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(Sleep is Death's twin, and as the younger brother,
In every thing doth imitate the other;
Hence 'tis that women often, when they weep,
O’ercharg'd with their own sorrows, fall asleep.)
When, in a dream, her mother (as she thought)
Seeing, she cries, vext, yet with fear distraught :
“ From me disconsolate last night you Aed,
And left me sleeping in my father's bed.
What hill, what mountain, have I left untrac'd ?
To Venus' pleasing ties mak’st thou such haste ?!

To whom fair Tyndaris this answer made :
“Daughter! tho’griev'd, me yet forbear tupbraid:
That treacherous stranger, who the other day
Came hither, carried me by force away.”
Thus she : at which out straight Hermione flies;
But finding not her mother, louder cries :

“ 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.

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LIFE OF

ROBERT HERRICK.

BORN 1591.

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.

minster.

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