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Antiquities Explained.Being a
GEORGE OGLE, VOL.I.
Printed by James Bettenbatny
GRACE LIONEL CRANFIELD SACKVILLEToHis
Duke of Dorset, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Baron of Buckhurst, and Baron Cranfield c/Cranfield Conjlabte of;
Warden and Admiral of the
CiNauE-PoRTs, Gustos Rotulorum ofthe County of Kent, and of the Citj and County of Canterbury, P^ice- Admiral of the
of the Lords of his
Majeftys moji Honourahle Trivy Council^ Knight of the moft Nohle Order of the Garter Lord Lieutenant-General, and General Governour of the Kingdom of Ireland.^
Sir,your Grace's Humanity and Good to gain Ejfcufe for the Liberty 1 have taken, in pre-fixing your Name to this Performance; whofe many Imperfedions, I am but too fenfible, will ill admit of a fevere Examination. I would plead, that it has long been the common Ufage of Authors (in almoft every Species of Literature) to feek Shelter under the Patronage of a Sackville ; could I be as certain that the Work, 1 have now the Honor of prefenting to your Grace, better merited yourneedall
AL IS Nature,
DEDICATION.Yet AddrefTes ofthis
Kind, my Lord, are never more properly offer'd, than when direded to Perfons, whofe known Abilities and Virtues have plac'd Them, (and plac'd Them to fhine) in high Stations ; and I was unwilling to omit any Opportunity of acknowledging the grateful Senfe I retain of thofe Favors, confer'd by
your Grace, on Relations fo near to me as Brothers nor can I be totally lilent on the Manner in which thofe anner which makes every Favors were confer'd ; that Favor a double Obligation 1 fhall not trouble your Grace, in the Way of Authors, with a long Detail of the Pains I have taken to I fhall only fay. That it improve this * CoUedion. fell by Accident into my Hands; That the Difficulty of Accefs to the Cabinets of the Curious, made me turn my Thoughts to the Explication of a Suite of Gems already publifh'd ; whofe Subje He feals in Sleep, the wakeful Sight;Dryden,
Eyes, tho' clos'd in Death, reftores to Light.
This Paflage is imitated from Homer; but Virgil has improv'd upon his Mafter, in his Defcription of theCaduceus.
Vincere erant omnes dignce : judexqtie verebar
omnes caujam vincereillis
Bed t amen ex
magis una pl'acebat:
movetur Amor.ingentibiis ardent
T!antaque mncendi cura
yudicitim donis J'olltcitare tneum.
Regna, yovis Co?ijux; virtutem, Filia jaBat,Ipje potens dubito, Jortis an,eJJ'e
Part, munera tangani;
TJtraque fiijpenji plena timoris, ait.
Nos dabimus quod ames :
et pulchrce Jilia
Ibit in amplexuSy pulchrior ipfa, tuos.
ex cequo donis forjndque probataccelo rettulit ilia pedetn.
And now, my
Diftindtly each Celeflial Fair I view'd;
Eyes, alternately, were caft.the Lall.
Look was vanquifh'd by They all deferv'd my voting
But One, and only Onemuft win
The momentary TenantYet One^I
feem'd more inly to approve;guefs that Oyie, the
And, need You
Qu^een of Love!
On ev'ry Side perfuafive Gifts ahail'd. To buy my Favor, where my Judgment faiVd. Great Juno laid whole Empires at my Feet, Minerva proffer'd deathlefs Wreaths of Wit: While thus the fweet-en chanting Queen of Smiles,(Securely laughing at their vainer Wiles.)
Gifts thy Kindnefs
" Thy tender Soul was " To Me, my Swain,
furely tun'd to Love!to
" And Helen, faireft Helen, fliall be Thine. " My Wirhes crawn'd, enjoy her brighter Charms,"
reign a greater
foft fhe fpoke,I
fo fweetly glanc'd her Eyes,
refign'd the glitt'ring Prize;flievs^'d
to her Beauty, that fuperiorfor
But doubly due,
what her Tongue
Deceiv'd, the baffled
to her Skies the
with a Wreath in her Hand.
have often reprefented Her in this Manner; and I find many Reafons for it. Either, becaufe being wounded, her Blood color'd with Red, the Rofe that was White before ; (whence that Flower was confecrated to V e n u s) or becaufe, the fhort Duration of amorous Pleafures, may be compar'd to That of Rofes, in an AllegoricalSenfe 3'
S4) becaufe Venus(
be given a more apt and delicate Explication ; fuch as B e g e r gives, to a Figure in' his Thesaurus, where Cupid is reprefented with a Groupe of Flowers in one Hand, and a Wreath in the The Reader of Tafte, will not be dilpleas'd to other. fee that little Gem here inferted, with as much of the learn'd Antiquary's Dialogue, as may ferve to explain it; from That, He will be better able to judge of the Defign of This. Sed ecce etiam Amor Virtutis Corpora eji pulchroy et Eloquently fub Cupidi?ie latet.thereftill
facieque honejia : greffu i?tcedii fiiblimi : Manibus flares et Corollas prceferty adeoque div erf plane eft ab eo^ qui usarjjiis
inJlruBuSy arcuque et pharetra co?ifpicuus pajflmCupidiyt'is nihil
CHj^ op HIL USy De Floribus et CoroHis,mn'cideo.
De Corollisytius adjicio,
D UL ODO RUSyc.
Scholaflicus docet ^nih.o\. L. IV.
Marianus Verba eo lib en-
quo aptius pleraque ad propofltum Cupidinis Ita ille : flmulacruni quadrare videntur.
lieu -sfji^, "wcv
9 yt^Ti ^'
piH KviT^ocg CVK
im^cTriov (ppiva, 'srvpo-ov dvaTrJa
'ex o' dpiTuv (rTiCpdvovg
Die, ubi funt incurvi arctis? XJbiMolliaqtieis
Juvenuvijigere cordaTJbi peimce"? 'Tres
Fert manus? Unde aliam tempora cinSla geruntf
Ulla "voluptatis nos neque
Sed puris homi7ium Jiiccendo mentibusF>ifciplince
animos aftraque ad alta traho.texo Virtutc corollas,tegit.
^latuor eque ipjd
^(a7-um qua Sophice tempora prima
At m Gemma hac,las in
AR CHM P HI LUSyfed dims tantmnCorol-
tejnpora nulla tegit ^ imo ne tres,
enim fub quattioret
Fortitudo, 'Temperantia et Prude?ttia intelliguntur, ita
Cupido certe no?i tantum corporearum co?igreffuum fuity fed etiam Virtutum^ eodem modoy quo et P'enus^ qucenon tantum'Ovfccviog,nci'jS^y]yJg
feu Popularis audit, fed etiamaccld:T~}]?J.-xffj!.srjj
inl s^uti koc^uo'2
wpocrufioig Actig i^ovo'a viuv,
'EK$xiCei voji^cov a,(ppov
ipiova-iv 'A&>jvcMfiTi Xj '^H^fjf
The Queen of Love
emergent from the
Life to the Pifture fam'd
genial Surge the
Her charming Hair confpers'd Her charming Hair She prefles
Goddess view ; with briny Dew.as
And explicates and dries with both her Hands. " To Thee, (thus Pallas, Juno muft agree) " The Prize We yield! the Pref'rence yield to
o N I u s has tranflatedpela