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And in his garland as he stood,
the flow'r New shot
from vernal show'r ;
22. - a cypress bud) An emblem Horace funebris Epod. V. 18. and of a funeral: and it is called in Vir- in Spenfer the cypress funeral. Faery gil feralis, Æn. VI. 216. and in Queen. B. 1. Cant. 1. St. 8.
But the fair bloffom hangs the head
28. Atropas for Lucina came;] One 49. After this tby travel fore] As of the Fates instead of the Goddess the died in child-bed. who brings the birth to light.
Whilst thou, bright Saint, high fitst in glory,
On MAY MORNING.
63. That fair. Syrian Shepherdess, within these few years been set to &c) Rachel, the daughter of La- music by Mr. Feftin, and performed ban the Syrian, kept her father's at Ranelagh gardens. sheep. Gen. XXIX. 9. and after
who from her green lap her first fon, Jofeph, died in child throws &c] This image seems bed of her second son, Benjamin. to be borrow'd from Shakespear. XXXV. 18.
Richard II. Ac 5. Sc. 4: # This beautiful little Song has who are the violets now
The flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws •
Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long.
X. + On SHAKESPEAR. 1630. Hat needs my Shakespear for his honor'd bones
The labor of an age in piled stones, Or that his hallow'd reliques should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid ? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Haft built thyself a live-long monument.
That ftrow the green lap of the 5. Dear fon of memory,] He honew-come spring ?
nors his favorite Shakespear with † This copy of verses on Shake- the same relation as the Muses spear being made in 1630, our poet themselves. For the Muses are was then in the 22d year of his called by the old poets the daughage : and it was printed with the ters of memory. See Hefiod Theog. poems of that author at London in ver. 53. 1640.
For whilft to th' shame of flow-endevoring art
* On the University Carrier, who ficken'd in the
time of his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reason of the plague. ERE lies old Hobfon; Death hath broke his
girt, And here alas, hath laid him in the dirt,
15. And so fepulcher'd] We have
* We have the following acthe word with the same accent in count of this extraordinary man in Fairfax Cant. 1. St. 25.
the Spectator NR 509.
“ Mr. To
« bias Hobson was 'a carrier, and As if his work should his fepul
or the first man in this iland who cher be.
“ let out hackney horses. He Milton has pronounced it other- “ lived in Cambridge, and observ. wife, as in Samson ver. 103.
ing that the scholars rid hard,
“ his manner was to keep a large Myself, my sépulchre, a moving “ ftable of horses, with boots, grave.
“ bridles, and whips, to furnith