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Then Ens is represented as father of the Predicaments his ten sons, whereof the eldest stood for Substance with his canons, which Ens, thus speaking, explains.
Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth
To find a foe it shall not be his hap,
The next QUANTITY and QUALITY spake in prose;
then RELATION was called by his name.
RIVERS arise ; whether thou be the son
[The rest was prose.]
94 indented] Sylvester's Du Bartas, D. 1. W. 1.
Our silver Medway which doth deepe indent
The flowerie meadowes of my native Kent.' Warton. 98 hallow'd] "holy Dee.' Randolph's Poems, p. 48, ed. 1640. Todd.
ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY.
This is the month, and this the happy morn,
That he our deadly forfeit should release,
That glorious form, that light unsufferable,
Forsook the courts of everlasting day,
19 sun's team] Henry IV. P. I. act iii. sc. 4. "heavenly-harness'd team.' Todd.
Hath took no print of the approaching light, 20 And all the spangled host keep watch in squadrons bright?
And join thy voice unto the Angel quire,
All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies;
23 star-led] •The starre-led sages that would Christ behold. Bancroft's Sec. B. of Epigrams, Ep. 228. Todd. Storer's Life of Wolsey, p. 21.
When wise magicians wandered far awide
To find the place of our Messiah's birth.' 23 wisards] Spenser's F. Q. iv. xii. 2. 'antique wisards. i. iv. 12. and strong advizement of six wizards old. Warton. The Syracusan wizard did invent.' Storer's Life of Wolsey, p. 12. And Fitz-Geffrey's Holy Raptures, p. 37. 17.
With her great Master so to sympathize ;
To hide her guilty front with innocent snow,
The saintly veil of maiden white to throw;
She crown'd with olive green, came softly sliding
With turtle wing the amorous clouds dividing; 50 And waving wide her myrtle wand, She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
No war, or battle's sound
The idle spear and shield were high up hung, 55