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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,
Long have I reigo'd unrival'd in the Town;
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10 Soliloquy 1 || relief. 24 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 1A 14 were ] be 14
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It set the discontented Matrons free,
25 Those dire Abodes where Hymen once has been, O'er-heard Mirmillo's Anguish, then begun In peevish Accents to express her own.
Have I so often banish'd lazy Peace From her dark Solitude, and lov'd Recess?
30 Have I made S-th and Sh-ck disagree, And puzzle Truth with learn'd Obscurity ? And does my faithful F-son profess His Ardour still for Animosities? Have I, Britannia's Safety to insure,
35 Expos'd her naked, to be more secure? Have I made Parties opposite, unite, In monstrous Leagues of amicable Spight To curse their Country, whilst the common Cry Is Freedom, but their Aim, the Ministry?
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 1-4
21 And [Then 2–4] shall so useful a Machin as I 1-4 || then ] now 22 Engage in civil Broyls, I know not why? 123 straight 24 Character, and ] Honour, and my
27-28 O’reheard Mirmillo reas’ning in his Bed; Then raging inwardly the Fury said ; 14 || peevish ] sullen 29 banisht 1-4
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At Noon of Night I hasten to dispel Those Tumults in your pensive Bosom dwell. I dreamt but now I heard your heaving Sighs, Nay, saw the Tears debating in your Eyes. O that 'twere but a Dream! But Threats I find Low'r in your Looks, and rankle in your Mind. Speak, whence it is this late Disorder flows, That shakes your Soul, and troubles your Repose. Mistakes in Practice scarce cou'd give you Pain, 55 Too well you know the Dead will ne'er complain. What Looks discover, said the Homicide, Wou'd be a fruitless Industry to hide. My Safety first I must consult, and then I'll serve our suff'ring Party with my Pen.
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 o 49–50 I dream't, but now, my Friend, that you were by, Methought I saw your Tears, and heard you sigh. 51 Threats ]
52 Low'r ] Grief 1–4 Storms || rankle ] Tempests 1-4 Terror 53 disorder 1-4 55 Mistakes in ] Erroneus 1-4 56 ne're :58--62 lauten in 1-3:
Wou'd be but too impertinent to hide.
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