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POEMATA.

HYMENEAL

ON THE MARRIAGE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE

OF WALES. *

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IGNARÆ nostrûm mentes, et inertia corda,
Dum curas regum, et sortem miseramur iniquam,
Quæ solio affixit, vetuitque calescere flammâ
Dulci, quæ dono divûm, gratissima serpit
Viscera per, mollesque animis lene implicat æstus;
Nec teneros sensus, Veneris nec præmia nôrunt,
Eloquiumve oculi, aut facunda silentia lingua:

Scilicet ignorant lacrymas, sævosque dolores, Dura rudimenta, et violentæ exordia flammæ;

* Printed in the Cambridge Collection, 1736, fol. In this Collection is also a Latin Copy of Hendecasyllables, by Horace Walpole; a short Copy by Thomas Ashton, the friend of Walpole, &c.; and there are some Greek verses by Richard Dawes, the author of Miscellanea Critica.'

V.1. “ Heu, vatum ignaræ mentes !” Virg. Æn. iv. 65. "s Teucrûm mirantur inertia corda," Æn. ix. 55.

V. 2. “ Sortemque animo miseratus iniquam," Æn. vi. 332. V. 4. “ Dono divûm gratissima serpit," Æn. ii. 269.

V. 6. • Nec dulces natos, Veneris nec præmia noris?” Æn. iv. 33.

V. 7. “ Vide Hor. Od. iv. i. 35. And Pope. Homer, b. xiv. ver. 252:

Silence that spoke, and eloquence of eyes.” And Fairfax. Tasso, iv. 85:

Dumb eloquence, persuading more than speech.”

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Scilicet ignorant, quæ flumine tinxit amaro
Tela Venus, cæcique armamentaria Divi,
Irasque, insidiasque, et tacitum sub pectore vulnus;
Namque sub ingressu, primoque in limine Amoris
Luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curæ ;
Intus habent dulces Risus, et Gratia sedem,
Et roseis resupina toris, roseo ore Voluptas :
Regibus huc faciles aditus; communia spernunt
Ostia, jamque expers duris custodibus istis
Panditur accessus, penetraliaque intima Templi.

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Tuque Oh! Angliacis, Princeps, spes optima

regnis, Ne tantum, ne finge metum : quid imagine captus Hæres, et mentem pictura pascis inani ? Umbram miraris : nec longum tempus, et ipsa Ibit in amplexus, thalamosque ornabit ovantes. Ille tamen tabulis inhians longum haurit amo

rem, Affatu fruitur tacito, auscultatque tacentem Immemor artificis calami, risumque, ruboremque

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V. 10. “ Bis flumine corporat tinguat,Ovid. Met. xii. 413. V. ll. "

Quidquid habent telorum armamentaria cceli," Juv. Sat. xiii. 83.

V. 12. This line, which is unmetrical, is so printed in the Cambridge Collection; and in Park's edition, without remark. The fault is probably in the author, and not in the printer; as the line is composed of two hemistichs of Virgil; Æn. xii. 336, “ Iræque, Insidiæque, Dei comitatus, aguntur; and Æn. iv. 67, “ Tacitum vivit sub pectore vulnus.”

Or perhaps a line is omitted, which should intervene. V. 14. This line is from Virgil, Æn. vi. 274:

“ Luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curæ.” V. 18. “ Quos dura premit custodia matrum," Hor. Ep. i. i. 22.

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Aspicit in fucis, pictæque in virginis ore:
Tanta Venus potuit; tantus tenet error amantes.

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Nascere, magna Dies, qua sese Augusta Bri

tanno
Committat Pelago, patriamque relinquat amanam;
Cujus in adventum jam nunc tria regna secundos
Attolli in plausus, dulcique accensa furore
Incipiunt agitare modos, et carmina dicunt:
Ipse animo sedenim juvenis comitatur euntem 35
Explorat ventos, atque auribus aëra captat,
Atque auras, atque astra vocat crudelia ; pectus
Intentum exultat, surgitque arrecta cupido;
Incusat spes ægra fretum, solitoque videtur
Latior effundi pontus, fluctusque morantes.

stanno Nascere, Lux major, qua sese AUGUSTA BriCommittat juveni totam, propriamque dicabit;

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V. 22. “ Atque animum picturâ pascit inani," Æn. i. 464.

V. 23. “ Nec longum tempus et ingens,” &c. Virg. Georg. ii. 80.

V. 30. “ Magnus ab integro sæclorum nascitur ordo,” Virg.
Ecl. iv. 5.

V. 31. “Commisit pelago ratem," Hor. Od. i. iii. 11.
V. 33. “Subitoque accensa furore,” Æn. iv. 697.
V. 35. “ Virum qui sic comitatur euntem?Æn. vi. 863.
V. 36. This line is from Virgil, Æn. iii. 514:

“ Explorat ventos, atque auribus aëra captat.”
V. 37. From Virg. Georg. iv. 495 : “ Crudelia retro Fata
vocant. Æn. v. 138: “Laudumque arrecta cupido.'

V. 41, - Nascere, præque diem veniens age, Lucifer, almum," Virg. Ecl. viii. 118.

V. 42. “Connubio jungam stabili, propriamque dicabo," Virg. Æn. i. 73.

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At citius (precor) Oh! cedas melioribus astris ; Nox finem pompæ, finemque imponere curis Possit, et in thalamos furtim deducere nuptam ; Sufficiat requiemque viris, et amantibus umbras : Adsit Hymen, et subridens cum matre Cupido Accedant, sternantque toros, ignemque ministrent; Ilicet haud pictæ incandescit imagine formæ Ulterius juvenis, verumque agnoscit amorem.

Sculptile sicut ebụr, faciemque arsisse venustam Pygmaliona canunt: ante hanc suspiria ducit, Alloquiturque amens, flammamque et vulnera nar

rat;

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Implorata Venus jussit cum vivere signum, Fæmineam inspirans animam ; quæ gaudia sur

gunt, Audiit ut primæ nascentia murmura linguæ, Luctari in vitam, et paulatim volvere ocellos

V. 44. So in Gray's Epistle from Sophonisba:

“ Pompæ finis erat. Totâ vix nocte quievi.” V. 46. “On the position of the “ que,' see Burman. Virgil, Æn. vi. 395.

V. 47. “Pró Venus, et tenerâ volucer cum matre Cupido," Ov. Met. ix. 481.

V. 50. “ Veros exponit amores,” Ovid. Met. x. 439, “ Ve. ros parce profitemur amores,” Ovid. Art. Am. ii. 639. V. 51 is from Ovid. Met. x. 247: “ Interea niveum mira feliciter arte

Sculpit ebur; formamque dedit, qua foemina nasci
Nulla potest: operisque sui concepit amorem:
Virginis est veræ facies, quam vivere credas;
Et, si non obstet reverentia, velle moveri:
Ars adeo latet arte sua. Miratur, et haurit

Pectore Pygmalion simulati corporis ignes."
V. 56. “ Sed parvæ murmura linguæ,” Oy. Met. xii. 49.

Sedulus, aspexitque novâ splendescere flammâ; Corripit amplexu vivam, jamque oscula jungit Acria confestim, recipitque rapitque; prioris Immemor ardoris, Nymphæque oblitus eburneæ.

Tho. GRAY, Pet. Coll.

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LUNA HABITABILIS. *

Dum Nox rorantes, non incomitata per auras
Urget equos, tacitoque inducit sidera lapsu;
Ultima, sed nulli soror inficianda sororum,
Huc mihi, Musa; tibi patet alti janua cæli,
Astra vides, nec te numeri, nec nomina fallunt. 8
Huc mihi, Diva veni; dulce est per aperta serena
Vere frui liquido, campoque errare silenti;

V. 59. “Excipis amplexu, feliciaque oscula jungis,” Ov. Ep. xviii. 101. And Met. X. 256: “Oscula dat, reddique putat; loquiturque tenetque.” V. 61. “ Sit conjux opto, (non ausus,

eburnea virgo, Dicere Pygmalion,) similis mea, dixit eburneæ.”.

Ov. Met. x. 275. * This copy of verses was written by desire of the College, in 1737. It has never been printed, but in the “ Musæ Etonenses,” vol. ii. p. 107; and has not there the name of the author. It is referred to in Mason's Memoirs; a copy of verses on the subject, “ Planetæ sunt habitabiles,” is in the same work. See also in V. Bourne's Poems, p. 261, 4to.

V. 2. “ Tacito lapsu,” Claudian, xxii. 430. And xxxi. 40: Tacito defluxit fistula lapsu.V. 4. “ Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis.”

Virg. Æn. vi. 127. V. 7.

Ver inde serenum
Protinus, et liquidi clementior aura favoni.”

Claudian, i. 272.

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