An ode made on the welcome news of the safe arrival and kind reception of the Scottish colony at Darien in America

The ode celebrates the arrival of the Scots at Darien. The speaker hopes that the Company will have a successful trade in America, appealing to the Scottish people to remember their Christian duty of helping their country out of financial troubles. It also has colonial undertones in the way it describes the indigenous Kuna at Darien as "worse than beasts" that need to be humanized, implying that the colonizing mission is sanctioned by God.

An ode made on the welcome news of the safe arrival and kind reception of the Scottish colony at Darien in America