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His

dropping down on either side

mighty plumes in yielding pride, O'er his bent visage and his orbs of flame Dark shadows pour in thrilling dream; Whelm'd in the’impetuous stream of sound, He lifts his arching back and drops in sleep profound.

STROPHE IL.

Wisdom and the melting Muse Together mingle a resistless charm; * The lord of battle drops his arm, And heav'nly souls their loftier fancies lose. he has omitted one beautiful phrase, βλεφαρων αδο κλαίσρον, πλhich the attentive West has but poorly translated, if I remember right; But they, from whom immortal Jove Has turn'd his radiant smiles of love, Whether in earth or Ocean's dark profound Hear Discord shriek in ev'ry sound. Such he it, the Gods' relentless foe, Fills the Tartarean gulph with howls of maddning woe.

While gentle sleep his closing eyelid seals; besides the entire omission of that majestic description of the posture of the royal bird while dropping to slumber,

6 de xywoOWY υγρον νωτον αιωρεί, ,

&c. yet I cannot but think, that Pindar is not a little indebted to his imitator for the translation of his κελαινω πιν δ' επι οι νεφελαν &c. which our Bard has thus rendered;

Quench'd in dark clouds of slumber lie
The terror of his beak and lightnings of his eye.

* Kai gap Blac
σας Αρης, τραχειαν ανεοθε λιπων
εγχεων ακμαν, ιαινει καρδιαν

Horari
Bray has numbered this also among the powers of harmony;

On Thracia's hills the lord of War
Has curb'd the fury of his car,
And dropp'd his thirsty lance at thy command.

ANTISTROPHE II.

Fierce with hundred-handed strength,
And raging with a hundred mouths of pain,
He, loud and irefully insane,
Dashes with chains of fire his mighty length.
To him of old Cilicia's cave
A refuge for existence gave.
Now Cuma, wild with circling Ocean's roar,
And hot Sicilia's angry shore,
And Ætna's column, lord of air,
Weigh on his shaggy breast pond'rous and huge despair.

STROPHE III.

Where the beams of day expire,
From darkling caves big with horrendous shade,
Fierce hissing o'er it's gleaming head
Spout flames of wild intolerable fire.
Mingling the rolling smoke with gold
The blazing sulph'rous sheets unfold;

* Horace seems to ascribe to music a very different effect on wicked minds,

Vide Od. II. Lib. 3.

+ Typhæus.

Arid oft the volvent flames sublimely bright,
Breaking the dread repose of night,
Deep in the wave with wildest crash
Torn from th' ardurous rock the fearful splinters dash,

ANTISTROPHE III.
Lifting short his painful head
The huge Vulcanian Monster hurls on high
Tremendous whirlpools to the sky;
When bleeding on the flint's sharp rugged bed,
And bowling underneath his woods
An echo to the sulph'rous floods,
He clothes the purple rock with clotted gore.
Deep listning to his fearful roar
TH'Etnëan Genius lifts his awful

eyc, And shakes the rocky steep, and thunders thro' the

sky.

EPIGRAM. When the Devil engaged with Job's patience in battle,

Tooth and nail'strove to weary him out of his life, He robb'd him of children, slaves, houses, and cattle;

But; mark me he ne'er thought of taking his wife.

But Heaven, at length, Job's forbearance rewards;

At length double wealth, dotible honour arrives ; Heaven doubles his children, slaves, houses, and herds man But we don't hear a word of a couple of wires.

S.W. I.

VOL. VI.

RETROSPECTION,

Movemur, nescio quo pacto, ipsis locis, quibus, quorum admin samur, adsunt vestigia.

Cicino.

STROPHE I.

O! that to yonder sphere of light,

That scorns the mountain's crested height, Where never eagle dipt her plume in gold,

Upborne on wings of rapture I might soar, The world beneath with tranceful gaze behold, Then close my eyes in night, and see no more!

So might I from those frozen snows,

Where Norway's son's disdain repose,
So where with blood-shot eye, and tusked mouth,
Laps the fierce boar the billows of the South,

With panting soul, and orbs that mock at space, Each deedful scene of carth, that l'ame has stampt,

retrace!

ANTISTROPHE I.

Yet whither, whither shall I turn

The ardour of my longing eyes,
Yonder, where Lybian deserts burn,

Or there, whcre Alpine ramparts rise

Or where, of kingly floods supreme,
Nile rolls his many-mouthed m;

Or Scylla holds, with savage sway,

Its wild, unvoyageable way:
Or where in reason's spite, in pomp of pride,

The angry Persian lashed the rebel tide,
Or Macedonia's haughty conqueror hurld
The lightnings of his spear o'er the wide-wond'ring

world

EPODE I.

But where that mighty dome,

That swept the southern sky,
With shadowy frown o'er Tiber's darkling food?

Low in the dust its glories lie!
Is this then all thy boasted grandeur, Rome?
For this was half a globe immerg'd in blood ?
For this did Brutus from pollution start,
And Cato sheath the dagger in his heart?
Ah! self-devour'd, self-murther’d, self-betray'd,
Smeard with the wounds thy own misdeeds have made,

The warning voice has gone in vain
Thy silken sons, a dastard train,
In Pleasure's lap supinely lie

And quaff the cup of revelry!
Offspring of Scorn, from night to morn,

Your curst carousals madly keep,
In soft repose your eyelids close,

Hereafter they shall wake to weep:
E'en now, e'en now from yonder Northern shores
The hordes of Carnage rush, and hungry Vengeance
roars!

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