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Epodos.
Vos tandem haud vacui mei labores,
Quicquid hoc sterile fudit ingenium,
Jam ferò placidam sperare jubeo

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Perfunctam invidiâ requiem, fedesque beatas
Quas bonus Hermes
Et tutela dabit folers Roüsi,
Quo neque lingua procax vulgi penetrabit, atque longe
Turba legentum prava faceffet ;

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.

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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.

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Ad CHRISTINAM Suecorum Reginam nomine

Cromwelli *.

B Ellipotens Virgo, feptem Regina Trionum,

Christina, Arctoï lucida ftella poli, Cernis quas merui dura sub casside rugas,

Utque fenex armis impiger ora tero ;
Invia fatorum dum per veftigia nitor,

Exequor et populi fortia jusfa manu.
Aft tibi submittit frontem reverentior umbra ;

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;
Addressed to a young Lady, at Florence, who did not

understand English.

WHEN, in your language,

I, unskill'd, address

The short-pac'd efforts of a trammeld Muse;
Soft Italy's fair critics round Me press,

And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Why, to our tongue’s disgrace, does thy dumb love

Strive, in rough sound, soft meaning to impart?
He must select his words who speaks to move,

And point his purpose at the hearer's heart.
Then laughing they repeat my languid lays

Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps-they cry,
For whom thou hast à tongue, may feel thy praise ;

But we must understand ere we comply!
Do thou, my soul's soft hope, these triflers awe!

Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write;
Since love from filent looks can language draw,

And scorns the lame impertinence of wit.

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

THE

THIRD VOL U M E.

SAMSO

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AMSON Agonistes

page 1
Poems on several Occasions

67
On the death of a fair Infant dying of a cough 71
At a Vacation Exercise in the College

75
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

79
The Passion

89
On Time

92
Upon the Circumcifion

93
At a Solemn Music

94
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester

95
Song. On May Morning

97
On Shakespear
On the University Carrier

99
Another on the same

ibid.
L'Allegro

101
Il Penseroso

106
Arcades
A Mask

117
Lycidas

159
Thc

98

II2

The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1. English'd 166 On the new forcers of conscience under the Long Par. liament

168 Sonnets

169 To the Nightingale

ibid. On his being arrived to the age

of
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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

183 Psalms

185 Joannis Miltoni Londinensis Poemata'

229 Elegiarum liber primus Elegia Prima. Ad Carolum Deodatum

ibid. Elegia Sccunda. In obitum Præconis Academici Cantabrigiensis

234 3

Elegia

178

179

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