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Quando tu vaga parli, o lieta canti
Che mover possa duro alpestre legno
Guardi ciascun agli occhi, ed agli orecchi L'entrata, chi di te si truova indegno;
Grazia sola di su gli vaglia, inanti
Qual in colle aspro, al imbrunir di sera
L'avezza giovinetta pastorella
Che mal si spande a disusata spera
Cosi Amor meco insù la lingua snella
Mentre io di te, vezzosamente altera,
E'l bel Tamigi cangio col bel Arno.
Amor lo volse, ed io a l'altrui peso
Deh! foss' il mio cuor lento e'l duro seno
Ridonsi donne e giovani amorosi
L'immortal guiderdon d'eterne frondi
Canzon dirotti, e tu per me rispondi
DIODATI, e te'l.dirò con maraviglia,
Quel ritroso io ch'amor spreggiar solea
Gia caddi, ov'huom dabben talhor s'impiglia.
M'abbaglian sì, ma sotto nova idea
Portamenti alti honesti, e nelle ciglia
Parole adorne di lingua piu d'una,
E’l cantar che di mezzo l'hemispero
E degli occhi suoi avventa si gran fuoco
Per certo i bei vostrocchi, Donna mia
Esser non puo che non sian lo mio solo
Per l'arene di Libia chi s'invia,
Da quel lato si spinge ove mi duolo,
Chiaman sospir; io non so che si sia :
Scosso mi il petto, e poi n'uscendo poco.
Quivi d' attorno o s'agghiaccia, o s'ingiela;
Tutte le notti a me suol far piovose
GIOVANE piano, e semplicetto amante
Poi che fuggir me stesso in dubbio sono,
Farò divoto; io certo a prove tante
De pensieri leggiadro, accorto, e buono;
S'arma di se, e d'intero diamante;
Di timori, e speranze al popol use
Quanto d'ingegno, e d'alto valor vago,
ON HIS BEING ARRIVED TO THE AGE OF
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stol'n on his wing my three and twentieth year!
But my late spring no bud or blossom show'th.
That I to manhood am arrived so near,
That some more timely-happy spirits iudu'th.
It shall be still in strictest measure even
To that same lot, however mean or high,
All is, if I have grace to use it so,
1 This sonnet was written at Cambridge, and sent in a letter to friend
WHEN THE ASSAULT WAS INTENDED TO THE CITY.'
Whose chance on these defenceless doors may seizo,
Guard them, and him within protect from harms.
That call fame on snch gentle acts as these
Whatever clime the sun's bright circle warms.
The great Emathian conqueror? bid spare
The house of Pindarus, when temple and tow'r
Of sad Electra's poet3 had the pow'r
TO A VIRTUOUS YOUNG LADY.
Wisely hast shunn’d the broad way and the green,
I Written when the King's troops had arrived at Brentford, and London expected an immediate attack.
? Alexander. He suffered the house
Euripides. When Lysander had taken
“Some say he reilly did, in the Conn-
with the ground, and the spot on which It stood turned to pasturaçe.
“ Afterwards, however, when the general officers met at an entertainment, a musician of Pbocis happened to begin & chorus in the Electra' of Euripides, the first lines of which are these "Unhappy daughter of the great
Atrides,* Thy straw-crowned palace I approach.' “The whole company were greatly moved at this incident, and could not help reflecting how barbarous a thing it would be to rise that noblo city, which had
The better part with Mary' and with Rath!
Chosen thou hast; and they that overween, And at thy growing virtues fret their spleen, No anger find in thee, but pity and ruth. Thy care is fix’d, and zealously attends
To fill thy odorous lamp with deeds of lights
And hope that reaps not shame. Therefore be sure Thou, when the bridegroom with his feastful friends
Passes to bliss at the mid hour of night,
TO THE LADY MARGARET LEY..
Of Eugland's Council, and her Treasury,
And left them both, more in himself content,
Broke him, as that dishonest victory
Killd with report that old man eloquent.?
father flourish'd, yet by you,
That all both judge you to relate them trae,
produced so many great and illustrious men."-PLUTARCH, Lire of Lyxanılcr.
Thus Athens was spared, but in cruel mockery. The Spartan collected all the musicians in the city; and pulled down the fortifications, and burned the Athenian ships, to the sound of their instruments.
i Luke x, 12.
$ Milton used frequently to visit this lady, who married Captain Hobson, o the Isle of Wight.
6 Earl of Marlborough, Lord Higt Treasurer, and Lord Prosident of the Council to King James I. Parliament was dissolved the 10th of March, 1628–9; be died on the 14th, but at an advanced age.-NEWTON.
Isocrates, the orator', who could not rurvive the ruin of his cuatrr. ranes was gained by Philip of Maoudon