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Huc etiam referenda est Torrismeni apud Drydenum oratio, senis in carcerem detrusi miseram fortunam simpliciter quidem et poetice fimul describentis :

Antrum profundi carceris adibam nigrum, Solis tepenti luce viduatum locum ;

Septum tenebris, atque Squalentem fitu; Videbam ibi (vidi licet vix dixerim) « Regem, revin£tum vinculis, regem tamen, Sortemque magno pectore ferentem malam! Tremula coruscans luce, dubiaque humidos

Lampas vapores vix fugat-madido solo Stratus jacebat membra suspiciens fenex : Labitur ocellis gutta in humentes genas « Subinde, et oris imbre canitiem rigat.

Caput levavibrachia circumdedit Humeris, suumque prefit ad peétus tenens

Amplexibus; collo pependi, atque asperi Socius doloris miscui lacrymas filens !

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do I have been in such a dismal Place,

“ Where Joy ne’er enters, which the Sun ne'er chears ;
“ Bound in with Darkness, over-spread with Damps;
“ Where I have seen (if I could say I saw)
" The good old King, majestick in his Bonds,
" And ’midst his Griefs most venerably great,
By a dim winking Lamp, which feebly broke
“ The gloomy Vapours: He lay stretch'd along
“ Upon th' unwholsome Earth, his Eyes fix'd upward,
« And ever and anon a silent Tear

« Stole

Eft etiam ubi mens perturbata imaginibus penitus externis, et tanquam adventitiis denotatur. Sic Calista apud Rowium animi sui desperationem indicat.

« Natum dolori mente formavi locum, (Utinam recessus ifte contingat mihi) « Vallem reductam, nempe, quam claudit vetus,

Musco virens, umbra horridum picea nemus ! Ibi fnistra corvus infauftus canit Omina; filentium loci rumpit levi Murmure fluentis amnis exiguus fonus ; Humana nulla cernere eft veftigia,

Osa nisi savo amore quondam perdita,

Quali egomet hodie pereo, quæ petiit locum Moribunda tristem, virgo non patiens fui .

Præterea

“ Stole down, and trickled from his hoary Beard ;-
“ He fent for me, and while I rais'd his Head,
“ He threw his aged Arms about my Neck;
“ And seeing that I wept, he press’d me close.
“ So leaning Cheek to Cheek, and Eyes to Eyes,
" We mingled Tears in a dumb Scene of Sorrow.

DOUBLE DISCOVERY.

My fad Soul “ Has form'd a dismal melancholy Scene; « Such a Retreat as I would wish to find : “ An unfrequented Vale, o'ergrown with Trees “ Mofly and old, within whose lonesome Shade

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Præterea reperire sæpe eft apud poetas, et præcipue Shakesperium, fimplicitatem iftam poeticis coloribus haudquaquam carentem.

Teftor illam in Hamletio narrationem viyidam de morte Ophelia ;

Es in fluentum prominens viridis falix,

Frondesque liquido fpeculo denfa tremunt ; «Huc venit Ophelia floribus variis manu « Ferens corollam textilem, bullis, rops,

Vidlifque, nulla lege compositam ; ftatim so Conscendit incauta arborem veluti volens

Figere corollam pendulo ramusculo ;

Infidus ille deficit plantæ , ruit «« Virgo coronam floream fecum trahens;

Sufpenfa paffis vestibus undis natat, « Et cantilenas voce ceu Siren dedit Tristes canora ; nescit infelix adit « Perícla quanta ; Nereis tanquam, maris « Incola videtur, donec epotis aquis

“ Ravens and Birds ill-omen'd only dwell :
“ No Sound to break the Silence, but a Brook
$c That, bubbling, winds among the Weeds: No Mark
“ Of any human Shape that had been there ;
“ Unless a Skeleton of some poor Wretch,
& Who had long since, like me by Love undone,
Sought that fad Place out to despair and die in.

FAIR PENITENT:

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« Onusta veftis fidit ; beu! fundens melos « Obruitur undis turbidis f.

Cui cognatam quidem et fortaffis parem apud Fletcherum carceris custodis filiæ descriptionem æquum eft hic loci adeamus, quam certe ab ipfo Shakesperio fcriptam nonnulli judicaverunt :

Pifcans in amplo regiam juxta lacu, Dum pone densas carices latui, meo Intentus operi, et facile patiens, personat Aures acuta, nescio qualis, procul Vox refona; miror audiens dein canticum

fThere is a Willow grows aflant a Brook,

" Thát shews his hoar Leaves in the glasfy Stream,
66 There with fantastick Garlands did she come,
« Of Crow-flowers, Nettles, Daisies, and long Purples ;
“ There on the pendent Boughs her Coronet-weeds
“ Clambering to hang, an envious Sliver broke,
" When down her weedy Trophies and herself
« Fell in the weeping Brook : her Cloaths spread wide,
“ And Mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up,
" Which Time she chaunted Snatches of old Tunes,
“ As one incapable of her own Distress,
6. Or like a Creature native and indued
“ Unto that Element; but long it could not be,
« Till that her Garments, heavy with their Drink,
« Pulld the poor Wretch from her melodious Lay
• To muddy Death.

HAMLET.

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Mulieris ore suaviter, exigue tamen,
ss Puerive missum; protinus juris sui
Arundo vibrat undulis ; peto locum ;
s. At ille juncis confitus, cannis frequens
Fallit tuentem ; forte qua cæcum fibi
« Piscator aditum fecerat spe&tans, satis

Agnosco certis filiam hgnis tuam.
Humi recumbens auribus dulces fonos
ço Attentus bauh; concinit multum ; nibil
sc Distinęte; præter ista, quæ miris modis
Iterat iteratque ; Palamon in sylvas abit,
« Abit rubetis mora le&turus nigra ;

Luftrabo nemora crastino quærens die ; « Prodent sed illum compedes tinnitibus « Quid inde de me fiet ?-astabunt mibi « Centum puellæ, innupta virginum cohors, Cinetæ coronis capita, floribus comas

Nigras decora, labra purpurea velut

Cerafis rubentes roscidis, genas rofis « Nos rege coram pedibus antiquo modo Motis, choreas rite ducentes leves, « Veniam precemur ; inde sermonem novum Cæpit, querela temet ingenti dolens Cras perditurum regio jussu caput ; « At unde carpam funebres flores, ait, Niteantque pulchre cuneta curabo domi ? Tum cantilenas recinit infaustas, abes

Formose Palamon, Palamon O juvenis nimis * Formose, dilete nimis, beu Palamon abes,

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