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Leave these accurs’d; and to the Mountains Height
Afcend; nor once look backward in your Flight.
They haste, and what their tardy Feet deny’d,
The trusty Staff (their better Leg) supply'd.
An Arrows Flight they wanted to the Top,
And there secure, but spent with Travel, Itop;
Then turn their now no more forbidden Eyes;,
Lost in a Lake the floated Level lies:
A Watry Defart covers all the Plains,
Their Cot alone as in an Jlle, remains:
Wond’ring with weeping Eyes, while they deplore
Their Neighbour's Fate, and Country now no more.
Their little Shed, scarce large enough for Two,
Seems from the Ground increas'd, in height and bulk

(to grow.
A stately Temple shoots within the Skies,
The Crotches of their Cot in Columns rise :
The Pavement polish'd Marble they behold,
The Gates with Sculpture grac'd, the Spires and

(Tiles of Gold. Then thus the Sire of Gods, with Look serene Speak thy Defire; thou only just of Men; And thou, O Woman, only worthy foundTo be with such a Man in marriage bound. A while they Whisper; then to Jove address’d,, Philemon thus prefers their joynt Request. We crave to serve before your Sacred Shrine, And offer at your Altars Rites Divine : And since not any Action of our Life, Has been polluted with Domestick Strife, We beg one Hour of Death; that neither she: With Widows Tears may live to bury me, Nor weeping I, with wither'd Arms may bear. My breathless Baucis to the Sepulcher.. The Godheads sign their suit. They run their Race In the fame Tenor all th' appointed Space:


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Then, when their Hour was come, while they relate
These past Adventures at the Temple-Gate,
Old Baucis is by old Philemon feen
Sprouting with sudden Leaves of spritely Green:
Old Baucis looked where old Philemon stood,
And saw his lengthen'd Arms a sprouting Wood:
New Roots their faften's Feet begin to bind,
Their Bodies stiffen in a rising Rind:
Then e'er the Bark above their Shoulders grew,
They give and take at once their last Adieu :
At once, farewel, O faithful Spouse, they faid;
At once th' incroaching rinds their closing Lips in-


Ev'n yet, an ancient Tyanaan shows
A spreading Oak, that near a Linden grows;
The Neighbourhood confirm the Prodigie,
Grave Men, not vain of Tongue, or like to lie.
I saw niy felf the Garlands on their Boughs,
And Tablets hung for Gifts of granted Vows;
And off'ring fresher up, with pious Pray'r,
The Good, said I, are God's peculiar Care,
And such as honour Heaven, Mall heav'nly honour

(Jhare. Drydeni


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1. NOT Winds to Voyages at Sea,

Nor Shorper's to Earth moré necessary be, (Heaven's Vital Seed cast on the Womb of Earth

To give the fraitful Year å Birth)
Than Verfe to Virtue which

can do The Midwifes Office, and the Nurses too; It feeds it strongly, and it clothes it gay,

And when it dyes, with comély pride
Embalms its and erects a Pyramid

That never will decay
Till Heaven it felf shall melt away,
And nought behind it stay,

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Begin the Song, and strike the Living Lyre;
Lo how the Years to come, a numerous and well-fitted

All Hand in Hand do decently advance,
And to my Song with finooth and equal measures dance
Whilst the dance lasts, how long so e're it be,
My ufick's Voice shall bear it Company.

Till all gentle Notes be drown'd

In the last Trumpets dreadful found.
That to the Spheres themfelves shall filence bring,

Untune the Universal String,
Then all the wide extended Sky,
And all th' harmonious Worlds on high,

And Virgil's Sacred Work shall die,
And he hinıself shall see in one Fire shine
Rich Nature's ancientTroy,tho’ built by Hands divine.


Whom Thunder's disinal Noise,
And all that Prophets and Apoft les louder spake,
And all the Creatures plain conspiring, Voice,

Could not whilst they lived awake
This mightier found thall make

When Dead † arise,

And open Tombs, and open Eyes.
To the long Sluggards of five thousand Years
This mightier sound shall make its Hearers Earsa
Then shall the scatter'd Atoms crowding come

Back to their ancient Home,
Some from Birds, from Fishes fome,
Some from Earth, and some from Seasy
Some from Beasts, and some from Trees.
Some descend from Clouds on high,

Some from Metals upwards Ay,
And where th' attending Soul naked and shivering

(stands; Meet, Salute, and joyn their Hands. As disperst Soldiers at the Trumpets call.

Hafte to their Colours all.

Unhappy most, like tortur'd Men, Their Joints new set, to be new rack't again.

To Mountains they for fielter pray, The Mountains shake, and run about no less confusă

( than they,

Stop, stop, my Muse, allay thy vigorous Heat,

Kindled at a Hint so great.
Hold thy Pindarique Pegasus closely in,

Which does to Rage begin, And this steep Hill would gallop up with violent courfe 'Tis an unruly and a Hard-Mouth'd Horse,

Fierce, and unbroken yet,
Impatient of the Spur or Biti


Now prances ftately, and anon flies o’re the Place,
Disdains the servile Law of any settled Price,
Conscious and Proud of his own natural Force

'Twill no unskill'd Touch endure, But flings Writer and Reader too that fits not fure.



To Mr. G. Granville, on his Verses to the KING.

By Mr. Edmund Waller.
AN , , a ,
N early Plant, which such a Bloffoni bears,

And shows a Genius so beyond his Years;. E A Judgment which cou'd make so fair a Choice,

high a Subject to employ his Voice : Still as it grows, how fiveetly will he fing The growing greatness of our matchless King?


To Mr. Waller.

By Mr. G. Granville. WHEN into Lybia the young Grecian canze,

To talk with Hammon, and confult for Fame; When from the facred Tripod where he stood, The Priest inspir'd, saluted him a God; Scarce such a Joy that haughty Victor knew, When own'd by Heaven, as I thus sung by yout.


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