I. BOOK I. CH. I. § 6.
Virgil, Æneid, vi. 7247.
THE HEAVEN and earth and all the liquid main,
|The moons bright globe and stars Titanian,|
|A spirit within maintains; and their whole mass|
|A mind, which through each part infused doth pass,|
|Fashions and works, and wholly doth transpierce|| 5|
|All this great body of the universe.|
II. BOOK I. CH. I. § 7.
Ovid, Metam. iv. 2268.
THE WORLD discerns itself, while I the world behold;
|By me the longest years and other times are told;|
|I, the worlds eye.|
III. BOOK I. CH. I. § 11.
Ovid, Trist. iii. vi. 18; and Juvenal, vii. 201.
GAINST fate no counsel can prevail.
|Kingdoms to slaves by destiny,|
|To captives triumphs given be.|
IV. BOOK I. CH. I. § 15.
Athenæus (? Agathon: cf. Ar. Eth. N. vi. 4).
FROM wisdom fortune differs far;
|And yet in works most like they are.|
V. BOOK I. CH. I. § 15.
Ovid, Remed. Am. 119.
WHILE fury gallops on the way,
|Let no man furys gallop stay.|
VI. BOOK I. CH. II. § 1.
Ovid, Metam. i. 768.
MORE holy than the rest, and understanding more,
|A living creature wants, to rule all made before;|
|So man began to be.|
VII. BOOK I. CH. II. § 3.
Marius Victor, de perversis suæ æt. moribus Epist. 3033.
DISEASES, famine, enemies, in us no change have wrought;
|What erst we were, we are; still in the same snare caught:|
| No time can our corrupted manners mend;|
| In vice we dwell, in sin that hath no end.|
VIII. BOOK I. CH. II. § 5.
Ovid, Metam. i. 4145.
FROM thence our kind hard-hearted is, enduring pain and care;
|Approving that our bodies of a stony nature are.|| 25|
IX. BOOK I. CH. II. § 5.
Albinovanus, Eleg. de ob. Mæc. 1134.
THE PLANTS and trees made poor and old
| By winter envious,|
| The spring-time bounteous|
|Covers again from shame and cold;|
|But never man repaired again|| 30|
| His youth and beauty lost,|
| Though art and care and cost|
|Do promise natures help in vain.|
X. BOOK I. CH. II. § 5.
Catull. Carm. V. 46.
THE SUN may set and rise;
|But we, contrariwise,|| 35|
|Sleep after our short light|
|One everlasting night.|
XI. BOOK I. CH. III. § 3.
Ovid, Metam. I. 612.
THE EAST wind with Aurora hath abiding
| Among the Arabian and the Persian hills,|
|Whom Phbus first salutes at his uprising.|| 40|
XII. BOOK I. CH. III. § 3.
Ovid, Metam. I. 1078.
THE JOYFUL spring did ever last, and Zephyrus did breed
|Sweet flowers by his gentle blast, without the help of seed.|
XIII. BOOK I. CH. IV. § 2.
Virgil, Æneid I. 4901.
THE AMAZON with crescent-formed shield
|Penthesilea leads into the field.|
XIV. BOOK I. CH. V. § 5.
Lucan, Pharsal. IV. 3738, 3801.
O WASTEFUL riot, never well content
| With low-priced fare; hunger ambitious|
|Of cates by land and sea far fetched and sent;|
| Vain glory of a table sumptuous;|
|Learn with how little life may be preserved.|
| In gold and myrrh they need not to carouse;|| 50|
|But with the brook the peoples thirst is served,|
|Who, fed with bread and water, are not starved.|
XV. BOOK I. CH. V. § 8.
John Cassam out of Orpheus, Fragm. L. from Etym. M.
FROM the earth and from thy blood, O heaven, they came,
|Whom thereupon the gods did giants name.|
XVI. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 3.
Anaxandr. Rhod. ap. Natal. Com. I. 7; p. 12, ed. 1612.
I SACRIFICE to God the beef which you adore;
|I broil the Egyptian eels, which you as God implore;|
|You fear to eat the flesh of swine; I find it sweet;|
|You worship dogs; to beat them I think meet,|
|When they my store devour.|
XVII. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 3.
Juvenal, XV. 911.
THE EGYPTIANS think it sin to root up or to bite
|Their leeks or onions, which they serve with holy rite.|
| O happy nations, which of their own sowing|
| Have store of gods in every garden growing!|
XVIII BOOK I. CH. VI. § 4.
Ovid, Metam. I. 150.
ASTRÆA last of heavenly wights the earth did leave.
XIX. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 4.
Cornelius Severus, Ætna, 435.
THE GIANTS did advance their wicked hand
| Against the stars, to thrust them headlong down;|
| And, robbing Jove of his imperial crown,|
|On conquered heavens to lay their proud command.|
XX. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 5.
Lycophron, Alexandr. 1200.
SATURN to be the fatter is not known,
|By being the grave and burial of his own.|| 70|
XXI. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 5.
Sibylla, III. p. 227, ed. Paris, 1599.
THINGS thus agreed, Titan made Saturn swear
| No son to nourish; which by reigning might|
|Usurp the right of Titans lawful heir.|
XXII. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 5.
Callim. [Greek] 8, 9.
THE CRETANS ever liars were; they care not what they say;
|For they a tomb have built for thee, O king that livest alway.|| 75|
XXIII. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 7.
Eurip. Fragm. Melanipp. vi. Dind.
HEAVEN and earth one form did bear;
|But when disjoined once they were|
| From mutual embraces,|
|All things to light appeared then;|
|Of trees, birds, beasts, fishes, and men|| 80|
| The still remaining races.|
XXIV. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 7.
Orpheus to Musæus; Fragm. I. from Just. Mart., Cohort. ad Gent. 15.
THEN marking this my sacred speech, but truly lend
|Thy heart thats reasons sphere, and the right way ascend,|
|And see the worlds sole king. First, He is simply one|
|Begotten of Himself, from whom is born alone|| 85|
|All else, in which Hes still; nor could it eer befall|
|A mortal eye to see Him once, yet He sees all.|
XXV. BOOK I. CH. VI. § 7.
Id. Fragm. vi. from Proclus.
THE FIRST of all is God, and the same last is He.
|God is the head and midst; yea, from Him all things be.|
|God is the base of earth and of the starred sky;|| 90|
|He is the male and female too; shall never die.|
|The spirit of all is God; the sun and moon and what is higher;|
|The king, the original of all, of all the end:|
|For close in holy breast He all did comprehend;|
|Whence all to blessed light His wondrous power did send.|| 95|
XXVI. BOOK I. CH. VII. § 2.
Ovid, Metam. XV. 2934.
BURA and Helice on Achaian ground
|Are sought in vain, but under sea are found.|
XXVII. BOOK I. CH. VII. § 3.
Virgil, Æneid, viii. 31823.
SATURN descending from the heavens high,
| Fearing the arms of Jupiter his son,|
|His kingdom lost, and banished, thence doth fly.|| 100|
| Rude people on the mountain tops he won|
|To live together, and by laws; which done,|
| He chose to call it Latium.|
XXVIII. BOOK I. CH. VII. § 3.
Virgil, Æneid, viii. 328.
THEN came the Ausonian bands and the Sicanian tribes.
XXIX. BOOK I. CH. VII. § 7.
Ovid, Fasti, i. 1034.
THE ANCIENTS called me Chaos; my great years
|By those old times of which I sing appears.|
XXX. BOOK I. CH. VIII. § 3.
Tibull. Eleg. I. vii. 20.
TYRUS knew first how ships might use the wind.
XXXI. BOOK I. CH. VIII. § 3.
Lucan, Pharsal. IV. 1315.
THE MOISTENED osier of the hoary willow
| Is woven first into a little boat;|
|Then, clothed in bullocks hide, upon the billow|| 110|
| Of a proud river lightly doth it float|
| Under the waterman:|
| So on the lakes of overswelling Po|
| Sails the Venetian; and the Briton so|
| On the outspread ocean.|| 115|
XXXII. BOOK I. CH. VIII. § 4.
Apollon. Rhod. Argonaut. II. 10046.
THE CHALYBES plough not their barren soil,
| But undermine high hills for iron veins;|
|Changing the purchase of their endless toil|
| For merchandize, which their poor lives sustains.|
XXXIII. BOOK I. CH. VIII. § II. 2.
Ovid, Fasti, II. 28990.
THE ARCADIANS the earth inhabited
|Ere yet the moon did shine, or Jove was bred.|
XXXIV. BOOK I. CH. X. § 2.
Ovid, Metam. IV. 578.
SEMIRAMIS with walls of brick the city did enclose.
XXXV. BOOK I. CH. X. § 7.
Sedulius, I. 22631.
AH! wretched they that worship vanities,
| And consecrate dumb idols in their heart;|
|Who their own maker, God on high, despise,|| 125|
| And fear the work of their own hands and art!|
|What fury, what great madness, doth beguile|
| Mens minds, that man should ugly shapes adore,|
|Of birds or bulls or dragons, or the vile|
| Half-dog, half-man, on knees for aid implore!|| 130|
XXXVI. BOOK I. CH. XI. § 7.
Cic. De Divin. II. 56, et al.
IF Crsus over Halys go,
|Great kingdoms he shall overthrow.|
XXXVII. BOOK I. CH. XI. § 8.
Lucretius, II. 545.
WE fear by light, as children in the dark.
XXXVIII. BOOK II. CH. VI. § 4.
Æschylus, P. V. 45661.
BUT fortune governed all their works, till when
| I first found out how stars did set and rise,|| 135|
|A profitable art to mortal men.|
| And others of like use I did device:|
| As letters to compose in learned wise|
|I first did teach, and first did amplify|
|The mother of the Muses, Memory.|| 140|
XXXIX. BOOK II. CH. VI. § 5.
Ovid, Metam. I. 3223.
NO man was better nor more just than he,
|Nor any woman godlier than she.|
XL. BOOK II. CH. VII. § 3. 3.
Sidonius, Carm. xvii. 15, 16.
I HAVE no wine of Gaza nor Falerna wine,
|Nor any for thy drinking of Sareptas vine.|
XLI. BOOK II. CH. VII. § 4. 5.
Virgil, Georg. II. 448.
OF yew the Ituræans bows were made.
XLII. BOOK II. CH. VIII. § 1.
Virgil, Æneid, I. 72830.
THE QUEEN anon commands the weighty bowl,
|Weighty with precious stones and massy gold,|
|To flow with wine. This Belus used of old,|
| And all of Belus line.|
XLIII. BOOK II. CH. VIII. § 1.
Lucan, Pharsal. III. 2201.
PHNICIANS first, if fame may credit have,
|In rude characters dared our words to grave.|
XLIV. BOOK II. CH. VIII. § 1.
Diog. Laert. VII. 30.
IF a Phnician born I am, what then?
|Cadmus was so; to whom Greece owes|
| The books of learned men.|
XLV. BOOK II. CH. X. § 2.
Tibullus, I. vii. 18.
THE WHITE dove is for holy held in Syria Palestine.
XLVI. BOOK II. CH. XIII. § 3.
Ovid, Am. II. ii. 434.
HERE Tantalus in water seeks for water, and doth miss
|The fleeting fruit he catcheth at; his long tongue brought him this.|
XLVII BOOK II. CH. XIII. § 3.
Horace, Sat. I. i. 6870.
THE THIRSTING Tantalus doth catch at streams that from him flee;
|Why laughest thou? The name but changed, the tale is told of thee.|
XLVIII. BOOK II. CH. XIII. §
Natalis Com. p. 627, ed. 1612, out of Pindar, Ol. i. 6063.
BECAUSE that, stealing immortality,
|He did both nectar and ambrosia give|
|To guests of his own age to make them live.|
XLIX. BOOK II. CH. XIII. § 3.
Tibullus, I. iii. 756, out of Homer, Od. xi. 576.
NINE furlongs stretched lies Tityus, who for his wicked deeds
|The hungry birds with his renewing liver daily feeds.|
L. BOOK II. CH. XIII. § 3.
Ovid, Heroid, xvi. 17980.
STRONG Ilion thou shalt see with walls and towers high,
|Built with the harp of wise Apollos harmony.|
LI. BOOK II. CH. XIII. § 4.
Horace, Od. III. xvi. 111.
THE BRAZEN tower, with doors close barred,
|And watchful bandogs frightful guard,|
| Kept safe the maidenhead|
|Of Danae from secret love,|| 170|
|Till smiling Venus and wise Jove|
| Beguiled her fathers dread:|
|For, changed into a golden shower,|
|The god into her lap did pour|
| Himself and took his pleasure.|| 175|
|Through guards and stony walls to break|
|The thunderbolt is far more weak|
| Than is a golden treasure.|
LII. BOOK II. CH. XIII. § 8.
Lucretius, V. 3258.
IF all this world had no original,
| But things have ever been as now they are|| 180|
|Before the siege of Thebes or Troys last fall,|
| Why did no poet sing some elder war?|
LIII. BOOK II. CH. XIV. § 1.
Virgil, Æneid, III. 10412.
IN the main sea the isle of Crete doth lie,
|Whence Jove was born; thence is our progeny.|
|There is Mount Ida; there in fruitful land|| 185|
|An hundred great and goodly cities stand.|
|Thence, if I follow not mistaken fame,|
|Teucer, the eldest of our grandsires, came|
|To the Rhtean shores, and reigned there|
|Ere yet fair Ilion was built, and ere|| 190|
|The towers of Troy. Their dwelling-place they sought|
|In lowest vales. Hence Cybels rites were brought;|
|Hence Corybantian cymbals did remove;|
|And hence the name of our Idæan grove.|
LIV. BOOK II. CH. XIV. § 1.
Virgil, Æneid, III. 1638.
HESPERIA the Grecians call the place,
|An ancient fruitful land, a warlike race.|
|notrians held it; now the later progeny|
|Gives it their captains name, and calls it Italy.|
|This seat belongs to us; hence Dardanus,|
|Hence came the author of our stock, Iasius.|| 200|
LV. BOOK II. CH. XIV. § 1.
Virgil, Æneid, VII. 20511.
SOME old Auruncans, I remember well
|Though time have made the fame obscurewould tell|
|Of Dardanus, how born in Italy;|
|From hence he into Phrygia did fly.|
|And leaving Tuscane, where he erst had place,|| 205|
|With Corythus did sail to Samothrace;|
|But now enthronized he sits on high,|
|In golden palace of the starry sky.|
LVI. BOOK II. CH. XIV. § 1.
Horace, Od. IV. ix. 258.
MANY by valour have deserved renown
| Ere Agamemnon, yet lie all oppressed|| 210|
|Under long night, unwept for and unknown;|
| For with no sacred poet were they blest.|
LVII. BOOK II. CH. XXI. § 6.
Horace, Od. III. iv. 458.
WHO rules the duller earth, the wind-swollen streams,
|The civil cities and the infernal realms,|
|Who the host of heaven and the mortal band|| 215|
|Alone doth govern by his just command.|
LVIII. BOOK II. CH. XXII. § 6.
Ausonius, Epigr. CXVIII.
I AM that Dido which thou here dost see,
|Cunningly framed in beauteous imagery.|
|Like this I was, but had not such a soul|
|As Maro feigned, incestuous and foul.|| 220|
|Æneas never with his Trojan host|
|Beheld my face, or landed on this coast.|
|But flying proud Iarbas villainy|
|Not moved by furious love or jealousy|
|I did, with weapon chaste, to save my fame,|| 225|
|Make way for death untimely ere it came.|
|This was my end. But first I built a town,|
|Revenged my husbands death, lived with renown.|
|Why didst thou stir up Virgil, envious Muse,|
|Falsely my name and honour to abuse?|| 230|
|Readers, believe historians; not those|
|Which to the world Joves thefts and vice expose.|
|Poets are liars; and for verses sake,|
|Will make the gods of human crimes partake.|
LIX. BOOK II. CH. XXIII. § 4.
Horace, Od. III. xxiv. 3641.
NOR southern heat nor northern snow,
|That freezing to the ground doth grow,|
|The subject regions can fence,|
|And keep the greedy merchant thence.|
|The subtle shipmen way will find,|
|Storm never so the seas with wind.|| 240|
LX. BOOK II. CH. XXIII. § 5.
Horace, Od. IV. ii. 17, 18.
SUCH as like heavenly wights do come
|With an Elean garland home.|
LXI. BOOK II. CH. XXIV. § 1. (Compare No. LIV.)
Virgil, Æneid, I. 5303.
THERE is a land which Greeks Hesperia name,
| Ancient and strong, of much fertility;|
|notrians held it; but we hear by fame,|| 245|
| That, by late ages of posterity,|
| Tis from a captains name called Italy.|
LXII. BOOK II. CH. XXIV. § 5.
Juvenal, viii. 2725.
YET, though thou fetch thy pedigree so far,
|Thy first progenitor, whoeer he were,|
|Some shepherd was; or elsethat Ill forbear.|| 250|
LXIII. BOOK III. CH. VII. § 3.
Horace, Od. III. ii. 312.
SELDOM the villain, though much haste he make,
|Lame-footed vengeance fails to overtake.|
LXIV. BOOK IV. CH. I. § 5.
Horace, Od. III. xvi. 1315.
BY gifts the Macedon clave gates asunder,
|The kings envying his estate brought under.|
LXV. BOOK IV. CH. II. § 8.
Homer, Od. XVIII. 1356.
THE MINDS of men are ever so affected
|As by Gods will they daily are directed.|
LXVI. BOOK IV. CH. II. § 15.
Claudian in Eutrop. I. 3213.
OVER the Medes and light Sabæans reigns
| This female sex; and under arms of Queen|
|Great part of the Barbarian land remains.|
LXVII. BOOK V. CH. II. § 1.
Juvenal, VIII. 1212.
HAVE special care that valiant poverty
|Be not oppressed with too great injury.|
LXVIII. BOOK V. CH. VI. § 11.
Pausan. (VII) XII. vol. iii. p. 182, Siebelis.
ONE fire than other burns more forcibly;
| One wolf than other wolves does bite more sore;|
|One hawk than other hawks more swift doth fly;|
| So one most mischievous of men before,|| 265|
|Callicrates, false knave as knave might be,|
|Met with Menalcidas, more false than he.|
LXIX. BOOK V. CH. VI. § 12.
Juvenal, X. 967.
EVEN they that have no murderous will
|Would have it in their power to kill.|