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Janus. Hannhundred times the rolling sun
Hronos, Chronos, mend thy pace,
An hundred times the
Enter Chronos, with a scythe in his hand, and a
globe on bis back; which he sets down at bis
Chronos. Weary, weary of my weight,
Let me, let me drop my freight,
And leave the world behind.
The load of human-kind.
Enter Momus laughing. Momus. Ha! ha! ha!ha'ha! ha! wellhaftthou done
To lay down thy pack,
And lighten thy back,
Can hinder the crimes,
Or mend the bad times,
'Tis better to laugh than to cry. Cho. of all three. 'Tis better to laugh than to cry.
Janus. Since Momus comes to laugh below,
Old Time begin the show,
What changes in this age have been. Chronos. Then goddess of the silver bow begin.
(Horns, or hunting-music within.]
may see, in
And hye to the woodland-walks away ;
With shouting and hooting we pierce thro
the sky, AndEccho turns hunter and doubles thecry. Cho. of all. With shouting and hooting we pierce
thro the sky,
And free from crime. Momus. A very merry, dancing, drinking,
Laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time. Cho, of all. Then our age was in’t's prime, Free from rage, and
free from crime, A very merry, dancing, drinking,
Laughing, quaffing, andunthinking time. (Dance of Diana's attendants.]
The world is past its infant age:
Arms and honor,
Arms and honor,
And kindle manly rage.
Plenty, peace, and pleasure fly;
The sprightly green,
Thro all the world around,
The warrior god is come.
And let mankind agree;
With all our cost and care ;
For things are as they were.
when storms are parts
Take me, take me, while you may,
Venus comes not ev'ry day.
I searcely felt the weight;
queen of pleasure left the
And feebly drag
The pondrous orb around.
ing to Thy chace had a beast in view;
Thy chace had a beast in view :