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How yon' enormous mole projecting breaks
"Thus far, nor farther; new restraints obey."
Wkat monument of genius, spirit, pow'r!
And now, Lorenzo! raptur'd at this scene, Whose glories render heav'n superfluous! say,
Whose footsteps these ?—Immortals have been here;
Could less than souls immortal this have done? 8o5
Earth's cover'd o'er with proofs of souls immortal,
And proofs of immortality forgot.
These are Ambition's works; and these are great:
But this, the least immortal souls can do, 810
Transcend them all.—But what can these transcend?
Dost ask me what?—one sigh for the distrest.
What then for Infidels? a deeper sigh.
'Tis moral grandeur nr.kes the mighty man.
How little they who think aught great below? 815
All our ambitions death defeats but one,
And that it crown;.—Here cease we; but, ere long, More pow'rful proof shall take the field against thee, Stronger than death, and smiling at the tomb. 819
End 'jf Night Sixth.
i He life of the Author, 5
The Complaint: Oh, Night-thoughts.