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Two kings like Saul, much taller than the rest, Cannot my prayers a free acceptance find?
Their equal armies draw into the field ; Nor my tears foften an obdurate mind? Till one take th' o:her prisoner they contest; My fame of chastity, by which the ikies
Courage and fortune must to conduct yield. I reacht before, by thee extinguish'd dies. This game the Persian Magi did invent,
Into my borders now larbas falls, The force of Eastern wisdom to express ; And my revengeful brother scales my walls; From thence to busy Europeans fent,
The wild Numidians will advantage take, And styl’u by modern Lombards pensive Chess. For thee both Tyre and Carthage me forlahe. Yet some that fled from Troy to Rome report, Hadst thou before thy flight but left with me Penthefilea Priam did oblige;
A young Æneas, who, resembling thee, Her Amazons, his Trojans taught this sport, Might in my light have sported, i had then
To pass the tedious hours of ten years frege. Not wholly loít, nor quite descried beep ; There the presents herself, whilst kings and peers By thec, no more my husband, but my guest,
Look gravely on whilft fierce Bellona fights; Betray'd to mischiefs, of which dcath's the leaf. Yet maiden modesty her motions steers,
With fixed looks he stands, and in his brea? Nor rudely skips o'er bishops heads like knights. By Jove's command, his struggling care lupa
Out of my hcart Eliza's name shall blot:
And that must jullify our fad divorce. AVING at large declar'd Jove's enhaffy,
Since I must you forsake, would Fate permit, Cyllenius from Æneas straight doth fly; To my desires I might my fortune fit; He loth to disobey the God's command,
Troy to her ancient splendour I would raise, Nor willing to forsake this pleasant land,
And where I first began, would end my days Alham'd the kind Eliza to deceive,
But since the Lycian L.ots, and Delphic God But more afraid to take a solemn leave;
Have destin'd Italy for our hede; He many ways his labouring thonghts revolves, Since you proud Carthage (fled from Tyre) er.; 5, But fear o'ercoming shame, at last refolves
Why hould not Latium us recciie from Tro;? (Instructed by the God of Thieves * ) to steal
As for my inn, my father's angry ghof Himself away, and his escape conceal.
Tells me bishopco by ny delays are croit, He calls his captains, bids them rig the feet,
And mighiy Jove's ambasador appsar'd That at the port they privately should nieet; With the fanie meliuge, when I law and heard; And some diflenibied colour to project,
We both are griev'il when you or I complain, That Dido should not their design fufpect :
But much the mor: when ail complaints ar: tali; But all in vain he did his plot dit use;
I call to wincit all the Gads, and thy
Beloved head, thercast ei paly
Whilst thus he speaks, she rols her aporll That wicked fame which their first love pro
Surveys hinz roun, and thus incens'd replies; Foretels the end: the queen with rage inflarn'd, Thy niother way to Goddefs, nor thy block Thus greets him: Thou diffembles, would'nt From Dardanus, but in fome horrid rocks, thou fly
Pertidious wretch, rough Caucains thee bret, Out of my arms by stealth persidiously? And with their milk Hyrcanian tigers Icd. Could not the hand I plighter, nor the love,
Difiimulation I shall now sorget, Nor thee the fate of dying Dido move?
And my reserves of rage in order fer. And in the depth of winter in the night, Culd all my prayers and fol: entrcaties force Dark a3 thy black designs to take the Bicht, Sichs from his breaft, or from his look remorse) To plow the raging seas to coasts anknow),
Where shall I first complain ? can mighty jove The kingdom thou pretend'st to, not thy own! Or Juno surh impieties approve? Were Troy restor'd, thou should'st mifruit a wird The juit Allrza sure is fled to hell; False as thy vows, and as thy heart unkind. Nor more in earth, nor heaven itself will dwell. Fly'st thou from me ? "By these dear drops of Oh Faith! him on my coasts by tempest cat!, brine
Receiving madly, on my throne I plac'd; I thee adjure, by that right hand of thine,
His men from famine, and his feet from fire By our espousals, by our marriage-bed,
I rescued : Now the Lycian Lots conspire If all my kindness aught have merited;
With Phæbus; now Jove's envoy through the air If ever I stood fair in thy esteem,
Brings dismal tidings; as if such low care From ruin me and my loft house redeem. Could rcach their thoughts, or their repose dikurb!
Thou art a false impostor, and a fourbe;
Go, go, pursue thy kingdom through the main, * Mercury
I hope, if Heaven her justice ftill retaio,
Thou Malt be wteck'd, or call upon some rock, The Queen beheld, as soon as diy appear'a,
This saying, from his hated figiit fhe fled, Arm, arm, the cry'd, and let our 'Tyrians board
With ours his fleet and carry fire and sword; Yet restless the arose, and looking out,
Leave nothing unattempted to dellroy Echolds the feet, and hears the leamen shout: That ferjur'd race, then let us dic with joy. When great Eneas pais d before the guard, What if th' event of war uncertain airc? To make a view how all things were prepar'd. Nor death, nor danger, can the desperate fear. Ah cruei Love! to what dort thou inforce But oh too late! this thing I should have done, Pocr mortal breasts! Again the hath recourse When first I plac'd the traitor on my throne. To tears and prayers, again she feels the smart Behold the faith of him who sav'd from fire Of a fr.th wound from his tyrannic dart.
His honour'd household Gods, his aged fire That the no ways nor means may leave untry'd, His pious shoulders from Troy's flamus did Thus to her fifter she herself apply'd :
bear; Dear tiiter, my resentment had not been
Why did I not his carcası
: piece-mcal tc?r, Somoving, if this fate I had forescen;
And cast it in the sea? why not destroy
All his companions, and beloved boy
And made the father on the fun to feast?
Surveys; and Juno, conscious of my woe;
Receive and grant my prayer? If he the sea
If Jove decree it, Jove's decree must itand;
From young Ascanius' fight, and be enforc'd
By violent and undeferved ones!
He shall submit, then may he not poffefs
Pursue this rate, this firvice dedicate
May from my is a new Achilles risc,
With firor.nd sword, and famine, when at length Grows loud, with leaves and scatter'd arms the Time to our great aitents contributcs firength; ground
Our seas, our shores, our armies theirs oppose, Is over-laid; yet he stands fixt, as high
And may our children be for ever foes !
Viewing the Trojan reliquus, the unsheath'd
Herself, and loftly thus lamenting srays;
Dear reliques, while that Gods and Fates give inne, in the inner court erect a pile ;
leave, Thereon his arms and once-lov'd portrait lay, Free me from care, and my glad soul receive. Thither our fatal marriage-bed convey;
That date which Fortune gave, I now must end, All cursed monuments of him with fire
And to the shades a noble ghost descend. We must abolish (so the Gods require.)
Sichæus' blood, by his false brother spilt, She gives her credit for no worse effect
I have reveng'd, and a proud city built ; Than from Sichæus' death she did suspect, Happy, alas; too happy I had liv'd, And her commands obeys.
Had not the Trojan on my coast arriv'd. Aurora now had left Tithonus' bed,
But shall I die without revenge ? yet die And o'er the world her blushing rays did spread; Thus, thus with joy to thy Sichæus fly.
Lct not low pleasures thy high reason blind, Yet be not always on affairs intent,
Still seek to learn, yet care not much from whom,
Youth, that man's age is like to be, doth show; Lut loads and girls, it on our necks 'tis calt. We may our ends by our beginnings know. De juft in all inyections; and if juir.'d
Let none direct thee what to do or say, With thot: thout arc tot, never change thy mind : | Till tree thy judgnient of the matter sway; li auglitubiinuiet thy couiti, yet fund not fiil, Let not the pleasing many thec delight; Lut wind alert, iill you lovc turp'd the hill; firit judge, if those whori thou doit please,jedge Toshe faide end micni lovcral jutho may tread,
ri! is niany doors into (neuple loud;
Search: not i» find wharlies too deeply hid, jou the fame bla.id into list muy clure, Nar to kau: things, whçc knowledge is forbid; Which instantly i palmi espanded shows : Nor climb on pyraniids, which thy head tura Tukise and faith actor turíuke the wife,
round Vet may occallusz itt!imin dify uitd;?
Standing, and whencc no kafe defeent is found: Not turning like the winú, but if the state In vain his nerves and faculties he feraiss Of things muft ciunge, he is nut obftinate; To rife, whose railing wiksetre remains : Things paft, and future, with the present weighs, They whom defert and l.vvur forwards thruf, Nor credulous of what vain runour fays. sre wile, when they their measures can ajali. lew things by wisdom are at first believ'd, When well at caf', and happy, live conteni, in caly car deceiv cs, and is deceiv'd:
And then consider why that life was lent ; For mary truths have often past for lies,
When wealthy, ihow thy wisdom. not to be lid lies as often p:i: en unit's disguise : To wealth a servant, but make wealth serve the ais fattury ico ust like frieullhip thows,
Though all alone, yet nothing think or do, So scem v bu fpeak plain truth we think our foes. Which nor a witnes nor a judge might know. No quick reply tu dubious questions make, The highest hill is the most flippery place, Surence and Catrion till prevent mistake. And Fort:inc mocks us with a iniling face. Wher any girai deign thou doft intend, And her unlieady hand hath often plac'd Think us the micans, ihe manner, and the end :
Men in high power, bue fellom holds them faft; All grea: concenmeiats nutt delays endure; Avainst her then her forces Prudence joins, Xufaucis und hatte inidic all things unfccurc;
And to the golden med herself confines. And if uncertain thy pro:enduro bi,
More in prosperity is reason tost Stay uilt fit time wear out uncertainty;
Than thips in itorms, their heims and anchors lof: : Bui il tu vijust things thou dust pretena,
Pi fore fair gailes not all our sails we bear, Ere they begin let thy preter.lions eod.
Da with side winds into fafc harbours (teer; Lit thy dilcourle be such, that thou may'it give More flops in calms on a deceitful coast, Prolit iu uthor's, or from them reccire :
Or unfeen rocks, than in high storms are last. Inaruct thic ignorant; to thuic that live
who valts out ihreats and frowns, no man deceives, Under thy curt, guod rules and putierns give; me fur rf'tance and defence he gives; Nor is 't the louit of virones, lo ictieve
Mottutery ii in fugar'd words betrays,
"Is the first fanction nature gave to man, puit,
Just or unjust, this law for ever stands, Thy life will be with praise and prudence gracid: All things are good by law which he commands; What luty or gain may jollow, thuu niay't guess, The first step, man towards Christ must justly live, Ilul tan will be iccure of the fucccis;
Whoi' us himself, and all we have, did gire:
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