MacLean, Gerald, editor. The Return of the King : An Anthology of English Poems Commemorating the Restoration
of Charles II / edited by Gerald MacLean
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Upon the Declaration.
[cut: royal arms]
OF HIS MAJESTY
Of ENGLAND the Second.
BLess Mighty God great Britains second KING
Charles: shield him Divinity (from the Sting
Of black mouth'd Murth'ring Malice, make him Live
The worlds true Mirrour, that do's now forgive
5: Freely foul Facts; foul Faults, which makes all those
Enemies Friends, that were his greatest Foes.
KING Charles the First, that Glorious Martyr, He
Of never-dying Blessed Memory,
Expedit His chiefest Charge unto his ROYALL SON
10: adversarios Was to forgive his Enemies; 'tis done,
nostros con- For all Earth's Potentates t'dmire, and see
donare, KING Charles the Seconds Christian Charity;
memori- Witnesse Gods Hand; Heav'n fights for him, by good
amque And best of Subjects; shedding no mans Blood.
15: eorum ex O beyond thought! blest comfort to us all
adversariis Sent by the means of Vertues General;
nostris de- No Fiends in flesh could sooth him to refrain
lere. Obedience, true love to his Soveraign.
Rex sere- A King, whose thoughts, think it his safest living
20: nissimus To immitate our Saviour in forgiving;
Carolus Praying for Foes, wherein He dos comprize
Secundus The Funeral of All his Injuries:
noster, non This from sad Exile, sent him Home to Heale
in imperio The Bloody Wounds of Englands Commonweale:
25: tanquam in Like Man and Wife, where both in Love agree,
virtute se- Kings live in peace, prudent Parl'aments Free.
London, Printed for J. G. 1660.