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Oh, lull me, lull ' me, charming air,
My senses rock'd with wonder sweet !
Grief 4 who need s fear
And slumbering die,
1 « Lull, lull, lull.”
N. B. The variations in the text of this song are taken from
a copy in Bishop Sancroft's MS. collection of poetry in the Bodleian Library, dated 1647, to which Strode's name is subjoined. The printed copy is anonymous.
Was born in 1600, and in 1614 sent to Christ Church,Oxford,
where he was afterwards made a student. Having taken the degree of A. M. and entered into orders, he became a celebrated preacher, and published several sermons (Vide Wood's Ath. Vol. I. p. 598.) He wrote “ The Levite's Revenge, containing Poeticall Meditations upon the 19th and 20th chapters of Judges” (a sort of heroic poem,) 1628, and “ The Tragedie of Lodovick Sforza, Duke of Millan.” Both were reprinted with a few occasional verses in 1633, 12mo.
Upon our vain Flattery of Ourselves, that the suc
ceeding Times will be better than the former.
How we dally out our days !
Never was there morning yet
Which man's folly did not soon
Nay, the young ones in the nest
But suppose that he is heard,
Sooner shall the wandering star
Be it joy, or be it sorrow,
That, we do suppose again,
Will increase our joy ; and so Events, the which we cannot know, We magnify, and are (in sum) Enamour'd of the time to come..
Well, the next day comes, and then
(Till the forehead often have
SIR KENELM DIGBY..
This celebrated English philosopher was born in 1603, and
entered a commoner at Gloucester Hall, Oxford, in 1618, where he remained two years, and was pronounced "the “ Mirandula of his age.” The succeeding events of his life are to be found in all our biographical dictionaries. He died at his house in Covent Garden in 1665, having been a convert to popery for the last twenty years of his life. His works are carefully enumerated by Wood, (Ath. Vol. II. p. 351,) who calls him the “magazine of 6 all arts.” The poem from which the following lines are extracted is attributed to him in a miscellany called “ Wit's Interpreter,” 167 1, though it is elsewhere ascribed to Sir H. Wotton, under whose name it is printed in Mr Headley's collection.
Fame, honour, beauty, state, trains, blood, and