Questions in "Corinna, from Athens, to Tanagra" poem

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Questions in "Corinna, from Athens, to Tanagra" poem

Postby ahmed_crow » 2020-03-01, 20:48

I have question in this stanza:

"O let thy children lean aslant
Against the tender mothers knee,
And gaze into her face, and want
To know what magic there can be
In words that urge some eyes to dance,
While others as in holy trance
Look up to heaven; be such my praise!
Why linger? I must haste, or lose the Delphick bays."

What's the meaning of "be such my praise!", is it imperative?
In last verse, what dose it mean, Is poet talking about himself?

Context source: "Corinna, from Athens, to Tanagra" poem by Walter Landor

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