Newes from the Dead/What hath the Law its power lost

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WHat hath the Law its power lost
Since th' English tongue hath it engrost?
Or did old Juno owe a spight
To Fate, and it for to requite
Sit cross-leg'd charming Her alive,
And hence Death prove so Abortive?
Sure Venus was in th' Horoscope,
When She was strugling with the Rope:
And kept out Death from entring in,
To shew that Cupid cannot sin.
If so? then might She well escape,
Love suffers not a second rape.
Strange Beast! what all her Riders fling?
Could not Death rule Her in a string?

Sam. Christopher of S. Joh. Coll.