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(Sleep is Death's twin, and as the younger brother,
To whom fair Tyndaris this answer made :
“ Wing'd issue of th' inhabitants of air, Ye birds! to Menelaus straight declare, One, late arriving at the Spartan port, Hath robb’d him of the glory of his court." Thus to regardless winds did she complain, Seeking her absent mother, but in vain. Meantime, thro' Thracian towns and Helle's strait, Paris arriv'd safe with his beauteous freight, When from the castle, viewing on the shore A new guest land, her bair Cassandra tore. But Troy with open gates her welcome shows To the returning author of her woes.
HERRICK'S vein of poetry is very irregular, but where the ore is pure, it is of high value. His song beginning, “Gather the rose-buds while ye may, is sweetly Anacreontic. Nichols, in his History of Leicestershire, has given the fullest account of his history hitherto published, and reprinted many of his poems, which illustrate his family connexions. He was the son of an eminent goldsmith in Cheapside, was born in London, and educated at Cambridge. Being patronized by the earl of Exeter, he was, in 1629, presented by Charles I. to the vicarage of Dean Prior, in Devonshire, from which he was ejected during the civil war, and then having assumed the habit of a layman, resided in West
After the Restoration he was replaced in his vicarage. To his Hesperides, or works human and divine, he added some pieces on religious subjects, where his volatile genius was not in her ele. ment.