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When Ev'ning gray doth rife, I fetch my round
Over the mount, and all this hallow'd ground.
And early e'er the odorous breath of morn'
Awakes the stumb'ring leaves, or tassel'd horn
Shakes the high thicket, haste I all about,
Number my ranks, and visit every sprout ~>ri .
With puissant words, and murmurs made to bless,
But else in deep of night when drowsiness; J
Hath lock'd up mortal Sense, then listen I!
To the celestial Sirens harmony,
That sit upon the nine enfolded Sphears, :'.
And sing to those that hold the vital shears, -> . .'
And turn the Adamantine spindle round,
On which the fate of Gods and men is wound.
Sueh sweet compulsion doth in musick ly, >a 0.
To kill; the daughters of Neeejfyy.» ,-'- '! - • «
And keep unsteddy Nature to her Law,'-
And r&e low World ih meafur'd motion -draw*
After the Heavenly tone, which none can r^ear'
Of hiatean'moui4;with gross unpur^ed'ear}! f'-;
And yet such Musick worthiest' xtere to blaze-' d >
The. peerless height ofher immortal praise, ^ '"
"Whose lustre leads us, and for her most fit,
If my inferior hand or voice could hit
Inimitable founds, yet as we go,
What e'er the skill of Idler Gods can shQtfjj"
I will aslay, her worth to celebrate, . ! ^ X
And so attend ye toward her glittering states, r.( ,
Where ye may all that are of noble stemm
Approach, and kiss hef sacred vesture's hemm.)r; |•
''ii; s o Nw:'^k,
G'ER the, smooth enajnel'd gree#,.jJOy ^nhc.
Where no print of step hath/been, .... 0iui 1
Follow me as, I singj , -A,s:A sr".J oviil oT
..-, vAnd touch the warbled stridg.il-jjoiiT
Under the shady noof y/ jrlgim Ib// J^y
Of branching Elm-Stat-prpdfvnn c rbu2
Follow. rm?,:ofi iiji:rl Mv^k HA
I will bring you where she sits
Clad in splendor as befits
Such a rural Queen
tWArcadia hath not seen. »
S 2 in. SONG
Ymphs and Shepherds dance no more
TV By sandy Ladons Lillied banks,
On old Lycæus or Cyllene hoar,
Trip no more in twilight ranks,
Though Erymanth your loss deplore,
; A better foyl shall give ye thanks.
From the stony Manalus,
Bring your flocks and live with us,
Here ye shall have greater grace, ?.:
To serve the Lady of this place.
Though Syring your Pan's Mistress were,
Yet Syrinx well might wait on her. -
Such a rural Queen": subsistemi!
All Arcadia hath not seen.w oil,
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CHRIST* NAT IF ITT.
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THIS is the Month, and this the happy Morn
Wherein the Son of Heav'ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born, ,'
Our great Redemption from above did bring j
For so the holy Sages once did sing, i
That he our deadly forfeit mould release,
And with his Father work us a perpetual peace.
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That glorious Form, that Light unsufferable,
And that far-beaming blaze of Majesty,
Wherewith he wont at Heav'ns high Council-Table
To sit the midst of Trinal Unity,
He laid aside} and here with us to be,;; T'f;"
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S 3 n Forsook
Forsook the Courts of everlasting Day, And chose withusadarkfbmHouse of mortal Clay.
Say Heavenly Muse, (hall not thy sacred vein ,:
Afford a Present to the Infant God?
Hast thou no verse, no hymn, or solemn strein,
To welcome him to this his new abode,
Now while the Heav'n by the Sun's team untrod,
Hath took no print of the approaching light, And all the spangled host keep watch in squadrons
,:.;,r,nW,:. S, „i , PTC' See how from far upon the Eastern rode The Star-led Wisards haste with odours sweet, O run, prevent them with thy humble ode> f. And lay it lowly at his bleslld feet}......
Have thou the honour first, thy Lord to greets .. ^
And joyn thy voice unto the Angel Quire, From out his secret Altar toucht with hallo w'd fire.