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Cease Earth, ah ! cease, proyd Babel Earth, to swell:
Heav'n blasts high tow'rş, stoops to, a low roofd cell ; FirstHeav'nmụst dwell in man,then man in Heav'n shall dwell.
Built of a lighter frame and spongy mould:
Itself of larger size, distended wide,
In divers streets and out-ways, multiplied;
Liest too much weight might hinder motion : , in
And for that end a long pipe down descends
(Which here itself, in many lesser spends) Until, low at the foot of Cephal's mount it ends.
To fit each several voice with perfect sound;
In hundred circles bended, hard and dry,
(For wat’ry softness is sound's enemy) . Not altogether close, yet meeting very nigh. .
* The Pneumon, or lungs, is nearest the heart; whose flesh is light and spongy, and very large. It is the instrument of breathing and speaking, divided. into many parcels, but all united into one body.
+ The lungs are covered with a light and very thin tunicle, lest it might hinder their motion.
# The wind-pipe, which is framed partly of cartilages, or gristly matter, because the voice is perfected with hard and smooth things (these cartilages are compassed like a ring) and partly of skin, which tie the gristles together
But smooth and pliable, made for extending,"
The * last most soft, which where the circle's scànted,
Not fully met, supplies what they have wanted
Made for the voice's better modulation :
The cover in four parts itself dividing.
Of substance hard, fit for the voice's guiding :
Which from high Cephal's mount, twice every day
Of matter hard, fitting his operation,
* And because the rings of the gristles do not wholly meet, this space is made up by muscles, that so the meat-pipe adjoining, might not be galled or hurt.
+ The Larynx, or covering of the wind-pipe, is a gristly substance, parted into four gristles; of which the first is ever unmoved, and in women often double.
| Adjoining to it, is the oesophagus or meat-pipe, conveying meats and drinks to the stomach.
§ At whose end is the Epiglottis or cover of the throat; the principal instrument of tuning, and changing the voice; and therefore gristly, that it might sooner fall when we swallow, and rise when we breathe.
With folded wreaths, steals through the quiet air ;
Begins the night, and warns us home repair ; . Bright Vesper now hath chang'd his name and place,
And twinkles in the Heav'n with doubtful face : Home then, my full fed lambs; the night comes, home
BY this the old Night's head(grown hoary gray)
Foretold that her approaching end was near; And gladsome birth of young succeeding Day, Lent a new glory to our hemisphere:
The early swains salute the infant ray,
Then drove the dams to feed, the lambs to play : And Thirsil with night's death, revives his morning lay.
Is both the Island's, and Creator's glory:
Oh Thou ! who mad'st this goodly regiment
So heav'nly fair, of basest element,
Where with thyself, thy fellow-shepherd sits ;
Content we here, low in this humble vale,
On slender reeds to sing a slender tale.
Though least in compass and of narrow space,
Of largest figure and of loveliest grace : .
Though shap'd at first the *least of all the three;
Yet highest set in place, as in degree ;
So of three parts, fair Europe is the least,
And, by the Greek and Roman monarchy,
Sway'd both the rest ; now press'd by slavery
The suburbs girt but with the common fence,
Founded with wondrous skill and great expence;
Lovely aspect and ravishing delight,
These suburbs many call the Island's face;
Whose charming beauty and bewitching grace, Oft times the ŞPrince himself inthralls in fetters base.
* The head of these three regions is the least, but noblest in frame and office, most like to heaven, being highest in this little world, as also, in figure, being round. + The brain is the seat of the mind and senses.
The head is divided into the city and suburbs; the brain within the wall of the scull, and the face without