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Milk-white Hind, immortal and unchang’d,
Fed on the lawns, and in the forest rang’d; Without unspotted, innocent within, She fear'd no danger, for the knew no fin. Yethad the oft been chas'd with horns and hounds, And Scythian shafts ; and many winged wounds Aim'd at her heart; was often forced to fly, And doom'd to death tho fated not to die.
Not so her young; for their unequal line
restrain'd By fovereign power
company Grin'd as they pass’d, and with a glaring eye Gave gloomy signs of secret enmity. 'Tis true, she bounded by, and trip'd fo light, They had not time to take a steady fight.
For truth has such a face and such a mien,
The bloody bear, an independent beast,
shame; So lurk'd in fects unseen. With greater guile False reynard fed on consecrated spoil : The graceless beast by Athanasius first Was chas'd from Nice, then by Socinus
His impious race their blasphemy renew'd,
What weight of antient witness can prevail,
was gone, My pride struck out new sparkles of her own. Such was I, such by nature still I am ; Be thine the glory, and be mine the shame. Good life be now my task : my doubts are done: What more could fright my faith, than three in one?
Can I believe eternal God could lie
1 Disguis’d in mortal mold and infancy? That the great Maker of the world could die? And after that trust my imperfect sense, Which calls in question his omnipotence Can I my reason to my faith compel? And shall my fight, and touch, and taste Superior faculties are set aside ; Shall their subfervient
my guide? Then let the moon usurp the rule of day, ' And winking tapers Thew the fun his way ; For what
senses can themselves perceive; I need no revelation to believe. Can they who fay the host should be descry'd By sense, define a body glorify'd ? Impafsable, and penetrating parts ? Let them declare by what mysterious arts He shot that body thro the opposing might Of bolts and bars impervious to the light, And stood before his train confess’d in open
sight. For since thus wonderously he pass’d, 'tis plain, One single place two bodies did contain. And sure the same omnipotence as well Can make one budy in more places dwell.