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And naked youths and painted chiefs admire Our fpeech, our colour, and our ftrange attire! Oh ftretch thy reign, fair Peace! from shore to shore, 'Till Conquest cease, and Slav'ry be no more; 406 'Till the freed Indians in their native groves Reap their own fruits, and woo their fable loves, Peru once more a race of Kings behold,
And other Mexico's be roof'd with gold.
Exil❜d by thee from earth to deepest hell,
In brazen bonds, shall barb'rous Discord dwell;
Here cease thy flight, nor with unhallow'd lays Touch the fair fame of Albion's golden days: The thoughts of Gods let GRANVILLE's verfe recite, And bring the scenes of op'ning fate to light. My humble Muse, in unambitious strains Paints the green forefts and the flow'ry plains,
Or thofe green ifles, where headlong Titan steeps
Tempt icy feas, etc.
Quo, Mufa, tendis ? define pervicax®
Referre fermones Deorum et
Magna modis tenuare parvis.
Where Peace defcending bids her olives spring,
ODE for MUSIC
ST. CECILIA's DAY.
Efcend, ye Nine! defcend and fing;
Wake into voice each filent ftring,
And sweep the founding lyre!
In a fadly-pleafing strain
Let the warbling lute complain:
"Till the roofs all around
The fhrill echos rebound:
Ode for Mufic,] 'This is one of the most artful as well as fublime of our Poet's fmaller compofitions. The first ftanza is a description of the various tones and measures in mufic. The fecond relates their power over the feveral paffions in general. The third, their ufe in infpiring the Heroic paffions in particular. The fourth, fifth, and fixth, their power over all nature in the fable of Orpheus's expedition to hell; which fubject of illuftration arofe naturally out of the preceding mention of the Argonautic expedition, where Orpheus gives an example of the ufe of Mufic to infpire the heroic paffions. The feventh and faft concludes in praife of Mufic, and the advantages of the facred above the prophane.