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What was that snaky-headed Gorgon shield
Oft seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres
How charming is divine philosophy ! 16
List, list! I hear Some far-off halloo break the silent air.
Methought so too; what should it be?
Either some one like us night-foundered here,
Heaven keep my sister! Again, again, and near; Best draw and stand upon our guard.
[The Attendant Spirit lutbited lite a Shepherd.]
That halloo I should know; what are you *? Speak! Come not too near; you fall on iron stakes else.
What voice is that? My young lord? Speak again.
Thyrsis? whoso artful strains17 liavo oft delayed The huddling brook to hear his madrigal, And sweetened every musk-rose of the dale. How cam'st thou here, good swain? Hath any ram Slipped from the fold, or young kid lost his dam, Or straggling wether the pent flock forsook? How couldst thou find this dark sequestered nook?
O my loved master's heir, and his next joy!
To tell thee sadly,1S shepherd, without blame,