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But useless lances into scythes shall bend,
And the broad faulchion in a plow-Ihare end.
Then palaces shall rise; the joyful – Son
Shall finish what his short-liv'd Sire begun;
Their vines a shadow to their race shall yield, 65
And the same hand that sow'd, thall reap the field,
The swain in barren "deserts with surprize
Sce lilies spring, and sudden verdure rise ;
And starts amids thc thirsty wilds to hear
New falls of water murm'ring in his ear, 70
On rifted rocks, the dragon's late abodes,
The green recd trembles, and the bulrush nods,
Waste sandy valleys, once perplex'd with thorn,
"The spiry fir and shapely box adorn:
To leafless shrubs the flow'ring palms succeed, 75
And od'rous myrtle to the noisom weed,

REMARK 9. namely a ray of light coming to the eye. He should have said thick clouds, which would have agreed with both. But there inaccuracies are not to be found in his later poems,

IMITATIONS, Vyr. 67. The swain in barron deserts) Virg. E, iv. ♡ 28, Molli paulatim flavescet campus arista, Incultisque rubens pendebit sentibus uva,

Et duræ quercus sudabunt roscida mella. “ The fields Thall grow yellow with ripen'd cars, and the red “ grape Mall hang upon the wild brambles, and the hard oaks “ Thall diftill honey like dew.

Isaian, Ch. xxxv. xxn. “ The parched ground shall become “ a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: In thc habitations “ where dragons lay, shall be grals, and reeds and rushes.” Ch.

** Ch. Ixv. ” 21, 22. "Ch. xxxv. 1, 7. Ch. xli. x 19, und Ch. Iv. 13,

The'lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead,
And boys in flow'ry bands the tiger lead!
The steer and lion at one crib shall meet,
And harmless " serpents lick the pilgrim's feet. So
The smiling infant in his hand shall take
The crested basilisk and speckled snake,
Pleas’d the green lustre of the scales survey,
And with their forky tongue shall innocently play.
Rise, crown’d with light, imperial Salem, rise! 85
Exalt thy tow'ry head, and lift thy eyes!

IMITATIONS. lv. x 13. “ Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the briar Thall come up the myrtle tree. P. VER. 77. The lambs with wolves, etc.] Virg. E. iv. x 21.

Ipfæ lacte domum referent diftenta capellæ
Ubera, nec magnos metuent armenta leones ---
Occidet et serpens, et fallax herba veneni

Occidet. --« The goats shall bear to the fold their udders distended with “ milk; nor shall the herds be afraid of the greatest lions. The “s ferpent shall die, and the herb that conceals poison fall die.

ISAIAH, Ch. xi. x 16, etc. “ The wolf shall dwell with the " lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf " and the young lion and the fatling together: and a little child “ fhall lead them.---And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And “ the sucking child fall play on the hole of the asp, and the " weaned child shall put his hand on the den of the cockatrice. P.

VER. 85. Rife crown'd with light, imperial Salem, rife! 1 The thoughts of Isaiah, which compose the latter part of the poem, are wonderfully elevated, and much above those general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftiest parts of his Pollio.

Magnus ab integro fæclorum nascitur ordo !

--- toto furget gens aurea mundo! . --- incipient magni procedere menses !

Aspice, venturo lætentur ut omnia fæclo ! etc. , Ch, xi. X 6, 7, 8. 4 Ch. Ixv. 25, Ch.lx. * 1.

See, a longoraçe thy spacious courts adorn;
See future sons, and daughters yet unborn,
In crouding ranks on ev'ry fide arise,
Demanding life, impatient for the skies! 90
See barb'rous nations at thy gates attend,
Walk in thy light, and in thy temple bend;
See thy bright altars throng’d with prostrate kings,
And heap'd with products of 'Sabæan springs !
For thee Idume's spicy forests blow, 95
And seeds of gold in Ophir’s mountains glow.
See heav'n its sparkling portals wide display,
And break upon thee in a flood of day:
No more the rising "Sun shall gild the morn,
Nor ev’ning Cynthia fill her silver horn; 100
But loft, diffolv'd in thy superior rays,
One tide of glory, one unclouded blaze
O’erflow thy courts : the Light himself Thall shine
Reveal’d, and God's eternal day be thine!

The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay, 105
Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fix'd his word, his saying pow'r remains;
Thyrealm for ever lasts, thy ownMessiAy reigns!

IMITATIONS. The reader needs only to turn to the passages of Ifaiah, here cited. P.

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