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Nor stretch'd on roses in the myrtle grove,
What sudden beams dispel the clouds so fast,
did Ziloah rule Jerusalem,
Yet Ziloah's loyal labours so pevailid
KEY to ABSALOM and ACHITOPHEL.
General Monk, Duke of Albe
marle. $ The name given, thro’ this poem,
Alfalom, Achitophel, Adriel, Agag, Amiel,
Duke of Monmouth.
Sir Edmundbury Godfrey.
House of Commons.
chelsea, and Lord-Chancellor.
Dryden, in the second part of
cularly Brussels, where King
Charles II. long resided.
Queen Catharine. Nadab,
Lord Howard of Escriek. Og,
King of France. Rabbeka,
Sir Thomas Player. Sagan of Jerusalem, Dr. Compton, Bishop of London. Sanhedrim,
Oliver Cromwell. Shimei,
Sir Roger Lestrange.
S Sancroft, Archbishop of CanterZadoc,
A Member of the House of ComZaken,
Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. Ziloah,
Sir John Moor.
OR to whom can I delicate this poem, with so
much justice as to you? It is the representation of your own hero: it is the picture drawn at length, which you admire and prize so much in liitle. None of your ornaments are wanting ; neither the landscape of your Tower, nor the rising fun; nor the Anno Domini of
your new sovercign's coronation. This must needs be a grateful undertaking to your whole party : efpecially to those who have not been so happy as to purchase the original. I hear the graver has made a good market of it: all his kings are bought up already; or the value of the remainder so inhanced, that many a pocr Po'ander, who would be glad to worship the image, is not able to go to the cost of him : but must be content to see liim here. I must confess I am no great ar
but fign-fcft painting will serve the turn to remember a friend by; especially when better is not to be had. Ve?, for your comfort, the lincaments are true : and though he fat not five times to me, as he did to B. Jet I have consulted history; as the Italian painters do, when they would draw a Ncro or a Caligula ; though