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Strophe 3.
Nam te Roülius sui
Optat peculî, numeróque justo
Sibi pollicitum queritur abesse,
Rogatque venias ille cujus inclyta
Sunt data virûm monumenta curæ :
Téque adytis etiam facris
Voluit reponi, quibus & ipfe præsidet
Æternorum operum custos fidelis,
Quæstorque gazæ nobilioris,
Quàm cui præfuit lön
Clarus Erechtheides
Opulenta dei per templa parentis
Fulvosque tripodas, donaque Delphica,
Ion Actæâ genitus Creüsâ.

65

Antistrophe.
Ergo tu visere lucos
Mufarum ibis amenos,
Diamque Phæbi rursus ibis in domum,
Oxoniâ

quam

valle colit
Delo pofthabitâ,
Bifidòque Parnasli jugo :
Ibis honeftus,
Poftquam egregiam tu quoque fortem
Nactus abis, dextri prece sollicitatus amici.
Illic legéris inter alta nomina
Authorum, Graiæ fimul & Latinze
Antiqua gentis lumina, & verum decus.

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Epodos.
Vos tandem haud vacui mei labores,
Quicquid hoc fterile fudit ingenium,
Jam ferò placidam sperare jubeo

75
Perfunctam invidiâ requiem, fedesque beatas
Quas bonus Hermes
Et tutela dabit folers Roüsi,
Quo neque lingua procax vulgi penetrabit, atque longe
Turba legentum prava facesset ;

80 At ultimi nepotes, Et cordatior ætas Judicia rebus æquiora forsitan Adhibebit integro sinır. Tum livore sepulto,

85 Si quid meremur sana pofteritas fciet Roüsio favente.

Ode tribus constat Strophis, totidémque Antiftrophis, unâ demum Epodo clausis, quas, tametfi omnes. nec versuum numero, nec certis ubique colis exactè. respondeant, ita tamen secuimus, commodè legendi potiùs, quàm ad antiquos concinendi modos rationem spectantes. Alioquin hoc genus rectiùs fortasse dici monostrophicum debuerat. Metra partim funt nate oxíow, partim amoenuméro. Phaleucia quæ funt Spondæum tertio loco bis admittunt, quod idem in secunde loco Catullus ad libitum fecit.

Ad

Ad CHRISTINAM Suecorum Reginam nomine

Cromwelli *.

B ,

Christina, Arctoï lucida stella poli,
Cernis quas

merui dura fub casside rugas,
Utque fenex armis impiger ora tero;
Invia fatorum dum per veftigia nitor,

Exequor et populi fortia jusfa manu.
Ast tibi submittit frontem reverentior umbra ;

Nec sunt hi vultus Regibus usque truces.

B

TRANSLATION, from TOLAND's Life of MILTON.

RIGHT martial maid, queen of the frozen zone,

The northern pole supports thy shining throne;
Behold what furrows age and steel can plow,
The helmet's weight oppress’d this wrinkled brow.
Through fate's untrodden paths I move, my hands
Still act my free-born people's bold commands:
Yet this stern shade to you submits his frowns,
Nor are these looks always severe to crowns.

* These verses were sent to Christina Queen of Sweden with Cromwell's picture, and are by some ascribed to Andrew Marvel, as by others to Milton: but I should rather think they were Milton's, being more within his province as Latin Secretary.

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A FRAG.

A FRAGMENT, from the Italian;
Addressed to a young Lady, at Florence, who did not

understand English.
HEN, in your language, I, unskill'd, address

The short-pac'd efforts of a trammel'd Muse;
Soft Italy's fair critics round Me press,

And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Why, to our tongue's disgrace, does thy dumb love

Strive, in rough found, soft meaning to impart?
He must select his words who speaks to move,

And point his purpose at the healer's heart.
Then laughing they repeat my languid lays

Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps they cry,.
For whom thou hast a tongue, may feel thy praise;

But we must understand ere we comply!
Do thou, my soul's foft hope, these triflers awe!

Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write;
Since love from filent looks can language draw,

And Scorns the lame impertinence of wit.

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

THE

THIRD VOL U M E.

SAM

79

89

92

AMSON Agonistes

page 1

Poems on several Occasions

69

On the death of a fair Infant dying of a cough 71

At a Vacation Exercise in the College

75
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
The Passion
On Time
Upon the Circumcifion

93
At a Solemn Music

94
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester

95
Song. On May Morning

97
On Shakespear

98
On the University Carrier

99

Another on the same

ibid.

L'Allegro

101

Il Penserofo

. 106

Arcades

A Malk

117

Lycidas

159

The

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