It is not from his form, in which we trace
Strength joined with beauty, dignity with grace,
That man, the master of this globe, derives
His right of empire over all that lives.
That form indeed, the associate of a mind
Vaft in its powers, ethereal in its kind,
That form, the labour of almighty skill,
Framed for the service of a free-born will,
Aflerts precedence, and befpeaks control,
But borrows all its grandeur from the foul.
Hers is the state, the splendour, and the throne
An intellectual kingdom, all her own.
For her the memory fills her ample page
With truths poured down from every diftant age;