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Her, swift relapfing to her former ftate,

With boding fears, approach'd the serving train ; This scene's dread period tremblingly they wait,

Nor were their boding fears indulg'd in vain.

Awakening from her trance, around the threw,

Diftressful fair, her much disorder'd eyes ; And wildețing faid- Repeat that kind adieu !

« Ah, no! from love to war, to death he flies.

• Did ye not hear the clash of hostile spears ?.

• Ah, mark ye not that breaft-plate stain'd with gore ! "What groan was that which pierc'd these fearful ears?

• He falls,' he falls my warrior is no more !

• Nor was, O Heaven! his Amabella near,

« To soothe his pain, and echo figh to figh; • Drop on the gaping wound a balmy tear,

Kiss his cold lip, and close his fading eye!'

Of her distress th' alarm'd Harmodius taught,

With trembling iteps approach'd th' unconscious fair : · Give me,' he cry'd, with grief paternal fraught,

• Give me, O Amabel! to soothe thy care.

· Say, what affliction has thy foul impress'd ?

Reveal what form thy bosom'd calmness breaks ! • Reveal and thus relieve this anguith'd breaft!

« The tender father to his daughter speaks !"

AMABELLA.

• Ah, what avails the praise the brave obtain !

· Thro' his white bosom rulh'd the hostile steel ; « 'Twas his to swell the number of the slain,

• And mine Amiction's keenest point to feel!!

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Plate IV.

Page 303. liwe.

Publish'd as the Act directs, by Harrifon & C March, 1,1781.

HARMODIUS.
* Her roving thought no trace of reason bears :

< To her rack'd mind, O Heav'n! thy peace impart ! • A loving parent bathes thy cheek with tears ;

• Harmodius holds thee to his breaking heart !!

AMABELLA.

To thee, I grateful kneel, O generous seer !

• Who doft, to one unknown, thy care extend !
Along thy path may Peace her olives rear,
• And Heaven, in battle, shield thy dearest friend!

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• For me, who droop beneath Misfortune's shower,

• I had a father-now, alas! a foe-
« Thoul't blush to hear--in forrow's darkest hour,

• He leaves his child abandon'd to her woe!

But to thy heart, that's fram'd of softer mould,

• What can to thee a wretch like me endear! · The spring, the motive of thy love unfold;

Say, fay, for me why flows that friendly tear!

« Yet soft awhile-methinks that hoary brow,

· That plaintive voice-Ah, bear with my distress!
• Or much remembrance is effac’d, or now,
• A tender father's tear-dew'd cheek I press!'

HARMODIUS.
« On knees of gratitude I bless the skies,
• That Amabella to herself restore !

AMABELLA.
Ah, wherefore doft thou joy! thy daughter dies :
• Support me to yon couch I can no more

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I feel, I feel the pulse of life retire !

• Ah, deign to hear thy dying child reveal, • What, in rebellion to thy just desire,

• Lock'd in her breast, the dar'd so long conceal !

By thee unfanction'd, did I plight my love,
• And, all to thee unknown, a bride became..

HARMODIUS.
• Harmodius will to both a father prove.'

AMABELLA.

• To him thy pardon thou canst ne'er proclaim !

• Three fleeting hours had scarcely call'd me bride,

" When he was summon’d to the martial plain ; • And there--forgive these tears—in beauty's pride,

• The much-lamented valiant youth was slain.

• What tho' unworthy of thy care I prove,

• To thy remembrance let thy child be dear ; • Thy kind compaffion let the daughter move,

• When this weak frame shall press th' untimely bier."

More would she say her voice began to fail,

From her faint eye life's lingering spark retir'd ; The ripening cherry on her lip grew pale,

She heav'd a figh-and in that figh expir'd.

A BRITISH PHILIPPICK:

OCCASIONED BY THE INSULTS OF THE SPANIARDS, AND

THE PRESENT PREPARATIONS FOR WAR.

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HENCE this unwonted transport in my breast?

Why glow my thoughts, and whither would the Muse Aspire with rapid wing? Her country's cause Demands her efforts ; at that sacred call She summons all her ardour, throws aside

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