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« Th’ old drudging fua fram. long-teaten way! 1.0, at her entrance Saul's forcry palacc ficcis; “ Shall at thy voice start, and mifruiriethe day; 180 Ard nimi ly there the rereftrd those fie took 2.10 “ The jocund orbs all break their meatus'il pace, O: Failer Berjantin; so long her heurd, “ And stubborn poles change their ullottolae; So larre her lin,ba, feres ve her looks, a scar'd, “ Heaven's gilded troops 19.mj cutter here and just like his ftatue, which beftrid Saul's gate,

And feem'd to guard the race it did create. “ Leaving their boating for tun'd to a sphere; In this known form fhe' approach'd the tyrant's “ Nay, thcir God too-for fear he did, when we

233 “ Took noble arms agnini kis tyrat::y,

And thus her words the facred form belyd : “ So noble armis, and in a cause to gipit,

Arise, lof hing of Bradl! canft thru lic “ That triumphs they deserve fer et ir difiat. “ Dead in this f.';', and yet the last fu righ? “ There was a dry! oh night I fee't ?2i!!, li kini thonbent, if juic's race as y.t “ 'Ihough he had fiercerfames to thrif rs in! 190 “ Sitree on Ifraei's thrcre! ard shall he fi:250 “ Ardern such powerle by a child withood? “ Did ye fororis ferm fruitful Egypt fly? “ Will flings, alıs! or pebbles, do bim cred? « From the mix brickkiln's noir flavery? “ What t’untan'd lions, wet with lerrorico, Terelis, dui fe your powerful rod obcy? “ Ard giarts, could rut, that my word fall do: Did wonders uiries, and fet, you on youTWO? “ I'll soon diffolve this peace; wire Saul's new " Could ye roi there great Praraoh's besse

193 “ (Dut Saul we know) great as my hate fruli " You who can firve a boy, and minitrol, hur? prove,

“ Forbid it, God! if thou he'tt juft; this dare « Eefore their fun mrcre he gore about, “ Call not on Saul's, on mile, and Israci's, ramu! “ I and my faitful trakés vouliarive it out. Why was Teil: fror: Cinean's fans eks? * By me, Cain of r'd up hin hrotir's re, Litwy, thrice happy, had I there been dozo “ o facrifice far worse than that letri;

Premy luilloirs discharg'ide! is remercutat, I saw him fling the store, as if he meant

This Jucalofs tribe, ev'n crown'd to the court « Atence his murder and lis rcrument,

“ grace! “ And laughi'd to fie (for’t vas a good!; fow) " Ah, Soul! thyf reart's vallu mu? theulizi “ The earth by her first tillir lutter'd lin: “ Plice to his haip niuft thy dread freptre pivo? “ I drove proud Pharaoh to tre parter f.a; 205 " What wants he now but that? caiit thou from “ He and his hoft drank up cold death ly me : (If thron bu'r man thou canst ro, how they ml

By me rebellious arms firce Corah trek, “ The youth with fongs? alas! poor monarch? « Ard Moses !curse upon that reme!) forfcok ;

you " Hither 'ye know) alınost alive he cane " Yuur thiru and only, he ten thcufund!, few! “ Throurh the cleft earth; ours was his furoral “ Himlfrue loves, himn neighbourist court:48 “ filame :

fear; “ By melu Il-fetime, mcthirts, and fuli " Vor but the name ard cmpiy title bear. “ l'crform new acis willi ir late the old. " And yet the trutor lisca, lives in thy court; « David's the next our fury mul enjoy:

"The icurt that muit bc his; where he halspurt “ "Tis not thy God himself thall fave thee, boy! “ Himself with thy concrtines, the cold,

No, if he co, may the wicle world lave peace; " Thy costly robes, thy crown. Wort thivu: “ May all ill a&iors, al ill fortune, ccafe,

told « And, banish'd from this procent court below, " This by prou: Sanrucl, when at Gilgal he 2; “ Mayla rozed, corteme' Virtue prou!" " With beidfall: threats from God afir nted

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She spoke; all star'd at firit, ardmode z pane; “ The clotard 'y'd; God faid it not, I brew; But firait the general murmur cí asplaufe “ Not Baalor ivicloch would have us d tdccfo. Ran through Death's courts; the frown'u filand “ Was not the chcice his own ? did ret thy wor? begun

" Exad the royri lot, and call it forth? To envy at the praise herf.if lad wen.

“ Hait thou not fince (niy best and great lo, Great Beelzebub karts from his burning throne " To him, and to his perifning nation, done 'To'embrace the Fiend, but itic',10w furiuris grown “ Such lasting benef ts as may inftis claim 'To ad her part, thrice law's, and hence the fled; “ A fostre asternal as thy fanie? The snakes a l hired, the fienia a'lmurired. “ Poor jirir.ce! them madmen, priifts, ardhIt was the tinie wher fint right han

«inva!:; T'enchain with ilecp the buy ipirits of man; “ Dy thine ow? Se fn, thy urgratefulson, beta And Saul himself, though in his trouled breast “ l'onaturalfo:! who can thus china be The weight of cmpire jay, teuk gertie reft: 2.0 By friendship's name, against a crown andiko! So did not Envy; but with hasie arose;

“ Betray not too thyself; take courag”, call And, as through ifrael's stately towns she goes, “ Thy'enchanted virtues forth, and be whole sa Slie frowns, and fuales her head; “ Shinc on," Lo! this great cause makes thy dead fathers. says she,

“ Breaks the firm seals of their clos'd tombs a.. « Ruins ere long fall your fole monuments be.”

eyes. The filver mcon with terror poler griw, 235 “ Nor can their jealous ashes, whilst this boy And neighbouring Hermon sweated flowery dew; “ Survives, the privilege of their graves chain Swist Jerian started, and strait backward Red, “ Rise quickly, Saul! and take that I bel's bra Hiding among thick reeds his aged head: " Which troubles thus thy life; and ev'a vurde"


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The jocund spheres began again to play, 415 Thus, when two brethren-Strings are set alike, Again each spirit sung Halleluia;

To move them both, but one of them we strike : Only that Angel was firait gone; even so Thus David's lyre did Saul's wild rage control, (But nut fo fwist) the morning-glories flow And tun'd the harsh disorders of his foul. At once from the bright sun, and itrike the ground;

WHEN Israel was from bondage led, So winged lightning the soft air does wound. 420

Led by th' Almighty's hand Slow Time admires, and knows not what to call


From out a foreign land, The motion, having no account so small.

The great fra beheld, and ficri. So flew this Angel, till to David's bed

As men pursued, when that fear past they find, He came, and thus his facred meflage said :

Stop on fome higher ground to look behind; " Awake, young man, hear what thy king has

So, whilst through wondrous ways * sworn;

425 The Sacred army went, “ He swore thy blood should paint this rising

499 The waves afar stood up to gaze,

And their own rocks did represent, * Yet to him gus securely, when he sends ;

Solid as waters are above the firmament. “ 'Tis Saul that is your foe, and God your

friends: * The man who has his God, no aid can lack; Old Jordan's waters to their spring * And be who bids thee go, will bring thee back.”' Start back with sudden fright;

Up leap'd Jel des, and did round him ftare, 431 The spring, amaz'd at sight, But could see nought ; for nought was left but air: Asks what news from sea they bring. Whilst this great vision labours in his thcught, The mountains shook ; and to the mountains' side Lo! the short prophecy t'effect is brought : The little hills leap'd round, themselves to hide ; In treacherous haste he's lent for to the king, 435 As young afrighted lambs,

500 And with him bid his charmful lyre to bring. When they aught dreadful spy, The king, they say, lies raging in a fit,

Run trembling to their helpless dans :
Which does no cures but facred tunes admit; The mighty sta and river, by,
And true it was, fost music did appeale

Were glad, for their excuse, to see the hills too fy. Th' obscure fantastic rage of Saul's disease. 440 Whai ail'd the mighty sea to sice? 505 Tell me, oh Muse! (fur thou, or nove, canft tell,

Or why did Jordan's tide The mystic powers that in bleit numbers dwell;

Back to his fountain glide ? 'Thou their great nature know'it, nor is it tit This nobleft gem of thine own crown t' omit)

Jordan's tide, what ailed thee? Tell me from whence these heavenly charms arise: Why leap'd the hills? why did the mountaina

Ihake? Teach the dull world t'admire what they despise! What aild them, their fir'd natures to forsake? As first a varicus unforni'd hint we find

Fly where thou wilt, o sea !

311 Rise in some godlike poct's fertile mind,

And Jordan's current cease! Till all the parts and words their places take,

Jordan, there is no need of thee; And with just marches verse and music niake; 450

For at God's word, whene'er he please, Such was God's poem, this world's new essay;

The rocks fall weep new waters forth instead So wild and rude in its first draught it lay;

of these.

315 Th' ungovern'd parts no correspondence knew, An artless war from thwarting motions grew; THUS sung the great Mofician to his lyre; Cill they to number and fix'd rules were brought And Saul's black rage grew softly to retire; By the Eternal Mind's poetic thought. 456 But Envy's ferpent ftili with him remain'd, Watcr and Air he for the tenor chose,

And the wife charmer's healthful voice disdain & Earth made the bass, the treble Flanie arose : Th' unthanksul king cur'd cruly of his fit, 520 To thi' active moon a quick brisk stroke he gave, Secms to lie drown'd and buried still in it; To Saturn's string, a touch more foft and grave. 460 From his past madnefs draws this wicked use, The motionsstrait, and round, and swist, and flow, To sin disguis'd, and murder with excuse : And short, and long, were mix'd and woven fo- For, whilst the fearless youth his cure pursues, Did in such artíul figures smoothly fall

And the soft medicine with kind art renews, 523 As made this decent-measur'd Dance of All. The barbarous patient casis at him his spcar ind this is music: sounds that charm our ears, (The usual sceptre that rough hand did bear) Are but one dresling that rich science wears. 461 Casts it with violent strength; but into th' room Tho' no man hiar 't, tho'no man it rehearse, An arm more strong and sure than his was come; Yet will there still be music in my verse; An Angel, whose unseen and easy might 5:0 In this great world so much of it we see,

Put-by the weapon, and misled it right. The lesser, Man, is all o'er harmony ; 470 How vain man's power is! unless God command, Storchouse of all proportions! single quire! The weapon disobeys his maiter's hand; Which first God's breath did tuncfully inspire ! Happy was now the error of the blow : From herce blest níusic's heavenly charms arise, At Giboa it will cot serve him fo. Fron sympathy, which them and man allies. One would have thought, Saul's sudden rage Thus they our souls, thus they our bodies win,

have seen, Not by their force, bu: party that’s within : 476 He had himfelf by David wounded been : Thus the frange cure, on uur spilt blood apply'd, He scorn'd to leave what he did ill begin, Sympathy to the distant wound docs guide i And thought his honour now engag'd i' th' lis

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A bloody troop of his own guards he fends 540 How vain attempts Saul's unblési anger tries,
(Slaves to his will, and falsely cail'd his friends) By is own hands deceiv'd, and servants' eyes! 600
To mend his error by a furer hlow;

" It cannot be,” said he, “ no, can it? shall So Saul crdaind, but God ordain'd not fo.

Our great ten-thousand-slayer idly fall?
Home flics the Prince, and to his trenibling wife “ The filly rout thinks God protects him fill;
Relates the new-past hazard of his life; 5 45 But God, alas! guards not the bad from ill.
Which the with decent pastion hears him teil; " Oh may he guard him! may his members be
For not her own fair eyes the lov'd so well. " In as full frength and well-set harmony 606
Upon their palace'-top, beneath a row

“ As the freth body of the first-made man Of lemon-tries

which there did proudly grow, “ Ere fin, or fin's just meed, Nisease, began ! And with bright stores of golden fruit repay 550

“ He will be else too small for our vast hate; The light they drank from the sun's neighbour And we must fare in our revenge with Fate. ing ray

" No; let us have him whole; we elíc may seem (A small, but artful Paradise) they walk'd, “ To 'ave snatch'd away but some few days from And hood in hand sad gentle things they talk'd. Here Michal first an armed troop espies

“ And cut that thread which would have dropp'd (So faithful and so quick are loving eyes') 555 Which march'd, and often glister'd thru' a wood, “ Will our great anger learn to stoop so low? That on right-hand of her fair palace tood; “ I know it cannot, will not; him we prize 615 She saw them; and cry'd out, “ They're come “ Of our juft wrath the solemn facrifice, t to kill

“ That must not blemish d be; let him remain My deareft lord; Saul's spear pursues thee ftill. “ Secure, and grow up to our stroke again. Behold his wicked guards! harte quickly fly! “ 'Twill be some pleasure then to take his breach, " For Heaven's fake, hafte ! my dear lord, do not « When he shall strive and wrestle with his death;

“ Go, let him live-_And yet----hall I then Ah, cruel father! whose ill-natur'd rage

621 Neither thy worth, nor marriage, can assuage! “ So long? good and great actions hate delay.

Will he pırı those he join'd lo late beforc? 564 “ Some foolili piety perhaps, or le "Were the two-hundred foreskins worth no more? “ That has been itill mine honour's cremy, " He shall not part us;” (then she wept between). “ Samuel, may change or crois my juft intent, At yonder window thou may'st 'Icape unseen; “ And I this formal pity fvon repent:

626 " This hand shall let thee down! stay not, bui “ Besides, Fate gives him me, and whispers this,

“ That he can fly no more, if we should miss; 'Tis not my use to send thee hence fo faft.” “ Miss! can we niiss again? Go bring him ftrait, * Best of all wonen!” he replies--and this 570 “ Tho' gafping out his soul; if the wish'd date Scarce spoke, she stops his answer with a kiss; “ Of his accurled life be alınost pait, " Throw not away,” said he, thy precious “ Some joy 'twill be to see him breathe his lat."

The troop return'd, of their short virtue' alham'ils Thou Stay't too long within the reach of death." saul's courage prais'd, and their own wcakr.cís Timely he' obeys her wise advice; and ttrait

blam'd; To unjust force she' oppokes juft deceit :

575 But when the pious fraud they understood, She meets the murderers with a virtuous lye, Scarce the rcfpect due tu Saul's sacred blood, And good disembling tears; “ May he not die Due to the facred beauty in it reign'd,

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la quiet then?” said 116,“ will they not give From Michal's murder their wild rage refrain'd. * That freedom, who fo fear lift he should live? She 'alleg'd the holiest chains that bind a wisc, ** Ex'o fate does with your cruelty conspire, 580 Duty and love; the alley'd that her own life, 640 * And spares your guilt

, yet toes what you delire. Had the refund that safety to her lord, " Muft he pot live? for that ye need not fin; Would have incurr'd just danger from his sword. " My much-wrony'd husband speechless lies Now was Saul's wrath full-grown; he takes no " And has too little left of vital breath

A violent flame rolls in his troubled breast, “To know his m'irderers, or to feel his death. And in fierce lightning from his eye does break; * One hour will do your work

586 Not his own favourites and best friends dare speak, Here her well-govern'd tears dropp'd down apace: Or look on him; but, mute and trembling all, Beauty and forrow mingled in one face

Fear where this cloud will burst, and thunder fall. Has such refiftless charms, that they believe, So, when the pride and terror of the wood, And an unwilling aptness find to grieve 530 A lion, prick'd with rage and want of food, 650 At what they came for. A pale fatue's head, Espies out from afar some well-fed beast; in linen wrapp'd, appear’d on David's bed; And brustles up, preparing for his fealt; Two servants mournful stand, and filent, by, If that by swiftness 'scape his gaping jaws, And on the table medicinal relics lie;

His bloody eyes he hurls round, his sharp pairs In the clofe room a well-plac'd taper's light 595 Tear up the ground; then runs he wild about, (55 Adds a become horror to the fight :

Laihing his angry tail, and roaring out; And for th' impression God prepar'd their fenfe; Beasts creep into their dens, and tremble there; They saw, beliey'd all this, and parted thence. Trees, tho' no wind stirring, shako with fear;

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