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Yet art thou not inglorious in thy fate-
For fo Apollo, with unweeting hand, . •

Whilome did flay his dearly-loved mate,
Young Hyacinth born on Eurotas' fband, 45

Young Hyacinth the pride of Spartan land;

But then transformed him to a purple flower: Alack thdt.fo to. change thee Winter:had no power.

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Yet can I not perfuadc me tbou art dead.

Or that thy. corfe corrupts in carth'sdark womb; 39

Or that thy beauties lie in wormy bed, • - • .

Hid from the world in a low delved tomb;

Could Heav'n for pity thee fo ftri&ly doom?

Oh no! for fomething in thy, face did Oiine Above mortality, that fhow'd thou waft divine,' 35T

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Refolve me then, oh Soul mof t furely- bleft,

(If fo it be that thou thefe plaints dofrhear)

Tell me, bright Spirit, where'er tho(i hovereft,

Whether above that high firft-moving fphere,

Or in the Elyfian field*; (if fuch there were) 40

Oh fay me true, if thou wert mortal wight, And why from us fo quickly thou didft take thy flight.

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Wert thou fiime ftar which from the ruin'd roof
Qf-fhakM Olympus by mifchance didft fall;
Which careful Jove in Nature's, true behoof 45
Took up, and in fit place did reinftall?
Or did of late Earth's fons befiege the wall

Of fheeny Heav'n, and thou foirie goddefs fled Amongft us here below, to hide thy nectar'd head?

VIII. Or wert thou that juft maid who once before JO Forfook the hated earth, O tell me fboth, And cam'ft again to vifit us once more? Or wert thou that fweet fmiling youth, Or that crown'd matron fage white-robed Truth.'

Or any other of that heav'nly brood ;$

Let down in cloudy throne to do the world fome good J

'IX. Or wert thou of the golden-winged hoft, Who having clad thyfelf in human weed, To Earth from thy prefixed feat didft poft, And after fhort abode fly back with fpeed, 60

As if to fhow what creatures Heav'n doth breed,

Thereby to fet the hearts of men on lire To fcorn the fordid world, and unto Heav'n afpirc i

X. But oh why didft thou not ftay here below To blefs us with thy Heav'n-lov'd innocence, 65 To flake his wrath whom fm hath made our foe, To turn fwift-rufhing black Perdition hence, Or drive away the flaughtering Peftilence,

To ftand 'twixt us and our deferved fmart? 69 But thou canft bef t perform that office where thou art. XI.

Then thou the mother of fo fweet a child >

Her falfe imagin'd lofs ceafe to lament,
And wifely learn to curb thy forrows wildi
Think what a prefent thou to God haft fent,
And render him, with patience what he lent! 75
This if thou do, he will an onspring give, [lure.
That till the world's laft end Hull make thy name to

II. Anno ttatis 10. At a vacation exercife in the college,part Latin, part Engfijh. The Latin fpeeches ended, . the Englijh thusiegan.

Hail native Language, that by fincus weak

Didft move my firft endevoring tongue to fpeak,

And mad'ft imperfett words with childifh trips,

llalf-unpi oaoane'd. Hide through my imam-lips,

Driving dumb Silence from the portal door, 5

Where lie had mutely fat two years beforei

Here I falute thee, and thy pardon afk,

That now L ufe thee in my latter talk i

Small lofs it is that thence can come unto thee,

I know my tongue but little grace can do theei 10

Thou need'ft not be ambitious to be firft,

Believe me I have thither packt the worft i

And, if it happen as I did forccalt,

The daintieftdilb.es fhall be ferv'd up laft.

I. pray thee then deny me not thy aid t$

for this fame fmall neglcct that I have made 1

Bot hafle thee (trait to do me once a pleafure,
And from thy wardrobe bring thy chiefeft treafure,
Not thofe new-fangled toys, and trimming flight,
Which takes our late fantaftics with delight, 40

But cull thofe richeft robes, and gay'ft attire,
Which decpeft fpints, and choiceft wits defire:
I have fome naked thoughts that rove about,
And loudly knock to have their paflage out;
And weary of their place do only ftay S3

Till thou haft deck'd them in thy beft array;
That fo they may without fufpeft or fears
Fly fwiftly to this fair aflemblv's ears;
Yet I had rather, if I were to chufe.
Thy fervice in fome graver fubjeft Ufe,: .30

Saclv as may make thee fearch thy coffers round,
Before thou clothe my fancy in fit found!
Such where the deep tranfported mind may foar
Above the wheeling poles, and at Heav'n's door
Look in, and fee each blrfsful deity 3S

How he before the thunderous throne doth Be,
I.ift'ning to what unfhorn Apolio fings
To the touch of golden wires, while Hebe brings
Immortal neiftar to her kingly fire:
Then pafting through the fpheres of watchful fire, 40
And mifty regions of wide air next under,
And hills of fnow and lofts of piled thunder,
May tell at length how green-ey'd Neptune raves
In Heav'n's defiance muft'ring all his waves;

Then fing of fecret things that came to pafs 45

When beldam Nature in her cradle was;
And laf t of kings and queens and heroes old,
Such as the wife Demodocus once told
In folemn fongs at King Alcinous' feafr,
While fad Ulyffes' foul and all the reft 50

Are held with his melodious harmony
In willing chains and fweet captivity.
But fie, my wand'ring Mufe, how thou doft ftray!
Expeftance calls thee now another way,
Thou know'ft it muft be now thy only bent SS

To keep in compafs of thy predicament:
Then quick about thy purpos'd bufinefs com2,
That to the next I may refign my room.
Then Ens is reprefented as father of the Predicaments his
ten fins, whereof the eldeft flood for fulftance -with his
canons, -which Ens, tbus fpcaking, explains.
Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth
The faery ladies dane'd upon the hearth; 60

Thy droufy nurfe hath fworn fhe did them fpie
Come tripping to the room where thou didft lie,
And fweetly finging round about thy bed
Strow all their bleffings on thy fleeping head.
She heard them give thee this, that thou fhouldft ftill
From eyes of mortals walk invifible: 66

Yet there is fomething that doth force my fear,
For once it was my difmal hap to hear

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