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As Plants: Anibiguous between Sea-and-Land
The River Horse and Scaly Crocodile.

LXXXVII.

of the Creeping Things. A T once came forth whatever creeps the Ground,

Insect or Worm: those wav'd their limber Fans For Wings and smallest Lineamients exact In all the Liveries deckt of Summers Pride With Spots of Gold and Purple, azure and green: These as a Line their long Dimension drew, Streaking the Ground with finuous Trace; not all Minims of Nature, fome of Serpent kind Wondrous in Length and corpulence involv'd Their Snaky Folds, and added Wings. Firft crept The Parfimonious Emmet, provident Of.future, in finall room large Heart enclos'd, Pattern of just equality perhaps Hereafter, joyn'd in her popular Tribes Of Commonalty : Swarning next appear'd The Female Bee that feeds her Husband Drone Delicioully, and builds her waxen Cells With Honey stor'd: the rest are numberlers, And thou their Natures know'st, and gav'st then

(Names, Needless to be repeated ; nor unknown The Serpent subtl'It Beast of all the Field, Of huge extent sometimes, with brazen Eyes And hairy Main terrifick, though to thee Not noxious, but obedient at thy call. Now Heav'n in all her Glory shone, and rowl'd Her Motions, as the great first-Mover's Hand

First wheeld their Course: Earth in her rich Attire
Confummate lovely smild; Air, Water, Earth,
By Fowl, Fish, Beast, was flown, was swum, was

(walk'd Frequent; and of the sixth Day yet reniain’d;

LXXXVIII.

Of Man.

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"Here wanted yet the Master Work, the End

Of all yet done, a Creature who not prone
And brute as other Creatures, but endu'd
With Sanctity of Reason, might erect
His Stature, and upright with Front serene
Govern the rest, Self-knowing, and from thence
Magnanimous to correspond with Heav'n,
But grateful to acknowledge whence his good
Dafcends, thither with Heart and Voice and Eyes
Dire ted in Devotion to adore
And worship God Supreme, who made him chief
Of all his Works: therefore th’Omnipotent
Eternal Father (for where is not he
Present) thus to his Son audibly spake.

Let us make now Man in our Iniage; Man
In our fimilitude, and let them rule
Over the Fish and Fowl of Sea and Air,
Beast of the Field, and over all the Earth,
And every creeping. Thir:g that creeps the Ground.
This said he form'd thee, Adam, thee O Man
Duit of the Ground, and in thy Noftrils breath'd
The Breath of Life; in his own Image he
Created thee, in the Image of God
Express, and thou becam It a Living Soal.

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Male he created thee, but thy Confort Female for Race ; then bleft Mankind, and said, Be fruitful, multiply and fill the Earth, Subdue it, and throughout Dominion hold Over Fish of the Sea, Fowl of the Air, And every Living Thing that moves on th' Earth Where-ever thus created; for no Place Is yet distinct by Name, thence, as thou know'st He brought thee into this delicious Grove, This Garden, planted with the Trees of God, Delectable both to behold and taste; And freely all their pleasant Fruit for Food Gave thee, al forts are here that all th’Earth yields, Variety without End; but of the Tree Which tasted Works Knowledge of Good and Fvil, Thou may'st not; in the Day thou eat'st thou dy'st; Death is the Penalty impos'd, beware And govern well thy Appetite, lest Sin Surprize thee, and her black attendant Death. Here finish'd He, and all that he had made View'd, and behold all was entirely good; So Ev'n and Morn accomplish'd the sixth Day.

Milton's Paradise Loft, Lib. 7.

LXXXIX. To bis Grace the Duke of Marlborough, upon his

going into Germany. Go, mighty Prince, and those great

Nations see, Which thy Victorious Arms before made frée; View that fam'd Column, where thy Name engrav'd Shall tell their Children who their Empire fav'd : Point out that Marble, where thy Worth is shown, To ev'ry grateful Gountry, but thy own.

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O Cenfure undeservd ! Unequal Fate !
Which strove to lessen him who made her great :
Which paniper'd with Success, and rich in Fanie,
Extolld his Conqueft, but condemn’d his Name:
But Virtue is a Crime, when plac'd on high;
Tho'all the Faults in the Beholder's Eye.

Yet he, untouch'd, as in the Heat of Wars,
Flies from no Danger but Domestick Fars;
Leaves busie Tongues, and lying Fanie behind,
And tries at least in other Clinies to find
Our Rage by Mountains, and by Seas confind :
Yet smiling at the Dart which Envy fhakes,
He only fears for her whom he forlakes;
He grieves to find the Course of Virtue crost,
Blushing to see our Blood no better loft ;
Disdains in fa£tious Parties to contend,
An proves in Absence moft Britannia's Friend.
So the great Scipio of old to fhun
Thatgiorious Envy which his Arms had won,
Far from his dear, ungrateful Rome retir'd,
Prepar'd when e'er his Country's Cause requir'd
To thine in Peace or War, and be again admir'd.

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XC.

Alexander's Feast; or the Power of Musick - An

Ode, in Honour of St. Cecilia's Day. By Mi.
Drydenr.

'TWAS at the Royal Feast, for Persia won,

By Philip's Warlike Son:
Aloft in awful State
The God-like Heroe fate

On his Imperial Throne :

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His valiant Peers were plac'd around; Their Brow's with Roses and with Myrtles bound,

(So thou'd Defert in Arms be crownd :)
The lovely Thais by his fide,
Sate like a Blooming Eastern Bride
in flow'r of Youth and Beauty's Pride.

Happy, Happy, Happy Pair !
None but the Brave,
None but the Brave,
None but the Brave, deserves the fair.

Chorus.
Happy, Happy, Happy Pair, &c.

2. Timorkeus plac'd on High,

Amid the Tuneful Quire,

With flying Fingers touch'd the Lyre :
The trembling Notes ascend the Sky,

And heav'nly Joys inspire
The Song began from Jove,
Who left his blissful Seats above,
(Such is the Pow'r of mighty Love.)
A Dragon's fiery Form bely'd the God:
Sublime on Radiant Spires he rode,

When he to fair Olympia press’d;

And while he fought her fnowy Breast Then, round her slender Waft he curl'd, And stamp'd an Inuage of himself, a Sov'raign of the

(World.
The lift'ning Crowd admire the lofty Sound,
A present Deity, they shout around:
A present Deity the vaulted Roofs rebound.

With ravish'd Ears
The Monarch hears,
Affumes the God,

Affects to Nod,
And seeris to shake the Spheres:

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