Descend, Urania, with prolific Flame,
And fpread the growing Trophies of thy Name; Difeloie to Man a KoowL-dge of the Skies, Whole fpangiiiig Heauf.es draw our wond'iing Eyes. Inilruit young Students in their Care to know, The itarry lnliutnee on all Things below; Unveil to them the ltrango myftcrious caufe Of thoie EfFefts deriv'd from Nature's Laws; As frery Meteors, Comets, L'ghtning, Thunder, Eclipfes, Blaz.»ig Stars, at which Men wonder. The boiit'rous rolling af the troubled Sea ; The daily Tides, their fov'rcigu Regency. Whirlwinds, and Water-lpouts, which pleafing ihew The compound Colours of the heav nly Bow ; With ev'ry occult Virtae and Attraction, The rife, the growth, decay, and putrefaction, Of all Sublunaries that can be found, From noble Birih, to Herbs within the Ground. IIow F re and Water, Air and Earth, agree, When equip is-'d, tn focial Harmony. '1 hat there's a Chain of Concord down defcends From Heav'n to Earth, then back to Ileivn afcends. Bv Nature ihew to fober Men of Seole, Orion's Binds, Pleiades' fweet Influence i Shew that the Stars, which trim the heav'nly Spheres, Are let for Signs, for Seaions, and lor Years ^ Which Day by Day to Man do utter Speech, And Night to Night this facred Knowledge teach^ That there's a 11 me foi all Things here below: A Time to reap, to gather in, end fow ; No. 1. b A Time
A Time for Birth to Creatures God has giv'n, A Time to view the great Expanie cf Reav'n, Whatihall befal us, if we're wife to look, Is »here contain'd, as n a fac;ed Book ; What moves our Inclinations, what our Wills; What j-ives us Health, what fubjefis us to ¡lis, What makes one wife ; another racing mad ; Another thrifty, yet ift rags is clad : What mrk.es one born a Beggar, and his Fate Shall be to rife unto a great Eftatc, Another, boin n very high Degree, Defcend thcreftom, to abjeii Poverty. What makes us merry, lovers of the Fair; And others hate to come where'er they are. What makes fomc barren, as we daily iec, WL le others fnntful are mcli l'd to be. What makes one chufe to change a ingle Life, Yet grafp much Mis'rv when he takes a Witej And why another ihall th s Path purfue, And prove that one is not fo bleil as two. What makes one travel both by Sea and Land; While others hate to move from whence they ftand. What makes one labour much for well-earn'd Piuie, While others, urdeierwng, wear the Bays. What makes one Army, gf>ing forth to fight, By one much imalter quickly put to Flight. Is it not plain the ftarry Influence forces, Ordain'd by Heav'n to a£t in conftant Courfes ? Thefe Truths unfiiaken ftand with n this Book, 'Therefore, ccniider o'er the Leaves, and look; Where Rules enough you'll find to ; rudtife by, In the pure Sc'ence of Ailrolcgy.
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