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Tum livore sepulto,
Ode tribus constat Strophis, totidemque Antiftrophis, unâ demum Epodo clausis, quas, tametfi omnes nec versuum numero, nec certis ubique colis exactè respondeant, ita tamen secuimus, commodè legendi patiùs, quàm ad antiquos concinendi modos rationem fpectantes. Alioquin hoc genus rectiùs fortaffe dici monoftrophicum debuerat. Metra partim funt xati. σχέσιν, partim απολελυμένα. Ρhaleucia que fiunt Spondæum tertio loco bis admittunt, quodi idem in fecundo lgco Catullus ad libitum fecit..
Ad CHRISTINAM Suecorum Reginam nomine
rugas, Utque senex armis impiger ora tero; Invia fatorum dum per vestigia nitor,
Exequor et populi fortia jussa 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 helmet'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 shade 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 should rather think they were Milton's, being more within his province as Latin Secretary.
A FRAGMENT, from the Italianz
The short-pac'd efforts of a trammel'd 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.
page 1 Poems on several Occasions
67 On the death of a fair Infant dying of a cough At a Vacation Exercise in the College
75 On the Morning of Christ's Nativity The Passion On Time
92 Upon the Circumcision
93 At a Solemn Music
94 An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester Song. On May Morning
97 On Shakespear
98 On the University Carrier
99 Another on the same
- ibid. L'Allegro
IOI 11 Penseroso
106 Arcades A Malk
The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1. English'd 166