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Janus. Since Momus comes to laugh below,

Old Time begin the show,
That he
may fee, in


What changes in this age have been.
Chronos. Then goddess of the filver bow begin.

[Horns, or hunting-music within.]

Enter Diana.
Di. With horns and with hounds, I waken the day;

And hye to the woodland-walks away ;
I tuck up my robe, and ain buskin’d soon,
And tie to my forehead a wexing moon,
I course the fleet itag, unkennel the fox,
And chace the wild goats o’er summits of rocks,
With shouting and hooting we pierce thro'the sky,

And Eccho turns hunter, and doubles the cry.
Cho. of all. With shouting and hooting we pierce thro' the sky,

And Eccho turns hunter, and doubles the cry.
Janus. Then our age was in’t’s prime :
Chronos.Free from rage :

Arid free from crime.
Monus. A verry 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, quafing, and unthinking time.
[Dance of Diana's attendants.]

Enter Mars.
Mars. Inspire the vocal brass, inspire;
The world is pait its infant

age :
Arms and honour,

Arms and honour,
Set the martial mind on fire,
And kindle manly rage.


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Mars has look'd the sky to red ;
And Peace, the lazy god, is fled.
Plenty, peace, and pleasure fly;

The sprightly green,
In woodland walks, no more is feen;

The sprightly green has drunk the Tyrian dye.
Cho. of all. Plenty, peace, &c.
Mars. Sound the trumpet, beat the drum ;

Thro’ all the world around,
Sound a reveille, found, sound,

The warrior god is come.
Cho. of all. Sound the trumpet, &c.
Momus. Thy sword within the scabbard keep,

And let mankind agree ;
Better the world were fast asleep,
Than kept awake by thee.
The fools are only thinner,

With all our cost and care ;
But neither fide a winner,

For things are as they were,
Cho. of all. The fools are only, &c.

Enter Venus.
Venus. Calms appear, when storms are past 5

Love will have his hour at last :
Nature is my kindly care ;
Mars destroys, and I repair;
Take me, take me, while you may,

Venus comes not ev'ry day.
Cho. of all. Take her, take her, &c.
Chronos. The world was then fo light,

I scarcely felt the weight;
Joy rul'd the day, and Love the night.
But, fince the queen of pleasure left the ground,

I faint, I lag,

And feebly drag
The pond'rous orb around,



Momus. All, all of a piece throughout ;
ing to Thy chace had a beast in view;
[To Mars] Thy wars brought nothing abouts
[ToVenus) Thy lovers were all untrue.
Janus. 'Tis well an old age is out.
Chronos. And time to begin a new.
Cho. of all. All, all of a piece throughout ;

Thy chace had a beast in view :
Thy wars brought nothing about ;
Thy lovers were all untrue.
'Tis well old

age And time to begin a new. Dance of huntsmen, nymphs, warriors, and lovers.


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Who being crossd by their Friends, fell mad for one

another; and now first meet in BE DLA M.

[MUSIC within.)

Look dook, I fee I fee

The Lovers enter at opposite doors, each beld by a Keeper. Phillis.

OOK, look, I fee- I see my love appear?

"Tis he 'Tis he alone; For, like him, there is none :

'Tis the dear, dear man, 'tis thee, dear. Antyntas. Hark! the winds war ;

The foamy waves roar ;
I see a ship afar:
Tossing and tossing, and making to the shore:

But what's that I view,

So radiant of hue,
St. Hermo, St. Hermo, that fits upon the fails?

Ah ! No, no, no.
St. Hermo, never, never shone so bright;
"Tis Phillis, only Phillis, can fhoot lo fair a

light; *Tis Phillis, 'tis Phillis, that saves the ship

alone, For all the winds are hush'd, and the storm is

overblown, Phillis. Let me go, let me run, let me Ay to his arms.


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Amyntas. If all the fates combine,

And all the furies join,
I'll force my way to Phillis, and break thro'

the charm.
[Here theybreak from their keepersgrunto each other, and embrace.
Phillis. Shall I marry the man I love?

And shall I conclude my pains ?
Now bless'd be the powers above,
I feel the blood bound in my veins ;
With a lively leap it began to move,
And the



brains. Amyntas. Body join’d to body, and heart join'd to heart,

To make sure of the cure,
Go call the man in black, to mumble o'er his

Phillis. But suppose he should stay
Amyntas. At worst if he delay,

'Tis a work must be done,
We'll borrow but a day,

And the better, the sooner begun.
Cho. of both. At worst if he delay, &c.

[They run out together hand in hana.


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