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Sanguis enim errantes animato in corpore venas
Dum movet, extremufque regit mihi fpiritus artus,
(Obteftor metuenda Ægpyti Numina) fævis
Te fequar usque odiis; Tu spe languebis ademptâ.

Quin ferias, inquit; nudumque ad vulnera pectus Exposuit: memoretur in ultima fæcula faftis Judaicis, Stimulante libidine, DAVIDE natum Sanguineâ juguláffe manu, sua gaudia, feryam.

Mox lecto exiliens, trepidus vi&ufque pudore, Sic mecum: heu! nimio languescens pectora luxu, Exere te, Solomon, lapfamq; recollige mentem; Tecum agita, & taciti nascentur fponte dolores. Per longam annorum seriem cum vana voluptas Spes avidas umbrá duxit fugiente, (superbum Sic Fortuna animum illudit) quod pectore toto Optavi impatiens, habet improba Nympha, negatque. Ergone me Regem Judæi, mene fatentur Gentes? & mea vox trepidantia ftamina vitæ Conservat dirimitque, ancillam corpore flexoi Dum veneror, ridetque meas Virguncula vires ?

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For long as Blood informs these circling Veins;
Or fleeting Breath it's latest Pow'r retains;
Hear me to Egypt's vengeful Gods declare,
Hate is My Part: be Thine, O King, Despair.

Now strike, She said, and open'd bare her Breast: Stand it in JUDA H's Chronicles confeft, That David's Son, by impious Passion mov'd, Smote a She-Slave, and murder'd what He lov'd.

Alham'd, confus’d I started from the Bed; ' And to my Soul yet uncollected said: Into Thy self, fond SOLOMON, return; Reflect again, and Thou again shalt mourn. When I through number'd Years have Pleasure fought; And in vain Hope the wanton Phantom caught; To mock my Sense, and mortify my Pride, 'Tis in another's Pow'r, and is deny’d. Am I a King, great Heav'n! does Life or Death . Hang on the Wrath, or Mercy of My Breath; While kneeling I My Servant’s Smiles implore; And One mad Dam’sel dares dispute My Pow'r?

An rapiam invitam? fugiat tam turpis Imago! . : Hoc prono pecori Me æquaverit. --- Anne remittam? 0.! quas ad terras, atque hei mihi, cujus in ulnas? Illuc quà Solomon nnnquam vestigia figet; Brachia quà Juvenis ferventia pandet amatus, Cui servans decus Illa fuum, mea munera fpernit.

Improbe Amor, quales misero de corde triumphos Sævus agis ! quam triste jugum! quam cuspis iniqua! Illæsus vivit, qui fræna audire recusat; Et lacerant fidos asperriina yulnera seryos.

En! Tibi Judae Princeps dat colla; quid optes Nobilius? fpolia unde magis memoranda reportes ? Cur Nympha usque adeo fæyam intractabilis aurem Obstruit oranti, neque regia vota moratur? Nescio quem vilem populi de fæce Bubulcum Cur petit, ardentesque amplexus DAVIDE nati Contemnit? demens, quæ Principis atria fpernat, Quà pompam inter opesque effusaque gaudia lætus Regnat Amor. Casa nimirùm, Casa sordida, summo Monte tremens, vertis fævoque obnoxia cælo, Avocat; hìc vivos compescet pectoris ignes Res angufta domi, veneremque extinguet egestas.

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] To Ravish Her? That Thought was soon depress’d, Which must debase the Monarch to the Beast. To send Her back? O whither, and to whom? To Lands where SOLOMON must never come; To that Insulting Rival's happy Arms, For whom, disdaining Me, She keeps her Charms.

Fantastic Tyrant of the am'rous Heart;
How hard Thy Yoke! how cruel is Thy Dart!
Those 'scape Thy Anger, who refuse Thy Sway;
And those are punish'd most, who moft Obey.

See JUDAH's King revere thy greater Pow'r: What can't Thou covet, or how triumph more? Why then, O Love, with an obdurate Ear Does this proud Nymph reject a Monarch's Pray'r? Why to some fimple Shepherd does She run, From the fond Arms of David's Fav'rite Son? Why flies She from the Glories of a Court, Where Wealth and Pleasure may Thy Reign support, To some poor Cottage on the Mountain's Brow, Now bleak with Winds, and cover'd now with Snow: Whère pinching Want must curb her warm Desires, And Household Cares suppress Thy Genial Fires?

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Ah nimis ! imperiam viresque fatentur Amoris
Sollicitæ Gentes, fanis quæ numen adorant:
Gnara Dei vultus vivo de marmore ducit
Græcia, vel fuso spirantem ostendit in auro;
Quem Cyprus colit, atque aris imponit honorem.
Arcum dextra minax gestat, lævoque pharetra
Ex humero latus ad medium demiffa, fagittas
Suftinet, immitis lacrymosa Insignia regni.
Insidet ala duplex humeris, quas Ille fugaces
Jam movet accelerans; reduces mox flectere gaudet;
Huc, illuc, utcunque animum regit aura proteryum.
Sic mihi, fic fese Deus obtulit improbus, ex quo
Jam primùm vilâ concepi Virgine flammas.
Transfixit pectus, celerique avertitur alâ;
Dira hominum peftis! pereant, precor, aspera tela,
Quæ fixere meo tantum sub pectore vulnus !
O! utinam mea vota fugam tardare valerent!
Lassatus trepides; pennâ languente moreris,
Ni curfum huc teneas, versamque reducere Nympham
Approperes, ægro meditans solatia Regi.

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Dum luctantem animam premerent hæc vincula,
Heu! fruftrà cupidam, meditantem oblivia fruftrà;
Hinc Ratio admonuit, sed fortiùs institit illinc

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