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Took up, and in fit place did reinstall?
Or did of late Earth's sons besiege the wall

Of sheeny Heav'n, and thou some goddess fled Amongst us, here below, to hide thy nectar'd head?

VIII. Or wert thou that just maid who once before Forsook the hated earth, O tell me sooth, And cam'st again to visit us once more? Or wert thou that sweet smiling youth, Or that crown'd matron sage white-robed Truth?

Or any other of that heav'nly brood
Let down in cloudy throne to do the world some
Ix. (good?

Or wert thou of the golden-winged host,
Who having clad thyself in human weed,
To Earth from thy prefixed seat didst post,
And after short abode fly back with speed,
Aj if to show what creatures Heav'n doth breed,

Thereby to set the hearts of men on fire
To scorn the sordid world, ana unto Heav'n aspire?

x. But oh why didst thou not stay here below To bless us with thy Heav'n-loved innocence, To slake his wrath whom sin hath made our foe, To turn swift-rushing black Perdition hence, Or drive away the slaughtering Pestilence,

To stand 'twixt us and our deserved smart? But thou canst best perform that office where thou art, i3

X T.

Then thou the mother of so sweet a child
Her false imagin'd loss cease to lament,
And wisely learn to curl) thy sorrows wild:
Think what a present thou to God hath sent,
And render him with patience what he lent!

This if thou do, he will an offspring give. [live. That till the world's last end shall make thy name to

II. Anno Aliaiis 19. At a Vacation Exercise in the College, part Latin, part English. The Latin speeches ended, the English thus began.

Tjlaii, native Language, that by sinews weak
Didst move my Erst endeavoring tongue to speak,
And mad'st imperfect words with childish trips,
I-Lilf-unpronounc'd, slide through my infant lips,
Driving dumb Silence frcm the portal door,
Where he had mutely sat two years before:
Here I salute thee, and thy pardon ask,
That now 1 use thee in my latter task:
Small loss it is that thence can come unto thee,
I know my tongue but little grace can do thee:
Thou need'it not be ambitious to be first,
Believe me I have thither packt the worst:
And", if it happen as I did forecast, „

The daintiest dishes shall be serv'd up last,
fpray thee then deny me not thy aid
for fhis same small neglect that I have made:

But haste thee strait to do me once a pleasure,

And from thy wardrohe bring thy chiefest treasure,

Not those new-fangled toys, and trimmings light

Which takes our late fantastics with delight,

But cull those richest robes, and gay'st attire

Which deepest spirits, and choicest wits desire:

I have some naked thoughts that rove about,

And loudlv knock to have their passage out;

And weary of their place do only stay

Till thou hast deck'd them in thy best array;

That so they may without suspect or fears

Fly swiftly to this fair assembly's cars;

Yet I had rather, if I were to choose,

Thy service in some graver subject use,

Such as may make thee search thy coffers round,

Before,thou clothe my fancy in fit sound:

Such where the deep transported mind may soar

Above the wheeling poles, and at Heav'n's door

Look in, and see each blissful deity

How he before the thunderous throne doth lie,

List'ning to what unshorn Apollo sings

To th' touch of golden wires, while Hebe brings

Immortal nectar to her kingly sire:

Then passing through the spheres of watchful fire,

And misty regions of wide air next under,

And hills of snow aud lofts of piled thunder,

May tell at length how green-ey'd Neptune raves,

In Heav'n's defiance must'rmg all his waves;

Then sing of secret things that came to past

When beldam Nature in her cradle was;

And last of kings and queens and heroes old,
Such as the wise Demodocus once told
In solemn songs at King Alcinous' feast,
While sad Ulysses' soul and all the rest
Are held, with his melodious harmony,
In willing chains and sweet captivity.
But fie, my wand'ring Muse, how thou dost stray!
Expectance calls thee now another way,
Thou know'st it must be now thy only bent
To keep in compass of thy predicament:
Then quick about thy purpos'd business come,
That to the next I may resign my room.

Then Ens is represented as father of the Predicaments his ten sons, whereof the eldest stood Jit Substance with his canons, which Ens, tins speaking, explains.

Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth The faery ladies dane'd upon the hearth; Thy drousy nurse hath sworn she did them spie Come tripping to the room where thou didst lie, And, sweetly singing round about thy bed Strow all their blessings on thy sleeping head. She heard them givetheethis, that thou shouldststill From eyes of mortals walk invisible: Yet there is something that doth force my fear, For once it was my dismal hap to hear A Sibyl old, bow-bent with crooked age, That far events full wisely could presage,

And in Time's long and dark prospective glass
Foresaw what future days should bring to pass;
Your son, said she, (nor can you it prevent),
Shall subject be to many an Accident.
O'er all his brethren he shall reign as king,
Yet every one shall make him underling,
And those that cannot live from him asunder
Ungratefully shall strive to keep him under,
In worth and excellence he shall out-go them,
Yet being above them, he shall be below them;
From others he shall stand in need of nothing,
Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing*
To find a foe it shall not be his hap,
And Peace shall lull him in her fiow'ry lap;
Yet shall he live in strife, and at his door
Devouring War shall never cease to roar:
Yea it shall be his natural property
To harbour those that are at enmity.
What power, what force, what mighty spell, if not
Your learned hands, can loose this Goi Jian knot?

The next Quantity and Quality spahe in prose; then,
Relation wai cail'd by his name.

Rivers, arise ; whether thou be the son Of utmost Tweed, or Oose, or gulphy Dun, Or Trent, who like some earth-born giant spreads His thirty arms along th' indented meads, Or sullen Mole that runneth underneath, Or Severn swift, guilty of maiden's death,

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