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Well may your hearts believe the truths I tell ; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.
Oriental Eclogues. Eclogue 1.
When Music, heavenly maid, was young,
Ode. The Passions,
With woful measures wan Despair,
Low, sullen sounds his grief beguild; A solemn, strange, and mingled air ;
'Twas sad by fits, by starts was wild.
Through glades and glooms the mingled measure stole, Or o'er some haunted stream, with fond delay,
Round an holy calm diffusing,
Love of peace, and lonely musing, In hollow murmurs died away.
Love fram’d with Mirth a gay fantastic round:
And he, amidst his frolic play,
As if he would the charming air repay, Shook thousand odours from his dewy wings.
Ode. The Passions.
How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By fairy hands their knell is rung,
Lines written in the year 1746.
Too nicely Jonson knew the critic's part ;
Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear
Part 1. Lines 5-8.
When Peace and Mercy, banish'd from the plain,
Thus, while Elijah's burning wheels prepare,
* In speaking of some eminent person deceased, we
Hope, for a season, bade the world farewell,
Lines 381, 382.
Oh! once again to freedom's cause return
Lines 409, 410.
And say, without our hopes, without our fears,
The world was sad,—the garden was a wild ;
Lines 37, 38.
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave-oh! leave the light of Hope behind ! frequently hear it said that “his mantle has fallen” on his successor : the origin of this will be found, as alluded to by Campbell, in the second Book of Kings, chap. ii. verses il, 12, 13:
“ And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father ! the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more : and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces."
“ He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him."
What though my winged hours of bliss have been,
Dark and despairing, my sight I may seal,
Lochiel, untainted by flight or by chains,
That guard our native seas :
Ode. re Mariners of England.
Blair's Grave. See Quotations from Blair. + The idea of this celebrated naval ode was taken from the old ballad “ You Gentlemen of England,” which com. mences thus
“ You gentlemen of England
That live at home at ease,