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And distant warblings lessen on my ear
Raised by thy breath, has quenched the orb of day?
And warms the nations with redoubled ray.
The different doom our Fates assign.
To triumph, and to die, are mine."
“Hence, avaunt ('tis holy ground),
Comus?, and his midnight crew,
And dreaming Sloth of pallid hue,
From yonder realms of empyréan day
There sit the sainted sage, the bard divine,
Though every unborn age and undiscovered clime.
1 This ode was performed in the Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, chanSenate House at Cambridge, July 1. cellor of the university. 1769, at the installation of Henry % The god of mirth and joy.
Yet hither oft a glance from high
Meek Newton's self bends from his state sublime,
Ye brown o’er-arching groves,
Oft at the blush of dawn
But, hark! the portals sound, and pacing forth
With solemn steps and slow,
And mitred fathers in long order go:
And Anjou's heroine 6, and paler Rose ?,
The rival of her crown and of her woes,
That broke the bonds of Rome.
Save Charity, that glows beyond the tomb),
1 The river Cam.
a tournament on the day of his mar2 The moon.
riage. She founded Pembroke Hall. 3 Edward III. added the fleur-de- 5 The Countess of Clare. She foundlys to the arms of England. He ed Clare Hall. founded Trinity College.
6 Margaret of Anjou. 4 The Countess of Pembroke, daugh
7 Elizabeth Wydville, queen of ter of Guy de Chatillon, Comte de Edward IV. St. Paul. 'Her husband was slain at 8 Henry VI. and Henry VIII.
All that on Granta's 1 fruitful plain
And bade these awful fanes and turrets rise, To hail their Fitzroy's festal morning come; And thus they speak, in soft accord,
The liquid language of the skies.
“ What is grandeur, what is power?
Heavier toil, superior pain.
What the bright reward we gain?
The bee's collected treasure's sweet,
Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet The still small voice of Gratitude.”
Foremost and leaning from her golden cloud
The venerable Margaret see !2
“ Lo, Granta waits to lead her blooming band,
Not obvious, not obtrusive, she
1 The ancient name of the river 3 The Countess was a Beaufort, Cam, which is still retained above and married to a Tudor. The Duke Cambridge.
of Grafton claimed descent from both 2 Margaret Beaufort, Countess of these families. Richmond and Derby; the mother of Henry VII.
She reveres herself and thee. With modest pride, to grace thy youthful brow, The laureate wreath that Cecil wore', she brings, And to thy just, thy gentle hand Submits the fasces 2 of her sway, Whilst spirits blest above, and men below, Join with glad voice the loud symphonious lay.
Through the wild waves as they roar
With watchful eye and dauntless mien
The Star of Brunswick smiles serene,
THE DESCENT OF ODIN.
FROM THE NORSE TONGUE.
Uprose the King of Men with speed,
1 Cecil, Lord Burleigh, was chan- an axe (securis), in the middle. These cellor of the university in the reign of rods were carried by the lictors before Elizabeth.
the consuls at Rome. 2 The fasces were rods bound in 3 Hela, the goddess of death, in the form a of bundle, and containing Scandinavian mythology.
Till, full before his fearless eyes,
1 Runic is the name given to an ancient alphabet, peculiar to the Teutonic nations, especially the Scandinavians and Germans.
% Balder, the son of Odin.