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Her props are well-advised magistrates, -
Hath put your honour lovingly in trust, , , , That you may add to London's dignity, . . . . And London's dignity may add to yours, ... } That worthily you may be counted one, . . . . Among the number of a many moe f Careful lieutenants, careful magistrates,
of Spoken by the Children in the Pageant, viz. ,
LoNDoN. . . ; New Troy I hight, whom Lud my lord surnam’d, London the glory of the western side; s Throughout the world is lovely London fam’d, or So far as any sea comes in with tide: Whose peace and calm, under her royal queen, Hath long been such as like was never seen. Then let me live to carol of her name, That she may ever live and never die, Her sacred shrine set in the house of fame, Consecrate to eternal memory: My peerless mistress, sovereign of my peace, Long may she joy with honour's great increase. o, -MAGN ANIMITY. . . . The country and the Thames afford their aid, sh And careful magistrates their care attend; s All English hearts are glad and well apaid,” In readiness their London to defend. ! . . . ;
* apaid] See note vol. i. p. 91. ' ' ' " ' 1.T.
Defend them, Lord, and these fair nymphs likewise, That ever they may do this sacrifice.
The greatest treasure that a prince can have
And such as any English heart can crave.
THE Cou NTRY.
For London's aid the country gives supply Of needful things, and store of every grain: London, give thanks to him that sits on high, (Had never town less cause for to complain,) And love and serve the sovereign of thy peace, Under whose reign thou hast this rich increase.
With silver glide my pleasant streams do run, Where leaping fishes play betwixt the shores: This gracious good hath God and kind begun. . For London's use with help of sails and oars. London, rejoice and give thy God the praise, For her whose highness lengths thy happy days. THE Soldier. Armour of safe defence the soldier hath: So lovely London carefully attends To keep her sacred sovereign from scath, That all this English land so well defends. And so far London bids her soldiers go, As well may serve to shield this land from woe.
BORN E BEFORE WOOLSTONE DIX I. | 53
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For London's safety and her happiness,
The soldier and the sailor may you see,
All well prepar'd and put in readiness
To do such service as may fitting be;
And Art with them do join, and they with me: London, then joy and let all ages know What duty to thy sovereign thou dost owe.
THE FIRST NYMPH. Thus with the morning sun and evening star These holy lights shall burn, the cheerful flame With sweetest odour shall perfume as far As India stands, in honour of her name, Whose trophy we adore with sacred rites, With sweetest incense, and with endless lights.
THE SEco ND NYMPH. So long as sun doth lend the world his light, Or any grass doth grow upon the ground, With holy flame our torches shall burn bright, And fame shall bruit with golden trumpet's sound The honour of her sacred regiment, That claims this honourable monument.
THE THIRD NYMPH.
THE Fou RTH NYMPH. Virtue shall witness of her worthiness, And fame shall register her princely deeds; The world shall still pray for her happiness, From whom our peace and quietness proceeds.
Verses written under the Arms of England.
Gallia victa dedit flores, invicta leones
DoNNE by GeoRGE PEELE, MAISTER of ARTEs IN Oxfor D.