NHAPPY I! who, once ordain'd to bear
God's justice fword, and his vicegerent here,
Am now depos'd !—'gainst me my children rise,
My life must be their only facrifice :'
Highly they me accufe, but nothing prove ;
But this is out of tenderness and love!
They feek to fpill my blood; 'tis that alone
Muft for the nation's crying fins atone.
But careful Heaven forewarn'd me in a dream,
And fhew'd me that my dangers were extreme ;
The heavenly vision spoke, and bade me flee
Th' ungrateful brood that were not worthy me:
Alarm'd I fied at the appointed time;
And mere neceffity was made my crime!