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Those finewy arms that tugg’d the barge,
If they that watch'd the midnight ftar
Had swung behind the rolling car,
Abundance is the miser's doom;
Which, passing numerous hands, would shine ;
Is not a man, but living mine,
Make earth well worth the wise man's care ;
Can make one house of human race;
Can bid the distant poles embrace;
With bounty feeds, with laurel courts ;
Enacts those guards of gain, the laws;
Exalts ev'n Freedom's glorious cause.Trade ! warn’d by Tyre, O make Religion thine !
Why is heaven's smile, in wealth, convey'd !
Pleasure declin'd, is luxury,
Boundless in time and in degree :
That jars on nature's trembling string,
True joy, the sunshine of the soul,
A bright serene that calms the whole;
To grow as richmas angels are ;
The mighty stake secure, beyond
The strongest tie of field, or fund:
Or India's mines will make thee poor :
Sea-sovereign isle ! proud war decline,
Trade patronize! what glory thine, Ardent to bless, who couldft fubdue mankind !
By day, by night; the stars are thine,
age to age, the noble glow,
With toil, blood, treasure, ages won ;
Let Forbishers, let Raleighs fire !
O let Columbus' Made inspire !
For thee to find, than heaven to frame
An universe! her rivers, seas !
Her fruits, both men and gods to please! Heaven's fairest birth! and, but for thee, in vain!
Call wonders forth from nature's lap;
O noble search ! O glorious care !
ye not Britons ? why despair ? New worlds are due to such a godlike fire. 5
That Trade, as long as waters roll-
By great Eliza do not swear ;
For thee, O George! the gods declare,
Full be thy fame, as swelling sails,
Thy juflice, an unerring belm
To steer Britannia's fickle realm ;
STRA IN THE FIFTH.
What is the bound of Britain's power. Beyond that
of the most famed in history. The sign Lyra. What the constellations are. Argo. The whale. The dolphin.
Eridanus. The lion. Libra. Virgo.
Berenice. The British ladies censured. The moon.
What the sea is. Apostrophe to the Einperor. The Spanish armada. How Britain Tould speak her resentment. What gives power, What navies do in war. The Tartar. Mogul. Africà. China. Who master of the world. Wbat the history of the world'is. The genealogy of glory. Mistakes about it. Peace the merchant's harvest. Ships of divine origin. Merchants ambassadors. The Briton's voyage. Praise the food of glory. Britain's record.
(Of rising thought O golden mine!) Mountains, Alps, freams, gulphs, oceans, fet no bound;
She fallies till the strikes the star;
Expanding wide, and launching far
Of Jove, who burst from Macedon,
Then, when they call'd the world their own,
Not equal fame from fable shone :