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421. summ'd. This word is explained as a

technical term in falconry applied to a hawk whose feathers are full

grown. 439. mantling. This word has a similar

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

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556. Occasionally, i.e., as a mere accident of

occasion. 583. divulged, rendered vulgar by common

BOOK IX. 35. impreses, 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.

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; purposc.

BOOK II. 22. Machaerus, a castle east of the Jordan. 130. frequence, used in its classic sense of

a full gathering.” 168. magnetic, i.e., magnetic instrument. 189. scapes, like “escapades," means aber

rations; unwarranted adventures. 196. i.e., Alexander. 289. bottom, a low-lying glade. The word

in common use in the West of

England. 309. Nebaioth (Genesis xxv. 13), was the

son of Ishmael. 344. gris-amber, ambergris. 349. diverted, seduced.

BOOK X. 157. in few, i.e., in few words. 231. in counterview, where each was able

to have a full view of the other. 292. Petsora, a river in the North of

Russia. 297. i.e., a sudden rigour like that pro

duced by the sight of the Gorgon, who was supposed to turn those she

gazed at into stone. 313. pontifical, making bridges. 415. causey, causeway; a raised road. 426. paragon'd, compared together.

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356. Amalthea, the nurse of Jupiter.
360. Logres, the old name for the East of

England.
Lyones, Cornwall, the kingdom of
Arthur, whose knighthood is cele-

brated in the following line. 364. gale, in its original sense of “ breeze." 401. far-fet, brought from a distance.

BOOK III. 18. conduct, military leadership. 171. kingdom, the state of kingship. 284. Persepolis, the capital of Persia under

Cyrus. 285. Bactra, capital of Bactriana, a fruitful

province of Persia. 286. Ecbatana, the capital of Media. 287. Hecatompylus, the city of a hundred

gates, has not been definitely identified with any modern site, but is supposed to have been in the neigh

bourhood of Teheran. 291. Seleucia, Nisbis, Artaxata, Teredon,

Ctesiphon, were cities built by various

kings who succeeded Alexander. 302. Sogdiana, a Parthian province. 316. Arachosia, Afghanistan. Candaor,

Candahar. Atropatia, N. Media. 341. Angelica, a character in Ariosto's

Orlando Furioso. 368. Maugre, in spite of.

BOOK IV. 59. hand, for “work of the hand.” 66. turm, Latin turma, a squadron. 70. Syene, an Egyptian city. 71. Meroe, an island on the Nile. 75. Taprobane, Ceylon. 136. Peeling, ravaging. 235. evinc't, conquered. 245. Attic bird, the nightingale. 253. Lyceum, the Athenian gymnasium.

Stoa, the portico where Zeno discoursed. The name gave the title

of Stoics to his followers. 270. fulmin'd, lightened. Latin fulmen. 335. artful, i.e., the technical terms of

art. 341. personating, publicly displaying. 427. amice, used here, not for the vestment

worn round the neck at mass, but for an entire monkish habit. The

amice proper is white. 457. main, whole. 564. Irassa, in Cyrene, where Hercules

threw the great earth-giant Antaeus.

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. captiv'a, 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 passage, blame," or

« criticise adversely.” +53. 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 at a 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

armour.

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 phoenix. 1713. Caphtor, the original land of the

Philistines. "I brought the

Philistines from Caphtor” (Amos 1755. acquist, acquisition,

ix. 7).

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littera, pontum
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Cyriac, whose grandsire on the royal

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Daughter to that good Earl, once

President
Descend from Heaven, Urania, by

that name.
Dicite, sacrorum præsides nemorum

156

A book was writ of late called Tetra.
chordon

461
Adhuc madentes rore squalebant
genæ

565
Ah, Constantine, of how much ill

523
A little onward lend thy guiding hand 392
All barbarous people and their princes
too

524
* All night the dreadless angel, un-
pursued

130
Altera Torquatum cepit Leonora
poetam

555
Among the holy mountains high

490
And Britons interwove held the purple
hangings

524
Angelus unicuique suus (sic credite,
gentes)

554
Answer me when I call

470
As one who, in his journey, bates at

281
Avenge, O Lord, Thy slaughtered
saints, whose bones

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Diodati, e te'l dirò con maraviglia
Donna leggiadra, il cui bel nome

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Hail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven Meanwhile the new-baptized, who yet
first-born.
55 remained .

314
Hail, Native Language, that

by Methought I saw my late espoused
sinews weak

501
saint.

467
Harry, whose tuneful and well. Mitto tibi sanam non pleno ventre
measured song
462 salutem

547
Hence, loathéd Melancholy

450 Modo quis deus, aut editus deo. 585
Hence, vain deluding joys

445
Moestus er

n, et tacitus, nullo comi.
Here lies old Hobson. Death hath

tante, sedebam.

537
broke his girt

519
Here lieth one, who did most truly

Nam te Roüsius sui .

586
prove
520 No eastern nation ever did adore

524
Heu ! quam perpetuis erroribus acta No more of talk where God or angel
fatiscit
567 guest

192
High on a throne of royal state, Nondum blanda tuas leges, Amathusia,
which far.
26 noram

549
Himerides nymphæ (nam vos et

Now Morn, her rosy steps in the
Daphnin et Hylan

578
eastern clime

105
How lovely are Thy dwellings fair 484 Now the bright morning star, day's
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief

harbinger.

518
of youth

459

Nunc mea Pierios cupiam per pectora
fontes

570
Iapetionidem laudavit cæca vetustas . 554 Nymphs and shepherds, dance no
I did but prompt the age to quý their

clogs.
In se perpetuo Tempus revolubile O'er the smooth enamelled green 457
gyro .

543

O fairest flower, no sooner blown but
It was the winter wild

blasted

505
I, who erewhile the happy garden

Of Man's first disobedience, and the

fruit.
sung:
299

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Oh, for that warning voice, which he

who saw
Jam pius extremâ veniens Täcobus ab

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arcto

559

O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous
Jehovah, to my words give ear .

great
471

475
Joking decides great things

O Musa gressum quæ volens trahis
524
claudum

574

O Nightingale that on yon bloomy
Lady, that in the prime of earliest

spray

460
youth

459
Laughing to teach the truth
523 Parere fati discite legibus .

558
Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous

Per certo i bei vostri occhi, Donna mia 528

466 Perplexed and troubled at his bad
Let us with a gladsome mind
494

341
Look, nymphs and shepherds, look 455 Purgatorem animæ derisit Täcobus
Lord God, that dost me save and

ignem

553
keep.

491
Lord, how many are my foes

469 Qual in colle aspro, all'imbrunir di sera 526
Lord, in Thy anger do not reprehend Quem modò Roma suis devoverat

472
impia diris

554
Lord, my God, to
Thee
473 Quin tu, libelle, nuntii licet malá

586

Quis expedivit Salmasio suam Hun-
Meanwhile the heinous and despiteful

dredam

555
225 Quis te, parve liber, quis te fratribus . 585

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Ridonsi donne e giovani amorosi 527
Rusticus ex malo sapidissima poma
quotannis .

556
Siccine tentâsti coelo donâsse Iacobum 553
So spake the Son of God; and Satan
stood

328
Stay, gentle swains, for, though in
this disguise

456
Tandem, chare, tuæ mihi pervenere
tabella

534
Te, qui conspicuus baculo fulgente
solebas

536
The angel ended, and in Adam's ear.

174
Then passed he to a flowery mountain
green

523
The power that did create can change
the scene

524
There can be slain

525
The worst of poets I myself declare 524
This is the month, and this the happy

504
This is true liberty, when freeborn men 524
This rich marble doth inter

516
Thou, Shepherd, that dost Israel keep 476
Thus they, in lowliest plight, re-
pentant stood

256
Thy gracious ear, O Lord, incline

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