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HY MN to ADVERSITY.

By the Same.
AUGHTER of Jove, relentless Power,

Thou Tamer of the human ,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour

The Bad affright, afflict the Best !
Bound in thy adamantine chain
The Proud are taught to taste of pain,

And purple tyrants vainly groan
With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone.

When first thy Sire to send on earth

Virtue, his darling Child, design’d, To thee he gave the heav'nly Birth,

And bad to form her infant mind.
Stern rugged Nurse! thy rigid lore
With patience many a year she bore:

What sorrow was, thou bad'ft her know,
And from her own she learn'd to melt at others' woe.

Scared at thy frown terrific, fly

Self-pleasing Folly's idle brood,
Wild Laughter, Noise, and thoughtless Joy,

And leave us leisure to be good.
Light they disperse, and with them go
The summer Friend, the flatt'ring Foe;

By vain Prosperity received,
To her they vow their truth, and are again believed.

Wisdom

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Wisdom in fable garb array'd,

Immers’d in rapt'rous thought profound,
And Melancholy, filent maid

With leaden eye, that loves the ground,
Still on thy solemn steps attend :
Warm Charity, the gen'ral friend,

With justice to herself severe,
And Pity, dropping soft the fadly-pleasing tear.

Oh! gently on thy Suppliant's head,

Dread Goddess, lay thy chastning hand! Not in thy Gorgon terrors clad,

Nor circled with the vengeful Band (As by the Impious thou art seen) With thund'ring voice, and threat'ning mien,

With screaming Horror's funeral cry, Despair, and fell Disease, and ghaftly Poverty,

Thy form benign, oh Goddess, wear,

Thy milder influence impart, Thy philofophic Train be there To soften, not to wound

my heart, The gen'rous spark extinct revive, Teach me to love, and to forgive,

Exact my own defects to scan,
What others are to feel, and know myself a Man.

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E D U C A T I O N.

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POEM: in Two CANTOS.

Written in Imitation of the Style and Manner

OF

SPENSE R’s FAIRY QUE E N.

Inscribed to Lady LANGHAM,
Widow of Sir John LANGHAM, Bart.

By GILBERT WEST, Esq;

Unum fudium vere liberale eft, quod liberum facit. Hoc

sapientia studium eft, sublime, forte, magnanimum: cetera pufilla & puerilia sunt. —Plus fcire velle quàm fit fatis intemperantiæ genus eft. Quid, quod illa liberalium artium confe&tatio moleftos, verbosos, intempestivos, fibi placentes facit, & ideo non dicentes necessaria, quia supervacua didicerunt.

Sen. Ep. 88.

O

Goodly DISCIPLINE ! from heav'n y-sprong!

Parent of Science, queen of Arts refin'd!
To whom the Graces, and the Nine belong:
O! bid those Graces, in fair chorus join'd
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With each bright Virtue that adorns the mind!
O bid the Muses, thine harmonious train,
Who by thy aid erst humaniz'd mankind,

Inspire, direct, and moralize the strain,
That doth efiay to teach thy treasures how to gain!

And Thou, whose pious and maternal care,
The substitute of heavenly Providence,
With tenderest love my orphan life did rear,
And train me up to manly strength and sense ;
With mildest awe, and virtuous influence,
Directing my unpractis'd wayward feet
To the smooth walks of Truth and Innocence;

Where Happiness heart-felt, Contentment sweet,
Philosophy divine aye hold their bleft retreat.

Thou, most belov’d, most honour'd, most rever'd!
Accept this verse, to thy large merit due !
And blame me not, if by each tye endeard,
Of nature, gratitude, and friendship true,
The whiles this moral thesis I pursue,
And trace the plan of goodly | Nurture o'er,
I bring thy modeft virtues into view;

And proudly boast that from thy precious store, Which erst enrich'd my heart, I drew this sacred lore.

And

Nurture, Education.

And thus, I ween, thus shall I best repay The valued gifts, thy careful love bestow'd; If imitating Thee, well as I may, I labour to diffuse th' important good; 'Till this great truth by all be understood ; “ That all the pious duties which we owe, Our parents, friends, our country and our God;

“ The seeds of every virtue here below, * From Discipline alone, and early Culture grow.

CAN T O I.

ARGUMENT.
The Knight, as to PÆDîa's house

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conveys,
Is ftaid by Custom; with him fights,

And his vain pride dismays.

He his young

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Gentle KNIGHT there was, whose noble deeds

O'er Fairy Land by Fame were blazon'd round: For warlike enterprize, and fage I areeds Emong the chief alike was he renown'd;

Whence

Pædia is a Greek word, signifying Education,
| Areeds, counsels.

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