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16. But now it is consum'd with fire,

12. Then did I leave them to their will, And cut with axes down;

And to their wandering mind; They perish at thy dreadful ire,

Their own conceits they follow'd still, At thy rebuke and frown.

Their own devices blind. 17. Upon the man of thy right hand

13. O, that my people would be wise, Let thy good hand be laid;

To serve me all their days! Upon the son of man, whom thou

And O, that Israel would advise Strong for thyself hast made.

To walk my righteous ways! 18. So shall we not go back from thee

14. Then would I soon bring down their foes, Tozcays of sin and shame;

That now so proudly rise ; Quicken us thou; then gladly we

And turn my hand against all those, Shall call upon thy name.

That are their enemies. 19. Return us, and thy grace divine,

15. Who hate the Lord should then be fain. Lord God of Hosts, vo'ichsafe ;

To bow to him and bend; Cause thou thy face on us to shine,

But they, his people, should remain, And then we shall be safe.

Their time should have no end.
16. And he would feed them from the shock

With flower of finest wheat,
PSALM LXXXI.

And satisfy them from the rock

With honey for their meat. ... To God our strength sing lond, and clear,

PSALM LXXXII.
Sing loud to God our King;
To Jacob's God, that all may hear,

1. God in the great assembly stands Loud acclamations ring.

Of kings and lordly states ; 2. Prepare a bymn, prepare a song,

Among the gods, on both his hands, The timbrel hither bring;

He judges and debates. The cheerful psaltery bring along,

2. How long will ye pervert the right And harp with pleasant string.

With judgment false and wrong, 3. Blow, as is wont, in the new moon

Favouring the wicked by your mighi, With trumpets' lofty sound,

Who thence grow bold and strong ? The appointed time, the day whereon

3. Regard the weak and fatherless, Our solemn feast comes round.

Despatch the poor man's cause: 4. This was a statute given of old

And raise the man in deep distress For Israel to observe ;

By just and equal laws. A law of Jacob's God, to hold,

4. Defend the poor and desolate, From whence they might not swerve.

And rescue from the hands 5. This he a testimony ordain'd

Of wicked men the low estate In Joseph, not to change,

Of him that help demands. When as he pass'd through Egypt land; 5. They know not, nor will understand, 'The tongue I heard was strange.

In.darkness they walk on; 6. From burden, and from slavish toil,

The Earth's foundations all are mov'd, I set his shoulder free:

And out of order gone. His bands from pots, and miry soil,

6. I said that ye were gods, yea all Deliver'd were by me.

The sons of God Most High; 7. When trouble did thee sore assail,

7. But ye shall die like men, and fall On me then didst thou call;

As other princes die. And I to free thee did not fail,

8. Rise, God; judge thou the Earth in might, And led thee out of thrall,

This wicked Earth redress; I answer'd thee in thunder deep,

For thou art he who shall by right
With clouds encompass'd round;

The nations all possess.
I tried thee at the water sleep
Of Meriba renown'd.

PSALM LXXXIII. 8 Hear, O my People, hearken well;

1. Be not thou silent now at length, I testify to thee,

O God, hold not thy peace ; Thon ancient stock of Israel,

Sit thou not still, O God of strength, If thou wilt list to me:

We cry, and do not cease. 9. Thronghout the land of thy abodo

2. For lo, thy furious foes now swell, No alien God shall be,

And storm outrageously; Nor shalt thou to a foreign God

And they that hate thee, proud and fell, In honour bend thy knee.

Exalt their heads full high. 10. I am the Lord thy God, which brought 3. Against thy people they contrive Thee out of Egypt land;

Their plots and counsels deep; Ask large enough, and I, besought,

Them to ensnare they chiefly strive, Will grant thy full demand.

Whom thou dost hide and keep. 11. And yet my people would not hear,

4. Come, let us cut them off, say they, Nor hearken to my voice;

Till they no nation be; And Israel, whom I lov'd so dear,

That Israel's name for ever may Mislik'd me for his choice.

Be lost in menory.

3. For they consult with all their might, 4. Happy, who in thy house reside, And all, as one in mind,

Where thee they ever praise ! Themselves against thee they uuite,

5. Happy, whose strength in thee doth bide, And in firm union bind.

And in their hearts thy ways ! 6. The tents of Edom, and the brood,

6. They pass through Baca's thirsty vale, Of scornful Ishmael,

That dry and barren ground; Moab, with them of Hagar's blood

As through a fruitful watery dale That in the desart dwell,

Where springs and showers abvund. 7. Gebal and Ammon there conspire,

7. They journey on from strength to strength And hateful Amalec,

With joy and glad some cheer, The Philistines, and they of Tyre,

Till all before our God at length Whose bounds the sea doth check.

In Sion do appear. 8. With them great Ashur also bands,

8. Lord God of Hosts, hear now my prayer, And doth confirm the knot :

O Jacob's Gud give ear ; All these have lent their armed hands

9. Thou God, our shield, look on the face To aid the sons of Lot.

Of thy anointed dear. 9. Do to them as to Midian bold,

10. For one day in thy courts to be, That wasted all the coast;

Is better, and more blest, To Sisera ; and, as is told,

Than in the joys of vanity Thou didst to Jabin's host,

A thousand days at best. When, at the brook of Kishon old,

I, in the temple of my God, They were repulsd and slain,

Had rather keep a door, 10. At Endor quite cut off, and roll'd

Than dwell in tents, and rich abode, As dung upon the plain.

With sin for evermore. 11. As Zeb and Oreb cvil sped,

11. For God, the Lord, both san and shield, So let their princes speed;

Gives grace and glory bright; As Zeba and Zalmunna bled,

No good froin them shall be withheld So let their princes bleed.

Whose ways are just and right. 12. For they amidst their pride have said,

12. Lord God of Hosts, that reign'st on highi By right now shall we seize

That man is truly blest, God's houses, and will now invade

Who only on thee doth rely, Their stately palaces.

And in thee only rest. 13. My God, oh make them as a wheel,

PSALM LXXXV.
No quiet let them find;
Giddy and restless let them reel

1. Thy land to favour graciously Like stubble from the wind.

Thou hast, not, Lord, been slack; 14. As when an aged wood takes fire

Thou hast from hard captivity
Which on a sudden strays,

Returned Jacob back.
The greedy flame runs higher and higher 2. The iniquity thou didst forgive
Till all the mountains blaze ;

That wrought thy people woe; 15. So with thy whirlwind then pursue,

And all their sin, that did thee grieve, And with thy tempest chase ;

Hast hid where none shall know, 16. And, till they yield thee honour due, 3. Thine anger all thou had'st remord, Lord, fill with shame their face.

And calmly didst return 17. Asham'd, and troubled, let them be,

From thy fierce wrath which we had prov'd Troubled, and sham'd for ever;

Far worse than fire to burn. Ever confounded, and so die

4. God of our saving health and peace, With shame, and'scape it never.

Turn us, and us restore ; 18. Then shall they know, that thou, whose name

Thine indignation cause to cease Jehovah is alone,

Towards us, and chide no more. Art the Most High, and thou the same

5. Wilt thou be angry without end, O'er all the Earth art One.

For ever angry thus?
PSALM LXXXIV.

Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend

From age to age on us ? 1. How lovely are thy dwellings fair!

6. Wilt thou not turn and hear our voice, O Lord of Hosts, how dear

And us again revive, The pleasant tabernacles are,

That so thy people mas rejoice Where thou dost dwell so near !

By thee preserv'd alive? 2. My soul doth long and almost die

7. Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord, Thy courts, O Lord, to see ;

Tous thy mercy shew; My heart and Aesh aloud do cry,

Thy saving health to us afford, O living God, for thee.

And life in us renew. 3. There even the sparrow, freed from arong, 8. And now, what God the Lord will speak, Hath found a house of rest;

I will go straight and hear, The swallow there, to lay her young

For to his people he speaks peace, Hath built her brooding nest;

And to his saints full dear, Even by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,

To his dear saiuts he will speak peace ; They find their safe abode;

But let them never more And home they fly from round the coasts

Return to folly, but surcease, Toward thee, my King, my God,

To trespass as before.

9. Surely, to such as do him fear

13. For great thy mercy is toward me, Salvation is at hand;

And thou hast freed my soul, And glory shall ere long appear

Even from the lowest Hell set free, To dwell within our land.

From deepest darkness foul. 10. Mercy and Truth, that long were miss'd, 14. O God, the proud against me rise, Now joysully are met ;

And violent men are met Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kissid, To seek my life, and in their eyes And hand in hand are set.

No fear of thee have set. 11. Truth from the Earth, like to a flower, 15. But thou, Lord, art the God most mild, Shall bud and blossom then ;

Readiest thy grace to shew, And Justice from her heavenly bower,

Slow to be angry, and art styl'd Look down on mortal men.

Most merciful, most true. 12. The Lord will also then bestow

16. O, turn to me thy face at length, Whatever thing is good;

And me bave mercy on; Our land shall forth in plenty throw

Unto thy servant give thy strength, Her fruits to be our food.

And save thy handmaid's son. 13. Before bim Righteousness shall go,

17. Some sign of good to me afford, His royal harbinger :

And let my foes then see, Then will he come, and not be slow,

And be asham'd; because thou, Lord, His footsteps cannot err.

Dost help and comfort me.

PSALM LXXXVI.

PSALM LXXXVII.

1. Tay gracious ear, O Lord, incline,

O hear me, I thee pray;
For I am poor, and almost pine

With need, and sad decay.
2. Preserve my soul ; for I have trod

Thy ways, and love the just ; Save thou thy servant, O my God,

Who still in thee doth trust. 3. Pity me, Lord, for daily thce

I call; 4. O make rejoice
Thy servant's soul ; for, Lord, to thee

I lift my soul and voice.
5. For thou art good, thou, Lord, art prone

To pardon, thou to all
Art full of mercy, thou alone,

To them that on thee call.
6. Unto my supplication, Lord,

Give ear, and to the cry
Of my incessant prayers afford

Thy hearing graciously.
7. I, in the day of my distress,

Will call on thee for aid ;
For thou wilt grant me free access,

And answer what I pray'd.
8. Like thee among the gods is none,

O Lord; nor any works
Of all that other gods have done

Like to thy glorious works.
9. The nations all whom thou hast made

Shall come, and all shall frame To bow them low before thee, Lord,

And glorify thy name. 10. For great thou art, and wonders great

By thy strong hand are done; Thou in thy everlasting seal,

Remainest God alone.
11. Teach me, O Lord, thy way most right,

I in thy truth will bide;
To fear thy name my heart unite,

So shall it never slide.
12. Thee will I praise, O Lord my God,

Thee honour and adore
With my whole heart, and blaze abroad

Thy name for evermore.

1. Among the holy mountains high

Is his foundation fast;
There seated in his sanctuary,

His temple there is plac'd.
2. Sion's fair gates the Lord loves more

Than all the dwellings fair
Of Jacob's land, though there be store,

And all within his care.
3. City of God, most glorious things

Of thee abroad are spoke ;
4. I mention Egypt, where proud kings

Did our forefathers yoke.
I mention Babel to my friends,

Philistia full of scorn;
And Tyre with Ethiops’ utmost ends,

Lo this man there was born :
5. But twice that praise shall in our ear

Be said of Sion last;
This and this man was born in her;

High God shall fix her fast.
6. The Lord shall write it in a scroll

That ne'er shall be out-wom,
When he the nations doth enroll,

That this man there was born.
7. Both they who sing, and they who dance,

With sacred songs are there;
In thee fresh books, and soft streams glance,

And all my fountains clear.

PSALM LXXXVIII.

1. Lord God, that dost me save and keep,

All day to thee I cry;
And all night long before thee weep,

Before thee prostrate lie.
2. Into thy presence let my prayer

With sighs devout ascend;
And to my cries, that ceaseless are,

Thine ear with favour bend.
3. For, cloy'd with woes and trouble store,

Surcharg'd my soul doth lie;
My life, at Deuth's uncheerful door,

Unto the grave draws nigb.

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4. Reckon'd I am with them that pass

And past from Pharian fields to Canaan land, Down to the dismal pit;

Led by the strength of the Almighty's hand; I am a man, but weak alas !

Jehovah's wonders were in Israel shown, And for that name unfit.

His praise and glory was in Israel known. 5. From life discharg'd and parted quite That saw the troubled sea, and shivering fled, Among the dead to sleep;

And sought to hide his froth-becurled head And like the slain in bloody fight,

Low in the earth; Jordan's clear streams recol. , That in the grave lie deep.

As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil. Whom thou rememberest no more,

The high huge-bellied mountains skip, like Dust never more regard, Them, from thy hand deliver'd o'er,

Amongst their ewes; the little hills, like lambs. Death's hideous house hath barr'd.

Why fled the ocean? And why skipt the moun. 6. Thou in the lowest pit profound

tains ? Hast set me all forlorn,

Why turned Jordan towards his crystal fountains Where thickest darkness hooers round,

Shake, Farth; and at the presence be aghast In horrid deeps to mourn.

Of him that ever was, and aye shall last; 7. Thy wrath, from which no shelter saves, That glassy floods from rugged rocks can crush, Full sore doth press on me ;

And make soft rills from fiery Aint-stones gush. Thou break'st upon me all thy waves,

And all thy waves break me.
8. Thou dost my friends from me estrange,

PSALM CXXXVI.
And mak'st me odious,
Me to them odions, for they change,

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
And I here pent up thus.

Praise the Lord, for he is kind; 9. Through sorrow, and affliction great,

For his mercies aye endure, Mine eye grows dim and dead;

Ever faithful, ever sure. Lord, all the day I thee entreat,

Let us blaze his name abroad, My hands to thee I spread.

For of gods he is the God. 19. Wilt thou do wonders on the dead?

For his, &c. Shall the deceas'd arise,

0, let us bis praises tell, And praise thee from their loathsome bed

Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell. With pale and hollow eyes ?

For his, &c. 11. Shall they thy loving kindness tell.

Who, with his miracles, doth make, On whom the grave hath hold?

Amazed Heaven and Earth to shake. Or they, who in perdition dwell,

For his, &c. Thy faithfulness unfold ?

Who, by his wisdom, did create 12. In darkness can thy mighty hand

The painted Heavens su full of state. Or wonderous acts be known ?

For his, &c. Thy justice in the gloomy land

Who did the solid earth ordain Of dark oblivion?

To rise above the watery plain. 13. But I to thee, O Lord, do cry,

For his, &c. Ere yet my life be spent ;

Who, by bis all-commanding might, And up to thee my prayer doth hie,

Did fill the new made world with light. Each morn, and thec prevent.

For bis, &c. 14. Why wilt thou, Lord, my soul forsake, And caus'd the gold entressed Sun And hide thy face from me,

All the day long his course to run. 15. That am already bruis'd, and shake

For his, &c. With terrour sent from thee?

The horned Moon to shine by night, Bruis'd and afflicted, and so low

Amongst her spangled sisters bright, As ready to expire;

For his, &c. While I thy terrours undergo,

He, with his thunder-clasping hand, Astonish'd with thine ire.

Smote the first-born of Egypt land. 16. Thy fierce wrath over me doth flow;

For his, &c. Thy threatenings cut me through :

And, in despite of Pharaoh fell, 17. All day they round about me go,

He brought from thence his Israël. Like waves they me pursue.

For his, &c. 18. Lover and friend thou hast remov'd,

The ruddy waves he cleft in twain And sever'd from me far:

Of

Erythræan main. hey fly me now whom I have lov'd,

For his, &c.
I And as in darkness are.

The floods stood still, like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass.

For his, &c.
A PARAPHRASE ON PSALM CXIV.

But full soon they did devour
This and the following Psalm were done by the The tawny king with all his power.

For bis, &c.
Author at fifteen years old.

His chosen people he did bless

In the wasteful wilderness.
When the blest seed of Terah's faithful son,
After long toil, their liberty had won ;

For his, &c.

In bloody battle he brought down

Ad JOANNEM MILTOXUM. Kings of prowess and renown.

GRÆCIA Mæonidem, jactet sibi Roma Maro For his, &e.

nem, He foil'd bold Seon and his host,

Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parem. That rul'd the Amorrëan coast.

Selvaggi For his, &e. And large-limvd Og he did subdue, With all his over-hardy crew.

Al Signor Gio. Miltoni Nobile Inglese.
For his, &c.
And to his servant Israël,

ODE.
He gave their land therein to dwell.
For his, &c.

ERGIMI all'Etra à Clio
He hath, with a piteous eye,

Perche di stelle intreccierd corona Beheld us in our misery.

Non più del Piondo Dio For his, &e.

La Fronde eterna in Pindo, e in Elicona, And freed us from the slavery

Diensi a merto maggior, maggiori i fregi,
Of the invading enemy.

A' celeste virtù celesti pregi.
For bis, &c.
All living creatures he doth feed,

Non puo del tempo edace
And with full hand supplies their need,

Rimaner preda, eterno alto valore For his, &c.

Non puo Poblio rapace Let us therefore warble forth

Furar dalle memorie eccelso onore, His mighty majesty and worth.

Su l'arco di mia cetra un dardo forte
For his, &c.

Virtù m' adatti, e ferirò la morte.
That his mansion hath on high
Above the reach of mortal eye.

Del Ocean profondo
For his mercies aye endure,

Cinta dagli ampi gorghi Anglia resiede
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Separata del mondo,
Però che il suo valor l' umano eccede :
Questa feconda sà produrre Eroi,

Ch' hanno a region del sovruman tra noi.
JOANNIS MILTONI

Alla virtù sbandita
LONDINENSIS

Danno ne i petti lor fido ricetto,

Quella gli è sol gradita,
POEMATA.

Perche in lei san trovar gioia, e diletto;

Ridillo tu, Giovanni, e mostra in tanto QUORUM PLERAQUE INTRA AXNUM ÆTATIS

Con tua vera virtù, vero il mio Canto. VIGESIMUM CONSCRIPSIT. Hæc tametsi ipse intelligebat non tam de se quàm Ch'udio d'Helena il grido quæ sequuntur de authore testimoniae Lungi dal Patrio lido

Spinse Zeusi l'industre ardente brama; supra se esse dicta, eò quòd præclaro ingenio viri, Con aurea tromba rimbombar la fama, nec non amici, ita ferè solent laudare, ut omnia E per poterla effigiare al paro suis potiùs virtutibus, quàm veritati eongruentia, Dalle più belle Idee trasse il più raro. nimis cupidè affingant, noluit tamen horum egregiam in se voluntatem non esse notam; cùm Cosi P Ape Ingegnosa alii præsertim ut id faceret magnoperè snaderent. Tra con industria il suo liquor pregiato Dum enim nimiæ laudis invidiam totis ab se vi- Dal giglio e dalla rosa, ribis amolitur, sibique quod plus æquo est non E quanti vaghi fiori ornano il prato; a:tributum esse mavult, judicium interim homi. Formano un dolce suon diverse Chorde, num cordatorum atune illustrium quin summo Fan varie voci melodia concorde. sibi honori ducat, negare non potest.

Di bella gloria amante

Milton dal Ciel natio per varie parti
Joannes Baptista Mansus, Marchio Villensis, | Le peregrine piante
Neapolitanus, ad JOANNEM MILTONIUM Anglum. Volgesti a ricercar scienze, ed arti;

Del Gallo regnator vedesti i Regni,
Ut mens, forma, decor, facies mos, si pietas sic e dell'Italia ancor gl'Eroi più degni.
Non Anglus, verùm herclè Angelus, ipse fores.

Fabro quasi divino

Sol virtù rintracciando il tuo pensiero Ad JOANNEM MILTONEM Anglum triplici poescos Vide in ogni confino

laureâ coronandum, Græcă nimirum, Latina, Chi di nobil valor calca il sentiero; atque Hetrusca, Epigramma Joannis Salsilli Lottimo dal miglior dopo scegliea Romani.

Per fabbricar d' ogni virtu l' Ideas Cadr, Meles ; cedat depressâ Mincius urnâ; Quanti nacquero in Flora

Sebetus Tassum deşinat usque loqui ; O in lei del parlar Tosco appreser l'arte, At 'Thamesis victor cunctis ferat altior undas, La cui meinoria onora

Nam per te, Milto, par tribus unus erit. Il mondo fatla eterna in dotte carte,

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