Poems, &c. written upon several occasions, and to several persons by Edmond Waller.
Waller, Edmund, 1606-1687.
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Of Her Majesty on New-years Day, 1683.

WHat Revolutions in the World have been,
How are we chang'd, since first we saw the Queen?
She, like the Sun, do's still the same appear,
Bright as She was at her Arrival here:
Time has Commission Mortals to impair,
But things Celestial is oblig'd to spare.
May ev'ry New-year find her still the same,
In Health and Beauty as She hither came;
When Lords and Commons with united Voice,
Th' Infanta nam'd, approv'd the Royal Choice:
Page  262 First of our Queens, whom not the King alone,
But the whole Nation lifted to the Throne.
With like Consent, and like Desert was crown'd
The Glorious Prince, that do's the Turk confound.
Victorious both; his Conduct wins the day,
And her Example chaces Vice away.
Thô louder Fame attend the Martial Rage;
'Tis greater Glory to Reform the Age.