Edmund Waller

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Description of Charles' power as godly, heavenly, healing nature - restoring the nation
"his glorious son/ a power like that of harmony and sound/ his sacred hand"
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Charles even challenges God
"At once it threatens and obliges heaven!"
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Final four lines, change in rhyme scheme in last couplet conveys danger.
"Glad, though amazed, are our neighbour kings/ To see such power employed in peaceful things; they list not urge it to the dreadful field; the task is easier to destroy than build"
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foreshadows Rochesters version
"Methinks I see the love that shall be made. the lovers walking in that amorous shade
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Waller anticipates a future paridise
"For future shade, young trees upon the banks...appear in even ranks"
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A fruitful/ fertile setting, full of life (very different to Rochesters version
"new-sprung fowl"/ "a shoal of silver fishes glides"
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Charles is very masculine, serious, powerful
"his manly posture, and his graceful mien...his shape is lovely, and his limbs so strong"
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Charles is serious, despite his private passions, he is a king here. his public personality exheeds his private pleasures.
"his mighy mind, no private passion does indulgence find; the pleasures of his youth suspended are, and made a sacrifice for public care"
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Last line. the restoration of the park, in the same way as the church, is representative of the restoration of the nation.
"...he will make good; reform these nations, and improve them more, than this fair park, from what it was before".
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Card 2

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Charles even challenges God

Back

"At once it threatens and obliges heaven!"

Card 3

Front

Final four lines, change in rhyme scheme in last couplet conveys danger.

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

foreshadows Rochesters version

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Waller anticipates a future paridise

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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