Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
The VOW. To the same.
WHy do you vex me with continual fears,
And force out needless Tears?
Why do you tell me I shall surely dye,
Since Courteous Heav'n, and I,
Both in one resolution do comply?
That whensoever you are fled, unkind;
I will not stay, I cannot stay behind.
Page 264If envious Fate must strike the Heart,
My better part,
Why shou'd this liveless lump of Clay
To mount the Skies to follow thee away?
Propitious Fate has spun
Both threds of Life in one;
I've made a Vow, yea I have sworn,
Nor will I fail (by Heav'n) to perform;
We'll travel both together to our long, long home.
In spite of Hell, to Heav'n we will glide,
And all the heavy World below deride,
Attended by Iove's Messengers on either side:
Not Charon's shabby Barge,
Shall have so great, so glorious a charge:
Apollo's Chariot shall us both transport,
With Mercury our Guide,
Above Moon, Stars, and Sun, we'll glide,
Till we arrive to Iove's Eternal Court,
There in Immortal State
Shall I on yours, and you on Iove's left hand be set.
Page 265Nay, further still our Glories shall extend,
You shall be worshipp'd as the God of Beauty,
To you shall Mortals pay all sacred Duty,
My Name shall signifie a Faithfull Friend;
Here shall our love no quarrels know, our joys no end.