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With pleasure sparkling in jheir hgmi < i eyes , Fond parents mark a new-born'daughter smile ; While grateful prayers ark wafiecTtb the skies For Duncan—honour to his native isle . Go , hide your heads , ye spoilers of the world ,
\ Vttojn Avarice leads to India ' s distant shore J And you who bearing war ' s red flag unfurled , With ruthless bosoms bid his thunders roar !
Yet , shpuld the passions that impel your way Give cool reflection place within your breast , Haply your feet some secret hour may stray To that sad spot where Duncan ' s ashes rest .
But pause ;—ere ye approach the . hallowed sod , Renounce and banish every earthly care ; For forms unseen have fix'd their lone abdde And weeping virtues love to linger tliereV ¦ i ' ¦ * , When glides . the pale moon o ' er the midnight sky , Her mellow light reflected from the wave , On Ehincjan ' s Urn shall dove-eyed Pity sjgh ,
And Mercy hover o ' er her votary ' s grdve . Years yet to come shall witness as they roll , Some chieftain , anxious to discharge his trust , ( White generous ardour animates his soiil ) " With reverence muse o * er Duncan ' s sacred dust . Al ? d , thpu j blest shade , with kind benignant eye Wilt mark hijn koeelijpg at th y hallowed sl * une > r » - Shalt hear tji $ prayer approach thy native akycr ^ ; " A life as pure and fame as fix ' d as thine *!'*
Arbroath . ; A . B , cc With pleasure sparkling in their humid $#€$ > 4 *^ ' This stanza alludes to Governor Duncan ' s being the Urst to move , in putting a stop to tb ^ hprr ^ d ( priactice of fefla ^ lq ipf ^ t jicide among certain casts of Hindoos . The success tha-t attended bis laudable efforts in the accomplishment of so beneficent aa object , : he « ver contemplated ^ 5 one of the happiest incidents of his ^ ife .
FROM THE GERMAN OF SCHILtER . ' I . OVB . - ¦ !' f " *> ¦ " ¦ ' " ' - « - O how transporting And sweet it is , within a lovejy soul To teel oy $ ^ av ' reien rule ,-r-: it / w to ; knp ^ ^ Tha , t our delights untother checks with joy , 1 p That our afflictiqDs heave anptfi £ r ' i * brewt > i « j >< ' Tbfti ^ er ey «» died tears f 0 j ; tfifr dlst ^^ ^ J h
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1813, page 526, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2431/page/38/