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        ECLOGA:

In qua fæliciſſima hujuſce Regni conditio
ſub Regis noſtri fortiſſimi,

    Gulielmi & Mariæ

     Reginæ imperio Diſcribitur

        Tityrus. : Lycidas.

Tityrus.
DIC mihi quid cauſæ eſt, Lycida? Qui ſolus in agris
Errabas, mæſtis complens loca ſola querelis,
Frangere quiq; tuam jurabas ſæpe cituram,
Nunc lætum gracili carmen modularis avenâ.

Lycidas.
Tytire, tempus erat mihi cum nec cura peculí,
Nec ſpes libertatis erat, cùm dira turannis
Impoſuit miſeris juga non toleranda Britannis
Principis ad nutum leges ſervire coactæ
Regnabat noſtris ceu Rex Fraterculus oris
Servitium indocilis gens libera ferre, gemebat.
At nunc Saturni redierunt ſecula, regnat
Aſtræa, & toto ſurgit Gens aurea mundo:
Monſtrorum domitor, decus ævi, & gloria gentis
Humanæ, noſtris jam nunc dat jura Britannis;
Imperioq; regit populos parere volentes.
Nutrit rura quies, tuti cum matribus agni,
Errant, boſq; piger, ſecura perambulat arva.
Rex bonud, O Lycida, nobis hæc otia fecit.
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