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band Brentford, 12
VIII. WHEN THE ASSAULT WAS INTENDED
CAPTAIN or Colonel, or Knight in arms,
That call fame on such gentle acts as these,
Of sad Electra's poet had the pow'r
To save the Athenian walls from ruin bare.
IX. TO A VIRTUOUS YOUNG LADY.
LADY, that in the prime of earliest youth
1 Knight] K. Richard II. act i. sc. 3, 'ask yonder knight
5 requite] Beaumont's Psyche, xvii. 108, Who will requite thy lays.' Dante Il Inferno, c. xxxi. ver. 127. 'Ancor ti può nel mondo render fama.'
11 temple] P. Reg. iii. 268.
'Forest, and field, and flood, temples, and towers.'
bour while there is light
And with those few art eminently seen,
To fill thy odorous lamp with deeds of light, 10
Hast gain'd thy entrance, Virgin wise and pure.
X. TO THE LADY MARGARET LEY.
DAUGHTER to that good Earl, once President
5 with] In ed. 1645, and the Ruth.'
pity] Spenser's F. Q. i. vi. 12, ' And won with pity, and unwonted ruth.' Todd. Marlowe and Nash's Dido, p. 40, ed. 1825, ruth and compassion,' and G. Peele's Works, by Dyce, vol. i. p. 112, 178, ed. 1829.
11 hope] 'Eλπiç ỏv kataιoxúvel. Rom. v. 5. Hurd.
1 Earl] Earl of Marlborough, Lord High Treasurer, and Lord President of the Council to King James I. Parlia ment was dissolved the 10th of March, 1628-9; he died on the 14th. Newton.
man agen, made it
of great wit
had a portiontar honom for him & cook much
Kill'd with report that old man eloquent.sverates
XI. ON THE DETRACTION WHICH FOLLOWED
A BOOK was writ of late call'd Tetrachordon,"
Stand spelling false, while one might walk to Mile-
Those rugged names to our like mouths grow
* Extraitin upes the fome chick place of Scripture
This is the Sonnet which Dr. Johnson selected in hishich hout Dictionary, as a specimen of this species of Verse in English.
• Colkitto] Colkitto and Macdonnel are one and the same person, an officer on the royal side, an Irishman of the Antrim family, who served under Montrose. The Macdonalds of that family are styled, by way of distinction, Mac Collcittok, i. e. descendants of lame Colin. Galasp is George Gillespie, a Scottish writer against the Independents. Warton.
That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp
haracteristic the time
XII. ON THE SAME.
I DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs
When straight a barbarous noise environs me
Which after held the sun and moon in fee.
XIII. TO MR. H. LAWES ON THE PUBLISHING
HARRY, whose tuneful and well measur'd song First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent, not to scan blike with Choice Patons put into move comprised by Henry & Williams Lawe. Servants to this Majeste 1648.
With Midas' ears, committing short and long; Thy worth and skill exempts thee from the throng, With praise enough for envy to look wan;
To after age thou shalt be writ the man,
That with smooth air couldst humour best our
Thou honour'st verse, and verse must lend her wing
To honour thee, the priest of Phœbus' quire, 10
XIV. ON THE RELIGIOUS MEMORY OF
MY CHRISTIAN FRIEND, DECEASED 16TH DEC. 1646.
WHEN faith and love, which parted from thee never,
Of death, call'd life; which us from life doth sever.
5 exempts] Hor. Od. i. i. 32, Secernunt populo.'
1 writ] Hor. Od. i. vi. 1, ‘Scriberis Vario fortis,' &c.
⚫ honour'st] So Browne's Brit. Past. B. ii. s. 11, of Lord Brooke,
Time shall see
Thee honor'd by thy verse, and it by thee.' Todd.