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Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Brutus thus addresses Diana in the country of
ODDESS of Shades, and Huntress, who at will [through the deep, Walk'ft on the rowling Sphear, and On thy third Reign the Earth look now, and tell What Land, what Seat of reft thou bidft me feek, What certain Seat, where I may worship thee For aye, with Temples vow'd, and Virgin quires.
To whom fleeping before the Altar, Diana in a Vifion that night thus anfwer'd,
Brutus far to the Weft, in th' Ocean wide Beyond the Realm of Gaul, a Land there lies, Sea-girt it lies, where Giants dwelt of old, Now void, it fits thy People; thether bend Thy course, there fhalt thou find a lasting seat, There to thy Sons another Troy fhall rife, And Kings be born of thee, whose dredded might Shall aw the World, and conquer Nations bold.
AH Conftantine, of how much ill was caufe
Not thy Converfion, but those rich demains That the first wealthy Pope receiv'd of thee.
OUNDED in chaft and humble Poverty,
Impudent whoore, where haft thou plac'd thy hope?
HEN past he to a flowry Mountain green, Which once smelt fweet, now ftinks as odiously; This was that gift (if you the truth will have) That Conftantine to good Sylveftro gave.
HOM do we count a good man, whom but he
Who keeps the laws and ftatutes of the Senate,
Tof things; make mean of
HE Power that did create, can change the Scene great, and great of
The brightest Glory can eclipfe with Night;
LL barb'rous People, and their Princes too,
Left all Men be involv'd in one Mans fate.
Let Wars and Tumults ever cease.
HE worst of Poets, I my self declare,
ABSTAIN, as Manhood you esteem,
From Salmacis pernicious Stream:
HIS is true Liberty, when free-born Men,
Which he who can, and will, deserv's high praise; Who neither can nor will, may hold his peace; What can be juster in a State then this?
O Eaftern Nation ever did adore
The Majefty of Soveraign Princes more.
AND Britains interwove held the Purple Hang
AUGHING to teach the truth
What hinders? as fome teachers give to Boys Junkets and knacks, that they may learne apace.
ESTING decides great things
Stronglier, and better oft then earnest can.
that say it, not I; you do the deeds, And your ungodly deeds find me the words.
HERE can be flaine
No facrifice to God more acceptable Then an unjust and wicked King.
N filence now, and with attention wait,
LAUCUS, in Lycia we're ador'd like Gods:
Epigram on Salmafius's Hundreda.
HO taught Salmafius, that French chatt'ring
To aim at English, and HUNDREDA cry?