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The pride of her carnation train,
22. a cypress bud ] An emblem of a 28. Atropos for Lucina came;] One of the funeral : and it is called in Virgil feralis, Æn. Fates instead of the Goddess who brings the VI. 216. and in Horace funebris Epod. V. 18. birth to light. and in Spenser the cypress funeral. Faery Queen. 49. After this tby travel fore] As she died B. 1. Cant. 1. St. 8.
Here be tears of perfe& moan
63. The fair Syrian fhepherdefs, &c) Rachel, * This beautiful little Song has within these the daughter of Laban the Syrian, kept her few years been set to music by Mr. Feftin, and father's Theep. Gen. XXIX. 9. and after her performed at Ranelagh gardens. first son, Joseph, died in child-bed of her second son, Benjamin. XXXV. 18.
With thee there clad in radiant sheen,
O W the bright morning star, day's harbinger,
Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose.
Hail bounteous May that doft inspire
Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.
This image seems to be borrow'd from Shake- + This copy of verses on Shakespear being spear. Richard H. Act 5. Sc. 4. 5 4.
made in 1630, our poet was then in the 22d who are the violets now
year of his age : and it was printed with the That ftrow the green lap of the new-come poems of that author at London in 1640. spring?
Or that his hallow'd reliques should be hid
by the old
5. Dear son of memory, ] He honors his fa
* We have the following account of this vorite Shakespear with the fame relation as the extraordinary man in the Spectator Ne
509. Muses themselves. For the Muses are called « Mr. Tobias Hobson was a carrier, and the
poets the daughters of memory. See “ first man in this iland who let out hackney Hesiod Theog. ver. 53.
“ horses. He lived in Cambridge, and ob
serving that the scholars.rid hard, his man15, And so sepúlcher'd] We have the word
ner was to keep a large stable of horses, with the same accent in Fairfax Cant. 1. St. 25.
“ with boots, bridles, and whips, to furnish As if his work should his Sepúlcher be. “ the gentlemen at once, without going from
college to college to borrow, as they have Milton has pronounced it otherwise, as in
“ done since the death of this worthy man: Samson ver. 103,
" I say, Mr. Hobfon kept a stable of forty Myself, my sépulchre, a moving grave. « good cattel, always ready and fit for tra
XI. On the University Carrier, who ficken'd in the time
of his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reason of the plague. ERE lies old Hobson ; Death hath broke his girt,
; And here alas, hath laid him in the dirt, Or else the ways being foul, twenty to one, He's here stuck in a slough, and overthrown. 'Twas such a shifter, that if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down; For he had any time this ten years full, Dodg’d with him, betwixt Cambridge and the Bull. And surely Death could never have prevaild, Had not his weekly course of carriage faild;
“ veling; but when a man came for a horse,“ arm, with this inscription upon the said bag,
a “ he was led into the stable, where there was
« The fruitful mother of an hundred more." great choice, but he obliged him to take “ the horse which stood next to the stable- Mr. Ray in his Collection of English Proverbs “ door ; so that every customer was alike well says that he raised himself to a great estate, and “ served according to his chance, and every did much good in the town, relieving the “ horse ridden with the same justice : from poor, and building a public conduit in the “ whence it became a proverb, when what market-place. The inscription on the conduit “ ought to be your election was forced upon is as follows. “ Thomas Hobson, late carrier you, to say Hobson's choice.
66 between London and this town, in his life « morable man stands drawn in fresco at 6 time was at the sole charge of erecting this “ an inn (which he used) in Bishopsgate- structure A.D. 1614. He departed this “ street, with an hundred pound under his “ Life January 1, 1630, and gave by will the