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For we by rightful doom remediless
At a SOLEMN MUSIC.
LEST pair of Sirens, pledges of Heav’n’s joy,
20. Emptied bis glory,] An expression taken but I think with greater propriety there than from Philipp. II. 7. but not as it is in our here. . translation He made bimself of no reputation, 3. Wed your divine sounds, &c] In the Mabut as it is in the original SATOV EXEYW0s, He nuscript it appears that he had written these einptied himself.
lines thus at first. 24:
Mix your choice words, and happiest sounds for our excess,] He has used the word in the same fense Paradise Lost XI. 111.
Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to Bewailing their excess ;
Wed your divine sounds, and mix'd pow'r employ
15 Singing everlastingly; That we on earth with undiscording voice
May And as your equal raptures temper'd sweet 7. — the Saphir-color'd throne ] Alluding In high mysterious happy Spousal meet,
to Ezek. I. 26. And above the firmament that Snatch us from earth a while,
was over their heads, was the likeness of a Us of ourselves and native woes beguile, throne, as the appearance of a saphir stone. And to our high-rais'd phantasy present &c.
10. — in burning row] He had written at of pure concent,] So we read in the first in triple row. Manuscript, and in the edition of 1673, and we prefer the authority of both to the single one of 14. With those just Spiriis &c] These lines the edition in 1645, which has of pure content. were thus at first in the Manuscript.
May rightly answer that melodious noise;
VIII. * An EPITAPH on the MARCHIONESS of Winchester. THIS rich marble doth enter Τ The honor'd Wife of Winchester,
With those juft Spirits that wear the bloom
That we on earth &c.
18. May rightly answer that melodious noise;] The following lines were thus at first in the Manuscript.
By leaving out those barsh ill founding jars
ere long &c.
all the tones, dia waowy. Plin. Lib. 2. Sect. 20. * This Lady was Jane, daughter of Thomas Ita feptem tonos effici, quam diapasón harmo- Lord Vicount Savage of Rock-Savage in the niam vocant, hoc est, universitatem concentus, county of Chester, who by marriage became
Richardson. the heir of Lord Darcy Earl of Rivers; and 28. To live with him, and fing &c ] In the and the mother of Charles first Duke of Bol
was the wife of John Marquiss of Winchester, Manuscript the last line stands thus,
She died in childbed of a second fon in To live and fing with him in endless morn of the 23d year of her age, and Milton made these light.
verses at Cambridge as appears by the sequel.
Y y 2
He at their invoking came
19. He at their invoking came
But with a scarce well-lighted flame; ] From Ovid. Met. X.
4. Adfuit ille quidem ; sed nec folemnia verba, Nec lætos vultus, nec felix attulit omen.
Fax quoque, quam tenuit, lacrimoso ftridu
la fumo Usque fuit, nullosque invenit motibus ignes.