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He comes ! dread Brama shakes the sunless sky With mumuring wrath, and thunders from on high! Heaven's fiery horse, beneath his warrior form, Paws the light clouds, and gallops on the storm! Wide waves his flickering sword, his bright arms glow Like summer suns, and light the world below! Earth, and her trembling isles in Ocean's bed Are shook; and Nature rocks beneath his tread!
To pour redress on India's injur'd realm, The oppressor to dethrone, the proud to whelm; To chase destruction from her plunder'd shore With arts and arms that triumph'd once before The tenth Avatar comes! at Heav'n's command Shall Seriswattee 15 wave her hallowed wand! And Camdeo bright, and Ganesa sublime, Shall bless with joy their own propitious clime!.... Come, Heav'nly Powers! primeval peace restore! Love!....Mercy ..... Wisdom .....rule forevermore!
END OF PART FIRST.
ANALYSIS OF PART II.
APOSTROPHE to the power of Love.... Its intimate con
nection with generous and social Sensibility.... Allusion to that beautiful passage in the beginning of the Book of Genesis, which represents the happiness of Paradise itself incomplete, till Love was superadded to its other blessings....The dreams of future felicity which a lively imagination is apt to cherish, when Hope is animated by refined attachment.... This disposition to combine in one imaginary scene of residence, all that is pleasing in our estimate of happiness, compared to the skill of the great artist, who personified perfect beauty, in the picture of Venus, by an assemblage of the most beautiful features he could find....A summer and winter evening described, as they may be supposed to arise in the mind of one who wishes, with enthusiasm, for the
union of friendship and retirement. Hope and Imagination inseparable agents....Even in those
contemplative moments, when our imagination wanders beyond the boundaries of this world, our minds are not unattended with an impression, that we shall some day have a wider and more distinct prospect of the unisverse,
instead of the partial glimpse we now enjoy. The last and most sublime influence of Hope, is the con
cluding topic of the Poem.... The predominance of a belief in a future state, over the terrors attendant on dissolution.... The baneful influence of that sceptical philosophy, which bars us from such comforts.... Allusion to the fate of a suicide....Episode of Conrad and Ellenore.... Conclusion.