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Where the precipitate Aniol thunders down,
DEATH AND TIME.
TIME, taunting, said to man, with austere brow,
“ Thou fool, to pile up monuments of fame; Thy lesser works are durable as thou
The Pyramids bear not the builder's name.” Death, Time's dark page, to man in triumph said,
“ Thy mighty schemes of little power resign; Millions, whence thou art sprung, are with the
dead Canst thou escape ? Even Time himself is mine." Then man look'd round with a despairing eye,
And ask'd his heart and heaven if this were so ; Straight from the blooming earth and beaming
sky, And from the soul, came the full answer, “ No:”. Then hope immortal rais'd man's brow sublime, And from him shrunk the conquerors, Death and Time.
The house of Horace.
I The Falls of Tivoli,
TO THE OCEAN.
ROLL on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean
2- roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin his control Stops with the shore; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, When for a moment, like a drop of rain,
He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan, Without a grave, unknell’d, uncoffin'd, and unknown.
The armaments which thunderstrike the walls
They melt into thy yeast of waves, which mar Alike the Armada's pride, or spoils of Trafalgar.
Thy shores are empires, chang'd in all savethee-
Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.
1 « The grand object of all travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean. On those shores were the four great empires of the world; the Assyrian, the Persian, the Grecian, and the Roman. All our religion, almost all our law, almost all our arts, almost all that sets us above savages, has come to us from the shores of the Mediterranean." Dr. Johnson,
Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form
The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CALIPH'S ARMY.
WHOSE are the gilded tents that crowd the way,
| The edifices of Chilminar (Persepolis,) and Balbec were supposed to have been built by the Genii, acting under the orders of Ian ben Jan.
* Arabia, or rather one of its divisions, near the Straits of Babelmandel.
But yester-eve, so motionless around,
6 who ?”
Ne'er did the march of Mahadi 4 display
1 A native of Khorassan.
. This trumpet is often called in Abyssinia the note of the eagle.
The two black standards borne before the Caliphs of the house of Abbas were called, allegorically, the Night and the Shadow.
Mahadi, the father of Haroun al Raschid, in a single pilgrimage to Mecca, expended six millions of dinars of gold. He fed all the pilgrims and their camels ; and amongst other things with which he loaded the camels which attended him, he carried such a prodigious quantity of snow, that it served not only to refresh him and all his retinue in the burning sands of Arabia, but likewise to preserve all the fruits he took with
To Mecca's temple, when both land and sea
I HEAR a voice low in the sunset woods ;
Listen, it says: “Decay, decay, decay.
And the wind sighs it as it flies away.
him in their natural freshness, and to afford him ice water to drink, during his abode at Mecca, the inhabitants of which place had scarcely seen any snow before. He furnished the inhabitants of that city with provisions for one year, and on one occasion alone distributed among them 100,000 dresses.
i Arabia Petræa.
. Those horses of whom a written genealogy has been kept for 2000 years.
3 Saba, the capital of the Sabæi, a people of Arabia Felix, on the borders of the Red Sea. Their country is the Sheba of the Old Testament.