“To That most upright and valiant Man, GEORGE HALDANE, Esq; Governor of the Island ofJamaica;Upon whom All military and moral Endowments are accumulated.”
AT length revolving fates th’ expected year
Advance, and joy the live-long day shall cheer,
Beneath the fost’ring law’s auspicious dawn
New harvests rise to glad th’ enliven’d lawn.
With the bright prospect blest, the swains repair
In social bands, and give a loose to care.
Rash councils now, with each malignant plan,
Each faction, that in evil hour began,
At your approach are in confusion fled,
Nor, while you rule, shall rear their dastard...