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III. 3.

The verse adorn again • * Fierce War, and faithful Love, 5 And Truth severe, by fairy Fiction drest. • In y bufkin’d measures move · Pale Grief, and pleasing pain,

With Horror, tyrant of the throbbing breaft,

A voice, as of the cherub-choir, • Gales from blooming Eden bear ;

$ And distant warblings lessen on my ear, • That lost in long futurity expire. · Fond impious man, thinkst thou

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fanguine cloud, · Rais'd by thy breath, has quench'd the orb 6 To-morrow he repairs the golden flood, "And warms the nations with redoubled

of day?

* Fierce wars and faithful loves shall moralize my song.

SPENSER 's Proem to the Fairy Queen. + Shakespeare.

Milton.
The succession of Poets after Milton's time.

ray. • Enough for me : with joy I see

The different doom our fates assign.

Be thine Despair, and sceptred Cáre; • To triumph, and to die, are mine.' He spoke, and headlong, from the mountain's

height, Deep in the roaring tide he plung’d to endless

night.

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(From the NORSE TONGUE.)

To be found in the ORCADES of THERMODUS

TORFÆUS; HAFNIÆ, 1697, Folio; and also in BARTHOLINUS,

VITT ER ORPIT FYRIR VALFALLI, &c.

ADVERTISEMENT.

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The author once had thoughts (in concert with a friend) of giving A History of English Poetry: In the Introduction to it he meant to have produced some specimens of the style that reigned in antient times among bouring nations, or those who had subdued the greater part of this island, and were our progenitors : the following three imitations made a part of them. He afterwards dropped his design ; especially after he had heard, that it was already in the hands of a person well qualified to do it justice, both by his taste, and his researches into antiquity.

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