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ON THE NEW YEAR 1809. When these poor men were torn from those To the long catalogue of time that was,
they lov'd; + Another year is added!
Yet Pity saw the little prailers weep, Count the various changes of the recent year And heard them lisp . Father will come Within the pale of my immediate view:
again!” The frequent opening graves which met my And could not Pity intercede with Heaven * eye
To hush contending nations into peace? And some I knew who went to tenant them: For Pity trembles for the orphan train The frequent paag which modest worth en- And deeply sighs to hear a widow's oame. dur'd
Ah! these are mystéries but a future day Submissive to the power which gave the Will solve the mighty problems, and remove wound
The barrier; where the human mind must halt But with it gave a balm that wound to heal; Pondering on mere conjecture. Count allthe mercies which have mildly shone Enough for me to know there is a God On undeserving memand ah! remember That orders all things well-delightsin Virtue, How oft the children of affliction pass'd me And that which he delights in must be happy. With looks which spoke the sufferings that I'll usher in the year with new resolves they felt,
In Virtue's cause--I'll leave the provinces Strangers to health, and journeying to the tomb! Where the soul pines among an alien race Then all my follies--all my wanderingscount. Where fruits are seldom seen, or flowers bloom This done to count the brilliant lamps of To cheer the passing stranger! night
I'll often muse upon the hour of trial Or sands that form the wide-extended beach When I must bid adieu to eyery friend, Do not despair!
And trace a dreary solitary road Such is the large amount of human frailty, This thought will mend the heart and raise And ever varying are the scenes of life!
the soul To-day, meridian splendor-to-morrow's sun Above the gaudy trifles which allure May rise beclouded, and may set in storms ! The gay and thoughtless children of a day; Has Love entwin'd its silken band around Who live regardless of a future morrow,
Nor ever look beyond life's narrow burder! Has Hope erected temples near thy heart? But stay-another year has just begun And hast thou learnt the music of the mind, My resolutions in the rear already! And all the symphonies of sweet content? Perhaps, e're long, so distant will they be Yet envious Death delights to burst those while I am marching thro' a dangerous clime bands
That I can never join my strong reserve To undermine the pillars of our hope, Retreat cut off, and death before my eye To add to sufferings, by a long remembrance, - To die, they say, is noble-as a soldier By fixing in our hearts, and in our chambers, But with such guides, to point ch' unerring A beauteous picture of departed worth!
road, And mark how sure does dire misfortune Such able guides, such arms and discipline pierce
As I have had, my soul would sorely feel With double violence a wounded breast, The dreadful pang which keen reflections give, How sorrows love to congregate together, Should she in death's dark porch, while life And, silent, gather up the rankest weed
was ebbing, That ever grew upon the world's wide com. Receive the judgment, and this vile reproach mon:
« Long hast thou wandered in a stranger's land, And while their victims close the feverisli eye A stranger to chyself and to thy God; The haggard Sisters laugh, and in the cup The heavenly hills were oft within thy view Onlife already nauseous to the sense,
And oft the shepherd callid thee to his flock, In use some new, some untried bitterness, And call'd in vain! A thousand monitors Which the half-slumb'ring wretch er'e long Bade thee return and walk in wisdom's ways. must drink!
The seasons, as they rolld, bade thee recurn; But why should Virtue feel such pains severe, The glorious sun in his diurnal round Wbile Vire rejoices in his bigh carcer, Beheld thy wandering and bade thee return; Unmindful he of man, still more of God, The night, an emblem of the night of death, Het prosperous gales fill all his earthly saila, Bade thee return: the rising mounds And health and honours ever on him wait? Which told the traveller where the dead repose And why should cruel Devastation sweep In tenements of clay, bade thee return: Its tens of thousands from the map of life; And at thy father's grave, the filial tear Torn from their humble toil and lowly dwel. Which dear remembrance gave, bade thee reling
turn To fight Ambition's battles? Yet Pity saw And dwell in Virtue's tents, on Zion's billi The oranly grics, and heard the moans respon- -Heer, thy career be stay'd, rebellious man; sive
Long hust thou liv'd &.cumberer of the ground.
Millions are shipwreck'd on Life's stormy
When thy torch with dazzling light, With all their charts on board, and powerful Put the modest stars to flight; aid
We Lilies, Vi'lets, Eglantines, Because their lofty pride disdain'd to learn Daisies, Spowdrops, Jessamines, The instructions of a pilot, and a God! Breathe to thee our thankful song;
MARTHA. The list ning Hours the strain prolong,
As round the blazing car of Day
All our joys of thee are born,
Glasgow has erected a temple to the me. And to thee alone we raise mory of the late Mr. Fox, and under his Melody of grateful praise. bust by Nollekins, are these beautiful lines
AURORA. written by Mr. Roscoe.]
Mirthful Zephyrs, ye, who fly CHAMPION of freedom! whose exalted
To wake the tardy Hours,
Rouse the feather'd Minstrelsy, Grasp'd at the general good of human.kind! And ope the fragrant flow'rs; Patriot! whose view could stretch from pole Ye, whom toil-worn mortals seek, to polc,
When sultry heats appal; And whilst be blest his country, lov'd the Listen! hear Aurora speak, wbole!
And answer to her call.
ZEPHYRS. . CANTATA. .
Breath of yonder sluna b'ring Sea, IMITATED FROM CARLO MARIA MAGGI, And tender sighs from heav'n are we; BY MARIANA STARKE.
Sent, celestial nymph, to shed
Delicious odours round thy head. Stere, an unfrequented island-Time day-break.
CHORUS. SÉQUESTER'D'isle! of Peace the smiling We Zephyrs, Birds, and op'ning Flow'rs, ceil,
Join our voices, strain our pow'rs, Where birds and flow'rs and Zephyrs only To hail the swift approaching Day, dwell;-*..
To pour the tributary lay.
Hail Aurora, bountevus fair!
Hold !-The pealing notes forbear!
ye, Methinks I range a tenant of the sky."
See! while yet we sing, she Aies, No more by Passion's chains bound down to
To spread her light o'er discant skics. earth,
THE FOUR SISTERS.
Midst deep embow'ring shades did dweli TN horizon blushes deep with crimson fire.
A youth who shone so rare,
That all the nymphs and graces sigh'd, Aurora rises from the sparkling floods,
In beauty, taste, and fancy vied; hed thus salutes the tenants of the woods. ,
To be his fav'rite fair.
. Birds, begin your dulcet lay!
Amongst the rest, four sisters came, Flow'n, your various sweets disclose . With qualities well-known to fame, Zephyns, see, 'tis dawn of day!
"To hold his heart in thrall; Banish, banish dull repose !
- So various were their pow'rs to win, BIRDS.
That, had it not been counted sin,.;. Lovely goddess of the morn,
He might have chosen all. Who, on dewy pinions borne,
120 - The first was smiling, young and fair, Com'st to chase Night's shadowy gloom, With such a mild engaging air, And those choral woods relume
Such sensibility, With renovating light;
3 That she was call' among the swains, Again thou giv'st us to behold
Who fed their flocks upon the plains, Sads of ether ting d with gold,
The maid of tender eye. Bcandless tracts, where sportive we,
Her robe was of the softest green, Blend with love and liberty,
And twining midst her hair was seen, May wing our joyous flight.
The pale narcissus flow'r; 1
The earliest off'rings of the year
She brought with most assiduous care, Hasze! your fragraut leaves unfold!
To deck her Screphon's bow'r.
The snow.drop, as her bobom chaste Renovates your faded huet,
With native down-cast beauty grac'd Abd feeds you with ambrosial dewe
The primrose of the vales
The violet of Tyrian dye,
Whose odour fill'd the gale.
Her tears would copious fall;
Whom she ador'd of all.
And tears so sweetly mild;
For she was nature's child
Touch'd every feeling breast;
Disturb his wonted rest.
More regular of feature;
A more enchanting creature.
Clasp'd by an azure zone ;
With sunny lustre shone
Half shaded, half display'd;
A deeper, richer shade.
She would her fav’rite lead,
Adorn'd the smiling mead,
No mortal could resist her;
It passed with every zephyr.
Crown'd with a twisted vine ;
And sung by all the nine.
Her mouth the ruddy cherry;
Play'd in their course so merry,
To heighten ev'ry native grace,
And thus had ta'en her thither.
So short as might be seen;
And witching too I ween.
And they too lov'd her dearly;
With song and glee so eheerly.
A rich and golden treasure,
Abundant beyond measure.
To render her alluring;
A sympathy ensuring.
With jessaminc entwining;
Spoke her quite undesigning,
And wit chat could inspire:
Each will to its desire.
And cadence ever sweet;
And charin'd his lov'd retreat.
Of this all-perfect creature,
So strange is human nature.
But thus to be invited,
To court-was to be slighted.
So giving each a ball,
In friendship with them all.
J. W. P.
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