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I see, I fee, where two fair cities bend
Their ample bow, a new Whitehall afcend !
There mighty Nations shall enquire their doom,
The World's great Oracle in times to come ; 380
There Kings shall fue, and suppliant States be seen
Once more to bend before a British QUEEN.
Thy trees, fair Windsor! now shall leave their

woods,
And half thy forests rush into thy floods,
Bear Britain's thunder, and her Cross display, 385
To the bright regions of the rising day;
Tempt icy seas, where scarce the waters roll,
Where clearer flames glow round the frozen Pole;

VARIATIONS.
VER. 383, etc. were originally thus,

Now shall our feets the bloody Cross display
To the rich regions of the rising day,
Or those green illes, where headlong Titan steeps
His hissing axle in th' Atlantic deeps :
Tempt icy seas, etc. P.

NOTES. Ver. 388. Where clearer flames glow round the frozen Pole.] The Poet is here recommending the advantages of commerce, and therefore the extremities of heat and cold are not represented in a forbidding manner : as again,

Or under southern skies exalt their fails,

Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales. But in the Dunciad, where the mischief of Dulness is described, they are painted in all their inclemencies,

See round the Poles, where keener spangles shine,
Where spices smoke beneath the burning line.

Or under southern skies exalt their fails,
Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales ! 390
For me the balm shall bleed, and amber flow,
The coral redden, and the ruby glow,
The pearly shell its lucid globe infold,
And Phæbus warm the rip’ning ore to gold. 394
The time shall come, when free as seas or wind
Unbounded Thames shall flow for all mankind,
Whole nations enter with each swelling tide,
And seas but join the regions they divide;
Earth’s distant ends our glory shall behold,
And the new worldlaunch forth to seek theold.400
Then ships of uncouth form shall stem the tide,
And feather'd people croud my wealthy'fide,
And naked youths and painted chiefs admire
Our speech, our colour, and our strange attire !
Oh stretch thy reign, fair Peace! from shore to

shore, ”Till Conquest cease, and Slav'ry be no more; 406 'Till the freed Indians in their native

groves Reap their own fruits, and woo their sable loves,

NOTES.

VER. 396. Unbounded Thames, etc.) A wish that London may be made a FREE PORT. P.

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Peru once more a race of Kings behold,
And other Mexico's be roof'd with gold. 410
Exild by thee from earth to deepest hell,
In brazen bonds, shall barb'rous Discord dwell:
Gigantic Pride, pale Terror, gloomy Care,
And mad Ambition shall attend her there :
Therepurple Vengeance bath'din goreretires, 415
Her weapons blunted, and extinct her fires :
There hated Envy her own snakes shall feel,
And Persecution mourn her broken wheel :
There Faction roar, Rebellion bite her chain,
And gasping Furies thirst for blood in vain., 420

Here cease thy flight, nor with unhallow'd lays
Touch the fair fame of Albion's golden days :
The thoughts of Gods let GRANVILLE's verse

recite,
And bring the scenes of op’ning fate to light.
My humble Muse, in unambitious strains, 425
Paints the green forests and the flow'ry plains,

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IMITATION S.
VER. 421.

Quo, Musa, tendis ? define pervicax
Referre fermones Deorum et

Magna modis tenuare parvis.
Vol. I.

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Where Peace descending bids her olive spring,
And scatters blessings from her dove-like wing,
Ev'n I more sweetly pass mỹ carelefs days,
Pleas’d in the filent shade with empty praife; 430
Enough for me, that to the liftning swains
First in these fields I sung the fylvan strains,

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