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That came in Neptune's plea ;
He ask'd the waves, and ask'd the felon winds,
What hard mishap hath doom'd this gentle swain?
And sage Hippotades their answer brings,
Next Camus, reverend sire, went footing slow, His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge, Inwrought with figures dim, and on the edge 105 Like to that sanguine flow'r inscrib'd with woe. Ah! Who hath reft (quoth he) my dearest pledge? Last came, and last did go,
The pilot of the Galilean lake;
93 question'd] And question'd each wind that came that way.' Beaumont's Psyche, C. xviii. st. 56.
96 Hippotades] Eolus, the son of Hippotas, Hom. Od. x. 2. Ap. Rh. iv. 819. Ovid. Ep. ex Ponto, iv. x. 15, and elsewhere. Warton.
99 Panope] Alciphron Ep. lib. i. xix. 74. ed. Bergler. 103 reverend] One brought a reverend syre!' Whiting's Albino and Bellama, p. 5.
109 Galilean] Who on the troubled Galilean Lake.'
Hen. More's Poems, p. 322.
Two massy keys he bore of metals twain, (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain)
He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake, How well could I have spar'd for thee, young, swain,
Enow of such as for their bellies' sake
Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold? 115
Than how to scramble at the shearer's feast,
Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold
A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What need they? They are
And when they list, their lean and flashy songs
Beaumont's Psyche, c. xvi. st. 140, and 141.
110 keys] Fletcher's Purple Island, c. vii. 62.
Not in his lips, but hands two keys he bore,
Heaven's doors and Hell's to shut and open wide.'
and Dante Paradiso, v. 57. E della chiave.'
115 climb] Crept into the fold.' Prose Works, ii. 381, ed. Symmons.
121 herdman's] Milton writes it 'herdsman,' in his MS.. 'Herdman,' is used in our transl. of the Bible, Amos i. 1. Todd.
On whose fresh lap the swart-star sparely looks:
The musk-rose, and the well-attir'd woodbine,
Let our frail thoughts dally with false surmise.
Where thou perhaps under the whelming tide
138 swart] See Warton's note on this word.
153 dally] Gayton's Chartæ Scriptæ, p. 21.
When our fond thoughts are wearied with the sports
158 monstrous] The sea, the world of monsters. Hor. Od.
i. 3. 18. Virg. Æn. vi. 729.
Quæ marmoreo fert monstra sub æquore pontus.'