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FURTHER EXTRACTS FROM THE SAME.
BY THE SAME.
Invocation for Secrecy at a Love-Meeting. Tamyra. Now all ye peaceful Regents of the
Night, Silently-gliding Exhalations, Languishing Winds, and murmuring Falls of Waters, Sadness of Heart, and Ominous Secureness, Enchantment's dead Sleeps ; all the Friends of Rest, That ever wrought upon the life of man, Extend your utmost strengths; and this charm'd hour Fix like the centre ; make the violent wheels Of Time and Fortune stand ; and great Existence, The Maker's Treasury, now not seem to be
10 To all but my approaching friend* and me.
At the Meeting.
Invocation for a Spirit of Intelligence.
* D'Ambois; with whom she has an appointment.
And hurl'st instructive fire about the world :
BY THE SAME.
* He wants to know the fate of Tamyra, whose intrigue with him has been discovered by her Husband:
+ This calling upon Light and Darkness for information, but, above all, the description of the Spirit-" Threw his chang'd countenance headlong into clouds"-is tremendous, to the curdling of the blood. I know nothing in Poetry like it.
All beauties bred in women are in vain,
Love soith Jealousy.
10 In a cold morning. Though the fire be cheerful, Yet is the smoke so foul and cumbersome, 'Twere better lose the fire, than find the smoke.
Bailiffs routed. I walking in the place where men's law-suits Are heard and pleaded, not so much as dreaming Of any such encounter ; steps me forth Their valiant Foreman with the word “I 'rest you." I made no more ado but laid these paws Close on his shoulders, tumbling him to earth; And there sat he on his posteriors
20 Like a baboon : and turning me about, I straight espied the whole troop issuing on me. I stept me back, and drawing my old friend here, Made to the midst of 'em, and all unable To endure the shock, all rudely fell in rout, And down the stairs they ran in such a fury, As meeting with a troop of Lawyers there, Mann'd by their Clients (some with ten, some with
twenty, Some five, some three ; he that had least had one), Upon the stairs, they bore them down afore them. 30 But such a rattling then was there amongst them, Of ravish'd Declarations, Replications, Rejoinders, and Petitions, all their books And writings torn, and trod on, and some lost, That the poor Lawyers coming to the Bar Could say nought to the matter, but instead, Were fain to rail, and talk beside their books, Without all order.
BY THE SAME.
VINCENTIO, a Prince, (to gain him over to his interest in a
love-affair), gulls BASSIOLO, a formal Gentleman Usher to a great Lord, with commendations of his wise houseordering at a great Entertainment. Vinc.—besides, good Sir, your Show did shew so
Vinc. O Sir, believe it,
Vinc. But shall I tell you plainly my conceit, Touching the man that (I think) caused this order ? Bass. Aye, good my Lord.
20 Vinc. You note my simile ? Bass. Drawn from the turn-spit.
Vinc. I see, you have me.
Some man about him was the festival robe,
Bass. I cannot tell, my Lord ; but I should know, If any such there were.
Vinc. Should know, quoth you? I warrant, you know well. Well, some there be Shall have the fortune to have such rare men, (Like brave Beasts to their arms) support their state; When others of as high a worth and breed, Are made the wasteful food of them they feed. - 10 What state hath your Lord made you for your service ?
The same BASSIOLO described. Lord's Daughter. -his place is great; for he's not
only My father's Usher, but the world's beside, Because he goes before it all in folly.
CÆSAR AND POMPEY: A TRAGEDY.
BY THE SAME.
Sacrifice. Imperial Cæsar, at your sacred charge, I drew a milk white ox into the Temple, And turning there his face into the East, (Fearfully shaking at the shining light) Down fell his horned forehead to his hoof. When I began to greet him with the stroke, 20 That should prepare him for the holy rites, With hideous roars he laid out such a throat As made the secret lurkings of the God To answer, Echo-like, in threat'ning sounds : I struck again at him, and then he slept; His life-blood boiling out at every wound In streams as clear as any liquid ruby.
the beast cut up, and laid on the altar, His limbs were all licked up with instant flames ;