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• Yet then, even then (th' indignant verse shall tell) 'A surer vengeance rose to whelm the foe: When hell-born Faction issu'd from her cell, And on her impious head drew half the destin'd blow.

But, hark! the loud triumphant strains declare, 'How Britain's majesty unrivall'd rose,

When all the glories of the naval war

• Beam'd round her conquering flag, and circled Anson's brows.'

Till thus the Power by Freedom's sons obey'd :
'Let blood-stain'd glory swell the tyrant's breast;
Be mine Compassion's healing wing to spread,
To sheath the wasting sword, and give the nations


Then (as the Muse enraptur'd shall display)
War's impious roar, and Faction's murmurs cease;
His gracious eye sheds lustre on the day,

• And lends the quickening beam to cheer the arts of Peace.'

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WHILST William's deeds and William's praise Each English breast with transport raise,

Each English tongue employ;

Say, Poyntz, if thy elated heart
Assume not a superior part,

A larger share of joy ?

But that thy country's high affairs
Employ thy time, demand thy cares,
You should renew your flight;
You only should this theme pursue-
Who can for William feel like you?
Or who like you can write?

Then to rehearse the Hero's praise,
To paint this sunshine of his days,
The pleasing task be mine-
To think on all thy cares o'erpaid,
To view the Hero you have made,
That pleasing part be thine.

Who first should watch, and who call forth This youthful Prince's various worth,

You had the public voice; Wisely his royal Sire consign'd' To you the culture of his mind, And England blest the choice.

You taught him to be early known
By martial deeds of courage shewn:
From this, near Mona's flood,

By his victorious Father led,

He flesh'd his maiden sword, he shed,
And prov'd th' illustrious blood.

Of Virtue's various charms you taught,
What happiness and glory fraught,
How her unshaken power

Is independent of success;
That no defeat can make it less,

No conquest make it more.

This, after Tournay's fatal day,
'Midst sorrow, cares, and dire dismay,
Brought calm, and sure relief;
He scrutiniz'd his noble heart,
Found Virtue had perform'd her part,
And peaceful slept the Chief

From thee he early learnt to feel
The Patriot's warmth for England's weal
(True Valor's noblest spring);

To vindicate her Church distrest ;
To fight for Liberty opprest;
To perish for his King.

Yet say, if in thy fondest scope
Of thought, you ever dar❜d to hope
That bounteous Heaven so soon
Would pay thy toils, reward thy care,
Consenting bend to every prayer,
And all thy wishes crown?

We saw a wretch, with trait'rous aid,

Our King's and Church's rights invade:

And thine, fair Liberty 1.

We saw thy Hero fly to war,

Beat down Rebellion, break her spear,

And set the Nation free.

Culloden's field, my glorious theme,
My rapture, vision, and my dream,
Gilds the young Hero's days:
Yet can there be one English heart

That does not give thee, Poyntz, thy part,
And own thy share of praise ?

Nor is thy fame to thee decreed

For life's short date: when William's head,

For victories to come,

The frequent laurel shall receive ;.
Chaplets for thee our sons shall weave,
And hang 'em on thy tomb.

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