Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry, Vol. 16 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry, Vol. 16
Soon as that hydra, Faction, rose, She saw, and stagger'd at his dazzling shine, Nor durst her multiplying heads oppose To virtue so divine. For William, if his counsel fails, Shakes but his thunder, and prevails. If on the Gallic, or the Northern shore, From oaken walls his cannons roar; He frights the bold, presumptuous crew, As ancient Jove is said to do, When he hurl'd Typhon from th' affected skies To bellow under Aetna, where, Bruis'd with the marks of heavenly wrath, he fries In rolling sulphur, and whene'er He shifts his brawny side below, Above he shakes th' eternal snow, Still eager to renew his ancient war, Still to retort new mountains at the Thunderer. In vain he tosses fire, in vain He bites his adamantine chain, Struggles with Heaven's decree, and everlasting pain Just penance! For the wretch who dare War against the Gods declare. Though to the vulgar this a fable seem, Or some poetic, idle dream; Dorset, sagacious Halifax, and those To whom the Muse her secrets does betray, Whom she instructs in her mysterious way, This dark enigma can disclose.
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