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Friendly together : so through Lud's town march :
Ere bloody hands were wash'd, with such a peace. .
queen; to 118 ť
Although the victor, we submit to Cæsar,
Sooth. The fingers of the powers above do tune
Laud we the gods ;
Set on there :
peace we'll ratify; seal it with feasts.
- Never was a war did cease,
SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD
BY MR. WILLIAM COLLINS.
Soft maids and village hinds shall bring
And rifle all the breathing spring.
No wailing ghost shall dare appear
To vex with shrieks this quiet grove ; But shepherd lads assemble here,
And melting virgins own their love. No wither'd witch shall here be seen,
No goblins lead their nightly crew : The female fays shall haunt the green,
And dress thy grave with pearly dew. The red-breast oft at evening hours
Shall kindly lend his little aid,
To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain,
In tempests shake the sylvan cell ; Or midst the chace on every plain,
The tender thought on thee shall dwell. Each lonely scene shall thee restore ;
For thee the tear be duly shed: Belov'd, till life could charm no more ;
And mourn'd till pity's self be dead.
SATURNINUS, son to the late Emperor of Rome, and
afterwards declared Emperor himself. BASSIANUS, brother to Saturninus ; in love with
against the Goths.
brother to Titus.
sons to Titus Andronicus.
mans. Goths, and Romans.
TAMORA, Queen of the Goths.
Kinsmen of Titus, Senators, Tribunes, Officers, Sol
diers, and Attendants.
Scene, Rome ; and the country near it.
The Tomb of the Andronici appearing ; the Tribunes
and Senators aloft, as in the Senate. Enter, below,
Sat. Noble patricians, patrons of my right,
father's honours live in me, mine age with this indignity.
friends, followers, favourers of my right, If ever Bassianus, Cæsar's son, Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome, Keep then this passage to the Capitol ;
Ml. e. My title to the succession.