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With the fir'd stars, ford in their orb that fuer;
And ye five other want ring ites that move
In mystic dance, out without song respund
His praise, who ont of darknessa a up logit
Air, and ye elements, the idea brzo
Of nature's womb, tu guaternion run
Perpetual circe, entor, 2.d miz,
And nourish ail trags ; et your caseless change
Vary to our great Vicar se new prést.
Ye mists and estations to sow rise
From bill or steaming : ke, duscy or grey,
Till the sun paint your fiesey skirts with gold,
In honour to the word's great. Aris rise!
Whether to deck with ends the us sourd sky,
Or wet the thirty earth show15,
Rising or facing the advance to prese
His praise, ye winds, tha: from four quarters blow,

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Breathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, ye pines
With ev'ry plant, in sign of worship wave.
Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow
Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise:
Join voices, all ye living souls; ye birds,
Thar singing up to heaven's gate ascend,
Bear on your wings and on your notes his praise.
Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk
The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep:
Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
To hill or valley, fountain or fresh shade
Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise.
Hail, Universal Lord! be bounteous still
To give us only good; and if the night
Has gather'd aught of evil, or conceal'd,
Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.

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A DIRGE.

Earth to earth, and dust to dust!

Here the evil and the just,
Here the youthful and the old,
Here the fearful and the bold,
Here the matron and the maid,
In one silent bed are laid ;
Here the vassal and the king,
Side by side lie withering;
Here the sword and sceptre rust-
• Earth to earth, and dust to dust!

Age on age shall roll along
O'er this pale and mighty throng ;
Those that wept them, those that weep,
All shall with these sleepers sleep.

Brothers, sisters of the worm,
Summer's sun, or winter's storm,
Song of peace, or battle's roar,
Ne'er shall break their slumbers more,

Death shall keep his sullen trust* Earth to earth, and dust to dust !

But a day is coming fast,
Earth, thy mightiest and thy last,
It shall come in fear and wonder,
Heralded by trump and thunder;
It shall come in strife and toil,
It shall come in blood and spoil,
It shall come in empires' groans,
Burning temples, trampled thrones:
Then ambition rue thy lust!-
• Earth to earth, and dust to dust!

Then shall come the judgment sign;
In the east the King shall shine ;
Flashing from heaven's golden gate,
Thousand thousands round his state
Spirits with the crown and plume,
Tremble, then, thou silent tomb !
Heaven shall open to our sight,
Earth be turn'd to living light,
Kingdom's of the ransom'd just
• Earth to earth, and dust to dust !

Then thy mount Jerusalem,
Shall be gorgeous as a gem ;
Then shall in the desert rise,
Fruits of more than Paradise ;
Earth by angel feet be trod,
One great garden of her God:

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