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In every face let joy be seen,
E P I G R A
Written at TUNBRIDGE Wells, 1760.
HEN Churchill led his legions on,
Success still follow'd where he shone,
MAS QUE OF ALFRED: Sung by a SHEPHER DESs who has loft het
Lover in the Wars.
A Youth, adornd with every art,
To warm and win the coldest heart,
His face and shape expreft.
In moving founds he told his tale,
That wakes the flowery year.
Whom Honour made sincere.
At morn he left me-fought-and fell!
And saw the tears I shed :
No cries awake the dead !
C O N T E N T S.
C Α Ν Τ ο I. INVOCATION, addressed to Fancy. Subject
proposed; a short excursive survey of the Earth and Heavens. The poems opens with a description of the face of Nature in the different scenes of morning, funrise, noon, with a thunder-storm, evening, night, and a particular night-piece, with the character of a
friend deceased. With the return of morning Fancy continues her ex
cursion, first northward--A view of the arctic continent and the deserts of I artary-From thence southward : a general prospect of the globe, followed by another of the mid-land part of Europe, suppose Italy. A city there upon the point of being swallowed up by an earthquake: figns that usher it in : described in its causes and effects at length-Eruption of a burning mountain, happening at the same time and from the same causes, likewise described.
CANTO II, Contains, on the same plan, a survey of the solar
system, and of the fixed stars.
This poem the author's earliest performances.
Whether the writing may, in some degree, atone for the irregularity of the composition, which he confesles, and does not even attempt to excuse, is subinitted entirely to the candor of the reader.
C Α Ν Τ ο Ι. COM
OMPANION of the Musc, creative power,
Imagination ! 'at whose great command
Toyon expanse of plains, where Truth delights,
Here let me frequent roam, preventing morn, Aitentive to the cock, whose early throat,