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quences / 7 of a thousand | errors, | 7 continues | still to | blunder, | | 7 and whose | age 7 | 7 has | only | added | obstinacy | 7 to stu | pidity, / 7 is surely the object 1.7 of either ab | horrence | 7 or con | tempt; 7 | 17 and de serves not | 7 that his

| grey 7 | head 7 17 should se , cure him from | insults. || | Much | more 7 1 7 is he to be ab | horred

| who, 7 | as he has ad I vanced in | age, 7 | 7 has re | ceded from | virtue, | 7 and be | comes more | wicked | 7 with less temp | tation: 117 who prostitutes him | self for | money | 7 which he | cannot en

Ijoy, 7 1 7 and spends the remains of his life 7 : 1 7 in the ruin of his / country. || |

7 But / youth 7 | 7 is not my | only | crime. 19 | | I have been accused | 7 of | acting a the | atrical | part. 7111

7 A the atrical | part, 7 ) may 7 | either im | ply og | some pe culi | arities of gesture, | 7 or a | dissimu | lation of my | real / sentiments, | 7 and an a | doption of the opinions and language | 7 of an other | man. 9111

7 In the I first 7 | sense, 7 1 7 the charge is | too 7 | trifling | 7 to be con | futed; | | 7 and de / serves

| only to be mentioned || 7 that it may be del spised. || | I am at | liberty 1 7 (like | every | other | man) 717 to use my | own 7 | language: 17 and | tho' I | Inày 7 1 7 per | haps, 7 | 7 have some 71 7 am | bition, | yet to please 7 | this 7 | gentleman, | I shall not I lay myself | 7 under / any re |

straint, 7 1 7 or | very | 7 so | licitously | copy his 7 | diction, | 7 or his 7 | mein; 7 1 7 how | ever | 7 ma | tured by | age, 7 | 7 or | modelled by ex perience. || 17 If | any man | shall, 7 1 7 by | charging me 7 with the | atrical be | haviour, 1 7 imply 7 1 7 that I | utter | any | sentiments | but my own, 717 I shall | treat 7 | him 7 | as a ca | lumniator | 7 and a | villain: 1 | nor shall | any pro | tection | shelter him | 7 from the treatment | 7 which he de serves. 711171 shall, 7 | 7 on such an oc | casion, | 7 with | out 7 | scruple | trample upon | all 7

| those 7 | forms 7 | with which | wealth and | dignity | 7 en | trench themselves; | | nor shall | any thing | but 7 | age 7 | 7 re | strain my re | sentment:

I age, | 7 which | always | brings 7 | one 7 | privilege ; | | that 7 | 7 of being | insolent | 7 and super | cilious | 7 wit | hout 7 | punishment. 11

But with re , gard to | those | whom I have of| fended, | I am of o | pinion | 7 that | if I had | acted a | borrowed | part, 7 | I should have a / voided their

| censure. ||17 The heat that of | fended them | 7 is the | ardour of con | viction, | 7 and that | zeal for the service of my country, | 7 which neither | bope, 7 | 7 nor | fear, 7 1 7 shall | influence me 1 7 to sup | press. 7||17 || will not sit / uncon | cerned 7 | while my | liberty | 7 is in | vaded ; | 7 nor look in | silence | 7 upon | public | robbery. |||I will ex | ert my en deavours / 7 (at what |

ever hazard) 1 7 to re | pel the ag | gressor, | 7 and | drag the | thief to justice, | | what 7 | power / so 7 | ey

er 17 may pro | tect the / villany, | 7 and I who 1 ever | 7. may par , take 7 1 7 of the plunder. !!!

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7 When | Music! I heavenly I maid! 7| 7 was

young, 711 7 Ere yet 7 | 7 in early | Greece, 7 | 7 she / sung,

711 7 The | Passions | oft 7 | 7 to 1 hear her | shell, 7

Il Throng’d a | round her | magic | cell; 7 ||| 7 Ex / ulting | | trembling | | raging ! | faint

ing, 7 Pos | sess'd | 7 be | yond the Muse's | painting :

Ill
7 By | turns 7| 7 they | felt the / glowing | mind 7 |
7 Dis | turb'd 7 | 7 de | lighted || rais’d 7.11 7 re-

| fined; 7||
1 7 Till | once, 717 'tis | said, 7 1 7 when all

were | fired, 71
| Fill'd with | fury | | rapt 7 17 in | spired! 7

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From the sup | porting | myrtles | round, 7 |
7 They | snatch'd her | instruments of sound; 71

Il
And (as they | oft 7 | 7 had heard a part, 7 | |

| Sweet | lessons | 7 of her | forceful art) 7 |

| Each, 717 (for | madness / rul'd the | hour)

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7 Would | prove his own 7 17 ex | pressive | pow'r.

III First 7 | Fear 71 17 his hand, 7 1 7 its | skill to

I try, 7 | 7 A | mid the chords 7 1 7 be | wilder'd | laid, 7 | 7 And | back re / coild 7 | 7 he knew not | why ? | Even at the sound 7 1 7 himself 7 | 7 had | made.

7111 Next 7 Anger | rush'd; 717 his eyes on fire,

71 7 In | lightnings own'd his secret | stings:711 7 With one 7 | rude 7 | clash, 7 | 7 he struck the

| lyre, 711 7 And | swept, with | hurried | hand 717 the /

strings. 7111 7 With I woeful | measures | wan Des 1 pair 9 | | Low 7 | sullen | sounds 717 his grief be

guiled: 711 7 A solemn strange 7 | 7 and mingled | air: 7

ui 7 Twas sad 7 | 7 by | fits 7 | 7 by | starts 7 | 7twas

| wild. 7 111 7 But | thou 7 | 07 | Hope! 7 1 7 with eyes 7 |

so 7 | fair, 7 | | What was thy de | lighted | measure? || Still it , whisper'd | promis’d | pleasure, / 7 And | bade the lovely / scenes 7 | 7 at | distance

| | hail ! 7||

Still would her | touch 7 | 7 the strain pro | long;

ny 11 And from the rocks, 7 | 7 the / wood, 7 1 7 the |

vale, 7 | 7 She call'd on | Echo | still 7 | 7 through | all her

| song; 7 7 And | where her | sweetest | theme, 7 1 7 she |

chose, 7 | 7 A | soft res ' ponsive | voice, 717 was heard | 7

at | every | close; 7|| 7 And | Hope, 717 en chanted, | | smild 7 17

and wav'd her | golden | hair. 7||| 17 And | longer | 7 had she / sung 71 | but, 717

with a frown, 7 | 7 Re | venge, 7 | 7 im | patient | rose: 7|| 7 He | threw his | blood 7 | stain’d 7 | sword, 7 17

in | thunder | down; 7 |

And with a | withering I look, 7|| 7 The war de nouncing | trumpet | took, 7 | y And blew a | blast 7 | so 7 | loud and dread,

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7 Were , ne'er pro | phetic | sounds 7 | so 7 | full

of | wo ! 71 1 7 And, | ever and a | non, 7 1 7 he | beat 7 | 7 The doubling | drum, 7| 7 with | furious | heat:

71 in And tho' mq | some 7 | times, 7 | 7 each | dreary |

pause be | tween, 7 | 7 De Ijected | Pity, 1 7 at his / side, 7 | | 7 Her | soul-sub | duing | voice 7 1 7 ap ply'd, 7 |

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