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· The different doom our Fates assign. * Be thine Despair, and sceptred Care, * To triumph, and to die, are mine.' He spoke, and headlong from the mountain's height Deep in the roaring tide he plung’d to endless night.

ODE VII.

FOR MUSIC*.

IRREGULAR.

1.

HENCE, avaunt, ('tis holy ground) “ Comus, and his midnight-crew, “ And ignorance with looks profound, “ And dreaming Sloth of pallid hue, “ Mad Sedition's cry profane, “ Servitude that hugs her chain, “ Nor in these consecrated bowers Let painted Flatt'ry hide her serpent-train in Flowers. “ Nor Envy base, nor creeping Gain “ Dare the Muse's walk to stain,

* This Ode was performed in the Senate-House at Cambridge, July 1, 1769, at the Installation of his Grace Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, Chancellor of the University,

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“ While bright-eyed Science watches round: “ Hence, away, 'tis holy ground!"

II.

From yonder realms of empyrean day
Bursts on my ear th' indignant lay:
There sit the sainted Sage, the Bard divine,
The Few, whom Genius gave to shine
Through every unborn age, and undiscover'd clime.
Rapt in celestial transport they,
Yet hither oft a glance from high
They send of tender sympathy
To bless the place, where on their opening soul
First the genuine ardor stole.
'Twas Milton struck the deep-ton'd shell,
And, as the choral warblings round him swell,
Meek Newton's self bends from his state sublime,
And nods his hoary head, and listens to the rhyme.

III.

“ Ye brown o'er-arching Groves,
“ That Contemplation loves,
“ Where willowy Camus lingers with delight!
« Oft at the blush of dawn
“I trod your level lawn,
“ Oft woo'd the gleam of Cynthia silver-bright

" In cloisters dim, far from the haunts of Folly, “ With Freedom by my side, and soft-ey'd Melancholy.”

IV.
But hark! the portals sound, and pacing forth
With solemn steps and slow,
High Potentates, and Dames of royal birth,
And mitred Fathers in long order go :
Great * Edward, with the lilies on his brow
From haughty Gallia torn,
And + sad Chatillon, on her bridal morn
That wept her bleeding Love, and princely Clare,
And § Anjou's Heroine, and || the paler Rose,

* Edward the Third; who added the fleur de lys of France to the arms of England. He founded Trinity College.

† Mary de Valentia, Countess of Pembroke, daughter of Guy de Chatillon Comte de St. Paul in France: of whom tradition says, that her husband, Audemar de Valentia, Earl of Pembroke, was slain at a Tournament on the day of his nuptials. She was the Foundress of Pembroke College, or Hall, under the Name of Aula Maria de Valentia.

| Elizabeth de Burg, Countess of Clare, was Wife of John de Burg, son and heir of the Earl of Ulster, and daughter of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, by Joan of Acres, daughter of Edward the First. Hence the Poet gives her the epithet of “ Princely.” . She founded Clare Hall.

§ Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry the Sixth, foundress of Queen's College. The Poet has celebrated her conjugal fidelity in the former Ode: V. Epode 2d, Line 13th.

| Elizabeth Widville, wife of Edward the Fourth, (hence called

The rival of her crown and of her woes,
And * either Henry there,
The murder’d Saint, and the majestic Lord,
That broke the bonds of Rome.
(Their tears, their little triumphs o'er,
Their human passions now no more,
Save Charity, that glows beyond the tomb)
All that on Granta's fruitful plain
Rich streams of regal bounty pour’d,
And bad these awful fanes and turrets rise,
To hail their Fitzroy’s festal morning come;
And thus they speak in soft accord
The liquid language of the skies,

V.

“ What is Grandeur, what is Power! “ Heavier toil, superior pain. “ What the bright reward we gain? “ The grateful memory of the Good. “ Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, - The bee's collected treasures sweet, “ Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet “ The still small voice of Gratitude."

the paler Rose, as being of the House of York.) She added to the foundation of Margaret of Anjou.

Henry the Sixth and Eighth. The former the founder of King's, the latter the greatest benefactor to Trinity College.

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