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THE Ode consists of a Prelude; five Strains; a Moral;
over the King. Who should sing on this occasion,
piness. Industry. A surprising instance of it in Oid
first glory her's. Her effects in Old Britain. Strain Il. Arts from commerce. Why Britain should
pursue it. What wealth includes. An historical digression, which kind is most frequent in Pindar, The wealth and wonderful glory of Tyre. The approach of her ruin. The cause of it. Her crimes through all ranks and orders. Her miserable fail. The neighbouring king's just reflection on it. An awful image of the Divine power and vengeance. From what Tyre fell,
and how deep her calamity. Strain II]. An inference from this history. Advice to
Britain. More proper in her than other nations. How far the stroke of tyranny reaches. What supports our endeavours. Theunconsidered benefits of liberty. Britain's obligation to pursue trade. Why above half the globe is sea. · Britain's grandeur from her situation, The winds, the seas, the constellations described. Sir Isaac Newton's praise. Britain compared with other states. The leviathan described. Britain's site
and ancient title to the seas. Who rivals her." Of
chant's dignity. Compared with men of letters.
decline war, but boldly assert her trade. Encouraged
King George II.; his glory navally represented.
On the British trade and navigation.
PIND. NEM. Ode vi.
Tho' Fate and Time have damp'd my strains,
Away, my Soul! salute the Pine, *
My Soul! to thee she spreads her sails;
The vessel in which the King came over.
Dare you to sing, ye twinkling Train!
I glow, I burn! the numbers pure,
“Our monarch comes ! nor comes alone!"