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Then, while the FANCY'D RAGE alarm’d her care,
Six envious moons matur'd her growing Thames
« HENRY,” the said, “ by thy dear form subdu'd,
« Amid the dreary gloom of night, I cry,
66 Alas! no more that joyous morn appears
" The vocal birds that raise their matin strain,
« If thro' the garden's flow'ry tribes I ftray,
-66 Now the grave old alarm the gentler young ;
“ Thus, for your fake, I shun each human eye z 6 I bid the sweets of blooming youth adieu ;
to die I languith, but I dread to die, « left my fad fate should nourish pangs for you.
« Raise me from earth; the pains of want remove,
my weeping virtue shall relapse no more.”
She spoke, but he was born of savage race,
“ Yes, I will go, where circling whirlwinds rise,
“ Oh! dreadful folace to the stormy mind!
to me more pleasing than the valley's reit;
SECT. LXXXIV. .
To the happiness of our first years, nothing more seems necessary than freedom froin restraint. Every man must remember, that when he was left to himself, and indulged in the disposal of his own actions, he was content, without the addition of any other enjoyment than freedom. Liberated from the shackles of discipline, he looks abroad into the world with rapture; he sees an Elysian region open before him, so variegated with beauty, and filled with good, that his heart overflows with delight. But the clock strikes; the schoolhour is come: what an alteration! In a moment his eyes lose their fire, his cheerfulness is at an end : farewell to joy and play. A severe and crabbed master takes him by the hand, and saying, gravely and sharply, Come, fir, forces him away.
The chamber he is led into is furnished with books, and the poor lad suffers himself to be dragged thither, casting in silence an eye of regret on every object around him, the orbits swimming in tears he dare not thed, and his heart swelling with sighs he dare not vent. We will suppose two of these scholars broke loose from school. They will, I am positive, do more mischief in a country village than all the boys of the parish. Shut up one of these young gentlemen with the son of a peasant of the same
age; and the first will have broken, or turned all the moveables in the room topsy turvy, before the latter has even stirred from his chair.
It is observed by Sir William Hamilton, in his account of an irruption of Mount Vesuvius, that the boys and the nụns seemed to be the only persons who felt happy among the sufferers from this dreadful calamity. The prancing of a horse, when first turned out into a field, depends upon the same general principle.