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But Fate and Jove had stopp'd the Baron's Ears.
si : THE
RAPE of the Lock
In vain Thalestris with Reproach affails,
All side in Parties, and begin th? Attack ;
*So when bold Homet makes the Gods engage, And heav'nly Breasts with human Passions
rage ; 'Gainst Pallas, Mars, Latona, Hermes Arms; And all Olympus rings with loud Alarms. Jove's Thunder roars, Heav'n trembles all around; Blue Néptiine storms, the bellowing Deeps resound
[gives way Earth shakes her nodding Tow’rs, the Ground And the pale Ghosts start at the Flash of Day !
Triumphant Umbricl on a Sconce's Height : Clapt his glad Wings, and fate to view the Fight, Propt on their. Bodkin Spears-the Sprights survey The growing Combat, or assist the Fray.
Homer, Il. 20
While thro' the Press enrag'd Thaleftris flies,
Those Eyes are made so killing was his last:
As bold Sir Plume had drawn Clarisa down,
+ Now Yove suspends his golden Scales in Air, Weighs the Mens Wits against the Lady's Hair;
* A Song in the Opera of Camilla,
vid. Homer, Il. 22. Virg. Æn. 12,
The doubtful Beam long nods from side to side;
Sec fierce Belinda on the Baron Alies,
i With more than usual Lightning in her Eyes; Nor fear’d the Chief th’unequal Fight to try, Who fought no more than on his Foe to die. But this bold Lord, with manly Strength endu'd,
Now meet thy Fate, th' incens'd Virago cry'd, And drew a deadly Bodkin from her side. (* The fame, his ancient Personage to deck, Her great great Grandfire wore about his Neck
* In Imitation of the Progress of Agamemnon's Scepter in Homer, 1l. 2.