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And no room left him for Retreat,
Or fight against a Foe so great,
For now the Mastives charging home
To Blows and Handy-Gripes were come :
While manfully himself he bore,
And setting his Right-foot before,
He rais'd himself, to fhew how tall
His Person was above them all.
This equal Shame and Envy stirr'd
l'th' Enemy, that one should beard
So
many

Warriors and so ftout
As he had, done and stav’d it out,
Disdaining to lay down his Arms,
And yield on houourable Terms.
Enraged thus, fome in the Rear
Attack'd him, and some ev'ry where,
Till down he fell, yet falliug fought,
And being down ftill laid about:
As Widdrington in dolefull dumps
is said to fight upon

his Stumps.
But all, alas! Had been in vain,
And he inevitably slain,

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If Trulla and Cerdon in the nick
To rescue him had not been quick ;
For Trulla who was light of Foot,
As Shafts which long-field Parthians shoot,
(But not fo light as to be born
Upon the Ears of standing Corn,
Or trip it o'er tlie Water quicker
Than Witches when their Staves they liquor
As some report) was 'got among
The foremost of the Martial Throng :
Where pitying the vanquish'd Bear,
She call'd to Cerdon who stood near,
Viewing the bloudy fight, to whom
Shall we ( quoth she ) stand still bum drum?
And see ftout Bruin all alone
By Numbers bafely overthrown?
Such Feats already h' has atchiev'd,
In story not to be believ'd ;
And’twould to us be shame enough,
Not to attempt to fetch him off.
I would ( quoth he ) venture a Limb
To second thee, and rescue him:

But

But then we must about it straight
Or elfe our Aid will come too late ;
Quarter he scorns, he is so stout,
And therefore cannot long hold out.
This said, they wav'd their Weapons round
About their Heads, to clear the Ground;
And joining Forces laid about
So fiercely, that th' amazed Rout
Turn'd tail again, and straight begun,
As if the Devil drove, to run.
Meanwhile th’approach'd the place whereBruin
Was now engag'd to mortal Ruin :
The Conquering Foe they soon asfaild,
First Trulla stav’d, and Cerdon taild,
Until their Mastives loos'd their höld :
And yet, alas ! do what they could,
The worsted Bear came off with store
Of bloudy Wounds, but all before ;
For as Achilles dipt in Pond,
Was Anabaptiz'd free from Wound,
Made proof against dead-doing steel
All over but the Pagan Heel :

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So did our Champion's Arms defend
All of him but the other End
His Head and Ears, which in the Martial
Encounter loft a Leathern Parcel :
For as an Austrian Archduke once
Had one Ear ( which in Ducatoons
Is half the Coin) in Battel par'd
Close to his Head , so Bruin far'd:
But tugg'd and pulld on th' other side,
Like Scriv'ner newly crucify'd;
Or like the late-corrected Leathern
Ears of the Circumcised Brethren.
But gentle Trulla into th' Ring
He wore ¡n's Nose convey'd a String,
With which She marcht before, and led
The Warrior to a grafiy Bed,
As Authors write, in a cool shade,
Which Eglantine and Rofes made
Close by a softly murmuring Strearn
Where Lovers use to loll and dream.
There leaving him to his Repose,
Secured froin pursuit of Foes,

And

And wanting nothing but a Song,
And a well-tund Theorbo hung
Upon a Bough to ease the Pain
His tugg’d Ears fuffer'd, with a strain,
They both drew up to march in quest
Of his great Leader, and the rest.

For Orsin ( who was more renown'd
For ftout maintaining of his Ground
In standing Fight than for pursuit,
As being not so quick of foot)
Was not long able to keep pace
With others that pursu'd the Chace;
But found himself left far behind,
Both out of heart and out of wind
Griev'd to behold his Bear pursu'd
So basely by a Multitude,
And like to fall, not by the Prowess,
But numbers of his Coward Foes.
He rag'd and kept as heavy a coil as
Stout Hercules for lofs of Hylas,
Forcing the Vallies to repeat
The Accents of his fad Regret.

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