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Could honour, shewn in friendships most refin'd,
And sense, that thields th’attempted virtuous mind; 10
The social temper never known to strife,
The heightening graces that embellish life;
Could these have e'er the darts of death defied,
Never, ah! never had Melinda died;
Nor can she die-ev'n now survives her name,
Immortaliz’d by friendship, love, and fame.

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THE

GENIUS

OF

LIBERTY:

Α Ρ Ο Ε Μ.

Occasioned by the Departure of the Prince and

Princess of ORANGE.

MI

(Written in the Year 1734.) ILD rose the morn! the face of nature bright

Wore one extensive smile of calm and light; Wide, o'er the land, did hovering silence reign, Wide o'er the blue diffusion of the main ; When lo! before me, on the southern shore, Stood forth the power, whom Albion’s fons adore ; Bleft Liberty! whose charge is Albion's ifle; Whom Reason gives to bloom, and Truth to smile; Gives Peace to gladden, Meltering Law to spread, Learning to lift aloft her laureld head,

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Rich Industry to view, with pleasing eyes,
Her fleets, her cities, and her harvests rite.
In curious emblems every art, expreft,
Glow'd from the loom, and brighten’d on his veft.
Science in various lights attention won,
Wav'd on his robe, and glitter'd in the sun.

My words, he cried, my words observance claim :
Resound, ye Muses ; and receive them, Fame!
Here was my station, when, o'er ocean wide,
The great, third William stretch'd his naval pride : 20
I with my sacred influence (well'il his soul;
Th'ensay'd to free, th’en slaver to control.
In vain did waves disperse, and winds detain :
He came, he fav’d; in his was seen my reign.
How just, how great, the plan his soul design'd,

25 To humble tyrants, and secure mankind ! Next Marlborough in his steps successful trod : This, godlike plann'd ; that, finind like a god! And, while Oppression fled to realms unknown, Europe was free, and Britain glorious Shone.

Where Nassau's race extensive growth display'd, There Freedom ever found a sheltering Aade. Still heaven is kind !-See, from the princely root, Millions to bless, the BRANCH auspicious Moot! He lives, he flourishes, his honours spread; 35 Fair virtues blooning on his youthful head : Nurse him, yè heavenly dews, ye funny rays, Into firm health, fair fame, and length of days !

He paus’d, and casting o'er the deep his eye, Where the last billow swells into the sky,

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Where, in gay vision, round th' horizon's line,
The moving clouds with various beauty thine ;
As dropping from their bosom, ting'd with gold,
Shoots forth a fail, amutive to behold!
Lo! while its light the glowing wave returns, 45
Broad like a sun the bark approaching burns.
Near, and more near, great Nassau foon he spy'd,
And beauteous Anna, Britain's eldest pride !
Thus spoke the Genius, as advanc'd the fail-
Hail, blooming hero! high-born princess, hail !
Thy charms thy mother's love of truth display,
Her light of virtue, and her beauty's ray;
Her dignity; which, copying the divine,
Soften'd, through condescension, learns to mine.
Greatness of thought, with prudence for its guide; 55
Knowledge, from nature and from art supply'd ;
To noblest objects pointed various ways;
Pointed hy julgment's clear, unerring rays.

What manly virtues in her mind excel!
Yet on her heart what tender pasions dwell! 60
For ah! what pangs did late her

peace destroy, To part with thee, so wont to give her joy! How heav'd her breast! how fadden'd was her mein! All in the mother then was lost the queen. The swelling tear then dimmd her parting view, 65 The struggling sigh stopp'd short her last adieu : Ev'n now thy fancied perils fill her mind; The secret rock, rough wave, and rising wind; The Shoal, so treacherous, near the tempting land; Th’ingulphing whirlpool, and the swallowing fand; 70

These

These fancied perils all, by day, by night,
In thoughts alarm her, and in dreams affright!
For thee her heart unceasing love declares,
In doubts, in hopes, in wishes, and in prayers !
Her prayers are heard !--For me, 'tis thine to brave 75
The sand, the shoal, rock, whirlpool, wind, and wave :
Kind Safety waits, to waft thee gently o’er,
And Joy to greet thee on the Belgic shore.

May future times, when their fond praise would tell How most their favourite characters excel;

80 How blest! how great!-then may their fongs declare, So great! so bleft!-such Anne and Nassau were.

E GRÆ CO RU F.

QUI TE VIDET BEATUS EST,
BEATIOR QUI TE AUDIET,
QUI BASIAT SEMIDEUS EST,
QUI TE POTITUR EST DEUS.

BUCHANAN. THE FOREGOING LINES PARAPHRASED.

I.
APPY the man, who, in thy sparkling eyes,
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His amorous wishes sees, reflecting, play ;
Sees little laughing Cupids, glancing, rife,
And, in foft-swimming languor, die away.

II.
Still happier he! to whom thy meanings roll

In sounds which love, harmonious love inspire ;
On his charm’d ear fits, rapt, his listening soul,
Till admiration form intense desire.

III.
Half-deity is he who warm may press

Thy lip, foft-fwelling to the kindling kils;
And may that lip asientive warmth express,
Till love draw willing love to ardent bliss !

IV.
Circling thy waist, and circled in thy arms,

Who, melting on thy mutual-melting breast,
Entranc'd enjoys love's whole luxrious charms,

Is all a God!-is of all heaven posseft.

THE

EMPLOYMENT OF BEAUTY. А р о - Е

M. Addressed to Mrs. BRIDGET JONES, a young Widow

Lady of Llanelly, Carmarthenshire.

ONCE Beauty, wihing fond desire to move;

Contriv'd to catch the heart of wandering Love. Come, purest atoms ! Beauty aid implores ; For new soft texture leave ætherial stores. They come, they croud, they shining hues unfold, s Be theirs a form, which Beauty's self fall mould ! To mould my charmer's form the all apply'd Whence Cambria boasts the birth of Nature's pride.

She calls the Graces--Such is Beauty's state, Prompt, at her call, th’obedient Graces wait.

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