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This kingdome now it must iny body prove, All eyes' attendance, lonathan procur'd,
And I the soule by which it all should move. Whose march majesticke bigbly was extoll’d,

Not arrogant, no, no, but yet assur'd,
“Butlest that words time (due to deeds) should wast, It some men's folly, others' feares controld:
Goe, get you backe, and unto labesh tell,

His looke imperious, forc'd, yet milde, allard
That, ere the time which they design'd be past, The proud to bow, the humble to be bold:
I shall be there, that tyrant to expell;"

What fit, reforming, marking every place;
Then whilst they wondred, as quite chang'd at last, His gallant carriage all the rest did grace.
Saul did them all, yea, and himselfe excell:
A kingly courage kindled had his minde,

Clouds made the world (all light below expell’d) And from his face, majesticke greatnesse shin'd. A driry lodging for a drowsie lord,

Yet still (as big with light) Heaven's bosome swelld, He whom they had despis'd, as base before, And for one great, did many small afford: Of the least tribes least family, but borne,

In shadowes wrapt, a silent horrour held Who sought stray'd beasts, heard of his father's all sorts of guests with which the Earth was stor’d: store,

(scorn; The world seem'd dumb, where nought sare breath Whom with, disdaine they (when first rais'd) did

did move, Afraid to be with him familiar more,

As, what seem'd dead, it still alive would prove. A reverend awe had proud contempt out-worne : And troupes did bim attend (all well appeas'd) Yet all the hoast to nature did refuse Imperiously appointing what he pleas'd.

That tribute due by every mortal's cye,

Of matters high whilst haughty thoughts did muse, Two oxen then he did in pieces share,

Sleep's leaden bands straight travell did unty; Which he through Israell did with terrour send, Heaven in their mindes such vigour did infuse, And vow'd solemnly, who did not repaire,

They (as it selfe) the type of death did flye: Where Saul and Samuel did their forces bend, "To doe great things, when generous ininds devise, That as those beasts had been dismembred there, Paine pleasure gives, things difficult entice.” They, like from him (when victor) might attend; But in their hearts God such obedience wrought, But (clouds dispers'd) the ayre more pure appeard, That all to doe his will, were quickly brought. Light blushing (as late rais'd) the depths did leave,

Whilst flaming shields some trembling glances O what huge troupes their native homes did leave!

clear'd,

(reare, Of populous Israell, there did armed stand, What night had reft from them, th' eyes back did Three hundred thousand; thirty luda gave, And sprites (though dull) a naturall musicke cheard, When by God bless'd, so fertile was that land : Which many divers sounds consorted gave: [springs, Yet they by this did no high hopes conceive, Thus light from darknesse, day from 'night forth Though swarming forth in number as the sand : Type of that chaos first whence flow'd all things. As who oft spy'd, confirm'd by the effects, The God of batte's victory directs.

Ere that day's journey Phæbus had begun,

The armies neere were drawn unto an end; No mercenary mindes base gaine did move, And those return'd, who first before had runne, (As whom when sold, a price to perill drives) To try abroad that which they might attend : Bright zeale, true honour, and their countrie's love, They told how they (by the occasion wonne) Did to all dangers consecrate their lives :

To Ammon's tents did resolutely tend, None needed them to presse, but to approve,

Whose silence seem'd them (in suspense) to call, Arm'd for their altars, children, goods, and wives, Some watch'd neere labesh, elsewhere none at all. When forc'd to fight for liberty and lands, Each one (a captaine) all his power commands.

They by faint flashes of exhausted fires,

There spyde a camp, as if from danger farre, When open force bad banish'd private feares,

Well serv'd with all to which rich peace aspires, All were (though sad) bent what they lov'd to quite, As if for pleasure com'd, to sport with warre, Babes' flatt'ring smiles, wives' wounding sighes and They softly lay (as at adorn'd retires) (marre: tears,

Where (all commodious) pought their rest might Of pleasures past endeer'd the left delight;

Mars onely seem'd to court his mistresse there, Yet from all else the trumpets challeng'd eares :

Charg'd with superfluous, of things ueedfull, bare. They part behov'd, where honour did invite,

“Here sleep press'd him, there wine had buried one, Which made their breasts such gallant guests em

(Death kissed so as straight imbrac'd to be) (gone, brace,

Boordsstill were charg'd, whence guests had falne, not Soft passions soon gave active courage place.

Cups crown'd with wine triumph'd, as victors, free,

Late musick's conducts bruis'd (when touch'd) did That sadnesse past, wbich partings had contracted, Games' relicts left, were of all sorts to see; (gtone, All fed their fancies with ideall showes,

Thus souldiers seem'd, voluptuous tokens trac'd, And carelesse what they did, as quite distracted,

Not in a cainpe, but at some wedding plac'd. All (breathing battel) talk'd but of ore-throwes ; And what they thought, their earnest gesture acted; “ Two in one tent (whilst we without did hold) Each mouth with brags, each haud seem'd big with As tyr'd of sleep, the time with words did wast, blowes:

[great, i The truth I hope, (though not so meant when told) Each souldier (swoln with hopes) as straight grown Said, of their toyles, this night would be the last. With count'vance stern, look'd high, and step'd in Then, that this day the Hebrews render would,

And at their feet themselves (scorn'd captives) cast: Th' one long'd to laugh, when spying them balfe “ Nor speake I this, as who of ought do doubt, blinde,

state.

Since rather reines then spurres your courage needs, His mate to kill, as more to ruth inclin'd. Be providently brave, not rash, though stout,

Let your commander's words direct your deeds, “ No doubt we might (if willing) where we went, And thinke ye see me still to marke about, Have soon kill'd some, and hardly kept hands pure, Whose gallant carriage greatest glory breeds: But would not so your enterprise prevent,

No valour thus in vaine shall be set forth, By making them suspect who lay secure ;

One shall both witnesse and reward your worth. Our thoughts for private praise were not so bent, A publike danger fondly to procure;" (true) “ But why do I our victory delay, Then (brought from thence to prove their speeches And force your fury idlie thus to burne? A belmet one, a sword the other shew.

Go, go, wound, kill, take, spoyle, and leade away,

That straight in triumph we may all returne;
Thus what they learn'd, each circumstance declar'd, I see in flouds of bloud dead bodies stray,
In every breast a thirst of battell bred,

I heare you shout for joy, for griefe them mourne:
With Abner and his sonne, Saul equall shard, And whil'st scorn'd ransomes have your hands not
The glistring squadrons which no danger dread, All sacrifice at last, as first ye pray'd.” [stai'd,
Of which both resolute, and well prepar'd,
Each one a hundred and ten thousand led: Then godly Samuel fortifi'd them more,
The chiefes then met, who straight to fight did crave, By. sprituall pow'r, then all their weapons else,
Saul needlesse spurres thus to franke courage gave. He pray'd with faith, and did with zeale adore,

Which, more then offrings, wrath for sinne expels, “ Whilst all events (as doubtfull) ballanc'd be, Then, all religious rites perform'd before, The souldiers'mindes

their earnest emperour cheares; Which might draw help from Heaven, stay harm But what I should give you, ye give to me,

from Her's, Whose resolution at an height appeares;

He by his blessing more confirm'd their mindes, A courage, yea, a confidence I see,

Then all could do, though joyn'd from Thule to Indes. Through lookes which lightning every count'nance cleares:

This mighty army did it selfe divide, So that I should (if bent to move you more) And by three wayes all forward weut one way, Cast water in the sea, sand on the shore.

The dust, which in a cloud them seem'd to hide,

Even it, by covering, did them first betray; « And O! what wonder though ye all be bold, When carelesse Ammon numbrous Israel spy'd, Your ancestors' victorious steps to trace,

Though dull amazement miudes a space did stay, Which oft triumph d ore mighty states of old, All with confusion sundry tbings advis'd, (pris'd.” Whilst God the glory, they did purchase peace ? “Rise, runne, haste, arme, ranke, march, we are surHeaven's register, by sacred pennes enrold Their worth eternall, which each age must grace:

Three armies view d, each from a severall part, Who high exploits securely might effect,

Come not, and labesh as they did expect, When God himselfe as captaine did direct. Who promis'd bád (to sooth them so with art)

That they that day would further hopes neglect, “ With God at peace, what can appall that band, And this with tertour toss'd the strongest heart; Whom so to help (when need requires such ayd) None knew what way their forces to direct; Seas part, rocks rend, food rains, walls fall, Aouds The world conjur'd, seem'd all against them arm’d, stand,

Whilst glistring squadrons from eachcorper swarm'd. One may chase thousands, thousands quake dismay'd,

[mand, Yet with great haste, what might be, was performd, Whose hearts when God, men may the rest com- And nothing requisite was left undone; As bound, delivered, yet by none betray'd: The first confusion bravely was reform'd, The wonder-worker's power more plaine to make,

And the tumultnous bands all setled soone; Whilst one moe captives kept, then ten could Then haughty Nahas, who extreamely storm’d, take?

Though griefe, and rage, his accents did mistoone ;

He, to his troups, ere enemies could them reach, " A prey made sure ye onely go to seise,

With desp'rate courage did roare forth this speech. (As spyes report) which may even dead bc thought, Since spoyl'd by pleasure, buried in their ease, “ Hath dastard labesh thus with us disguis'd ? To grace our labours not come here, but brought; Or must their shame be witness'd by those bands? This hoast of ours the Lord of hoasts doth please, Then, let us prove (though by our foes despis’d) Whose help, I doubt not, but ye all have sought : As seas in power, since they, in number, sands, Loe, Samuel bere, and Saul; let this content, So shall they finde (though thinking us surpris'd) A prophet, and a prince, by God buth sent. That they in ours, we fall not in their hands :

They now to fight are all together brought, " Bat though not difficult this conquest seemes,

Whom else when sever'd, we with toyle had sought, Great is the glory which doth it attend ; From bragg'd disgrace our brethren it redeemes,

“ We must be great, or pot be, in short space, Which (if not worse) would toward us extend, For, though so sought, no safety flight attends, And then by it the world that state esteemes, But what base breast can such vile thoughts imbrace? Which oft ye urg'd, and bave procur'd in th' end : • Shame, even then death, a step more low descends;' For, as this first, with fame now credit gaines, Losse now not onely threatens us'd disgrace, Your course disprov'd, or still appror'd, remaines. But what to labesh ye, to you portends:

This boast as earst not now for glory strives, They others' bodies fiercely did pursue,
But (man's last hope) we fight to save our lives. And theirs expos'd to all, as not theirs, loe,

Them from themselves a generous ardour drew,
“ It seemes, that Fortune, curious of our fame, What suffering carelesse, onely bent to do,
For some great end hath brought us to those straits, A way for foes enforc'd, armes, as untrue, [too;
Where we, when victors, all the praise may claime, Seem'd (red with bloud) to blush, though wounded
And leave (if dead) the burden on the Fates; Some swords, through armour, forc'd a passage quite;
The greatest deeds adorning any name,

Some beaten backe did burst, and breake for spite. Were done by men, whea in most desp'rat states: High resolution desp'rat valour brings,

Though many brave men grac'd the Hebrew band, Who hope for nothing, may contemne all things. Saul (as a sunne amidst lesse lights who shin'd)

First (as for state) for valour striv'd to stand, “ My bands, and not my tongue, must make you of body high, but yet more high in minde, stout,

[leave; And (eminent) there where he did command,
Which bloudy paths, where you may tread, shall Made friends, and foes, both cause to marke him,
If mix'd with theirs, what though our bloud gush out? Till his example strange effects did breed, (finde,
Strive to revenge our death, not life to save, Which some would second, others would exceed.
And let our falls presse downe their bands about,
Which by our ruine, ruine may receive;

Brave Ionathan, proud Ammon to abate,
So may they rue our losse, as too deare bought: When bis fierce squadron was imbark'd in blood,
Who live,still something, but the dead wailenought.” | A godly anger, and a holy hate,

(No ill effects come from a cause so good) The trumpets' sound drown'd the last words in th' Of many lives did cleare the doubtfull date, ayre,

Which flow'd in th' ayre amidst a crimson flood: Whose brasen breath (as animating steele) And what his looks, or words, did most perswade, Made metall march, a moving creature there, His hands in action demonstration made. Though wanting sense, yet to make others feele; The driry drummes both camps with horrours square, Shafts severall roomes (by conquest) now did gaine, Did equall once, whilst feare made neither reele: Which were of late all in one lolging pent, Each bounds rebounds the sounds of brasse and for quivers, quivering bodies, them containe; breath,

The bow as barren then, the off-spring spent, A martiall musicke, courage tun'd for death. Whilst breaking strings(as sighing seem'd to plaine,

And burst at last, in vaine loath to be bent, The winged weapons with a threatning fight Or as an abject tree to be throwne downe, (Sharpe messengers of death) first bloud did reare; Which interest had in lonathan's renowne, Black clouds of darts (a deadly storme at height, Death raind in many drops) red flouds did leave, Though arrows first, made, by commission, warre, An arch of arrows darkned all their sight,

And what hands bragg’d, seem'd through the ayre That where to fight, they so a shade might have;

to breathe, But griev'd to lose tbeir blows, whil'st whose not Straight forward courage scorn'd to fight afarre, Each one rosh'd forward to avouch bis own. [known, By blows, at hazard, trafficking with death ;

He wiha tree more strong did squadrons marre ; 0! with what fury both together runne,

The speare, a gyant, darts were dwarffs of wrath;
Whose violence did vent it selfe in smokes !

It, even when crush'd, a number did confound;
When, ere they joyn'd, the battell was begun, To venge the whole, each splinter gave a wound.
With bragging gestures, and outragious looks;
Some, red with rage, sought that which some did That which true worth most honour hath to use,
shunne,

[brooks: When this great Hebrew's hand to tosse began,
Whom feare made pale, whilst passing crimson Which onely cuts, where other weapons bruise,
How mindes are sway'd a danger clearly tels, Of armes the glory, ornament of man;
Whilst feare sinks downe, or courage higher swels. A storme of stroaks in foes did feare infuse,

Which there wrought wonders, fame forever wanne:
But when they once did swords in bloud imbrue, His face seem'd clad with flames, th’eyes lightoed so,
The en’mies challeng'd, changing blows or breath, Starres to his owne, and comets to his foe.
All irritated then, more earnest grew,
The publike wrong enlarg'd by private wrath; Couragious Abner courted glorie's love,
Who felt their wounds, and did, who gave them view, No rash director, but to action swift,
They no revenge allow'd, till seal’d by death; That even his place pale envy did approve,
All (save their foes, no object else in sight,

As his desert, and not his soveraigne's gift;
Nor Hearen, nor Earth)seem'd in the ayre to fight. It seem'd a thousand hands his sword did more,

His minde so high a generous rage did lift:
Weake words in vaine would pow'rfull deeds forth At heart, or eye, which should the first arrive,
The trumpets' sounds my daring lines abate; (set: The lightning glance and thundring blow did strive,
All there concurr'd what generous thoughts could
whet,

Like Autumn's spoyls a publicke prey which fall,
Bright glory angling hearts with honour's baite; When low stretch'd out lay Aminon's loftie brood,
Franke courage then with desp'rate furie met, It did their king amaze, but not appall,
Pride with contempt, and with old wrongs new hate: Though in their wounds acknowledging his blood,
Then, Fame was spy'd attending with a pen, Yet he (whose strength was lessened in them all)
To register the acts of worthie men.

A while relenting (as distracted) stood :

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But when weake passions urg'd the us'd releefe, By blowes redoubled charging every way,
Rage in their fountaines dry'd the streames of griefe. Whilst be but wish'd who did bim kill, to kill,

Bloud leaving him, his danger did betray, The foaming tyrant, swolne with high disdaine, Which rage in vaine, would have dissembled still, (What had cool'd some him further did enflame)

And th' other storm'd so long with one to stay, To bound at once, state, fortune, life, and raigne;

Who might elsewhere fields with dead bodies fill; Not victory, no, vengeance was his ayme;

lust indignation all his strength did bend, A glorious life not hoping more to gaine,

The heart conjuring hands to make an end. He thought by death to frustrate threatened shame, The Hebrew us'd at once both strength and art; But, of foes kill’d, would first a mount have made, Th' one hand did ward, a blow the other gave, Where (as in triumph) he might lye, when dead.

Whicb hit his head (the marke of many a dart)

Whose batt'red tempies fearefull sense did leave; I know not if more bent to give, or take,

The treacherous helmet tooke the strongest part, That wbich (well weigh'd) is an indifferent thing, And bruis'd those braines which it was set to save; The raging Pagan, thus his people spake,

Yet dying striking, last be th' earth did wound, “ What poore life can not, liberall death doth bring, Whose fall (as some great oakes) made it rebound. And you (though subjects) may my equals make, Loe, without treason you may match your king:

His eyes againe began to gather light, Crowne, throne, or scepter, fates no more allow,

And Ionathan (when victor) to relent, And by the sword all may be soveraignes now.”

But straight just hate presented, as in sight,

His barbarous actions, and abhorr'd jutent; As two great torrents striving for one way,

How (vainely vaunting of a victor's right) Raise mounts of sands, raze heights, spoile tree, and

That all his thoughts to cruelty were bent:

Whose raging minde, on captives strangely strict, town, And (that th' one's name the other swallow may)

Then bondage, spoyle, or death would more inflict. What ever doth resist, beare thence, or drowne;

“ Thou tyrant, thou," said he, “who didst devise, So, of their fury what the course did stay, (downe, Else farre from fame, for ill to be renown'd, Saul's matchlesse sonne, and Ammon's lord beat Those halfe-blinde Hebrews whom thoudid'st despise, Th’eyes earnest gave, whilst they at distance stay’d, They vengeance urge, they, they, give thee this That, by their hands, the rest should straight be pay'd.

wound;" .

With that, by bis right eye (who striv'd to rise) When Israel's gallant had beheld a space,

The flaming sword amidst his braynes he drown'd: The fierce Barbarian opening up the throng, Whose guilty ghost, where shadowes never end, He cry'd to all aloud, “Give place, give place, With indignation, grudging did descend. Let none usurpe what doth to me belong; This man my life, and I his death must grace,

As if Hell's furies had thy sprite inspir'd, Who marre the match would but to both do wrong:

Prodigious creature, monster inhumane, A vulgar hand must not his end procure,

Loe, what have all thy cruelties acquir'd,

Which thus with interest time returnes againe, He stands too glorious to fall downe obscure."

But Hell, when hence, and here, whence now retir'd,

That thy remembrance odious may remaine : Some drawn by feare, and some by reverence mor'd, Yet with this comfort thou abandon'st breath, The distance twixt them vanish'd soone away;

The hand of Ionathan adorn'd thy death.
Like rivall bulls wbich had one heifer lov'd,
And through the flocks with braudish'd hornes did

As some fierce lyon, raging through the fields, stray,

(Which of beasts kill'd contemnes the tasted bloud) Whilst th’one resolvd, and th’other desp'rate prov'd, Doth hunt another, when another yeelds, Both with great fury did enforce their way,

Yet, wanton, riots, as for sport not food; Whose troups, enflam’d by hearing their high words, So lacob's gallant (breaching many shields). Did in their action emulate their lords.

Bent for more prey, with him no longer stood,

And till their chiefe his followers follow'd too, Those two transported did together rinne,

Nought did seemedone, whil'st ought remain'd to do. As if both hoasts did onely in them fight, They, with short processe, ground did lose and winne, All Israel's squadrons, circling Ammon in, Vrg'd, shunn'd, fore’d, fayn’d, bow'd, rais’d, hand, Straight at his center threatning were to meet, leg, left, right,

Which poynt (the last man kill'd) all march'd to Advanc'd, retird, rebated, and gave in,

winne, With reason fury, courage joyn'd with slight: Where halfe dead bodies made a breathing street, So earnest mindes and bended bodies press'd, All striv'd to end, as lately to begin, That then the blowes, the ayming more distress'd. Whilst dust did dry what bloud and sweat made weet;

Mars courting courage, first shin'd bright about, To sell his life the Ethnicke onely sought,

But then with hurrour turu'd his inside out. But valu'd it so much, though but in vaine, That clouds of darts,and swords too few were thought | Saul as ov'r bodies then did raigne in hearts, To force the fortresse where it did remaine, O how farre chang'd from what be first had been ! So that, (by one to last extreames thus brought) And by plaine valour, scorning usuall arts, His fury was converted to disdaine ;

The emulous Abner eminent was seene; Shame joyning with despaire, death did impose,

These three, at first which charg'd from divers parts, Ere more, then crowne or life, he liv'd to lose. Seem'd foes oppos'd, their foes, as chanc'd, between:

Whom (from encountring, that them nought might | No, no, their breasts such fancies fond not bred, They but beat downe, to make a patent way. [stay) As if themselves had their delivery wrought;

By piety not by ambition led, When hopes on doubts no longer did depend,

Farre from vaine praise, they Israel's safety songht, Whilst Israel's colours victory did beare,

Charg'd by God's hand, they knew that Ammon fed, Some seem'd to grieve that warre so soone would end, And from his favour derogating nought, And striv'd in time what trophees they might reare;

Where tumid Gentiles would have bragg'd abroad, Whilst flattring Glory, lofty thoughts to bend,

Their glory was to glorifie their God. In gorgeous robes did whisper in each eare, “ What brave man now my beauties will embrace, Sweet freedome's treasure did enrich their eyes;

Whilst joyfull labesh opened up her ports, To breed (Fame's minions) an immortall race ?"

Men, women, children, people of all sorts, When through the camp their soveraign's death was

With voyces as distracted pierc'd the skyes;

O how each one of them the rest exhorts, known,

To sound his praise who pittied had their cryes! A sad confusion seaz'd on Ammon's brood,

And (as wrong founded) any joy was griefe, Then lords of done, no, no, nor yet their owne, Save for God's glory, more then their reliefe. As strangers stray'd, they all distracted stood, And ere by foes, ev'n by themselves ore-tbrown, Wives forth with haste did to their husbands rione, An ycie coldnesse did congeale their bloud : Who told to them (describing dangers past) “ None fully vanquish'd are till first they yeeld, “ Hence Saule first charg'd, there Abner entred in, And, till first left, doe never lose the field.” Here we about them did a compasse cast;

There lonathan with Nahas did beginne, Hopes (though once higb) then faln down in their And kill'd bim here, where, loe, he lyes at last:” No way was left for a secure retreat ; [feet, But forward kindenesse this discourse doth stay, To flye was shamefull, yet to live was sweet, Th' one's lips must point that which another's say. And they themselves more lor'd, then foes did hate; Troups call'd alow'd (mov'd by this battell much? Them death(stillsterne) where ever turn'd, did meet: Each sword's bright glance, seem'd summons from

“ Where are they now who ask'd if Saul should their fate :

raigne? O how base feare doth make some sprights to faile, Let swords (yet smoking) purge the land of such, Heart faint, hands weake, eyes dimme, the face Who from base envy bursted out disdaine ;” grows pale.

Yet them milde Saul would suffer none to touch,

But said, no cloud so cleare a day should staine: Of broken bands the trouble was extreme,

And since the Lord all Israel had releer'd, Who felt ils worst, and yet imagin'd more:

None should be kill'd for bim, no, nor yet griev'd. Spoile, danger, bondage, feare, reproach, and shame, Ere flames, yet hot, extinguish'd were againe, Did still encroach beside, behinde, before; The Lord's great prophet willd them all to go And yet their hearts (if hearts they had) did dreame, To Gilgall straight, there to confirme his raigne, Those in one masse, and all confusion's store: In that new state grown fearfull to each foe; They, wishing death, although they fear'd to dye, Where sacred offrings liberally were slaine, First from themselves, then from all else did tiye. The late delivery to acknowledge so: (minds,

As bloud from beasts, praise flow'd from gratefull The slaugbter then all measure did surpasse; Each one himselfe for further service binds. Whilst victors rag'd, bloud from each hand did raine; By sacrifice the kingdome's right renu’d, The liquid rubies dropping downe the grasse, With scarlet streames the fatall fields did staine ;

This speech to Israel, matchlesse Samuel made, Till they, with dust congeal'd (a horrid masse)

“Loe, granted is all that for which you su'd, [leade: (By bodies stop'd) a marrish did remaine,

There stands the king, who should your squadrons Through which who waded, wounded did appeare,

My sonnes are here, time hath my strength subdud; And loath'd that bloud which once was held so

Age crown'd with white triumphs upon my head; deare.

Eyes dimme, legges weake, (infirmities growne rife)

Death hath beseig'd the lodging of my life.
They who when strong, their neighbours did deride,
And (then of ruine, dreaming nothing lesse)

Though all my dages in charge, I challenge you, Would warre with God, and in the height of pride

Let each man speake (as he hath reason) free, His chosen people labour to oppresse;

Before the lord, and bis anointed now; They now all kill'd, else scattered on each side,

No crimes conceale, I come accus'd to be, [bow ? Felt what they threatned, bondage and distresse:

What bragge, or bribe, hath made my judgment “ Thus oft they fall, who others doe pursue,

Whose oxe, or asse, hath taken beene by me? Men drinke the dregs of all the ills they brew.”

Whome bave I harm'd, or wrong'd, in goods or fame?
I stand to satisfie who ever claime.”

Though Israell thus had Ammon qnite ore-throwne, The people straight (applauding) did reply, [best;"
Saul, nor his sonne, did not insult the more ; “ With heart, and hands still pure, thou didst the
No pompe throughlabesh past with trumpets blowne, For witnesses, then, both, who loud did cry,
The pointed captives fettred them before,

With his lievtenant, did great God attest:
So first when victors eminently showne,

O happy iudge, who well did live and dye, That their new state a triumph might decore, Still prais'd on th’Earth! in Heaven with glory rest; Whilst two-fold glory just applauses claym'd, At that great day, whom all with Christ shall see, A king and conquerour both at once proclaim'd. To judge those iudges who not follow'd thee.

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