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The tuneful Swans on gliding Rivers float,
These happy Isles, where endless Pleasures wait,
330 In th' other a prophetick Sive and Sheers.
The Dame by Divination knew that soon The Magus wou'd appear – and then begun : Hail, sacred Seer! thy Embassie I know, Wars must ensue, the Fates will have it so.
335 Dread Feats shall follow, and Disasters great, † Pills charge on Pills, and Bolus Bolus meet: Both Sides shall conquer, and yet Both shall fall; The Mortar now, and then the Urinal.
* This Stone reckoned fortunate; see the Hist. of Nat. Magick. † See the Allusion, Lucan.
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To Thee alone my Influence I owe;
Souls heav'nly born my faithless Boons defy;
The Tyber boasts his Julian Progeny,
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Canto V. When the still Night, with peaceful Poppies crown'd, Had spread her shady Pipions o'er the Ground; And slumb'ring Chiefs of painted Triumphs dream, While Groves and Streams are the soft Virgin's Theme. The Surges gently dash against the Shoar, Flocks quit the Plains, and Gally-Slaves the Oar. Sleep shakes its downy Wings o'er mortal Eyes, Mirmillo is the only Wretch, it flies. He finds no Respite from his anxious Grief; Then seeks, from this Soliloquy, Relief.
10 Long have I reigo'd unrival'd in the Town; Oppress'd with Fees and deafen'd with Renown. None e'er cou'd die with due Solemnity, Unless his Pass-port first were sign'd by Me. My arbitrary Bounty's undeny’d;
15 I give Reversions, and for Heirs provide. None cou'd the tedious Nuptial State support; But I, to make it easie, make it short.
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10 Soliloquy ' || relief. 1-4 12 And great as my Ambition's my Renown." Glutted with Fees, and mighty in Renown. 2-4 Cumber'd with Fees, and glutted with Renown. 13 None e'er cou'd die ] There's none can dye 14 14 were ] bel
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It set the discontented Matrons free,
But Discord, that still haunts with hideous Micn 25
Have I so often banish'd lazy Peace
40 And shall a Dastard's Cowardise prevent The War, so long I've labour'd to foment? No, 'tis resolv’d, he either shall comply, Or I'll renounce my wan Divinity.
With that, the Hag approach'd Mirmillo's Bed, 45 And taking Querpo's meager Shape, She said; 20 Ransom l_4
21 And [Then 2–4] shall so useful a Machin as Il-' || then ) now 22 Engage in civil Broyls, I know not why?1_4 23 straight 2-4 24 Character, and ] Honour, and my 27–28 O'reheard Mirmillo reas'ning in his Bed; Then raging inwardly the Fury said ; 1—- || peevish ] sullen 29 banisht 1-4 31 S-3_4 South W' || S-lock 1—S-8 S-k* Sherlock W 33 my ) the W ' || Fer--son 1 Ferguson W!
11. W 1 39 To curse ] Tembroyl l." || Cry, 42 War 1 - + || long,
At Noon of Night I hasten to dispel
60 All shou'd, reply'd the Hag, their Talent learn; The most attempting oft the least discern. Let P-h speak, and V-k write, Soft Acon court, and rough Caecinna fight: Such must succeed; but when th' Enervate aim
65 Beyond their Force, they still contend for Shame, Had C– printed nothing of his own. He had not been the S-fold o' the Town. Asses and Owls, unseen, their Kind betray, 47 I come, altho' at Midnight, to dispel, 1-4 At dead o' Night 6 49–50 I dream't, but now, my Friend, that you were by, Methought I saw your Tears, and heard you sigh. 1-6 51 Threats 1
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Wou'd be but too impertinent to hide.
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