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Ad CHRISTIN AM Suecorum Reginam nomine

Cromwelli *.
B Ellipotens Virgo, feptem Regina Trionum,

Christina, Arctoï lucida stella poli,
Cernis quas

merui dura sub callide rugas;
Utque fënex armis impiger ora teřo;
Invia fatorum dum per vestigiá nitor,

Exequor et populi fortia jussa manu.
Aft tibi submittit frontem reverentior umbra ;

Nec sunt hi vultus Regibus ufque truces.

TRANSLATION, from TOLAND's Life of Milton.

The northern pole supports thy shining throne;
Behold what furrows age and steel can plow,
The helmet's weight oppress’d this wrinkled brow.
Through fate's untrodden påths I move, my hands
Still act my free-born people's bold commands :
Yet this ftern fhade to you submits his frowns,
Nor are these looks always fevere to crowns.

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* 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;
Addressed to a young Lady, at Florence, who did not

understand English.
WHEN in your language, I, unskill'd, address

The short-pac'd efforts of a trammelid Muse;
Soft Italy's fair critics round Me press,

And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Why, to our tongue's disgrace, does thy dumb love

Strive, in rough sound, soft meaning to impart?
He must select his words who speaks to move,

And point his purpose at the hearer's heart,
Then laughing they repeat my languid lays

Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps—they cry,
For whom thou hast a tongue, may feel thy praise ;

But we must understand ere we comply!
Do thou, my soul's soft hope, these triflers awe!

Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write;
Since love from filent looks can language draw,

And scorns the lame impertinence of wit.

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

C

THE

THIRD VOLUME.

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AMSON Agonistes

page :
Poems on several Occasions

67
On the death of a fair Infant dying of a cough 71
At a Vacation Exercise in the College

75
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

79
The Passion

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On Time

92
Upon the Circumcifion

93
At a Solemn Music

94
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester

95
Song. On May Morning

97
On Shakespear

98
On the University Carrier

99
Another on the same

ibid.
L'Allegro

101
Il Penseroso

106
Arcades
A Mark

117
Lycidas

159
The

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