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Ad CHRISTINAM Suecorum Reginam nomine
Christina, Arctoï lucida stella poli,
Utque senex armis impiger ora tero ; Invia fatorum dum
per vestigià nitor, Exequor et populi fortia jussa manu. Af tibi submittit frontem reverentior umbra ;
Nec sunt hi vultus Regibus usque truces.
TRANSLATION, from TOLAND's Life of Milton. B В
RIGHT martial maid, queen of the frozen zonega
The northern pole supports thy shining throne; Behold what furrows age and feel can plow, The helmet’s weight oppress’d this wrinkled brow. Through fate's untrodden paths I move, my hands Still act my free-born people's bold commands : Yee this stérn hade to you submits his frowns, Nor are thefe looks always fevere to crowns.
* These verses were sent to Christina Queen of Sweden with Cromwell's picture, and are by some ascribed to Andrew Marvel, as by others to Milton : but I should rather think they were Milton's, being more within his province as Latin Secretary.
A FRAGMENT, from the Italian;
And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Strive, in rough sound, soft meaning to impart?
And point his purpose at the hearer's heart.
Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps they cry,
But we must understand ere we comply!
Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write ;
And Scorns the lame impertinence of wit.
Poems on several Occasions
At a Vacation Exercise in the College
The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1. English'd - 166
Elegia - Tertia.
235 Elegia Quarta. Ad Thomam Junium
231 Elegia Quinta. In adventum veris
242 Elegia Sexta. Ad Carolum Deodatum, ruri commorantem.
247 Elegia Septima
250 In proditionem bombardicam
254 In eandem
255 In eandem
. ibid. In eandem In inventorem bombardæ Ad Leonoram Romæ canentem
- ibid. Ad eandem
257 Ad eandem
- ibid. Apologus de Rustico & Hero
258 Sylvarum Liber. In obitum Procancellarii Medici
259 In quintum Novembris
261 In obitum Præfulis Eliensis Naturam non pati senium
271 De Idea Platonica quemadmodum Aristoteles intellexit
274 Ad Patrem
275 Psalmus CXIV. Græcè
279 Philofophus ad regem quendam, &c.
280 In effigiei ejus sculptorem
ibid. Ad Salfillum Poetam Romanum ægrotantem