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There mighty Nations fhall enquire their doom, The World's great Oracle in times to come; There Kings shall sue, and fuppliant States be seen Once more to bend before a BRITISH QUEEN.
Thy trees, fair Windfor! now fhall leave their woods,
And half thy forefts rufh into thy floods,
Bear Britain's thunder, and her Crofs difplay, 385 To the bright regions of the rifing day;
Tempt icy feas, where fcarce the waters roll, Where clearer flames glow round the frozen Pole; Or under fouthern fkies exalt their fails,
Led by new ftars, and borne by spicy gales!
For me the balm fhall bleed, and amber flow,
The coral redden, and the ruby glow,
The pearly fhell its lucid globe infold,
And Phœbus warm the rip'ning ore to gold.
The time fhall come, when free as feas or wind
VER. 383, etc. were originally thus:
Now fhall our fleets the bloody Cross display
To the rich regions of the rifing day,
Or those green ifles, where headlong Titan fteeps
His hiffing axle in th' Atlantic deeps:
Tempt icy feas, etc.
VER. 396. Unbounded Thames, etc.] A wish that London
may be made a FREE PORT.
Whole nations enter with each swelling tide,
Here cease thy flight, nor with unhallow'd lays Touch the fair fame of Albion's golden days:
VER. 421. Quo, Mufa, tendis? define pervicax
The thoughts of Gods let GRANVILLE's verfe recite,
Referre fermones Deorum et
Magna modis tenuare parvis.