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Ad CHRISTIN AM Suecorum Reginam nomine
Christina, Arctoï lucida stella poli,
merui dura sub callide rugas;
Exequor et populi fortia jussa manu.
Nec sunt hi vultus Regibus ufque truces.
TRANSLATION, from TOLAND's Life of Milton.
The northern pole supports thy shining throne;
* These verses were sent to Christina Queen of Sweden with Cromwell's picture, and are by some ascribed to Andrew Marvel, as by others to Milton : but I Should rather think they were Milton's, being more within his province as Latin Secretary.
A FRA G.
A FRAGMENT, from the Italian;
The short-pac'd efforts of a trammelid Muse;
And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Strive, in rough sound, soft meaning to impart?
And point his purpose at the hearer's heart,
Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps—they cry,
But we must understand ere we comply!
Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write;
And scorns the lame impertinence of wit.
To Mr. H. Lawes on his Airs
De Idea Platonica quemadmodum Aristoteles intellexit
Ad Salfillum Poetam Romanum ægrotantem