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In this Monody, the author bewails a learned
friend, unfortunately drowned in his passage
from Chester on the Irish seas, 1637. And
by occasion foretells the ruin of our corrupted clergy, then in their highth.
ET once more, O ye laurels, and once more
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude;
Ovid, ART. AMA to R. Lib. iii. 690.
Horace contrasts the brown myrtle with the green ivy, Op. i.
With matter SE RE foment. And in our Author’s PsALMs, ii. 27. If once his wrath take fire like fuel se Re. 5. Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.] So in PA R A p. J. B. x. 1066. — shatt ERING the graceful locks Of these fair spreading trees. Ibid. —Mellowing year.] Here is an inaccuracy of the poet. The Mellowing year could not affect the leaves of the laurel, the myrtle and the ivy; which last is characterised before as never Jere. -- Compels
It is wonderful that Bentley, with all his Grecian predilećtions,
and his critical knowledge of the precise original meaning of F---- - - - - - - - A 2 PTOMOX,
13. Unwept, and welter, &c.] Thus in our author's EpirAPHI UM DAMon is, a Latin poem on the death of another of his friends. v. 28.
Fenton has adopted Tickell's reading in his edition of 1725.