy v lued prize : the rustic dames O'er clogging fallows, o'er dry plaster'd roads, Shall at thy kennel wait, and in their laps O'er floated meads, o'er plains with focks difReceive thy growing hopes, ith many a kiss
170 Caress, and dignisg their little charge
Rank-scenting, there must lead the dubious way. With some great title and resounding name 110 As party-chiefs in senates who preside, Of hi. h import. But cautious here observe With pleaded reason and with well-turn'd speech, To check their youthful ardour, nor permit Condu & the laring multitude ; so these The unexperienc'd younker, in mature,
Direct the pack, who with joint cry approve, 175 shion t. range the woods, or haunt the buakes And loudly boast discoveries not their own. Where doding conies sport; his i crves unstrung, Unnumber'd accidents, and various ills, And Irength unequal: the laborious chace Atrend thy pack, hang hovering o'er their heads, Shall ttint his growth, and his rash forward youth And point the way that leads to death's dark cave. Contrict such vicious habits, as thy care
short is the span ; few at the date arrive 18 And late correction Dever shal, reclaim.
of ancient Argus in old Homer's song When to full strength arriv'd, mature and So h.ghiy honour'd: kind, sagacious brute! bold,
Not cv'n Minerva's wisdom could conceal Conduct them to the field; nor all at once Thy much lov'd master from thy nicer sense. But as thy cooler prudence hall direct,
Dying his lord he ov.n'd, view'd bim ali o'er 185 Select a few, and form them hy degrees
With eager eyes, then clos'd thole eyes, well To fricter discipline. With these consort
pleas d The launch and ready fages of thy pack,
of leffer ills the Muse declines to sing, By long experience'vers'd in all the wiles, Nor stoops so low; of these each groom can tell And fubile doublings of the various chace. The proper remedy. But 0! what care, Lafy the lessor of the youthful train,
What prudence, can prevent madness, the worst Whin instinct prompis, and when example guides. Of maladies ? Terrific pelt! that blasts If the too forward younker at the head 130 The huntsman's hopes, and desolation spreads Press boldly on in wanton sportive niood, Through all th’unpeopled kennel unrestrain'd, Correct his hafte, and let him feel abalh'd More fatal than thenvenom'd viper's bite; The ruling whip. But if he stoop behind Or that Apulian spider's poisonous ftiag, 195 In wary modest guise, to his own nose
Heal'd by the pleasing antiilote of sounds. Considing sure ; give him full scope to work 135 When Sirius reigns, and the sun's parching beams His winding way, and with thy voice applaud Bake the dry gaping surface, visit thou His patience, and his care; soon shalt thou view Each cv'n and morn, with quick obfervant eye, Th: hopeiul p'pil leader of his tribe,
Thy panting pack. If, in dark fullen mood, 208 And all the listening pack attend his call. The glouting hound refuse his wonted mcal, Oft lead them forth where wanton lambkins Retiring to lome close, obscure retreat, play,
140 Gloomy, disconsolatc: with speed remove And bieating dams with jealous eyes observe The poor infectious wretch, and in trong chains Their tender care. lf at the crowding flock Bind him suspected. Thus that dire discate 205 Hi hay preium tuous, or with eager halte Which art can't cure, wise caution may prevent. Pursue them scatter'd o'es the verdant plain;
But, this neglede!, foon expect a change, With heavy heart that hospital of woe ;
Sirs growling o'er his prey: each iour friends Sits fauly pining: deep melancholy,
A diffrent cene of run and distress. And black despair, upon his clouded brow How buiy a'i tho, Fare! and how severe Hang lowering ; from his hali-opening jaws Thy pointed wrash! the dying and the dead The clammy venoni, and infectious froth, Promiscujus lie ; o'er these the living fight 275 D:filling fall; and from his lurgs inflam'd, In one cttnal broil ; not con cions why, Malignant vapours taint the ambient air, 215 Nor yet with whom. So drunkards, in their cups, Breathing perdi in : his din eyes are glaz'd, Spare not their friends, while senseleis squabble He droops his pensive head, his trembling limbs
signs. No more fupport his weight; abject he lics.
Huntsman ! it much behoves thee to avoii Dumb, spiritless benumbd; tili deach ar last The perilous debate! Ah! roule up ill
280 Gracious attends, and kind'y brings relief. 220 Thy vigilance, and tread the treacherous ground
Or if outrageous grown, heh Id alas! With careful step. Thy fires unquench'd preferve,
In the hot embers hide ; and if surpriz'd
236 He drors, and with harsh briken howlings rends The wound; fpare not thy flesh, nor dread th' The poison-cainted air, with rough hoarse voice
cvent : bacı flant layd ; and snuffs th' infectious breeze ; Vulcan fhall save when Æsculapias fails, This way and that he stares a haft, and starts Here should the knowing Muse rccount the At his owo shade: jealous, as if he deem'd
means The world his foes. If haply towards the stream To Itop this growing plague. And here, alas ! He cat his roving eye, cold horror chills Lach hand presents a sovereign cure, and boasts His soul; averse he flies, trembling, appallid. Infallibility, but boasts in vain. Now frantic to the kennel- utmost verge
On this depend, each to his separate Teat Raving he runs, and deals destruction round. 235 Confine, in fetters bound; ġive each his mess The pack fly diverse ; for whate'er he meets Apart, his range in open air ; and then 295 Vengeful he bites, and every bite is death. If deadly symptoms to thy grief appear, If now perchance through the weak ferice ef- Devote ti:c wierch, and let lum greatly fall, cap'd.
A generous victim for the public weal. Tar up the wind he roves, with open mouth
Sing, philofophic Mufe, the dire effe a Inhales the cooling breeze; nor man, por bcast,
Of this contagious bite on hapless man.
300 Hespares implacable. The hunter-horse, The rultic fwains, by long tradition taught Once kind affociate of his silvan toils,
of leaches old, as soon as they perceive (Who haply now without the kennel's mound
The bite impress'd, to the sea-coast repair. Crops the rank mead, and listening hears with joy Plung'd in the briny flood, th' unhappy youth The chearing cry, that morn and eve falutes 245 Now journeys hóné secure ; but soon ihall wille His raptur'd fenfe) a wretched victim falls.
The feas as yet had cover'd him beneath Unhappy quadruped! no more, alas !
The foaming surge, full many a fathom decp. Shall thy fond master with his voice applaud A fate more' dismal, and superior ilis Thy gentleness, thy speed; or with his hand
Hang o'er his head devoted.
When the moon, Soroke thy soft dappled sides, as he each day 250 Cioling her monthly round, returns again 310 Villes :hy stall, well pleas'd ; no more shalt thou
toglad the night; or when sull-orb d the thines With sprightly neighings, to the winding horn,
High in the vault of heaven; the lurki' & peft And the loud opening pack in concert join’d,
Begins the dire allault. The poisonou, fouin Glad his proud heart. For oh! the secret wound ihrough the deep wound initili'd with hoftile Rankling inflames, he hi'es the ground, and dies !
ruge, Hence to the village with pernicious hate And all it, fiery particles saline,
315 Baleful he bends his course : the village flies Invades th' arterial fluid, whose red waves Alarm'd; the tender mother in her arms
Temperuous heave, and, their cohesion broke, Hugs close the trembling babe : the doors are fermenting boil; inteftine war ensues, barr'd,
And order to confufion turns embro:l'd.
320 Saun the contagious bane ; de ruític bands The wild uproar, but press each weaker part Hurry to arms, the rude milicia scize
Unable to relil : the tender brain
His trending nerves, and wandering pungene in wild disorder, and uncouth array:
pains Till, now with 'wounds on wounds oppress’d and Pinch for the Aleepless wretch ; his futtering gord,
325 At one llort poisonous gasp hc breathes his last. Oft intermits; pensive, and sad, he mourns Hence to the kennel, Muse, return, and view His cruci fate, and to his weeping friends
Laments in vain ; to hasty anger prone,
The busy.fpreading pack, that fearless plunge Resents cach flight offence, walks with quick step, Into the flood, and cross the rapid Itream. And wildly stares; at last with boundless sway Bid rocks, and caves, and each resounding fore, The tyrant frenzy rei ns : for as the dog Proclaim your bold defiance; loudly raise (Whose fata! bite convey'd th’infectious bane) Each cheering voice, till disant hills repeat Raving he foame, and howis, and barks, and bites, The triumphs of the vale. On the fost sand Like agitations in his boiling bood
See there his seal impress'd! and on that bank Present like species to his troubled mind; 335 Behold the glittering spoils, half-eaten fish, 395 His nature and his actions all canine.
Scales, fins, and bones, the leavingă of his So as old Homer fung) th' affociates wild
'feat. Of wandering Ithacus, by Circe's charmg - Ah! on that yielding fag-bed, see once more To swine transtormed, ran grunt.ing through the His seal l view. O'er yon dank rufhy marfa groves,
The dy gooie footed prowler bends his course, Dreadsul example to a wicked world! 340 And leeks the distant shallows. "Huntsman, See there distress'd he lies! parch'd up with thirst, bring
400 But dares nor drink. Till now at last his soul Thy eager pack, and trail him to his couch Trembling escapes, 'her noisome dun con leaves, Hark! the loud peal begins, the clamorous joy, And to some purer region wings away.
The gallant chidiny, loads the trembling air. One labour yet remaius, celestial Maid ! 345
Ye Naiads fair, who o'er these foods preside, Another element demands thy song.
Raise up your dripping heads above the wave, 40! No more o'er craggy steep, through coverts thick And hear our melody. Th' harmonious notes With pointed thorn, and briars intricate,
Float with the stream; and every winding creek Urge on with horn and voice the pain w pack: And hollow rock, that o'er the dimpling flood But skim with wanton wing th' irriguous vale, Nods pendant ; ftill improve from more to shore Where winding streams amid the flowery moads Our sweet reiterated joys. What Mouts! 41 Perpetual glide along; and undermine
What clamour loud! What gay hcart-chearin 'B'he cavern d banks, by the tenacious roots
sounds Of hoary witlows arch'd; gloomy retreat Urge through the breathing brass their mazy way Of the bright scaly kind; where they at will 355 Nor quires of Tritoos glad with spriyhtlier Atrair On the green watery weed their pasture graze, The dancing Willows! When proud Neptune ride Suck the moift soil. or flumber at their case, In triumph o'er the teep. How greedily 41 Rock'u by the restless brook, that draws aflope They, snuff the fishy steam, that to each blade Its humid train, and laves their dark abodes. Rank-scenting clings! See ! how the mornin Where rages not oppression? Where, alas ! 360 dews Is innocence secure? Rapine and spoil.
They sweep, that from their feet befprinklu Haunt ev'n the lowest deeps ; sças have their drop sharks,
Disper'd, and leave a track oblique behind. Rivers and ponds inclose the ravenous pike; Now on arm land they range, then in the flood He in his turn becomes a prey; on him
They plunge tumaltuous, or through reedy pool Th'amphibious otter feasts. Just is his fate' 385 Rustling they work their way: no hole escapes Dưferv'd: but tyrants know no bounds; aor Their curious search. With quick sensation non spears,
The fuming vapour fings; fatter their hearts, That briltle on his back, defend the perch And joy redoubled burlts from every mouch 43 From his wide greedy jaws; nor burnish'd mail In louder symphonics. Yen hollow trunk, The yellow carp, nor all his arts can save That with its hoary head incurv'd falutes Th’infinuating cel, that hides his head 370 The palling wave, must be the tyrant's fort, Beneath the slimy mud; nor yet escapes And dread abode. How these impatient climb, The crimson-Sported trout, tñe river's pride, While others at the root inceffaat bay! 43 And beauty of the stream. Without remorse, They put him down. Sce! there he dives along This niidnight pillager, ranging around,
Ch'ascending bubbles mark his gloomy way. Insatiate swallows all. The owner mouros 375 Quick fix the nets, and cut off his retreat Th' unpeopled rivulet, and gladly hears
Inco the theltering dceps. Ah ! there he vents The huntsman's early call, and hears with joy The pack plunge headlong, and protended spear The jorial crew, that march upon its banks Menace deftruciion : while the troubled furge In gay parade, with bearded lances arni'd. indignant foams, and all the scaly kind,
The subtle spoiler of the beaver kind, 380 Afrighted hide their heads. Wild cumult reign Far off perhaps, where ancient alders shade And loud uproar. Ah! there once more he verts The deep ftill pool; within some hollow trunk See, that bold hound has seiz'd him; down the Contrives his wicker couch ; whence he surveys
link His long purlicu, lord of the stream and all Together loft : but foon ball he repent The finny ihoals his own. But you, brave His rafh affault. See there escap'd, ke flies youths,
385 Half-drown'd, and clambers up the flippery ban Dispute the felon's claim ; try every roof,
With ouzc and blood diftair'd. Of all the brucet And every reedy bank; encourage all
Whether by nature form’d, or by leng use, 44
This artful diver best can bear the want
Beneath the galling load of power, or walk Of vital air. Unequal is the fight,
Upon the slippery pavements of the great, 510 Beneath the whelming element. Yet there Who thus could reign, unenvy'd and secure ? He lives not long; but respiration needs
Ye guardian powers who make inankind your At proper intervals. Again he vents; 450
care, Again the crowd attack. That spear has pierc'd Give me to know wise Nature's hidden depths, His neck; the crimson waves confess the wound. Trace each mysterious carse, with judgment read Fir'd is the bearded lance, unwelcome guest, Th' expanded volume, and submiss adore
SIS Wheree'er he flies ; with him it sinks beneath, That great creative Will, who at a word With him it mounts; sure guide to every foe. 455 Spoke forth the wondrous scene. But if my soul Inly he greans, nor can his tender wound To this gross clay confin'd flutters on earth Bear the cold stream Lo ! to yon sedgy bank With less ambitious wing; unskill'd to range He creeps disconfolate: his numerous focs From orb to orb, where Newcon leads the way; Surround him, hounds and men. Pierc'd thro' And view with piercing eyes the grand machine, and thro',
Worlds above worlds ; subservient to his voice,
Rejoice ye scaly tribe, and leaping dance Grant me propitious, an inglorious life,
of wealth or honours; but enough to raise
streams, Chears with her smiles, and every element Each towering hill, each humble vale below, Conspires to bless. What, if 20 heroes frown Shall hear my chearing voice, my hounds thall Erona marble pedestals ; nor Raphael's works;
Proposition. Invocation addressed to Mr. Johra k harrow'd day and night; he mourns, he pines,
Philips, anthor of the Cyder Poem and Splen. Until his Prince's favour makes him great.
did Shilling. Description of the Vale of Eve.
sham. be there he comes, th’ exalted idol comes!
The Seat of Hobbinol; Hobbinol a The circle's form’d, and all his fawning laves
great man in his village, seated in his wicker Devoutly bow to earth ; from every mouth' 4909
smoking his pipe, has one only fon. Young The nauseous Aattery Aows, which he returns
Hobbinol's education, bred up with Ganderettü With promises that die as soon as born.
his near relation. Young Hobinol and Gane Vilc intercourse! where virtue has no place.
deretta cholen king and Queen of the May
Her dress and attendants. The May-games Frown but the monarch, all his glories fade; He mingles with the throng, outcast, undonc, 495
'Twangdillo the fidler, his character. The dance The pageant of a day; without one friend ing. Ganderetca's extraordinary perforniance. To soothe his tortur'd mind; all, all are fled.
Bagpipes good music in the Highlands. MiloFor , though they bask'd in his meridian ray,
nides, inaiter of the ring, disciplines the mob; The infces vanish, as his beams decline.
procla'ins the several prizes. His speech. Palm
torel takes up the belt. His character, his ho. Not such our friends ; for her no dark design,
roic figure, his confidence. Hobbinol, by perNo wicked intereft, bribes the venal heart;
million of Ganderetta, accepts the challenge, But inclination to our bofom leads,
vaulis into the ring. His honourable behaviour, And wed: chem there for life ; our social cups
escapes a cowering. Ganderetta's agony. Pala Smile, as we (mile ; open, and unreserv'd,
torei fuiled. Ganderetta not a little pleased, We speak our inmort souls; good-humour, mirth, Soft complaisance, and wit from malice free, Smooth every brow, and glow on every check.
I fing, strange feats of aucient prowess, O happiness Ánsere! what wretch would grean