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And naked youths and painted chiefs admire
Here cease thy Aight, nor with unhallow'd lays Touch the fair fame of Albion's golden days : The thoughts of Gods let GRANVILLE's verse recite, And bring the scenes of op'ning fate to light. My humble Mufe, in unambitious strains 425 Paints the green forests and the flow'ry plains,
Quo, Musa, tendis ? define pervicax
Magna modis tinuare parvis.
Where Peace descending bids her olives spring,
ODE for MUSIC
ST. CECILIA'S DAY.
The breathing instruments inspire,
In a sadly-pleasing strain
Let the loud trumpet found,
Ode for Music,] 'This is one of the most artful as well as sublime of our Poct's smaller compositions. The first stanza is a description of the various tones and measures in music. The second relates their power over the several passions in general. The third, their use in inspiring the Heroic passions in particular. The fourth, fifth, and fixth, their power over all nature in the fable of Orpheus's expedition to hell; which subject of illustration arose na. turally out of the preceding mention of the Argonautic expedition, where Orpheuş gives an example of the use of Music to inspire the heroic paffions. The seventh and last concludes in praise of Music, and the advantages of the sacred above the prophane.