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'Mid the light spray their snorting camels stood, Nor bath'd a fetlock in the nauseous flood He comes
their leader comes the man of God O’er the wide waters lifts his mighty rod, And onward treads-The circling waves retreat, In hoarse deep murmurs, from his holy feet; And the chas'd surges, inly roaring, show The hard wet sand and coral hills below.
With limbs that falter, and with hearts that swell, Down, down they pass—a steep and slippery dell Around them rise, in pristine chaos hurl'd, The ancient rocks, the secrets of the world ; And flowers that blush beneath the ocean green, And caves, the sea-calves' low-roof'd haunt, are
Down, safely down the narrow pass they tread;
Yet not from Israel fled the friendly light,
Its meteor glare a tenfold lustre gave
storm; With withering splendour blasted all their might, And brake their chariot-wheels, and marr'd their
coursers' flight. Fly, Misraim, fly!”—The ravenous floods they
And, fiercer than the floods, the Deity.
Yet o'er those lonely waves such murmurs past,
groans of Egypt to Arabia's shore.
Pour'd on the winds of heaven her wild sweet
harmony. “ Where now," she sang, “ the tall Egyptian
6. On's sunlike shield, and Zoan's chariot, where? - Above their ranks the whelming waters spread. “ Shout, Israel, for the Lord has triumphed!"And every pause between, as Miriam sang, From tribe to tribe the martial thunder rang, And loud and far their stormy chorus spread“ Shout, Israel, for the Lord hath triumphed!"
SPOKEN IN THE THEATRE, OXFORD,
ON LORD GRENVILLE'S INSTALLATION
Ye viewless guardians of these sacred shades,
illustrious dead! whose spirits speak In
every flush that tints the student's cheek, As, wearied with the world, he seeks again The page
of better times and greater men ; If with pure worship we your steps pursue, And youth, and health, and rest forget for you, (Whom most we serve, to whom our lamp burns
bright Through the long toils of not ingrateful night,) Yet, yet be present !—Let the worldly train Mock our cheap joys, and hate our useless strain, Intent on freighted wealth, or proud to rear The fleece Iberian or the pamper'd steer ;Let sterner science with unwearied eye Explore the circling spheres and map the sky;