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Of his strong soul, shall he
Leap at thy lofty face,
Once call’d a sun,
Till dearly thus vndone ; Chorus. Till thus triumphantly tam'd (0 ye two Twinne synnes !) and taught now to negotiate you.
205 1 Kinge. Thus shall that reuerend child of Light, 2 Kinge. By being scholler first of that new Night,
Come forth great master of the mystick Day; 3 Kinge. And teach obscure mankind a more close way
By the frugall negatiue light
To read more legible Thine originall ray;
Maintaining 'twixt Thy World and oures
215 A mutuall trade
'Twixt sun and shade,
Borrowing Day and lending Night. 219 1 Kinge. Thus we, who when with all the noble powres
That (at Thy cost) are call'd, not vainly, ours :
We vow to make braue way
For being show'd by this Day's light, how farr
NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. The title in 1648 edition is simply ·A Hymne for the Epiphanie. Sung as by the three Kings. Except the usual slight changes of orthography, the following are all the variations between the two texts necessary to record : and I give with them certain corrective and explanatory notes :
Line 25, indifferent is=impartial, not as now cerned.'
Line 52, 1648 edition misprints "his't' for kis't. In the 51st line the bright idol' is the sun. Line 83, ib. reads. thy' for this.'
95, ' a guilded horn.' Cf. Juvenal, Satire x.
99, ib. is given to 3d King. Throughout we have corrected a number of slips of the Paris printer in his figures. Line 108, ib. spells “to' for · too.'
117, 'deliquium'--swoon, faint. In chemistry=melting.
122, 1648 edition reads his' for “this ;' and I have adopted it. Line 143, ib. reads 'deere :' a misprint.
155, ib. reads "domesticks.'
195, ib. reads. what' for that,' and in next line ‘his' for “this,' of 1652: both adopted. Line 212, · legible' is -- legibly.
224 and onward, in 1648 is printed • least,' in our text (1652) 'lest.' Except in line 224 it is plainly = last, and so I read it in 231st and 237th.
At least to play
225 In peep and proffer at Thy sparkling throne; 33 king. In stead of bringing in the blissfull prize
And fastening on Thine eyes :
Engles; anıl slutt our eyes that we may see.
Chorus] Therfore to Thee and Thine aluspitious ray
(Dread Sweet :) lo thus
At last by vs,
Thus he undresses
210 Ilis sacred vnshorn tresses ;
At Thy a orice feet, thus he layos down I Ringe Ilis gorgeous tire
Of llame and fire, kimp. IIis glittering robe, 3 King. His sparkling Crown;
215 Ting. Ilis gold: ? Kim. Hlis mirrh: 3 in