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Whereat her Heart was fill’d with Hope and

Dread, Ne would be stay till be in Place could come, But ran to weet him forth to know his Tidings

foomme ; Even in the Door him meeting, the begun, And where is be, thy Lord, and how far hence? Declare at once; and bath he loft or won!

Care and his House are described thus,

IV.6. 332 343 31. Not far away, not meet for any Gueft, They Spy'd a little Cottage, like some poor Man's

Neft.

34. There entring in, they found the Good-Man's

self, Full bufily unto his Work ybent, Who was so weel a wretched wearis Elf, With hollow Eyes and raw-bone Cheeks forspent, As if he had in Prison long been pent. Full black and griefy did his Face appear, Besmear'd with Smoke that nigh bis Eye-light

blent, With rugged Beard and boary shagged Heare, The which he never wont to.comb, or comely

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Rude was his Garment, and to Rags all rent,
Ne better had be, ne for better cared;
His blistred Hands amongst the Cinders brent,

And Fingers filthy, with long Nails prepared, < Right fit to rend the Food on which he fared. His Name was Care ; à Blacksmith by bis!

Trade, That neither Day nor Night from working

Spared, But to small purpose Iron Wedges made : These be unquiet Thoughts that careful Maids

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HOME R's Epithets were much admired by Antiquity: See what great Justness and Variety there is in these Epithets of the Trees in the Forest

where the Red-cross Knight loft Truth 6 B. 1. Cant. I. Stan. 8, 9. The failing Pine, the Cedar proud and tall, The Vine-prop Elm, the Poplar never dry, The Builder Oak, sole King of Forests all, The Aspine good for Staves, the Cypress Funéral.

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9. The Laurel, Meed of mighty Conquerors And Poets Sage; the Fir that weepeth still,

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The Willow worn of forlorn Paramours,
The Yew obedient to the Bender's Will,
The Birch for Shafts, the Sallow for the Mill;
The Myrrhe sweet, bleeding in the bitter Wound,
The warlike Beech, the Ash for nothing ill,
The fruitful Olive, and the Platane round,
The Carver Holm, the Maple seldom inward

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I shall trouble you no more, but defire you to let me conclude with these Verses, tho' I think they have

already been quoted by you: They are Directions to young Ladies opprest with Calumny. VI. 6, 14. The best (faid he) that I can you advise, Is to avoid the Occasion of the Ill; For when the Cause whence Evil doth arise Removed is, the Effect surceaseth still. Abstain from Pleasure, and restrain gour Will, Subdue Desire, and bridle loose Delight, Use Scanted Diet, and forbear your Fill, Shun Secrecy, and talk in open Sight, So shall you soon repair your present evil Plight. T

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iram, Aut ad humum merore gravi deducit & angit; Paft effert animi motus interprete Lingua.

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fide his Poetical Studies, in order to a closer Pursuit of the Law, has put together, as a Farewel Effay, fome Thoughts concerning Pronunciation and Aetion which he has given me leave to communicate to the Publick. Theyare chiefly collected from his Favourite Author, Cicero, who is known to have been an intimate Friend of Roscius the Actor, and a good Judge of Dramatical Performances, as well as the most Eloquent Pleader of the Time in which he lived.

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CICERO. concludes his celebrated Books de Oratore with some Precepts for Pronunciation and Action, without which part he affirms that the best Oand an indifferent one, who is Master of this, ihall gain much greater Apa plause. What could make a stronger Impression, says he, than those Exclamations of Gracchus-Whither fall Iturn? Wretch that I am! to what Place betake my self? Shall I go to the Capitol?Alas! it is overflowed with my Brother's Blood. Or Mall 1 retire to my House? Zet there I bebold my Mother plunged in Misery, weeping and defpaining! These Breaks and Turns of Passion, it fcęms, were fo enforced by the Eyes, Voice and Gesture of the Speaker, that his vew Enemies could not refrain from Tears. I infift, fays Tully, upon this the rather, because our Orators, who are as it were A&ors of the Truth is felf, have quitted this manner of speaking; and the Play. ers, who are but the Imitators of Truth, bave taken it up,

I fall therefore pursue the Hine he has here given me and for the Service of the Britisha Syage I fhall copy fome of the Rules which this great Roman

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