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To thee, all-conscious presence! I devote
This peaceful interval of sober thought.
Here all my better faculties confine,
And be this hour of sacréd silence thine.
If by the day's illusive scenes misled,
My erning soul from virtue's path has stray'u,
Snar'd by example or by passion warm’d,
Some false delight my giddy sense has charm'd ;
My calmer thoughts the wretched choice reprove,
And my best hopes are cent'red in thy love.
Depriv'd of this can life one joy afford !
Its utmost boast a vain unmeaning word.

But, ah! how oft my lawless passions rove,
And break those awful precepts I approve !
Pursue the fatal impulse I abbor,
And violate the virtue I adore !
Oft when thy better spirit's guardian care
Warn'd my fond soul to shun the tempting snare
My stubborn will his gentle aid represt,
And check'd the rising goodness in my breas,
Mad with vain hopes, or urg'd by false desirest;
Stillid his soft voice and quench'd his sacred fires.

With grief opprest, and prostrate in the dust,
Should'st thou condemn, I own the sentence just;
But oh! thy softer titles let me claim,
And plead my cause by Mercy's gentle name,
Mercy, that wipes the penitential tear,
And dissipates the horror of despair ;
From rig’rous justice steals the vengeful hour,
Softens the dreadful attribute of power;
Disarms the wrath of an offended God,
And seals my pardon in a Saviour's blood.

All pow'rful Grace, exert thy gentle sway,
And teach my rebel passions to obey :
Lest lurking folly, with insidious art,
Regain my volatile inconstant heart.

Shall ev'ry high resolve devotion frames,
Be only lifeless sounds ard specious names ?
Oh! rather while thy hopes and fears. controal,
In this still hour, each motion of my soul,
Secure its safety by a sudden doom,
And be the soft retreat of sleep my tomb.


Calm let me slumber in that dark repose,
Till the last morn its orient beam disclose;
Then when the great Archangel's potent sound
Shall echo thro' Creation's ample round,
Wak'd from the sleep of death, with joy survey
The op'ning splendours of eternal day.

The following elegant Latin Ode was written by that ercellent Prelate and accomplished Scholar, Bishop Lowth ; and the accompanying Translation was the Production of the late Rev. . Mr. Du Ncombe of Canterbury Cathedral.


ANAP sit arti, sit studio modus,
Formosa Virgo; sit speculo quies;
Curamgue quaerendi decoris
Mitte, supervacuosque cultus.

Ut fortuitis verna coloribus
Depicta vulgó rura magis placent,
Nec invident horto nitenti
Divitias operosiores:
Lenique fons cum murmure pulchrior
Obliquat ultrô praecipitem fugain,
Inter reluctantes capillos, et
Ducit aquas temere sequentes;

Utgue inter undas, inter et arbores,

Jam vere primo dulce strepunt aves,
Et arte nullā gratiores
Ingeminant sine lege cantus:

Nativa sic te gratia, te nitor
Simplex decebit, te veneres tuæ
Nudus Cupido suspicatur-
Artifices nimis apparatus.

Ergo fluentem'tu male sedula,

Ne savā inuras semper acu comam ;
Neu sparsa ordorato nitentes
Pulvere dedecores capillos;

Quales nec olim vel Ptolomaeia

Jactabat uxor, sidereo in choro
Ut cunque devotae refulgent
Verticis exuviae decori;

Nec diva Mater, cum similem tuate

Mentita formam, et pulchrior aspici
Permisit incomtas protervis
Fusa comas agitare ventis.

NO longer seek the needless aid
Of studious art, dear lovely maid :
Vainly from side to side, forbear
To shift thy glass and braid each straggling hair-

As the gay flowers, which nature yields,
Spontaneous, on the vernal fields,
Delight the fancy more than those
Which gardens trim arrange in equal rows.

As the pure rill, whose mazy train
The prattling pebbles check in vain,
Gives native pleasures, while it leads
Its random waters winding thro’ the meads;

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Cease then, with idly-cruel care
To torture thus thy flowing hair;
O ! cease with tasteless toil, to shed
A cloud of scented dust around thy head.

Not Berenice's locks could boast
A grace like thine; among the host
Of stars, tho' radiant now they rise,
And add new lustre to the spangled skies.

Nor Venus *, when her charms divine,
Improving in a form like thine,
She gave her tresses unconfin'd, -
To wave around her neck, and wanton in the wind.

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Virginis os habitumque gerens, et virginis arma—Spartane,—
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Venatrix, dederataue comam diffundere ventis:
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