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Fed in thy pasture, I, with grateful speed,

Have been the foremost in the tuneful pack; Nor hill, nor hedge, nor wall, could e'er impede ;

But over all I brought thee on my back.

When late at fairs and markets thou hast stay'd,

Thy sense unequal to direct the road; O’er the dark heath or rutted lanes I've neigh’d,

And borne in safety home my drowsy load.

Oft my dear mistress have I drawn with care,

With her loved brood, to join the village school, And felt myself full proud when she would spare

One look, one pat, or call me her poor fool.

With such a charge thou know'st I never fell,

Nor gave alarm to those so dear to thee; Then let compassion in thy heart now dwell,

Nor furious thus increase my misery.

0, if Intemperance, in her wildest hours,

Has press'd thee to propose the cruel bet, My once-kind master, strain no more my powers;

They fail beneath the arduous task that's set.

If true the doctrine that some sages hold,

Of transmigration's just and vengeful fate, O think what horror will thy page unfold ;

How thou wilt suffer in thine alter'd state.

This day's base action then shall rise in awe,

And doom thee to some pannier'd ass's lot; Thy sides half famish’d, and thy back half raw,

Standing neglected near thy master's cot.

Or some grim tyrant, bent on pelf and blood,

May bring on thee a premature old age ; An outcast cripple, sell thee from his stud,

To meet the collier's or the sandman's rage.

Ah! didst thou pause ? thy heel forget its stroke?

'Tis now too late to shun the deed accurst: Mercy has in thy heart too late awoke;

My eyes grow dim, my mighty heart is burst.

Farewell! affected by my mournful tale,

Some breast may feel the keenness of remorse; And should my fate but turn compassion's scale,

INDEX TO VOL. XVII.

Allen, Mr. James, communication from, respecting the market-cross

at Devizes, 397
Allison, Mrs., verses by, on Music, 214
Anecdotes. John Howard, 13— Jonas Hanway, 51-The Rev. Dr.

Nisbet, 167— The Pretender, 278—Dr. Franklin, 366—Henry
Martyn, 369, 370—Mr. Wesley, 330, 403, 404–A Cherokee
Chief, 417—The Jackdaws at Cambridge, 423—The Dog, 129,

167
Apprentice, advice to an, 57
Aristotle, style of, noticed, 278
Astronomical Notices, 26, 62, 97, 137, 175, 208, 245, 284, 315,

354, 391, 426
Athens, national funeral ceremony at, 8-account of the plague of,

88
Attraction, what, 111, 269-effects of, 160
Augustine, St., extraordinary facts stated by, 51

Bales, Peter, curious achievement in penmanship by, 20
Barrow, Dr., biographic sketch of, 145, 183
Barton, Bernard, verses by, entitled “ Sabbaths," 106
Beal, Rev. William, a series of papers by. See Christian Philosophy.
Birds of Greenwich Park, stationary, 204-migratory, 239
Blackheath-hill, curious cavern at, 21
Blair, Dr., on the proper management of time, 82
Body and soul, difference between, 84
Bonaparte, Louis, his American Ornithology mentioned, 388
Books, origin and materials of, 308
Boston, attempt at kidnapping in, 19
Bowles, Rev. W. L., verses by, “on hearing a sacred song of Mo-

zart," 142
Bradburn, Miss E. W., verses by : On Flowers and Leaves in my

Fed in thy pasture, I, with grateful speed,

Have been the foremost in the tuneful pack;
Nor hill, nor hedge, nor wall, could e'er impede ;

But over all I brought thee on my back.

When late at fairs and markets thou hast stay'd,

Thy sense unequal to direct the road;
O’er the dark heath or rutted lanes I've neigh’d,

And borne in safety home my drowsy load.

Oft my dear mistress have I drawn with care,

With her loved brood, to join the village school,
And felt myself full proud when she would spare

One look, one pat, or call me her poor fool.

With such a charge thou know'st I never fell,

Nor gave alarm to those so dear to thee;
Then let compassion in thy heart now dwell,

Nor furious thus increase my misery.

O, if Intemperance, in her wildest hours,

Has press'd thee to propose the cruel bet,
My once-kind master, strain no more my powers ;

They fail beneath the arduous task that's set.

If true the doctrine that some sages hold,

Of transmigration's just and vengeful fate,
O think what horror will thy page unfold ;

How thou wilt suffer in thine alter'd state.

This day's base action then shall rise in awe,

And doom thee to some pannier'd ass's lot;
Thy sides half famish’d, and thy back half raw,

Standing neglected near thy master's cot.

Or some grim tyrant, bent on pelf and blood,

May bring on thee a premature old age ;
An outcast cripple, sell thee from his stud,

To meet the collier's or the sandman's rage.

Ah! didst thou pause ? thy heel forget its stroke?

'Tis now too late to shun the deed accurst:
Mercy has in thy heart too late awoke;

My eyes grow dim, my mighty heart is burst.

Farewell! affected by my mournful tale,

Some breast may feel the keenness of remorse;
And should my fate but turn compassion's scale,

INDEX TO VOL. XVII.

Allen, Mr. James, communication from, respecting the market-cross

at Devizes, 397
Allison, Mrs., verses by, on Music, 214
Anecdotes. John Howard, 13— Jonas Hanway, 51-The Rev. Dr.

Nisbet, 167— The Pretender, 278—Dr. Franklin, 366—Henry
Martyn, 369, 370—Mr. Wesley, 330, 403, 404—A Cherokee
Chief, 417–The Jackdaws at Cambridge, 423—The Dog, 129,

167
Apprentice, advice to an, 57
Aristotle, style of, noticed, 278
Astronomical Notices, 26, 62, 97, 137, 175, 208, 245, 284, 315,

354, 391, 426
Athens, national funeral ceremony at, 8-account of the plague of,

88
Attraction, what, 111, 269-effects of, 160
Augustine, St., extraordinary facts stated by, 51

Bales, Peter, curious achievement in penmanship by, 20
Barrow, Dr., biographic sketch of, 145, 183
Barton, Bernard, verses by, entitled “ Sabbaths," 106
Beal, Rev. William, a series of papers by. See Christian Philosophy.
Birds of Greenwich Park, stationary, 204-migratory, 239
Blackheath-hill, curious cavern at, 21
Blair, Dr., on the proper management of time, 82
Body and soul, difference between, 84
Bonaparte, Louis, his American Ornithology mentioned, 388
Books, origin and materials of, 308
Boston, attempt at kidnapping in, 19
Bowles, Rev. W. L., verses by, “on hearing a sacreà song of Mo-

zart," 142
Bradburn, Miss E. W., verses by : On Flowers and Leaves in my

2

Brainerd, mentioned, 222
Browne, Miss M. A., verses by, “To my Mother on her Birth-day,"

71
Bryant, Jacob, verses by, on March,” 108
Bunyan, John, transcendent genius of, 127
Byron, Lord, quoted, 74

Cæsar's “Commentaries "compared with Xenophon's “ Expedition

of Cyrus," 277
Cambridge, mischievous tricks of the jackdaws at, 424
Cavern, curious, at Blackheath-hill, 21
Cedar tree, account of the, 201
Cephalonia, account of, 253
Charity, Christian, remarks on, 255
Charlotte Elizabeth, verses by, entitled " The Martyr," 32
Chemical affinity, illustrations of, 161, 193—connexion of, with elec-

tricity, 268
Cherokee Chief, invention of an alphabet by a, mentioned, 417
Chinese, unimprovable character of the, 417
Chinese punishments, account of, 131
Christ, divinity of, 11
Christianity, the establishment of, 363
Christians superior to worldly amusements, 385
Christian Philosophy. The knowledge of God to be acquired from

the Scriptures, 6; and froin the visible creation, 7---nature and
essence of matter unknown, 41-elements or simple bodies, 43,
80—difference between elements and compound bodies, 110-on
attraction, 111, 269-repulsion, 269—cohesion, 160--combina-
tion, 160, 162–difference between combination and mixture, 161
—decomposition, 162, 269—difference between decomposition
and division, 270—the most common occurrences in nature
worthy of attention, 162-the case of Archimedes and Newton
mentioned, 163—further examples of chemical affinity, 193—the
works of Providence in properly ascribed to nature, 196, 267 —
earth, what ? 228; water, 229; air, 230; fire, 231-ignorance of
man infinitely greater than his knowledge, 232-on electricity,
267-crystallization, 270-design and regularity apparent in the
works of God, 270-on light, 302–cause of the transparency and
opacity of bodies, 304–the sun, what ? 305—phenomena of
colour, 338--nature and properties of caloric, 382-process by

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