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80 At ultimi nepotes, Et cordatior ætas Judicia rebus æquiora forsitan Adhibebit integro sinui. Tum livore sepulto, Si quid meremur sana posteritas fciet Roüsio favente.
Ode tribus constat Strophis, totidemque Antistro. phis, unâ demum Epodo clausis, quas, tametfi omnes nec versuum numero, nec certis ubique colis exactè respondeant, ita tamen secuimus, commodè legendi potiùs, quàm ad antiquos concinendi modos rationem spectantes. Alioquin hoc genus rectiùs fortasse dici monoftrophicum debuerat. Metra partim funt xata oxbow, partim á Toshwuéva. Phaleucia quæ funt Spondæum tertio loco bis admittunt, quod idem in fecundo loco Catullus ad libitum fecit.
Ad CHRISTINAM Suecorum Reginam nomine
B Ellipotens Virgo, feptem Regina Trionum,
Christina, Arctoï lucida ftella poli, Cernis quas merui dura sub casside rugas,
Utque fenex armis impiger ora tero ;
Exequor et populi fortia jusfa manu.
Nec sunt hi vultus Regibus usque truces.
TRANSLATION, from TOLAND's Life of Milton.
The northern pole supports thy shining throne; Behold what furrows age and steel can plow, The helinet's weight oppress’d this wrinkled brow. Through fate's untrodden paths I move, my hands Still act my free-born people's bold commands : Yet this stern Made to you submits his frowns, Nor are these looks always severe to crowns.
* These verses were sent to Christina Queen of Sweden with Cromwell's picture, and are by some ascribed to Andrew Marvel, as by others to Milton : but I Ahould rather think they were Milton's, being more within his province as Latin Secretary.
A FRA G.
A FRAGMENT, from the Italian;
WHEN, in your language,
I, unskill'd, address
The short-pac'd efforts of a trammeld Muse;
And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Strive, in rough sound, soft meaning to impart?
And point his purpose at the hearer's heart.
Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps-they cry,
But we must understand ere we comply!
Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write;
And scorns the lame impertinence of wit.
THIRD VOL U M E.
The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1. English'd 166 On the new forcers of conscience under the Long Par. liament
169 To the Nightingale
ibid. On his being arrived to the age
173 When the afault was intended to the city . ibid. To a virtuous young Lady
174 To the Lady Margaret Ley
. ibid. On the detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises
175 Ön the same
176 To Mr. H. Lawes on his Airs
ibid. On the religious memory of Mrs. Catharine Thomson
177 Tò the Lord General Fairfax To the Lord General Cromwell
ibid. To Sir Henry Kane the younger On the late Massacre in Piemont
180 On his blindness
· ibid, To Mr. Lawrence
18t To Syriac Skinner
182 To the same
- ibid. On his deceased Wife
185 Joannis Miltoni Londinensis Poemata'
229 Elegiarum liber primus Elegia Prima. Ad Carolum Deodatum
ibid. Elegia Sccunda. In obitum Præconis Academici Cantabrigiensis