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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1794 Excerpt: ...To softer notes than these, Young zephyrs breathing o'er the stream, Or whisp'ring thro' the trees. XI. Wave your tall heads, ye lofty pines, To him that bid ye grow; Sweet clusters bend the fruitsul vines, On every thanksul bough. XII. Let the shrill birds his honour raise, And climb the morning sky; While groveling beasts attempt his praise In hoarser harmony. XIII. Thus while the meaner creatures sing, Ye mortals take the found, Echo the glories of your king Thro' all the nations round. XIV. Th Eternal name must fly abroad From Britain to Japan; And the whole race shall bow to God, That owns the name of man. ANECDOTE OF The Late KING Of FRANCE. NOTHING can more endear a Monarch to his subjects, or render him more illustrious in the estimation of the thinking and the good ir» all countries, than when he dispenses his bounties with a single eye to the claims of humanity, uninfluenced by the ignoble views of party, or the interelled solicitations of the great and affluent.--. Of this his most Christian Majesty has given an instance, which, while it bespeaks the goodness of his i.eart, cannot fail to give him the noblest right to the appellations of the Great and the-yvELL-BELoved, with which adulation had dignisied his two immediate predecessors. The Prince de Mont barey lately presented a list to his Majesty, of the young gentlemen who were candidates for the vacant places in the military school.--In this list were a great number who were very strongly recommended by persons of the highest rank.--" Since these," said the King, "have no protectors, I will be their friend;" and he instantly gave the preserence to them. VERSES ON THE DEATH Of A FRIEND. Inscribed to a YOUNG LADY. T K7HENEVER HE, who since the world began, » Has se...
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