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Commands, which judgment gives, she still obeys,

Both to depress her flight, and raise.

Thus Mercury from heaven descends,
And to this under world his journey bends,

When Jove his dread commands has given :
But, still, descending, dignity maintains,
As much a God upon our humble plains,
As when he, towering, re-ascends to heaven.

III.
But when thy Goddess takes her fight,
With so much majesty, to such a height,

As can alone fuffice to prove,

That the descends from mighty Jove :
Gods! how thy thoughts then rise, and soar, and shine!
Immortal spirit animates each line ;
Each with bright flame that fires our souls is crown'd,
Each has magnificence of found,

And harmony divine.
Thus the first orbs, in their high rounds,

With shining pomp advance ;
And to their own cælestial sounds

Majestically dance.
On, with eternal symphony, they roll,

Each turn'd in its harmonious course,
And each inform’d by the prodigious force

Of an empyreal foul.

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CON

OF THE

SECOND VOLUME.

THE

HE Hind and the Panther, in three Parts.

Part I.

Page

Part II.

27
Part III.

52
Britannia Rediviva, a Poem on the Prince, born on
the roth of June 1688

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Mac-Flecnoe

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V. A Song
VI. The Lady's Song
VII. A Song
VIII. A Song
IX. A Rondelay
X. A Song
XI. A Song to a fair Young Lady
XII. Alexander's Feast
XIII. The Secular Masque
XIV. Song of a Scholar and his Mistress

209 210 ibid.

2 1 2 ibid.

214 220

225

PROLOGUES and EPILOGUE S.

I. Prologue spoken the first Day of the King's House acting after the Fire

227 II. Prologue spoken at the Opening of the New House, March 26, 1674

228 III. Epilogue on the same Occasion

230 IV. Prologue to the University of Oxford, 1674 231 V. Prologue to Circe

233 VI. Epilogue intended to have been spoken by the

Lady Hen. Maria Wentworth, when Calista was acted at Court

234 VII. Epilogue to the Man of Mode

235 VIII. Epilogue to Mithridates

237 IX. Prologue to Cæsar Borgia X. Prologue to Sophonisba, at Oxford, 1680 239 XI. A Prologue

240 XII. Epilogue to a Tragedy called Tamerlane

242 XIII. Prologue to the University of Oxford 1681 243

XIV. Pro

238

259

XIV. Prologue to his Royal Highness, 1682

244
XV. Prologue to the Earl of Eflex

24.6
XVI. An Epilogue for the King's House

247
XVII. Prologue to the Loyal Brother

249
XVIII. Epilogue to the same

251
XIX. Prologue to the University of Oxford, spoken

by Mr. Hart, at the acting of the Silent Woman 252
XX. Epilogue, spoken by the same

254
XXI. Epilogue, spoken at Oxford by Mrs. Marshall 255
XXII. Prologue to the University of Oxford

257
XXIII. Another

258
XXIV. Epilogue to Constantine the Great
XXV. Prologue to the Disappointment

261
XXVI. Prologue to the King and Queen, upon the
Union of the two Companies, 1666

264
XXVII. Epilogue on the same Occasion

266
XXVIII. Prologue to the Princess of Cleves 267
XXIX. Epilogue to the same

269
XXX. Prologue to the Widow Ranter

270
XXXI. Prologue to Arviragus and Philicia, revived 271
XXXII. Prologue to the Prophetess

273
XXXIII. Prologue to the Mistakes

275
XXXIV. Epilogue to Henry II.

277
XXXV. A Prologue
XXXVI. Prologue to Albumazar

279
XXXVII. An Epilogue

281
XXXVIII. Epilogue to the Husband his own
Cuckold

283
XXXIX. Prologue to the Pilgrim

284

286
XL. Epilogue to the Pilgrim

Epigram

278

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