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Ear hope ! earth's dowry, & heavn's debt!

The entity of those that are not yet. Subtlest, but surest beeing! Thou by whom Our nothing has a definition !

Substantiall shade! whose sweet allay

Blends both the noones of night & day. Fates cannot find out a capacity

Of hurting thee.
From Thee their lean dilemma, with blunt horn,
Shrinkes, as the sick moon from the wholsome morn.

Rich hope ! love's legacy, under lock
Of faith! still spending, & still growing stock !
Our crown-land lyes above yet each meal brings
A seemly portion for the sonnes of kings.

Nor will the virgin joyes we wed

Come lesse unbroken to our bed, Because that from the bridall c[h]eek of blisse

Thou steal’st us down a distant kisse. Hope's chast stealth harmes no more joye's maidenhead Then spousall rites prejudge the marriage bed.

Fair hope ! our earlyer heav'n by thee Young time is taster to eternity. Thy generous wine with age growes strong, not sowre. Nor does it kill thy fruit, to smell thy Aowre.

Thy golden, growing, head never hangs down

Till in the lappe of loves full noone
It falls ; and dyes ! o no, it melts away

As does the dawn into the day.
As lumpes of sugar loose themselves; and twine
Their supple essence with the soul of wine.


Fortune? alas, above the world's low warres
Hope walks ; & kickes the curld heads of conspiring starres.
Her keel cutts not the waves where These winds stirr,
Fortune's whole lottery is one blank to her.

Sweet hope ! kind cheat! fair fallacy by thee

We are not WHERE nor What we be,
But What & Where we would be. Thus art thou
Our absent PRESENCE, and our future Now.
Faith's sister! nurse of fair desire !
Fear's anti[dot]e! a wise & well-stay'd fire!
Temper twixt chill despair, & torrid joy!
Queen Regent in yonge love's minority!

Though the vext chymick vainly chases

His fugitive gold through all her faces ;
Though love's more feirce, more fruitlesse, fires assay

One face more fugitive then all they ;
True hope's a glorious hunter & her chase,
The God of nature in the feilds of grace.



ET EPIGRAMMATA, Quæ scripsit Latina & Græca, Dum Aula Pemb. Alumnus fuit,

Collegii Petrensis Socius.

Editio Secunda, Auctior & emendatior.

Eίνεκεν ευμαθίης πινυτόφρονος, ήν ο Μελιχρός

"Ήσκησεν, Μουσών άμμιγα και Χαρίτων.


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CANT A BRIGIÆ, Ex Officina Joan. Hayes, Celeberrimæ Academiæ

Typographi. 1670.

Luc. 18.

Pharisæus & Publicanus.

Νδρες, ιδού, (ετέροισι νόοις) δύω ιρον εσήλθον

Τήλοθεν ορρωδεί κείνος ο φρικαλέος, 'Αλλ' ο μεν ως σοβαρός νηού μυχόν εγχύς κάνει

Πλείον ο μεν νηού, πλείον ο δ' είχε θεού.

MAR C. 12. 44.

Obolum viduæ.

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MATTH. 28.

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