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$o threatning clouds, whose fall the ploughmen Combin'd with flesh, and compast with his saints,
feare,

His words diuiding soules before his throne,
Which long vpon the mountaine's top appeare,

Redeeine the world from thornes and barren taints.
Dissolue at last, and vapours then distill

I n vaine then mortals leaue their wealth, and To watry showres that all the valleys fill.

sinne :

(tame: The first that saw this dreadfull storme arise, Strong force the stubborne gates of Hell shail Was Catesby, who to Richard loudly cries : T he saints, though dead, shall light and freedome “No way but swift retreate your life to saue,

winne : It is no shame with wings t' auoide the graue.”

S o thriue not wicked men, with wrathfull flame This said, he trembling turnes bimselfe to nie, Opprest, whose beames can search their words and And dares not stay to heare the king's replie,

dceds,
Who, scorning his aduice as foule and base, No darkesome brest can couer base desires,
Returnes this answer with a wrathfull face : N ew sorrow, gnasbing teeth, and wailing breeds;
“ Let cowards trust their horses' nimble feete,

Exempt from sunny rayes, or starry quires,
And in their course with new destruction meetc; O Heau'n, thou art rollid vp, the Moone shall die,
Gaine thou some houres to draw thy fearefull P rom vales he takes their depih, from hilles their
breath:

height,
To me ignoble flight is worse than death."

Great pien no more are insolent and high :

on seas no nimble ships shall carry weighit:
But at th' approach of Stanley's fresh supply,
The king's side droopes : so gen'rous horses lie

D ire thunder, arm'd with heat, the Earth con.
Vnapt to stirre, or make their courage knowne,

founds,

[restraine, Which onder cruell masters sinke and grone.

Sweet spriugs and bubbling streames their course
There at his prince's foote stout Ratcliffe dies ;

A heau'nly trumpet sending dolefull sounds,
Not fearing, but despairing, Louell flics,

V pbraydes the world's misdeeds, and threatens
For he shall after end his weary life

paine,

I n gaping Earth inferuall depths are secne ;
In not so faire, but yet as bold a strife.
The king maintaines the fight, though left alone:

Our proudest kings are summon'd by his call
For Henrie's life he faine would change his owne,

V nto his seate, from Heau'n with anger keene
And as a lionesse, which compast round

R euengefull floods of fire and brimstone fall.
With troopes of men, receiues a smarting wound
By some bold hand, though hinder'd and opprest
With other speares, yet slighting all the rest,
Will follow him alone that wrong'd her first :

VIRGIL ECLOG. IV.
So Richard, pressing with reuengefull thirst,
Admits no shape but Richmond's to his eye;

Cicilian

CILIAN Muses, sing we greater things,
And would in triumph on his carcase die:

All are not pleas'd with shrubs and lowly springs,
Bat that great God, to whom all creatures yeeld,

More fitly to the consull woods belong.
Protects his seruant with a beau’nly shield ;

Now is fulfild Cumæan Sibyl's song,
His pow'r, in which the earle securely trusts,

Long chaines of better times begin againe,
Rebates the blowes, and falsifies the thrusts.

The Maide returnes, and brings backe Saturne's
The king growes weary, and begins to faint,

raigne ;
It grieues him that his foes perceiue the taint: New progenies from lofty Heau'n descend:
Some strike him, that till then durst not come

Thou, chaste Lucina, be this infant's friend,
neare,

[beare, Whose birth the dayes of ir’n shall quite deface, With weight and number they to ground him

And through the world the golden age shall place : Where trampled down, and hew'd with many

Thy brother Phæbus weares his potent crowne, swords,

And thou (O Pollio!) know thy bigh renowne, He softly ytter'd these his dying words :

Thy consulship this glorious change shall breed, “Now strength no longer fortune can withstand,

Great months shall then endeuour to proceed: I perish in the center of my land."

Thy rule the steps of threatning sinne sbail cleare, His hand he then with wreathes of grasse infolds,

And free the Earth from that perpetuall feare :
And bites the earth, which he so strictly holds,

He with the gods shall liue, and shall behold,
As if he would haue borne it with him hence,

With heauenly spirits noble soules enrollid,
So loth he was to lose his right's pretence.

And seene by them shall guide this worldly frame,
Which to his hand his father's strength doth tame.
To thee (sweet child) the earth brings natiue

dow res,
The wandring iuy, with faire bacchar's flowres,
And colocasia sprung from Egypt's ground,
With smiling leaues of greene acanthus crown'd;

The gotes their swelling vaders home shall bearé,
FXPRESSION OF SIBYLL'S ACROSTICHS. 'The droues no more shall mighty lions fear ;
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For thee thy cradle pleasing Howres shall bring, x signe that iudgement comes, the Farth shall Imperious Death shall blunt the serpent's sting,

sweat:
F. xpected times, behold the Prince, whose might And sweet amomum ev'ry where shall grow.

No herbes shall with deceitfull poyson flow,
S hall censure all within his kingdome great:
V ntrue and faithfull shall approach his sight,

But when thou able art to reade the facts
S hall feare this God, by his high glory knowne,

Of worthies, and thy father's famous acts,
To know what glories Vertue's name adorne,
The fields to ripenesse bring the tender come ;

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Ripe grapes depend on carolcsse brambles' tops, Sweet children are delights, which marriage blesse :
Hard oakes swcat lony, form'd in dewy drops. He that hath none, disturbs his thoughts the lesse.
Yet sone few steps of former frandes remaine, Strong youth can triumph in victorious deeds :
Which men to trie, the sea with ships constraine, - Old age the soule with pious morion feeds.
With strengthning walles their cities to defend, All states are good, and they are falsly led,
And on the ground long furrowes to extend,

Who wish to be vnborne, or quickly dead.
A secon! Tiphys, and new Argo then,
Shall leade to braue exploits the best of men,
The warre of Troy that towne againe shall burne,
And great Achilles tbither shall returne.
But when firme age a perfect man thee makes,

HORAT. LIB. II. SAT. VI.
The willing sayler straight the seas forsakes,

This was my wish: no ainple space of ground, The pine no more the vse of trade retaines,

T'' include my garden with a mod'rate bound, Each countrie breeds all fruits, the earth disdaines The harrowe's weight, and vides the sickle's strokes;

And neere my house a fountaine neuer dry, Strong ploughmen let their bulls go free from yokes, The gods have made me blest with larger store:

A little wood, which might my wants supply : Wooll feares not to dissemble colours strange,

It is sufficient, I de:ire no more,
But rammes their feeces then in pastures change

O sonne of Maja! but this grant alone,
To pleasing purple or to saffron die,
And Jambes turne ruddy, as they feeding lic.

That quiet vse may make these gifts mine owne.

If I increase them by no law lesse way,
The Fates, whose wills in stedfast end agree,
Command their wheeles to run, such daies to see.

Nor through any fault will cause them to decay ;

If not to these fond hopes my thoughts decline, Attempt great honours, now the time attends, Deare childe of gods, whose line from loue descends.

O that this ioyning corner couid be mine, See how the world with weight declining lies;

Which with disgrace deformes and maimes my field;

Or Fortune would a pot of siluer yeeld,
The carth, the spacious seas, and arched skies :
Behold againe, how these their griefe asswage

( ils vnto him who, being hir'd to worke,

Discouer'd treasure, which in mold did lurke, With expectation of the future age : O that my life and breath so long would last

Amd bought the land, which he before had till’d,

Since friendly Hercules his bosome filla) To tell thy deeds! I should not be surpast

If I with thankfull minde thi se blessings take,
By Thracian Orpheus, nor if Linus sing,
Though they from Phæbus and the Muses spring : Let fat in all things, but my wit, be seene,

Disdaine not this petition which I make.
Should Pao (Arcadia judging) striue with me,
Pan by Arcadia's doome would conquer'd be.

And be my safest guard as thou hast been.

When from the citty I my selfe remoue
Begin, thou little childe; by laughter owne

Vp to the hills, as to a towre aboue,
Thy mother, who ten months hath fully knowne
Of tedious houres : begin, thou little childe,

I find no fitter labours, nor delights,
On whom as yet thy parents peuer smild,

Than Satyres, which my lowly Muse indites :

No foule ambition can me there expose The god with meate hath not thy hunger fed,

To danger, nor the leaden wiod that blowes
Nor goddesse laid thee in a little bed.

Fronı southerne parts, nor Autumne's grieuous raine,
Whence bitter Libitina reapes her gaine.

father of the morning's purple light! AN EPIGRAM CONCERNING MAN'S LIFE, From whose dinine beginning inortalls draw

Or if thou rather would'st be lanus' hight,
COMPOSED BY CRATES, OR POSIDIPPUS.

The paines of life, according to the law,
W,
HAT course of life should wretched mortals take?

Which is appointed hy the gods' decree,

Thou shalt the entrance of my verses be. In courts, hard questions, large contention inake,

At Rome thou driu'st me, as a pledge to goe, Care dwels in house's, labour in the field,

That none himselfe may more officious show. Tumultuous seas affrighting dangers yeeld. In forraine lands thou neuer canst be blest;

Although the fury of the northerne blast If rich, thou art in feare; if poore, distrest.

Shall swcepe the earth; or Winter's force hath cast In wedlock, frequent discontentments swell:

The snowy day into a narrow sphere, Vnmarried persons, as in desarts dwell.

I must proceede, and hauing spoken cleare

And cirtaine truth, must wrestle in the throng, How many troubles are with children borne ? Yet he that wants them, counts limselfe forlorne.

Where, by my haste, the slower suffer wrong,

And crie, Young men are wanton, and of wisedome void :

“What ayles the mad man? whither,

tend Gray haires are cold, vnfit to be imploid. Who would not one of these two offers choose :

His speedy steps ?" while mine imperious friend Not to be borne, or breath with speede to loose ?

Intreates, and chafes, admitting no delay,
And I must beate all those that stop my way.

The glad remembrance of Meernas lends
THE ANSWER OF METRODORUS.

A sweete content: but when iny journey bende In euery way of life, true pleasure Howes, 'To blacke Esquiliæ, there a hundred tides Immortall fame, from publike action growes : Of strangers' causes presse my head and sides. Within the doores is found appeasing rest;

“ You must, before the second houre, appeare In fields, the gifts of Nature are exprest.

In court to morrow, and for Roscius sweare. The sea brings gaine, the rich abroad prouide The scribes desire you would to them repaire, To blaze their names, the poore their wants to hide: About a publike, great, and new affaire, All housholds best are goveru'd by a wife;

Procure such fauour from Mecænas' hand, Hlis cares are light, who leades a single life. As that his seale may on this paper stand.”

HORAT. LIB. 2. SAT. 6... HORAT. CARM. LIB. 3. OD 29. 19 I answer, “ I will trie:” he vrgeth still.

Base corne or darnell, and reserues the best,
“ I know you can performe it, if you will." To make a perfect banquet for his guest.
Seu'n yeeres are fled, the eighth is almost gone, To him at last the citizen thus spake :
Since first Mecænas tooke me for his owne,

My friend, I muse what pleasure thou canst take, That I with him might in his chariot sit,

Or how thou canst endure to spend thy time And onely then would to my trust commit

In shady groues and vp steepe hills to clime. Such toyés as these: What is the time of day? In sauage forrests build no more thy den: The Thracian is the Syrian's match in play. Gne to the city, there to dwell with men. Now carelesse men are nipt with morning cold : Begin this happy journey ; trust to me, And words which open eares may safely hold. I will thee guide, thou shalt my fellow bc. In all this space for eu'ry day and houre

Since earthly things are ty'd to mortall liues, I grew more subiect to pale Enuje's pow'r. And eu'ry great and little creature striues, This sonne of Fortune to the stage resorts,

In vaine, the certaine stroke of death to Bie, And with the fau'rite in the field disports.

Stay not till moinents past thy joyes denie. Fame from the pulpits runnes thro' eu'ry streete,

Liue in rich plenty and perpetuall sport: And I am strictly askt by all I meete :

Liue euer mindfull, that thine age is short.' Good sir, (you needes must know, for yon are The rauisht field mouse holds these words so sweet, Vnto the gods) doe you no tidings heare [neare That from his home he leapes with nimble feet. Concerning Dacian troubles?” “Nothing 1.) They to the citie trauaile with delight, “ You alwayes love your friends with scoffes to try." And vnderneath the walles they creepe at night. “ If I can tell, the gods my life confound.” Now darknesse had possest Heau'u's middle space, " But where will Cæsar give his souldiers ground,

When these two friends their weary steps did place In Italie, or the Trinacrian ile ?"

Within a wealthy palace, where was spred I sweare I know not: they admire the while, A scarlet cou'ring on an ju'ry bed: And thinke me full of silence, graue and deepe, The baskets (set farre off aside) contain'd The onely man that should high secrets keepe; The meates, which after plenteous meales remain'd: For these respects (poore wretch) I lose the light, The citie mouse with courtly phrase intreates And longing thus repine : "When shall my sight His country friend to rest in purple seates ; Againe bee happy in be holding thee,

With ready care the master of the feast My countrey farme? or when shall I be free Runnes vp and downe to see the store increast : To reade in bookes what ancient writers speake,

He all the duties of a seruant sbowes, To rest in sleepe, which others may not breake, And tastes of eu'ry dish that he bestowes. To taste (in houres secure from courtly strife) The poore plaine mouse, exalted thus in state, The soft oblinion of a carefull life?

Glad of the change, bis former life doth hate, O when shall beanes vpon my boord appeare, And striues in lookes and gesture to declare Which wise Pythagoras esteem'd so deare? With what contentment be receiues this fare. Or when sball fatoesse of the lard anoint

But straight the sudden creaking of a doore The herbes, which for my table I appoint ?

Shakes both these mice from beds into the floore. () suppers of the gods! 0 nights diuine!

They runne about the roome halfe dead with feare, When I before our Lar might feast with mine, Through all the house the noise of dogs they heare. And feede my prating slaues with tasted meate, The stranger now counts not the place so good, As eu'ry one should haue desire to eate.”

Ile bids farewell, and saith, “The silent wood The frolike guest, not bound with heany lawes, Shall me hereafter from these dangers saue, 'The liquor from vnequall measures drawes: Well pleas'd with simple vetches in my caue."" Some, being strong, delight in larger draughts, Some call for lesser cups to cleere their thoughts. Of others house and lands no speaches grow, Nor whether Lepos danceth well or no.

HORAT. CARM. LIB. III. OD. XXIX. We talke of things which to our selues pertaine, MECENAS, (sprung from Tuscan kings) for thee Which not to know would be a sinfull staine.

Milde wine in vessels, neuer toucht, I keepe, Are men by riches or by vertue blest?

Here roses, and sweete odours be,
Of friendship's ends is vse or right the best?

Whose dew thy haire shall steepe :
Of good what is the nature, what excells ?
My neighbour Ceruius old wiues fables tells : O stay not ! let moyst Tibur be disdain'd,
When any one Arellius' wealth admires,

And Æsulae's declining fields and hills,
And little knowes what troubles it requires,

Where once Telegonus remain'a, He thus beginnes : “ Long since a countrey mouse

Whose hand his father kills; Receau'd into his low and homely house

Forsake that height where lothsome plenty cloyes, A citry muuse, his friend and guest before ;

And towres, which to the lofty clouds aspire,
The host was sharpe and sparing of his store, The smoke of Rome, her wealth and noyse,
Yet much to hospitality inclin'd:

Thou wilt vot here adınire.
For such occasions could dilate his mind.
He chiches gjues for winter layd aside,

In pleasing change the rich man takes delight, Nor are the long and slender otes deny'd :

And frugall meales in bomely seates allowes,
Dry grapes he in his lib'rall mouth doth beare, Where hangings want, and purple bright,
And bits of bacon, which halfe eaten were :

He cleares his car full browes.
With various meates to please the stranger's pride, Now Cepheus plainely shewes bis hidden fire,
Whose dainty teeth through all the dishes slide.

The Dog-starre oow his furious beate displayes, The father of the family in straw

The Lion spreads his raging ire,
Lies stretcht along, disdaigning not to gnaw The Sunne brings parching dayes.

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The shepheard now his sickly focke restores,

With shades, and riuers, and the thickets finds Of rough Siluanus, silent shores

Are free from playing winds.
To keepe the state in order is thy care,

Sollicitous for Rome, thou fear'st the warres,
Which barbrous easterne troopes prepare,

And Tagais va'd to iarres.
The wise Creator from our knowledge hides

The end of future times in darksome night;
Talse thoughts of mortals he derides,

When them vaine toyes affright.
With mindfull temper present houres compose,

The rest are like a river, which, with ease,
Sometimes within his channell flowes

Into Etrurian seas. Oft stones, trees, flocks, and houses, it deuoures,

With echoes from the bills and neigbb'ring woods, When some fierce deluge, rais'd by showres,

Turnes quiet brookes to floods.
He, master of himselfe, in mirth may line,

Who saith, “I rest well pleas'd with former Let God from Heau'n to morrow giue [dayes,

Blacke clouds, or sunny rayés.” No forse can make that voide, which once is past,

Those things are neuer alter'd, or vndone,
Which from the instapt rolling fast,

With flying moments run.
Proud Fortune, ioyfull sad affaires to find,

Insulting in her sport, delights to change
Vincertaine honours : quickly kinde,

And straight againe as strange.
I prayse her stay; but if she stirre her wings,

Her gifts I lcaue, and to my selie retire,
Wrapt in my vertue: honest things

Iu want no dowre require.
When Lybian stormes the mast in pieces shake,

I neuer God with pray’rs and vowes implore,
Lest precious wares addition make

To greedy Neptune's store,
Then I, contented with a little bote,

Am through Ægean waues by winds copuay'd, Where Pollux makes me safely flote,

And Castor's friendly aide.

When Autunne from the ground his head spreares,

With timely apples chain'],
How glad is hie to plucke ingrafted peares,

And grapes with purple staind!
Thus hie Priapus or Syluanus payes,

Who keepes his limits free,
His weary limles iu holding grasse he layes,

Or vnder some old tree.
Along the lofty bankes the waters slide,

The birits in woods lament,
The springs with trickling streames the ayre diuide,

Whence gentle sleepes are lent.
But when great loue, in winter's days, restores

Vnpleasing showres and snowes,
With many dogs he driues the angry bores

To spares which them opposc.
His slender nets, dispos'd on little stakes, ·

The greedy thrush preuent:
The fearefull hare and forraine crane he takes,

With this reward content.
Who will not in these ioyes forget the cares,

Which oft in loue we meete?
But when a modest wife the trouble shares

Of house and children sweete,
(Like Sabines or the swift Apulians' wjues)

Whose cheekes the sun-beames harme,
When from old wood she sacred fire contriues,

Her weary mate to warme,
When she with hurdles her glad fockes confines,

And their full vdders dries,
And from sweet vessels drawes the yearely wines,

And meates vnbought supplies ;
No Lucrine oysters can my palate please,

Those fishes I neglect,
Which tempests thundring on the easterne seas

Into our waues direct.
No bird, from Affrike sent, my taste allowes,

Nor fowle which Asia breeds:
The oliue (gather'd from the fatty boughes)

With more delight me feeds.
Sowre herbs, which loue the meades, or mallowes
To ease the body pain'd:

(good, A lainbe wbich sheds to Terminus her blood,

Or kid from wolues regain'd.
What ioy is at these feasts, when well-fed flocks

Themselues for home prepare?
Or when the weake necke of the weary oxe

Drawes back th' inverted sbare ?
When slaues (the swarmes that wealthy houses
Neere smiling Lar sit downe,

(charge) This life when Alphius hath describ'd at large,

Inclining to the clowne,
He at the Ides calles all that money in,

Which he hath let for gaine :
But when the next inonth shall his course begin,

ile puts it out againe.

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HORAT. EPOD. II.
He happy is, who, farre from busie sounds,

(As ancient mortals dwelt)
With his owne oxen tills his father's grounds,

And debts bath neuer felt.
No warre disturbes his rest with fierce alarines,

Nor angry seas offend:
He shannes the law, and those ambitious charıncs,

Which great inen's doores attend. The lofty poplers with delight he weds

To vines that grow apace,
and with his hooke vnfruitfull branches shreds,

More happy sprouts to place,
Or else beholds, how lowing heards astray,

In narrow valleys creepe,
Or in cleane pots doth pleasant hony lay,

Or sheares in fceble sheepe.

PER. SAT. II. Maceixos, let this happy day be knowne As white, and noted with a better stone, Which to thine age doth sliding yeeres combine : Before thy genius powre forth cups of wine; Thy pray’rs expect no base and greedy eud, which to the gods thou closely must commend : Though most of those whom honours list on higli, In all their offrings silept incense fric,

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All from the temple are not apt to take

The left side of thy brest will dropping sweate,
Soft lowly sounds, and open vowes to make. And full of joy thy trembling heart will beate.
The gifts of minde, fame, faith, he vtters cleare, Hence comes it, that with gold in triumph borne,
That strangers may farre off his wishes heare: Thou do'st the faces of the gods adorne :
But this be mumbles underneath his tongue : Among the brazen brethren they that send
"O that mine vnkle's death, expected long, Those dreames, where euill humours least extend,
Would bring a fun'rall which no cost shall lacke! The highest place in men's affections hold,
U that a pot of siluer once would cracke

And for their care receiue a beard of gold:
Beneath my harrow, by Alcides sent !

The glorious name of gold hath put away
Or that I could the orphan's hopes preuent, The vse of Saturne's brasse, and Numae's clay.
To whom I am next beire, and must succeed ! This glitt'ring pride to richer substance turnes
(Since swelling humours in his body breed, The l'uscan earthen pots and vestall vrnes.
Which threaten oft the shortvesse of his life.) O crooked soules, declining to the earth,
How blest is Nerius, thrice to change his wife !” Whose empty thoughts forget their beau'nly birth :
Those are the holy pray’rs for which thy head What end, what profit, haue we, when we strive
(When first the norning bath her mantle spred) Our manners to the temples to derive?
Is dipt so many times in Tiber's streames, Can we suppose, that to the gods we bring
Where running waters purge the nightly dreames. Some pleasing good for this corrupted spring ?
I thus demand : in answer be not slow,

This flesh, which casia doth dissolue and spoyle,
It is not much that I desire to know :

And with that mixture taints the native oyle:
Of love what think'st thou ? if thy judgement can This boyles the fish with purple liquor full,
Esteeme himn juster than a mortall man?

And staines the whitenesse of Calabrian wooll.
Than Staius ? doubt'st thou which of these is best, This from the shell scrapes out the pearle, and
To iudge aright the fatherlesse opprest?

straines
The speech with which thine impious wishes dare From raw rude earth the feruent metal's veines,
Prophane loue's eares, to Staius now declare: This sinpes, it sinnes, yet makes sonic vse of vice:
"O loue ! 1) good lone!” he will straight ex But tell me, ye great flamins, can the price
claime,

Raise gold to more account in holy things,
And shall not love crie out on his owne name? Than babies, which the maide to Venus brings?
For pardon canst thou hope, because the oke Nay, rather let vs yeelal the gods such gifts,
Is sooner by the sacred brimstone broke,

As great Messallae's off-spring neuer lifts,
When thunder teares the ayre, than thou and thine, In costly chargers stretcht to ample space,
Because thou lyst not, as a dismall signe

Because degen'rate froin his noble race:
In woods, while entrailes, and Ergennae's art, A soule, where iust and pious thoughts are chaind;
Bid all from thy sad carkase to depart,

A mind, whose secret corners are vastain'd;
Will therefore loue his foolish beard extend, A brest, in which all gen'rous vertnes lie,
For thee to pull? What treasure canst thou spend | And paint it with a neuer-fading die.
To make the eares of gods by purchase thine ? Thus to the temples let me come with zeale,
Can lights and bowels bribe the pow'rs diuine? The gods will heare me, though I offer meale.
Some grandame, or religious aunt, wbose ioy
Is from the cradle to take out the boy,
In lustrall spittle her long finger dips,
And expiates his forehead and bis lips.
Her cunning from bewitching eyes defends,

AVSON. IDYLL. XIT.
Then in her armes she dandles him, and sends
Her slender hope, which humble vowes propound A wax, both good and wise, whose perfect mind
To Crassus' house, or to Licinius' ground.

Apollo cannot in a thousand find,
Let kings and queenes wish him their sonne in law; As his owne iudge, himselfe exactly knowes,
Let all the wenches him in pieces draw;

Secure what lords or vulgar brests suppose :
May eu'ry stalke of grasse on which he goes,

He, like the world, an equall roundnesse beares,
Be soone transforın'd into a fragrant rose.

On his smooth sides no outward spot appeares : No such request to nurses I allow :

He thinkes, how Cancer's starre increaseth light, Joue, (though she pray in white) refuse her vow. How Capricorne's cold tropicke lengthens night, 'Thou would'st firme sinewes haue, a body strong,

And by just scales will all his actions trie,
Which may in age continue able long;

That nothing sinke ton low, nor rise too high,
But thy grosse meates and ample dishes stay

That corners may with euen parts incline,
The gods from granting this, and lone delay.

And measures erre not with a faulty line,
With hope to raise thy wealth, thou kill'st an oxe,

That all within be solid, lest some blow
Indoking Hermes : " Blesse my house and flockes.should by the sound the empty vessell show.
How can it be (vaine foole !) when in the tires

Ere he to gentle steepe his eyes will lay,
The melted fat of many steeres expires ?

His thoughts reuolue the actions of the day,
Yet still thou think'st to ouercome at last,

“ What houres from me with dull neglect bane While many offrings in the flame are cast :

runne,
"Now shall my fields be large, my sheepe increase;

What was in time, or out of season done?
Now will it come! now! now ! Nor wilt thou

Why hath this worke adorning-beauty lackt,

Or reason wanted in another fact
Votill deceiu'd, and in thy hopes deprest,

What things haue I forgotten, why design'd,
Thou sigh’st to see the bottome of thy chest.

To seeke those ends, which better were declin'd!
When I to tbec baue cups of siluer brought,

When to tbe needy wretch I gaue reliefe,
Or gifts in solid golden inetall wrought,

Why was my broken soule possest witi griefe?

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