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LONDON : Printed by John Nichols, for David HENRY, late of S. John's Gate; and fold by Eliz. NEWBERY, the Corner of St. P."
Church-yard, Ludgate-Streit. 1787.
i TO THE DEITY, ON THE PROGRESSION OF HUMAN LIFE.
Th' undaunted mariner, in hopes of gain, HAIL, sracious Father, 'tis to thee we owe
Each friendly blessing granted us below: Leaves quiet scenes to plow the raginginajn ; Of life's review if we the features trace, Tho'bless’d with plenty, quits his native soil, Each day will prove a miracle of grace. In search of diftant climes, with painful toil.
The helpless babe, unable to supply With breast ambitious, and devoid of fear,
(care. Bencatħ the waves, half bury'd, now does lie; But o'er their offspring watch with willing The lightning flashes, and the thunder roars,
Upheld by thee, one added year affords Nature's at war, and diftant are the shores.-Some little strength, and with but half-form'd What but a God Omnipotent could save words
The much affrightedcrew, and stillthe wave! The child tisps out its wants, and fain would Buc thou in mercy stretcheft forth thy hand, talk,
[walk; And seas and winds obey thy dread comAnd, with flow tottering steps, attempts to
[head As things are so, our voices let us raise, Thou didst avert the blow; and o'er his Ann hail the God of Heaven with hymns Unalk'd, thy kind, thy saving thield didít
of praise! spread!
[lave, Thank him for all the mercies he has shed, By summer's heat oppress'd, he haftes to Thank biin for fhielding oft' th” endanger'd And headlong plunge beneath the rapid
[brake Imprefs'u with gratitude, let's still return
May justice, mercy, charity, combine,
I. A. CUXATUS.
0 D E Τ ο A F F E C Τ Ι Ο Ν.
Peace to those hours, whose tranfient ítream.
In tides of rapture flow'd!
Withr mildest luitre glow'd!
And takes the filial carel
The Sisters' Broilier's share.
Farewell, thou early lost ! my lays Meck Innoce:zy play'd !
To sympathy impait My lot on the dimm'd cheek to see
The tale of Woe-a Father's praise Health's sickening Roses fade.!
May wake the feeling heart! E. B. G.
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