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Painous waters hurry to the war, !

From which th' eternal Shilo was to spring; les props of waves come rolling from afar : d knowledge which new hells to hell did bring ! frarns he luch weak stops to his free source, And, tho' no less he knew himself too weak 121

arruns the neighbouring fields with violent The smallest link of strong-wrought Fate to brcak, course.

60 Yet would he rage and struggle with the chain; knew the tyrant, and this useful thought Lov'd to rebel, though sure that 'twas in vain. founded mind to health and temper brought. And, now it broke his form’d design, to find 125 la kind vows to David did renew,

The gentle change of Saul's recovering mind; te constancy, and meant his oath for true. He trusted much in Saul, and rag'd, and griev'd heral jo; at this glad news appear'd, 65 | (The great Deceiver!) to be himself deceiv'd. David all men lov'd, and Saul they fear'd. Thrice did he knock his iron teeth, thrice howl, and men did peace and David luve,

And into frowns his wrathful forehead roll; 130 #k!! did neither him nor that approve; His eyes dart forth red flames, which scare the faan's agreement fierce alarms they take,

night, Juict here, does there new business make. 70 And with worfe fires the trembling ghosts affright; rath the filent chambers of the earth, A troop of ghafely fiends compass him round, te the sun's fruitful beams give metals birth – And greedily catch at his lips' fear'd found. be the growth of fatal gold does fce,

“ Are we such Nothings then!” said he,“ our which ove more influence has than he;-

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135 the deas where unfletcht tempests lie, 75

“ Croft by a shepherd's boy! and you yet still E: winds their tender voices try;

“ Play with your idle serpents here? dares none the mighry ocean's wealthy caves;

“ Attempt what becomes Furies ? are ye grown ah' eternal fountain of all waves, “ Benumb'd with fear, or Virtue's spiritless cold, their vast court the mother-waters kecp, You, who were once (I'm sure) fo brave and difurb'd by moons, in filcnce fleep; 80


140 3 a place, decp, wondrous deep, below, “ Oh! my ill-chang'd condition! oh, my fate! genuine Night and Horror doeso'erflow; “ Did I lose heaven for this?” ad controls th' unwearied space, but hell, With that, with his long tal hc lash'd his breast,

as those dire pains that in it dwell. Ad horribly spoke out in looks the rest. dear glimpse of the sun's lovely face 85 The quaking powers of night stood in amaze, 145 through the solid darkness of the place ;

And at each other first could only gaze; Bring morn dues her kind rods display;

A dreadful silence Hill'd the hollow place, Egae weak beam would here be thought the Doubling the nacive terror of hell's face; day;

Rivers of flaming brimstone, which before ende stars with thcir fair gems of light So loudly rag'd, crept fostly by the shore;

150. the tyrannous and unquestion'd night. 90

No hiss of Inakes, no clank of chains, was known Elzcifer, the mighty captive, reigns;

The louls amidst their tortures durst not groan. e mids: his woes, and tyrant in his chains; Envy at last crawls forth from that dire throng, general of a gilded host of sprites,

Of all the direfull’st; her black locks hung long, Hesper, leading forth the spangled nights ; Attir'd with curling serpents; her pale skin 155 ..wn like lightning, which hin struck, he Was almost droppo from the sharp bones within ;


And at her breast stuck vipers, which did prey mer'd at his first plunge into the fame: Upon her panting heart both night and day, - of spirits fell wounded round him there; Sucking black blood from thence, which to repair drapping lights thick shone the finged air; Both night and day they left fresh poifonis there. I60, when, the dismal solace of their woe Her garments were deep-stain’d in human gore, nly been weak mankind to undo;

And torn by her own hands, in which she bore afelves at first against themselves they' excite, A knotted whip, and bowl, that to the brim par dearest conquest and most proud delight) Did with green gall and juice of wormwood swim; me, if those mincs of secret treason fail,

With which, when she was drunk, she furious open force man's virtue they assail ;


165 Cable to corrupt, feck to destroy, 105

And lash'd lierself: thus from th' accurfed crew k.

, where their pailuns miss, the sword employ. Envy, the worst of fiends, herself presents, Tabught the tyrant-fiend young David's fall, Envy, good only when she 'herself torments. ez gainst him arm'd the powerful rage of Saul : “ Spend not, great king! thy precious rage,'". Is lw the beauties of his shape and face,

faid she, smale sweetness, and his manly grace : 110 “. Upon so poor a cause; shal! mighty we 170 flaw the nobler wonders of his mind,

“ The glory of our wrath to hin afford? kez: gusts! which for great works he knew de “ Are we not Furies still, and you our lord? lign'd:

“ At thy dread anger the fix'd world shall shake es law e' afhame the strength of man and hell) “ And frighted Nature her own laws forsake : hry bo's young hands their Gathite champion fell: “ Do thou but threat, loud storms fhall make He saw the reverend prophet boldly shed IIS


175 de tuyal drops round his enlarged head;

“ And thunder echo 't to the trembling sky, As well he knew what legacy did place

“ Whilst raging feas (well to so bold an height tilaczed sceptre in blest Judah's race,

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« Th’ old drudging fua fram. l.is long-teaten way! 1.0, at her entrance Saul's forcry palacc ficcis; “ Shall at thy voice start, and mifruiriethe day; 180 Ard nimi ly there the rereftrd those fie took 2.10 “ The jocund orbs all break their meatus'il pace, O: Failer Berjantin; so long her heurd, “ And stubborn poles change their ullottolae; So larre her lin,ba, feres ve her looks, a scar'd, “ Heaven's gilded troops 19.mj cutter here and just like his ftatue, which beftrid Saul's gate,

And feem'd to guard the race it did create. “ Leaving their boating for tun'd to a sphere; In this known form fhe' approach'd the tyrant's “ Nay, thcir God too-for fear he did, when we

233 “ Took noble arms agnini kis tyrat::y,

And thus her words the facred form belyd : “ So noble armis, and in a cause to gipit,

Arise, lof hing of Bradl! canft thru lic “ That triumphs they deserve fer et ir difiat. “ Dead in this f.';', and yet the last fu righ? “ There was a dry! oh night I fee't ?2i!!, li kini thonbent, if juic's race as y.t “ 'Ihough he had fiercerfames to thrif rs in! 190 “ Sitree on Ifraei's thrcre! ard shall he fi:250 “ Ardern such powerle by a child withood? “ Did ye fororis ferm fruitful Egypt fly? “ Will flings, alıs! or pebbles, do bim cred? « From the mix brickkiln's noir flavery? “ What t’untan'd lions, wet with lerrorico, Terelis, dui fe your powerful rod obcy? “ Ard giarts, could rut, that my word fall do: Did wonders uiries, and fet, you on youTWO? “ I'll soon diffolve this peace; wire Saul's new " Could ye roi there great Praraoh's besse

193 “ (Dut Saul we know) great as my hate fruli " You who can firve a boy, and minitrol, hur? prove,

“ Forbid it, God! if thou he'tt juft; this dare « Eefore their fun tv.ice mrcre he gore about, “ Call not on Saul's, on mile, and Israci's, ramu! “ I and my faitful trakés vouliarive it out. Why was Teil: fror: Cinean's fans eks? * By me, Cain of r'd up hin hrotir's re, Litwy, thrice happy, had I there been dozo “ o facrifice far worse than that letri;

Premy luilloirs discharg'ide! is remercutat, I saw him fling the store, as if he meant

This Jucalofs tribe, ev'n crown'd to the court « Atence his murder and lis rcrument,

“ grace! “ And laughi'd to fie (for’t vas a good!; fow) " Ah, Soul! thyf reart's vallu mu? theulizi “ The earth by her first tillir lutter'd lin: “ Plice to his haip niuft thy dread freptre pivo? “ I drove proud Pharaoh to tre parter f.a; 205 " What wants he now but that? caiit thou from “ He and his hoft drank up cold death ly me : (If thron bu'r man thou canst ro, how they ml

By me rebellious arms firce Corah trek, “ The youth with fongs? alas! poor monarch? « Ard Moses !curse upon that reme!) forfcok ;

you " Hither 'ye know) alınost alive he cane " Yuur thiru and only, he ten thcufund!, few! “ Throurh the cleft earth; ours was his furoral “ Himlfrue loves, himn neighbourist court:48 “ filame :

fear; “ By melu Il-fetime, mcthirts, and fuli " Vor but the name ard cmpiy title bear. “ l'crform new acis willi ir late the old. " And yet the trutor lisca, lives in thy court; « David's the next our fury mul enjoy:

"The icurt that muit bc his; where he halspurt “ "Tis not thy God himself thall fave thee, boy! “ Himself with thy concrtines, the cold,

No, if he co, may the wicle world lave peace; " Thy costly robes, thy crown. Wort thivu: “ May all ill a&iors, al ill fortune, ccafe,

told « And, banish'd from this procent court below, " This by prou: Sanrucl, when at Gilgal he 2; “ Mayla rozed, corteme' Virtue prou!" " With beidfall: threats from God afir nted

She spoke; all star'd at firit, ardmode z pane; “ The clotard 'y'd; God faid it not, I brew; But firait the general murmur cí asplaufe “ Not Baalor ivicloch would have us d tdccfo. Ran through Death's courts; the frown'u filand “ Was not the chcice his own ? did ret thy wor? begun

" Exad the royri lot, and call it forth? To envy at the praise herf.if lad wen.

“ Hait thou not fince (niy best and great lo, Great Beelzebub karts from his burning throne " To him, and to his perifning nation, done 'To'embrace the Fiend, but itic',10w furiuris grown “ Such lasting benef ts as may inftis claim 'To ad her part, thrice law's, and hence the fled; “ A fostre asternal as thy fanie? The snakes a l hired, the fienia a'lmurired. “ Poor jirir.ce! them madmen, priifts, ardhIt was the tinie wher fint right han

«inva!:; T'enchain with ilecp the buy ipirits of man; “ Dy thine ow? Se fn, thy urgratefulson, beta And Saul himself, though in his trouled breast “ l'onaturalfo:! who can thus china be The weight of cmpire jay, teuk gertie reft: 2.0 By friendship's name, against a crown andiko! So did not Envy; but with hasie arose;

“ Betray not too thyself; take courag”, call And, as through ifrael's stately towns she goes, “ Thy'enchanted virtues forth, and be whole sa Slie frowns, and fuales her head; “ Shinc on," Lo! this great cause makes thy dead fathers. says she,

“ Breaks the firm seals of their clos'd tombs a.. « Ruins ere long fall your fole monuments be.”

eyes. The filver mcon with terror poler griw, 235 “ Nor can their jealous ashes, whilst this boy And neighbouring Hermon sweated flowery dew; “ Survives, the privilege of their graves chain Swist Jerian started, and strait backward Red, “ Rise quickly, Saul! and take that I bel's bra Hiding among thick reeds his aged head: " Which troubles thus thy life; and ev'a vurde"

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* Kill him, and thou'rt fecure ; 'tis only he No pale-fac'd moon does in Stel'n beans appear * That's boldly interpos d 'twixt God and thee, Or with dim taper scatters darkness there; “ As carth's low globe rols the high moon of On mo finooth spher: the restless fuafons flide, light;

No circling motion doth swift time divide; 369 " Wi'hen this cclipse ispast, thy fate's all bright. Nothing is there to coine, and nothing part, "Trul me, dear fon! and credit what I tell; 301 But an eternal Now does always last. " I've seen thy royalfars, and know them we There sits th' Almighty, First of all, and End; " Hence, fear and duli delays! is not thy breast Whom nothing but himself can comprehend;

Yes, Saul, it is) with noble thoughts pofieft? Who with his word commanded all to be, 365
May they beget like acis !" With that she takes And all obey'd him, for that word was He :
One of her wont, her best-beloved snakes : Only he spoke, and every thing that is

Softly,dcar worm! soft and unteen," said she, From out the womb o fertile nothing ris'. " Into his bolom teal, and in it be

Oh, who shall tell, who shall describe thy throne, My viceroy." At that word she took her fight, Thou great Three-Une!

370 And her loofc shape diffolv'd into the night. 350

There thou thyself doft in full presence show, Th’infected king leapt from his bed amız'd, Not absent from these ineaner worlds below; Scarce knew himself at first, bue round himgaz'd; No, if thou wert, the elements' league would cease, And farted back at piee'd up shapes, which lear

And all thy crcatures brcal thy Nature's peace ; Aod his distracted fancy painted there :

The fun would hop his course, or gallop back, 375 Terror froze up his hair, and on his face 313 The fars drop out, the poles themselves would Showers of cold sweat roll'd trembling down

crack; apace.

Earth's ftrong foundations would be torn in twain, Then knocking with his angry handa his breat, And this vait work all ravel out again Earth with his fect, he crics, “ Oh! 'tis confet; To its first nothing: for his spirit contains " I've been a pious fool, a woman-king;

The well-knit mass; from him each crcature gains Wrong'd by a seer, a boy, every thing. 320 Being and notiol, which he itill bestows; 381

Fight hundred years of death is not so dep, From him th' elect of our weak action flows : " so unconcera'd, as my lethargic sleep.

Round himn valt armies of swift angels stand, My patience even a sacrilege becomes, Which seven triumphant generals command; Dilfurbs the dead, and opes their sacred tombs. 1 They fing bul anthenis of his endless praise, 385

Ah! Benjamin, kiud father, who for me 325 And with fix' eyes drink-in immortal rays : * This curied world endur'ít again to see! Of these he call’d-out one; all heaven did shake, " All thou hast luid, great vision! is so true,

And filence krpt whilit its Crcator fpake. That all which thou commandit and more, “ Are we forgotten then so foon ? can he " l'il do:

“ Look on his crown, and not remember me 390 * Kill him! yes, mighty groft! the wretch ihall " Thatrave it? car le think we did not hear

(Fond m?ni!) his threats? and have we made “ Tho' every star in heaven should it deny ; 337 * Nor niock th' affault of our just wratis again, " To be accounted deaf? No, Saul! we heard; " Had heten times his íam'd ten thousand fiain. " And it will cot thee dear: the ills thou'st fear's, * Should that beld popular madman, whose design Praais’d, or thought on, I'll all double fend; 395 " is to revenge his own disgrace by mine, “ Have we not spoke it, and dares man contend !

Should my ungrateful fon oppose th' intent, 335 " Alas, poor duit! dist thou but know the day Should mine own heart grow scrupulous and

" When thou must lie in blood at Gilboa,

“ Thou, anid thy fons, thou would'st not threaten “ Curse me, just Heaven! (by' which this truth I swear)

Thy trembling to:que would stop against thy * If I that seer, my son, or fell, do frare.

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400 No, gentle ghost! return to thy still home; 56 Then ihall thine head fix'd in curit temples be,

Thither, this day, mine and thy foe shall come. “ And all their foolish gods shaii laugh at thee. * If that curft object longer vex my fight,

" That hand which now on David's life would " le must have learnt t' appear as thou to.night."

prey, Whilst thus his wrath with threats the tyrant sed, “ Shall then turn just, and its own master slay; The threaten’d youth ilepe fearlets on his bed ; " He whom thou hat'lt, on thy lov'd throne shall Sleep on, reft quiet as thy conscience take, 345


405 For, tho' thou ticep'st thyself, thy God's awake. “ And expiate the disgrace thou dost to it. Above the subtle foldings of the ky ;

“ Halte then; tell David what his king has sworn Above the well-set orbs' soft harmony ;

“ Tell him whose blood must paint this rising Above those petty lamps that gild the night;

morn; There is a place o'erdown with hallow'd light; “ Yet bid him go securely, when he sends; Where heaven, as if it left itself behind, 351

“ 'Tis Saul that is his foe, and we his friends : Is ítretch'd-out far, nor its own bounds can find : “ The man who has his God, no aid can lack, 411 Here peaceful flames swell up the sacred place, “ And We, who bid him go, will bring him back.” Nor can the glory contain itself in th’endless space;

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The jocund spheres began again to play, 415 Thus, when two brethren-Strings are set alike,
Again each spirit sung Halleluia;

To move them both, but one of them we strike :
Only that Angel was firait gone; even so Thus David's lyre did Saul's wild rage control,
(But nut fo fwist) the morning-glories flow And tun'd the harsh disorders of his foul.
At once from the bright sun, and itrike the ground;

WHEN Israel was from bondage led, So winged lightning the soft air does wound. 420

Led by th' Almighty's hand Slow Time admires, and knows not what to call

From out a foreign land, The motion, having no account so small.

The great fra beheld, and ficri. So flew this Angel, till to David's bed

As men pursued, when that fear past they find, He came, and thus his facred meflage said :

Stop on fome higher ground to look behind; " Awake, young man, hear what thy king has

So, whilst through wondrous ways * sworn;

425 The Sacred army went, “ He swore thy blood should paint this rising

499 The waves afar stood up to gaze,

And their own rocks did represent, * Yet to him gus securely, when he sends ;

Solid as waters are above the firmament. “ 'Tis Saul that is your foe, and God your

friends: * The man who has his God, no aid can lack; Old Jordan's waters to their spring * And be who bids thee go, will bring thee back.”' Start back with sudden fright;

Up leap'd Jel des, and did round him ftare, 431 The spring, amaz'd at sight, But could see nought ; for nought was left but air: Asks what news from sea they bring. Whilst this great vision labours in his thcught, The mountains shook ; and to the mountains' side Lo! the short prophecy t'effect is brought : The little hills leap'd round, themselves to hide ; In treacherous haste he's lent for to the king, 435 As young afrighted lambs,

500 And with him bid his charmful lyre to bring. When they aught dreadful spy, The king, they say, lies raging in a fit,

Run trembling to their helpless dans :
Which does no cures but facred tunes admit; The mighty sta and river, by,
And true it was, fost music did appeale

Were glad, for their excuse, to see the hills too fy. Th' obscure fantastic rage of Saul's disease. 440 Whai ail'd the mighty sea to sice? 505 Tell me, oh Muse! (fur thou, or nove, canft tell,

Or why did Jordan's tide The mystic powers that in bleit numbers dwell;

Back to his fountain glide ? 'Thou their great nature know'it, nor is it tit This nobleft gem of thine own crown t' omit)

Jordan's tide, what ailed thee? Tell me from whence these heavenly charms arise: Why leap'd the hills? why did the mountaina

Ihake? Teach the dull world t'admire what they despise! What aild them, their fir'd natures to forsake? As first a varicus unforni'd hint we find

Fly where thou wilt, o sea !

311 Rise in some godlike poct's fertile mind,

And Jordan's current cease! Till all the parts and words their places take,

Jordan, there is no need of thee; And with just marches verse and music niake; 450

For at God's word, whene'er he please, Such was God's poem, this world's new essay;

The rocks fall weep new waters forth instead So wild and rude in its first draught it lay;

of these.

315 Th' ungovern'd parts no correspondence knew, An artless war from thwarting motions grew; THUS sung the great Mofician to his lyre; Cill they to number and fix'd rules were brought And Saul's black rage grew softly to retire; By the Eternal Mind's poetic thought. 456 But Envy's ferpent ftili with him remain'd, Watcr and Air he for the tenor chose,

And the wife charmer's healthful voice disdain & Earth made the bass, the treble Flanie arose : Th' unthanksul king cur'd cruly of his fit, 520 To thi' active moon a quick brisk stroke he gave, Secms to lie drown'd and buried still in it; To Saturn's string, a touch more foft and grave. 460 From his past madnefs draws this wicked use, The motionsstrait, and round, and swist, and flow, To sin disguis'd, and murder with excuse : And short, and long, were mix'd and woven fo- For, whilst the fearless youth his cure pursues, Did in such artíul figures smoothly fall

And the soft medicine with kind art renews, 523 As made this decent-measur'd Dance of All. The barbarous patient casis at him his spcar ind this is music: sounds that charm our ears, (The usual sceptre that rough hand did bear) Are but one dresling that rich science wears. 461 Casts it with violent strength; but into th' room Tho' no man hiar 't, tho'no man it rehearse, An arm more strong and sure than his was come; Yet will there still be music in my verse; An Angel, whose unseen and easy might 5:0 In this great world so much of it we see,

Put-by the weapon, and misled it right. The lesser, Man, is all o'er harmony ; 470 How vain man's power is! unless God command, Storchouse of all proportions! single quire! The weapon disobeys his maiter's hand; Which first God's breath did tuncfully inspire ! Happy was now the error of the blow : From herce blest níusic's heavenly charms arise, At Giboa it will cot serve him fo. Fron sympathy, which them and man allies. One would have thought, Saul's sudden rage Thus they our souls, thus they our bodies win,

have seen, Not by their force, bu: party that’s within : 476 He had himfelf by David wounded been : Thus the frange cure, on uur spilt blood apply'd, He scorn'd to leave what he did ill begin, Sympathy to the distant wound docs guide i And thought his honour now engag'd i' th' lis

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A bloody troop of his own guards he fends 540 How vain attempts Saul's unblési anger tries,
(Slaves to his will, and falsely cail'd his friends) By is own hands deceiv'd, and servants' eyes! 600
To mend his error by a furer hlow;

" It cannot be,” said he, “ no, can it? shall So Saul crdaind, but God ordain'd not fo.

Our great ten-thousand-slayer idly fall?
Home flics the Prince, and to his trenibling wife “ The filly rout thinks God protects him fill;
Relates the new-past hazard of his life; 5 45 But God, alas! guards not the bad from ill.
Which the with decent pastion hears him teil; " Oh may he guard him! may his members be
For not her own fair eyes the lov'd so well. " In as full frength and well-set harmony 606
Upon their palace'-top, beneath a row

“ As the freth body of the first-made man Of lemon-tries

which there did proudly grow, “ Ere fin, or fin's just meed, Nisease, began ! And with bright stores of golden fruit repay 550

“ He will be else too small for our vast hate; The light they drank from the sun's neighbour And we must fare in our revenge with Fate. ing ray

" No; let us have him whole; we elíc may seem (A small, but artful Paradise) they walk'd, “ To 'ave snatch'd away but some few days from And hood in hand sad gentle things they talk'd. Here Michal first an armed troop espies

“ And cut that thread which would have dropp'd (So faithful and so quick are loving eyes') 555 Which march'd, and often glister'd thru' a wood, “ Will our great anger learn to stoop so low? That on right-hand of her fair palace tood; “ I know it cannot, will not; him we prize 615 She saw them; and cry'd out, “ They're come “ Of our juft wrath the solemn facrifice, t to kill

“ That must not blemish d be; let him remain My deareft lord; Saul's spear pursues thee ftill. “ Secure, and grow up to our stroke again. Behold his wicked guards! harte quickly fly! “ 'Twill be some pleasure then to take his breach, " For Heaven's fake, hafte ! my dear lord, do not « When he shall strive and wrestle with his death;

“ Go, let him live-_And yet----hall I then Ah, cruel father! whose ill-natur'd rage

621 Neither thy worth, nor marriage, can assuage! “ So long? good and great actions hate delay.

Will he pırı those he join'd lo late beforc? 564 “ Some foolili piety perhaps, or le "Were the two-hundred foreskins worth no more? “ That has been itill mine honour's cremy, " He shall not part us;” (then she wept between). “ Samuel, may change or crois my juft intent, At yonder window thou may'st 'Icape unseen; “ And I this formal pity fvon repent:

626 " This hand shall let thee down! stay not, bui “ Besides, Fate gives him me, and whispers this,

“ That he can fly no more, if we should miss; 'Tis not my use to send thee hence fo faft.” “ Miss! can we niiss again? Go bring him ftrait, * Best of all wonen!” he replies--and this 570 “ Tho' gafping out his soul; if the wish'd date Scarce spoke, she stops his answer with a kiss; “ Of his accurled life be alınost pait, " Throw not away,” said he, thy precious “ Some joy 'twill be to see him breathe his lat."

The troop return'd, of their short virtue' alham'ils Thou Stay't too long within the reach of death." saul's courage prais'd, and their own wcakr.cís Timely he' obeys her wise advice; and ttrait

blam'd; To unjust force she' oppokes juft deceit :

575 But when the pious fraud they understood,
She meets the murderers with a virtuous lye, Scarce the rcfpect due tu Saul's sacred blood,
And good disembling tears; “ May he not die Due to the facred beauty in it reign'd,

la quiet then?” said 116,“ will they not give From Michal's murder their wild rage refrain'd.
* That freedom, who fo fear lift he should live? She 'alleg'd the holiest chains that bind a wisc,
** Ex'o fate does with your cruelty conspire, 580 Duty and love; the alley'd that her own life, 640
* And spares your guilt

, yet toes what you delire. Had the refund that safety to her lord,
" Muft he pot live? for that ye need not fin; Would have incurr'd just danger from his sword.
" My much-wrony'd husband speechless lies Now was Saul's wrath full-grown; he takes no
" And has too little left of vital breath

A violent flame rolls in his troubled breast, “To know his m'irderers, or to feel his death. And in fierce lightning from his eye does break; * One hour will do your work

586 Not his own favourites and best friends dare speak, Here her well-govern'd tears dropp'd down apace: Or look on him; but, mute and trembling all, Beauty and forrow mingled in one face

Fear where this cloud will burst, and thunder fall.
Has such refiftless charms, that they believe, So, when the pride and terror of the wood,
And an unwilling aptness find to grieve 530 A lion, prick'd with rage and want of food, 650
At what they came for. A pale fatue's head, Espies out from afar some well-fed beast;
in linen wrapp'd, appear’d on David's bed; And brustles up, preparing for his fealt;
Two servants mournful stand, and filent, by, If that by swiftness 'scape his gaping jaws,
And on the table medicinal relics lie;

His bloody eyes he hurls round, his sharp pairs
In the clofe room a well-plac'd taper's light 595 Tear up the ground; then runs he wild about, (55
Adds a become horror to the fight :

Laihing his angry tail, and roaring out;
And for th' impression God prepar'd their fenfe; Beasts creep into their dens, and tremble there;
They saw, beliey'd all this, and parted thence. Trees, tho' no wind stirring, shako with fear;

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