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Oh! sacred age! Oh! times for ever lost!
High on her car, behold the grandam ride Like old Sesostris with barbaric pride; * * * a team of harness'd monarchs bend * • » « *
Against my sway her pious band stretch'd out.
Henry and Minerva. And so in the Dunciad, b. i. ver. 80:
"All these, and more, the cloud-compelling queen Beholds thro'fogs that magnify the scene." V. 25. "Awake, arise, or be for ever fallen!"
Milt. P. L. i. 330. Luke. V. 37. " Sesostris-like, such charioteers as these
May drive six harness'd monarchs if they please." Young. Love of Fame, Sat. v. "High on his car, Sesostris struck my view, Whom sceptred slaves in golden harness drew." Pope. T. of Fame. Luke. And so S. Philips. Blenheim, v. 16:
"As curst Sesostris, proud Egyptian king,
THE ALLIANCE OF EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT. A FRAGMENT.*
[SeeMason's Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 99 ; and Musae Etonenses, vol. ii. p. 152.]
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Theocritus, Id. I. 63.
As sickly plants betray a niggard earth,
* In a note to his Roman History, Gibbon says: "Instead of compiling tables of chronology and natural history, why did not Mr. Gray apply the powers of his genius to finish the philosophic poem of which he has left such an exquisite specimen 1" Vol. iii. p. 248. 4to.—Would it not have been more philosophical in Gibbon to have lamented the situation in which Gray was placed; which was not only not favourable to the cultivation of poetry, but which naturally directed his thoughts to those learned inquiries, that formed the amusement or business of all around him'!
So draw mankind in vain the vital airs,
Unform'd, unfriended, by those kindly cares, 10
That health and vigour to the soul impart, [heart:
Spread the young thought, and warm the opening
So fond instruction on the growing powers
Of nature idly lavishes her stores,
If equal justice with unclouded face i5
Smile not indulgent on the rising race,
And scatter with a free, though frugal hand,
Light golden showers of plenty o'er the land:
But tyranny has fix'd her empire there,
To check their tender hopes with chilling fear, 2o
And blast the blooming promise of the year.
This spacious animated scene survey, From where the rolling orb, that gives the day, His sable sons with nearer course surrounds To either pole, and life's remotest bounds, 2o How rude so e'er th' exterior form we find, Howe'er opinion tinge the varied mind, Alike to all, the kind, impartial heav'n
Var. V. 19. But tyranny has] Gloomy sway have. Ms. V. 21. Blooming] Vernal. Ms.
V. 9. "Vitales auras carpis," Virg. £n. i. 387. Luke. V. 14. "And lavish nature laughs and throws her stores around," Dryden. Virgil, vii. 76. Luke.
V. 21. "Destroy the promise of the youthful year,"
Pope. Vert. and Pomona, 108. Luke. V. 36. "On mutual wants, build mutual happiness."
Pope. Ep. iii. 112. V. 47. "Bellica nubes," Claudiani Laus Seren. 196.
Luke. V. 48. So Claudian calls it, Bell. Getico, 641, "Cimbrica tempestas." Pope. Hom. Od. 5, 303, "And next a
The sparks of truth and happiness has giv'n:
Say, then, through ages by what fate confin'd
wedge to drive with sweepy sway." See note on Bard, v. 75.
V. 50. So Thomson. Liberty, iv. 803: "Hence many a people, fierce with freedom, rush'd From the rude iron regions of the North To Libyan deserts, swarm protruding swarm." And Winter, 840:
"Drove martial horde on horde, with dreadful sweep Resistless rushing o'er the enfeebled South." V. 51. So Pope. Dunciad, iii. 89:
"The North by myriads pours her mighty sons."
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The blue-eyed myriads from the Baltic coast.
Var. V. 55. Heav'ns] Skies, Ms.
"The fair complexion of the blue-eyed warriors of Germany formed a singular contrast with the swarthy or olive hue, which is derived from the neighbourhood of the torrid zone." Gibbon. Rom. Hist. iii. 337. Ausonius gives them this distinguished feature: "Oculos cmrula, flava comas," De Bissula. 17. p. 341. ed. Tollii. "Carula quis stupuit Germani lamina," Juv. Sat. xiii. 164.
V. 54. "Mirantur nemora et rorantes Sole racemos." Statius. v. Plin. Nat. H. 1. xiii. c. ii. 1.
V. 56. Milton. Arcades. 32, " And ye, ye breathing roses of the wood." Luke.