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From thence returning with deserv'd applause,
Mr. MILTON's Picture,
Before his PARADISE Lost.
HREE Poets, in three diftant ages born,
Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first, in loftiness of thought surpass’d ; The next, in majesty ; in both the last. The force of nature cou'd no further go; To make a third, the join'd the former two.
Μ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ε Ν Τ
FAIR MAIDEN LADY, Who dy'd at BATH, and is there interred.
E LOW this marble monument is laid
All that heav'n wants of this celestial maid Preserve, O sacred tomb, thy trust confign'd ; The mold was made on purpose for the mind :
And she wou'd lose, if, at the latter day,
i And read her Maker" in a fairer print.
So pious, as she had no time to spare
A daughter duteous, and a sister kind:
O fair, fo young, so innocent, so sweet,
So ripe a judgment, and so rare a wit, Require at least an age in one to meet. In her they met; but long they could not stay, 'Twas gold too fine to mix without allay. Heaven's image was in her so well exprest, Her
very fight upbraided all the rest; Too justly ravish'd from an age like this, Now she is gone, the world is of a piece.
MARQU Iş of WINCHESTER,
E, who in impious times undaunted stood,
And midst rebellion durft be just and good; Whose arms afferted, and whofe fufferings more Confirm'd the cause for which he fought before; Rests here, rewarded by an heav'nly prince; For what his earthly could not recompence. Pray reader that such times no more appear : Or, if they happen, learn true honor here. Ask of this age's faith and loyalty, Which, to preserve them, heav'n confin'd in thee, Few subjects could a king like thine deserve: And fewer, such a king, fo well could serve. Blest king, bļest subject, whose exalted state By sufferings rose, and gave the law to fate. Such souls are rare, but mighty patterns giv'n To earth, and meant for ornaments to heav'n.