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The great, the gay, shall they partake
And wilt thou quit the stream
To be a guest with them?':
For thee I panted, thee I priz'd,
For thee I gladly sacrific'd
And mail I see thee start away,
And, helpless, hopeless, hear thee fay-
Weak and irresolute is man;
The purpose of to-day, Woven with pains into his plan,
To-morrow rends away.
The bow well bent, and smart the spring,
Vice seems already (lain;
And it revives again.
Some foe to his upright intent
Finds out his weaker part;
But pleasure wins his heart:.
'Tis here the folly of the wise
And% while his tongue the charge denies,
Bound on a voyage of awful length
And dangers little known,
Man vainly trusts his own..
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast,
Or all the toil is lost.
THE MODERN PATRIOT.
Rebellion is my theme all day;
I only wish 'twould come
A little nearer home.
Yon roaring boys, who rave and fight
On t'other side th' adantic,
But most so when most frantic.
When lawless mobs insult the court,
That man shall be my toast,
Who bravely breaks the most.
But oh! for him my fancy culls
Who constitutionally pulls
Such civil broils are my delight;
Tho' some folks can't endure 'em, Who fay the mob are mad outright,
And that a rope must cure 'em.
A rope! I wish we patriots had
Such strings for all who need 'em—
What! hang a man for going mad?
ON OBSERVING SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE RECORDED IN THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
Oh, fond attempt to give a deathless lot To names ignoble, born to be forgot!
In vain, recorded in historic page,
So when a child, as playful children use,
OF AN ADJUDGED CASE, NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OF THE BOOKS.
Between Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose—
The point in, dispute was, as all the world knows,