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1807 Excerpt: ...destruction haste, L ke Hiring tapers bright'ning
as they waste; cen Opuienc?, her grandeur to maintain, Lead strrn
Depopulation h her train, And, over sields where scitt-er'd hamlets
rose, It barren solitary pomp repose? Jriave we not se.ea at
pleasure's lordly call, The smiling long frequented village fall;
Beheld the duteous son, the sire decay'd, The modest matron, and
the blushing maid, Fcrc'd from their homes, a melancholy train, To
traverse climes beyond the western main; Where wild Oswego spreads
her swamps around, And Niagara stuns with thund'ring found? Ev'n
now, perhaps, as there some pilgrim strays Thro' tangled forest,
and through dangerous ways; Where beasts with man divided empire
claim, And the brown Indian takes a deadly aim; There, while above
the giddy tempest flies, And all around distressful yells arise,
The pensive exile, bending with his woe, To stop too searful, and
too faint to go, Casts a fond look where England's glories striae,
And bids his bosom sympathize with mine. Vain, very vain my weary
search to sind That bliss which only centers m the mind: Why have I
stray'd from pleasure and repose, To seek a good each government
bestows? Iti every government, though terrors reign, Though tyrant
kings or tyrants laws restrain, How small, of all that human hearts
endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure f Still.to
ourselves in every place consign' , Our own selicity we make or
sind; With secret course, which no loud storms annoy: Glides the
smooth current of domestic joy. The lifted axe, the agonizing
wheel, Luke's iron crown, and Damien's bed os steel, To men remote
from power but rarely known, Leave reason, faith and conscience all
our own. The DESERTED VILLAGE--A POEM. 'By Dr. CoWsroitir. SwEET
Aujsurn, loveliest ville...
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