Several poems compiled with great variety of wit and learning, full of delight wherein especially is contained a compleat discourse, and description of the four elements, constitutions, ages of man, seasons of the year, together with an exact epitome of the three by a gentlewoman in New-England.
Bradstreet, Anne, 1612?-1672.
His father dead, Nirus begins his reign,
Transfers his seat to the Assyrian plain;
And mighty Nineveh more mighty made,
Whose Foundation was by his Grand-sire laid.
Four hundred forty Furlongs wall'd about,
On which stood fifteen hundred Towers stout.
Page 71The walls one hundred sixty foot upright,
So broad three Chariots run a brest there might.
Upon the pleasant banks of Tygris floud
This stately Seat of warlike Ninus stood:
This Ninus for a God his Father canonized,
To whom the sottish people sacrifi•ed.
This Tyrant did his Neighbours all oppress,
Where e're he warr'd he had too good success.
Barzanes the great A•m•nia• King
By force and fraud did under Tribute bring.
The Median Country he did also gain,
Thernus their King he caused to be slain;
An Army of three millions heled out
Against the Bactrians (but that I doubt)
Zor•aster their King he likewise flew,
And all the greater Asia did subdue.
Semiramis from Menon did he take
Then drown'd himself, did Menon for her sake.
Fifty two years he reign'd, (as we are told)
The world then was two thousand nineteen old.