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Plain in thy neatness? O how oft shall he
Who now enjoys thee credulous, all gold,
GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH.
T'whom thou untry'd seem'st fair. Me, in my vow'd Picture, the sacred wall declares t' have hung My dank and dropping weeds
To the stern God of sea.
BRUTUS thus addresses DIANA in the country of LEOGECIA.
GODDESS of shades, and huntress, who at will Walk'st on the rowling spheres, and thro' the deep; On thy third reign the earth look now, and tell What land, what seat of rest, thou bidd'st me seek, What certain seat, where I may worship thee 5 For aye, with temples vow'd, and virgin quires.
2 rowling spheres] Tickell and Fenton read lowring spheres.'
To whom, sleeping before the altar, DIANA answers in a vision the same night.
BRUTUS, far to the west, in th' ocean wide,
AH Constantine, of how much ill was cause,
FOUNDED in chaste and humble poverty,
Another Constantine comes not in haste.
THEN past he to a flow'ry mountain green, Which once smelt sweet, now stinks as odiously:
This was the gift, if you the truth will have,
WHOм do we count a good man? Whom but he
THE power that did create can change the scene
ALL barbarous people and their princes too,
The very wandering Scythians do.
Let wars and tumults ever cease.
THE worst of poets I myself declare,
ABSTAIN, as manhood you esteem,
THIS is true liberty, when freeborn men
No eastern nation ever did adore
The majesty of sovereign princes more.
AND Britons interwove held the purple hangings.
LAUGHING, to teach the truth,
What hinders? As some teachers give to boys Junkets and knacks, that they may learn apace.
JOKING decides great things.
Stronger and better oft than earnest can.
"TIs you that say it, not I. You do the deeds, And your ungodly deeds find me the words.
THERE can be slain
No sacrifice to God more acceptable,
IN silence now and with attention wait,
That ye may know what th' Eunuch has to prate.
GLAUCUS, in Lycia we're ador'd as gods,