Peace Preferable to War
The European Magazine, XXIV (October 1793), p. 301
God grant us joyful Peace, our choicest treasure,
She gives to Life fair Study's worthy leisure,
And wakes thy holy fear, with chasten'd pleasure
The Arts around her fecund bosom clinging,
View Justice flourish, peopled cities springing,
And Piety, each moral Virtue bringing,
In honour shining.
Where War appears Integrity is blasted,
Law overthrown, Religion's joy untasted,
While Probity flies, trembling, sad and wasted,
Long may our Monarch live, his country loving,
With golden Peace thro' all her vallies moving,
And Heav'n itself like Briton's sons approving,
Hail! happy nation.