'A convict rejoices at his opportunity to repent and prosper in this new country. The last lines are
Then Paeans, loud sounding, shall hail the Decree,/Which doom'd us to Exile, once more to be free!
John Byrnes identifies the author as Massey Robinson ['Our Literature in Chains', Southerly, XXI, 1 (1961), pp. 11-12.]' - Webby