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There all around the gentlest breezes stray,
There gentle music melts on every spray;
Creation's mildest charms are there combin'd,
Extremes are only in the master's mind!
Stern o’er each bosom reasom holds her state,
With daring aims irregularly great;
Pride in their port, defiance in their eye,
I see the lords of human kind pass by;
Intent on high defigns, à thoughtful band,
By forms unfashion d fresh from nature's hand,
Fierce in their native hardiness of soul,
True to imagin'd right, above controul,
While even the peasant boasts these rights to scan,
And learns to venerate himself as man,
Thine, freedom, thine the blessings pictur'd

Thine are those charms that dazzle and endear;
Too blest indeed, were such without alloy,
But foster'd even by freedom ills annoy:
That independence Britons prize too high,
Keeps man from man, and lireaks the social tie;
The self - dependent lordlings stand alone,
All claims that bind and sweeten life unknown;
Here by the bonds of nature feebly held,
Minds combat minds, repelling and repell’d.
Ferments arise, imprison'd factions roar, )
Represt ainbition struggles round her shore,

Till over - wrought, the general system feels · Its motions stop, or phrenzy fire the wheels.

Nor this the worst. As nature's ties decay, As duty, love, and honour fail to sway, Fictitious bonds, the bonds of wealth and law,

führt, der ihn (in der 22fien Ode des ersten Buchs) fabulosus nennt, wegen des Landes, welches er daych siremt, und von welchem die Griechen viele lächer liche Mährchen erzählten,

Still gather strength, and force unwilling awe.
Hence all obedience bows to thee alone,
And talent Sinks, and merit weeps unknown;
Till time may come, when, stript of all her,

charms . ?
The land of scholars, and the nurse of arms,
Where noble stems transinit the patriot flame,
Where kings have toild, and poets wrote for

fame, One sink of lével 'avarice shall lie, And scholars, Soldiers, kings, unhonour'd die. Yet think not, thus when freedom's ills I

state. .' I mean to Natter kings, or court the great; Ye powers of truth, that bid my soul aspire,' Far from my bosoin drive the low desire;. And thou, fair' freedom, taught alile to feel The rabble's rage, and tyrant's angry steel; Thou transitory flower, alike undone By proud contempt, or favor's fostering sun. Still may thy blooms the changeful clime endure, I only would repress them to secure : For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those that,

toil; Arf all that freedom's highest aims can reach, Is but to lay proportion'd loads on each. Hence, Should one order disproportion'd grow, Its double weight must ruin ali below.

O then how blind to all that truth reqnires Who think it freedom when a part aspires! Calm is my soul, nor apt to rise in arins, Except when fast approaching danger warms: But when contending chiefs blockade the throne, Contracting regal power to stretch their own, When I behold a factious bauld agree To call in freedom when themselves are frec;

Each wanton judge new penal statutes draw, Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the

law; The wealth of climes, where savage nations

roam, Pillag'd from slaves to purchase slaves at home; Fear, pity, justice, indignation start, Tear off reserve, and bear my swelling

heart; Till half a patriot, half a coward grown, I fly froin petty tyrants to the throne. Yes, brother, curse with me that baleful

hour, When first ambition Struck at regal power; And thus polluting honour in it's source, Gave wealth to sway the mind with double

force, Have we not seen, round Britain's peopled

Thore, Her useful fons exchang'd for useless ore? Seen all her triumphs but destruction haste, Like flaring tapers bright'ning as they waste; Seen opulence, her grandeur to maintain, Lead stern depopulation in her train, And over fields where scatter'd hamlets ro In barren solitary pomp repose ? Have we not seen at pleasure's lordly call, The smiling long-frequented village fall?" Beheld the duteous son, the fire decay'd, The modest matron, and the blushing maid, Forc'd from their homes, a inelancholy train, To traverse climes beyond the western main; Where wild Oswego in) spreads her swamps


111) Oswego, ein Fluss in Canada, der in den See On

tario fallt. Seine User sind nuraftig.

And, Niagara n) stuns with thund'ring sound? Even now, perhaps, as there some pilgriin

strays' Through tangled forests, and through dangerous

ways; Where beasts with man divided empire claim, And the brown Indian marks' with murd'rous

aiin; There, while above the giddy tempest Alies, And all around distressful yells arise, The pensive exile, bending with his woe, To stop too fearful, and too faint to go, Casts a long look where England's glories shine, And bids his bosom sympathize with mine.

Vain, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centres in the mind: Why have I stray'd from pleasure and repose, To seek a good each government-bestows? In every government, though terrors reign, Though tyrant kings, or tyrant laws restrain, How Imall of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or

cure. Still to ourselves in every place consign'd, Our own felicity we make or find :

n) Niagara, gleichfalls ein Fluss in Canada, der aus

dem östlichen Ende des Sees Erie kommt, und in den See Ontario fällt. Die Worte: ftuns with thund'ring found, beziehen fich auf das Rauschen der grossen , in demselben befindlichen Wasserfälle, die sich senkrecht, 2919 Theil in einer Höhe von 160 Fufs kerunter stür. zen. Man sehe die Beschreibung dieser erhabnen Na. turscene im 28sten Briefe von Weld's Reisen durch die vereinten Staaten von Nord-Amerika, im gleichen durch Ober- und Unter- Canada, Aus dem Englischen. Berlin bei Haude und Spener 1800,

With secret course, which no loud storms annoy,
Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.
The lifted ax, the agonizing wheel,
Luke's o, iron crown, and Damien's P) bed of steel,
To men remote from power but rarely known,
Leave reason, faitli, and conscience, all our own.

o) Das Ereigniss, iuf welches Goldsmith mit diesen Wore

tèn anspielt, ijt volgendes : Im Fakr 1514 (heisst es in eiker, Schrift, beterelt Respublica Hungarica) entstand

Ungarn ein grosser Aufstand, an deilen Spitze fick

Gebrüder George ? d Lukas Žeck, befanden. Es wurde wieder gediimpft, und George (uicht Lukas, W Goldlirith inig schreibt) wurde dadurch bestraft, dass ein cirkelföriniges glüherides Eisen auf seinen Kopf geletet wurde eqrona candescente ferrea coronatur wie es in dein ingeführten Werke heisst.. p) Damitas (Robert François ), geboren 1924, verwun.

dete bekanntlich inte fanúar des Jahres 1757 Ludwig den Fryf ek ntet. Zur Strafe seines Verbrechens whide er til März defibe? Falires, nachdeni 1921 ihn durch allerlei Martein vergeblich die Anzeige seiner etwa nigen Mitverschwornen abzugrellen gesucht hatte, en eine äusserst qualvolle Art lingerichtet. Das stök. lerne Bett, deler En unrer Stelle gedacht wird, war, wie der Zulalagnonhang leliyt, gewiss auch eine Art Folter: vielleicht ist darunter der eiserne Reif 21 verstehen, der auf dem Boder des Blutgerüstes wie ein Gürtel befestigt war, und sich verinittelst eines Gelerikes öffnete, so dass der Körper des Mifsethäters wälrend der Qualen der Hinrichtung hineingelegt, 191d der Ring Jelbft wieder über ihn geschloffen werden konnte.

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