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The highest acts it could produce to show :
mechanic arts in public move, Whilst the deep secrets beyond practice go.
But when fresh laurels courted him to live :
As, near the center, motion doth increase ; "Till he, press’d down by his own weighty name, Did, like the vestal, under spoils decease.
The giant prince of all her watry herd; And th'ifle, when her protecting genius went, Upon his obsequies loud sighs conferr’d.
But faction now by habit does obey;
As winds for halcyons, when they breed at fea.
His name a great example stands, to show
Where piety and valour jointly go.
ASTRÆA REDU X.
A POEM on the happy RESTORATION and
RETURN of His Sacred Majesty CHARLES the Second, 1660.
Jam redit & virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna. Virg.
The last great age foretold by sacred rhimes
OW with a general peacetheworld was bleft,
While our's, a world divided from the rest,
And heaven, that seem'd regardless of our fate,
grow a lily to the lily's side,
Thus when the bold Typhoeus scald the sky,