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FROM GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH*

Brntus thus addresses Diana in the country of Leogecia.
GODDESS of shades, and buntress, who at will
Walk'st on the rowling spheres, and through the deep;
Ou thy third reign, the earth, look now, and tell
What land, what seat of rest, thou bidst me seek,
What certain seat, where I may worship thee
For aye, with temples vow'd and virgin qnires.
To whom, sleeping before the altar, Diana answers in a vision

the same night.
Brutus, far to the west, in the ocean wide,
Beyond the realm of Gaul, a land there lies,
Sea-girt it lies, where giants dwelt of old;
Now void, it fits thy people : Thither bend
T'hy course; there shalt thou find a lasting seat;
There to thy sons another Troy shall rise,
Aud kings be born of thee, whose dreadful might
Shall awe the world, and conquer nations boldt.

FROM DANTEI.
Ah Constantine, of how much ill was cause,
Not thy conversion, but those rich domains
That the first wealthy pope receiv'd of theell.

* Hist. Brit. i. xi.“ Diva potens nemorum,” &c.
+ From Miltons's Hist. Engl. Pr. W. vol. i. p. 7. edit. 1698.
I Infern. C.xix.
|| From Of Reformation in England. Pr. W. vol. i. p. 10.

FROM DANTE*.

Founded in chaste and humble poverty,
'Gainst them that rais'd thee dost thou list thy horn,
Impudent whore ? where hast thon plac'd thy hope ?
In thy adnlterers, or thy ill-got wealth ?
Another Constantine comes not in hastet.

FROM ARIOSTOI.

Then pass'd lie to a flowery mountain green,
Which once smelt sweet, now stinks üs odiously :
'This was the gift, if you the truth will have,
That Constantine to good Sylvester gavell.

FROM HORACEŞ.
Whoin do we count a good man? Whom but lic
Who keeps the laws and statutes of the senata,
Who juilges in great suits and controversies,
Whose witness and opinion wins the cause ?
But his own house, and the whole neighbourhood;
Sees his foul inside through his whited skin.

FROM EURIPIDES**.

This is true liberty, when frechorn met),
Hlaviny to advise the public, may speak free ;
Which he who can, and will, deserves high praise s
Who neither can, nor will, may hold his peace;
What can be juster in a state thun thistt?

* Parad. C. xx.
+ From Of reformation in England. Pr. W. vol. i. p. 10.
I C. xxxiv. 80.
|| From Of Reformation, &c. Pr. W.vol. i. p. 10.
§ Epist. i. xvi. 40.

From Tetrachordon, Pr.W. vol. i. 239. ** IKETIA. v. 440.

++ Milton's motto to his “ Areopagitica, a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing." &c. Pr. W.vol. i. 141,

FROM HORACE.*
Laughing, to teach the truth,
What hinders? As some teachers give to boys
Junkets and knacks, that they may learn apace.

FROM HORACEI.
- Joking decides great things,
Stronger and better oft than earnest can.||

FROM SOPHOCLES.
"T'is yon that say it, not I. You do the deeds,
And your ungodly deeds find me the words.

FROM SENECA.**
There can be slain
No sacrifice to God more acceptable,
Than an unjust and wicked kingit.

* Sat. i. i. 24.
+ From Apol. Smectymn, Pr. W. voł i. 116.
I Sat. i.x. 14.
|| Apol. Smectymn. vol, i, p. 116.
Electra, v. 627.

From Apol. Smectymn. Ibid. ** Hercul. Fur. *t From Tenure of kings, &c. Pr. W. vol. i. 315.

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TRANSLATIONS.

FROM GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH*

Brntus thus addresses Diana in the country of Leogecia.
GODDESS of shades, and huntress, who at will
Walk’st on the rowling spheres, and through the deep;
Ou thy third reign, the earth, look now, and tell
What land, what seat of rest, thou bidst me seek,
What certain seat, where I may worship thee
For aye, with temples vow'd and virgin qnires.
To whom, sleeping before the altar, Diana answers in a risjon

the same night.
Brutus, far to the west, the ocean wide,
Beyond the realm of Gaul, a land there lies,
Sea-girt it lies, where giants dwelt of old";
Now void, it fits thy people : Thither bend
Thy course; there shalt thou find a lasting seat;
There to thy sons another Troy shall rise,
And kings be bort of thee, whose dreadful might
Sball awe the world, and conquer nations boldt.

FROM DANTEI.
Ah Constantine, of how much ill was cause,
Not thy conversion, but those rich domains
That the first wealthy pope receiv'd of theell.

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* Hist. Brit. i. xi.“ Diva potens nemorum,” &c. + From Miltons's Hist. Engl. Pr. W.vol. i. p. 7. edit. 1698. | Infern. C.xix. || From Of Reformation in England. Pr. W. vol. i. p. 10.

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