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From her chapp'd Noftrils scalding Torrents fall,
And her funk Eyes boil o'er in Floods of Gall.
Volcanos labour thus with inward Pains,
While Seas of melted Ore lay waste the Plains.

Around the fiend in hideous Order fare
Foul-bawling Infamy and bold Debate :
Gruff Discontent, thro' Ignorance milled,
And clam'rous Faction at her Party's Head :
Restless Sedition, still dissembling Fear,
And fly Hypocrisy with pious Leer.
Glouting with Tullen Spight the Fury fhook
Her clotter'd Locks, and blasted with each Look.
Then tore with cancker'd Teeth the pregnant Scrolls,
Where Fame the Aets of Demi.Gods enrolls:
She blazons in dread Smiles her hideous Form;
So Lightning gilds the unrelenting Storm.

Envy at last crawls forth from Hell's dire Throng,
Of all the direfull'ft! her black Locks hung long,
Attir'd with curling Serpents ; her pale Skin
Was almoft dropt from the sharp Bones within ;
And at her Breast stuck Vipers, which did prey
Upon her panting Heart both Night and Day,
Sucking black Blood from thence, which co repair,
Both Day and Night they left fresh Poyfons there.
Her Garments were deep staind in human Gore,
And corn by her own Hands, in which the bore
A knotted Whip and Bowl, which to the Brim
Did with green Gall and Juice of Wormwood swim

With which when she was drunk she furious grew,
And lash'd her felf. Envy, the worft of Fiends ;
Envy, good only when she her self torments.

Cowl. Aside he turn'd For Envy, and with jealous Leer malign Ey'd them askaunce. Envy never dwells in noble Hearts. Dryd. Polo e Arc.

Envy, like the Sun, does beat
With-fcorching Rays on all that's high and great. Wall.

Eternity no Parent does admit, :
Bur on iç self did first it felf beget:
A Gulf whose large Extent no Bounds engagę,
A Atill-beginning, never-ending Age:

Eternity that boundless Race,

Which Time himself can never run,
(Swife as he flies with an unweary'd Pace ;)
Which when ten thousand thoufand Years are done,
Is Aill the fame, and still to be begun,



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The Western Sun now shot a feeble Ray,
And faintly scatter'd the Remains of Day.


The Sun Declin'd, was hasting now with prone Carreer To th'Ocean Illes, and in the ascending Scale Of Heav'n, the Stars that ulber Ev'ning rose.

Mik, Now came ftill Ev'ning on, and Twilight grey Had in her fober Lịv'ry all things clad.

Milt. And see, yon sunny Hill the Shade extends, And curling Smoke from Cottages afcends.

Dryd. Virg. The setting Sun descends Swift to the Western Waves ; and guilty Night Hafty to spread her Horrours o'er the World, Rides on the dusky Air.

Rom. Ulys. See from afar the Hills no longer smoke: The sweating Steers, unharness'd

from the Yoke, Bring, as in Triumph, back the crooked Plough;

The Shadows lengthen, and the Sun goes low : Cool Breezes now the raging Heats remove.

Dryd. Virg. Night rulhes down, and headlong drives the Day. Dryd. The Ev’ning now with Blushes warms the Air, The Steer resigns his Yoke, che Hind his Care : The Clouds aloft with golden Edgings glow, And falling Dews refresh the Flow'rs below. The Bat with footy Wings fits thro' the Grove, The Reeds scarce rustle, nor

the Alpine move : And all the feather'd Folks forbear their Lays of Love. Gør.

When the low Sun is sinking to the Main, When rising Cynthia lheds her silver Dews, And the cool Ev’ning Breeze the Meads renews. When Linnets fill the Woods with tuneful Sound, And hollow Shores the Halcyon's Voice rebound. Dryd. Virg.

Now the Day wears, the Sun-Beams faintly bound,
And taller Shadows stretch along the Ground.

The gilded Planet of the Day
In his gay Chariot, drawn by Fire,
Was now descending to the Sea,

And left no Light to guide the World,
But what from Chloris brighter Eyes was hurl'd.

As when from Mountain-tops the dusky Clouds
Ascending, while the North-wind sleeps, o'erspread
Heav'ns chearful Face, the lowring Element
Scowls o'er the darken'd Lankskip

Snow, or Show'r ;
If chance the radient Sun with farewel Sweet
Extend his Ev’ning-Beams, the Fields revive,
The Birds their Notes renew, and bleating Herds
Attest their Joy, thac Hill and Valley rings.


EUNUCH. Pleasure forsook his earliest Infancy; The Luxury of others robb'd his Cradle, And ravith'd thence the Promise of a Man: Cast out from Nature, disinherited

(Love. Of what her meanest Children claim by Kind. Dryd. All for

Quoth he, it stands me much upon,
T'enervate this Objection ;
And prove my self by Topick clear
No Gelding, as you would infer.
Lofs of Virility's averr'd
To be the Cause of Loss of Beard,
That does, like Embryo in the Womb,
Abortive in the Chin become.
This first a Woman did invent,
In Envy of Man's Ornament:
Semiramis of Babylon,
Who first of all cut Men o'th'Stone,
To mar their Beards, and laid Foundation
Of the Sow-geld'ring Operation :
Look on this

Beard, and tell me whether
Eunuchs wear such, or Geldings either.

Example is a living Law, whose Sway
Men more than all the written Laws obey. Sed. Ant. Cleope

Quoth Hadibras, the Case is clear,
As thou hast prov'd it by their Practice,
No Argument like Matter of Fact is;
And we are best of all led to
Mens Principles by what they do.


Sixty Years have spread Their grey Experience o'er thy hoary Head. Cree. Juu.

Some Truths are not by Reason to be try'd, But we have fure Experience for our Guide. Dryd. The Cock and

(the Fox. Best Guide! thou open'ft Wisdom's Way, And giv'ft Access, tho' secret she retire. The Confident of Age, the Youth's fcorn'd Guide. Dau.

EYES. See Beauty, Hell, Looks.
He star'd, and rould his haggard Eyes around. Dryd.

Thus did his Fury rise,
And Streaks of Fire flash'd from his raging Eyes.

Fate is in thy Face,
And from thy haggard Eyes looks wildly out,
And threatens e'er thou speak'ft.

Dryde All for Love.




Who knows how eloquent these Eyes may prove, Begging in Floods of Tears and Flames of Love. Rock. Valent.

Then only hear her Eyes ; Tho' they are mute, they plead, nay more, command : For beauteous Eyes have arbitrary Pow'r. Dryd. Don Seb.

Our glorious Sun, the Source of Light and Heat, Whose Influence chcars the World he did create, Shall smile on thee from his meridian Skies, And bless the Kindred Beauties of thy Eyes. Thy Eyes, which, could his own fair Beams decay, Might shine for him, and bless the World with Day, Rowe Amb. So when the Night and Winter disappear,

(Stepm. The purple Morning rising with the Year, Salutes the Spring; as her celestial Eyes Adorn the World, and brighten all the Skies.

Dryd. Theor.
Crown'd with Charms,
She show'd her heav'nly Form without Disguise,
And gives herself to his desiring Eyes.
Proud of the Gift, he rowl'd his greedy Sight
Around the Work, and gaz’d with vast Delight. Dryd. Virg.
Soft am'rous Sighs, and silent Love of Eyes. Dryd.Pal. Art.

Avoid the politick, the factious Fool,
The busy, buzzing, talking, harden'd Knave;
The quaint smooth Rogue, that fins against his Reason,
Callsfawcy loud Sedition publick Zeal,
And Mutiny the Dietates of his Spirit.

Otw. Orph.
FAIR. See Beauty,
Fair as the Face of Nature did appear,
When Flow'rs first peep'd, and Trees did Blossoms bear,
And Winter had not yet deform'd th’inverted Year.Dryd.Auren.

Less fair are Orchards in their Autumn Pride, Adorn'd with Trees, on some fair River Side. Less fair are Valleys, their green Maneles spread, Or Mountains with tall Cedars on their Head.

As fair as Winter Stars, or Summer setting Suns. Lee Theod:

Fairer to be seen
Than the fair Lilly on the flow'ry Green ;
More fresh than May herself in Blossoms new :
For with the rosie Colour strove her Hue. Dryd. Pal. Low Arc.

Form joyn'd with Virtue is a Sight too rare :
Chafte is no Epithet to suit with Fair.

Dryd. Juu.

Like Fairy Elves,
Whose Midnight Revels, by a Forest Side,
Or Fountain, some belated Peasant fees,
Or dreams he fees, while over Head the Moon

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Sits Arbitress, and nearer to the Earth
Wheels her pale Course; they on their Mirth and Dance
Intent, with jocund Musick charm his Ear.

They dance their Ringlets to the whistling Wind:
The Honey-Bags steal from the Humble-Bees,
And for Night-Tapers crop their waxen_Thighs,
And light them at the fiery Gloworms Eyes;

pluck the Wings from painted Butterflies, To fan the Moon-beams from their sleeping Eyes. Shak:

(Midsummer Night's Dream.

Robin Goodfellow.
I fright the Maidens of the Villages,
Skim Milk, and sometimes labour in the Quern;
And bootless make the breathless Huswife chern :
And sometimes make the Drink to bear no Barm :
Mislead Night-wand'rers, laughing at their Harm :
And sometimes lurk I in a Goflip's Bowl,
And when she drinks against her Lips I bob,
And on her wither'd Dewlap, pour the Ale :
The wifeft Aunt, telling the saddest Tale,
Sometimes for Three-foot Stool mistaketh me,
Then flip I from her Bum, down topples she;
And Tailour cries, and falls into a Cough,
And then the whole Quire hold their Hips and laugh,
And waxen in their Mirth, and sneeze,and swear, (Night's Dream.
A merrier Hour was never wasted there. Shak. Midsummer

In Days of old, when Arthur fill'd the Throne,
Whose A&s and Fame to foreign Lands were blown,
The King of Elfs, and little Fairy Queen
Gambold on Heaths, and danc'd on ev'ry Green :
And where the jolly Troop had led the Round,
The Grass unbidden rase, and mark'd the Ground :
Nor darkling did they dance, the silver Light
Of Phæbe servd to guide their Steps aright,
And, with their Tripping pleas'd, prolong'd the Night.
Her Beams they follow'd, where at full the play'd,
Nor longer than she shed her Horns they staid,
From thence with airy Flight to foreign Lands convey'd.
Above the rest our Britain held they dear,
More folemnly they kept their Sabbaths here,
And made more spacious Rings, and revel'd half the Year,
I speak of antient Times, for now the Swain
Returning late may pass the Woods in vain,
And never hope to see the nightly Train :
In vain the Dairy now with Mints is dress’d,
The Dairy-Maid expe&s no Fairy Guest,
To skim the Bowls, and after pay the Feast,


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