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The rocks and hollow mountains rung
I'm pleased, and yet I'm sad.
In sceptred pall come sweeping by,
By Philip's warlike son;
Good-night to Marmion.
1.-Why all this toil for triumpbs of an hour ? 2.-Life's a short summer, man a flower. 3. By turns we catch the vital breath and die4.--The cradle and the tomb, alas ! so nigh. 5.-To be is better far than not to be, 6. Though all man's life may seem a tragedy. 7.—But light cares speak when mighty griefs are dumb; 8.-The bottom is but shallow whence they come. 9.-Your fate is but the common fate of all, 10.-Unmingled joys, here, to no man befall. 11.–Nature to each allots his proper sphere, 12.–Fortune makes folly her peculiar care. 13.-Custom does not often reason overrule 14.-And throw a cruel sunshine on a fool. 15.—Live well, how long or short permit, to heaven ; 16.—They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven. 17.-Sin may be clasped so close we cannot see its face 18.–Vile intercourse where virtue has not place. 19.—Then keep each passion down, however dear, 20.-Thou pendulum, betwixt a smile and tear; 21.-Her sensual snares let faithless pleasure lay, 22.-With craft and skill, to ruin and betray. 23.--Soar not too high to fall, bnt stop to rise ; 24.–We masters grow of all that we despise. 25.-Oh then renounce that impious self-esteem ; 26.-Riches have wings and grandeur is a dream. 27.-Think not ambition wise, because 'tis brave, 28.—The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
29.-What is ambition ? 'Tis a glorious cheat,
1. Young. 2. Dr. Johnson. 3. Pope. 4. Prior. 5. Sewell. 6. Spenser. 7. Daniel. 8. Sir Walter Raleigh. 9. Longfellow. 10. South well. 11. Congreve. 12. Churchill, 13. Rochester, 14. Armstrong, 15. Milton. 16. Baily. 17. Trench. 18. Somerville. 19. Thompsun. 20. Byron. 21. Smollet. 22. Crabbe. 23. Marsinger. 24. Crowley. 25. Beattie. 26. Cowper. 27. Sir Walter Davenant. 28. Grey. 29. Willis. 30. Addi
31. Dryden. 32. Francis Quarles. 33. Watkins. 34. Herrick. 35. William Mason. 36. Hill. 37. Dana. 38. Shakespeare.
CENTO FROM POPE.
'Tis education forms the common mind;
Moral Essays. A mighty maze! but not without a plan.
Essay on Мап. Ask of the learned the way? The learned aro blind;
The proper study of mankind is man. A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Essay on Criticism. Some have at first for wits, then poets passedSee from each clime the learned their incense bring,
For rising merit will buoy up at last. Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise.
Essay on Man.
. Virtue alone is happiness below; Honor and shame from no condition rise,
And all our knowledge is ourselves to know. Who shall decide when doctors disagree?
Moral Essay. One truth is clear, whatover is, is right.
Essay on Man. Sinco men interpret texts, why should not we January and May.
Read them by day and meditato by night? Essay on Criticism,
Cling to the Mighty One,
Cling in thy grief;
He gives relief;
Ps. lxxxix. 19.
Cling to the Oracious One,
Cling in thy pain;
He will sustain.
Cling in thy woe;
Through all below:
He speaketh peace;
Anguish shall cease. Cling to the Bleeding One,
Cling to lis side;
In Him abide;
Hope shall arise;
Joy lights thine eyes.
Ps. cxvi. 6.
1 John i. 7.
THE RETURN OF ISRAEL. I will surely gather the remnant of Israel.-Micah ii. 12.
Add the Temple again shall be built,
And filled as it was of yore;
And the nations all adore;
Morning and ere shall rise,
Shall be the sacrifice.-FESTUS.
Micah v. 8. Where Jacob's scattered sons are driven, Jer. xxiii. 8. With longing eyes and lifted hands,
Lam. i. 17. They wait Messiah's sign from heaven. Matth. xxiv. 30 The cup of fury they have quaffed,
Isa. li. 17. Till fainted like a weary flock;
Isa. li. 20. But Heaven will soon withdraw the draught, Isa. li. 22.
And give them waters from the rock. Exod. xvii. 6. What though their bodies, as the ground, Isa. li. 23.
Th’ Assyrian long bas trodden o'er ! Isa. lii. 4. Zion, a captive daughter bound,
188. lii. 2. Shall rise to know her wrong no more.
Isa. liv. 3, 4.
2 Cor. iii. 16.
Isa. liv. 12.
18a. xxiv, 23.
The veil is passing from her eyes,
The King of Nations sho shall sco;
Thy ransomed sons return to thee!
When, like tho jewels of a bride,
Shall clothe thy bills on every side!
Shall shino the throno of David's Son;
Where first its glorious course begun.
Shall to thy gates with praise repair;
And clustered fruits its vineyard bear.
Earth's fruitful vales, without a thorn:
And nations in a day be born.
Zion! thy cheerful songs employ!
And shout, ye ransomed race, for joy!
Isa. Is. 14.
Isa. li. 3.
Isa. lii. 10.
"A TREATISE OF WINE."
The following specimen of macaronic verse, from the com. monplace book of Richard Hilles, who died in 1535, is probably the best of its kind extant. The scriptural allusions and the large intermixture of Latin evidently point to the refectory of some genial monastery as its source :
The best tree if ye take intent,
Inter ligna fructifera,
Dulcia ferens pondera