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( 489 ) ORIGINAL: POETRY. LETTER TO A FRIEND.

Ah me! those blissful scenes are o'er; WRITTEN FROM JAMAIC A.

Far banished from my natal shore, WHILE you, my friend, in perfect ease, I droop, and pine with sullen care,

Ride, walk, or ramble, where you please, Victim of forrove and despair : Saunter to coffee-house or play,

O, let your picy still attend And careless frolic through the day;

Your once, once happy cheerful friend! 'Tis mine, beyond th’ Atlantic main,

Let me still live within your mind, To combat each degree of pain;

So laall my soul some comfort find; Stranger to bliss, or change of scene,

And think, when yielding up my breathi,
Vi&tim of dullness, and the spleen.

Friendship allays the pangs of death.
Here Phæbus darts his fierceft rays,
And all creation seems to blaze ;

SACRED MUSIC.
Fainting, we bear the fultry heat,

AN ODL, And wish, in vain, for cool retreat :

FROM THE GERMAN OF KLOPSTOCK. Nor cool retreat, nor pleasing Thade, Afford their much desired aid ;

DEAR dream, which I must ne'er behold

fulfillid, His beams, refifless, force their way,

Tbou beamy form, more fair than orient day, And nature fickens with decay.

Float back and hover yet When Sol, at length, retires to rest,

Before my swimming fight. And veils his glories in the west ;

Do they wear crowns in vain, that they forbear When ev'ning comes, all mild, and fair,

To realize the heavenly portraiture ?
And breezes fan the fultry air ;
Affli&tion still retains her pow's,

Shall marble hearse them all,

Ere the bright change be wrought ?. And plagues atrend each passing hour : A buzzing insect * hovers round,

Hail, chofen ruler of a freer world! And darts full many a piercing wound;

For thee shall bloom the neper- fading song Keeps his fell ftation near the bed,

Who bid't it be! To thee And Neep denies to weary head.

Rcligion's honours rise. Despair here lifts her baleful hand,

Yes could the grave allow-of thee I'd fing: While fell Disease pervades the land;

For once would Insp:ration string the lyre And meagre Deach near couching lies,

The itreaming tide of joy, To snatch the wretched, deftin'd prize :

My pledge for loftier verse. Thefe, and a thousand evils more,

Great is thy deed, my wish. He has not Alas! are here resery'd in store,

known To blaft our joys, and render life

What 'tis to melt in bliss, who never felt One tragic scene of pain and Arife.

Devotion's raptures rise
In this dull ifle, no blooming fuir,

On facred music's wing :
With sweet attraction, foothes our care ;
No soft refinements gild their charms,

Ne'er sweetly trembled, when adoring choirs

Mingle their hallow'd forgs of solemn praise; No elegance in language warms; Strangers to each perfuafive art,

And, at each aweful pause,

The unseen choirs above.
To gain admiffion to the heart.
Here Afric's fable race deplore

Long float around my forehead, blissful dream! Their bondage on this hostile shore ;

I hear a Chriftian people hymn their God, Where, crush'd beneath the galling chain,

And thousands kneel at once, The yoice of pity pleads in vain :

Jehovah, Lord, to thee. Relentless despots hold the sway,

The people sing their Saviour, fing the Son; And rigid laws devote their prey

Their simple fong according with the heart, Each agonizing pang to find,

Yet lotty, such as lifts
Each sacking torture of the mind.

Th' aspiring foul from earth.
Ye gods! what transports once I knew!
How swift the Aceting moments few !

On the rais’d eye-lash, on the burning cheek, No anxious pangs disturb'd my reft,

The young tear quivers ; for they view the

goal But all was peace within my breast ;

Where shines the golden crown,
Blythesome I passed each jocund day,

Where angels wave the palm.
While vary'd pleasures strew'd my way.
When with Eliza oft I ftray'd,

Hush ! the clear song swells forth. Now flows And heard and saw the lovely maid ;

along Heard her, with eloquence divine,

Music, as if pour’d artless from the brcalt; Declare her heart was only mine ;

For so the maker will'd While Truth fat beaning in her eye,

To lead its channel'd course. And Virtue stood all radiant by;

Deep, Itrong, it seizes on the swelling heart, Then, ye blest powers ! then did I prove

Școrning what knows not to call down the tear, The nameless joys that wait on love!

Or shroud the soul in gloom, * Mulkito.

Or steep in holy awe. MONTALY Mac. No. VI.

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Borne on the deep now sounds, a holy awe They tell me, too, that in luxuriance wild Descends. Alternate voices (weep the dome, Wav'd my dark locks : perchance, they tell Then blend their choral force,

me truth; . The theme, Impending doom. For 'tis an adage, that the loveliest child Or the triumphal Hail to him, who rose;

Makes, in advancing age, the forrier youth. While all the host of heaven, o'er. Sion's hill

So has it been with me. In vain I seek
Hover'd, and, praising, law

'To trace the roseate hue of healthful red; Ascend the Lord of Life.

Dull is my eye, and colourless my cheek,
And
gone the flowing honours of my

head! One voice alone, one harp alone, begins;

But still remains, unchang'd, my better part, But soon joins in the ever-fuller choir.

Still true to Love and Laura is my heart.
The people quake. They feel

Gray's-Inn, April 4.

W.R. A glow of heavenly fire. Joy! Joy! They scarce support it. Rolls

ODE. aloud The organ's thunder—now more loud, and FERREUM credis mihi pectus? Ah fi

Semper obducto riguiffet ære !

Tum nec exactæ mea mens doleret
And to the shout of all,

Gaudia vitæ,
The temple trembles too!

Me nec aversum quereretur amens Enough! I fink. The wave of people bows Nympha quæ sese viduata deflet, Before the altar-bows the front to earth; Meque mordaci nimium Adelem They taite the hallow'd cup,

Voce laceffit, Devoutly, deeply, still.

Ipfa teftetur vaga Luna nostram,

Dum jubar purum per in ine manat,
One day, when rest my bones beside a fane,
Where thus assemblid worshippers adore,

Vana luserunt quoties amoris

Somnia mentem.
The contcious grave shall heave,
Its flow'rets sweeter bloom ;

Illa dum cælo tacito niteret,

Audiit noftræ gemitum querelæ ; And on the morn that from the rock He Sæpe non fictæ fuit illa Hammæ sprang,

Conscia noftræ
When panting praise pursues his radiant way, Priscus & jamjam calor ille vivit ;
I'll hear, -He rose again-

Scepe desertam recolo Camillam,
Shall vibrate through the tomb.

Et mihi mæftæ facies puellæ

Sapæ recursat,
Perge me diris onerare verhis,

Et licet linguâ male provocâris,
PO E M.
Me tuæ nunquam meminiffe forma,

Chara pigebit.
VALOIS,
QUEEN OF
Gray's- Inn, April 4.

W.R,
POUR être un digne & bon Chrétien,
Il faut à Christ être semblable ;

ELEGY.
Il faut r noncer à tout bien,

WRITTEN IN MAY, 1794.
A tout hongeur qui est damnable ;
A la Dame belle & jolie,

WHY com'st thou, gentle May, with drivA plaisir qui la chair émeut,

ing rain, Laisser biens, honneurs, & amie !

And chilly blasts, to check the opening year?! Ne fait lus ce tour-qui veut.

Why roll thy shadows o'er the gloomy plain?

Why frown in fullen sadness dark and drear Ses biens aux pauvres faut donner,

I have not seen the radiant orb of day D'un cæur joyeux & volontaire ;

Beam his glad radiance on the dewy flow'r; Faut les i: jures p rdonner,

Nor, since I welcom'd the return of May, Et à ses enncmis bien faire ;

Known' the mild influence of one sunny hour! S'enjouir en mélancholie

Thou com's congenial to my mourning mind; Et tourment dont la chair s'émeut; Aimer la mort comme la vie !

Well does my soul thy fullen sadness suit;

And when I hear the howling of the wind, Ne fait pas ce tour-qui veut.

Responsive sighs the sympathizing lute.
The time has been, when I was wont to hail,

With infant joy, the merry month of May';

When, loit’ring careless o'er the quiet vale, SONNET.

In happiness and peace I pass’d the day. THEY tell me that, in opening life, the hue Vain flatterer, Hope ! no more shalt thou dea Of rofy health bloom'd on my glowing

light cheek;

O’er fairy vales to caft the eager eye; That my full eye sparkled with liquid blue,

For Fancy, now prophetic, in affright, And seem'd with strong intelligence to speak:

Starts from the phantoms of futurity.

O, May !

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Original Poetry.

491 O May ! like thee, my spring of life, I know,

To ease the last long ling’ring breath,
Soon shall the storm each bud of promise Breathe joy prophetic in the hour of death,
blait !

Embrace in air the new-born sprite,
Reflection rudely wakes, and wakes to woe,

And guide it to the realms of light!
And all the day-dreams of delight fiy fast! Enthufiait !--if thou canst-explore
Hopeless, and far from all I love away,

The vale of life that lies before.
Forebodings drear and anxious cares in-

Dark is the vale of years,
trude;

Dimm'd by those little mists in Reason's feeble And dark and mournful, as the mournful May,

eye :
Pass the sad hours of silent folituje.

Enthufiaft ! cease to gaze amid immensity.
B.

When, on the bed of Death,
Quick beats my pulse, and falt'ring heaves my

breaih;
MORTALITY.

When round me watch my friends, with stream-,
SWIFT o'er the high grass fweeps the blast,
A filver shade spreads o'er the lively green; Wearying the fick heart with their fruitless

cries:
The gale is part,

Let me in that last moment know
No more the filver fhade is seen.
Saw ye the lightning flash along the sky?

What proud joys Virtue can bestow,

And, fearless of the iron rod,
Save yonder blafted oak,
A drear memorial of the with’ring stroke,

Look up to thee, my friend, my father, and
It leaves no trace to guide the following eye.
Children of men! and such your lot!

Ah! spare that agonizing hour
Ye live your little hour, and die, and are forgot. Come quickly, Death! and I will bless thy
What, then, avail the jewell’d crown of Pow'r,

pow'r.
Pomp’s ermin'd robe, or Glory's death red

Come quickly— fnatch me to the realms above, sword?

But spare that pang to part with those I love !

And when the grass shall wave
What, then, the Wise one's dreams, the
Mifer's hoard!

Slow o'er my humble grave,
When Death proclaims th' irrevocable hour,

My grave beside fome bawthorn bush, wherein
Life's vain distinctions cease: the eternal doom

'I he nightingale shall fing her song, Bids all the sons of clay be equal in the tomb.

Then may the peasant say, and drop a tear,

“ The bard belov'd by all lies bury'd here." What tho' Earth's millions the dark rcalms July 7, 1796.

S.
explore,
No cheering tidings reach mankind from

SONNET.
thence,
For there the eye of Wisdom sees no more,

And filent is the tongue of Eloquence.
For no one of the innumerable dead,

of the India House.
Revisits men from that obscure abode;

WE were two pretty babes; the youngest She, For never spirit twice could tread

The youngest, and the loveliest far, Í The dark, the dreadful road.

ween,

And Innocence her name. The time has Why sleeps the poet-he whose magic song

been, Leads charmed Fancy those wild realms along,

We two did love each other's company. Whose thadowy portals bear the omnious line " Quit every hope all ye who enter here?Time was, we two had wept have been

apart, Why Neeps the bard divine,

But when with show of seeming good be. Whose spirit “ far beyond the visible sphere “ Soard on the seraph wings of Extasy?”

guild,

I left the garb and manners of a child,
Why sleeps the seer
Who gave the laws of Nature to our eye,

And my first love for man's society,
Fill'd with a portion of divinity ?

Defiling with the world my virgin heart,

My lov'd companion dropt a tear and filed, For me, be mine, when Fate shall free

Hiding in deepest shades her awful head. This spirit from roortality,

Beloved, who ihall tell me where thou art ?
Catching Memory's mellow'd figh,

In what delicious Eden to be found ?
Still o'er my wonted' haunts to fly;

That I may seek thee, the wide world
In gentle visions to defcend

BY CHARLES LAMB.

around. The guardian angel of my friend.

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