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Hark! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge,
That with it's wearisome but needful length
Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon
Sees: her unwrinkled face reflected bright;
He comes, the herald of a noisy world,
With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen



News from all nations lumb'ring at his back.
True to his charge, the close pack'd load behind,
Yet careless what he brings, his one concern
Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn;
And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on.
He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch,
Cold and yet cheerful: messenger of grief
Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ;
To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy.


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Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet od boA
With tears, that trickled down the writer's cheeks
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Or charg'd with am'rous sighs of absent swains, bn A
Or nymphs responsive, equally affect
His horse and him, unconscious of them all.rslą 10
But O th' important budget ! usher'd in violent
With such heart-shaking music, who can say dodW
What are it's tidings ? have our troops awak'dral
Or do they still, as if with opium drugg'd, s. 128 1
Snore to the murmurs of th' Atlantic wave goodT
Is India free? and does she wear her plum'di in
And jewell'd turban with a smile of peade, tout et1
Or do we grind her still? The grand debates 97"}}
The popular harangue, the tart replya 4141819 1601
The logic, and the wisdom, and the wit,to 2.8--- T
And the loud laugh-I long to know them alls
I burn to set th' imprison'd wranglers free,
And give them voice and utt'rance once again. 1.18


Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, fl Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urnt il Throws

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Sweats in the crowded theatre, tand, squeez'd...",
And bords with elbow-points through both his sides,
Outscolds the ranting actor on the stage :
Nor his, whospatient stands till his feet throb,
And his head thumps, to feed upon the breath
Of patriots, bursting with heroic rage,
Or placemen, all tranquillity and smiles.
This folio of four pages, happy work!
Which not ev'n crities criticise; that holds
Inquisitive. Attention, while I read,
Fast bound in chains of silence, which the fair,
Though eloquent themselves, yet fear to break;
What is it, but a map of busy life,
It's fluctuations, and it's vast concerns ?
Here runs the mountainous and craggy ridge,
That tempts Ambition + On the summit see
The seals of office glitter in his eyes ;
He climbs, he pants, he grasps them ! At his heels,
Close at his heels, a demagogue ascends,
And with a dext'rous jerk soon twists him down,
And wins them, but to lose them in his turn.
Here rills of oily eloquence in soft
Meanders lubricate the course they take ;
The modest speaker is asham'd and griev'd,
T'engross a moment's notice; and yet begs,
Begs a propitious ear for his poor thoughts,
However trivial all that he conceives.
Sweet bashfulness! it claims at least this praise ;

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The dearth of information and good sensegja antut I That it foretells us, always comes to pass. -i fio dziw Cat'racts of declamation thunder heres jigaus 3dT There forests of no meaning spread the page, aol 25H In which all comprehension wanders lostiglo pas 912) While fields of pleasantry amuse us théręcoit've brA With merry descants on a nation's woes.ibt 900 169H The rest appears a wilderness of strange di donw yal But gay confusion ; roses for the cheeksyd.dzia boA And lilies for the brows of faded age, bas elsyst 9H Teeth for the toothless, ringlets for the bald, mor Heav'n, earth, and ocean, plunder'd of their swoetsdT Nectareous essences, Olympian dewspoijodining y54 Sermons, and city feasts, and faydrite airsgi edoja 9H Æthereal journies, submarine exploits,tt abs9qa baA And Katerfelto, with his hair on 'end -1192 ed A At his own wonders, wond'ring for his 9H

19.00 *65,772 and t.995€ A 'Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreatze I To peep at such a world ; to see the stir com 91.2 Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates t1'} At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on th’ uninjur'd ear. Thus sitting, and surveying thus at ease

** T The globe and its concerns, I seem advanc'dad ydt To some secure and more than mortal height, gari That lib’rates and exempts me from them allisudT

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It turns submitted to my view, turns round
With all it's generations ; 1 behold
Tbe tumult, and am still. The sound of war
Has lost it's terroirs ere it reaches me;
Grieves, but alarms me not. I mourn the pride
And av'rice, that make man a wolf to man;
Hear the faint echo of those brazen throats,
By which he speaks the language of his heart,
And sigb, but never tremble at the sound.
He travels and expatiates, as the bee
From flow'r to flow'r, so he from land to land;
The manners, customs, policy, of all
Pay contribution-to the store he gleans;
He sucks intelligence in ev'ry clime,
And spreads the honey of his deep research
At his return--a rich repast for nie.
He travels, and I too. I tread his deck,*
Ascend his topmast, through his peering eyes
Discover countries, with a kindred heart
Suffer his woes, and share in his escapes ;
While fancy, like the finger of a clock,
Runs: the great circuit, and is still at home.'

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O Winter, ruler of th' inverted year, Thy scatter'd hair with sleet like ashes fill'd, Thy breath congeald upon thy lips, thy cheeks - 91 Fring'd with a beard made white with other snows Than those of age, thy forebead wrapp'd in clouds,

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