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1819 Excerpt: ...Time, whate'er of mental grace, Of candour, love,
or sympathy divine, Whate'er of fancy's ray, or friendship's flame
is mine. Beattie 6. ON TRUE DIGNITY. Hail, awful scenes, that calm
the troubled breast, And woo the weary to profound repose; Can
passion's wildest uproar lay to rest, And whisper comfort to the
man of woes? Here Innocence may wander, safe from foes, And
Contemplation soar on seraph wings. O Solitude, the man who thee
foregoes, When lucre lures him, or ambition stings, . Shall never
know the source r whence real gran-deur springs. Vain man, is
grandeur given to gay attire? Then let the butterfly thy pride
upbraid: --To friends, attendants, armies, bought with hire? It is
thy weakness that requires their aid: --To palaces, with gold and
gems inlay'd? They fear the thief, and tremble in the storm: To
hosts, through carnage who to conquest wade? Behold the victor
vanquish'd by the worm Behold what deeds of wo r the locust can
perform True dignity is his, whose tranquil mind Virtue has rais'd
above the things below, Who, every hope and fear to heaven
resign'd, Shrinks not, though Fortune aims her dreadful blow:
--This strain from midst the rocks was heard to flow In solemn
sounds. Now beam'd the evening star; And from embattled clouds
emerging slow, Cynthia came riding on her silver car, And hoary
mountain-cliffs r shone faintly from afar. Beattie. THE SOLDIER S
DREAM. 3. Our bugles sang truce--for the night-cloud had lower'd,
And the sentinel stars " set their watch in the sky: And thousands
had sunk "' on the ground overpower'd, The weary to sleep, " and
the wounded to die. When reposing that night " on my pallet of
straw, By the wolf-scaring faggot ""that guarded the slain; At the
dead of the night n a sweet vision ...
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