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These, thus degenerate, by themselves enslav'd? | And thou thyself seem'st otherwise inclind
Or could of inward slaves make outward free? Than to a worldly crown ; addicted more
Know therefore, when my seasou comes to sit lo contemplation and profound dispute,
On David's throne, it shall be like a tree As by that early action may be judg’d, (went'st
Spreading and overshadowing all the Earth ; When, slipping from thy mother's eye, thou
Or as a stone, that shall to pieces dash

Alone into the temple, there wast found
All monarchies besides throughout the world; Among the gravest rabbies, disputant
And of my kingdom there shall be no end : On points and questions fitting Moses' chair,
Means there shall be to this ; but what the means, | Teaching, not taught. The childhood shows
Is not for thee to know, nor me to tell.”

the man, To whom the tempter, impudent, replied. As morning shows the day: be famous then " I see all offers made by me how slight

By wisdom; as thy empire must extend, Thou valuest, because offer'd, and reject'st : So let extend thy mind o'er all the world Nothing will please the difficult and nice, In knowledge, all things in it comprehend. Or nothing more than still to contradict:

All knowledge is not couch'd in Moses' law, On the other side know also thou, that I

The Pentateuch, or what the prophets wrote: On what I offer set as high esteem,

The Gentiles also know, and write, and teach Nor what I part with mean to give for nought; To admiration, led by Nalure's light, All these, which in a moment thou behold'st, And with the Gentiles much thod must converse, The kingdoms of the world, to thee I give, Ruling them by persuasion, as thou mean'st ; (For, given to me, I give to whom I please,) Without their learning, how wilt thou with them, No trifle; yet with this reserve, not else,

Or they with thee, hold conversation meet? On this condition, if thou wilt fall down,

How wilt thou reason with them, how refute And worship me as thy superior lord,

'Their idolisms, traditions, paradoxes? (Easily done,) and hold them all of me;

Errour by his own arms is best evinc'd. For what can less so great a gift deserve ?” Look once more, ere we leave this specular Whom thus our Saviour answer'd with disdain.

mount, “ I never lik'd thy talk, thy offers less;

Westward; much nearer by southwest, behold; Now both abhor, since thou hast dar'd to utter Where on the Ægean shore a city stands, 'The abominable terms, impiolis condition: Built nobly, pure the air, and light the soil; But I endure the time, till which expir'd Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts Thou hast permission on me. It is written, And eloquence, native to famous wits The first of all commandments, Thou shalt | Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, worship

City or suburbani, studious walks and shades. The Lord thy God, and only him shalt serve;' See there the olive grove of Academe, And dar'st thou to the Son of God propound Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird To worship thee accursid ? now more accurs'd Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long; For this atteinpt, bolder than that on Eve, There fowery hill Hymettus, with the sound And more blasphemous; which expect to rue. Of bees'industrious murmur, oft invites The kingdoms of the world to thee were given ? To stu lious musing; there flissus rolls Permitted rather, and by thee usurp'd ;

His whispering stream: within the walls, then Other dovation none thou canst produce. The schools of ancient sages; his who bred If given, by whom but by the King of kings, Great Alexander to subdue the world, God over all supreme? if given to thee,

Lyceum there, and painted 3toa next : By thee how fairly is the giver now

There shalt thou hear and learn the secret power Repaid ! But gratitude in thee is lost

Of harmony, in tones and numbers bit Long since. Wert thou so void of fear or shame, By voice or hand; and various-measur'd verse, As offer them to me, the Son of God ?

Æolian charms and Dorian lyric odes

[sung To me my own, on such abhorred pact,

And bis, who gare them breath, but higher Iliat I fall down and worship thee as God? Blind Melesigenes, thence Homer callid, Get thee behind me; plain thou now appear'st Whose poem Phoebus challeng'd for his orn: That Evil-one, Satan for ever damn'd."

Thence what the lofty grare tragediads taught To whom the fiend, with fear abash'd, repli- In Chorus or lambic, teachers best “ Be not so sore offended, Son of God, [ed. Of moral prudence, with delight receiv'd Though sons of God both angels are and men, In brief sententious precepts, while they treat If I, to try whether in higher sort

Of fate, and chance, and change in human life, Than these thou bear’st that title, have propos'd High actions and high passions best describing : What both from men and angels I receive, Thence to the famous orators repair, Tetrarchs of fire, air, food, and on the Earth, Those ancient, whose resistiess eloquence Nations beside from all the quarter'd winds, Wielded at will that fierce democratie, God of this world invok'd, and world beneath : Shook the arsenal, and fulmin'd orer Greece Who then thou art, whose coming is foretold To Macedon and Artaxerxes' throne: To me most fatal, me it most concerns;

To sage Philosophy next lend thine ear, The trial hath indamag'd thee no way,

From Heaven descended to the low-roof'd house Rather more honour left and more esteem; Of Socrates; see there his tenement, Me nought advantag'd, missing what I aim'd. Whom well inspir’d the oracle pronounc'd Therefore let pass, as they are transitory, Wisest of men; from whose ruth issued forth The kingdoms of this world; I shall no more Mellifluous streams, that water'd all the schools Advise thee; gain them as thou canst, or not. Of academics old and uer, with those

[tier

Surnat'd Peripatetics, and the sect

Will far be found unworthy to compare Epicurean, and the Stoic severe ;

With Sion's songs, to all true tastes excelling, These bere revolve, or, as thou lik'st, at home, Where God is prais'd aright, and God-like men, Till time mature thee to a kingdom's weight; 'The Holiest of Holies, and his saints, These rules will render thee a king complete (Such are from God inspird, not such from thee,) Within thyself, much more with empire join'd.” Unless where moral virtue is express'd

To whom our Saviour sagely thus replied. By light of Nature, not in all quite lost. “ Think not but that I know these things, or Their orators thou then extoll'st, as those think

The top of eloquence; statists indeed, I know them not; not therefore am I short And lovers of their country, as may seem; Of knowing what I ought : he, who receives But herein to our prophets far beneath, Light from abore, from the fountain of light, As men divinely taught, and better teaching No other doctrine needs, though granted true;

The solid rules of civil government, But these are false, or little else but dreams, In their majestic unaffected style, Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm. Than all the oratory of Greece and Rome. The first and wisest of them all profess'd In thein is plainest taught, and easiest learnt, To know this only, that he nothing knew; What makes a nation happy, and keeps it so, The next to fabling fell, and smooth conceits; What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities fat; A third sort doubted all things, though plain These only with our law best form a king.” Others in virtue plac'd felicity, (sense; So spake the Son of God; but Satan, now But virtue join'd with riches and long life ;

Quite at a loss, (for all his darts were spent,) In corporal pleasure he, and careless ease ;

Thus to our Saviour with stern brow replied. The Stoic last in philosophic pride,

“Since neither wealth nor honour, arms nor By him call'd virtue; and his virtuous man,

arts, Wise, perfect in bimself, and all possessing Kingdom nor empire pleases thee, nor aught Eqnal to God, oft shames not to prefer,

By me propos'd in life contemplative As fearing God nor man, contemning all

Or active, tended on by glory or fame, Wealth, pleasure, pain or torment, death and life, What dost thou in this world. The wilderness Which, when he lists, he leaves, or boasts he For thee is fittest place; I found thee there, For all his tedious talk is but vain boast, [can, And thither will return thee; yet remember Or subtle shifts conviction to evade.

What I foretel thee, soon thou shalt have cause Alas! what can they teach and not mislead, To wish thou never hadst rejected, thus Ignorant of themselves, of God much more, Nicely or cautiously, my offer'd aid, [ease And how the world began, and how man fell Which would have set thee in short time with Degraded by himself, on grace depending? On David's throne, or throne of all the world, Much of the soul they talk, but all awry,

Now at full age, fulness of time, thy season And in themselves seek virtue; and to themselves When prophecies of thee are best fulfill'd. All glory arrogate, to God give none;

Now contrary, if I read aught in Heaven, Rather accuse him under usual names,

Or Heaven write aught of fate, by what the stars Fortune and Fate, as one regardless quite Voluminous, or single characters, Of mortal things. Who therefore seeks in these in their conjunction met, give me to spell, True wisdom, finds her not; or, by delusion, Sorrows, and labours, opposition, hate Par worse, her false resemblance only meets, Attend thee, scorns, reproaches, injuries, An empty cloud. However, many books, Violence and stripes, and lastly cruel death; Wise men have said, are wearisome; who reads A kingdom they portend thee, but what kingdom, Incessantly, and to his reading brings not Real or allegoric, I discern not s A spirit and judgment equal or superior,

Nor when; eternal sure, as without end, (And what he brings what needs he elsewhere without beginning; for no date prefix'd Uncertain and unsettled still remains, (seek?) Directs me in the starry rubric set.” Deep vers'd in books, and shallow in himself, So saying he took, (for still be knew his power Grade or intoxicate, collecting toys

Not yet expir'd,) and to the wilderness And triftes for choice matters, worth a sponge ;

Brought back the Son of Gud, and left him there, As children gathering pebbles on the shore. Feigning to disappear. Darkness vow rose, Or, if I would delight my private hours

As day-light sunk, and brought in lowering With music or with poem, where so soon

night, As in our native language, can I find

Her shadowy offspring; unsubstantial both,
That solace ? All our law and story strew'd Privation mere of light and absent day.
With hymns, our psalms with artful terins in- Our Saviour meek, and with untroubled mind
scrib'd,

After his aery jaunt, though hurried sore,
Our Hebrew songs and harps, in Babylon Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest,
That pleas'd so well our victor's ear, declare Wherever, under some concourse of sbades,
That rather Greece from us these arts deriv'd; Whose branching arms thick intertwin'd might
III imitated, while they loudest sing

shield The rices of their deities, and their own,

From dews and damps of night his shelter'd head; In fable, bymn, or song, so persona ing

But, shelter'd, slept in vain ; for at his head Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. The tempter watch'd, and soon with ugly dreams Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid Disturb'd his sleep. And either tropic now As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest,

'Gan thunder, and both ends of Heavea; lhe Thin sowa with aught of profit or delight,

clouds,

From many a horrid rift, abortive pour'd Not when it must, but when it may be best :
Fierce rain with lightning mix'd, water with fire If thou observe not this, be sure to find,
In ruin reconcil'd: nor slept the winds

What I foretold thee, many a hard assay
Within their stony caves, but rush'd abroad Of dangers, and adversities, and pains,
From the four hinges of the world, and fell Ere thou of Israel's sceptre get fast hold;
On the vex'd wilderness, whose tallest pines, Whereof this ominous night, that clus'd thee
Though rooted deep as high, avd sturdiest oaks, So many terrours, voices, prodigies, (round,
Bow'd their stiff necks, loaden with stormy blasts May warn thee, as a sure fore-going sign."
Or torn up sheer. I wast thou sbrouded then, So talk'd he, while the Son of God went on
O patient Son of God, yet only stood'st

And staid not, but in brief him answer'd thus : Unshaken ! Nor yet staid the terrour there; “Me worse than wet thou find'st not ; other Infernal ghosts and hellish furies round

harm

(none; Environd thee, some howl'd, some yell’d, some | Those terrours, which thou speak’st of, did me sbriek'd,

I pever fear'd they could, though noising loud Some bent at thee their fiery darts, while thou And threatening high: what they can do as sigma, Sat'st unappalPd in calm and sinless peace ! Betokening, or ill-boding, I contemn Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair As false portents, not sent from God, but thee; Came forth, with pilgrim steps, in amice gray ; Who, knowing I shall reign past thy preventin, Who with her radiant finger still'd the roar Obtrud'st thy offer'd aid, that I, accepting, Of thunder, chas'd the clouds, and laid the At least might seem to hold all power of thre, winds,

Ambitious spirit! and wouldst be thought my And grisly spectres, which the fiend had rais'd

God; To tempt the Son of God with terruurs dire. And storm'st refus'd, thinking to terrify And now the Sun with more effectual beams Me to thy will! desist, (thou art discern'd Had cheer'd the face of Earth, and dried the wet And toil'st in vain,) nor me in vain molest." From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the To whom the fiend, now swoln with rage, se birds,

[green,

plied. Who all things now behold more fresh and “ Then bear, O son of David, virgin-born, After a night of storm so ruinous,

For son uf God to me is yet in doubt; Clear'd up their choicest notes in bush and spray, ofthe Messiah I had heard foretold To gratulate the sweet return of morn.

By all the prophets; of thy birth at length, Nor yet, amidst this joy and brightest morn, Announc'd by Gabriel, with the first I knew, Was absent, after all his mischief done,

And of the angelic song in Bethlehem field, The prince of darkness; glac: would also seem On thy birth-night that syng thee Saviour bora Of this fair change, and to our Saviour came; From that time seldom have I ceas'd to eye Yet with no new device, (they all were spent,) Thy infancy, thy childhood, and thy youth, Rather by this his last affront resolvid,

Thy manhood last, though yet io private bred; Desperate of better course, to vent his rage Till at the ford of Jordan, whither all And mad despite to be so oft repellid.

Flock to the Baptist, I, among the rest, Him walking on a sunny hill he found,

(Though not to be baptiz'd,) by voice from Back'd on the north and west by a thick wood;

Heaven Out of the wood he starts in wonted shape, Heard thee pronounc'd the Son of God belor'd. And in a careless mood thus to him said.

Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer niet • Fajr morning yet betides thec, Son of God, And narrower scrutiny, that I might learn After a dismal night ; I heard the wrack, In what degree or meaning thou art callid As carth and sky would mingle; but myself The Son of God; which bears no single sense Was distant; and these flaws, though nortals The Son of God i also am, or was; fear thern

And if I was, I am; relation stands; As dangerous to the pillar'd frame of Heaven, All men are sons of God; yet thee I thought Or to the Earth's dark basis underneath,

In some respect far higher so declar'd: Are to the main as inconsiderable

Therefore I watch'd thy footsteps from that bou, And harmless, if not wholesome, as a sneeze And follow'd thee still on to this waste wild; To man's less universe, and soun are gone ; Where, by all best conjectures, I collect Yet, as being ost times noxious where thev light Thou art to be my fatal enemy: Oo man, beast, plant, wasteful and turbulent, Good reason then, if I before-hand seek Like turbulencies in the affairs of inen,

To understand my adversary, who Over whose heads they roar, and seem to point, And what he is; bis wisdom, power, intent: They oft fore-signify and threaten ill :

By parl or composition, truce or league, This tempest at this desert most was bent ; To win him, or wiu from bim what I can: Of men at thee, for only thou here dxell'st. And opportunity I here have had. Did I not tell thee, if thou didst reject

To try thee, sist thee, and confess have found tbge The perfect season cfferd with my aid

Proof against all temptation, as a ruck To win thy destin'rl seat, but wilt prolong Of adamant, and, as a centre, firm; All to the push of faie, pursue thy way

To the utmost of mere man both wise and good, Of gaining David's throne, no man knows ithen, Not inore; for honours, riches, kingdoins, glass, For both the when and how is no where told? Have been before contema'd, and may again, Thou shalt be what thon art ordain'd, no doubt ; Therefore, to know what more thou art than man, For angels bave proclaim'd it, but concealing Wortb naming Sou of God by voice from Hearts, The time and incans. Each act is rightiest done Another method I must know begi4."

So saying he caught him up, and, without wing Supplanted Adam, and, by vanquishing Of hippogrif, bore through the air sublime, Temptation, hast regain'd lost Paradise, Over the wilderness and o'er the plain,

And frustrated the conquest fraudulent. Till underneath them fair Jerusalem,

He never more henceforth will dare set foot The holy city, lifted high her towers,

In Paradise to tempt; his snares are broke : And higher yet the glorious temple rear'd Por, though that seat of earthly bliss be fail'd, Her pile, far off appearing like a mount

A fairer Paradise is founded now Of alabaster, topt with golden spires :

For Adam and his chosen sons, whom thou, There, on the highest pinnacle, he set

A Saviour, art come down to re-install, The Son of God; and added thus in scorn. Where they shall dwell secure, when time shall “There stand, if thou wilt stand; to stand of tempter and temptation without fear. [be, upright

But thou, infernal serpent ! shalt not long Will ask thee skill; I to thy Father's house Rule in the clouds like an autumnal star, Have brought thee, and highest placd: highest Or lightning, thou shalt fall from Heaven, trod is best :

down Now show thy progeny; if not to stand, Under his feet : for proof, ere this thou feel'st Cast thyself down; safely, if Son of God : Thy wound, (yet not thy last and deadliest: For it is written, • He will give command

wound, Concerning thee to his angels, in their hands By this repulse receiv'd, and hold’st in Hell They shall ap lift thee, lest at any time No triumph : in all her gates Abaddon rues Thoa chance to dash thy foot against a stone.' ” Thy bold attempt. Hereafter leam with awe

To whom thus Jesus: “Also it is written, To dread the Son of God : he, all unarm'd, * Tempt not the Lord thy God." He said, and Shall chase thee, with the terrour of his voice, stood :

From thy demoniac holds, possession foul, But Satan, smitten with amazement fell. Thee and thy legions : yelling they shall fly, As when Earth's son Antæus, (to compare

And beg to hide them in a herd of swine, Small things with greatest,) in Irassa strove Lest he command them down into the deep, With Jove's Alcides, and, oft foil'd, still rose, Bound, and to torment sent before their time. Receiving from his mother Earth new strength, Hail, Son of the Most High, heir of both worlds, Fresh from his fall, and fiercer grapple join'd, Queller of Satan! on thy glorious work Throttled at length in the air, expird and fell; Now enter; and begin to save mankind." So, after many a foil, the tempter proud,

Thus they the Son of God, our Saviour meek, Renewing fresh assaults, amidst his pride, Sung victor, and, from heavenly feast refresh'd, Fell whence he stood to see his victor fall: Brought on his way with joy; bé, unobserv'd, And as that Theban monster, that propos'd Home to his mother's house private return'd. Her riddle, and him who solv'd it not devour'd, 'That once found out and solvd, for grief and spite Cast herself headlong from the Ismenian steep ; So, struck with dread and anguish, fell the fiend, And to his crew, that sat consulting, brought

SAMSON AGONISTES, (Joyless triumphals of his hop'd success,)

A DRAMATIC POEM.
Rain, and desperation, and dismay,
Who durst so proudly tempt the Son of God.

ARISTOT. Poet. cap. 6.
So Satan fell; and straight a fiery globe
Of angels on full sail of wing flew nigh,
Who on their plumy vans receiv'd him soft

Τραγωδία μίμησις πράξεως σπεδαίας, και. τ. λ.
From his uneasy station, and upbore,
As on a floating couch, through the blithe air;

Tragedia 'est imitatio actionis seriæ, &c. per Then, in a flowery valley, set him down

misericordiam et meteum perficiens talium On a green bank, and set before bim spread

affectuum lustrationem. A table of celestial food, divine Ambrosial fruits, fetch'd from the tree of life,

OF THAT SORT OF DRAMATIC POEM WHICH IS And, from the fount of life, ambrosial drink,

CALLED TRAGEDY".
That soon refresh'd him wearied; and repair'd
What hunger, if aught hunger, had impair'd,

TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, Or thirst ; and, as he fed, angelic quires

hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and Sung heavenly anthems of his victory

most profitable of all other poems: therefore said Over temptation and the teinpter proud.

" True image of the Father; whether thron'd "Of that sort of dramatic poem, called Tragedy.) In the bosom of bliss, and light of light

Milton, who was inclin'd to Puritanism, had good Conceiving, remote from Heaven, enshrin'd reason to think, that the publication of his Sam. Ili fleshly tabernacle, and human form, son Agonistes would be very offensive to his bre. Wandering the wilderness; whatever place, thren, who held poetry, and particularly that of Habit, or state, or motion, still expressing the dramatic kind, in the greatest abhorrence. The Son of God, with God-like force endued And, upon this account, it is probable, that, in Against the attempter of thy Father's throne, order to excuse bimself from having engaged in And thief of Paradise ! him long of old

this proscribed and forbidden species of writing, Thou didst debel, and down from Heaven cast he thought it expedient to prefix to his play a With all his army; now thou tiasť avenged format defence of tragedy. WARTON,

or,

by Aristotle to be of power by raising pity and fable as may stand best with versimilitude and fear, or terrour, to purge the inind of those and decorum ; they only will best judge who are not such like passions, that is, to temper and reduce unacquainted with #schylus, Sophocles, and Enthem to just measure with a kind of delight, ripides, the three tragic poets unequalled yet by stirred up by reading or seeing those passions any, and the best rule to all who endeavour to well imitated. Nor is Nature wanting in her write tragedy. The circumscription of time, own effects to make good his assertiou: for so, in wherein the whole drama begins and ends, is acphysic, things of melancholic hue and quality cording to ancient rule, and best example, within are used against melancholy, sour against sour, the space of twenty-four hours. salt to remove salt humours. Hence philosophers and other gravest writers, as Cicero, Plutarch,

THE ARGUMENT. and others, frequently cite out of tragic poets, both to adorn and illustrate their discourse. The Samson, made captive, blind, and now in the Apostle Paul bimself thought it not unworthy prison at Gaza, there to labour as in a comto insert a verse of Euripides into the text of mon workhouse, on a festival day, in the geHoly Scripture, 1 Cor. xv. 33; and Paræus, neral cessation from labour, comes forth into Bommenting on the Revelation, divides the whole the open air, to a place nigh, somewhat retirbook as a tragedy, into acts distinguished each ed, there to sit a while and bemoan his condi. by a chorus of heavenly harpings and song be- tion. Where be happens at length to be vie tween. Heretofore men in highest dignity have sited by certain friends and equals of his tribe, laboured not a little to be thought able to com- which makes the Chorus, who seek to compose a tragedy. Of that honour Dionysius the fort bim what they cau; then by his old fa. elder was no less ambitious, than before of his ther Manoah, who endeavours the like, and attaining to the tyranny. Augustus Cæsar also witbal tells him his purpose to procure his lihad begun his Ajax, but unable to please his berty by ransom; lastly, that this feast was own judgment with what he had begun, left it proclaimed by the Philistines as a day of unfinished. Seneca, the philosopher, is by some thanksgiving for their deliverance from the thought the author of those tragedies (at least the hands of Samson, which yet more troubles best of them) that go under that name. Gregory bim. Manoah then departs to prosecute his Nazianzen, a father of the church, thought it endeavour with the Philistine Jordis for Sam. not unbeseeming the sanctity of his person to son's redemption; who in the mean while is write a tragedy,which is entitled Christ suffering. visited by other persons; and lastly by a pub This is mentioned to vindicate tragedy from the lic officer to require bis coming to the feast small esteem, or rather infamy, which in the before the lords and people, to play or show his account of many it undergoes at this day with strength in their presence ; be at first refuses, other common interludes; happening, through dismissing the public officer with absolute de the poet's errour of intermixing comic stuff with nial to come; at length, persuaded inwardly trazic sadness and gravity; or introducing tri- that this was from God, be yields to go along vial and vulgar persons, which by all judicious with him, who came now the second time with hath been counted absurd; and brought in with- great threatenings to fetch him : the Chorus out discretion, corruptly to gratify the people. yet remaining on the place, Manoab returns And though ancient tragedy use no prologue, full of joyful hope, to procure ere long bis son's yet using sometimes, in case of self-defence, or deliverance: in the midst of which discourse explanation, that which Martial calls an epistle; an Hebrew comes in haste, confusedly at first, in behalf of this tragedy coming forth after the and afterward more distinctly, relating the ancient manner, much different from what among catastrophe, what Samson had done to the us passes for best, thus much before-hand may Philistines, and by accident to himself; where: be epistled; that Chorus is here introduced with the tragedy ends. after the Greek manner, not ancient only but modern, and still in use among the Italians. In the modelling therefore of this poem, with good reason, the ancients and Italians are rather fol

THE PERSONS, lowed, as of much more authority and fame. SANSON. The measure of verse used in the Chorus is of all | MANOAH, the father of Samson. sorts, called by the Greeks Monostrophic, or Dalila, his wife, rather Apolelymenon, without regard had to Harapha of Gath, Strophe, Antistrophe, or Epode, which were a Public Officer. kind of stanzas framed only for the music, then Messenger. used with the Chorus that sung ; not essential to Chorus of Danites. the poem, and therefore not material; or, being divided into stanzas or pauses, they may be called

The Scene before the Prison in Gaza, Allæostropha. Division into act and scene referring chiefly to the stage (to which this work never was intended) is here omitted. It suffices if the whole drama be found not

Samson, (Attendant leading him.) produced beyond the fifth act. Of the style and A LITTLE onward lend thy guiding hand uniformity, and that commonly called the plot, To these dark steps, a little further on ; whether intricate or explicit, which is nothing for yonder bank hath choice of sun or shade: indeed but such economy, or disposition of the There I am wont to sit, when any chance

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