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That no second knows nor third,
And lay ere while a holocaust,
From out her ashy womb now teem'd,
Revives, reflourishes, then vigorous most
When most unactive deem'd,
And though her body die, her fame survives,
A secular bird ages of lives.

Man. Come, come, no time for lamentation now,
Nor much more cause; Samson hath quit himself
Like Samson, and heroickly hath finish'd
A life heroick, on his enemies
Fully reveng’d, hath left them years of mourning,
And lamentation to the fons of Caphtor
Through all Philistian bounds: to Israel
Honour hath left, and freedom, let but them
Find courage to lay hold on this occasion;
To himself and father's house eternal fame:
And which is best and happiest yet, all this
With God not parted from him, as was fear'd,
But favouring and allisting to the end.
Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail
Or knock the breasts, no weakness, no contempts
Dispraise, or blame, nothing but well and fair,
And what nay quiet us in a death fo noble.
Let us go find the body where it lies
Soak'd in his enemies blood, and from the stream
With lavers pure and cleansing herbs wash off
The cloded gore. I with what speed the while
(Gaza is not in plight to say us nay)
Will send for all my kindred, all my

friends To fetch him hence, and solemnly attend

With silent obsequy and funeral train
Home to his father's house: there will I build him
A monument, and plant it round with shade
Of laurel ever-green, and branching palm,
With all his trophies hung, and acts enrollid
In copious legend, or sweet lyrick fong.
Thither shall all the valiant youth resort,
And from his memory infame their breasts
To matchless valour, and adventures high :
The virgins also fhall on feastful Jays
Visit his tomb with flowers, only bewailing
His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice,
From whence captivity and loss of eyes.

Chor. All is best, though we oft doubt
What th’unsearchable dispose
Of highest wisdom brings about,
And ever best found in the close.
Oft he seems to hide his face,
But unexpectedly returns,
And to his faithful champion hath in place
Bore witness gloriously; whence Gaza mourns,
And all that band them to resist
His uncontroulable intent,
His servant he with new acquift
Of true experience from this great event
With peace and confolation hath dismist,
And calm of mind all passion spent.

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