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With Hiram strove in merchandize;
That Merchant * sinking to his grave,
A flood of treasure swells the cave;
No; fit for Pindar such a theme,
beneath the weight!
If words and thoughts to court my choice
Those trade in blessing, these in pain,
With purple Monarchs, Merchants vie ;
If great to spend, what, to supply? Priests pray for blessings; Merchants pour them down.
Earth’s odours pay soft airs above,
Planets are Merchants ; take, return,
Lustre and heat; by traffick burn; The whole Creation is one vast Exchange.
XXVII. Is * Va tresfure taken from Solomon's tomb 1300 $215 after his death.
Is Merchant an inglorious name?
What say the fons of letter'd fame, Proud of their volumes, swelling in their cells?
In open life, in change of scene,
Mid various manners, throngs of men,
Well-weighs ; to starry Science soars : Reads warm in life (dead-colour'd by the pen)
The scites, tongues, interests, of the ball :
Who studies Trade, he studies all; Accomplish'd Merchants are accomplish'd Men.
STRAIN THE FOURTH.
Pindar invoked. His praise. Britain should decline
war; but boldly affert her trade. Encouraged from the throne : Britain's condition without trade, Trade's character, and surprizing deeds. Carthage. Solomon's temple. St. Paul's
church. The miser's character. The wonderful effects of trade. Why religion recommended to the merchant. What, falje joy. What, true. What religion is to the merchant. Why trade more glorious in Britons than others. How warmly, and how long, to be pursued by us. The Briton's legacy. Columbus. His praise. America described. Worlds still unknown. Queen Elizabeth. King George the Second. His glory navally represented.
How Sloth's lascivious reign control
every breast inflame with mine?
Round whom familiar thunders fly!
Thy Spirit pour, like vernal showers,
My verse shall burst out with the flowers, While Britain's trade advances with her sun.
Grasp not at bloody fame from war;
Jove gathers tempest black as night;
Jove pours the golden flood of light; Let Britain thunder, or let Britain trade..
Britain a comet, or a star,
In commerce this, or that in war,
Commerce to kindle, raise, preserve,
And spirit dart through every nerve,
To chear the glebe, and wake the flowers ;
The bird of voice is proud to sing,
Industrious bees ply every wing,
out too ; his race is run ;
A spot too small to be o’ercome;
Ah, dreadful fafety! wretched doom ! No foe will conquer what no foe can feed.
VII. Trade * The King's speech.
Trade 's all herself; hers, hers, the ball;
Trade leads the dance, Trade lights the blaze,
The courtier's pomp! the student's ease ! 'Twas Trade at Blenheim fought, and clos’d the war.
Behold it rise
Rich cordials from his naval art
Sent the strong fpirits to his heart, That bid an Afric Merchant grasp the ball.
Where is, on earth, Jehovah's home ?
Trade mark'd the soil, and built the dome, In which his Majesty first deign'd to dwell;
The walls with silver sheets o’erlaid,
Rich, as the sun, through gold unweighid,
Methinks the labouring earth should groan,
Servant and rival of the skies!
Heaven's arch alone can higher rise :
XI. Where * St. Paul's, built by the coal-tax. YOUNG.