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From Fields to Walls the frighted Rabble run,
Nor think themselves secure within the Town:
Till Meleagros, and his chosen Crew,
Contemn the Danger, and the Praise pursue.
Fair Leda's Twins (in time to Stars decreed)
One fought on Foot, one curb’d the fiery Steed;
Then issu'd forth fam'd Jafon after These,
Who mann'd the foremost Ship that fail'd the Seas;
Then Theseus join'd with bold Perithous came;
A single Concord in a double Name:
The Thestian Sons, Idas who swiftly ran,
And Ceneus, once a Woman, now a Man.
Lynceus, with Eagles Eyes, and Lion's Heart;
Leucippus, with his never-erring Dart;
Acastus, Phileus, Phenix, Telamon,
Echion, Lelex, and Eurytion,
Achilles' Father, and Great Phocus' Son;
Dryas the Fierce, and Hippafus the Strong;
With twice old Iolas, and Nestor then but young.
Laertes active, and Ancæus bold;
Mopfus the Sage, who future Things foretold;
And t'other Seer, yet by his Wife * unfold.
A thousand others of immortal Fame;
Among the reft, fair Atalantà came,
Grace of the Woods : À Diamond Buickle bound
Her Velt behind, that else had flow'd upon the
And shew'd her buskind Legs; her Head was bare,
But for her Native Ornament of Hair;
Which in a simple Kňot was ty’d above,
Sweet Negligence! unheeded Bait of Love!
Her sounding Quiver, on her Shoulder tyd,
One Hand á Dart, and one a Bow supply'd.
Such was her Face, as in a Nymph display'd
A fair fierce Boy, or in a Boy betray’d
The blushing Beauties of a modest Maid.
The Caledonian Chief at once the Dame
Beheld, at once his Heart receiv'd the Flame,
With Heav'ns averse. O happy Youth, he cry'd;
For whom thy Fates reserve fo fair a Bride!
He sighd, and had no leisure more to say ;
His Honour call’d his Eyes another way,
And forc'd him to pursue the now neglected Prey.
There stood a Forest on a Mountain's Brow, Which over-look'd the shaded Plains below.
No sounding Ax presum'd those Trees to bite ;
Coeval with the World, a venerable Sight.
The Heroes there arriv'd, some fpread around?
The Toils : fome search the Footsteps on the
Some from theChains the faithfulDogs unbound.
Of Action eager, and intent in Thought,
The Chiefs their honourable Danger sought:
A Valley food below; the common Drain
Of Waters from above, and falling Rain:
The Bottom was a moist and marshy Ground,
Whose Edges were with bending Oziers crown'd:
The knotty Bulrush next in Order stood,
And all within of Reeds a trembling Wood.
[amain From hence the Boar was rows'd, and sprung Like Lightning sudden, on the Warrior-Train ; Beats down the Trees before him, shakes the
Ground, The Forest echoes to the crackling Sound; Shout the fierce Youth,and Clamours ring around. Ali Atood with their protended Spears prepar’d, With broad Steel Heads the brandifh'd Wea
The Beast impetuous with his Tusks aside
2 Deals glancing Wounds; the fearful Dogs divide: All spend their Mouth aloof, but none abide. Echion threw the first, but miss’d his Mark, And stuck his Boar-spear on a Maple's Bark. Then fafon; and his Javelin seem'd to take, But faild with Over-force, and whiz'd above his
Back. Mopfus was next; but ere he threw, address'd To Phæbus, thus: O Patron, help thy Priest: If I adore, and ever have ador’d Thy Pow'r Divine, thy present Aid afford; That I may reach the Beast. The God allow'd His Pray’r, and smiling, gave him what he cou'd: He reach'd the Savage, but no Blood he drew, Dian unarm’d the Javelin as it flew.
Thischafd the Boar, his Nostrils Flames expire, And his red Eye-balls roll with living Fire. Whirld from a Sling, or from an Engine thrown, Amid the Foes, so flies a mighty Stone, As flew the Beast: The Left Wing put to flight, The Chiefs o’er-born, hé rushes on the Right.
Empalamos and Pelagon he laid
In Duft,and next to Death, but for theirFellowsAid.
Onefimus far'd worse, prepar'd to fly,
The fatal Fang drove deep within his Thigh,
And cut the Nerves: The Nerves no more sustain
The Bulk; the Bulk unprop’d, falls headlong on the
Neftor had faild the Fall of. Troy to fee, (Plain. But leaning on his Lance, he vaulted on a Tree; Then gath’ring up his Feet, look'd down with Fear, And thought his monstrous Foe was still too near. Against a Stump his Tusk the Monster grinds, And in the sharpen'd Edge new Vigour finds; Then, trusting to his Arms, young Othrysfound, And ranch'd his Hips with one continu'd Wound, Now Leda's Twins, the future Stars, appear; White were their Habits,white their Horses were: Conspicuous both, and both in act to throw, Their trembling Lances brandish'd at the Foe: Nor had they miss’d; but he to Thickets fled, Conceald from aiming Spears, not pervious to