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Thus man is born to d3'e, and dead is he,
Brave Hefior, by the walls of Tj-oy we fee.
O who was near thee but did fore repine 
He refcued not with life that life of thine:
But yet impartial Fates this boon did give,
Though Sidney di'd his valiant name fliould live:
And live it doth in fpight of death through fame.
Thus being overcome, he overcame.
Where is that envious tongue, but can afford
Of this our noble Scipio fome good word.
Great Barias this unto thy praife adds more,
In fad fweet verfe, thou didft his death deplore.
And Phcsiiix Spencer doth unto his life.
His death prefent in fable to his wife.
Stella the fair, whole fhreams from Conduits fell
For the fad lofs of her dear Ajlrophelf^
Ah, in his blooming prime, death pluckt this Role, E're he was ripe ; liis thred cut Atropos. Thus man is borne to dye, and dead is he, Brave Hetfior by tlie walls of Trov, we fee ; Oh, who was neare thee, but did fore repine ; He refcued not with life, that life of thine, But yet impartiall Death this Boone did give, Though Sidney dy'd, his valiant name lliould live; And live it doth, in fpight of death, through fame. Thus being over-come, he over-came.
- " Aftrophel. A Paftorall Elegie upon the Death of the moft noble and
valorous Knight, Sir Philip Sidney. Dedicated to the moft beautiful! and vertuous Ladie, the Countefle of ElTex." Lady Sidney, three years after her husband's death, married the Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's celebrated favorite. Child's Spenser. Boston, 1855. ^ol- i^- P- 4i')-