Billeder på siden
PDF
ePub

Animi dotibus ita Annos anteverterat,
Ut in ipsâ lingua infantiên spíyaw776,

Eaque ætate Magister Artium,
Quâ vix alii Tyrones, esset.

Tam sagaci fuit Industriâ,
Ut horas etiam subcisivas utiliùs perderet
Quam pleriq; mortalium serias suas collocârunt.

Nemo rectiùs de se meruit,

Nemo sensit demissius;
Nihil eo aut excelsius erat, aut humilius.

Scriptis suis factisque

Sibi Uni non placuit,
Qui tam Calamo quàm Vitâ

Humano generi complacuerat.
Ita Labores pro Dei

sponsa, ipsóq; Deo exantlavit, Ut Cælum ipsum Ipsius Humeris incubuisse videretur.

Παραλληλίαν omnenm supergressus
Romanenses vicit, profligavit Genevates,

De Utrisque triumphârunt
Et veritas & HAMMONDUS :
Utrisque meritò triumphaturis,
Ab Hammondo victis, & Veritate.
Qualis Ille inter Amicos censendus erit,
Qui demereri sibi adversos vel Hostes potuit?

Omnes hæreses incendiarias

Atramento suo deleri maluit,
Quàm Ipsorum aut sanguine extingui,
Aut dispendio animæ expiari.

Cæli Indigena
Ed Divitias præmittebat,

Ut ubi Cor jam erat,
Ibi etiam thesaurus esset :

In hoc uno avarus,
Quòd prolixè Benevolus prodigâ manu erogavit,

Eternitatem in Fænore lucraturus.
Quicquid habuit, voluit habere,
Etiam invalidæ Valetudinis.

Ita habuit in deliciis non magis facere quam sufferre
Totam Dei Voluntatem, ut frui etiam videretur

Vel morbi Tædio.
Summam animi yanúunu testatum fecit

Hilaris frons & exporrecta:
Nusquam aliàs in Piliis Hominum
Gratior ex pulchro veniebat Corpore Virtus.

Omne jam tulerat punctum,

Omnium plausus :
Cùm Mors, quasi suum adjiciens Calculum,
Funesta Lithiasi terris abstulit

Cæli avidum,
Maturum Cælo.

Abi, Viator,

Pauca sufficiat delibâsse:
Reliqua seræ posteritati narranda restant,
Quibus pro merito enarrandis

Una ætas non sufficit.

BISHOP SANDERSON.

These confusions kept increasing, under different forms, each more ridiculous or more horrid than the other, till this miserable nation, now become the scorn and opprobrium of the whole earth, at length grew tired, rather than ashamed, of its repeated follies. In this temper they hastily recalled the Heir of the monarchy: and as the cause of all these miseries had been their insisting on unreasonable conditions from the crown, they did like men driven out of one extreme, who never take breath till they have plunged themselves into another, they strove to atone for their unjust demands upon the virtuous father, by the most lavish concessions to his flagitious son: who succeeded to the inheritance with all those advantages of an undefined prerogative, which an ambitious prince could wish for the foundation of an arbitrary system: A sad presage to the friends of liberty, that their generous labours were not yet at an end ! Indeed, within less than half a century, the old family projects, taken up again by the two last princes of this line, revived the public quarrel. But it was conducted under happier auspices, not by the assistance of sectARIES, but by the NATIONAL CHURCH; and concluded in the final establishment of a free constitution.

BISHOP WARBURTON.

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE Life of Bishop Sanderson, written by Isaac Walton in the eighty-fifth year of his age, is here printed intire from the third impression, prefixed to his Sermons, and bearing date 1686. It was first published in a somewhat less correct state, in the year 1678, and was then accompanied by some short Tracts, written by Sanderson, and a Sermon of Richard Hooker's, found in the Study of Bishop Andrews; circumstances which it is proper to mention, for the purpose of explaining some passages in the following Preface.

[blocks in formation]
« ForrigeFortsæt »