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. And scarcely ^ hc ^ r * 4 bis face * Yet ,, has proud man With crime a $ d blood each goodly day deform'd , And mad as hellish War , with him combined v
To desolate th # nations . ^—All the earth Has heard their horrid . uproar : all the earth ; Oroaris with despair , and languishes for peace * . . Europe Ms nursed the fiend ! Europe the scat ^ Ofeverypblisn'd art ; where science shines Unclouded ; where the will of heaven is fcnowji \
And taught most publicly ; Commanding peace . And brotherly affection to her sons , ^ nd yet for years and years the havock spreads , And o ' er the workf hurls ruin I Heaven is mocked
* With creeds absurd ; but peace and lov « divine , And charity , how little are they knoAvn ! ^ Yet one proud triumph of humiaSiity Has blessed the vanished year ; one glad
event Nations unborn shall jubilate- Justice Has heard the prayer , ascending long-, ^ f injured Africa : has heard and brok e JBer galling chains . Yet sordid avarice Mourns and reviles—May she revile and ~ mourn - ' For ever /—Christians ! "all ye who send To farthest cljmes jy our teachers ; hol y
mien The Brarnin and , 4 : he Indian to convert : t ) h , study well your motives ; study well The pure and » imple doctrines of your faith SSfor fill the willing ear with mysteries Worse than unprofitable ; the frothy food Of wild imagination . First at home JLet the pure gospel spread , the truth unmixed
With pagan or with popiih fooleries . £ Iail to the enlighten ed few * who nobly stand Amidst a world in arms , to propagate The creed of peace . How grattrful ' tts
to turn From sickening scenes of blood , to con * teniplatte "' . ' '""' Your generous efforts : bcwilder'd long in the dark , mazes of blind prejudice ; Oh , lead the virtaious forth ! and reason ' s
ray Shall guide them on to ] % hr and . liberty : To gospel liberty , &nd gospel light ,
That shines for aH- ^ May eath $ ufie £ eding year " Witness yout triufcnpks ffajr dearer to tte good v , Than war ' * proud victori ^ tijl war
himself Is vanquished ! Thefci ©* cf thc hap £ y world , Shail peUce # n 4 HgUfceoHcSness , &r feyer reign , W . A , London * . ,
THE SIMJtE . The sun this morn arose at early 6 ! awB And with her rays adom'd both hill and dale , Xteck ' d with gay pearls the dew-bespangled lawn , , And roused to life ^ ud j oy the tirowzy
vale . .:... * But long before meridian heights it pa ^ s'd , The winds bemoan'd a change with plaintive sigh , The gathering clouds frpwn'd on the
coming blast , - And deep ton- 'd thuudet rbllM alpn ^ the sky ; The gloom prevail'd till evening shade * drew near , When Cynthia rose to cheer the dreary scene ,
And spread her lucid beams with ra $ r $ * tt clear , That all around assuni'da miH serene With magic charm she hush'd each caiirmuring whrd ,, And soon transforna'd the ^ cene 30 lat e forlorn , Dispell'd each cloud to her niild beams unkind , And gave the proRiiseof a fairer niorru
I watchM her silver orb ascend on high , And felt my spirits , an < i my hopes renewM ; And whilst the big tear trembled in my eye , Arrd all the day ' s quick cl > angefc I reviev / 'd : i Such is my day of \ lfcy I faintly cried .
Hope ' s radiant bea ? Tis shone on my youthful head , I * qve ' s flattering drettwiu to youtfc T a gay schehies al'icd , P'er every future scene } Uusio ** sspread . But ah ! whist yet each "Sfek'tteriag bliss was nc . w > ' " * ' « '
PQeiry * " ^ r-The Simile * - 4 , 5
? The Unitarian Fund Society , ,
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1808, page 45, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2388/page/45/