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To the same patroness resort,
She thus maintains divided sway
supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during bus
solitary abode in the island of Juan Fernandez.
I AM monarch of all I survey,
My right there is none to dispute ;
I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
sages have seen in thy face?
Than reign in this horrible place.
I am out of humanity's reach,
I must finish my journey alone,
I start at the sound of my own.
My form with indifference see ;
Their tameness is shocking to me.
Society, friendship, and love,
Divinely bestow'd upon man, O, had I the wings of a dove,
How soon would I taste you again! My sorrows I then might assuage
In the ways of religion and truth, Might learn from the wisdom of age,
And be cheer'd by the sallies of youth.
Religion ! what treasure untold
Resides in that heavenly word !
Or all that this earth can afford,
These valleys and rocks never heard, Never sigh'd at the sound of a knell,
Or smiled when a sabbath appear'd.
Ye winds, that have made me your sports
Convey to this desolate shore Some cordial endearing report
Of a land I shall visit no more. My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me? O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.
How fleet is a glance of the mind !
Compared with the speed of its flight, The tempest itself lags behind,
And the swift-winged arrows of light.
When I think of my own native land,
In a moment I seem to be there ;
Soon burries me back to despair.
But the seafowl is gone to her nest,
The beast is laid down in his lair ;
And I to my cabin repair.
And mercy, encouraging thought!
And reconciles man to his lot.
OBSERVING SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE
RECORDED IN THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
Oh, fond attempt to give a deathless lot
So when a child, as playful children use,
oh illustrious spark ! And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk.
REPORT OF AN ADJUDGED CASE,
NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OF THE BOOKA.
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrong ;
To which the said spectacles ought to belong.
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning.
Which amounts to possession time out of minä