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vi. Thamar Cuophorusa. Where Juda is
found to have been the author of that crime, which he condemned in Tamar: Tamar excus'd in what she attempt.
ed. vii. The golden Calfe, or The Massacre in
Horeb. viii. The Quails. Num. xi. ix. The Murmurers. Num. xiv. x, Corah, Dathan, &c. Num. xvi, xvii. xi. Moabilides. Num. xxv. [See No. lv.
below.] xii. Achan. Joshue vii and viii. xiii. Josuah in Gibeon. Josh. X. xiv. Gideon Idoloclastes. Judg. vi, vii. xv. Gideon pursuing. Judg. viii. xvi. Abimelech the Usurper. Judg. ix. xvii. SAMSON MARRING, or in Ramach Lechi.
Judg. xv. xviii. Samson PursoPHORUS, or Hybristes, or
Dagonalia. Judg. xvi. xix. Comazontes, or The Benjaminites, or The
Rioters. Judg. xix, xx, xxi. xx. Theristria, a Pastoral, out of Ruth. xxi. Eliadæ, Hophni and Phinehas. 1 Sam.
i, ii, iii, iv. Beginning with the first overthrow of Israel by the Philistines ; interlac't with Samuel's vision concern
ing Elie's family. xxii. Jonathan rescued. 1 Sam. xiv. xxiii. Doeg slandering. I Sam, xxii. xxiv. The sheep-shearers in Carmel, a Pastoral.
I Sam. xxv. Xov. Saul in Gilboa. 1 Sam. xxvü, xxxi. xxvi. David revolted. I Sam. from the xxvji
chap. to the xxxi. xxvii. David adulterous. II Sam. c. xi, xii. xxviii. Tamar. II Sain. xiji. xxix. Achitophel. II Sam. xv, xvi, xvii, xviii. xxx. Adoniah. I Reg. ii. xxxi. Solomon Gynæcocratumenus, or ldolo
margus, aut Thysiazuse. I Reg. xi. xxxii. Rehoboam. I Reg. xii. Wher is dis
puted of a politic religion. xxxiii. Abias Thersæus. I Reg. xiv. The queen,
after much dispute, as the last refuge, sent to the profet Ahias of Shilo; receavs the message. The Epitasis, in that shee, hearing the child shall die, as she comes home, refuses to return, thinking thereby to elude the oracle.
The former part is spent in bringing the sick prince forth as it were desirous to shift his chamber and couch, as dying men use; his father telling him what sacrifize he had sent for his health to Bethel and Dan; his fearlessnesse of death, and putting his father in mind to set (send] to Abiah. The Chorus of the Elders of Israel bemoning his virtues bereft them, and at another time wondring why Jeroboam, being bad himself, should so grieve for his son
that was good, &c. xxxiv, Imbres, or The Showers. I Reg. xviii,
xix. Xxxv. Naboth suxxQayTÓ NEVOC. 1 Reg. xxi. Xxxvi. Ahab. I Reg. xxii. Beginning at the
synod of fals profets : ending with relation of Ahab's death: his bodie brought. Zedechiah slain by Ahab's friends for his seducing. (See Larater,
II Chron, xviii.) xxxvii. Elias in the mount. II Reg. i. 'Optißátns.
Or, better, Elias Polemistes. xxxviü. Elisæus Hudrochóos. II Reg. iii. Hudro
phantes. Aquator. xxxix. Elisaus Adororlocétas. xl. Elisaus Minutes, sive in Dothaimis. II
Reg. vi. xli. Samaria Liberala. II Reg. vii. xlii. Achabæi Cunoboromeni. II Reg. ix.
The Scene, Jesrael. Beginning, from the watchman's discovery of Jehu, till he go out.
In the mean while, message of things passing brought to Jesebel, &c. Lastly, the 70 heads of Ahab's sons brought in, and message brought of Ahaziah's brethren slain on the way.
Chap. x. xliii. Jehu Belicola. II Reg. x. xliv. Athaliah. II Reg. xi. xlv. Amaziah Doryalotus. II Reg. xiv. Il
Chron. xxv. xlvi. Hezechias moncogxéneros. II Reg. xviii,
xix. Hesechia beseiged. The wicked bypocrisy of Shebna, (spoken of in the xi. or thereabout of Isaiah,) and the commendation of Eliakim will afford á pózpeas abye, together with a faction that sought
help from Egypt. xlvii. Josiah Abalomenos. II Reg. xxiii. xlviii, Zedechia veotezifwr. II Reg. But the
story is larger in Jeremiah. xlix. Salymov Halosis. Which may begin
from a message brought to the city, of the judgement upon Zedechiah and his children in Ribla : and so seconded with the burning and destruction of city and temple by Nebuzaradan; lamented
by Jeremiah. 1. Asa, or Æthiopes. II Chron. xiv, with
the deposing his mother, and burning
her idol. li. The three children. Dan. jji. lii. Abram from Morea, or Isaac redeem
The oiconomie may be thus. The fift or sixt day after Abraham's departure. Eleazar (Abram's steward) first alone, and then with the Chorus, dis.
Apocalypse of Saint John is the majestic image of a high and stately tragedy, shutting up and intermingling her solemn scenes and acts with a seven-fold chorus of hallelujahs and harping symphonies." Prose-Works, edit. 1698, vol. i. 61.
TODD. * So they are termed in Milton's MS. Those, which relate to Paradise Lost, have been given at the end of that poem.
course of Abraham's strange yoiage, thire mistresse sorrow and perplexity, accompanied with frightfull dreams; and tell the manner of his rising by night, taking his servants and his son with him. Next may come forth Sarah herself. After the Chorus, or Ismael, or Agar. Next some shepheard or companie of merchants, passing through the mount in the time that Abram was in the mid-work, relate to Sarah what they saw. Hence lamentations, fears, wonders. The matter in the mean while divulg'd, Aner, or Eschol, or Mamre, Abram's confederats, come to the house of Abram to be more certaine, or to bring news; in the mean while discoursing, as the world would, of such an action, divers ways; bewayling the fate of so noble a man faln from his reputation, either through divin justice or superstition, or covering to doe some notable act through zeal. At length a servant, sent from Abram, relates the truth; and last he himselfe comes in with a great traine of Melchizedec's, whose shepheards, beeing secretlye witnesses of all passages, had related to their master, and he conducted his friend Abraham home
Sodom burning. The Scene before Lot's gate.
The Chorus, consisting of Lot's shepherds come to the citty about some affairs, await in the evening thire maister's return from his evening walk toward the citty gates. He brings with him two young men, or youths, of poble form. After likely discourses, præpares for thire entertainment. By then supper is ended, the gallantry of the towne passe by in procession, with music and song, to the temple of Venus Urania or Peor ; and, understanding of tow noble strangers arrivd, they send 2 of thire choysest youth, with the priest, to invite them to thire city solemnities; it beeing an honour that thire citty had decreed to all fair personages, as beeing sacred to their god. dess. The angels being ask’t by the priest whence they are, say they are of Salem ; the priest inveighs against the strict reign of Melchiscdec.
Lot, that knows thire drift, answers thwartly at last. Of which notice given to the whole assembly, they hasten thither, taxe him of præsumption, singularity, breach of city-customs ; in fine, offer violence. The Chorus of shepheards præpare resistance in thire maister's defence; calling the rest of the serviture: but, being forc't to give back, the angels open the dore, rescue Lot, discover themselves, xarne him to gether his friends and sons in law out of the city.
He goes, and returns; as baring met with some incredulous. Some other freind or son in law (out of the way when Lot came to his house) overtakes him to know his buisnes. Heer is disputed of incredulity of divine judgements, and such like inatters.
At last is described the parting from the citty. The Chorus depart with their maister. The angels doe the deed with all dreadful execution. The king and nobles of the citty may come forth, and serve to set out the terror. A Chorus of angels concluding, and the angels relating the event of Lot's jour. ney, and of his wife.
The first Chorus, beginning, may relate the course of the citty ; each erening every one, with mistresse or Ganymed, gitterning along the streets, or solacing on the banks of Jordan, or down the stream.
At the priests' inviting the angels to the solemnity, the angels, pittying their beauty, may dispute of love, and how it differs from lust; seeking to win them.
In the last scene, to the king and nobles, when the fierce thunder begins aloft, the angel appeares all girt with flames, which, he saith, are the fames of true love, and tells the king, who falls down with terrour, his just suffering, as also Athane's, that is, Gener, Lot's son
Orels the queen
to draw him in.
fii. Baptistes. The Scene, the Court.
Beginning, From the morning of Hero'ds birth-day.
# In tbe mar- Herod, by soine counselgin of ibe MS.
er persuaded on his birthmay plot, under day to release John Bapging for his li- tist, purposes it, causes berty, to seek him to be sent for to court to a share by from prison. Speech.
hears of it, takes occasion to passe wher he is, on purpose, that, under prætense of reconsiling to him, or seeking to draw a kind retractation from him of the censure on the marriage; to which end sbe sends a courtier before, to sound whether he might be persuaded to mitigate his sentence; which not finding, she herself craftily assays; and on his constancie, founds an accrisation to Herod of a contumacious affront, on such a day, before many reers ; præpares the king to some passion, and at last by her daughter's dancing, effects it. There may prologize the spirit of Philip, Herod's brother. It may also be thought that Herod had well bedew'd himself with wine, which made him grant the easier to his wive's daughter.
Some of his disciples also, as to congratulate his liberty, may be brought
with whom, after certain command of his death, many compassionating words of his disciples, bewayling his youth cut off in his glorious cours ; he telling them his work is don, and wishing them to follow Christ his mais.
ter, liv. Sodom. The title, Cupid's funeral pile :
his freedom of
in law, for despising the continual admonitions of Lot. Then, calling to the thunders, lightning, and fires, be bids them heare the call and command of God, to come and destroy a godlesse nation. He brings them down with some short waruing to other nations to
take heed. lv. Moabitides, or Phineas. The epitasis
whereof may lie in the contention, first, between the father of Zimri and Eleazer, whether he (ought] to have slain his son without law? Next, the ambassadors of the Moabites, expostulating about Cosbi, a stranger and a noble woman, slain by Phineas.
It may be argued about reformation and punishment illegal, and, as it were, by tumult. After all arguments driyen home, then the word of the Lord may be brought, acquitting and ap
proving Phineas. lvi. Christus Patiens. The Scene, in the
garden. Beginning, from the comming thither, till Judas betraies, and the officers lead him away. The rest by Message and Chorus.
His agony may roceav noble expres
sions. Jvii. Christ born. Jiii. Herod massacring, or Rachel weeping.
Matt. ïi, lxix. Christ bound.
Ix. Christ crucifi’d. Ixi. Christ risen. lxii. Lazarus. John, xi.
marlyr'd by Hinguar the Dane. See
Speed, L. viii, C. ji.
slaine by a swinheard. Ixxiji. Edmund, brother of Athelstan, slaine by a
theese at his owne table. Malmesb. lyxiv. Ediein, son to Edward the younger, for
lust depriv'd of his kingdom, or rather by faction of monks, wkome he hated ; toge
ther [with] the impostor Dunstan. Ixxv. Edward, son of Edgar, murder'd by his
step-mother. To wbich may be inserted the tragedies stirr'd up betwixt the
monks and priests about mariage. Lxxvi. Etheldred, son of Edgar, a slothful king;
the ruin of his land by the Danes. Ixxvii. Cenulin, king of the West-Saxons, for
tyrannie depos'd and banish't; and dy
ing. Ixxviii. The slaughter of the monks of Bangor
by Edelfride, stirrd up, as is said, by Ethelbert, and he by Austine the monke; because the Britains would not receave the rites of the Roman church. See Bede, Geffrey Monmouth, and Holinshed, p. 104. Which must begin with the convocation of British Clergie by Austin to determine superfluous points, which by
them were refused, Ixxix. Edwin, by vision, promis'd the kingdom of
Northumberland on promise of his conversion; and therein establish'l by Rodoald,
king of [the] East-Angles. 1xxx. Oswin, king of Deira, sluine by Ostie
his friend, king of Bernitia, through instigation of flatterers. See Holinsh. p.
115. lxxxi. Sigibert, of the East-Angles, keeping
companie with a person excommunicated, slaine by the same man in his house, according as the bishop Cedda had fore
told, Ixxxii. Egfride, king of the Northumbers, slaine
in battle against the Picts ; having before wasted Ireland, and made warre for no reason on men that ever lou'd the En. glish ; forewarn'd al:o by Cuthbert not
lo fight with the Ficts. 1xxxiii. Kinewulf, king of the West-Saxons,
slaine by Kineard in the house of one of
his concubins. Ixxxiv. Gunthildis, the Danish ladie, with her husband Palingus, and her
slaine by the appointment of the traitor Edrick, in king Ethelred's days. Holinsh, L. vii. C. v. together with the massacre of the
Danes at Oxford. Speed. 1xxxv. Brightrick, (king) of [the] West-Saxons,
poyson'd by his wife Ethelburge, Offa's daughter; who dyes miserably also, in beggery, after adultery, in a nunnerye
Speed in Bitbřick. lxxxvi. Alfred, in disguise of a minstrel, discovers
the Danes' negligence; sets on (them) with a mightie slaughter. About the same tyme the Devonshire men rout
Hubba, and slay him. lxxxvïi. Athelstan exposing his brother Edwin ta
the sea, and repenting,
fxiii. The cloister-king Constans set up by
Vortiger. Venutius, husband to Car
tismandua. Ixiv. Vortiger poison'd by Roena. Ixv. Vortiger immur'd. Vortiger marrying
Roena. See Speed. Reproou'd by Vodin, archbishop of London. Speed. The inassacre of the Britains by Hengist in thire cups at Salisbury plaine.
Malmsbury. Lxvi. Sigher, of the East-Saxons, revolted
from the faith, and reclaimed by Jaru
mang: Ixvii. Ethelbert, of the East-Angles, slain by
Offa the Mercian. See Holinsh. L. vi.
his kingdom. See Holinshed, p. 116. Ixix, Wulfer slaying his tow sons for beeing
Christians. Lxx. Osbert, of Northumberland, slain for ra
vishing the wife of Bernbocard, and the Danes brought in. See Stow, Holinsh. L. vi. C. xii. And especially Speed, L.
viii. C. ii. ļxxi, Edmund, last king of the East-Angles,
Ixxxviii. Edgar slaying Ethelwold for false play
caus'd the victorie, &c. Scotch story, po in wooing. Wherein may be set out
155 &c. his pride, and lust, which he thought to xcix. Kenneth, who, having privily poison'd close by favouring monks and building
Malcolm Duffe that his own son might monasteries, Also the disposition of
succeed, is slain by Fenella. Scotch woman in Elfrida towards her hus
Hist. p. 157, 158, &c. band. (Peck proposes, and justly, c. Macbeth. Reginning at the arrivall of I think, to read cloke instead of close.)
Malcolm at Mackduffe. The matter of Ixxxix. Swane beseidging London, and Ethelred
Duncan may be express't by the aprepuls't by the Londoners.
pearing of his ghost.
Norman. The first scene may begin
friend, unfortunately drowned in his passage nute.
from Chester on the Irish seas, 1637.
And by xcii. Edmund Ironside murder'd by Edrick the occasion foretells the ruin of our corrupted traitor, and reveng'd by Canute.
clergy, then in their height. xciii. Gunilda, daughter to king Canute and
[Edward King, the subject of this Monody, Emma, wife to Henry III. emperour, was the son of sir John King, knight, secretary accus'e of inchastilie; defended by her
for Ireland, under queen Elizabeth, James the English page in combat against a giant- first, and Charles the first. He was sailing like adversary; who by him at tuo blows
from Chester to Ireland, on a visit to his is slaine, &c. Speed in the life of Ca
frieuds and relations in that country: these nute.
were, his brother sir Robert King, knight; xciv. Hardiknute dying in his cups: an exam- and his sisters, Anne wife of sir George Caulple to riot.
field lord Claremont, and Margaret, abovexcv. Edward the Confessor's divorsing and im
nientioned, wife of sir George Loder, chief prisoning his noble wife Editha, God
justice of Ireland ; Edward King bishop of win's daughter. Wherin is showed his
Elphin, by whom he was baptized ; and Wilover-affection to strangers, the cause liam Chappel, then dean of Cashel, and proof Godwin's insurrection. Wherein
vost of Dublin college, who had been his tutor Godwin's forbearance of battel, prais’d;
at Christ's college Cambridge, and was afterand the English moderation on both wards bishop of Cork and Ross, and in this pas. sides, magnif'd. His [Edward's] slack- toral is probably the same person that is styled nesse to redresse the corrupt clergie, old Damoetas, v. 36. When, in calm weather, and superstitious prætence of chas- not far from the English coast, the ship, a very titie.
crazy vessel, a fatal and perfidious bark, struck on a rock, and suddenly sunk to the bottom with all that were on board, not one escaping, Aug. 10, 1637. King was now only twenty
five years old. He was perhaps a native of Ire. SCOTCH STORIES, OR RATHER BRI.
land. TISH OF THE NORTH PARTS.
At Cambridge, he was distinguished for his piety,
and proficiency in polite literature. He has
no inelegant copy of Latin iambics prefixed to xcvi. Athirco slain by Natholochus, whose a Latin comedy called Senile Odium, acted at
daughters he had ravish'l; and this Na- Queen's college, Cambridge, by the youth of
Nec flagra Megæræ ferrea horrendum into. xcvii. Dutse and Donwald. A strange story
Venena nulla, præter illa dulria xcviii. Haie, the plowman, who, with his two Ainoris ; atque his vim abstulere noxiam
sons that were at ploce, running to the bat- Casti lepores, innocua festivitas,
Public Verses of his time, He has a copy of What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore,
60 Of Latin elegiacs, in the Genethliacum Acad. When, by the rout that made the hideous roar, Cantabrig. Ibid. 1631. 4to. p. 39. Of Latin His goary visage down the stream was sent, iambics in Rex Redux, Ibid. 1633. 4to. p. 14.
Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore? See also ZYNNAIA, from Cambridge, Ibid.
Alas! what boots it with incessant care 1637, 4to. Signat. C. 3.]
To tend the homely, slighted, shepherd's trade,
Aud strictly meditate the thankless Muse?
Were it not better done, as others use,
To sport with Amaryllis in the shade,
Or with the tangles of Neæra's hair?
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise
(That last infirmity of noble mind)
71 Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear,
To scorn delights and live laborious days;
But the fair guerdon when we hope to find,
And think to burst out into sudden blaze,
Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears,
“ But not the 10
And slits the thin-spun life.
Phoebus replied, and touch'd my trembling ears; Unwept, and welter to the parching wind,
“ Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Without the meed of some melodious tear.
Nor in the glistering foil
Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies :
But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes, Begin, and somewhat loudly sweep the string.
And perfect witness of all-judging Jove; 81
As he pronounces lastly on each deed,
Of so much fame in Heaven expect thy meed.”
O fountain Arethuse, and thou honour'd food, And, as he passes, turn,
Smooth-sliding Mincius, crown'd with vocal reeds !
That strain I heard was of a higher mood :
But now my oat proceeds,
And listens to the herald of the sea
That came in Neptune's plea;
He ask'd the waves, and ask'd the felon winds,
What hard mishap bath doom'd this gentle swain?
And question'd every gust of rugged wings
And sage Hippotades their answer brings,
That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd;
The air was calm, and on the level brine
Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd.
It was that fatal and perfidious bark, 100
Built in the eclipse, and rigg'd with curses dark,
That sunk so low that sacred head of thice.
Next Camus, reverend sire, went footing slow,
His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge,
Inwrought with figures diin, and on the edge
“Ah! who hath reft“ (quoth he)" my dearest
(pledge? The willows, and the hazel copses green,
The pilot of the Galilean lake;
Two massy keys he bore of metals twain, 110
(The golden opes, the iron shuts amain,) As killing as the canker to the rose,
He shook his miter'd locks, and stern bespake: Or taint-worm to the weanling herds that graze,
“ How well could I have spard for thee young Or frost to fowers, that their gay wardrobe wear,
Enow of such, as for their bellies' sake
Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold?
Of other care they little reckoning make,
Than how to scrarnble at the shearers' feast,
And shove away the worthy bidden guest;
Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how
to hold Nor on the shaggy top of Mona high,
A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least Nor yet where Deva spreads her wizard stream:
That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! 121 Ay me! I fondly dream!
What recks it them? What need they? They Had ye been there--for what could that have