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His red right-hand to plague us ¿ what if all
Her stores were open'd, and this firmament
Of Hell should spout her cataracts of fire,
Impendent horrors, threat'ning hideous fall
20 One day upon our heads; while we perhaps,
Designing or exhorting glorious war,
Caught in a fiery tempest, shall be hurl'd,
Each on his rock transfix'd, the sport and prey
Of wracking whirlwinds; or for ever sunk
25 Under yon boiling ocean, wrapt in chàins;
There to converse with everlasting groans,
Unrèspited, unpìtied, unrepríev'd,
Ages of hopeless end! This would be worse.


6. But, first, whom shall we sènd

In search of the new world whom shall we find
Sufficient who shall tempt with wand'ring feet
The dark unbottom'd infinite abyss,

5 And through the palpable obscure find out His uncouth way, or spread his airy flight, Upborne with indefatigable wings,

Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive

The happy ìsle¿ what strength, what art, can then 10 Suffice, or what evasion bear him safe

Through the strict senteries and stations thick Of 'Angels watching round Here he had need All circumspection, and we now no less Choice in our suffrage; for on whom we send 15 The weight of all, and our last hope, relies.

13.] Page 57. Language of authority and of surprise commonly requires the falling inflection. Denunciation, reprehension &c. come under this head.

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1. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise--which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arìse out of thy sleep?Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:--So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

2. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man that had not on a wedding-garment :-And he saith unto him, friend, how camest thou in hìther, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. --Then said the king to the servants, bind him, hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

3. Then he which had received the one talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed :—And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, thou wìcked and slothful servant,-thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not,* and gather where I have not strèwed :— Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the

* This clanse uttered with a high note and the falling slide, expresses censure better with the cominon punctuation, than if it were marked with the interrogation.

exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.-Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

4. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.-Wò unto thee, Chorazin! wò unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Ty`re and Sìdon,* they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.-But I say unto you, It shall be more tòlerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.--And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sòdom, it would have remained until this day.--But I say unto you, That it shall be more tòlerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee.


5. Such, Sir, was once the disposition of a people, who now surround your throne with reproaches and complaints. Do justice to yourself. Banish from your mind those unworthy opinions, with which some interested persons have labored to possess you. Distrust the men who tell you that the English are naturally light and inconstant; that they complain without a cause. Withdraw your confidence equally from all parties; from ministers, favourites, and relations; and let there be one moment in your life, in which you have consulted your own understanding.

*Even in Tyre and Sidon, is the paraphrase of the emphasis.

6. You have done that, you should be sorry for. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats; For I am arm'd so strong in honesty,

That they pass by me, as the idle wìnd, 5 Which I respect not. I did send to you

For certain sums of gold, which you denìed me ;--
For I can raise no money by vile means;

I had rather coin my heart,

And drop my bloòd for drachmas, than to wring 10 From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash, By any indirection. I did send

To you for gold to pay my lègions,

Which you denied me: Was that done like Cassius? Should I have answer'd Caius Cassius só?

15 When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous,

To lock such rascal counters from his friends,
Be ready, gōds, with all your thunderbōlts,‹‹
Dash him to pieces!

7. The war, that for a space did fail,
Now trebly thundering swell'd the gale,
And-Stanley! was the cry ;-
A light on Marmion's visage spread,
And fired his glazing eye:
With dying hand, above his head,
He shook the fragment of his blade,
And shouted "Vìctory!

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Charge, Chester, charge! òn, Stanley, on!"
Were the last words of Marmion!

8. So judge thou still, presumptuous, till the wrath,

Which thou incurr'st by flying, meet thy flight, Sev'nfold, and scourge that wisdom back to Hèll, Which taught thee yet no better, that no pain 5 Can equal anger infinite provok'd.

But wherefore thou alone? wherefore with thee Came not all Hell broke loose? is pain to them Less pain, less to be fléd? or thou than they Less hardy to endure? Courageous Chief! 10 The first in flight from pain !—hadst thou allèg'd To thy deserted host this cause of flight, Thou surely hadst not come sòle fugitive.

9. To whom the warrior Angel soon reply'd.
To say, and straight unsay, pretending first
Wise to fly pain, professing next the spy,
Argues no leader, but a lìar, trac❜d,

5 Satan!--and couldst thou faithful add? O name, O sacred name of faithfulness profan'd! Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious créw? Army of Fiends !-fit body to fit head! Was this your discipline and faith engag'd, 10 Your military obedience, to dissolve

Allegiance to th' acknowledg'd Pow'r supreme?
And thou, sly hypocrite, who now wouldst seem
Patron of liberty, who more than thou

Once fawn'd, and crìng'd, and servilely ador'd 15 Heav'n's awful Monarch? wherefore, but in hope To dispossess him, and thyself to reign;

But mark what I arreed thee now ;-Avaùnt :
Fly thither whence thou flèd'st: if from this hour,
Within these hallow'd limits thou appear,

20 Back to th' infernal pīt I drag thee chain'd,

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