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with a lighted torch, and the middle person (which
is his Majesty) placed in the centre. Amph. Here stay a while: this, this,
The temple of all beauty is !
Such as love brings, and beauty best allows ! Cho. For love without his object soon is gone :
Love must have answering love to look upon. Amph. To you, best judge then of perfection ! Euph. The queen of what is wonder in the place ! Amph. Pure object of heroic love, alone ! Euph. The centre of proportion ! — Amph.
Grace! Amph. Deign to receive all lines of love in one. Euph. And by reflecting of them fill this space. Cho. Till it a circle of those glories prove,
Fit to be sought in beauty, found by love.
* If the reader is curious to know who presented the respective lovers, he may learn it from the following arrangement as given by the author.
1. The provident. Marquess of HAMILTON.
Earl of HOLLAND. 4. The valiant.
Earl of CARNARVON. 5. The witty.
Earl of NEWPORT. 6. The jovial.
Sir ROBERT STANLEY.
Sir WILLIAM BROOK. 11. The courteous.
Master GORING. 12. The elegant.
Semi-cho. Where love is mutual, still
All things in order move.
Is the true sphere of love.
Andshew your just perfections in your dance. The Cupids dance their dance ; and the Masquers
their Entry. Which done, Euclia, or a fair glory, appears in the
heavens, singing an applausive Song, or Pæan of the whole, which she takes occasion to ingeminate in the second chorus, upon the sight of a work of Neptune's, being a hollow rock, filling part of the sea-prospect, whereon the Muses sit.
The world to light !
All form to sight!
Those signatures of good and fair,
To wonder first, and then to excellence,
Cho. Which from the sea flow'd forth upon the sense,
To wonder first, and next to excellence,
Here follow the REVELS.
the heavens opening, there appear four new persons, in form of a Constellation, sitting; or a new Asterism, expecting VENUS, whom they call upon with this
That you will lend your light,
That bless or honour holy nuptial.
the Constellation, descendeth to the earth, when presently the cloud vanisheth, and she is seen sit
ting in a throne. Ven.
Here, here I present am
And these with I descend.
The vow, I go to take
Her song ended, and she rising up to go to the
queen, the throne disappears : in place of which, there shooteth up a palm-tree with an imperial crown on the top; from the root whereof, lilies and roses twining together, and embracing the stem, flourish through the crown; which she in the Song with
the CHORUS describes. Grand Cho. Beauty and Love, whose story is mysterial, In yonder palm-tree, and the crown imperial, Do from the Rose and Lily, so delicious, Promise a shade, shall ever be propitious To both the kingdoms. But to Britain's Genius The snaky rod, and serpents of Cyllenius Bring not more peace than these, who so united be By Love, as with it earth and heaven delighted be. And who this king and queen would well historify, Need only speak their names; these them will glorify : Mary and CHARLES, Charles with his Mary named
are, And all the rest of loves or princes famed are.
After this, they DANCE their going out.
AND THUS IT ENDED.