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34 His latest victories still thickest came,
As near the centre motion does increase; , Till he, pressed down by his own weighty name,
Did, like the Vestal, under spoils decease.
But first the Ocean as a tribute sent
That giant-prince of all her watery herd; And the Isle, when her protecting Genius went,
Upon his obsequies loud sighs conferred.
No civil broils have since his death arose,
But faction now by habit does obey; And wars have that respect for his repose As winds for halcyons when they breed at sea.
37 His ashes in a peaceful urn shall rest;
His name a great example stands to show How strangely high endeavours may be blessed
Where piety and valour jointly go.
A POEM ON THE HAPPY RESTORATION AND RETURN
OF HIS SACRED MAJESTY
CHARLES THE SECOND.
'Jam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna.'-VIRGIL. (Eclog. iv. 6.]
Now with a general peace the world was blest,
For when, by their designing leaders taught