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A FRAGMENT, from the Italian;
Addressed to a young Lady, at Florence, who did not

understand English.
HEN, in your language, I, unskill'd, address

The short-pac'd efforts of a trammeld Muse;
Soft Italy's fair critics round Me press,

And my mistaking passion thus accuse.
Why, to our tongue's disgrace, does thy dumb love

Strive, in rough sound, soft meaning to impart?
He must select his words who speaks to move,

And point his purpose at the hearer's heart.
Then laughing they repeat my languid lays

Nymphs of thy native clime, perhaps—they cry,
For whom thou hast a tongue, may feel thy praise;

But we must understand ere we comply!
Do thou, my soul's soft hope, these triflers awe!

Tell them, 'tis nothing, how, or what, I write
Since love from silent looks can language draw,

And scorns the lame impertinence of wit.

CONTENTS

C O N T E N T S

OF

THE

THIRD VOLUME,

SAMS

67

.

AMSON Agonistes

page 1 Poems on several Occasions On the death of a fair Infant dying of a cough 71 At a Vacation Exercise in the College

75 On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

79 The Passion

89 On Time

92 Upon the Circumcision

93 At a Solemn Mufic

94 An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester

95 Song. On May Morning

97 On Shakespear On the University Carrier

98 166;

99 Another on the same

ibid. L'Allegro

101 Il Penseroso

106 Arcades A Mask

117 Lycidas

159 The

II 2

The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1. English'd On the new forcers of conscience under the Long Parliament

168 Sonnets

169 To the Nightingale

abid. On his being 'arrived to the age of 23

173 When the assault was intended to the city ibid. To a virtuous young Lady

174 To the Lady Margaret Ley

ibid. On the detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises

175 On the same

176 To Mr. H. Lawes on his Airs

ibid. On the religious memory of Mrs. Catharine Thomson

177 To the Lord General Fairfax

178 To the Lord General Cromwell

ibid. To Sir Henry Vane the younger

179 On the late Massacre in Piemont

180 On his blindness

ibid. To Mr. Lawrence To Syriac Skinner To the same

- ibid. On his deceased Wife Psalms

185 Joannis Miltoni Londinensis Poemata

229 Elegiarum liber primus

231 Elegia Prima. Ad Carolum Deodatum

ibid. Elegia Secunda. In obitum Præconis Academici Cantabrigienfis

234 3

Elegia

181

182

183

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Epitaphium Damonis

287 Ad Joannem Rousium Oxoniensis Academiæ Biblio. thecarium

295 Ad Christinam, Suecorum reginam

299 Translation from Toland's life of Milton ibid. A Fragment

300

THE END OF MILTON'S POEMS.

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