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Of chaf'd wild Boars, or ruffl'd Porcupines.
Sams. I know no Spells, use no forbidden Arts; My trust is in the living God who gave me At my Nativity this strength, diffus'd No less through all my finews, joints and bones, Than thine, while I presery'd these locks unshorn, The pledge of my
unyiolated vow. For proof hereof, if Dagon be thy god, Go to his Temple, invocate his aid With solemnest devotion, spread before him How highly it concerns his glory now To frustrate and diffolve these Magick spells, Which I to be the power of Israel's God Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test, Offring to combat thee his Champion bold, With th’utmost of his Godhead seconded : Then thou shalt see, or rather to thy sorrow Soon feel, whose God is strongest, thine or mine.
Har. Presume not on thy God, what e'er he be, Thee he regards not, owns not, hath cut off Quite from his people, and deliver'd up Into thy Enemies hand, permitted them To put out both thine eyes, and 'fetter'd send thee
Into the common Prison, there to grind
Sams. All these indignities, for such they are
Har. Fair honour that thou dost thy God, in trusting He will accept thee to defend his cause, A Murtherer, a Revolter, and a Robber. [me these?
Sam. Tongue-doughty Giant, how dost thou prove
Har. Is not thy Nation subject to our Lords? Their Magistrates confeft it, when they took thee
As a League-breaker and deliver'd bound
powers thee only seeking, To others did no violence nor spoil.
Sams. Among the Daughters of the Philistins I chose a Wife, which argu'd me no foe; And in your City held my Nuptial Feast: But
your ill-meaning Politician Lords, Under pretence of Bridal friends and guests, Appointed to await me thirty Spies, Who threatning cruel death constrain’d the Bride To wring from me and tell to them
secret, That foly'd the riddle which I had propos'd. When I perceiy'd all set on enmity, As on my enemies, where ever chanc'd, I us’d hostility, and took their spoil To pay my underminers in their coin. | My Nation was subjected to
Is well ejected when the Conquer'd can.
Th’unworthier they; whence to this day they serve,
force: These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant Though by his blindness maim'd for high attempts, Who now defies thee thrice to single fight, As a petty enterprise of small enforce.
Har. With thee a man condemn'd, a Slave enrol'd, Due by the Law to capital punishment ? To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.
Sams.Cam'st thou for this,vain boaster,to survey me, To descant on my strength, and give thy verdict ? Come nearer, part not hence so slight inform’d;
But take good heed my hand survey not thee.
Har. O Baal-zebub! can my ears unus'd Hear these dishonours, and not render death?
Samf. Noman with-holds thee, nothing from thy Fear I incurable; bring up thy van,
[hand My heels are fetter'd, but my
filt is free. Har. This insolence other kind of answer fits.
Sams. Go baffl’d coward, lest I run upon thee, Though in these chains, bulk without spirit valt, And with one buffet lay thy structure low, Or swing thee in the Air, then dash thee down To th’ hazard of thy brains and shatter'd sides.
Har. By Astaroth e'er long thou shalt lament These braveries in Irons loaden on thee.
Chor. His Giantship is gone somewhat crcst-fall'n, Stalking with less unconscionable strides, And lower looks, but in a sultrie chase.
Sams. I dread him not, nor all his Giant-brood, Though fame divulg'd him Father of five Sons All of Gigantick fize, Goliab chief.
Chor. He will directly to the Lords, I fear, And with malitious counsel ftir them
up Some way or other farther to afflict thce.