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A voice of weeping heard and loud lament;
From haunted spring, and dale

Edg'd with poplar pale,

The parting genius is with sighing sent;
With flow'r-inwoven tresses torn


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Affrights the Flamens at their service quaint;

And the chill marble seems to sweat,


While each peculiar Pow'r foregoes his wonted seat.

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Forsake their temples dim,

With that twice-batter'd God of Palestine; Dafon

183 weeping] Matthew, ii. 18. "In Rama was there a
voice heard, lamentation and weeping.'

Warton. Jerin XXX1 15
Sing, p. 93. The

185 poplar pale] Hall's Satires, ed.
palish poplar; and 169, ́ and palish twigs of deadly poplar
tree.' Virg. Ecl. ix. 39. 'Candida populus.'

191 Lars] Lemures, et Larvas, et Empusas.' Miltoni
Prolus. p. 80. acquivales of hobblin

197 Peor] See B. Martini Var. Lectiones, p. 131, 132.

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a new be ancient Voyd Jofer, I 480-as death of Julius Caesar

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"Et moestum verymat temples abur, araque sudant So Guicciard in tell (I. 105) that before the French inversion of Italy in 1497 avere in molts make 240

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calls her regina And mooned Ashtaroth,
cali imter Deum Heav'n's queen and mother both,

Now sits not girt with tapers' holy shine;


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And sullen Moloch fled,

Hath left in shadows dread

His burning idol all of blackest hue;

Jed-18 In vain with cymbals ring


They call the grisly king,

In dismal dance about the furnace blue:
The brutish Gods of Nile as fast,

Isis and Orus, and the dog Anubis haste.


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Nor is Osiris seen

In Memphian grove or green,


Trampling the unshow'r'd grass with lowings

Nor can he be at rest Typhon accordio
Typhon according to 216 Plutarch
Within his sacred chest, hut up his brother in a

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Nought but profoundest hell can be his shroud; the Nile

In vain with timbrell'd anthems dark

The sable-stoled sorcerers bear his worshipp'd ark.

200 mooned] Milton added this word to our language. Todd.

215 Trampling] Benlowes's Theophila, p. 287.
'Of wide hornd oxen trampling grass with lowings loud.'

200 du Par Foot My speaks of these Spurits that

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these male

Mehtaroth is therefore

whom the Phonicians called

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Astarte, queen of heaver, with Crescent horns

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And we favres that do run
By the triple becates them
From the presence of the fun
Following darkness like a dream



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Not Typhon huge ending in snaky twine:

Our babe, to show his Godhead true,



Can in his swaddling bands control the damned


So when the sun in bed,

Curtain'd with cloudy red,

Pillows his chin upon an orient wave,

The flocking shadows pale

Troop to th' infernal jail,

Each fetter'd ghost slips to his several grave;
And the yellow-skirted Fayes



Fly after the night-steeds, leaving their moon-lov'd

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231 chin] T. Warton has not remarked the use of this word
in old poetry; when it brought with it no associations of
familiarity or burlesque. Chapman's Hom. Il. p. 113, 'Both
goddesses let fall their chins.' Odyss. p. 303. 310,
• Jove
shook his sable chin. The Ballad of Gil Morrice, 158,
'And kiss'd baith mouth and chin,' 169, 'And syne she
kiss'd his bluidy cheeke, and syne his bluidy chin.' And
Percy's Reliques, iii. 57, 'Our Lady bore up her chinne.'
232 shadows] M. Bowle refers to Mids. Night Dream, act
iii. sc. ult.

· And yonder shines,' &c.


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226 syphon, Syntion god it or face, brother enemy of Osiris. и sort of devil. & vid Eqption moncinent Mylated in various wast. like forms, sometimes a crocodile


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But see the Virgin blest

Hath laid her Babe to rest,


Time is our tedious song should here have endHeav'n's youngest teemed star

Hath fix'd her polish'd car,



Her sleeping Lord with handmaid lamp attend-
And all about the courtly stable
Bright-harness'd Angels sit in order serviceable.

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EREWHILE of music, and ethereal mirth,
Wherewith the stage of air and earth did ring,
And joyous news of heav'nly Infant's birth,
My Muse with Angels did divide to sing;
But headlong joy is ever on the wing,
In wintry solstice like the shorten'd light
Soon swallow'd up in dark and long out-living night.

244 harness'd] Exodus, xiii. 18. 'The children of Israel
went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.' Newton.
divide] Spens. F. Queen. iii. i. 40.

And all the while sweet music did divide
Her looser notes with Lydian harmony.*

Hor. Od. i. xv. 15.

· Imbelli cithara carmina divides.' Warton.


For now to sorrow must I tune my song,
And set my harp to notes of saddest woe,

Which on our dearest Lord did seize ere long, 10
Dangers, and snares, and wrongs, and worse than
Which he for us did freely undergo : [80,
Most perfect Hero, tried in heaviest plight

Of labours huge and hard, too hard for human


"of Carlyle's Hero-worship. Thepeater-Hero is one whom we name not here



He sovereign priest stooping his regal head,
That dropp'd with odorous oil down his fair eyes,
Poor fleshly tabernacle entered,

His starry front low-roof'd beneath the skies:
O what a mask was there, what a disguise!

Yet more; the stroke of death he must abide,
Then lies him meekly down fast by his brethren's


These latest scenes confine my roving verse,
To this horizon is my Phœbus bound;
His god-like acts, and his temptations fierce,
And former sufferings other where are found; 25
Loud o'er the rest Cremona's trump doth sound;
Me softer airs befit, and softer strings
Of lute, or viol still, more apt for mournful things.
26 Cremona's trump] Vida's Christiad.

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