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All barbarous people and their princes too,
The very wandering Scythians do.
Continue us in wealth and state,
The worst of poets I myself declare,
Too dear you'll for your bathing pay.
m Od. i. xxv. 9. * From a De FENCE OF THE PEOPLE, &c. PROSE-WORKS, i. 467. • Carm. xlvii. p From a DefenCE OF THE People, &c. Prose-WORKS, i. 469. 9 Metam. iv. 285. From a Defence, &c. vol. i. 448.
This is true liberty, when freeborn men
• IKETIA. V.
440. * Milton's Motto to his “ AREOPAGITICA, A Speech for the liber. ty of unlicensed Printing, &c.” PROSE-WORKS, vol. i. 141. U GEORG, iv. 210. w From a Defence, &c. PROSE-WORKS, vol. i. 461. * Georg.iji. 25.
y From a DepenCB, &c. PROSE-WORKs, vol. i. 533. I should not have exhibited this single line, but to shew a good sense of an obscure passage. See Note on Comus, v. 544. z Sar.i. i.
24. a From APOL. SMECTYMN. PROSE-WORKS, vol. i. 116.
you that say it, not I. You do the deeds, And your ungodly deeds find me the words '.
HOMER k. Glaucus, in Lycia we're ador'd as gods, What makes 'twixt us and others so great odds'?
SAT. i.x, 14.
116. & ELECTR, v. 627. e From APOL, SMECTYMN. Ibid, f HERCUL. Fur. & From TENURE OF Kings, &c. PROSE-WORKS, vol. 1. 315. REUNUCH. PROL. i From A Defence, &c; PROSE-WORKS, vol. i. 447. * ILIAD, xiii. 310. ? From A DEFENCE, &c. Proge:WORKS, vol. i. 467.
EPIGRAM on Salmafius's * HUNDREDA". Who taught Salmasius, that French chattering pye To aim at English, and HUNDREDA cry? The starving rascal, flush'd with just a hundred English Jacobusses, HUNDREDA blunder'd : An outlaw'd king's last stock. A hundred more Would make him pimp for th’antichristian whore; And in Rome's praise imploy his poison'd breath, Who threaten'd once to stink the pope to death.
Done into verse, 1653.
* There are several passages in N. Heinsius's Letters, inserted in Burman's SYLLOGE EPISTOLARUM relating to Milton's Controversy with Salmafius. Some are remarkable. Tom. iii. p. 270. He says, in a Letter to Gronovius ; “ Miser ifte Senecio (Salmafius) prorsus “ delirat et insanit : Misit duas in hanc urbem (Amitelod.) epistolas,
rabiei fycophanticæ non inanes, quibus omne se virus in me con“ versurum minatar, quod Miltoni scriptum probari a me intelligat. “ Ego vero dixi et dicam prorsus, malam a Miltono causam tam bene
actam, quam Regis infelicissimi causam peffime egit Scribonius.
Inter Regicidas fi locum mihi dat, at omni procul dubio daturus, “ videbis brevi pro meritis ornatum depexum.” In a letter from 11. Voffius to Heinsius, are the following words, iii 620. “Ex animo
gaudet Salmasius, Librum Miltoni Lutetiæ publice a Carnifice esie “ combuftum interim hoc fcio fatum elle bonorum librorum, ut “ hoc modo vel pereant vel periclitentur.” Dr. J. WARTON.
A tranflation of his Latin epigram on this subject, which will be inserted in its proper place. This English epigram is Washington's, in his English version of the Defensio, Prose-WORKS, vol. i. 523.
+ Metrical psalmody was much cultivated in this age of fanaticism. Milton's father is a composer of some of the tunes in Ravenscroft's Psalms,
Of finners hath not stood, and in the feat
With pow'r, and princes in their congregations
Against the Lord and his Messiah dear? 5