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438. reducd, in its original sense of
brought back again." 565. gust, enjoyment. 599. ravin, prey. 686. Estotiland, Greenland. 698. flaw, gust of wind. 703. Serraliona, i.e., Sierra Leone, in
Africa. 1071. foment, nurse carefully; cherish.
BOOK XI. 86. defended, forbidden. 243. Sarra, is the same as “ Tyre,“ 390. Paquin, is “ Pekin.” 433. sord, sward. 487. marasmus, a sort of phthisis. 753. bottom, i.e., vessel ; ship. 835. orcs, were a kind of coarse fish. 866. listed colours, i.e., colours in stripes.
BOOK XII. 146. Senir, Mount Hermon. 207. defends, forbids. 210. craze, break. 338. popular, i.e., belonging to the people. 367. carole, carol ; a song. 589. i.e., This watch-tower. 629. meteorous, high in the air. PARADISE REGAINED.
BOOK I. 18. The allusion, of course, is to St. John
Baptist. 26. divinely warn'd, i.e., warned by a
voice from heaven. 53. attending, expecting; waiting. 87. obtains, possesses; maintains. 325. pin'd, wasted. 339. stubs, short undergrowth. 385. attent, attentive. 494. scope, object; aim; purpose.
BOOK II. 22. Machaerus, a castle east of the Jordan. 130. frequence, used in its classic sense of
full gathering. 168. magnetic, i.e., magnetic instrument. 189. scapes, like “escapades," means aber
421. summ'd. This word is explained as a
technical term in falconry applied
origin. It is used of a bird stretch
ing one of its wings after its leg. 454. teem, bring forth. 467. libbard, leopard. 482. minims, minute objects. 597. frets, the fingering notes of a guitar.
BOOK VIII. 157. This habitable, the earth. 165. inoffensive, unhindered by any ob
stacle; uninterrupted. 466. cordial spirits, the spirits that are
inspired by the heart. 502. conscience, for the state of conscious
556. occasionally, i.e., as a mere accident of
occasion. 583. divulged, rendered vulgar by common
BOOK IX. 35. empreses, the patterns engraved on a
shield. 36. Bases, a knight's mantle. 56. maugre, in spite of. 121. siege, here used for “seat." 218. spring, for the thing sprung up, hence
grove, or young wood. 320. less, for “too little.” 353. erect, eager to listen. 437. arborets, shrubberies. 450. Tedded, just cut and strewn about. 563. speakable, endowed with the power of
speech, 732. humane, for “human.” 792. boon, festive ; happy. 837. sciential, endowed with knowledge. IIII. Targe, shield.
rations; unwarranted adventures. 196. i.e., Alexander. 289. bottom, a low-lying glade. The word
in common use in the West of
son of Ishmael.
to have a full view of the other. 292. Petsora, a river in the North of
duced by the sight of the Gorgon,
gazed at into stone.
605. debel, defeat. 624. Abaddon (Rev. ix. II), “The angel
of the bottomless pit is Abaddon.”
SAMSON AGONISTES. The title is explained by the classic name for those who competed as amateurs in the Greek games. It conveyed a sense of an occasional appearance in the role of competitor.
33. captiva, made captive. 118. diffus’d, stretched on the ground. 132. The Chalybean steel, famous through
out the world, was produced in the
region south of the Black Sea. 181. Eshtaol and Zora, sea-coast towns
between Joppa and Gaza. 222. motion'd, intended. 373. Appoint, probably means, in this
adversely." 453. idolists, worshippers of idols. 471. blank, affright. 569. Robustious, powerful; unfettered. 701. crude, premature. 785. parle, discussion; parley. 1020. paranymph, the classical equivalent
for the modern “best-man wedding. He used to accompany the bridegroom when he went to
bring the bride home. 1075. fraught, burden; freight. 1120. brigandine, suit of mail armour.
Habergeon means the same thing. 1121. vant-brace, brassets, or armour to
cover the arms; greves, leggings of
1220. appellant, challenger. 1309. remark, indicate; show. 1512. Inhabitation, here used in the com
mon Miltonic sense of “inhabited
globe.” 1619. cataphracts, horsemen in full panoply. 1695. villatic, Latin villaticus, belonging
to the house. The “ villatic fowl
is the barndoor fowl. 1700. embost, in the bosk or wood. 1707. secular, endowed with the life of a
generation. Here used for “a thousand years,” the fabled length
of life of the phonix. 1713. Caphtor, the original land of the
Philistines. "I brought the
356. Amalthea, the nurse of Jupiter.
brated in the following line.
province of Persia.
gates, has not been definitely identi-
bourhood of Teheran.
Ctesiphon, were cities built by various
kings who succeeded Alexander.
Candahar. Atropatia, N. Media.
Stoa, the portico where Zeno dis-
of Stoics to his followers.
worn round the neck at mass, but
threw the great earth-giant Antaeus.
Philistines from Caphtor” (Amos 1755. acquist, acquisition,
Curre per immensum subito, mea
littera, pontum .
A book was writ of late called Tetra.
Hail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven Meanwhile the new-baptized, who yet
uage, that by Methought I saw my late espoused
450 Modò quis deus, aut editus deo. 585
445 Moestus eram, et tacitus, nullo comi-
Nam te Rousius sui .
520 No eastern nation ever did adore 524
Now Morn, her rosy steps in the
459 Nunc mea Pierios cupiam per pectora
O'er the smooth enamelled green
O fairest flower, no sooner blown but
of Man's first disobedience, and the
O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous
O Musa gressum quæ volens trahis
O Nightingale that on yon bloomy
523 Parere fati discite legibus .
Per certo i bei vostri occhi, Donna mia 528
Perplexed and troubled at his bad
469 Qual in colle aspro, all'imbrunir di sera 526
Quin tu, libelle, nuntii licet mala
Quis expedivit Salmasio suam Hun.
Ridonsi donne e giovani amorosi 527
What needs my Shakespeare, for his
from thee never.
Whom but he
WILLIAM COLLINS, .SONS AND CO., LTD., LONDON AND GLASGOW,