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Love. 'Tis done! 'tis done! I've found it out
Britain's the world the world without.
the eye of this great all.
That is, that you meant ALBION.
Love, thou art clear absolved.
[Sphynx retires with the Follies Love. Appear then, you my brighter charge,
And to light yourselves enlarge,
Do precipitate themselves.
3 Nor fate knew where to join, or how,
Non bene conveniunt, nec in una sede morantur
A Crown, a crown for Love's bright head,
Without whose happy wit
And we had died with it.
Then, Love, receive the due reward
Those Graces have prepar'd.
Thy merit, or their thanks envy.
CHORUS and GRACES.
To honour Love ?
That grace his nights.
They look like fair AURORA's streams.
Who now doth rise,
For where such beauty shines, is ever day.
The Masque Dance followed.
Which done, one of the Priests alone sung. i Priest. O what a fault, nay, what a sin
In fate, or fortune had it been,
Have redeem'd it?
No, no, no.
For losing these, you lost her too.
The Measures and Revels follow.
2 Priest. How near to good is what is fair!
Which we no sooner see,
Our senses taken be.
What ways we may deserve ;
We are not griev'd to serve.
The last Masque-Dance.
And after it, this full
What just excuse had aged Time,
His weary limbs now to have eased, And sate him down without his crime,
While every thought was so much pleased ! But he so greedy to devour
His own, and all that he brings forth,
Some object of the rarest worth.
Grand Chorus at going out. Now, now, gentle Love is free, and Beauty blest With the sight it so much long'd to see. Let us the Muses' priests, and Graces go to rest,
For in them our labours happy be.
Then, then, * * * music sound, and teach our feet,
How to move in time, and measure meet : Thus should the Muses' priests, and Graces go to rest
Bowing to the sun, throned in the west.
• Then, then, angry music sound.] This epithet is not very commonly applied to music: the poet seems to have used it instead of loud. WHAL.
It is unquestionably a misprint, (which I am unable to set right) and is one of the very few errors in this excellent old copy.