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ON THE DEATH OF

As chemisls gold from brass by fire would draw, | Though mighty raptures we in Homer find,
Pretexts arc into treason forg'u by law.

Yet, like himself, his characters were bliud :
His wisdom fuch, at once it did appear

Virgii's sublimed eyes not only gaz'd, Three kingdoms wonder, and three kingdoms fear; But his sublimed thoughts to Heaven were rais'd. While single he stood forth, and feem'd, although Who reads the honours which he paid the gods, 21 Each had an army, as an equal foc.

Would think he had beheld their bleft abodes; Sach was his force of eloquence, to make And, that his hero might accomplith'd be, 'The hearers more concern'd than he that fpake; From divine blood he draws his pedigree. Each seem'd to act that part he came to see, From that great judge your judgment takes its law, And none was more a looker-on than he; rand by the best original docs draw So did he move our passions, some were known Bonduca's hoaour, with those heroes Time To wilh, for the defence, the crime their own. Had in oblivion wrapt, his faucy crime ; Now private pity firove with public hate, To them and to your nation you are just, Rcafon with rage, and eloqu: nce with fate: In railing up their glories from the duit ; 30 Now they could him, if he could them forgive; And to Old England you that right have done, He's not 100 guilty, but too wise to live;

To fhcw, no story nobler than her own,
Lefs fcem those faas which treason's nick name

bore,
Than such a fear'd ability for more.
They airer death their fears of him expresa,
His innocence and their own guilt confess.

E LE GY
Their legislative frenzy they repent :
Enadirg it souli make no precedent.
This fate he could have 'scap'd, but would not lose HENRY LORD HASTINGS. 1650.
Honour for life, but rather nahly chose
Death from their fears, than safety from his own,

escs That his last action all the rest might crown.

Will weep at their own lad discoveries;
When every line they add improves thy loss,

till having view'd the whole, they fum a cross;
Such as derides thy pasions' best relief, S

And scorns the fuccours of thy cafy grics. TO A PERSON OF HONOUR, Yet, lift thy ignorance betray thy nanie ON HIS INCOMPARABLE TOEM".

Of man and pious, read and mourn: the frame

Of an exemption, from just sense, doth tht w
HAT mighty' gale hath rais'd a fight fo Irrational, beyond excess of woe.
trong?

Since reason, then, can privilege a tear,
So high above all vulgar eyes? so long? Manhood, uncensur'd, pay that tribute here,
One tingle rapture scarce itself confiucs

Upon this noble urn. Here, here renains
Within the limits of four thousand lines:

Durt far more precious than in India's veios : And yet I hope to see this noble heat

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Within these cold enibraces, ravish d, lies 13 1 Continue, till it makes the piece compleat, That which compleats the age's tyrannies : That to the latter age it may defcendi,

Who wcak to such another ill appear, And to the end of time its beanis extind.

For what destroys our hope, secures our fcar. When pocsy joins profit with delight,

What an unexpiated, in this land Her images Thould be most exquisite,

Of groans, hath guided fo severe a hand? Since man to that perfection cannot rife,

The late great victim" that your ultars knew, Of always vir:uous, fortunate, and wife;

Ye angry gods, might have excus'd this new
Therefore the patterns man th: uld invitate Oblation, and have spar'd one lofty light
Above the life our mafters Thould create. Of virtue, to inform our steps aright;
Hircin, if we consult with Creece and Rome, 15 By whose example good, condemned we 25
Grecce (as in war, hy Rome was overcome;

Might have run on to kirder destiny.
But, as the leader of the herd fell first

A facritice, to quench the raging thirst • The Honourable Edward Howard, hy lis Orindam'd vergeance for past crimes; lo none poem called" The British Prices,'engag.j the but this white-satted yourgling could atone, 30 attention of by far the most emincat ci his con

By his untimely fate, that impious smoke, temporaries; who played upon iis vanity, as the That fullied earth, and did Heaven's pity choak. Wits of half a century bufore had dons on that of

Let it suffice for us, that we have lost Thorras Caryat, by writing (X*ravagant com

In him, more than the widow'd world can boat piments on bis works. Set Eutler's, Walier's,

In any lump of her remaining clay.

35 Sprat's, and Dorlet's verses, in their respective Fair as the grey-ey'd morn he was: the day, volusies; and m the" Sclect Collection of Mil.

Youthful and climbing upwards ft:'!, imparts cellaneous Poems, 1989," vol. iii. p. 105, are other No haite like that of his increasing parts:

Prics on the fame subject by Martin Cigord, and the Lord Vuuglian. N.

King Charles the Firtt.

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Like the meridian beam, his virtue's light
Was seen as full of comfort, and as bright. 40
Had his noon bech as fix'd as clear-but he,
That only wanted immortality
To make him perfect, now submits to night,
In the black bosom of whose fable spite,
He leaves a cloud of Aeth behind, and flies, 45
Refin'd, all ray and glory to the skies.

Great faint! shine there in an eternal sphere,
And tell those powers to whom thou now draw'st
That by our trembling sense, in Hastings dead,
Their anger and our ugly faults are read; So
The short lines of whose life did to our eyes
Their love and majesty epitomize.
Tell them, whose fiern decrees impose our laws,
The feasted grave may close her hollow jaws;
Though sin search nature, to provide her here 55
A fecond entertainment half so dear,
She'll never meet a plenty like this hearse,
Till Time present her with the Universe.

ncar,

And because they are loth
To discover the troth,
They must give word and oath,
Though they will forfeit both.
Thus the conftitution
Condemns them every one,
From the father to the fon.

But John
(Our friend) Mollesson
Thought us to have out-gene
With a quaint invention.
Like the prophets of yorc,
He complain'd long before,
of the mischiefs in store,
Ay, and thrice as much more.
And with that wicked lye,
A letter they came by
From our king's majesty.

But fate
Brought the letter too late,
'Twas of too old a date
To relieve their damn'd itate.
The letter's to be seen,
With feal of was fo green,
At Dantzige, where 't has been
Turn'd into good Latin.
But he that gave the hint
This letter for to print,
Must also pay his slint.

'That trick, Had it come in the nick, Had touch'd us to the quick But the messenger fell fick. Had it later been wrote, And sooner been brought, They had got what they fought, But now it serves for nought. On Sandys they ran aground, And our return was crown'd With full then thousand pound.

ON

ON

MR. THOMAS KILLIGREW'S RETURN

FROM VENICE,

AND

MR. WILLIAM MURREY'S

MY LORD CROFT'S AND MY JOURNEY

IN TO POLAND, PROM WIENCE WE BROUGHT £. 10,000 FOR HIS MAJESTY, BY THE DECIMATION OF MI3

SCOTTISH SUBJECTS THERL.

Toen te beil, for the foul

of the pure ones in Pole,
Which are damn'd in our scroul.
Who having felt a touch
Of Cockram's greedy clutch,
Which though it was not much,
Yet their stubbornness was such,
That when we did arrive,
'Gainst the stream we did strive;
They would neither lead nor drive :

Nor lend
An ear to a friend,
Nor an answer would send
To our letter fo well penn'd.
Nor affilt cur affairs
With their monies nor their wares,
As their answer now declares,
But only with their prayers.
Thus they did persist
Did and said what they lift,
Till the dyet was dismist;
Buc then our breech they kilt.

For when
It was mov'd there and then
They fould pay one in ten,
The dyet said, Amen.

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FROM SCOTLAND.

O'From Venice is come

And hath left the statesman behind him :

Talks at the same pitch,

Is as wise, is as rich; And just where you left him, you find him.

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