The piercing eye of Justice bright I sing,
Placed by the throne of Jove the king,
Perceiving thence, with vision unconfined,
The life and conduct of the human kind.
To thee revenge and punishment belong,
Chastising every deed, unjust and wrong.
Whose power alone dissimilars can join,
And from the equality of truth combine:
For all the ill persuasion can inspire,
When urging bad designs with counsel dire,
It’s thine alone to punish; with the race
Of lawless passions, and incentives base;
For thou art ever to the good inclined,
And hostile to the men of evil mind.
Come, all-propitious, and thy suppliant hear,
Till fates’ predestined, fatal hour draws near.