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Nor stretch'd on roses in the myrtle grove,
Nor crowns his days with mirth, his nights with love,
But far remov'd in thundering camps is found,
His slumbers short, his bed the herbleis ground:
In tasks of danger always seen the first,
Feeds from the hedge, and flakes with ice his thirst.
Long must his patience strive with fortune's rage,
And long opposing gods themselves engage,
Must see his country flame, his friends destroy'd,
Before the promis'd empire be enjoyd :
Such toil of fate must build a man of fame,
And such, to Israel's crown, the god-like David came.

What sudden beams dispel the clouds so fast,
Whose drenching rains laid all our vineyards waste !
The spring so far behind her course delay'd,
On th’instant is in all her bloom array'd ;
The winds breathe low, the element serene ;
Yet mark what motion in the waves is seen !
Thronging and busy as Hyblaan swarms,
Or straggled soldiers summond to their arms.
See where the princely bark in loosest pride,
With all her guardian fleet, adorns the tide !
High on her deck the royal lovers stand,
Our crimes to pardon ere they touch'd our land.
Welcome to Ifrael and to David's breast!
Here all your toils, here all your sufferings rest,
This
year

did Ziloah rule Jerusalem,
And boldly all fedition's Syrtes stem,
Howe'er incumber'd with a viler pair
Than Ziph or Shimci to aslilt the chair;

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Yet Ziloah's loyal labours so pevailid
That faction at the next election fail'd,
When ev’n the common cry did justice sound,
And merit by the multitude was crown'd:
With David then was Ifrael's peace restor’d,
Crowds mourn’d their error, and obey'd their lord.

KEY to ABSALOM and ACHITOPHEL.

Abdael,

General Monk, Duke of Albe

marle. $ The name given, thro’ this poem,

Abethdin,

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Alfalom, Achitophel, Adriel, Agag, Amiel,

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Amri,

Annabel,
Arod,

Duke of Monmouth.
The Earl of Shaftesbury.
Earl of Mulgrave.

Sir Edmundbury Godfrey.
S Mr. Seymour, Speaker of the

House of Commons.
Sir Heneage Finch, Earl of Win-

chelsea, and Lord-Chancellor.
Duchess of Monmouth.
Sir William Waller.
A Character drawn by Tate for

Dryden, in the second part of

this Poem.
Earl of Huntingdon.
Barnet.
Duke of Ormond.
Duchess of Portsinouth.

Asaph,

Balaam,
Balaak,
Barzillai,
Baih

beba,

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Hebron,
Hebrew Priests,
Helon,
Hufai,
Hebusites,
Jerusalem,
Jews,
Fonas,
Jordan,
Fothain,
Yothran,
1/bboseth,
Ifrael,
Isachar,
Judas,
Ibban,
Mephibosbeth,

General Sackville.
Rev. Mr Samuel Johnson.
Duke of Beaufort.
Lord Grey.
Dr. Oates.
Charles II.
Elkanah Settle.
France.
Sir Hen. Bennet, E. of Arlington.
The Popish-Plot.
The Land of Exile, more parti-

cularly Brussels, where King

Charles II. long resided.
Scotland.
The Church of England Clergy.
Earl of Feversham.
Hyde, Earl of Rochester.
Papists.
London.
English.
Sir William Jones.
Dover.
Marquis of Halifax.
Lord Dartmouth.
Richard Cromwell.
England.
Thomas Thynne, Esq.
Mr. Ferguson, a canting Teacher.
Sir Robert Clayton.
Pordage.

Mi

Michal,

Queen Catharine. Nadab,

Lord Howard of Escriek. Og,

Shadwell. Phaleg,

Forbes. Pharaoh,

King of France. Rabbeka,

Sir Thomas Player. Sagan of Jerusalem, Dr. Compton, Bishop of London. Sanhedrim,

Parliament. Saul,

Oliver Cromwell. Shimei,

Sheriff Bethel.
Sheva,

Sir Roger Lestrange.
Solymean Rout, London Rebels.
Tyre,

Holland.
Uzza,

Jack Hall.

S Sancroft, Archbishop of CanterZadoc,

2 bury.

A Member of the House of ComZaken,

mons. Zimri,

Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. Ziloah,

Sir John Moor.

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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

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ist;

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