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ANALYSIS OF PART I.
Tue Poem opens with a comparison between the beauty of
remote objects in a landscape, and those ideal scenes of felicity
which the imagination delights to contemplate.—The influence
of anticipation upon the other passions is next delineated. An
allusion is made to the well known fiction in Pagan tradition,
that, when all the guardian deities of mankind abandoned the
world, Hope alone was left behind. The consolations of this
passion in situations of danger and distress.—The seaman on
his midnight watch.—The soldier marching into battle.—Allu
sion to the interesting adventures of Byron.
The inspiration of Hope, as it actuates the efforts of genius,
whether in the department of science, or of taste.- Domestic