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IV. Religion! what treasure untold
Rosides in that heavenly word ! More precious than silver and gold,
Or all that this earth can afford. But the sound of the church-going hell
These valleys and rocks never heard, Never sighid at the sound of a knell,
Or snilld when a sabbath appear'd.
V. Yo winds that have made me your sport,
Convey to this desolate shore Some cordial endearing report
Of a land I shali visit no more. My friends, do they now and then sond
A wish or a thought after me? O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to sce.
How fleet is a glance of the inind !
Compar d with the speed of its flight, The tempest itself lags behind,
And the swift-winged arrows of light, When I think of my own native land,
In a moment I seem to be there; But, alas ! recollection at hand
Soon hurries me back to despair.
But tho soa-fowl is gone to hor nest,
The beast is laid down in his lair; Even here is a season of rost,
And I to my cabin repair. There's mercy in every place,
And mercy, oncouraging thought! Gives even affliction a grace,
And reconciles man to his lot
ON THE PROMOTION
EDWARD THURLOW, ESQ.
To the Lord High Chancellorship of Englanil.
And in his sportive days,
Th' experienc'd and tho sage,
Proclaim him born to sway
He sprang impetuous forth,
Attends superiour worth.
ODE TO PEACE.
I. COME, peace of mind, delightful guest ! Ret wn and inako ihy downy liost
Once more in this sad heart : Nor riches I nor pow'r pursuc, Nor hold forbidden joys in view ; We therefore need not part.
And pleasure's fatal wiles ?
And wilt thou quit the streami
Whate'er I lov'd before ;
Farewell! we mect no more?
The purpose of to-day,
Vice scems already slain ;
Finds out his weaker part;
Through all his heart we view;
And dangers little known,
To reach the distant coast;
Or all the toil is lost.
THE MODERN PATRIOT.
I orily wish 'twould come,
On t'other side th’ Atlantick,
That man shall be my toast,
The choicest flow'rs she bears,
Though somo folks can't endure them,
Such strings for all who need 'em-
Then farewell British freedom.