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So ev'ry Passion, but fond Love,
Unto its own Redrefs does nove;
But that alone the Wretch inclines
To what prevents his own Defigns;
Makes hini lament, and ligh, and weep,
Disorder'd, tremble, fawn and creep;
Postures which render him despis'd,
Where he endeavours to be priz'd.
For Women, born to be contrould,
Stoop to the forward and the bold;
Affeèt the haughty and the proud,
The gay, the frolick, and the loud.
Who first the gen'rous Steed opprest,
Not kneeling did salute the Beast
But with high Courage, Life and Force
Approaching, tani'd

th'unruly Horfe.
Unwisely we the wifer East
Pity, supposing then opprest
With Tyrants Force, whose Law is will,
By which they govern, spoil and kill:
Each Nymph but moderately fair,
Commands with no less Rigor here.

Shou'd fome brave Turk, that walks among
His Twenty Lafles bright and young,
And beckons to the willing Dame
Prefer'd to quench his present Flame,
Behold as many Gallants here,
With modest Guise, and silent Fear,
All to one Female Idol bend,
While her high Pride does scarce defcend
To mark their Follies, he would swear
That these her Guard of Eunuchs were:
And that a more Majestick Queen,
Or humbler Slaves, he had not feen.

All this with Indignation spoke,
In vain I ftruggled with the Yoke

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Of mighty Love; that conqu’ring Look,
When next beneld, like Lightning strook
My blasted Soul, and niade me bow
Lower than thofe I pity'd now.
So the tall Stag upon the brink
Of some fmooth Stream about to drink,

Surveying there his armed Head,
" With Shame remembers that he fled

The scorned Dogs, resolves to try
The Combat next; but if their Cry
Invades again his trembling Ear,
He strait re fumes his wo.ited Care;
Leaves the antatted Spring behind,
And, wing'd with Fear, out-Hies the Wind.

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On Afr. Milton, biji Mr. Dryden.
TH
"HREE Poets, in three distant Ages born,

I Greece, 2 Italy, and 3 England did adorn.
The first in loftiness of Thought surpass’d,
The next in Majesty, in both the left.
The force of Nature could no farther go,
To make a Third The joynd the former Two.

1. Homer, 2. Virgil, 3. Milton.

LXXVIII

LXXVIII.

Creation of the World.

Of Light. L ET there be Light, feid God, and forthwith Light

Ethereal, first of Things, quintessence pure Sprung from the deep, and from her Native East To Journey through the airy Gloom began, Spher'd in a radiant Cloud, for yet the Sun Was not; she in a cloudy Tabernacle Sojourn' the while. God saw the Light was good's And Light from Darkness by the Hemisphere Divided : Light the Day, and darkness Night He nan'd. Thus was the first Day Ev'n and Morn: Nor paft uncelebrated, nor unsung By the Celestial Choirs, when Orient Light Exhaling first from Darkness they beheld; Birth day of Heav'n and Earth; with joy and Shout The hollow universal Orb they fillid And touch'd their Golden Harps and Hyning praisd God and his Works, Creator him they sung, Both when first Evening was, and when first Morn.

LXXIX.

of the Firmament. A Gain:

God said, let there be Firmament
Amid the Waters, and let it divide
The Waters from the Waters: and God niade
"The Firmament, expanse of Liquid, pure,
Transparent, Elemental Air, diffus á

In Circuit to the uttermost Convex
Of this great Round: Partition firm and fure;
The Waters underneath from those above
Dividing: For as Earth, fo He the World
Built on circumfluous Waters calm, in wide
Crystalline Ocean, and the loud misrule
Of Chaos far remov'd, left fierce Extremes
Contiguous might Diftensper the whole Frame,
And Heav'n he nami'd the Firmament: fo Ev'n
And Morning Chorus sung the second Day.

LXXX.

of the dry Land. THE Earth was

form’d, but in the Womb as yet Of Waters, Embryon immature involr'ds. Appear'd not : Over all the Face of Earth Main Ocean flow'd, not idle, but with warm Prolifick Humour soft'ning al her Globe Fermented the great Mother to conceive Satiate with Genial Moisture, when God said Be gather'd now ye Waters under Heav'ır Into one Place, and let dry Land appear, Immediately the Mountains huge appear Emergent, and their broad Bare Backs up heave Tato the Clouds, their Tops afcend the Sky:

LXXXI.

of the Sea and Rivers. O high as heav'd the tumid Hills, fo low Down lunk a hollow Bottom broad and deep,

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Capacious Bed of Waters, thither they
Hafted with glad Precipitance, uprollid
As Drops on Dust conglobing from the dry;
Part rise in Crystal Wall, or Ridge direct,
For haste;, such fight the great Command impressid
On the swift. Floods : As Armies at the call
Of Trumpet (for of Armies thou hast heard)
Troop to their Standard, so the watry throng,
Wave cowling after Wave, where way they found,
If steep, with torrent Rapture, if through plain,
Soft-ebbing; nor withstood them Rock or }{ill,
But they, or under Ground, or Circuit wide-
With Serpent Error wand'ring, found their way,
And on the washy Oose deep Channels wore;
Easy, e're God had bid the Ground be dry,
All but within thofa Banks, where Rivers now
Stream, and perpetual draw their humid Train.
The dry Land, Earth, and the great Receptacle
Of congregated Waters, he calid Seas.

LXXXII.

Of the Herbs and Trees.

AND saw that it was good, and faid, let th’Earth.

Put forth the verdant Grass, Herb yielding Seed, And Fruit-Tree yičlding Fruit after her Kind; Whole Seed is in herself upon the Earth. He scarce had said, when the bare Earth, till then Defcrt and bare, unsightly, unadornd, Brought forth the tender Grass, whose Verdure clad Her universal Face with pleasant Green, Then Herbs of every Leaf, that sudden Hour'd Op'ning their various Colours, and made gay Her Bosom melling sweet: and these scarce blown Forth flourish'd thick the cluftring Vine, forth creept

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