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INunc, disce moras & tædia longa dierum
Hæc mecum — mox, siqua darent solatia Regum
The SECOND BOOK.
TRY then, O Man, the Moments to deceive,
I commun d thus: the Powr of Wealth I try'd,
Quicquid alit Tellus, spatiosa in Claustra recepi.
Instant Artifices operi; Pariefque. nitescit
Mille Fabri coeunt, & eburnam ad fydera turrim
• MiI to the Limits of my Court confin'd.
To Trees transferr'd I gave a second Birth;
And bid a foreign Shade grace Judah's Earth.
Fish ponds were made, where former Forrests grew;
And Hills were levelfd to extend the View.
Rivers diverted from their Native Course,
And bound with Chains of Artificial Force,
From large Cascades in pleasing Tumult roll'd;
Or rose thro' figur'd Stone, or breathing Gold.
From furthest Africa's tormented Womb
The Marble brought, erects the spacious Dome,
Or forms the Pillars long-extended Rows,
On which the planted Grove, and pensile Garden grows.
The Workmen here obey the Master's Call,
A thousand Artists shew their cunning Pow'r,