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Then o'er the vast expanse primordial wind

Breith'd gently, till a lucid bubble rose,
Which grew in perfect shape an egg refin'd:
Created substance no such lustre shows,

Earth no such beauty knows.
Above the warring waves it danc'd elate,

Till from its bursting shell with lovely state
A form cerulean flutter'd o'er the deep,
Brightest of beings, greatest of the great:

Who not as mortals steep

Their eyes in dewy sleep,
But heav'nly pensive on the Lotos lay,
That blossom'd at his touch, and shed a golden ray.

IV.
Hail primal blossom! hail empyreal gem!

Kemel or Pedma, or whate'er high name
Delight thee, say, what four-form'd Godhead came,
With graceful stole and beamy diadem,

Forth from thy verdant stem ?
Full-gifted Brehma! Wrapt in solemn thought

He stood, and round his eyes fire-darting threr :
But, whilst his viewless origin he sought,
One plain he saw of living waters blue,

Their spring nor saw nor knew;
Then in his parent stalk again retir'd,

With restless pain for ages he inquir'd
What were his pow'rs, by whom, and why conferr'd.
With doubts perplex'd, with keen impatience fir'd,

He rose, and rising heard
Th’ unknown all-knowing Word,

Brehma ! no more in vain research persist,
My veil thou canst not move---Go, bid all worlds exist.”

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Hail self-existent, in celestial speech
Narayen, from thy wat’ry cradle, nam'd :
Or Venamaly may I sing unblam’d,
With flow'ry braids, that to thy sandals reach,

Whose beauties who can teach?
Or high Peitamber, clad in yellow robes

Than sunbeams brighter in meridian glow,
That weave their heav'n-spun light o'er circling globes ?
Unwearied, Lotos-eyed, with dreadful bow,

Dire evil's constant foe!
Great Pedmanabha, o’er thy cherish'd world

The pointed Checra, by thy fingers whirld,
Vol. XI. Churchm. Mag. for Aug. 1806.

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Fierce Kytabh shall destroy, and Medhu grim
To black despair and deep destruction hurld.

Such views my senses dim,

My eyes in darkness swim :
What eye can bear thy blaze, what utt'rance tell
Thy deeds with silver trump or many-wreathed shell.

VI.
Omniscient Spirit, whose all-ruling pow'r

Bids from each sense bright emanations beam;
Glows in the rainbow, sparkles in the stream,
Smiles in the bud, and glistens in the flow'r

That crowns each vernal bow'r;
Sights in the gale, and warbles in the throat

Of every bird that hails the bloomy spring,
Or tells his love in many a liquid note,
Whilst envious artists touch the rival string,

Till rocks and forests ring;
Breathes in rich fragrance froin the sandal grove,

Or where the precious musk-deer playful rove:
In dulcet juice from clust'ring fruit distils,
And burna salubrious in the tasteful clove :

Soft banks and verd’rous hills

Thy present influence fills;
In air, in foods, in caverns, woods, and plains,
Thy will inspirits all, thy sov’reign Maya reigns.

VII.
Blue crystal vault and elemental fires,

That in th' ethereal fluid blaze and breathe;
Thou, tossing main, whose sraky branches wreathe
This pensile orb with intertwisting gyres;

Mountains, whose radiant spires
resumptuous rear their summits to the skies,
And blend their em'rald hue with sapphire light;
Smooth meads and lawns, that glow with varying dyes
Of dew-bespangled leaves and blossoms bright,

Hence! vanish from my sight:
Delusive pictures! unsubstantial shows!

My soul absorbid One only Being knows,
Of all perceptions One abundant source,
Whence ev'ry object, ev'ry moment flows.

Suns hence derive their force, ,

llence planets learn their course ; But suns and fading worlds I view no more, God only 1 perceive, God only I adore.

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Hast thou beheld the lightning stream
Thro' dight's dark gioom with sudden gleam,
While the bellowing thunders sound
Roll'd rattling thro' the heavens profound ?
Hast thou e'er felt the cutting gale,
The fleety shower, the biting hail ;
Beheld bright snow o'erspread the plains,
The water bound in icy chains ?
Hast thou the various beings seen
That sport along the valley green,
That'sweetly warble on the spray,
Or wanton in the sunny ray?
That sport along the briny deep,
Or under-ground their dwellings keep ;
That thro’ the gloomy forest range,
Or frightful wilds and deserts strange?

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Hast thou the wond'rous scenes survey'd,
That all around thee are cisplay'd ?
And hast thou never rais'd thine eyes
To Him who bade these scenes arise ?

'Twas God who form'd the concave sky,
And o'er the glorious orbs on high ;
Who gave the various beings birth,
That people all the spacious earth.

'Tis he that bids the tempest rise,
And rolls the thunder thro the skies,
His voice the elements obey;
Thro' all the earth extends his sway.

His goodness all his creatures share,
But man is his peculiar care !
Then, while they all proclaim his praise,
Let man his voice the loudest raise.

IMPROMPTU,

Written during the late tremendous thunder-storm.

HOW dread the crash! how vivid is that glare !

Now Atheist tremble and deny thy God; And face his heralds, and his vengeance dare,

Or bow submissive to his awful nod.

Again it rolls, and Albion's centre quakes,

Again the lightnings flash from pole to pole; The domes resound, the solid fabric shakes, And nature seems to war withúùt controúl.

Emblem, faint emblem of that coming day,

When the loud clarion shall awake the ball;
The earth and skies in wild confusion lay,
And ruin, mighty ruin, cover all.

CANTABYGIENSIS. July 24, 1806.

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