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RECIT A TIV E.
Foremost and leaning from her golden cloud
The venerable Margaret see !
“ To this thy kindred train, and me :
Thy liberal heart, thy judging eye, " The flower unheeded shall descry,
And bid it round heaven's altars shed
" The fragrance of its blushing head :
“ Shall raise from earth the latent gem
“ To glitter on the diadem.
+ The bloods of the Stuarts and of the Tudors were united by the marriage of a King of Scotland to a daughter of Henry VII.
I The father of the last named King, married the daughter of Beaufort Duke of Somerset.
RECITAT I V E.
Lo, Granta waits to lead her blooming band,
“ Not obvious, not obtrusive, she “ No vulgar praise, no venal incense flings; " Nor dares with courtly tongue refin'd “ Profane thy inborn royalty of mind :
" She reveres herself and thee.
“ With modeft pride to grace thy youthful brow “ The laureate wreath that Cecil wore she brings, " And to thy juft, thy gentle hand
Submits the fasces of her sway; • While spirits blest above, and men below,
Join, with glad voice, the loud fymphonious
" Thro' the wild waves as they roar,
“ With watchful eye and dauntless mien
And gilds the horrors of the deep."