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Comes she not, and come ye not,
Rulers of eternal thought,
Of what has been, the Hope of what will be ? 0, Liberty ! if such could be thy name
Wert thou disjoined from these, or they from thee: If thine or theirs were treasures to be bought
By blood or tears, have not the wise and free
To its abyss was suddenly withdrawn;
Its path athwart the thunder-smoke of dawn,
On the heavy sounding plain,
When the bolt has pierced its brain; As summer clouds dissolve, unburthened of their rain; As a far taper fades with fading night,
As a brief insect dies with dying day, My song, its pinions disarrayed of might,
Drooped; o'er it closed the echoes far away
As waves which lately paved his watery way
CANCELLED PASSAGE OF THE ODE TO LIBERTY.
WITHIN a cavern of man's trackless spirit
Is throned an Image, so intensely fair
Worship, and as they kneel tremble and wear
Penetrates their dreamlike frame Till they become charged with the strength of flame.
SWELLFOOT THE TYRANI.
IN TWO ACTS.
TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL DORIO.
Choose Reform or civil-war,
ADVERTISEMENT. THIS TRAGEDY is one of a triad, or system of three Plays, (an arrangement according to which the Greeks were accustomed to connect their Dramatic representations, elucidating the wonderful and appalling fortunes of the SWELLFOOT dynasty. It was evidently written by some learned Theban, and, from its characteristic dullness, apparently before the duties on the importation of Attic salt had been repealed by the Bæotarchs. The tenderness with which he treats the PIGS proves him to have been a sus Beotiæ; possibly Epicuri de grege porcus; for, as the poet observes,
"A fellow feeling makes us wond'rous kind.” No liberty has been taken with the translation of this remarkable piece of antiquity, except the suppressing a seditious and blasphemous Chorus of the Pigs and Bulls at the last act. The word Hoydipouse, (or more properly Edipus,) has been rendered literally SWELLFOOT, without its having been conceived necessary to determine whether a swelling of the hind or the fore feet of the Swinish Monarch is particularly indicated.
Should the remaining portions of this Tragedy be found, entitled, “Swell foot in Angaria,” and “ Charité;" the Translator might be tempted to give them to the reading Public.
Moses, the Sow.gelder.
SOLOMON, the Porkman.
ZEPHANIAH, Pig Butcher,
ACT I. SCENE I.-A magnificent Temple, built of thigh-bones and
death's heads, and tiled with scalps. Over the Altar the statue of Famine, veiled ; a number of boars, sous, and sucking pigs, crowned with thistle, shamrock, and oak, sitting on the steps, and clinging round the altar
of the Temple. Enter SWELLFOOT, in his Royal robes, without perceiving
(He contemplates himself with satisfaction.).
Of gold and purple, and this kingly paunch
Ha! what are ye,
What! ye that are
What! ye who grub
1 See Universal History for an account of the number of people who lied, and the immense consumption of garlick by the wretched Egyptians, who made a sepulchre for the name as well as the bodies of their tyrants.
Up, from my cavalry in the Hebrides?
CHORUS OF SWINE.
The murrain and the mange, the scab and itchi;
And then we seek the shelter of a ditch;
Though a trough of wash would be fitter.