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  • 49.
    To the Immortal Memory and Friendship of That Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison

    The Turn


    Brave infant of Saguntum, clear
    Thy coming forth in that great year,
    When the prodigious Hannibal did crown
    His rage, with razing your immortal town.
    Thou looking then about
    Ere thou wert half got out,
    Wise child, didst hastily return,
    And mad'st thy mother's womb thine urn.
    How summed a circle didst thou leave mankind
    Of deepest lore, could we the centre find!



    The Counter-Turn


    Did wiser nature draw thee back
    From out the horror of that sack,
    Where shame, faith, honour, and regard of right,
    Lay trampled on?-the deeds of death and night
    Urged, hurried forth, and hurled
    Upon th' affrighted world?
    Sword, fire, and famine, with fell fury met,
    And all on utmost ruin set:
    As, could they but life's miseries foresee,
    No doubt all infants would return like thee.



    The Stand


    For what is life, if measured by the space,
    Not by the act?
    Or maskèd man, if valued by his face,
    Above his fact?
    Here's one outlived his peers
    And told forth fourscore years:
    He vexèd time, and busied the whole state,
    Troubled both foes and friends,
    But ever to no ends:
    What did this stirrer but die late?
    How well at twenty had he fall'n or stood!
    For three of his four score, he did no good.



    The Turn


    He entered well, by virtuous parts,
    Got up and thrived with honest arts:
    He purchased friends, and fame, and honours then,
    And had his noble name advanced with men;
    But, weary of that flight,
    He stooped in all men's sight
    To sordid flatteries, acts of strife,
    And sunk in that dead sea of life
    So deep, as he did then death's waters sup,
    But that the cork of title buoyed him up.



    The Counter-Turn


    Alas, but Morison fell young;-
    He never fell, thou fall'st, my tongue.
    He stood, a soldier to the last right end,
    A perfect patriot and a noble friend,
    But most a virtuous son.
    All offices were done
    By him, so ample, full, and round
    In weight, in measure, number, sound,
    As, though his age imperfect might appear,
    His life was of humanity the sphere.



    The Stand


    Go now, and tell out days summed up with fears,
    And make them years;
    Produce thy mass of miseries on the stage
    To swell thine age;
    Repeat of things a throng,
    To show thou hast been long,
    Not lived; for life doth her great actions spell,
    By what was done and wrought
    In season, and so brought
    To light: her measures are, how well
    Each syllab'e answered, and was formed how fair;
    These make the lines of life, and that's her air.



    The Turn


    It is not growing like a tree
    In bulk, doth make men better be,
    Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
    To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
    A lily of a day
    Is fairer far in May,
    Although it fall and die that night;
    It was the plant and flower of light.
    In small proportions we just beauties see;
    And in short measures life may perfect be.



    The Counter-Turn


    Call, noble Lucius, then for wine,
    And let thy looks with gladness shine:
    Accept this garland, plant it on thy head,
    And think, nay, know, thy Morison's not dead.
    He leaped the present age,
    Possest with holy rage,
    To see that bright eternal day,
    Of which we priests and poets say
    Such truths as we expect for happy men,
    And there he lives with memory: and Ben



    The Stand


    Jonson, who sung this of him ere he went
    Himself to rest,
    Or taste a part of that full joy he meant
    To have expressed
    In this bright asterism:
    Where it were friendship's schism,
    (Were not his Lucius long with us to tarry)
    To separate these twi-
    Lights, the Dioscuri,
    And keep the one half from his Harry.
    But fate doth so alternate the design,
    Whilst that in heaven, this light on earth must shine.



    The Turn


    And shine as you exalted are,
    Two names of friendship, but one star,
    Of hearts the union. And those not by chance
    Made, or indentured, or leased out t' advance
    The profits for a time.
    No pleasures vain did chime
    Of rhymes, or riots at your feasts,
    Orgies of drink, or feigned protests;
    But simple love of greatness and of good
    That knits brave minds and manners, more than blood.



    The Counter-Turn


    This made you first to know the why
    You liked, then after to apply
    That liking; and approach so one the t'other,
    Till either grew a portion of the other;
    Each stylèd by his end,
    The copy of his friend.
    You lived to be the great surnames
    And titles by which all made claims
    Unto the virtue: nothing perfect done,
    But as a Cary or a Morison.



    The Stand


    And such a force the fair example had,
    As they that saw
    The good and durst not practise it, were glad
    That such a law
    Was left yet to mankind;
    Where they might read and find
    Friendship in deed was written, not in words.
    And with the heart, not pen,
    Of two so early men,
    Whose lives her rolls were, and records,
    Who, ere the first down bloomèd on the chin
    Had sow'd these fruits, and got the harvest in. read more »

  • 50.
    Ode To Autumn

    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless
    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; read more »

  • 51.
    Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market

    Among the market greens,
    a bullet
    from the ocean
    depths, read more »

  • 52.
    To A Skylark

    Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
    Bird thou never wert,
    That from Heaven, or near it,
    Pourest thy full heart read more »

  • 53.
    An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland

    The forward youth that would appear
    Must now forsake his Muses dear,
    Nor in the shadows sing
    His numbers languishing. read more »

  • 54.
    BkI:XXX Ode To Venus

    O Venus, the queen of Cnidos and Paphos,
    spurn your beloved Cyprus, and summoned
    by copious incense, come to the lovely shrine
    of my Glycera. read more »

  • 55.
    The Progress of Poesy

    Awake, Aeolian lyre, awake,
    And give to rapture all thy trembling strings.
    From Helicon's harmonious springs
    A thousand rills their mazy progress take: read more »

  • 56.
    For The Fallen

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea. read more »

  • 57.
    Ode to Sadness

    Sadness, scarab
    with seven crippled feet,
    spiderweb egg,
    scramble-brained rat, read more »

  • 58.
    The Grasse-hopper

    <i>To My Noble Friend, Mr Charles Cotton</i>

    O thou that swing'st upon the waving ear
    Of some well-filled oaten beard, read more »

  • 59.
    Sapphics

    All the night sleep came not upon my eyelids,
    Shed not dew, nor shook nor unclosed a feather,
    Yet with lips shut close and with eyes of iron read more »

  • 60.
    An Ode to Himself

    Where dost thou careless lie,
    Buried in ease and sloth?
    Knowledge that sleeps doth die; read more »

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