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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.
BENEATH the hedge, or near the stream,
A worm is known to stray;
From whence his rays proceed;
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,
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.
VII. Yc VII.
Ye proud and wealthy, let this theme
Teach humbler thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem,
And boasts its splendor too.
Τ Η Ε
JACK D A W.
THERE is a bird who by his coat,
Might be suppos’d a crow;
And dormitory too.
Above the steeple shines a plate,
From what point blows the weatherg,
Fond of the speculative heights.
And thence securely sees
Secure and at his ease.,
You think no doubt he sits and males
If he should chance to fall;
Or troubles it at all.
He sees that this great round-about
Church, army, phyfic, law,,
And says-what says he? Caw..'
Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen:
And fick of having seen 'em,"
And such a head between 'em.
LITTLE inmate, full of mirth,