8 Ai SOPS FABLES. Hard as the Adamantine gates of Hell, Mount with that Fifti enchanted by a ipell, LciTen to a Lark Then take your Mark, (e) This hath been obferv'd a na- And on M hard Marble break th'obdurate ftiell. tural policy in the Eagle. Vlinj in his Natui al tultory,lngcnium ejv ei Hjtitrt-dines captas frantere e fublimi iacien-do ; When the Bugle has ftWd upon This coun/el pleas'd the Feather'd King : who ftraight Tortoifes , and caught them up with her Talons, fietkrows them dtvnfrom aloft 'Bove Clouds and winged Tempefts made a flight : i to breaks their fids. He confirms this by the manner of ^fchylus the Poet's So high he fbar'd,till Earth's magnetick force death: Qua firs interemit Peetam JEfchylum, prtdittam fatis, tttferunt, rjtrs diet rptinitm fect:ra cccli fide caven- Would not have hinder'd to the Starrs his courie ten,; It vas the fortune of the Poet jEfchylus to die by fucha means ; fir Then let the Scollop fall,where its own weight when he was foretold that it was hit de-flinjto die upon fuch day by fomefhing Made a wide paflage to the lufhious Freight. falling ufon his head, he, thinking to prevent that, got firth that d*y into a fff _/ f*r f*~n*. Lintilr r.v trfip Soon as the hungry Daw perceiv'd the prize, great openpLun, J.tr]romhojt or tree, frefuminguf-OHthe clear *nd*p,Sk>e : Howbeit an Eagle let fall a Tortsi/e, He ftood not to confult, but in he flics; Which lighting u-on his Head, d.i/h'dcut his brains. This Story is more fully And ftraight did eat related by Valerius Maximus lib. 9. cap. 12. The Delicate, Then to the fheltring wood for /afety hies. W^hen th'Eagle this from Heavens bright arches faw, With a deep figh he faid; Ah treacherous Daw! By fair pretence, and counfel feeming good, Thou haft depriv'd me of my dainty food. Thus cunning Foxes ufe the Lyon's Paw; And by thefe Arts Sub/efts from Princes draw Soveraignty to themfervs: the Monarch's wing Muft be ftretch'd out to his own ruining ; No other power So high can towre, 'Tis the King only muft deftroy the King. Moral. Let Princes of the heft Advice beware, Nor trull the greedy, they ft ill treacherous are: Subje&i to Kings Exchequers have no may, Vnlefs themfelvs deliver up the Key. Fab.