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But the storm was beginning to lower,
Adversity clouded his beam,
And honour and faith were the brag of an hour,
And loyalty's self but a dream :--
To him thou hadst banished thy vows were restored,— And the first that had scoffed, were the first that adored!
What tumult thus burthens the air?
What throng that encircles his throne?
'Tis the shout of delight, 'tis the millions that swear
His sceptre shall rule them alone!
Reverses shall brighten their zeal,
Misfortune shall hallow his name,
And the world that pursues him shall mournfully feel,
That Frenchmen will breathe, when their hearts are on fire,
Their hero has rushed to the field;
His laurels are covered with shade
But where is the spirit that never should yield,
In a moment, desertion and guile
Abandoned him up to the foe;
The dastards that flourished and grew at his smile,
And the millions that swore they would perish to save, Beheld him a fugitive, captive, and slave!
all wild in his glen,
Is nobler and better than thou;
Such perfidy blackens thy brow!
At once from thy arms would I sever;
Oh, shame to thee, land of the Gaul!
Oh, shame to thy children and thee!
A mockery that never shall die;
And, proud o'er thy ruin, for ever be hurled
UNCERTAINTY OF LIFE.
Man like a flower at morn appears,
Oft things which promise passing fair,
See pleasure with bewitching charms,
grasps-but finds it is not there; The airy phantom still he views, And still as vainly he pursues.
A better hope the Christian cheers,
Firm on a rock his hope he builds,
He looks to heaven, where every joy
Though worldly pleasures here should fail,
Yet there remains a heavenly rest
For those whom Christ the Lord has blest.
And shall the world's deceitful smile,
END OF VOLUME FIRST.
The enjoyment of poetry demands no laborious intellectual intensity. It is upon the hours of our pleasure she descends,-it is our recreation she exalts. Thus, she makes our relaxations become the most dignified moments of our existence.'
Rev. C. Wolfe.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY GEORGE A. DOUGLAS,
AND SOLD BY
CHARLES TILT, LONDON; AND W. CURRY JUN. AND COMPANY,