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rion was slain by his Brothers, who drowned his Son Helius in the Nile. But there was no King of Egypt. who conquer'd Æthiopia, before Ammon the Father of Osiris; and therefore Hyperion was Ofiris, and Helius was the fame with Orůs, the Grandson of Ammon, and the Apollo of the Greeks; for Helius is the Greek Name for Apolla. Pausanias likewise informs us, that his Worship came originally from Egypt; for he tells us, that one Antorinus, a Roman Senator, built a Temple at Epidaurus, to Apollo and Æsculapius, Egyptian Gods. He was figur'd with a Harp, to denote his Skill in Musick and Poetry ; and with a Bow and Arrows, to signify the Rays of the Sun, of which he was the God.
Anacreon calls him Daphne-crown'd Apollo, because, when Daphne the Daughter of Peneus, a River-God, escap'd his amorous Pursuit, by being chang'd into a Laurel, he consecrated that Tree to himself; as Ovid tells us, in his Relation of thạt Metamorphofe.
Cui Deus: At quoniam conjux mea non potes efi,
Me Bacchus fires, he swells each Vein,
Te coma, te Cithara, te nostra, Laure, Pharetra.
To whom the God. Because thou canst not be
VER. 12. And I'll be mad, stark mad with joy.] Horace has express’d himself in the same manner,
I must be mad,
And in another Place,
Dulce eft defipere in loco.
ΘΕλω, θέλω φιλήσα.
"Έπειθ' "Έρως φιλαν με,
'Εβαλλ' εγώ δ' έφευγον,
VER. 10. And shook my Spear, and grasp'd my Shield.] Mr, Longepierre, in his Remark on this Line, cites an ancient Epigram, where, instead of Spear and Shield, the Combatant arms himself with Reason against the Attacks of Love.
WILL, I will Love's Pow'r obey,
Love woo'd me long to own his Sway;
In haste to my Defence I flew,
With Love I enter'd Rebel-fight,
"Ωπλισμοι προς "Έρωτα του σίρνοισι λογισμόν.
Oudé us vixhoh, u rear wens eva. Θνατος δ' 'Αθανάτω σωελάσομαι' ήν και βοηθών Βάκχον έχη, τί μόνα σεjς δύο εγώ δίαμαι;
With Reason arm'd, I dare with Love contend,
VER. 13. 'Till having spent his feather'd Store.] The Poet tells us, that Love shot all his Darts at him, to express his violent Propensity to that Passion. We have