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« The fellow shall find no more pain,

“ Now see these things like bubbles fly; 56 Than if he were alive again."

" These are the seeds of vanity. Here Orpbeus figh'd, began to take on, * Take tyrant acorns, which will best advance, Cried, “ Could I find the whore you spake “ If sown in castern climates, or in France; on,

“ But these are things of most prodigious hopes, 2 « I'd give him niy best fritch of bacon: “ I'd give him cake and sugar'd luck,

* And thele the devil's grafes for future popes. S “ If he would bring my Dicé back :

“ Which with fanaticism are join'd so clean, " Rather than she should longer stay,

“ You'd scarce believe a knife had pals'd be" I'd find some lusty mun to pray. " And then poor Dicé, lee him try her, “ False-witness feed had almost been forgot, I dare say, would requite the friar."

“ 'Twill be your making, fhould there be a Great Nosnotbocai smil'd to see

• plot. Such goodness and fintplicity.

“ And now, dear Orpheus, scatter these but well; Then kindly led them to a cell,

“ And you'll deserve the gratitude of hell,” An outward granary of hell;

Quoth Orpheus, " You will be abey'd
A filthy place, that's seldom swept,

“ In every thing that you have laid,
Where seeds of villany are kept.

“ For mischief is the poet's trade : Orpheus,” said he, l'd have you take

“ And whatsoever they shall bring, « Sonie of these feeds here, for my fake;

“ You may alsure yourself I'll sing. “ Which, if they are discreetly hurld

“ But pray what poets thall we have, “ Thoughout the parts of t'other world,

" Ai my returning from the grave ?" They may oblige the fiend you sue to,

“ Sad dogs," quoth Bocai," let me fee " And fill the palace of old Pluto.

" But, since what I say cannot shame them, “ So pride-seed upper 10ft; then above

“ I'll e'en resolve to never name them.” “ Envy and scandal, and plant self-love.

“ says Bocai, “Sir, you may 4. Here take revenge and malice without cause, “ Long to be going on your way, “ And here contempt of honesty and laws;

Unless you'll drink some arsenic claret : “ This hot seed's anger, and this hotter lust, “ 'Tis burnt, you fee; but Sam can spare it." “ Best sowwn with breach of friendthip, and of Orpheus replied, “ Kind Sir, 'tis neither “ trust:

Brandy nor whers that brought me hicher ; 6. These storm, hail, plagee, and tempelt seeds ; " But love, and I an infance can be, “ And this a quintessence of weeds;

“ Love is as hot as pepper'd brandy; " This is the worst fort of artichoke,

“Yet, gentle Sir, you may comunand “ A plant that Pluto himself bespoke,

.“ A tune from a departing hand; « Nourish it well, 'tis useful treachery;

“ The Ityle and pallion both are good, “ 'This is a choice, though little feed, a lie :

« 'Tis Tbe Tbree bildren in the Wood." “ Here rake some now from these prodigious He fang: and pains themselves found ease; « loads

For grieis, when well exprefs'd, can please. " Of tender things, that look like toads : When he describ'd the children's loss, “ In future times, these, finely dreft,

And how the sobins cover'd them with moss; “ Shall each invade a prince's breast;

To hear the pity of those birds, ** 'Tis flatrery seed; though thinly fown, Ev'n Bocai's tears fell down wiih Orpheus' worde, & It is a nighty plant when grown,

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“ 'Those purses, cows, horles, and keep

“ 'Twas hunted yesterday i' th' park,

No ruffled streams to mill do come, “ And like e' have 'scap'd us in the dark.

The silent fish were still more dumb; “ 'This is a dish entirely new,

Look in the chimney, not a spark there, 6 Butterflies' brains diffolv'd in dew

And darkness did itself grow darker. • These lovers' vows, these courtiers' hopes, But Orpheus could not deep a wink, “ Things to be eat by microscopes;

He had too many things to think : “ Thefe fucking mites, a glow-worm's heart, But, in the dark, his harp hę strung, " This a delicious rainbow-tart!"

And to the listening fairies sung. “ Madam, I find they're very nice,

Prince Prim, who pitied so much youth « And will digest within a trice;

Join'd with so much constancy and truth “ I fee there's nothing you efteen,

Soon gave him thus to understand; “ That's half so grofs as our whipt cream;

" Sir, 1 last night receiv'd command " And I infer, from all these meats,

« To see you out of Fairy Land, “ That such livht Suppers keep clean sheets." 6. Into the realm of Nofootbocai;

“ But, Sir,” said she, “ perhaps you're dry !" “ But let not fear of sulphur choke ye; “ Then, speaking to a fairy by,"

For he's a fiend of sense and wit, “ You've taken care, ny dear Eudia,

“ And has got many rooms to let." “ All's ready for my Ratifia."

As quick as thought, by glow-worm glimples
Out walk the fidler and the prince.
They foon arrive, find Bocai brewing

of claret for a vintner's ftewing., " A drop of water, newly torni

“ I come from Oberon," quoth Prince Prie. 4 Freih from the rosy-finger'd morn;

" "Tis well,” quoth Bocai,” “ what írom “ A pearl of 'milk, that's gently prett

" him ?” “ from blooming Hebe's early breast;

“ Why, something Atrange; this honelt m120) “ With half a one of Cupid's tears,

“ Had his wife died; now, if he can, • When he in embryo first appears;

He says, he'd have her back again." " And honey from an infant bee :

Then Bocai, smiling, cried, “ You see, “ Makes liquor for the gods and me!”

Orpheus, you'll better Itay with me. “ Madani,” says he, "an't pleafe your Grace, “ For, let me tell you, Sir, this place, " I'm going to a droughty place;

Although it has an ugly face, “ And if I an't too bold, pray charge her, 61 If to is value it were sold,

The draught I have be somewhat larger." " Is worth ten thousand too of gold; “ Fetch me,” said she, “ a mighty bowl, " And very famous in all story, “ Like Oberon's capacious foul,

“ Call’d by the name of Purgatory. “ And then fill up the burnish'd gold

For when some ages shall have run, With juice that makes the Britons bold. “ And Truth by Falsehood be undone, “ This from seven barley-corns I drew,

“ Shill rise the Whore of Babylon; " Its years are seven, and to the view

« And this fame whore shall be a man, “'Tis clear, and sparkles fit for you.

" Who, by his lies and cheating, can “ But ftay

"Be such a trader in all evil, " When I by fate was last time hurl'd,

“ As to outdo our friend the devil; “ To act my pranks in t other world,

.“ He and his pimps fhall fay, that when " saw some sparks, as they were drinking,

“ A man is dying, thither then *s With mighty mirth and little thinking,

" The devil con es to take the foel, " Their jafts wore sipernacalım,

Tim down to this hole; " And foarch'd the rubius from cach thumb,

“ But, if a man have flore of wealth, * And in this cryftal have then here, " Perhaps you'll like it more than beer.”

“ The devil has then no more to do, Wine and lare hour: difoly'd the feast;

" But must be forc'd to let him go. And men and fairios went to reil.

But we are no more fools than they, The bed where Orpheus was to lie

“ Thus to be bubbled of our prey. Was all 1:1.ff'd full of harmony':

“ By these fante pio us frauds and lies, Turling freams and amorous rills,

“ Skal many monaftcries rise : Dying found that never kills,

« Friars shall Zephuris breathing, dve delighting,

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Joy to flumber loft inviting,
Trembling founds that make no noise,
And fougs to plesfe withou: a voice,
Were mixt with down that fell from Jove,

Or stolen Theep, or cows, or horkes, When he became a swan for love.

"Twas night, and na’ure's self lay dead, Nouding upon a feather-bed; The mountains seein'd to bend their tops, 2

“ He's but to purgatory gone : And therers clos'd the milleners' fhor's; Excluding both the purks and fors;

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“ To get some prayers for bis foul's health,

get good meat and beer,

folks out that ne'er came here;
“ Pans, pots, and kettles shall be given,
To fetch a man from hence to here

Suppose a man has taken purses,
“ And chances to be hang'd, you'd ert,
"Let him be hang'd, and so good-by.
“ Hold, says the friar, let me alope,
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« The fellow shall find no more pain,

“ Now see these things like bubbles fly; 5 Than if he were alive again."

“ These are the seeds of vanity. Here Orpheus figh'd, began to take on, * Take tyrant acorns, which will best advance, Cried, “ Could I find the whore you spake

« If sown in caftern climates, or in France; on,

“ But these are things of most prodigious hopes " I'd give him my best fritch of bacon: " They're Jesuit bulbs tied up with ropes, " I'd give him cake and sugar'd fack,

" And thele the devil's grafts for future popes. “ If he would bring my Dicé back :

“ Which with fanaticism are join'd so clean, “ Rather than she should longer stay,

“ You'd scarce believe a knife had pals'd be" I'd find some lusty man to pray..

tweco. " And then poor Dicé, let him try her, “ False-witness feed had almoso been forgot, “ I dare say, would requite the friar."

“ 'Twill be your making, thould there be a Great Nosnotbocai smil'd to see Such goodness and fintplicity.

“ And now, dear Orpheus, Scatter these but well; Then kindly led them to a cell,

“ And you'll deserve the gratitude of hell." An outward granary of hell;

Quoth Orpheus,“ You will be abey'd
A filthy place, that's seldom swept,

“ In every thing that you have said,
Where fecds of villany are kept.

“ For mischief is the poet's trade :
“Orpheus," said he, I'd have you take “ And whatsoever they shall bring,
" Some of these feeds here, for my fake;

“ You may alsure yourself I'll ling.
“ Which, if they are discreetly hurl'd

" But pray what poets thall we have,
“ Thoughout the parts of t'other world, .“ At my returning from the grave?"
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Sad dogs," quoth Bocai," let me fee " And fill the palace of old Pluto.

" But, since what I say cannot shame them, “ So pride-feed upper-r10ft; then above " I'll e'en refolve to never nanie them.” " Envy and scandal, and plant felf-love.

“ But, now, " says Bocai, "Sir, you may " Here take revenge and malice without cause, Long to be going on your way, “ And here contempt of honesty and laws; Unless you'll drink some arsenic claret : “ This hot seed's anger, and this hotter lust, “ 'Tis burnt, you fee; but Sanı can spare it." “ Belt sown with breach of friendship, and of Orpheus replied, " Kind Sir, 'ris neither " trust :

Brandy nor whets that brought me hither; " These storm, hail, plague, and tempel seeds; " But love, and I an instance can be, “ And this a çinteffence of weeds;

“ Love is as hot as pepper'd brandy; "This is the worst fort of artichoke,

" Yet, gentle Sir, you may command “ A plant that Pluto hinilelf bespoke,

.“ A tune from a departing hand; « Nourish it well, 'tis useful treachery;

“ The style and passion both are good, “ This is a choice, though little feed, a lie :

“ 'Tis The Torre bildren in the Wood." “ Here rake some now from these prodigious He fang; and pains themselves found case; " loads

For gricks, when well express’d, can please. "Of tender things, that look like toads : When he describ'd the children's loss, " la future times, these, finely deeft,

And how the robins cover'd them with moss; “ Shall each invade a prince's breast;

To hear the pity of those birds, "" ' l'is fatiery feed; though thinly fown, Ev'n Bocai's tears fell down wich Orpheus' words, " It is a nighty plant when grown,

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mourn ;

Oft, as I wondering stand, a secret doubt But here instrud thy bard, Pierian dame, Puzzles my reason, and disturbs my thought, Whence, and of whom, the dire contagioa Whether this lower world by chance does nove, Alecto's breast with rage and envy glow, Or guided by the guardian hand of Jove. To see the world posiels'd of sweet repale.

When I survey the world's harmonious frame, Down to the dreary realms below the bends How Nature lives immutably the same;

There summons a cabal of Gister fiends; How ftatcd bounds and ambient hores restrain Thither unnumber'd plagues direct their lighting The rolling surges of the briny main ;

The cursed progeny of hell and night. How constant time revolves the circling year ; First discord rears her head, the nurse of 2; How day and night alternately appear;

Nexe famine fiercely stalks with haughty air; Then am I well convinc'd some fecret foul, Then age scarce drags her limbs, scarce dranka Some first informing power directs the whole ;

breath, Some great intelligence, who turns the spheres, But, tottering on, approaches neighbouring det; Who rules the steady motions of the stars, Here grows disease, with inbred tortures worn; Who decks with borrow'd light the waning moon, There envy snarls, and others' good deci And fills with native light th' unchanging sun, Who hangs the earth amidst surrounding skies, There sorrow fighs, her robe to tatters tord; And bids her various fruits in various feasons rise. Fear skulks behind, and trembling hides her fax, But, foon as I reflect on human ftatc,

But rahness headlong thrusts her front of brass; How blind, how unpr portion'd, is our fate; Then luxury, wealth's bane, profusely fhiots, How ill men, crown'd with blessings, smoothly Whilft want, attending in a cloud, repines A golden circle of delightful days; (pals A train of feepless self-tormenting cares, How good men bear the rugged paths of life, Daughters of meagre avarice, appears; Condemn’d to endless cares, to endless strife; Who, as round her wisher'd neck they cling, Then I am lost again ; religion fails;

Confess the parent hag from whence they fpring, Then Epicurus' bolder scheme prevails, (dance, Here ills of each malignant kind resort, Which through the void makes wandering atoms A thousand monsters guard the dreadful cooru And calls the medley world the work of chance, Amidst th' infernal crowd, Alecto ftandi, Which God's eternal Providence denies,

And a decp silence awfully commands; And feigns him nodding in the distant skies. Then, in tumultuous terms like these, exprefs'

At length Rufinus' fate my doubt removes, A passion long had swellid within her breadt: And God's exitlence and his justice proves.

« Shall we supine permit these peaceful diss, Nor do I longer undeceiy'd complain,

“ So smooth, so gay, so unditurb'd, to pasi! The wicked flourish and triumphant reign ; “ Shall pity melt, ihall clemency controal, Since they to forturie's heights are rais'd alune, " A fury's fierce and unrelenting foul ? To rush with greater ruin headlong down.

“ What do our iron whips, our brands, avail; # The day, to which this Poem was originally annex

• What all the horrid implements of hell; ed, was written in !?11, as a barih satire on the Duke of

“ Since mighty Jove debars us of his kies

, bariborough. It is printed in Dr. King's Works, vol. ij.

" Since Thcodofius too his earth dcuies!

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“ Such were the days, and so their tenor ran, “ Not Tagus' yellow torrent can suffice
" When the first happy golden age began :

« His boundless and unsated avarice :
« Virtue and concord, with their heavenly train, “ Nor all the metal of Pictolus' streams,
“ With piety and faith, securely reign;

“ Nor Hernius glittering as the solar beams.
Nay, justice, in imperial pomp array'd,

“ If you the stratagem propos'd approve, Boldly explores this everlasting shade;

« Let us to court this bane of crown's remove.
“ Me she, insulting, menaces and awes ;

“ There shall be foou, with his intriguing art,
" Reforms the world, and viņdicares her laws. “ Guide uncontrould the willing prince's heart,

And shall we then, neglected and forlorn, " Not Numa's wisdom fhall that heart defend,
* From every region banith'd, idly mourn? " When the false favourite acts the faithful
" Affert yourselves; know what, and whence?

" friend." you are :

(care; Soon as as she ended, the surrounding crowd Attempt some glorious mischief worth your With peals of joy the black delign applaud. u Involve the universe in endless war.

Now with an adamant her hair the bound,
u Oh that I could in Stygian vapour rise, With a blue ferpent girc her vest around;
" Darken the sun, pollute the balmy skies ; Then haftes to to Phiegethon's impctuous stream,
* Let loose the rivers, deluge every plain, Whole pitchy waves are flakes of rolling flame;
“ Break down the barriers of the roaring main, There lights a corch, and straight, with wings
* And flatter nature into chaos once again

dispay'd,
So rag'd the fiend, and toss'd her vipers round, Shoots swiftly through the dun Tartarian glade.
Which hiling pour'd their poison on the ground. A place on Gallia’s utmost verge there lies,
A murmur through the jarring audience rung, Ex:ended to the fea and southern skies,
Different resolves from different reafons sprung. Where once U!y fTcs, as id fables tell,
So when the fury of the storm is past,

Invok'd and rais'd th' inhabitants of hell;
When the rough winds in fofter murniurs waste; Where oft, with flaring eyes, the trembling hind
Ber So sounds so flu&uates, the troubled sca,

Sees airý phantoms skim before the wind : ceb As the expiring tempest plows its way.

Hence springs the fury into upper skies, n! Megæra, rising then, address'd the throng, Infecting all the regi u as she dies: To whom sedition, tumult, rage belong :

She roars, and thakes the atmot, here around, Distant Whose food is entrails of the guiltless dead, Ard carth and Ica rebellow to the sound, di Whose drink is children's blood by parents shed. Then straight transform'd her snakes to silver

She scorch'd Alcides with a frantic flame, And like an old decrepid fage appears; (hairs, de $ She broke the bow, the savage world did tame; Slowly Nie creeps along with tronibling gait,

She nerv'd the arm, she flung tl.e deadly dart, Scarce can her languid limbs fuftain her weight. , deWhen Athama: transfix'd Learchus' heart : At lergth, arriving at Rufinus' cell,

She prompted Agamemnon's monstrous wife Which, irim his monitrous birth, she knew so well,
To take her injur'd lord's devoted life:

Shi mWlly thus hell's darling hope address'd,
She breath'd revenge and rage into the son, South'd his ambiti'', and infanı'd his breast :
So did the mother's blood the fire's atone :

.. Can flosh diffolve Rufinus; canst thou pass She blir.ded Oedipus with kindred charms,

Thy (prightly youth in folt inglorivus tale? Forc'd him incestuous to a mother's arnis :

Know that thy berter fare, thy kinder Itar, She flrung Thyestes, and his fury fcd :

“ Des more exalted paths for the prepare. She taught him to pollute a daughter's bed. “ If thou an old man's counsel cant obey, Such was her dreadful speech :

“ The subject world thall own thy fovereign " Your schemes not pradical nor lawful are,

sway : “ With Heaven and Jove to wage unequal war : “ For my enlighten' soul, my conscious breast, " But, if the peace of man you would invade, “ Of magic's fecret fcience is p fels'd. " If o'er the ravag'd carth destruction spread; “ Ost have I forc'd, with myliic midnight spells, * Then hall Rufinus, fran’d for every ill, " Pale Spectres from their subterranean cells :

“ With your own vengeance execute your will; « Old Hecaté attends niy powerful song, . ** " A prodigy from favage parents sprung, • Powerful to hafteu tare, or to prolong; Impetuous as a tigress new with young;

" Powerful the rooted stubborn oak to move, “ Fierce as the hydra, fickle as the flood, " To stop the thunder bu sing from above,

And keen as meagre harpies for their food. * To nisku the rapid flood's descending Ilream “ Soon as the infant drew the vital air,

" Flow backward to the fountain whence it came. " I first receiv'd him to my nursing care;

“ Nor doubt my truth--bchold, with jus surprise, " And often he when tender yet and young,

“ An effore of iny art-a parace rise." “ Cried for the tear, and on my bosom hung: She said; and lo; a palace towering scems, sü Whiltt my horn'd ferpents round his visageplay'd, With Parian pillars and metallic bcanis. “ His fcatures forn'd, and there their ver.om fhed; Rufinus, ravish'd with the valt delight, " Whilft I, infusing, breath'd into his heart " Deceit and craft, and every hurtful art;

Gorges his avarice, and gluts his light.

Such was his transport, such his sudden pride, " Taught him t' involve his soul in secret clouds, When Midas first his golden with cnjoyd : “ With false dissembling (miles to veil his frauds. Bar, as his ftificing food to metal turn'd, " Not dying patriots' tortures can affiage

Hc found his radhucks, and his ruin mourn'd. His inbora cruelty, bis native

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