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reen weak performance-
Or what (though rafe) of later age
Ennobled hath the buskin'd stage.
But, O sad Virgin, that thy power
Might raise Museus from his bower,
Or hid the soul of Orpheus sing
Such notes as warbled to the string,
Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek,

And made Hell grant what love did seek.
Or call up him that left half told
The story of Cambuscan bold,
Of Camball, and of Algarsife,
And who had Canace to wife,

That own'd the virtuous ring and glass,
And of the wondrous horse of brass,
On which the Tartar king did ride;
Spenser And if aught else great bards beside




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In sage and solemn tunes have sung, and tweet.
Of turneys and of trophies hung,
Of forests, and inchantments drear,

of Com 573 Where more is meant than meets the ear.
Thus oft see me in thy pale career,
Till civil-suited morn appear,


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110 Cambuscan] In the Squier's Tale of Chaucer, see Tyrwhitt's notes, vol. ii. p. 466, ed. 1798. Todd.

122 civil] Rom. and Juliet, act iii. sc. 4.

come, civil night,

Thou sober-suited matron, all in black.'


1642" Next I betook me among theme lofty fable, & romance [Spenurre] which court in stone cantes the decis of noththood."

While rocking winds are piping loud,
Or usher'd with a shower still,
When the gust hath blown his fill,
Ending on the rustling leaves,
With minute drops from off the eaves.
And when the sun begins to fling interv
His flaring beams, me, Goddess, bring
To arched walks of twilight groves,

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Where the rude axe with heaved stroke
Was never heard the Nymphs to daunt,
Or fright them from their hallow'd haunt.
There in close covert by some brook,
Where no profaner eye may look,
Hide me from day's garish eye,
While the bee with honied thigh,
That at her flowery work doth sing,
And the waters murmuring

With such consort as they keep,

Entice the dewy-feather'd sleep;

And let some strange mysterious dream


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141 eye] Son. i. 5.

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Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day. Warton.
146 dewy] Liquidique potentia somni.' Val. Flac. iv. 18.
Irriguus somnus.' Plaut. Ep. i. ii. 18. 'Dewy sleep.
Henry More's Poems, p. 263.

148 Wave] Consult Warton's note on the structure of these


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Softly on my eyelids laid.

And as I wake, sweet music breathe
Above, about, or underneath,

Sent by some Spirit to mortals good,
Or th' unseen Genius of the wood.
But let my due feet never fail
To walk the studious cloisters pale,
And love the high embowed roof,
With antic pillars massy proof,

historie And storied windows richly dight,

shew pronounced like "Shoe"


Casting a dim religious light:
There let the pealing organ blow,
To the full voic'd quire below,

In service high, and anthems clear,

As may with sweetness, through mine ear,
Dissolve me into ecstasies,

And bring all heav'n before mine eyes.
And may at last my weary age
Find out the peaceful hermitage,
The hairy gown and mossy cell,
Where I may sit and rightly spell
Of every star that heav'n doth show,
And every herb that sips the dew;
Till old experience do attain
To something like prophetic strain.
These pleasures Melancholy give,
And I with thee will choose to live.






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156 pale] Warton conjectures that the right reading may be ⚫ the studious cloister's pale.' i. e. enclosure.

"Out of 72 times that the word occur in Milton it was the old spelling i hew

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HENCE, loathed Melancholy,

Of Cerberus and blackest Midnight born,

In Stygian cave forlorn,

'Mongst horrid shapes, and shrieks, and sights


Where brooding Darkness spreads his jealous facilida

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There under ebon shades, and low-brow'd rocks,

Find out some uncouth cell,

And the night raven sings;

As ragged as thy locks, Wh

But come thou Goddess fair and free,

In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.

In heav'n y-clep'd Euphrosyne, (e)
And by Men, heart-easing Mirth,.

Whom lovely Venus at a birth



With two sister Graces more, Atorer (bright) Pralia (Glooming)

To ivy-crowned Bacchus bore;

Or whether (as some sages sing) of original reading.
The frolic wind that breathes the spring,

1 Hence] Compare Marston's Scourge of Villanie, b. iii.
s. 10. (ed. 1598.) 'Sleepe grim reproof,' &c. Warton.
5 uncouth] 'Searcht out the uncouth cell of thy abode.'
Val. Welshman, 1615, act iv. s. 6. Todd.

10 Cimmerian] Miltoni Prolus. 'Dignus qui Cimmeriis oc-
clusus tenebris longam, et perosam vitam transigat.' Warton.

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"In the keys to mumble fingereif
sull-prited Melanchone leave
To hell, Commerian myof. on lively ver
Jethire Appiring, they hence all dark intent
And sullen forno. Come sporting Merriment
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Zephyr with Aurora playing,
As he met her once a Maying;
There on beds of violets blue,
And fresh-blown roses wash'd in dew,
Fill'd her with thee a daughter fair,

Lively - So buxom, blithe, and debonair.


Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee
Jest, and youthful Jollity,

Quips, and Cranks, and wanton Wiles,
Nods, and Becks, and wreathed Smiles,
Such as hang on Hebe's cheek,
And love to live in dimple sleek;
Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.
Come, and trip it as you go,
On the light fantastic toe;

And in thy right hand lead with thee
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty;
And if I give thee honour due,
Mirth, admit me of thy crew,
To live with her, and live with thee,




26 Yoothe full of samejsly to Charreers Assembly

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22 wash'] Shakesp. Tam. of Shrew, act ii. sc.
'As morning roses newly wash'd with dew.'


24 buxom] To make one blithe, buxome, and deboneer.' Randolph Aristippus, p. 310, ed. 1662.


28 Nods] With becks, and nods, and smiles againe.' Burton's An. of Melanch. p. 449 (ed. 1628). Warton.

93 Come] Shakes. Tempest, act iv. sc. 2.

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Each one tripping on his toe.' Newton.

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