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• Audiit et Triviæ longe lacus, audiit amnis *All things are hush'd, as Nature's self lay Sulphurea Nar albus aqua, fontesque Velini,
[v. 516 ff.] The king of dykes, &c.]
Book III. *Fluviorum rex Eridanus,
7, 8. Hence
from the straw where Bed-quo non alius, per pinguia culta,
lam's Prophet nods, He hears loud Oracles, and In mare purpureum violentior influit amnis.
talks with Gods :) Virg. (Georg. 1. V. 482; iv. vv. 372, 3.]
'Et varias audit voces, fruiturque deorum Ver. 285. Then sighing thus, And am I now Colloquio.' Virg. Æn. VII. (vv. 91, 2.] threescore? &c.]
Ver. 15. A slipshod Sibyl &c.] '-Fletque Milon senior, cum spectat inanes •Conclamat Vates Herculeis similes, fluidos pendere lacertos.'
furens antro se immisit aperto.' Ovid [Met. xv. 229, 30).
Virg. [Æn. VI. vv. 259, 262.] Ver. 293. and call on Smedley lost; &c.] Ver. 23. Here, in a dusky vale &c.] 'Alcides wept in vain for Hylas lost,
• Videt Æneas in valle reducta Hylas, in vain, resounds thro' all the coast.'
amnem,' &c. Ver. 302. Not everlasting Blackmore]
Hunc circum innumeræ gentes, &c.' 'Nec bonus Eurytion prælato invidit honori,
Virg. Æn. vr. (vv. 703 ff.] &c.'
Virg. Æn. (VI. V. 44.] Ver. 24. Old Bavius sits, to dip poetic souls,]
Greater he looks, and more than Alluding to the story of Thetis dipping Achilles mortal stares:) Virg. Æn. Vi, of the Sibyl:
to render him impenetrable: 'majorque videri,
At pater Anchises penitus convalle virenti Nec mortale sonans.' [vv. 49, 5o.]
Inclusas animas, superumque ad lumen ituras, Ver. 346. Thence to the banks, &c.]
Lustrabat.' Virg. Æn. VI. (vv. 679–81.] Tum canit errantem Permessi ad flumina Gal- Ver. 28. unbar the gates of Light,] An Helum,
mistic of Milton. Utque viro Phoebi chorus assurrexerit omnis; Ver. 31, 32. Millions and millions—Thick Ut Linus hæc illi divino carmine pastor, as the stars, &c.] Floribus atque apio crines ornatus amaro,
*Quam multa in silvis autumni frigore primo Dixerit, Hos tibi dant calamos, en accipe, Lapsa cadunt folia, aut ad terram gurgite ab Musæ,
alto Ascræo quos ante seni &c.'
Quam multæ glomerantur aves, &c.' [Virg. Ecl. vi. vv. 64 ff.]
Virg. Æn. VI. (vv. 309 ff.] Ver. 380, 381. The same their talents... Each Ver. 54. Mix'd the Owl's ivy with the Poets prompt &c.]
bays,] 'Ambo florentes ætatibus, Arcades ambo,
'sine tempora circum Et certare pares, et respondere parati.'
Inter victrices hederam tibi serpere lauros.' Virg. Ecl. vii. (vv. 4, 5.]
Virg. Ecl. viii. (vv. 12, 13.] Ver. 382. And smit with love of Poetry and Ver. 61, 62. For this our Queen unfolds to Prate.]
vision true Thy mental eye, for thou hast much Smit with the love of sacred song.' to view:] This has a resemblance to that passage Milton (Par. Lost, Bk. III. V. 29).
in Milton [Par. Lost], Book xi. (vv. 411 ff.] where Ver. 384. The heroes sit, the vulgar form a
the Angel ring;)
"To nobler sights from Adam's eye remov'd 'Consedere duces, et vulgi stante corona.'
Then purg'd with Euphrasie and Rue Ver. 410. o'er all the sea of heads. ]
The visual nerve--for he ha nuch to see.' 'A waving sea of heads was round me spread, There is a general allusion in what follows to And still fresh streams the gazing deluge fed.' that whole Episode.
Blackm. Job. Ver. 117, 118. Happy!-had Easter never Ver. 418. And all was hush'd, as Folly's been!] self lay dead.] Alludes to Dryden's verse in the 'Et fortunatam, si nunquam armenta fuissent.' Indian Emperor (Act 11. Sc. 2. v. 1];
Virg. Ecl. vi. (v. 45.]
Ver. 127, 129.
Now look thro' Fate!-See all Strong without rage; without o'erfiowing, her Progeny, &c.]
full !' ‘Nunc age, Dardaniam prolem quæ deinde Ver. 177. Embrace, embrace, my sons! be sequatur
foes no more! Gloria, qui maneant Itala de gente nepotes,
'Ne tanta animis assuescite bella, Illustres animas, nostrumque in nomen ituras, Neu patriæ validas in viscera vertite vires: Expediam.' Virg. Æn. VI. (vv. 756 ff.] Tuque prior, tu parce-sanguis meus!' As Berecynthia, &c.]
Virg. Æn. VI. [v. 832 ff.] Felix prole virûm, qualis Berecynthia mater
Behold yon Pair, in strict emInvehitur curru Phrygias turrita per urbes, braces join'd;] Læta deûm partu, centum complexa nepotes, Illæ autem paribus quas fulgere cernis in armis, Omnes cælicolas, omnes supera alta tenentes.' Concordes animæ.' Virg. Æn. vi. (vv. 784 ff.]
Virg. Æn. VI. (vv. 826, 7.) Ver. 139. Mark first that Youth, &c.] 'Euryalus, forma insignis viridique juventa, Ille vides, pura juvenis qui nititur hasta, Nisus amore pio pueri.' Proxima forte tenet lucis loca.'
Virg. Æn. v. (vv. 295, 6.] Virg. Æn. vi. (vv. 760, 1.] Ver. 185. But who is he, &c.] Virg. Æn. VI
With all thy Father's virtues (vv. 808 ff.] questions and answers in this manner, blest, be born!) A manner of expression used by of Numa: Virgil, Ecl, viii. [v. 17.)
“Quis procul ille autem ramis insignis olivæ, “Nascere ! præque diem veniens, age, Lucifer.'
Sacra ferens ?-nosco crines, incanaque menAs also that of patriis virtutibus, Ecl. iv. (v. 17.) It was very natural to shew to the Hero, be
Learn ye Dunces! not to score fore all others, his own Son, who had already your God.] begun to emulate him in his theatrical, poetical, ‘Discite justitiam moniti, et non temnere divos.' and even political capacities. By the attitude in
Virg. [Æn. VI. V. 620.) which he here presents himself, the reader may
Ver. 244. And other planets] be cautioned against ascribing wholly to the Fa
solemque suum, sua sidera norunt.' ther the merit of the epithet Cibberian, which is
Virg. Æn. VI. [v. 641.) equally to be understood with an eye to the Son.
Ver. 246. Whales sport in wood's, and dolVer. 145. From the strong fate of drams if phins in the skies ;] thou get free,]
‘Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum.' 'si qua fata aspera rumpas,
Hor. (de Arte Poet. v. 30.) Tu Marcellus eris!'
Son? what thou seek'st is in thee:) Virg. Æn. VI. (vv. 882, 3.]
'(Quod petis in te est) Thee shall each ale-house &c.]
Ne te quæsiveris extra.' "Te nemus Anguitiæ, vitrea te Fucinus unda, Pers. (Sat. 1. v. 7. The first part of this seems Te liquidi flevere lacus.'
to be loosely quoted from Hor. Lib. I. Epist. xi. Virg. Æn. VIII. (vv. 759, 60.]
v. 29.] Virgil again, Ecl. x. [v. 13.)
Ver. 256. Wings the red lightning, &c.] *Illum etiam lauri, illum flevere myricæ, &c.' Like Salmoneus in Æn. VI. [vv. 586, 590, 1.) 'duo fulmina belli
‘Dum flammas Jovis, et sonitus imitatur Olympi.' Scipiadas, cladem Libyæ !'
'Nimbos, et non imitabile fulmen, Virg. Æn. vi. (vv. 842, 3.] Ære et cornipedum cursu simularat equorum' Ver. 166. And makes Night hideous]
Ver. 258. o'er all unclassic ground:) Al“Visit thus the glimpses of the moon, ludes to Mr Addison's verse, in the praises of Making Night hideous.'
And still I seem to tread on classic ground' on Denham, Cooper's Hill.
(Letter from Italy to Lord Halifax.) 'O could I flow like thee, and make thy As v. 264 is a parody on a noble one of the stream
same author in The Campaign; and v. 259, 260,' My great example, as it is my theme: on two sublime verses of Dr Y[oung). Tho' deep, yet clear; tho' gentle, yet not Ver. 319, 320. This, this is he, foretold be
ancient rhymes, Th' Augustus, &c.]
“Hic vir, hic est! tibi quem promitti sæpius Ver. 342. Stretch'd on the rack And heard audis,
&c.] Augustus Cæsar, divum genus; aurea condet
'Sedet, æternumque sedebit, Secula qui rursus Latio, regnata per arva Infelix Theseus, Phlegyasque miserrimus Saturno quondam.'
omnes Virg. Æn. vi. (vv. 791 ff.] Admonet.' Virg. (Æn. VI. v. 617 ff.] Saturnian here relates to the age of Lead, Ver. 355. grant me still to cheat ! O may thy mentioned book I. v. 26.
cloud still cover the deceit !] Ver. 340. And thro' the Iv'ry Gate, &c.]
Pulchra Laverna, Sunt geminæ Somni portæ; quarum altera Da mihi fallere... fertur
Noctem peccatis et fraudibus objice nubem.' Cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris
Hor. (Lib. I. Epist. XVI, vv. 60-2.] Altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, Ver. 383. Receiv'd each Demi-God, ] Sed falsa ad cælum mittunt insomnia manes.' ‘Emissumque ima de sede Typhoëa terræ Virg. Æn. VI. [vv. 893 ff.] Cælitibus fecisse metum; cunctosque dedisse,
Terga fugæ: donec fessos Ægyptia tellus
Ceperit.' Ovid [Metam. v. vv. 321 ff.]. Book IV.
Fair from its humble bed, &c. Ver. 54. Foy to great Chaos !]
nam'd it Caroline! 'Joy to great Cæsar.'
'Each Maid cry'd, charming ! and each Youth, The beginning of a famous old Song.
divine! Ver. 126. Admire new light &c.]
Now prostrate ! dead! behold that Caroline: 'The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, No Maid cries, charming! and no Youth, Lets in new light, through chinks that time has
divine !' made.'
These Verses are translated from Catullus, Waller. (Lines On his Divine Poems.] Epith. (vv. 39 ff.)
•Ut flos in septis secretus nascitur hortis, Ver. 142. Dropping with infant's blood, &c.]
Quam mulcent auræ, firmat Sol, educat imber, 'First Moloch, horrid King, besmear'd with
Multi illum pueri, maltæ optavere puellæ : blood
Idem quum tenui carptus defloruit ungui, Of human Sacrifice, and parents' tears.' Milton (Par. Lost, 1. vv. 392, 3].
Nulli illum pueri, nullæ optavere puellæ, &c.' Ver. 207. He, kingly, did but nod;]
Ver. 421. Of all thi enamel'd race,] The 'He, kingly, from his State poet seems to have an eye to Spenser, MuiopotDeclin'd not.'
mos. (vv. 17, 18.] Milton [Par, Lost, XI. V. 249, 50).
Of all the race of silver-winged Flies
Which do possess the Empire of the Air.' Ver. 210. is Aristarchus yet unknown?]
Ver. 427, 428. It fled, I follow'd, &c.] 'Sic notus Ulysses?'
'I started back, Virg. (Æn, II. V. 44.]
It started back; but pleas'd I soon return'd, ‘Dost thou not feel me, Rome?'
Pleas'd it return'd as soon.'
Milton [Par. Lost, iv. vv. 402, 3.] Ver. 215. Roman and Greek Grammarians,
Ver. 518. Which whoso tastes, forgets his &c.] Imitated from Propertius speaking of the former friends, Sire, &c.] Æneid. [Lib. 11. Eleg. xxv. vv. 65, 6.]
«Αυτίκ' άρ' εις οίνον βάλε φάρμακον, ένθεν έπινον Cedite, Romani scriptores, cedite Graii!
Νηπενθές τ' αχολόν τε, κακών επίληθον απάντων.” Nescio quid majus nascitur Iliade.'
Homer of the Nepenthe, Odyss. IV. (vv. 220, 1.] Ver. 284. A dauntless infant never scar'd
Ver. 622. Virg. Æn. XI. 664, 5. Warburton. with God.]
Ver. 637. As Argus' eyes, &c.] sine Dis animosus Infans.'
‘Et quamvis sopor est oculorum parte receptus, Hor. (Lib. i. Od. iv. V. 20.]
Parte tamen vigilat.'
"Vidit Cyllenius omnes
Ovid. Met. 1. (vv. 685, 6; 713, 4. ]
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