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

Thy form benign, oh Goddess, wear,

Thy milder influence im part, Thy philofophic Train be there,

To soften, not to wound the heart, The gen’rçus 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.

THE

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PROGRESS of POESY.

A PINDARICODE,

Φωναντα συνετοίσιν' ές
Δε το σαν ερμηνέων χατίζει.

PINDAR, Olymp. II.

ADVERTISEMENT. When the Author firft published this and

the following Ode, he was advised, even by his Friends, to subjoin fome few explanatory Notes; but he had too much respect for the understanding of his Readers to take that liberty.

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* AWAKE, Æolian Tyre, awake,

And give to rapture all thy trembling

strings.
From Helicon's harmonious springs
A thousand rills their mazy progress take:

The

* Awake, up my glory : awake, Jute and harp.

David's Pfalms.
Pindar ftyles his own poetry with its musical accoma
panyments,
Αίοληίς μολπή, Αιόλιδες χορδαί, Αιολίδων πνοαι αυλών.

Æolian Song,
Æolian strings, the breath of the Æolian flute.
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The laughing flow'rs, that round them blow,
Drink life and fragrance as they flow.
Now the rich stream of music winds along,
Deep, majestic, smooth, and strong,
Thro' verdant vales, and Ceres' golden reign ;
Now rolling down the steep amain,
Headlong, impetuous, fee it pour :
The rocks, and nodding groves rebellow to the

roar.

Oh!

The subject and fimile, as usual with Pindar, are united. The various sources of poetry, which gives life and luftre to all it touches, are here described ; its quiet majestic progress enriching every subject (otherwise dry and barren) with a pomp of diftion and luxuriant liarmony of numbers ; and its more rapid and irresistible course, when swoln and hurried away by the conflict of tumultuous paffrons.

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