Imágenes de páginas

E podos.
Vos tandem haud vacui mei labores,
Quicquid hoc fterile fudit ingenium,
Jam ferò placidam fperare jubeo

Perfunctam invidià requiem, fedefque beatas
Quas bonus Hermes
Et tutela dabit folers Roüfi,
Quo neque lingua procax vulgi penetrabit, atque longè
Turba legentum prava facesset ;

80 At ultimi nepotes, Et cordatior ætas Judicia rebus æquiora forsitan Adhibebit integro sinu. Tum livore fepulto, $i quid meremur sana posteritas fciet Roülio favente.


Ode tribus constat Strophis, totidémque Antiftrophis, una demum Epodo clausis, quas, tametsi omnes nec versuum numero, nec certis ubique colis exacte respondeant, ita tamen secuiinus, commodè legendi, potiùs, quàm ad antiquos concinendi modos rationem fpectantes. Alioquin hoc genus reétiùs fortasse dici monostrophicum debuerat. Metra partim sunt xati oxíow, partim amorAupiva. Phalencia quæ funt Spondæum tertio loco bis admittunt, quod idem in fecundo loco Catullus ad libitum fecit.


Ad CHRISTINAM Suecorum Reginam nomine

Cromwelli *.

B ,

Christina, Arctoï lucida stella poli,
Cernis quäs merui dura sub casside rugas,

Utque fenex armis impiger ora tero;
Invia fatorum dum per vestigia nitor,

Exequor et populi fortia juffa manu.
Aft tibi fubmittit frontem reverentior umbra;

Nec sunt hi vultus Regibus usque truces.




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 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 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 Mort-pac'd efforts of a trammeld Musé;
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 sound, soft meaning to impart?
He must select his words who speaks to move,

And point his purpose at the hearer'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 soft hope, these triflers awe!

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

And scorns the lame impertinence of wit.



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AMSON Agonistes

page 1 Poems on several Occasions

67 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

79 The Passion

89 On Time

92 Upon the Circumcision

93 At a Solemn Mufic

94 An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester

95 SongOn May Morning

97 On Shakespear

98 On the University Carrier

99 Another on the same

ibid. L'Allegro Il Penseroso

106 Arcades A Mark

117 Lycidas



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The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1. English d - 166 On the new forcers of conscience under the Long Para liament

168 Sonnets

169 To the Nightingale

ibid. On his being arrived to the age of 23

173 When the assault was intended to the city ibid. To a virtuous young Lady

174 To the Lady Margaret Ley

- ibid. On the detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises

175 On the same

- 176 To Mr. H. Lawes on his Airs

ibid. On the religious memory of Mrs. Catharine Thomson

177 To the Lord General Fairfax

178 To the Lord General Cromwell

ibid. To Sir Henry Vane the younger

179 On the late Massacre in Piemont

- 180 On his blindness

ibid. To Mr. Lawrence

181 To Syriac Skinner To the same

ibid. On his deceased Wife Psalms Joannis Miltoni Londinenfis Poemata

229 Elegiarum liber primus

231 Elegia Prima. Ad Carolum Deodatum ibid. 1 Elegia Secunda. In obitum Præconis Academici Cantabrigienfis

234 3


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