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Thus gives her gather'd streams again
O may the virtues which adorn With modest beams his rising morn, Unclouded grow to perfect day! May He with bounty's brightest ray The natives chear, enrich the soil, With arts improve, reward their toil, Glad with kind warmth, our northern sky,_ 24-e And generous Lonsdale's loss supply.
(written IN THE close of winter)
Previous to settling abroad.
THE RE P. SAMUEL HENLEr,
ERE yet your footsteps quit the place
When vernal clouds their influence shower,
Epist. VII. Epist Les Descriptive, &c. 61.
Who first will spy the swallow’s wing,
O'er the broad down who then delight,
Who listless now will sauntering stay
While to the lightest air that strays
Who, drawn by Nature's varying face, O'er heaven the gathering tempest trace : 40
* Or, in the rear of sunny rain,
Admire the wide bow's gorgeous train;
Who now ascend the upland lawn When Morning tines the kindling dawn, so To view the goss'mer pearl’d with dew That tremulous shoots each glistering hue t Or mark the clouds in liveries gay Surround the radiant orb of day | Who, when his amplest course is run, Wistful pursue the sinking sun ? To common eyes he vainly shines, Unheeded rises, or declines l
In vain, with saffron light o'erspread,
Detains, athwart th’ impurpling haze,
The rook-lov’d groves and grange between, Dark hedge-row elms with meadows green, The grey church peeping half through trees, #. waving corn as list the breeze,_a.
he podding bean-field striped with balks,j The hurdled sheep-fold, hoof-trod walks, The road that winds aslant the down, The skirting furze-brake, fallow brown, The wind-mill's scarcely circling vane, 1 oThe villager's returning wain, The orient window's crimson blaze cThat flares obtrusive'on the gaze, The eager heifer's echoing lowl or Far from her calf compell'd to go, so From the tall ash the throstle's lay That bids farewell to lingering day, The dale's blue smokes that curling rise,] The plodding hind that homeward hies, The stilly hum from glimmering woods, co The lulling lapse of distant floods, or The whitening mist that winding spreads cr As winds the brook adown the meads, The plank and rail that bridge the stream, The rising full-moon’s umber'd gleam, * , , , Twixt severing clouds that richly dight * Let gradual forth her brightening light, t