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The gården fears nó blight, and needs no fence,
For there is none to covet, all are full. = ..
The lion, and the libbard, and the bear,
Graze: with the fearless:Aocks; all bask at noon
Together, or all gambol in the shade ..::”}":
Of the same.grove, and drink one common stream:
„Antipathies are none. No foe to 'man 's .'.
Lurks in the serpent now the mother sees, ;
And smiles to see her infant's playful hand
Stretch'd forth to dally with the crested worm,
To stroke his azure neck, or to receive
The lambent homage of his arrowy tongue...
All creatures worship man, and all mankind.
One Lord, one Father: Error has no place :
That creeping pėstitence is driv'n'away:
The breath of heav'n'has chas'd it. In the heart
No passion touches a discordant' ftring,
But all is harniony and love.' Disease
Is not : the pure and uncontaminate blood
Holds its due course, nor fears the frost of age.
One song employs all nations ; and all cry,
« Worthy the Lamb, for he was flain for us."
The dwellers in the vales and on the rocks
Shout to each other, and the mountain tops
From distant mountains catch the flying joy,
Till nation after nation taught the strain,
Earth rolls the rapturous Hosanna round.
Behold the measure of the promise fill'd; .
See Salem built, the labour of a God! -. -
Bright as a sun the sacred city shines;.. .
All kingdoms and all princes of the earth' .:
Flock to that. light ; the glory of all land's .
Flows into her ; unbounded is her joy, ...
And endless her encrease. Thy rams are there
* Nebaioth, and the flocks of Kedar there ; ,
The looms of Ormus, and the mines of Ind,
And Saba's spicy groves, pay tribute therc. ' ..
Praise is in all her gates: 'upon her walls,...
And in her streets, and in her spacious courts, ..
Is heard salvation. Eastern Java there .
Knçels with the native of the farthest West, in
And Æthiopia fpreads abroad the hand :, '
And worships. Her report has travell’d forthi
Into all lands. From ev'ry clime they come
To see thy beauty and to share thy joy, ,.
O Sion! an assembly such as earth.
Saw never, such as Heav'n stoops down to see...
• Nebaioth and Kedar, the fons of Ishmael, and progenitors of the Arabs, in the prophetic fcripture here alluded to, may be reasonably considered as representatives of the Gentiles at large.
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Thus heav'n-ward all things tend. For all were
once Perfeat, and all must be at length restor'd.' So God has greatly purpos’d; who would else In his dishonour'd works himself endure : Dishonor, and be wrong'd without redress. Haste then, and wheel away a Matter'd world, Ye flow-revolving seasons ! we would see, (A fight to which our eyes are strangers yet) A world that does not dread and hate his laws, And suffer for its crime ; would learn how fairThe creature is that God pronounces good, How pleasant in itself what pleases him. Here ev'ry drop of honey hides a sting, Worms wind themselves into our sweetest flow'rs, And ev’n the joy that haply some poor heart Derives from heav'n, pure as the fountain is, Is sullied in the stream ; taking a taint From touch of human lips, at best impure. Oh for a world in principle as chalte i As this is grofs and selfish ! over which : Custom and prejudice shall bear no sway, That govern all things here, should'ring aside The meek and modeft truth, and forcing her To seek a refuge from the tongue of strife In nooks obscure, far from the ways of men:
Where violence shall never lift the sword,
Nor cunning justify the proud man's wrong,
Leaving the poor no remedy but tears : :
Where he that fills an office, shall esteem
Th'occasion-it presents of doing good
More than the perquisite :: Where law shall speak.
Seldom, and never but as wisdom. prompts
And equity ; not jealous more to guard.
A.worthless form, than to decide aright : . .
Where fashion shall not fan&ify abuse, ...i
Nor smooth good-breeding (supplemental grace) ;
With lean performance ape the work of love.
Come then, and, added to thy many crowns,
Receive yet one, the crown of all the earth,
Thou who alone art worthy! it was thine
By antient covenant, ere nature's birth,
And thou hast made it thine by purchase fince,
And overpaid its value with thy blood.
Thy faints proclaim thee king ;- and in their hearts
Thy title is engraven with a pen
Dipt in the fountain of eternal love.
Thy saints proclaim thee king; and thy delay
Gives courage to their foes, who, could they see
The dawn of thy last advent, long-desir’d,
Would creep into the bowels of the hills, .
And Ay for safety to the falling rocks.
The very spirit of the world is tir'
d i . Of its own taunting question, ask'd so long, : . “Where is the promise of your Lord's approach ?" The infidel has shot his bolts away, ...... . 'Till his exhausted quiver yielding none, He gleans the blunted shafts that have recoil'd, And aims them at the field of truh again...! The veil is rent, rent too by priestly hands,.. That hides divinity from mortal eyes, And all the mysteries to faith propos’d, no Insulted and traduc'd, are cast aside io.... As useless, to the moles and to the bats "... ii They now are deem'd the faithful, and are prais’d, Who, constant only.in rejeeting thee, .- .... Deny thy Godhead with a martyr's zeal, And quit their office for their error’s fake. . Blind and in love with darknefs ! yet ev’n these . Worthy, comipar'd with fycophants, who knee Thy name, adoring, and then preach thee man. So fares thy church. But how thy church may fareThe world takes little thoughts who will may
preach, . ......... ...... And what they will : All pastors are alike in To wandring sheep, resolv'd to follow none. Two gods divide them all, Pleasure and Gain: For these they live, they facrifice to these, . .