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Et radiis inde amotis affurgere noctem, Splendoremque novum reduces accendere flammas ::

Sed fruftrà Auroræ roseum speramus amictum; Velârunt imbres, aut incubuere vapores; Speramus fruftrà solita flavedine spargi . : Lucis iter medium; aut tempeftas ingruit atra, Aut subitum emicuit fulgur. Nunc horrida denfis Nox cælo incumbit tenebris, fæcunda timorum; Gaudia nunc eadem parit, attonitique videmus. Innumeras Stellas, æternaque lumina Mundi. Maturate, fenes, totafque intendite vires .. . Ingenii, & multo tandem sudore repertas i Narrate aerias resolutas usque columnas, Circuitusque undarum, & torta volumina fumi. Dat Responsum alias voces, fruftràque resartum Quassa novis fulcit compagibus Argumenta : Diffimili fub veste latens Ænigma recurrit; Quærentemque eludit inextricabilis Error.

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En! Sol indomitus robufti more Gigantis
Immenso varios rotat orbe volubilis orbes,
Dum duplici yehitur cursu; tamen ordine certo
Mutaturque dies, finisque imponitur Anno.

Than that Night rises from his absent Ray,
And his returning Lustre kindles Day?

But we expect the Morning Red in vain: 'Tis hid in Vapors, or obscur'd by Rain. The Noontyde Yellow we in vain require: 'Tis black in Storm, or red in Light’ning Fire. Pitchy and dark the Night sometimes appears, Friend to our Woe, and Parent of our Fears: Our Joy and Wonder sometimes She excites, With Stars unnumber'd, and eternal Lights. Send forth, Ye Wise, send forth your lab'ring Thought: Let it return with empty Notions fraught, Of airy Columns every Moment broke, Of circling Whirlpools, and of Spheres of Smoke: Yet this Solution but once more affords New Change of Terms, and scaffolding of Words :

In other Garb my Question I receive; · And take the Doubt the very fame I gaye..

Lo! as a Giant strong the lusty Sun
Multiply'd Rounds in one great Round does run,
Twofold his Course, yet constant his career,
Changing the Day, and finishing the Year. -

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Mox ubi decurso pronus redit æthere, blandum
Tempus agens fessis; placidaque involvitur umbra
Terra filens; tacitum dat Luna alterna nitorem,
Languidulumque diem radiis diffundit amicis :
Ipfa tamen certis, mutabilis ora, recurrit
Legibus, & juffos obfervat menftrua cursus. :
Quisque Planetarum proprio revolutus in orbe ..."
Libratis fertur fplendenti tramite pennis: -
Quisque sua varium jactat pro forte nitorem, ' : :"
Er regit inclusos diviso in limite currus; : :..
Dumque yolans aditum super arva liquentia fcindit,
Alterius neque vim confert neque detrahit alis.
Anne hi fplendescunt vero fulgore Planetæ? . !
An sua quemque dies illuftrat & infitus ardor?
An verum eft, quod jam veftri explicuere labores;
Observare omnes Solem, atque hoc ducere fonte ;
Furtivos radios, & non fua mittere tela? -

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Millia quinetiam Stellarum millia cerno, *.!! Quas neque lineolæ cohibent, neque quadra, nec orbes; (Heu! normæ tenues, finitæ copia mentis; Cum seritur, vel aratur humus, cum condinius aides.) Luce tamen diffusa adeo variaque refulgent, T. Quanta manum loquitur, quæ finxerat, Infinitam.

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Again when his descending Orb retires, :: ironny
And Earth perceives the Abfence of his Fires; ".
The Moon affords us Her alternates Ray, ;...
And with kind Beams diftributes fainter Day: 1;..!
Yet keeps the Stages of her Monthly Race,
Various her Beams, and changeable her Face.si
Each Planet shining in his proper Sphere, " ",::
Does with juft Speed his radiant Voyage steer: .. .
Each sees his Lamp with diff'rent Luftre crown'd: ..
Each knows his Course with diff'rent Periods bound;
And is his Paffage thro' the liquid Space, ; ; ;
Nor hastens, nor retards his Neighbor's Race...
Now shine these Planets with fubftantial Rays?''
Does innate Lustre gild their measurd Days? .
Or do they (as your Schemes, I think, háve shown)
Dart furtive Beams, and Glory not their own,
All Servants to that Source of Light, the Sun?

Again I see ten thousand thousand Stars, ...) Nor cast in Lines, in Circles, nor in Squares:7 .. (Poor Rules, with which our bounded Mind is fill?d,'. When We would plants or cultivate, or build)...,, But shining with such vast, such various Light, ':. As speaks the Hand, that form'd them, Infinite:

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Quam forma exilis, quam gloria parva videtur.
Humani ingenii summo quæfita labore,
Si juxtà spectetur amabile confonus ordo,
Quem Natura jubet, ftatuit quem Spiritus orbis ! :

Si verò in noftras descendat mitiùs oras Vivida vis Solis, nimio neque torreat igne; Ardoris sese extendit pars quantula fphæris Divisis longo fpatio, cæloque remoto?: Stellarumque, acies noftri quas languida visas Æterno fixas cæli fub fornice cernit, Quæque suis opibus, nativo & dives honore, Fortè vibrat validos propriis de fontibus ignes, Sol Ipfa; atque alios orbes, oculisque negatas : Humanis, luftrat diffuso lumine Terras. Forfitan & fuso circum æthere cornua Lunæ. i . .': Diminuunt reparantque novæ, surguntque caduntque; Atque alia hos circum volvuntur Sydera Soles, Quæ noftræ in morem Telluris semina certis ... Fætibus apta ferunt, regionesque ordine certo..... Divisas, terrasque suas, fuaque æquora nôrunt... Hi tamen ardentes adeò radicitùs Orbes, :] . Clara receptac'la, & fæcundi lumine fontes, i

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