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He fov'ran Priest stooping his regal head,
Yet more; the stroke of death he must abide,
These latest scenes confine my roving verse,
Me softer airs befit, and softer strings
Befriend me Night, best patronefs of grief,
And 26. Loud o'er the rest Cremona's trump doth ludes particularly to his poem, Christiados found;] He means Marcus Hieronymus Libri sex.
And Mantua the birth-place of Vida, who was a native of Cremona, and al- Virgil being near to Cremona, Virg. EcI. IX. 28.
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And work my flatter'd fancy to belief,
The leaves should all be black whereon I write, 34
See, see the chariot, and those rushing wheels,
There doth my soul in holy vision sit
Mine eye hath found that fad fepulchral rock
Mantua væ, miseræ nimium vicina Cremona,
Cremona now shall ever boast thy name,
My plaining verse as lively as before;
For fure fo well instructed are my tears,
Or should I thence hurried on viewless wing,
Might think th’infection of my sorrows loud
he had, when he wrote it, and nothing fatisfied with what was begun, left it unfinish'd.
Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,
vision of the four wheels and of the glory of In these poems where no date is prefixʼd, God at the river Chebar, and was carried in and no circumstances direct us to ascertain the the spirit to Jerusalem; so the poet fancies him- time when they were compos’d, we follow the self transported to the same place.
order of Milton's own editions. And before
And glut thyself with what thy womb devours,
[Time. Triumphing over Death, and Chance, and thee, O
Upon this copy of verses, it appears from the Manu
happy-making fight, ] The plain script that the poet had written To be set on a English of beatific vision, . clock-case.
15. O more exceeding love or law more just ?
Upon the CIRCUMCISION.
That erst with music, and triumphant song,
His infancy to seise!
15 Just law indeed, but more exceeding love!
For Just law indeed, but more excceeding love !] Improbus ille puer : crudelis tu quoque maVirgil Ecl. VIII. 49.
Richardson. Crudelis mater magis, an puer improbus ille?