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So sweetly sung your joy the clouds along
and if sad share with us to bear
your sighs, and borrow Seas
wept from our deep sorrow :
His infancy to seise !
20 And that
great covenant which we still transgress Entirely satisfied,
Improbus ille puer : crudelis tu but not as it is in our translation quoque mater. Richardson. He made himself of no reputation,
but as it is in the original ÉQUTOV 20. Emptied his glory, ] An ex- exeywoe, He emptied himself. presion taken from Philipp. II. 7.
And the full wrath beside
Will pierce more near his heart,
At a SOLEMN MUSIC.
LEST pair of Sirens, pledges of Heav'n's joy,
Sphere-born harmonious fifters, Voice and Verse, Wed your
divine sounds, and mix'd pow'r employ Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce, And to our high-rais'd phantasy present
24. for cur excess,} He has Dead things with inbreath'd fenfe used the word in the same sense
able to pierce, Paradise Lost XI. Mr.
And as your equal raptures temper'd
Sweet Bewailing their excess
In high mysterious happy fpoufal
meet, but I think with greater propriety
Snatch us from earth a while, there than here,
Us of ourselves and native woes 3.
divine founds, &c] your
And to our high-rais'd phantasy In the Manuscript it appears that he had written these lines thus at
present & C. firft.
6. of puré concent,] So we Mix your choice words, and happiest read in the Manuscript, and in the rounds employ
edition of 1673, and we prefer the
That undisturbed song of pure concent,
authority of both to the single one With those juft Spirits that wear of the edition in 1645, which has the blooning palms, of pure content.
Hymns devout and sacred pfalms
Singing everlastingly, 7. the faphir-color'd throne]
While all the Aarry rounds and Alluding to Ezek. I. 26. And above
arches blue tbe firmament that was over their
Refound and echo Hallelu; heads, was the likeness of a throne,
That we on earth & Co As the appearance of a saphir fone.
10. in burning row) He The victorions palms is in allusion had written at first in triple row.
to Rev. VII. 9. clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands. 14. With those juft Spirits &c ] These lines were thus at first in the 18. May rightly answer that meManuscript
lodious noife ; ] The following
Jarr'd against nature's chime, and with harsh din 20
* An Epitaph on the MARCHIONESS of Winchester.
HIS rich marble doth enter
The honord wife of Winchester, A Vicount's daughter, an Earl's heir, Besides what her virtues fair
lines were thus at first in the Mą. Plin. Lib. 2. Sect. 20. Ita septem nufcript.
tonos efici, quam diapasón harmo
niam vocant, hoc eft, universitaBy leaving out those harsh ill found
tem concentus, Richardson. ing jars Of clamorous fin that all our music 28. To live with him, and fing mars,
&c] In the Manufcript the last line And in our lives, and in our song ftands thus, May keep in tune with Heav'n, till God ere long & c.
To live and fing with him in end
less morn of light. 23. In perfeet diapafon, ] Concord through all the tones, doc Warwr.
* This Lady was Jane, daugh
Added to her noble birth,
ter of Thomas Lord Vicount Savage of Rock-Savage in the countty of Chester, who by marriage became the heir of Lord Darcy Earl of Rivers; and was the wife of John Marquiss of Winchester, and the mother of Charles first Duke of Bolton. She died in childbed of a second son in the 23d year of her age, and Milton made these verses at Cambridge as appears by the sequel.
19. He at their invoking came But with a scarce well-lighted
flame ;] From Ovid. Met. X. 4. Adfuit ille quidem; sed nec fo
lemnia verba, Nec lætos vultus, nec felix attu
lit omen. Fax quoque, quam tenuit, la
crimoso ftridula fumo Usque fuit, nullofque invenit motibus ignes. Fortin.