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Sed postquam insanus pugnæ deferbuit æstus,
Exuerintque truces animos, jam Marte fugato,
Diversas repetunt artes, curasque priores.
Nec rarò prisci heroes, quos pagina sacra
Suggerit, atque olim peperit felicior ætas,
Hic parva redeunt specie. Cano ordine cernas
Antiquos prodire, agmen venerabile, Patres.
Rugis sulcantur vultus, prolixaque barbæ
Canities mento pendet: sic tarda senectus
TITHONUM minuit, cum moles tota cicadam
Induit, in gracilem sensim collecta figuram.

Nunc tamen unde genus ducat, quæ dextra latentes
Suppeditet vires, quem poscat turba moventem,
Expediam. Truncos opifex et inutile lignum
Cogit in humanâs species, et robore natam
Progeniem telo efformat, nexuque tenaci
Crura ligat pedibus, humerisque accommodat armos,
Et membris membra aptat, et artubus insuit artus.
Tunc habiles addit trochleas, quibus arte pusillum
Versat onus, molique manu famulatus inerti
Sufficit occultos motus, vocemque ministrat.
His structa auxiliis jam machina tota peritos
Ostendit sulcos, duri et vestigia ferri:
Hinc salit, atque agili se sublevat incita motu,
Vocesque emittit tenues, et non sua verba.

AD INSIGNISSIMUM VIRUM

D. THO. BURNETTUM,

SACRE THEORIE TELLURIS AUTOREM.

NON usitatum carminis alitem,
BURNETTE, poscis, non humiles modos:
Vulgare plectrum, languidæque
Respuis officium camœnæ.
Tu mixta rerum semina conscius,
Molemque cernis dissociabilem,
Terramque concretam, et latentem
Oceanum gremio capaci :
Dum veritatem quærere pertinax
Ignota pandis, sollicitus parum

Utcunque stet commune vulgi

Arbitrium et popularis error. Auditur ingens continuo frågor, Illapsa tellus lubrica deserit

Fundamina, et compage fractâ

Suppositas gravis urget undas. Impulsus erumpit medius liquor, Terras aquarum effusa licentia

Claudit vicissim; has inter orbis

Relliquiæ fluitant prioris. Nunc et recluso carcere lucidam Balæna spectat solis imaginem, Stellasque miratur natantes,

Et tremulæ simulacra lunæ. Quæ pompa vocum non imitabilis ! Qualis calescit spiritus ingenî !

Ut tollis undas! ut frementem Diluvii reprimis tumultum ! Quis tam valenti pectore ferreus Ut non tremiscens et timido pede Incedat, orbis dum dolosi Detegis instabiles ruinas? Quin hæc cadentum fragmina montium Natura vultum sumere simplicem Coget refingens, in priorem

Mox iterum reditura formam. Nimbis rubentem sulphureis Jovem Cernas; ut udis sævit atrox hyems Incendiis, commune mundo

Et populis meditata bustum ! Nudus liquentes plorat Athos nives Et mox liquescens ipse adamantinum Fundit cacumen, dum per imas Saxa fluunt resoluta valles. Jamque alta cœli monia corruunt, Et vestra tandem pagina (proh nefas!) BURNETTE, vestra augebit ignes, Heu! socio peritura mundo. Mox æqua tellus, mox subitus viror Ubique rident: En teretem globum! En læta vernantes Favoni

Flamina, perpetuosque flores! O pectus ingens! O animum gravem, Mundi capacem! si bonus auguror, Te, nostra quo tellus superbit, Accipiet renovata civem.

FINIS.

INDEX

TO VOL. VI.

A.

ACETES, his story, 62, 90.

Acteon, transformed into a stag, 47, 84, 85.
Esculapius, his birth, 26.

Aglauros transformed into a statue, 33.

B.

Bacchus, his birth, 50.

Barometer, its description in a Latin poem, 315.
Battle of the Pigmies and Cranes, a Latin poem, 317.
Battus transformed into a touch-stone, 32.

Burnet, Dr. a Latin poem on his sacred theory of the earth,

333.

C.

Cadmus's story, 41, 81, &c.
Calisto, her story, 21.
Cato, a tragedy, 111.

Verses with that play presented to
the Princess of Wales, 193.

Claudian, the poet, his character, 74, 83.

Coronis, her story, 26.

Cotes, Digby, Esq. his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 102.
Cranes, battle with the Pigmies, a Latin poem, 317.
Cycnus transformed into a swan, 20.

D.

Drummer, a comedy, 207.

E.

Earth, its sacred theory by Dr. Burnet, a Latin poem on it,
333.

Echo's transformation, 54, 86.
Envy described, 35.

Epilogue to the tragedy of Cato, 191.

to the Drummer, 303.

Europa's rape, 37, 80.

Eusden, Laurence, Esq. his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 97.
G.

Garth, Dr. his epilogue to the tragedy of Cato, 191.

George I. verses to Sir Godfrey Kneller on his picture of
that king, 196.

H.

Hannes, Dr. a Latin copy of verses to him, 328.
Hermaphroditus's story, 68.

Hughes, John, Esq. his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 95.

I

Immortality of the soul, Cato's soliloquy on it, 181.

K.

Kneller, Sir Godfrey, verses to him on his picture of George
I. 196.

M.

Mariners transformed to dolphins, 61.

N.

Narcissus's story, 55, 88.

Nile, description of that river, 15, 79.

0.

Ovid, general character of his Metamorphoses, 80. The
loftiness of his ideas, and a remark on his commentators,
75. Character of Alexander Ross's notes upon him, ibid.

P..

Pentheus's story, 59, 90. His death, 66.
Phoebus, description of his throne, 8.

Phaeton's story, 7, 73. His sisters transformed into trees,

18.

Philips, Ambrose, Esq. his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 104.
Pope, Alexander, Esq. his prologue to Cato, 107.
Prologues: To the tragedy of Cato, 107. To the Drummer,
203.

Puppet-show, a Latin poem, 330.

Pigmies' battle with the Cranes, a Latin poem, 317.

Q.

Queen Carolina, verses presented to her (when Princess of
Wales) with the tragedy of Cato, 193.

R.

Rape of Europa, 37, 80.

Resurrection, a Latin poem, 322.

Reswic, a Latin poem on the peace concluded there, 309.
Ross, Alexander, character of his notes upon Ovid, 75.

S.

Salmacis, her story, 68.

Semele, her story, 50, 86.

Soul, Cato's soliloquy on its immortality, 181.

Sphæristerium, a Latin poem, 326.

Statius, his character, 74.

Steele, Sir Richard, his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 95,
Sun, description of its palace, 7.

T.

Tickell, Thomas, Esq. his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 100.
Tiresias's transformation, 53.

W.

Wit, Mr. Locke's account of it, 86.

Y.

Young, Dr. his verses on the tragedy of Cato, 97.

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