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Who by his all-commanding might
Did fill the new-made world with light.

For his &c.
And caus’d the golden-tressed sun,
All the day long his course to run.

For his &c.
The horned moon to shine by night,
Amongst her spangled sisters bright.

For his &c.
He with his thunder-clasping hand
Smote the first-born of Egypt land.

For his &c.

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And in despite of Pharaoh fell,
He brought from thence his Israel.

For his &c.
The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythræan main.

For his &c.

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The floods stood still like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass.

For his &c.

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But full soon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power.

For his &c.

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His chosen people he did bless
In the wasteful wilderness.

For his &c.

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58. In the wasteful wilderness.] See notes on Par. Reg. i. 7. T. Warlon.

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All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need.

For his &c.

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Let us therefore warble forth
His mighty majesty and worth.

For his &c.
That his mansion hath on high
Above the reach of mortal

eye. For his mercies ay indure, Ever faithful, ever sure.

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JOANNIS MILTONI

LONDINENSIS

POEMATA.

QUORUM PLERAQUE INTRA ANNUM ÆTATIS VIGESIMUM

CONSCRIPSIT.

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HÆC quæ sequuntur de Authore testimonia, tametsi ipse intelligebat non tam de se quam supra se esse dicta, eo quod præclaro ingenio viri, nec non amici ita fere solent laudare, ut omnia sựis potius virtutibus, quam veritati congruentja nimis cupide affin gant, noluit tamen horum egregiam in se voluntatem non esse notam ; cum alii præsertim ut id faceret magnopere suaderent. Dum enim nimiæ laudis invi. diam totis ab se viribus amolitur, sibique quod plus æquo est non attributum esse mavult, judicium interim hominum cordatorum atque illustrium quin summo sibi honori ducat, negare non potest.

Joannes Baptista Mansus, Marchio Villensis, Neapo

litanus, ad Joannem Miltonium Anglum. UT mens, forma, decor, facies, mos, si pietas sic, Non Anglus, verum hercle Angelus ipse fores.

Ad Jounnem Miltonem Anglum triplici poeseos lau

rea coronandum, Græca nimirum, Latina, atque

Hetrusca, Epigramma Jounnis Salsilli Romani.
CEDE Meles, cedat depressa Mincius urna ;

Sebetus Tassum desinat usque loqui;
At Thamesis victor cunctis ferat altior undas,

Nam per te, Milto, par tribus unus erit.

Ad Joannem Miltonum. GRÆCIA Mæonidem, jactet sibi Roma Maronem, Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parem.

SELVAGGI.

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