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Sabrina rises, attended by water-nymphs, and
My sliding chariot stays,
That in the channel strays; 895
Whilst from off the waters fleet
I am here.
Of true Virgin here distrest, 505
Through the force, and through the wile
Sab. Shepherd, 'tis my office best
Brightest Lady look on me; 510
Thus I sprinkle on thy breast
Next this marble-venom'd seat,
To wait on Amphitrite's bower.
SPI. Virgin, daughter of Locrine
From a thousand petty rills,
Thy molten chrystal fill with mud j
And here and there thy banks upon
Come, Lady, while Heav'n lends us grace,
Lest the Sorcerer us entice 94»
With some other new device.
And not many furlongs thence
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Is your father's residence,
Where this night are met in state
Many a friend to grarulate -", "
His wish'd presence, and beside 950
All the swains that near abide,
With jigs and rural dance resort; •
We shall catch them at their sport,
And our sudden coming there
Will double all their mirth and cheer j 95 S
Come let us haste, the stars grow high,
But Night sits monarch yet in the mid sky.
the scene changes, presenting Ludlow town and tbe president's castle; then come in country dancers, after them the attendent Spirit, with the two Brothers and the Lany.
Spi. Back, Shepherds, back, enough your play
Other trippings to be trod
On the lawns, and on the leas. 965
This second song presents them to their father and
Noble Lord, and Lady bright,
I have brought you new delight,
Here behold so goodly grown
Three fair branches of your own;
Heav'n hath timely try'd their youth, 970
Their faith, tbeir patience, and their truth,
With a crown of deathless praise, -' i-..<
To triumph in victorious dance,
O'er sensual folly, and intemperance. ,c 975
The dances ended, the Spirit efihguizes. Spi. To the ocean now I fly, And those happy climes that lie . Where Day never shuts his eye, Up in the broad fields of the sky i There I suck the liquid air 9S0
All amidst the gardens fair - ;; i
Of Hesperus, and^his daughters three , . -
The Graces, and the rosy-bosom'd Hours,
Nard and Cassia's balmy smells. „. _r,, .
And drenches with Elysian dew
Beds of hyacinth and roses,
Where young Adonis oft reposes,
Waxing well of his deep wound 1000
In slumber soft, and on the ground
Sadly sits th' Assyrian queen;
But far above in spangled sheen
Celestial Cupid her fam'd son advanc'd,
Holds his dear Psyche sweet intranc'd, 1005
After her wand'ring labors long,
Till free consent the gods among
Make her his eternal bride,
And from her fair unspotted side
Two blissful twins are to be born, 1010
Youth and Joy; so Jove hath sworn.
But now my task is smoothly done, I can fly, or I can run Quickly to the green earth's end, Where the bow'd welkin slow doth bend, 1315 And from thence can soar as soon To the corners of the moon.
Mortals that would foljow me,
Higher than the sphery chime;
The End of Comus.