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AREFLECTION on the foregoing ODE:

AND is this all? Can reafon do no more Than bid me Thun the deep and dread the shore ? Sweet moralift ! afloat on life's rough sea, The Christian has an art unknown to thee; He holds nò parley with unmanly fears, Where duty bids he confidently steers, Faces a thousand dangers at her call, And trusting in his. God, surmounts them all.

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BENEATH the hedge, or near the stream,

A worm is known to stray;
That Thews by night a lucid beam,
Which disappears by day.

Difputes have been and still prevail

From whence his rays proceed;
Some give that honour to his tail,
And others to his head.

III. But



But this is fure-the hand of might

That kindles up the skies, Gives bim a modicum of light,

Proportion'd to his fize.


Perliaps indulgent nature meant

By such a lamp bestow'd, w To bid the trav'ler, as he went,

Be careful where he trod :

Nor cruth a worm, whofe ufefuł light

Might serve, however small,
To Thew a fumbling stone by night,

And save him from a fall.


Whate'er sie meant, this truth divine

Is legible and plain, 'Tis power almighty bids hiin shine,

Nor bids him shine in vain.


Ye proud and wealthy, let this theme

Teach humbler thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem,

And boasts its splendor too.





THERE is a bird who by his coat,
And by the hoarseness of his note,

Might be suppos’d a crow;
A great frequenter of the church,
Where bishop-like he finds a perch,

And dormitory too.


Above the steeple shines a plate,
That turns and turns, to indicate

From what point blows the weatherg,
Look up-your brains begin to swim,
'Tis in the clouds that pleases him,
He chooses it the rather,

III. Fond

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Fond of the speculative heights.
Thither he wings his airy Aight,

And thence securely sees
The bustle and the raree-show
That occupy mankind below,

Secure and at his ease.,


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You think no doubt he sits and males
On future broken bones and bruises,

If he should chance to fall;
No, not a single thought like that.
Employs his philosophic pate,,

Or troubles it at all.

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He sees that this great round-about
The world, with all its motley rout,

Church, army, phyfic, law,,
In customs and its business
Are no concern at all of his,.

And says-what says he? Caw..'

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Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen:
Much of the vanities of men,

And fick of having seen 'em,"
Would chearfully these limbs resign-
For such a pair of wings as thine,

And such a head between 'em.

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LITTLE inmate, full of mirth,
Chirping on my kitchen hearth ;
Wherefoe'er be thine abode,
Always harbinger of good,
Pay me for thy warm retreat,
With a song more soft and sweet,
In return thou shalt receive
Such a strain as I can give.

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