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2©2                              SONGS, ETC.
The years and the minutes are as one— The fly drops in his twilight mirth,
And the man, when his long day's work is done, Crawls to the self-same earth.
Great Father of each ! may our mortal day
Re the prelude of an endless May !
WALTON'S VERSIFICATION OF SOME OPINIONS OF DU BARTAS.
God (juickeu'd in the sea, and in the rivers,
So many fishes of so many features,
That in the waters we may see all creatures,
Even all that on the earth are to be found,
As if the world were in deep waters drown'd.
For sea9, as well as skies, have sun, moon, star9 ;
As well as air—swallows, rooks, and stares;
As well as earth—vines, roses, nettles, melons,
Mushrooms, pinks, gilliflowers, and many millions
Of other plants, move rare, more strange than these,
As very fishes, living in the seas ;
As also rams, calves, horses, hares, and hogs,
Wolves, urchins, lions, elephants, and dogs ;
Yea, men and maids; and, which I most admire,
The mitred bishop, and the cowled friar ;
Of which, examples, but a few years since,
Were shown the Norway and Polnnian prince.
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