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11 . To dream of houre * whea we shall muse on Truth In the green school of Nature ; or call up The beautiful in death , By spells of magic song
;—12 . Or roam , perchance , tbe deep and leafy glen , Listing the clear brook , and the pastoral bell , While many a quiet bleat Makes peace more peaceful still ,
13 . And , lost by fits , the cuckoo ' * plaintive note , Mellovv'd by distance , swoons along the vale , Borne on the sutiny breath Of evening ' s golden fall .
14 , These are thy tales ; and , for them , once again Welcome , fleet halcyon of the land !—oh , long Float on these northern winds , And haunt our island flowers 1—
15 . Enough of thee ;—but there is One , to whom Even thou 9 frail thing of dust , canst lift tbe eye Of him , whose spirit owns In all His works the God .
16 ; Oh Thou , whose word directs the swallow ' s flight , Guide of her path , and guardian of her way—Whose power upholds her wing Thine own wide waters o ' er : —
17-Led by Thy law , and by Thy strength sustained , So may we safely pass our stormy world , And reach the shores of rest , The summer land of God ! Crediton , April , 1826 .
Led by their prophet , Israel's hosts Triumphant march from Gile&d ' S coasts , And wind afar their devious way Thro' Moab ' d plains in long array : Till near the brink of Jordan ' s tide , * Whicti o ' er his willowy banks had flwfcl , Their tentfe they spread in martial pride ,
Their banners in the sun-bfettni 8 glow d . The sons of Mottb , tvhen they saw Their numerous tribes , were struck with afcre , Awl , gazing whe * e their banners shone , The bravest felt unwonted fear ; E ' en Balak trembled on bift throne And sent this nonage tc * the Seer : —
THE ENCAMPMENT of the ISRAELITES in the PLAINS or MOAB ; OR BALAK AND BALAAM : A Poem , founded on the History recorded in Numbers , chap . xxii . —xxiv .
360 Poetry . — The Encampment of the Israelites in the Plains of Moah *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1826, page 360, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2549/page/44/