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Why fled the ocean? And why skipt the mountains?
Why turned Jordan toward his crystal fountains 1
Shake, Earth; and at the presence be aghast
Of Him that ever was, and aye shall last;
That glassy floods from rugged rocks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush!

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PSALM CXXXVI.

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind;

For his mercies aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of Gods he is the God;

For his, &c-
O, let us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell,

For his, <&c.
Who, with his miracles, doth make
Amazed Heaven and Earth to shake;

For his, dec.
Who, by his wisdom, did create
The painted heavens so full of state;

For his, &c.
Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the watery plain;

For his, &c.
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.
And, in despite of Pharoah fell,
He brought from thence his Israel;

For his, &c.
The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythrsean main;

For his, &c.
The floods stood still, like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass;

For his, &c.
But full soon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power;

For his, &c.
His chosen people he did bless
In the wasteful wilderness;

For his, &c.
In bloody battle he brought down
Kings of prowess and renown;

For his, &c.
He foil'd bold Seon1 and his host,
That ruled the Amorrean coast;

For his, &c.
And large-limb'd Og he did subdue,
With all his over-hardy crew;

For his, &c.

1 'Seon:' Sihon, king of Arnorites.

And, to his servant Israel,

He gave their land therein to dwell;

For his, &c.
He hath, with a piteous eye,
Beheld us in our misery;

For his, &c.
And freed us from the slavery
Of the invading enemy;

For his, (fee.
All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need;

For his, &c.
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 aye endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.

JOANNIS MILTONI

LONDINENSIS

POEMATA.

QUORUM PLERAQUE INTRA ANNUM ^STATIS VIGESIMUM CONSCRIPSIT.

Umc quse sequuntur de Authore testimonia, tametsi ipse intelligebat non tarn de se quam supra se esse dicta, eb qubd prseclaro ingenio viri, neo non amici, ita fere solent laudare, ut omnia suis potius virtutibus, quam veritati congruentia, nimis cupide affingant, noluit tamen horum egregiam in se voluntatem non esse notam; cum alii prsesertim \\t id faceret magnopere suaderent. Dum euim nimise laudis invidiam totis ab se viribus amolitur, sibique quod plus asquo est non attributum esse mavult, judicium interim hominum cordatorum atque illustrium quin summo sibi honori ducat, negare non potest.

Joannes Baptista Mansus, Marchio Villensis Neapolitans, ad Joannem
Miltonium Anglum.

Ut mens, forma, decor, facies, mos, si pietas sic,
Non Anglus, veriim hercle Angelus,1 ipse fores.

Ad Joannem Miltonem Anglum, triplici poeseos laurea coronandum, Gracd nimirum, Latina, atque Hetrusca, Epigramma Joannis Salsilli Romani.

Cede, Meles; cedat depressa Mincius urnS;

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

Nam per te, Milto, par tribus unus erit.

Ad Joannem Miltonum.

Gr.ecia Mseonidem, jactet sibi Roma Maronem,
Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parem.

Selvaggi.

] 'Anglus, verum hercle" Angelas:' alluding to the well-known story of Gregory seeing two beautiful English youths in Rome, and usins the above words.

AL SIGNOR GIO. MILTONI, NOBILE INGLESE. ODE.

Ergimi all' Etra ò Clio

Perche di stelle intreccierò corona

Non più del Biondo Dio

La fronde eterna in Pindo, e in Elicona;

Diensi a merto maggior, maggiori i fregi,

A celeste virtù celesti pregi.

Non può del tempo edace
Rimaner preda, eterno alto valore;
Non pub l' oblio rapace,
Furar dalle memorie eccelso onore,
Su l' arco di mia cetra un dardo forte
Virtù m' adatti, e ferirb la morte.

Dell' ocean profondo

Cinta dagli ampi gorghi Anglia risiede

Separata dal mondo,

Però che il suo valor l' umano eccede:

Questa feconda sa produrre Eroi

Ch' hanno a ragion del sovruman tra noi.

Alla virtù sbandita

Danno nei petti lor fido ricetto,

Quella gli e sol gradita,

Perche in lei san trovar gioia e diletto;

Ridillo tu, Giovanni, e mostra in tanto

Con tua vera virtù, vero il mio Canto.

Lungi dal patrio lido

Spinse Zeusi l'industre ardente brama;

Ch' udio d' Elena il grido

Con aurea tromba rimbombar la fama,

E per poterla effigiare al paro

Dalle più belle Idee trasse il più raro.

Cosi V ape ingegnosa

Trae con industria il suo liquor pregiato

Dal giglio e dalla rosa,

E quanti vaghi fiori ornano il prato;

Formano un dolce suon diverse corde,

Fan varie voci melodia concorde.

Di bella gloria amante Milton dal ciel natio per varie paiti

Le peregrine piante Volgesti a ricercar scienze, ed arti;

Del Gallo regnator vedesti i regni, E dell' Italia ancor gli Eroi più degni.

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