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See spicy clouds from lowly Saron rise,
the visual ray, And on the sightless eye-ball pour the day:
Ver. 29. Hark! a glad voice, &c.] Virg. Ecl. iv. ver.46.
Cara deûm soboles, magnum Jovis incrementum-
Ecl. v. ver. 62. “ Oh come und receive the mighty honours : the time draws nigh, O beloved offspring of the Gods, Ogreat encrease of Jove! The una cultivated mountains send shouts of joy to the stars, the very rocks sing in verse, the very shrubs cry out, a God, a God!"
Isaiah, ch. xl.ver. 3, 4. “ The voice of bim that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord! make straight in the de-, sert a high way for our God! Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and bill skall be made low, and the crooked shall be trade straight, and the rough places pluin." Ch.iv. ver. 23. « Break
forth into singing, ye mountains! O forest, and every tree therein for the Lord bath redeemed Israel."
POPE. Isaiah, ch. xl. ver. 3, 4. & Ch. xlii. ver. 18. ch. xxxv. ver. 5,6.
'Tis he th’ obstructed paths of sound shall clear,
60 But useless lances into scythes shall bend, And the broad faulchion in a plow-share end. Then palaces shall rise ; the joyful TM Son Shall finish what his short-liv'd Sire begun; Their vines a shadow to their race shall yield, 65 And the same hand that sow'd, shall reap the field;
n Isaiah, ch. xxv. ver. 8.
i Ch. xl. ver. II.
The swain in barren" deserts with surprise
VÆR. 67. The swain in barren deserts) Virg. Ecl. iv. ver. 28. “ Molli paulatim flavescet campus arista,
Incultisque rubens pendebit sentibus uva,
Et duræ quercus sudabunt roscida mella.” *“ The fields shall grow yellow with ripen'd ears, and the red grape shall bang upon the wild brambles, and the bard oak sball distil boney like dew."
Isaiah, ch. xxxv. ver, 7. “ The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands spring's of water : In the habitation where dragons lay, shall be grass, and reeds and rushes."-Ch. lv. ver. 13. “ Instead of
thorn shall come up the firstree, and instead of the briar sball come up the myrtle-tres.
POPE. VER. 77. The lombs with wolves, &c.] Virg. Ecl. iv. ver. 21. « Ipsæ facte domum referent distenta capella
Ubera, nec magnos metuent armenta leones
Occidet.” “The goats shall bear to the fold their ridders distended with milk : nor shall the herds be afraid of the greatest lions. The serpent shall die, and the berb that conceals poison shall die."
Isaiah, * Isaiah, ch. xxxv. ver. I. 70 Ch. xli. ver. 19. and Ch.lv. ver. 13.
The steer and lion at one crib shall meet,
95 And seeds of gold in Ophir's mountains glow. See heav'n its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day.
Isaiah, ch. xi. ver. 16, &c. “ The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together : ard a little child sball lead them.
-And the lion shall eat straw like tbe ox. And the sucking child shall play on the bole of the asp, and the weaned child sball put bis hand on the den of the cockatrice."
POPE. VER. 85. Rise, crown'd with light, imperial Salom, rise ! ) The thoughts of Isaiah, which compose the latter part of the poem, are wonderfully elevated, and much above those general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftiest parts of his Pollio. 9. Isaiah, ch. Ixv. ver. 25.
ICh. lx, ver. I. . Ch. l«. ver.4.
i Ch, Ix. ver. 3. u Ch. lx. ver. 6.
No more the rising w sun shall gild the morn,
106 But fix'd his word, his saving pow'r remains : Thy realm for ever lasts, thy own MESSIAH reigns !