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RECIT A TIV E.

Foremost and leaning from her golden cloud

The venerable Margaret see !
Welcome, my noble fon, (she cries aloud)

“ To this thy kindred train, and me :
“ Pleas'd in thy lineaments, we trace
“ A Tudor's fire *,

a Beaufort'st

grace.

AIR.

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.

66 LO,

+ 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

lay.

GRAND

GRAND CHORUS

" Thro' the wild waves as they roar,

“ With watchful eye and dauntless mien
« Thy steady course of honour keep,
“ Nor fear the rocks, nor seek the shore :
" The ftar of Brunswick smiles serene,

And gilds the horrors of the deep."

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Mr. Gray left the following beautiful lyric

fragment unfinished at his decease. The supplementary lines, distinguished by Italic character, have been since added by the Rev. Mr. Mason.

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