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O double facrilege on things divine,
But 7 thus Orinda dy'd:
His waving streamers to the winds displays,
Ah, generous youth, that with forbear,
The winds too soon will waft thee here!
To raise the nations under ground;
When in the valley of Jehofophat,
And there the last afsizes keep,
From the four corners of the sky;
But thus Orinda died. The matchless Orinda, Mrs. Katherine Philips, was author of a book of poems published in folio, and wrote several other things. She died also of the small.pex in 1664, being only thirty-two years of age.
The sacred poets first shall hear the sound,
And foremost from the tomb shall bound,
Upon the DEATH of the
EARL of DUNDEE'.
H last and best of Scots! who didst maintain
Thy country's freedom from a foreign reign; New people fill the land now thou art gone, New gods the temples, and new kings the throne. Scotland and thee did each in other live; Nor would'st thou her, nor could me thee survive. Farewel, wbo dying didit support the state, And couldft ngt fall but with thy country's fate.
i The earl of Dundee was a man of great valour and many vire tues. Being firmly attached, though a protestant, to the interest of his royal master James II, who had abdicated, and was now in Ireland, he affembled a large body of Highlanders, with whom he engaged the army of king William, commanded by general Mackay, at Gillicranky near Dunkeld, and intirely routed them. This victory might have been of very fatal consequences to the affair of the prince of Orange at that time, if the gallant earl had not been killed by a random thoi; in consequence of which his friends and adherents lost all the r firmness, and retiring before Mackay, who hud rallied, could never again be formed into any formidable body. This action has pened in 1689.
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