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Though crown'd thou wert not, nor a king by birth, That Piety unmasked shows her face,
Thy worth deserves the richest crown on Earth. That Innocency keeps with Power her place ;
Search this half-sphere, and the antarctic ground, That long-exil'd Astrea leaves the Heaven,
Where are such wit and bounty to be found ? And turneth right her sword, her weights holds even;
As into silent night, when near the Bear

That the Saturnian world is come again,
The virgio huntress shines at full most clear, Are wish'd effects of thy most happy reign.
And strives to match her brother's golden light, That daily, Peace, Love, Truth, delighits increase,
The host of stars doth vanish in her sight;

And Discord, Hate, Fraud, with encumbers, çease ;
Arcturus dies; cool'd is the Lion's ire,

That men use strength, not to shed others' blood, Po burns no more with Phaetontal fire;

But use their strength, now to do others good;
Orion faints to see his arms grow black,

That fury is enchain'd, disarmed wrath,
And that his faming sword he now doth lack: That, save by Nature's hand, there is no death;
So Europe's lights, all bright in their degree, That late grim foes, like brothers, other love,
Lase all their lustre, parallel'd with thee.

That vultures prey not on the harmless dove;
By juat descent thou from more kings dost shine, That wolves with lambs do friendship entertain,
Than many can name men in all their l'ne: Are wish'd effects of thy must happy reign.
What most they toil to find, and finding hold, That towns increase, that ruin'd temples rise,
'Thou scornest, orient gems, and flatt'ring gold; That their wind-moving vanes do kiss the skies;
Esteeming treasure surer in men's breasts, That ignorance and slotb hence run away,
Than when immur'd with marble, clos'd in chests: That bury'd arts now rouse them to the day;
No stormy passions do disturb thy mind,

That Hyperion far beyond his bed
No mists of greatness ever could thee blind : Doth see our lions ramp, our roses spread ;
Who yet hath been so meek? Thou life didst give That Iber courts us, Tiber not us charms, [warms;
To them who did repine to see thee live:

That Rhein with hence-brought beams his bosom
What prince bv goodness hath such kingdoms gain'd? That ill doth fear, and good doth us maintain,
Who hath so long his people's peace maintain'd? Are wish'd effects of thy most happy reign.
Theirswords are turnil toscythes, to coulters spears, O Virtue's pattern! glory of our times !
Some giant post their antique armour bears : Sent of past days to expiate the crimes;
Now, where the wounded knight his life did bleed, Great king, but better far than thon art great,
The wanton suain sits piping on a reed;

Whom state not honours, but who honours state;
And where the cannou did Jove's thunder scorn, By wonder born, by wonder first install'd,
The gaudy huntsman winds his shrill-tun'd horn: By wonder after to new kingdoms call’d;
Her green locks Ceres doth to yellow dye;

Young, kept by wonder from home-bred alarms,
The pilgrim safely in the shade doth lie;

Old, sav'd by wonder from pale traitors' harms;
Both Pan and Pales careless keep their flocks ; To be for this thy reign, which wonders brings,
Seas have no dangers, save the winds and rocks: A king of wonder, wonder unto kings.
Thou art this isle's palladium; neither can If Pict, Dane, Norman, thy smooth yoke had seen,
(Whiles thou dost live!) it be o'erthrown by man. Pict, Dane, and Norman, had thy subjects been :

Let others boast of blood and spoils of foes, If Brutus knew the bliss thy rule doth give,
Fierce rapines, murders, iliads of woes ;

Ev'n Brutus joy would under thee to live :
Of hated pomp, and trophies reared fair,

For thou thy people dost so dearly love,
Gore-spangled ensigns streaming in the air; That they a father, more than prince, thee prove.
Count how they make the Scythian them adore, O days to be desir'd! age happy thrice!
The Gaditan, and soldier of Aurore:

If you your heaven-sent good could duly prize;
Vahappy boasting ! to enlarge their bounds, But we, half-palsy-sick, think never right
That charge themselves with cares, their friends Of what we hold, till it be from our sight ;
with wounds;

Prize only summer's sweet and musked breath,
Who have no law to their ambitions will,

When armed winters threaten is with death ;
But, man-plagues ! born are human blood to spill : In pallid sickness do esteem of health,
Thou a true victor art, sent from above

And by sad poverty discern of wealth:
What others strain by force to gain by love; I see an age, when after some few years,
World-wand'ring Fame this praise to thee imparts, And revolutions of the slow-pac'd spheres,
To be the only monarch of all hearts.

These days shall be 'bove other far esteem'd,
They many fear, who are of many fear'd,

And like Augustus' palmy reign be deem'd.
And kingdoms got by wrongs, by wrongs are teard; The names of Arthur, fabulous Paladines,
Such thrones as blood doth raise, blood throweth Grav'ı in Time's surly brow in wrinkled lines;

Of Henries, Edwards, famous for their fights,
No guard so sure as love unto a crown.

Their neighbour conquests, orders new of knights,
Eye of our western world! Mars-daunting king! Shall, lay this prince's name, be past as far
with whose renown the Earth's seven climates ring, As meteors are by the Idalian star.
Thy deeds not only claim these diadems,

If grey-hair’d Proteus' songs the truth not miss,
To which Thame, Litty, Tay, subject their streams: And gray-hair'd Proteus oft a prophet is,
But to thy virtues rare, and gifts, is due

There is a land, hence distant many miles,
All that the planet of the year doth view;

Out-reaching fiction and Atlantic isles;
Sure, if the world above did want a prince, Which (homelings) from this little world we nanie,
The world above to it would take thee hence. That shall emblazon with strange rites his fame;

That Murder, Rapine, Lust, are fled to Hell, Shall, rear him statues all of purest gold,
And in their rooms with us tbe Graces dwell; Such as men gave unto the gods of old;
That honour more than riches men respect, Name by him temples, palaces, and towns,
That worthiness than gold dpth more effect; With some great river, which their fields renowus.

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This is that king, who should make right each wrong, | And chides, perhaps, thy coming to the North,
Of whom the bards and mystic Sybils sung ; Loath not to think on thy much-loving Forth:
The man long promis'd, by whose glorious reign 0! love these bounds, where, of thy royal stem,
This isle should yet her ancient name regain, More than an hundred wore a diadem.
And more of fortunate deserve the style, (smile. So ever gold and bays thy brows adorn,
Than those where heavens with double summers So never time may see thy race out-word;

Run on, great prince! thy course in glory's way, So of thine own still may'st thou be desir'd,
The end the life, the evening crowns the day; Of strangers fear'd, redoubted, and admir'd;
Heap worth on worth, and strongly soar above So memory thee praise, so precious hours
Those heights, which made the world thee first to May character thy name in starry flow'rs;
love ;

So may thy high exploits at last make eren
Surmount thyself, and make thine actions past With Earth thy empire, glory with the Hearen!
Be but as gleams or lightnings of the last;
Let thèm exceed those of thy younger time,
As far as autumn doth the flow'ry prime. [eye,
Through this thy empire range, like world's bright
That once each yrar surveys all carth and sky;

Now glances on the slow and resty Bears,
Then turns to dry the weeping Auster's tears;
Hurries to both the poles, and moveth even THE HIGH AND EXCELLENT PRINCE CHARLES,
In the infigur'd circle of the Heaven. [sight
O! long, long haunt these bounds, which by thy

KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND, Have now regain'd their former heat and light. Here grow green woods, here silver brooks do glide, Here meadows stretch them out with painted pride; Delivered from the Pageants the 15th of June, 1633. Embroid'ring all the banks, here bills aspire To crown their heads with the ethereal fire; Hills, bulwarks of our freedom, giant walls, Which never friends did slight, nor sword made

AN INTENDED thralls: Each circling flood to Thetis tribute pays,

SPEECH AT THE WEST GATE. Men here, in health, outlive old Nestor's days:

SIR, Grim Saturn yet amongst our rocks remains, Bound in our caves, with many metal'd chains : If Nature could suffer rocks to move, and abando Bulls haunt our shades, like Leda's lover, white, their natural places, this town, founded on the Which yet might breed Pasiphae delight; strength of rocks (now, by the all-cheering rays of Our locks fair fleeces bear, with which, for sport, your majesty's presence, taking not only motion, Endymion of old the Moon did court;

but life) had, with her castle, temples, and houses, High-palmed harts amidst our forests run, moved toward you, and besought you to ackdos. And, not impal'd, the deep-mouth'd hounds do shun; ledge her yours, and her inhabitants your most The rough-foot hare safe in our bushes shrouds, bumble and affectionate subjects; and to believe, And long-wing'd hawks do perch amidst our clouds. how many souls are within her circuits, so many 'The wanton wood-nympbs of the verdant spring, lives are devoted to your sacred person and crown. Blue, golden, purple flow'rs shall to thee bring; And here, sir, she offers, by me, to the altar of Foer Pomona's fruits the Panisks, Thetis' gyrles glory, whole hecatombs of most happy desires, prayThy Thule's amber, with the ocean pearls ; ing all things may prove prosperous unto you ; that The Tritons, herdsmen of the glassy field,

every virtue and heroic grace, which make a prince Shall give thee what far-distant shores can yield, eminent, may, with a long and blessed govertThe Serean fleeces, Erythrean gems,

ment, attend you ; your kingdoms flourishing Waste Plata's silver, gold of Peru streams, abroad with bays, at home with olives; presenting Antarctic parrots, Æthiopian plumes,

you, sir, (who are the strong key of this little world Sabæan odours, myrrh, and sweet perfumes : of Great Britain) with these keys, which cast op And I myself, wrapt in a watchet gown

the gates of her affection, and design you power to Of reeds and lilies, on inine head a crown,

open all the springs of the hearts of these her most Shall inceuse to thee burn, green altars raise, loyal citizens." Yet this is almost not necessary; And yearly sing due Pæans to thy praise. for as the rose at the far appearing of the morning

Ab! why should Isis only see thee shine? Sun displayeth and spreadeth her purples, so at the Is not thy Forth, as well as Isis, thine ?

very report of your happy return to this your naThough Isis vaunt she hath more wealth in store, tive country, their hearts (as might be apparent, if Let it suffice thy Forth doth love thee more: they could have shined through ibeir breasts) were Though she for beauty may compare with Seine, with joy and fair hopes made spacious; nor did For swans and sea-nymphs with imperial Rheine; they ever, in all parts, feel a more comfortable Yet, for the title may be claim'd in thee,

heat, than the glory of your presence at this time
Nor she, nor all the world, can match with me. darteth upon them. -
Now when, by honour drawn, thou shalt away The old forget their age, and look fresh and
To her, already jealous of thy stay ;

young at the sight of so gracious a prince: the
When in her amorous arms she doth thee fold, young bear a part in your welcome, desiring many
And dries thy dewy hairs with hers of gold, years of life, that they may serve you loog; all
Much asking of thy fare, much of thy sport, have more joys than tongues ; for, as the words of
Much of thine absence, long, howe'er so short, other nations far go beyond and surpass the affec-



tion of their hearts, so in this nation, the affection | Doth guard this isle, or all those forts and tow'rs
of their hearts is far above all they can express by Amphion's harp rais'd about Thebes' bow'rs.
words. Deign then, sir, from the highest of majes- Heaven's arch is oft their roof, the pleasant shed
ty to look down on their lowness, and embrace it; Of oak and plain oft serves them for a bed.
accept the homage of their humble minds, accept To suffer want, soft pleasure to despise,
their grateful zeal; and, for deeds, accept that Run over panting mountains crown'd with ice,
great good-will which they have ever carried to the Rivers o'ercome, the wastest lakes appal,
high deserts of your ancestors, and shall ever, to (Being to themselves, oars, steerers, ship and all)
your own, and your royal race, whilst these rocks is their renown: a brave all-daring race,
shall be overshadowed with buildings, these build-Courageous, prudent, doth this climate grace;
ings inhabited by men, and while men shall be en- Yet the firm base on which their glory stands,
dued either with counsel or courage, or enjoy any In peace, true hearts; in wars, is valiant hands,
piece of reason, sense, or life.

Which here, great king! they offer up to thee,
Thy worth respecting as thy pedigree:
Though it be much to come of princely stem,

More is it to deserve a diadem.

Vouchsafe, blest people, ravish'd here with me,
To think my thoughts, and see what I do see.
A prince all-gracious, affable, divine,

Meek, wise, just, valiant, whose radiant shine
Tue Heavens have heard our vows, our just desires Of virtues, like the stars about the Pole
Obtained are; no higher now aspires

Gilding the night, enlight'neth every soul,
Our wishing thought, since to his native clime, Your sceptre sways; a prince, born in this age
The flower of princes, honour of his time,

To guard the innocent from tyrants' rage;
Encheering all our dales, hills, forests, streams, To make peace prosper, justice to reflow'r,
(As Phæbus doth the summer with his beams) In desert hamlet, as in lordly bow'r;
Is come, and radiant to us, in his train,

A prince that, though of none he stands in awe,
The golden age and virtues brings again!

Yet first subjects himself to his own law;
Prince so much longed for! how thou becalm'st Who joys in good, and still, as right directs,
Minds easeless anguish, every care einbalın'st His greatness measures by his good effects;
With the sweet odours of thy presence ! Now, His people's pedestal, who rising high,
In swelling tides, joys every where do fow To grace this throne, makes Scotland's uame to fly
By thine approach; and that the world may see On halcyon's wings (her glory which restores)
That unthought wonders do attend on thee, Beyond the ocean to Columbus' shores :
This kingdom's angel I, who since that day God's sacred picture in this man adore,
That ruthless fate thy parent reft away,

Honour his valour, zeal, his piety more;
Aad made a star, appear'd not any where

High value what you hold, him deep engrave
To gratulate thy coming, come am here.

In your heart's heart, from whom all good ye have;
Hail! princes' phenix, monarch of all hearts, For as Moon's splendour from her brother springs,
Sovereign of love and justice, who imparts The people's welfare streameth from their kings.
More than thou canst receive! To thee this crown Since your love's object doth immortal prove,
Is due by birth: but more, it is thine own

0! love this prince with an eternal love.
By just desert; and ere another brow [How Pray that those crowns his ancestors did wear,
Than thine should reach the same, my foods should His teinples long, more orient, may bear ;
With hot vermilion gore, and every plain

That good he reach by sweetness of his sway,
Level the hills with carcases of slain,

That ev’n bis shadow may the bad affray; This isle become a Red Sea. Now how sweet That Heaven on him what he desires bestow, Is it to me, when love and laws thus meet

That still the glory of his greatness grow;
To girt thy temples with this diadem,

That your begun felicities may last,
My nurselings' sacred fear, and dearest gem, That no Orion do with storms them blast;
Nor Roman, Saxon, Pict, by sad alarms

That victory his brave exploits attend,
Could thus acquire and keep; the Heavens in arms East, west, or south, where he his force shall bend,
From us repel all perils ; nor by wars

Till his great deeds all former deeds surmount,
Aught here was won, save gaping wounds and scars: And quell the Nimrod of the Hellespont;
Our lion's climacteric now is past,

That when his well-spent care all care becalms,
And crown'd with bays he rampeth free at last. He may in peace sleep in a shade of palms;
Here are no Serean fleeces, l'eru gold,

And rearing up fair trophies, that Heaven may
Aurora's gems, nor wares by Tyrians sold; Extend his life to world's extremest day.
Towns swell not here with Babylonian walls,
Nor Nero's sky-resembling gold-ceild balls;
Nor Memphis' spires, nor Quinzaye'sarched frames,
Captiving seas, and giving lands their names:
Faith, unilk-white Faith! of old belov'd so well,
Yet in this corner of the world doth dwell

With her pure sisters, Truth, Simplicity ;
Here banish'd Honour bears them company:

At length we see those eyes,
A Mars-adoring brood is here, their wealth, Which cheer both Earth and skies;
Sound minds, and bodies of as sound a health ; Now, ancient Caledon,
Walls here are men, who fence their cities more Thy beauties heighten, richer robes put on,
Than Neptune, when he doth in mountains roar, And let young joys to all thy parts arise.

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Here, could thy prince still stay,
Each month should turn to May;

We need nor star, nor sun,
Save him, to lengthen days, and joys begun: To fair hopes to give reins now it is time
Sorrow and night to far climes haste away.

And soar as high as just desires may climb;

O halcyonian, clear, and happy day! Now majesty and love

From sorry wights let sorrow fly away. Combin'd are from above;

And vex antarctic climes; great Britain's woes Prince never sceptre sway'd,

Vanish, for joy now in her zenith glows.

The old Lacadian scythe-bearing sire, Lov'd subjects more, of subjects more obey'd, Which may endure whilst Heaven's great orbs do Though cold, for thee feels fames of sweet de

sire; move.

And many lustres at a perfect height

Sball keep thy sceptre's majesty as bright, Joys, did you always last,

And strong in power and glory, every way, Life's spark you soon would waste ;

As when thy peerless parent did it sway; Grief follows sweet delight,

Ne'er turning wrinkled in time's endless length, As day is shadowed by sable night,

But one in her first beauty, youthful strength, Yet shall remembrance keep you still, when past. Like thy rare mind, which stedfast as the Pole

Still fixed stands, however spheres do roll.
More to enchance with favours this thy reign,
His age of gold he shall restore again;

Love, justice, honour, innocence renew,

Men's sprights with white simplicity indue;

Make all to leave in plenty's ceaseless store

With equal shares, none wishing to have more.
No more shall cold the ploughmen's bopes be-

Skies shali on Earth with lovely glances smile;
Which shall, untillid, each flower and herb bring

forth, • ENDYMION.

And lands to gardens turn, of equal worth;

Life (long) shall not be thrall'd to mortal dates: Rous'd from the Latmian cave, where many years Thus Heavens decree; so have ordain'd the Fates. That empress of the lowest of the spheres, Who cheers the night, did keep me hid, apart From mortal wights, to ease her love-sick heart, As young as when she did me first enclose, Delight of Heaven! sole honour of the earth! As fresh in beauty as the morning rose,

Jove (courting thine ascendant) at thy birth Endymion, that whilom kept my Bocks

Proclaimed thee a king, and made it true, Upon lonja's flow'ry bills and rocks,

That to thy worth great monarchies are due: And sweet lays warbling to my Cynthia's beams, He gave thee what was good, and what was great, Out-sang the cygnets of Meander's streams: What did belong to love, and what to state ; To whom, for guerdon, she Heaven's secret bars Rare gifts, whose ardours burn the hearts of all; Made open, taught the paths and pow'rs of stars : Like tinder, when flint's atoms on it fall. By this dear lady's strict commandement

The Tramontane, which thy fair course directs, To celebrate this day I here am sent.

Thy counsels shall approve by their effects; But whether is this Heaven, which stars do crown, Justice, kept low by giants, wrongs, and jars, Or are Heaven's flaming splendours here come Thou shalt relieve, and crown with glistering stars; down

Whom nought, save law of force, could keep is To beautify this nether world with me?

Such state and glory did e'er shepherd see? Thou shalt turn clients to the force of law;
My wits my sense mistrust, and stay amaz'd; Thou arms shalt brandish for thine own defence,
No eye on fairer objects ever gaz'd.

Wrongs to repel, and guard weak innocence,
Sure this is Heaven; for ev'ry wand'ring star, Which to thy last effort thou shalt uphold,
Porsaking those great orbs where wbirl'd they are, As oak the ivy which it doth enfold.
All dismal, sad aspects abandoning,

All overcome, at last thyself o'ercome,
Are here met to salute some gracious king. Thou shalt inake passion yield to reason's doom:
Nor is it strange if they Heaven's height neglect; For smiles of Fortune shall not raise thy mind,
It of undonbted worth is the effect:

Nor shall disasters make it e'er declin'd:
Then this it is, thy presence, royal youth,

True Honour shall reside within the court,
Hath brought them here within an azimuth, Sobriety and Truth there still resort;
To tell by me, their herald, coming things,

Keep promis'd faith, thou shalt all treacheries
And what each fate to her stern distaff sings: Detest, and fawning parasites despise;
Heaven's volume to unclasp, vast pages spread, Thou, others to make rich, shalt not make poor
Mysterious golden cyphers clear to read.

Thyself, but give, that thou may'st still give more; Hear then the augur of thy future days,

Thou shalt no paranymph raise to high place, And what the starry senate of thee says;

For frizzled locks, quaint pace, or painted face: For, what is firm decreed in Heaven above, On gorgeous raiments, womanizing toys, In vain on Earth strive mortals to improve. The works of worms, and what a moth destross


The maze of fools, thou shalt no treasure spend,
Thy charge to immortality shall tead;

Raise palaces, and temples vaulted high;
Rivers o'erarch; of hospitality

The Acidalian queen amidst thy bays
And sciences the ruin'd ipns restore;

Shall twine her myrtles, grant thee pleasant days ; With walls and ports encircle Neptune's shore; She did make clear thy house, and, with her light, To new-found worlds thy fleets make hold their Of churlish stars put back the dismal spight; course,

The Hymenean bed fair brood shall grace, And find of Canada the unknown source ;

Which on the Earth continue shall their race; People those lands which pass Arabian fields While Flora's treasure shall the meads endear; In fragrant woods, and musk which zephyr yields. While sweet Pomona rose-cheek'd fruits shall bear; Thou, fear'd of none, shalt not thy people fear, While Phæbus' beams her brother's emulates : Thy people's love thy greatness shall up-rear: Thus Heavens decree, so have ordain'd the Fates. Still rigoar shall not shine, and mercy lower ; What love can do, thou shalt not do by power ; New and vast taxes thou shalt not extort,

MERCURY Load heavy those thy bounty should support; Thou shalt not strike the hinge nor master-beam GREAT Atlas' nephew shall the works of peace, Of thine estate, but errours in the same,

The springs of plenty, tillage, trade, increase ; By harmless justice, graciously reform;

And arts, in time's gulphs lost, agaiu restore Delighting more in calm than roaring storm,

To their perfection; nay, find many more, Thou shalt govern in peace, as did thy sire;

More perfect artists : Cyclops in their forge Keep safe thine own, and kingdoms new acquire

Shall mould those brazen Typhons, which disgorge Beyond Alcides' pillars, and those bounds

From their hard bowels metal, flame, and smoke, Where Alexander gain'd the eastern crowns,

Muffling the air up in a sable cloke. Till thou the greatest be among the greats:

Geryons, harpies, dragons, sphinges strange, Tbus Heavens ordain, so have decreed the Fates. Wheel, where in spacious gires the fume doth range;

The sea shrinks at the blow, shake doth the ground,

The world's vast chambers doth the sound rebound; MARS.

The Stygian porter leaveth off to bark, Son of the lion ! thou of loathsome bands

Black Jove, appall'd, doth shroud him in the dark; Shalt free the Earth, and whate'er thee with Maay a Typhis, in adventures tossid,

By new-found skill shall many a maiden coast stands

With thy sail-winged Argoses find out, Thy noble paws shall tear; the god of Thrace

Which, like the Sun, shall run the Earth ,about; Shall be thy second; and before thy face, To Truth and Justice whilst thou trophies rears,

And far beyond his paths score wavy ways,

To Cathay's lands by Hyperborean seas; Armies shall fall dismay'd with panic fears.

He shall endue thee, both in peace and war, As when Aurora in sky's azure lists

With wisdom, which than strength is better far; Makes shadows vanish, doth disperse the mists,

Wealth, honour, arms, and arts shall gracethy states: And in a twinkling with her opal light

Thus Heavens ordain, so do decree the Fates. Night's horroirs checketh, putting stars to fight : More to inflame thee to this noble task, To thce he here resigns his sword and casque. A wall of dying castles, armed pines, Shall bridge thy sea; like Heaven with steel that how the fair queen with the golden maids, sbines

The sun of night, thy happy fortunes aids ! To aid Earth's tenants by foul yokes opprest, Though turban'd princes for a badge her wear, And fill with fears the great king of the west: To them she wains, to thee would full appear; To thee already Victory displays

Her hand-maid Thetis daily walks the round Her garlands twin'd with olive, oak, and bays; About thy Delos, that no force it wound; Thy triumphs finish shall all old debates :

Then wheu thou left'st it, and abroad didst stray, Thus Heavens decree, so have ordaind the Fates. Dear pilgrim, she did strew with flowers thy way;

And, turning foreign force and counsel vain,
Thy guard and guide return'd thee home again;
To thee she kingdoms, years, bliss did divine,

Quailing Medusa's grim snakes with her shine. WEALTH, wisdom, glory, pleasure, stoutest hearts,

Beneath thy reign Discord (fell mischief's forge, Religioa, laws, Hyperion imparts

The bane of people, state and kingdom's scourge,) To thy just reign, which shall far, far surpass

Pale Envy (with the cockatrice's eye,
Of emperors, kings, the best that ever was:
Look how he dims the stars; thy glories' rays

Which seeing kills, but seen doth forth with die,)

Malice, Deceit, Rebellion, Impudence, So darken shall the lustre of these days :

Beyond the Garamants shall pack them hence, For in fair Virtue's zodiac thou shalt run,

With every monster that thy glory bates : And in the Heaven of worthies be the Sun.

Thus Heavens decree, so have ordain'd the Fates.
No more contemu'd shall hapless Learning lie;
The maids of Pindus shall be raised high;
For bay and ivy which their brows enroll'd,

Thou shalt 'em deck with gems and shining gold;
Thou open shalt Parnassus' crystal gates;

That beretofore to thy heroic mind
Thus Heavens ordain, so do decree the fates. Hopes did not answer as they were design'd,



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