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FABLES. (a) A)ax'% Shield deferv'd a peculiar dcfcriprion by the Prince of Poets, A)ix drew nigh, bearing a Tower-like Shield Of Brafs, with feven Hidej lin'd, by Tychius dreft, Of all the C...
Show more FABLES. (a) A)ax'% Shield deferv'd a peculiar dcfcriprion by the Prince of Poets, A)ix drew nigh, bearing a Tower-like Shield Of Brafs, with feven Hidej lin'd, by Tychius dreft, Of all the Curriers in rich //;/ the belt; He with feven Skim of Bullocks fed at Grafs. Cover'd his Shield; ore all a plate of Defended with tins Bread work, l,.x made Straight up to HMor, and thus threat- ning.faid. (e )Itfeemsto have been the opinion of the mients, that it was m the power of Magick to prefcrve men invulnerable .- forC%V<-m,in!i;s Hi-ftory of Pefoj>cHcf:u :.-!!s how Juno by Magical arts caus'd the Moon to defcendfrom Heaven, Which fill'J a Chdr with froth, out of which was brought forth a l.yon, uhofe Skin wa* impenetrable : Another Story there is to thef.ime purpofe recorded by ~ /<<,thus. where .fiA/,/ tells the Kins of/.riVhwtLerewTi certain (rv whofe inhabitants were not fe,vtrtl:cn two hundred N'yrndswhodied lour times offeknefs; bur molt commonly in the Wars kill'd either by Stones or Wood, for they were invulnerable by tecl. C/)!t creature lives in /,Y,V.v)eithtT 1 rugs Wi'!(n nre i:1 >[ verMTrfiin , vvlin 11 bei' * brought over in Rallafl from Et^Unri, and laid upon Irifli ground, they pjfp ready to expire; bu; being return'd, recover prefently . <>! whicli J have The Story thus is told, the Rattijh Prince A great Diviner, had Intelligence From occult Caufes^ that the dangerous Seas Muft be for/bok, and floating Palaces : His fliip next voyage would by Storms be loft : Therefore his black bands fwom to the next coaft On Bisket fafe; But Tybcrt by the way ( The Prince of Cats ) made him and it a prey, Slew on the fhore, and feafted on his head j He^with blood fated, leaves neglected bread, Of which black Aloujlapba after made his Targe, Like M Ajax lev en-fold fhield, but not fo large. His Motto was his Title and his Name Tranfpos'd into no coftive Anagram, Which from the Micean tongue we thus tranflate : The Parma^an affeffer, ftrotig, and great, r (,) Qharms Both Champions fcarcht, found free from fraud or They take their (lands, and pei/e their mighty Arms. At once loud Hornets found, at once they ftart; At once couch'd Spears,with equal Force and Art Clos'd Bevers met, ft ruck fire; at once they both Did backward kifs their mother Earth, though loth. But firft his nimble foot the Micean found : When King Frogmoreton as loath'd W Irijh ground His limbs had touch'd, lay on his back upright: Yet foon recovering, never Frog/an Knight Mule fuch a Charge; for with ftrange fury led At the firft blow, he leaps quite ore his head, Bearing his pond'rous Arms,his Sword and Targe. Nor was black Moyjiafha wanting in the Charge To fhew his wond'rouscourage, ftrength,and skill: For by the advantage of a rifing Hiil A Mole had wrought,he ftrikesj and though rheftroke /Vrould not have fej'd an Oxe, or cleft an Oak ; Yet
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jESOPS FABLES. Yet fuch it was, that had it took,, in blood His Soul had wander'd through the Stygian flood ; But miffing, the /oft air receivs the wound, xAnd ore and ore he tumbles to the...
Show more jESOPS FABLES. Yet fuch it was, that had it took,, in blood His Soul had wander'd through the Stygian flood ; But miffing, the /oft air receivs the wound, xAnd ore and ore he tumbles to the ground. Nor at th' advantage was Frogmoreton flack, But at one ;ump beftrides the Micearis back , Then gra/pinghim 'twixthis cold kneesjie /aid ; Robber of man, who now foallgive the ayd ? Foul Toad, /o Oberon plea/e, I fear not thee, Stout Mouflafba reply'd : then adively He backward caught the/hortarm'd King by th'wriits. And bore him on his (boulders round the Lifts; Lowd croaks fcale Heaven,then maugre all his ftrength. Regains his Sword, and threw him thrice his length. On equal tearms agen they battle joyn'd: Heroick Souls in narrow breafts confin'd! For the/e in Trojan wars, once Champions fierce With gallant Ads adorn'd great Homer's ver/e : After became Teftie Philo/bphers, And fought in hot di/putes, and learned ;arrs; Then WLyons, Bears, Coch^s, Bulls and brifly Hogs j Laft tran/migrated Schi/maticks, or Dogs: Where ere they meet,the war is dill renew'd, With lairing hatred and immortal feud. The King, whole Grandfire when it thunderd loud, 'jMongft fire and hail, dropt from a broken Cloud, And with an Hoaft of W Tondfo