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And the straw cottage to a palace turns,

From fair Venetia ; the from Grecian nymphs ; Over the work presides. Such was the scene. They from Phenicé,, who obtain'd the dole Of hurrying Carthage, when the Trojan chief From old Ægyptus. Thus around the globe, First view'd her growing turrets. So

appear The golden-footed sciences their path Th' increasing walls of busy Manchester,

Mark, like the sun, enkindling life and joy; Sheffield, and Birmingham, whose reddening fields And follow'd close by Ignorance and Pride, Rise and enlarge their suburbs. Lo, in throngs, Lead Day and Night o'er realms. Our day arose For every realm, the careful factors meet,

When Alva's tyranny the weaving arts Whispering each other. In long ranks the bales, Drove from the fertile vallies of the Scheld. Like War's bright files, beyond the fight extend. With speedy wing, and scatter'd course, they fied, Straight, ere the founding bell the signal strikes, Like a community of bees, difturb'd Which ends the hour of traffic, tliey conclude By fome relentless swain's rapacious hand ; The speedy compact; and, well-pleas'd, transfer, While good Eliza, to the fugitives With mutual benefit, superior wealth

Gave gracious welcome; as wise Ægypt erst To many a kingdom's rent, or tyrant's hoard. To troubled Nilus, whose nutritious food Whate'er is excellent in art proceeds

With annual gratitude enrich'd her meads.. From labor and endurance : deep the oak

Then, from fair Antwerp, an industrious train Must link in stubborn earth its roots obscure, Cross'd the smooth channel of our smiling seas ; That hopes to lift its branches to the skies:

And in the vales of Cantium, on the banks Gold cannot gold appear, until man's toil

Of Stour alighted, and the naval wave Discloses wide the mountain's hidden ribs,

Of spacious Medway : some on gentle Yare, And digs 'the dusky ore, and breaks and grinds And fertile Waveney, pitch’d; and made their seats Its gritty parts, and laves in limpid streams,

Pleasant Norvicum, and Colcestria's towers : With oft-repeated toil, and oft in fire

Some to the Darent sped their happy way: The metal purifies: with the fatigue,

Berghem, and Sluys, and elder Bruges, chose And tedious process of its painful works,

Antona's chalky plains, and stretch'd their tents The lusty sicken, and the feeble die.

Down to Clausentum, and that bay lupine
But chearful are the labors of the loom,

Beneath the shade of Vecta's cliffy ine.
By health and ease accompany'd : they bring Soon o'er the hospitable realm they spread,
Superior treasures speedier to the state,

With chear reviv'd; and in Sabrina's food,
Than those of deep Peruvian mines, wliere Naves and the Silurian Tame, their textures blanch'd:
(Wretched requital) drink, with trembling hand, Not undelighted with Vigornia's spires,
Pale Pally's baneful cup. Our happy swains Nor those, by Vaga's stream, from ruins rais'd
Behold arising, in their fattening focks,

Of ancient Ariconium ; nor less pleas'd A double wealth ; more rich than Belgium's boast, With Salop's various scenes ; and that soft tract Who tends the culture of the faxen reed;

Of Canıbria, deep-embay'd Dimetian land, Or the Cathayan's, whose ignobler care

By green hills fenc'd, by ocean's murmur lullid; Nurses the filk-worm ; or of India's sons,

Nurse of the rustic bard, who now resounds Who plant the cotton-grove by Ganges' stream. The fortunes of the fleece ; whose ancestors Nor do their toils and products furnish more, Were fugitives from Superstition's rage, Than gauds and dreises, of fantastic web,

And erst, from Devon, thither brought the loom ; To the luxurious : but our kinder toils

Where ivy'd walls of old Kidwelly's towers, Give cloáthing to necessity; keep warm

Nodding, still on their gloomy brows project 'Th' unhappy wanderer, on the mountain wild

Lancastria's arms, emboss'd in mouldering stone. Benighted, while the tempeft beats around.

Thus, then, on Albion's coast, the exil'd band, No, ye soft fors of Ganges, and of Ind,

From rich Menapian towns, and the green banks Ye feebly delicate, life little needs

Of Scheld, alighted; and, alighting, sang Your feminine toys, nor asks your nervelcss arm Grateful thanksgiving. Yet, at times, they shift To cast the strong-fiung Thuttle, or the spear. Their habitations, when the hand of Pride, Can ye defer.d your country f:om the storm

Restraint, or southern Luxury, distúrbs Of strong invasion ? Can ye want endure,

Their industry, and urges them to vales In the besieged fort, with courage firm?

Of the Brigantes; where, with happier care Can ye the weather-beaten vessel steer,

Inspirited, their art improves the fleece, Climb the tall mast, direct the stubborn helm, Which occupation erst, and wealth immense, Mid wild discordant waves, with steady course ? Gave Brabant's swarming habitants, what time Can ye lead out, to distant colonies,

We were their Mepherds only ; from which state, Th' o'crflowings of a people, or your wrong'd With friendly arm, they'rais'd us: nathless some Brethren, by impious persecution driven,

Among our old and stubborn swains misdeem'd, And arm their breasts with fortitude to try

And envy'd, who enrich'd them; envy'd those, New regions; climes, though barren, yet beyond Who

virtues taught the varletry of towns The baneful power of tyrants ? These are deeds. To useful toil to turn the pilfering hand. To which their hardy labors well prepare

And still, when bigotry's black clouds arise, The finewy arm of Allion's sons. Pursue, (For oft they sudden rise in papal realms), Ye fons of Albion, with a yielding heart,

They, from their ine, as from some ark secure, Your hardy labours : let the sounding loom Careless, urpitying, view the fiery bolts Mix with the relor'y of every vale ;

Of Superstition, and tyrannic rage, The lcom, that long-rer.own'd, wide-envy'd gift And all the fury of the rolling storm, Of wealthy Flandria, who tbe boon receiv'd Which fierce pursues the sufferers in their flight.

Shall not our gates, shall not Britannia's arms, But chief by numbers of industrious hands
Spread ever open to receive their flight ?

A nation's wealth is counted : numbers raise
A virtuous people, by distresses oft

Warm emulation : where that virtue dwells, (Ditrelles for the sake of 'Truth endur'd)

There will be Traffick's seat; there will the build Corrected, dignify'd ; creating good

Her rich empor.um. Hence ye happy lwains, Where-ever they inhabit : this, our ine

With hospitality inflame your breast, Has oft experienc'd; witness all ye realms

And emolat.on: the whole world receive,
Of either hemisphere, where commerce flows: And with their arts, their virtues, deck your ise.
Th' inportant truth is stampt on every bale ; Each clime, each lea, the spacious orb ef each,
Each gloffy cloth, and drape of mantle warm, Shall join their various Atores, and aimply feed
Receives thi' impreffion ; every airy woof,

Tne mighty brotherhood ; while ye proceed,
Cheyney, and bayse, and serge, and alepine, Active and enterprizing, or to teach
Tammy, and crape, and the long countless list The stream a naval course, or till the wild,
Of woollen webs; and every work of steel ; Or drain the fen, or stretch the long canal,
And that crystalline metal, blown or fus'd,

Or plow the fertile billows of the deep.
Limpid as water dropping from the clefts

Why to the narrow circle of our coast Of mofly marble : not to name the aids

Should we subni.t our limits, while each wind Their wit has given the fleece, now taught to link Affits the stream and fail, and the wide main With flax, or cotton, or the filk-worm's thread, Wooes us in every port ? See Belgium build, And gain the graces of variety :

Upon the foodiul brine, her envy'd power ; Whether to form the matron's decent robe,

And, half her people floating on the wave, Or the thin-Shading trail for Agra’s * nymphs ; Expand her filhy regions. Thus our inle, Or folemn curtains, whose long gloomy folds Thus only may Britannia be enlarg'd.Surround the soft pavilions of the rich.

But whither, by the visions of the theme They too the many-colour'd arras taught

Smit with sublime delight, but whither strays To mimic nature, and the airy shapes

The raptur'd Muse, forgetful of her task ? Of sportive fancy: such as oft appear

No common pleasure warms the generous mind, In old Mosaic pavements, when the plough

When it beholds the labors of the loom;
Up-turns the crumbling glebe of Weldon field; How widely round the globe they are dispers’d,
Or that, o'ershaded erst by Woodstock's bower, From little cenements by wood or croft,
Now grac'd by Blenheim, in whose stately roo:ns Through many a Nender path, how fedulous,
Rise glowing tapestries, that lure the eye

As rills to rivers broad, they speed their way With Marlborough's wars : here Schellenbergh To public roads, to Foire, or Watling-street, exults,

Or Armine, ancient works : and thence explore, Behind surrounding hills of ramparts steep,

Through every navigable wave, the sea, And vales of trenches dark; each hideous pass That laps the green earth round: through Tyne, Armies defend ; yet on the hero leads

and Tees, His Britons, like a torrent, o'er the mounds. Through Weare, and Lune, and merchandizing Another scene is Blenheim's glorious field,

Hull, And the red Danube. Here, the rescued states And Swale, and Aire, whose crystal weaves reflect Crowding beneath his Mield : there, Ramillies' The various colours of the tinetur'd web; Important battle : next, the tenfold chain

Througli Ken, swift rolling down his rocky dale, Of Arleux burst, and th' adamiantine gates

Like giddy youth impetuous, then at Wick Of Gaul Aung open to the tyrant's throne.

Curbing his train, and with the fober pace A shade obscures the rest-Ah, then, what power Of cautious Eld, meandering to the deep; Invidious from the lifted sickle snatch'd

Through Dart, and sullen Exe, whose murmuring The harvest of the plain ? So lively glows

wave The fair delusion, that our passions rise

Envies the Dune and Rother, who have won In the beholding, and the glories share

The ferge and kersie to their blanching streams ; Of visionary battle. This bright art

Through Towy, winding under Merlin's towers, Did zealous Europe learn of pagan hands,

And Usk, that frequent, among hoary rocks, While she assay’d, with rage of holy war,

On her deep waters paints th' impending scene, To defolate their fields : but old the skill:

Wild torrents, craggs, and woods, and mountain Long were the Phrygians' picturing looms renown'd; snows. Tyre also, wealthy seat of arts, excell'd,

The northern Cambrians, an industrious tribe, And elder Sidon, in th' historic web.

Carry their labors on pisan steeds, Far-distant Tibet in her gloomy woods

Of size exceeding not Leicestrian Theep. Rears the gay tent, of blended wool unwoven, Yet strong and sprightly: over hill and dale And glutinous materials : the Chinese

They travel unfatigued, and lay their bales Their porcelain, Japan its varnish boasts.

In Salop's streets, beneath whose lofty walls Some fair peculiar graces every realm,

Pearly Sabrina waits them with her barks, And each from each a share of wealth acquires. And spreads the swelling Meet. For no-where far

From fome transparent river's naval course There is woven at Manchester, for the Eart- Arise, and fall, our various hilis and vales, Indies, a very thin ftuff, of thread and cotton; No-where far distant from the masted wharf. which is cooler than the manufactures of that coun

We need not vex the strong laborious hand try where the material is only cotton.

With toil enormous, as th' Egyptian king,

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insurrections. Disputes between the French and EngFrom Memphis' towers, to th' Erythræan gulph : lish, on the coast of Coromandel, censured. A prolOr as the monarch of enfeebled Gaul,

pect of the Spice-islands, and of China.' Traffic at Whose will imperious forc'd an hundred streams, Canton. Our woollen manufactures known at Pekin, Through many a forest, many a spacious wild, by the caravans from Russia. Description of that To stretch their scanty trains from sea to sea,

journey. Transition to the western hemisphere. That some unprofitable skiff might float

Voyage of Raleigh. The fate and advantages of Across irriguous dales, and hollow'd rocks.

our North American colonies. Severe winters in Far easier pains may swell our gentler floods, those climates : hence the passage through Hudson'sAnd through the centre of the ine conduct

Bay impraćticable. Enquiries for an eafier polage To naval union. Trent and Seyern's wave,

into the Pacific ocean. View of the coasts of South By plains alone disparted, woo to join

America, and of those tempestuous feas. Lord An Majestic Thamis. With their silver urns

son's expedition, and juccejs against the Spaniards. The nimble-footed Naiads of the springs

The naval power of Britain confiftent with the welAwait, upon the dewy lawn, to speed

fare of all nations. View of our probable improveAnd celebrate the union; and the light

ments in traffic, and the distribution of our woollen Wood-nymphs; and those, who o'er the grots manufactures over the whole globe.

preside, Whose stores bituminous, with sparkling fires,

row, with our woolly treasures amply Nord, In summer's tedious absence, chear the swains,

Glide the tall feets into the widening main, Long fitting at the loom ; and those besides, A floating foreft: every fail, unfuri'd, Who crown, with yellow sheaves, the farmer's Swells to the wind, and gilds the azure sky. hopes,

Meantime, in pleasing care, the pilot iteers And all the genii of commercial toil :

Steady ; with eye intent upon the steel, These cn the dewy lawns await, to speed

Steady, before the breeze, the pilot steers : And celebrate the union, that the fleece,

While gaily o'er the waves the mounting prowe And gloffy web, to every port around

Dance, like a Moal of dolphins, and begin
M.y lightly glide along. Ev'n now behold, To streak with various paths the hoary deep.
Adown a thousand foods, the burden'd barks, Batavia's fhallow founds by some are sought,
With white fails glistening, through the gloomy Or sandy Elb or Weser, who receive
woods

The swain's and peasant's toil with grateful hand, Haíte to their harbours. See the silver maze

Which copious gives return : while some explore Of stately Thamis, ever chequer'd o'er

Deep Finnic gulphs, and a new thore and mart, With deeply-laden barges, gliding smooth

The bold creation of that Kefar's power,
And constant as his stream: in growing pomp, Illustrious Peter, whose magnific toils
By Neptune ftill attended, now he rolls

Repair the distant Caspian, and restore
To great Augusta's mart, where lofty Trade,

To trade its ancient ports. Some Thanet's strand, Amid a thousand golden spires enthron'd,

And Dover's chalky cliff, behind them turn. Gives audience to the world : the strand around

Soon sinks away the green and level beach Close swarms with busy crouds of many a realm.

Of Rumney marish and Rye's filent port, What bales, what wealth, what industry, what By angry Neptune clos’d, and Vecta's ise, fleets !

Like the pale moon in vapor, faintly bright.
Lo, from the simple fleece how much proceeds.

An hundred opening marts are seen, are lost;
Devonia's hills retire, and Edgecomb mount,
Waving its gloomy groves, delicious scene.
Yet steady o'er the waves they steer : and now
The fluctuating world of waters wide,
In boundless magnitude, around them swells ;
O'er whose imaginary brim, nor towns,

Nor woods, nor mountain tops, nor aught appears,
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But Phoebus' orb, refulgent lamp of light,
Millions of leagues aloft : heaven's azure vault

Bends over-head, majestic, to its base,
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Uninterrupted clear circumference;

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Of Finisterre, a cloudy spot, appears.
Again, and oft, th' adventurous fails disperse ;

These to Iberia, others to the coast
OUR manufa&tures exported. Voyage through the Of Lusitania, th' ancient Tharfis deem'd

Channel, and by the Coast of Spain. View of the Of Solomon ; fair regions, with the webs
Mediterranean. Decay of cur Turkey-trade. Ad- of Norwich pleas’d, or those of Manchester;
dress to the factors there. Voyage through the Light airy cloathing for their vacant fwains,
Baltic. The mart of Petersburgh. The ancient | And visionary monks.

We, in return,
channels of commerce to the Indies. The modern Receive Cantabrian feel, and fleeces soft,
course thither.
Shores of Afric. Reflections on

Segovian or Castilian, far renown'd; the have trade. The Cape of Good Hope, and And gold's attractive metal, pledge of wealth, the eastern coast of Africa. Trade to Persia and Spur of activity, to good or ill Indoftan precarious, ikrough tyranny and frequent Powerful incentive : or Hesperian fruits,

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Fruits of spontaneous growth, the citron bright, Restore the mimic art, and the clear mien
The fig, and orange, and heart-chearing wine. Of patriot sages, Wallinghams and Yorkes,
Those Tips, from ocean broad, which voyage And Cecils, in long-lasting stone preserve'
through

But mimic art and nature are impair'd
The gates of Hercules *, find many seas,

Impair'd they seem-or in a varied dress And bays unnumber'd, opening to their keels; Delude our eyes : the world in change delights; But Thores inhospitable oft, to fraud

Change then your searches, with the varied modes And rapine turn'd, or dreary tracts become

And wants of realms. Sabean frankincense Of desolation. The proud Roman coasts,

Rare is collected now: few altars smoke Fall'n, like the Punic, to the dathing waves

Now in the idol fane : Panchajah views Resign their ruins : Tiber's boasted food,

Trade's busy fleets regardless pass her coast : Whose pompous moles o’erlook'd the subject deep, Nor frequent are the freights of snow-white woofs, Now creeps along, through brakes and yellow Since Rome, no more the mistress of the world, duft,

Varies her garb, and treads her darken'd streets
While Neptune scarce perceives its murmuring rill : With gloomy coul, majestical no more.
Such are th' effects, when Virtue sacks her hand; See the dark spirit of tyrannic power.
Wild Nature back returns : along these thores The Thracian channel, long the road of trade
Neglected trade with difficulty toils,

To the deep Euxine and its naval streains,
Collecting nender stores, the sun-dry'd grape, And the Mooris, now is barr’d with chains,
Or capers from the rock, that prompt the taste And forts of hostile battlement : in aught
Of luxury. Ev'n Egypt's fertile strand,

That joys mankind the arbitrary Turk
Bereft of human discipline, has lost

Delights not : insolent of rule, he spreads Its ancient lustre : Alexandria's port,

Thraldoin and defolation o'er his realms. Once the metropolis of trade, as Tyre,

Another path to Scythia's wide domains, And elder Sidon, as the Attic town,

Commerce discovers : the Livonian gulph Beautiful Athens, as rich Corinth, Rhodes, Receives her fails, and leads them to the port Unhonour'd droops. Of all the numerous marts, Of rising Petersburgii, whose splendid streets That in those glittering seas with fplendor rose, Swell with the webs of Leeds: the Coffac there, Only Byzantium, of peculiar site,

The Calmuc, and Mungalian, round the bales Remains in prosperous state ; and Tripolis,

In crowds resort, and their warm'd limbs eniold, And Smyrna, sacred ever to the Muse.

Delighted ; and the hardy Samoïd, To these resort the delegates of trade,

Rough with the stings of frost, from his dark caves Social in life, a virtuous brotherhood;

Ascends, and thither hastes, ere winter's rage And bales of softest wool from Bradford looms, O’ertake his homeward step; and they that dwell Or Stroud, dispense ; yet see, with vain regret, Along the banks of Don's and Volga's streams; Their stores, once highly priz’d, no longer now And borderers of the Caspian, who renew Or fought, or valued : copious webs arrive, That ancient path to India's climes, which fillid Smooth-wov'n ot other than Britannia's feece, With proudeít aMuence the Colchian state. On the throng'd strand alluring ; the great skill Many have been the ways to those renown'd Of Gaul, and greater industry, prevails ;

Luxuriant climes of Indus, early known That proud imperious foe. Yet, ah'tis not To Memphis : to the port of wealthy Tyre ; Wrong not the Gaul; it is the foe within, To Tadmor, beauty of the wilderness, Impairs our ancient marts : it is the bribe ;

Who down the long Euphrates sent her fails; 'Tis he, who pours into the shops of trade

And sacred Salem, when her numerous fleets, That impious poison: it is he, who gains

From Ezion-geber, pass’d th’ Arabian gulph. The facred seat of parliament by means,

But later times, more fortunate, have found, That vitiate and emasculate the mind;

O'er ocean's wave, a surer course,
By floth, by lewd intemperance, and a scene Sailing the western coast of Afric's realms,
Of riot, worse than that which ruin'd Rome. Of Mauritania, and Nigritian tracts,
This, this the Tartar, and remote Chinese,

And inands of the Gorgades, the bounds,
And all the brotherhood of life, bewail.

On the Atlantic brine, of ancient trade ; Meantime (while those, who dare be just, But not of moderni, by the virtue led oppose

Of Gama and Columbus. The whole globe The various powers of many-headed vice)

Is now, of commerce, made the scene immense, Ye delegates of trade, by patience rise

Which daring ships frequent, associated, O'er difficulties : in this sultry clime

Like doves, or swallows, in th' ethereal flood, Note what is found of use: the flix of goat,

Or, like the eagle, solitary seen. Red-wool, and balm, and caufee's berry brown, Some, with more open course, to Indus Ateer ; Or dropping gum, or opium's lenient drug; Some coast from port to port, with various men Unnumber'd arts await them: trifles oft,

And anners conversant; of th' angry surge, By skilful labour, rise to high esteem.

That thunders loud, and spreads the cliffs with Nor what the peasant, near some lucid wave,

foam, Pactolus, Simoïs, or Mæander Now,

Regardless, or the monsters of the deep, Renown'd in story, with his plough up-turns, Porpoise, or grampus, or the ravenous Thark, Neglect; the hoary medal, and the vale,

That chace their keels; or threatening rock, Statue, and bust, of old magnificence

o'erhead Beautiful reliques : oh, could modern time Of Atlas old ; beneath the threatening rocks,

Reckless, they furl their fails, and bartering take, The streights of Gibraltar.

Soft Aakes of wool ; for in soft Aakes of wool,

Like the Silurian, Atlas' dales abound.

Of its clear streams, though unregarded now, The shores of Sus in hospitable rise,

Ophirs more rich are found. With easy course And high Bojador ; Zara too displays

The veffels glide ; unless their speed be stop'd Unfruitful deserts ; Gambia's wave inisles

By dead calms, that oft lie on those smooth seas An ouzy coast, and pestilential ills

While every zephyr Neeps: then the shrouds drop; Diffures wide ; behind are burning sands,

The downy feather, on the cordage hung, Adverse to l.fe, and Nilus' hidden fount.

Moves not; the flat sea shines like yellow gold, On Guinea's sultry sand, the drapery light Fus'd in the fire ; cr-like the marble floor Of Manchester or Norwich is besow'd

Of some old temple wide. But where so wide, For clear transparent gums, and ductile wax, In old or later time, its marble floor And snow-white ivorys yet the valued trade, Did ever temple boast as this, which here Along this barbarous coast, in telling, wounds Spreads its bright level many a league around ? The generous heart, the sale of wretched Naves ; At solemn distances its pillars rise, Slaves, by their tribes condemn’d, exchanging Sofal's blue rocks, Mozambic's palmy steeps, death

And lofty Madagascar's glittering Thores, For life-!ong servitude ; fevere exchange!

Where various woods of beauteous vein and hue, Tuese till our fertile colonies, which yield

And gloffy shells in elegance of form, The sugar-cane, and the Tobago-leaf,

For Pond's rich cabinet, or Sloan's, are found. And various new productions, that invite

Such calm oft checks their course, till this bright Increasing natives to their crouded wharfs.

fcene But let the man, whose rough tempestuous Is brush'd away before the rising breeze, hours

That joys the busy crew, and speeds again In this adventurous traffic are involvid,

The fail full-swelling to Socotra's inle, With just humanity of heart pursue

For aloes fam'd ; or to the wealthy marts The gainful commerce : wickedness is blind: Of Ormus or Gombroon, whose streets are oft Their fable chieftains may in future times

With caravans and tawny merchants throng'd, Burst their frail bonds, and vengeance execute From neighbouring provinces and realms afar ; On cruel unrelenting pride of heart

And fill'd with plenty, though dry sandy wastes And avarice. There are ills to come for crimes. Spread naked round ; so great the power of trade: Hot Guinea too gives yellow dust of gold,

Persia few ports ; more happy Indoftan Which, with her rivers, rolls adown the sides Beholds Surat and Goa on her coasts, Of unknown hills, where fiery-winged winds, And Bombay's wealthy ifle, and harbour fam'd, And fandy deserts, rous'd by sudden storms, Supine beneath the shade of cocoa groves. All search forbid : lowe'er, on either hand,

But what avails, or many ports or few ? Vallies and plcasant plains, and many a tract Where wild ambition frequent from his lair Deem'd uninhabitable erft, are found

Starts up; while fell revenge and famine lead Fertile and populous ; their sable tribes,

To havoc, reckless of the tyrant's whip, In shade of verdant groves, and mountains tall, Which clanks along the vallies: oft in vain Frequent enjoy the cool descent of rain,

The merchant seeks upon the strand, whom erst, And soft refreshing breezes : nor are lakes

Associated by trade, he deck'd and cloath’d; Here wanting; those a sea-wide surface spread, In vain, whom rage or famine has devour'd, Which to the distant Nile and Senegal

He seeks ; and with increas'd affection thinks Send long mæanders: whate'er lies beyond, On Britain. Still howe'er Bombaya's wharfs Of rich or barren, ignorance o'ercasts

Pile-up blue indigo, and, of frequent use, With her dark mantle. Mon’motapa's coast Pungent salt-petre, woods of purple grain, Is seldom visited ; and the rough shore

And many-colour'd saps from leaf and fower, Of Caffres, land of savage Hottentots,

And various gums; the clothier knows their worth ; Whose hands unnatural ten to the grave

And woul resembling cotton, shorn from trees, Their aged parents : what barbarity

Not to the fleece unfriendly; whether mixt And brutal igr.orance, where social trade

In warp or woof, or with the line of fax, Is held contemptible ! Ye gliding fails,

Or softer Gilk's material : though its aid From these inhospitable gloomy Thores

To vulgar eyes appears not ; let none deem
Indignant turn, and to the friendly Cape,

The fleece, In any traffic, unconcern'd;
Which gives the chearful mariner good hope By every traffic aided ; while each work
Of prosperous voyage, iteer : rejoice to view, Of art yields wealth to exercise the loom,
What trade, with Belgian industry, creates, And every loom employs each hand of art.
Prospects of civil life, fair towns, and lawns, Nor is there wheel in the machine of trade,
And yellow tilth, and groves of various fruits, Which Leeds, or Cairo, Lima, or Bombay,
Delectable in hulk or glossy rind :

Helps not, with harmony, to turn around,
There the capacious vase from crystal springs Though all, unconscious of the union, act.
Replenish, and convenient store provide,

Few the peculiars of Canara's realm,
Like ants, intelligent of future need.

Or sultry Malabar ; where it behoves
See, through the fragrance of delicious airs, The wary pilot, while he coasts the shores,
That breathe the smell of balms, how traffic shapes To mark o'er ocean the thick rising isles;
A winding voyage, by the lofty coast

Woody Chaetta, Birter rough with rocks ;
Of Sofala, thought Ophir; in whose hills

Green-rising Barmur, Mincoy's purple hills ; Ev'n yet some portion of its ancient wealth

And the minute Maldivias, as a swarm Remairs, and sparkles in the yellow sand

Of bees in summer, on a poplar's trunk,

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