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ERRATUM.

Page 29-Book 2, line 61—for And gave an earnest that the body too, read should.

NOAH.

ARGUMENT

ΤΟ

BOOK THE FIRST.

PROPOSITION OF SUBJECT.-Invocation-the sons of God as distinct from the race of Cain-the distinction lost sight of becomes the cause of enormous evils-Odin, a deformed giant, taking advantage of circumstances, sets himself up as the leader of a body of ignorant and ill-disposed men, whom, by an harangue not less hypocritical than bombast, he excites to sedition and acts of violence-a description of the mob-some under the influence of strong drink, others under that of a spurious philosophy-Phrenology made subservient to anarchial combination-Noddle, the lecturer, encourages the rabble populace-Odin, in a soliloquy demonstrates his own "unvarnished" sentiments, and confesses that his adopted line of conduct has no sanction, other than that of a selfish expediency.

NOAH.

BOOK THE FIRST.

THE man, who borne upon the billow's breast,

Saw loftiest mountains overwhelm'd and lost
With myriads of things animate and fair,
I vent❜rous sing.

Spirit All-wise! from whose exhaustless fund Of soul-inspiring life all creatures draw, Thou, who dost pour into the seraph's brain A flood of knowledge, such as, if compar'd With that oft call'd philosophy by man, 10. Would, like the lightning, its affront repel, Shine e'en on me! or give me not to dare With bold temerity in folly steep'd,

To speak bald things of Noah!

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