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So when the first bold vessel dar'd the seas;
4@ Descend from Pelion to the main.
Transported demi-gods stood round, And men grew heroes at the found,
Enflam'd with glory’s charms:
Love, strong as Death, the Poet led
60 Hollow groans,
See, shady forms advance!
The Furies sink upon their iron beds,
O’er th’ Elysian flow'rs ;
Wand'ring in the myrtle grove,
80 Oh take the husband, or return the wife !
He sung, and hell consented
To hear the Poet's prayer :
Thus fong could prevail
O’er death, and o'er hell,
Tho' fate had fast bound her
With Styx nine times round her, Yet music and love were victorious.
Now under hanging mountains,
JOO Pin Unheard, unknown,
He makes his moan;
And calls her ghoft,
Amidst Rhodope's snows : See, wild as the winds, o'er the defart he flies; Hark! Hæmus resounds with the Bacchanals cries
Ah see, he dies ! Yet ev'n in death Eurydice he sung, Eurydice still trembled on his tongue,
Eurydice the woods,
Eurydice the floods,
And antedate the bliss above. This the divine Cecilia found, And to her Maker's praise confin'd the found. 125
IVhen the full organ joins the tuneful quise,
Th' immortal pow'rs incline their car; Borne on the swelling notes our fouls aspire, While folemn airs improve the facred fire;
And Angels lean from heav'n to hear. Of Orpheus now no more let Poets tell, To bright Cecilia greater power is giv'n; His numbers rais d a fhade from hell,
Hers lift the soul to heav'n.
Tragedy of B R U T U s*.
CHORUS of ATHENIANS.
Groves, where immortal Sages taught :
ANTIS TROPHE I.
To * Altered from Shakespear by the Duke of Buckingham, at whose desire these two Chorus's were composed to supply as many, wanting in his play. They were fet many years afterwards by the famous Bononcini, and performed at Buckingham-house. P.