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T' affure yet my defence, on either hand,
Where the two princes of th' Apostles' band,
My neighbours and my guards, watch and command.
Though both their ruin with joint power confpire;
And bearing, captive-like, the arched yoke,
As foon as from afar he does but look.
Tow'rds the white palace, where that king does reign.
If any prouder virtuofo's sense
At that part of my prospect take offence,
Moft in their care, and always in their eye.
And thou, fair river! who ftill pay'ft to me Juft homage, in thy paffage to the sea, Take here this one inftruction as thou go'stWhen thy mixt waves fhall vifit every coast; When round the world their voyage they shall make, And back to thee fome fecret channels take; Afk them what nobler fight they e'er did meet, Except thy mighty mafter's fovereign fleet, Which now triumphant o'er the main does ride, The terror of all lands, the ocean's pride. From hence his kingdoms, happy now at last, (Happy, if wife by their misfortunes past!) From hence may omens take of that success Which both their future wars and peace shall blefs. The peaceful mother on mild Thames does build; With her fon's fabricks the rough sea is fill'd.
IN a deep vifion's intellectual scene,
Beneath a bower for forrow made,
Of the black yew's unlucky green,
And loa Mufe appear'd to 's closed fight,
That art can never imitate;
And with loofe pride it wanton'd in the air.
A crown was on her head, and wings were on her feet.
'She touch'd him with her harp, and rais'd him from the The fhaken ftrings melodioufly refound.
"Art thou return'd at laft," faid the, "To this forfaken place and me? "Thou prodigal! who didft fo loosely waste "Of all thy youthful years the good eftate;
"Art thou return'd here, to repent too late,
"And winter marches on fo fast?
"Had to their dearest children done; "When I refolv'd t' exalt thy' anointed name, "Among the spiritual lords of peaceful fame; "Thou changeling! thou, bewitch'd with noise and fhow,
"Would't into courts and cities from me go;
"Thou would'ft, førfooth, be fomething in a state,
"Of human lufts, to shake off innocence; "Bufinefs! the grave impertinence;
"Bufinefs! the thing which I of all things hate "Business! the contradiction of thy fate.
"Go, renegado ! caft up thy account, "And fee to what amount
"Thy foolish gains by quitting me:
"The fale of Knowledge, Fame, and Liberty, "The fruits of thy unlearn'd apoftacy.
"Thou thought'ft, if once the public ftorm were past,
"The fovereign's toft at fea no more,
"But, whilft thy fellow-voyagers I fee
'Upon the naked beach, upon the barren fand!
"As a fair morning of the blessed fpring,
"After a tedious ftormy night,
"Such was the glorious entry of our king;
"One of old Gideon's miracles was shown;
"And upon all the quicken'd ground
"The fruitful feed of heaven did brooding lie,
"It did all other threats furpafs,
"When God to his own people faid
"(The men whom through long wanderings he had led)
"That he would give them ev'n a heaven of brass:
"That bounteous heaven, which God did not restrain