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Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight,
The BROTHERS rush in with swords drawn, wrest
SPIR. What, have you let the false inchanter
O ye mistook, ye should have snatch'd his wand,
Yet stay, be not disturb'd: now I bethink me,
Which once of Melibœus old I learnt,? Ge of Monmenth
The soothest shepherd that e'er pip'd on plains.
There is a gentle nymph not far from hence,
That with moist curb sways the smooth Severn
Sabrina is her name, a virgin pure;
Whilome she was the daughter of Locrine,
That had the sceptre from his father Brute.
816 revers'd] Ov. Metam. xiv. 300. 'Conversæ verbere
P. 25. ed
816 de Ond! My XIV 305) the companions of Vlyps are istor to their human shape by Circe with a stroke after roosevered res
She, guiltless damsel, flying the mad pursuit
And throw sweet garland wreaths into her stream
hot effe of And, as the old swain said, she can unlock Comment perser The clasping charm, and thaw the numbing spell, If she be right invok'd in warbled song,
For maidenhood she loves, and will be swift
829 She] So ed. 1645, and MS. Eds. 1637, and 1695, 'The.' Tickell, Fenton, Ed. 1713, and Warton, 'She.'
In hard-besetting need; this will I try,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair;
Goddess of the silver lake,
Listen and save.
Listen and appear to us
In name of great Oceanus,
By th' earth-shaking Neptune's mace,
And Tethys' grave majestic pace,
By hoary Nereus' wrinkled look,
And the Carpathian wisard's hook, y y en No. 23
By scaly Triton's winding shell,
883 amber-dropping] Consult Warton's note.
an extract from Nash's Terrors of the Night, 1594. Their
868 great] Hes. Theog. 20. 'Qɛɛavóv tɛ μέyav. Newton.
872 Carpathian] Carpathius vates.' Stat. Ach. i. 136. Val Flacc. ii. 317. Proten had a cave of Carpatterns and island the Mediterranean. As Neptune's shepherd he bore a ; & was a
1875 dww flying from her husbandetthamas them herse herself with to. Abbricata into the Ha. Neptone at the prayer of Venue made then. jeving her the name of Lencettia thing palcemen. The Remar k
877 Tonsell I from étinceler of therrick : "Momlight
Finselling the stream
Home calls her silver -footed
And her son that rules the strands,
By Thetis' tinsel-slipper'd feet,
mermaid not eiers
And the songs of Sirens sweet,
And bridle in thy headlong wave,
Till thou our summons answer'd have.
Listen and save.
SABRINA rises, attended by water-nymphs,
By the rushy-fringed bank,
Where grows the willow and the osier dank,
My sliding chariot stays,
Thick set with agate, and the azurn sheen
Of turkis blue, and emerald green,
That in the channel strays;
Whilst from off the waters fleet,
Thus I set my printless feet
890 rushy] I would read 'rush-yfringed.' Warton.
893 azurn] Ital. 'azzurino.' Todd.
894 green] On gems in Sabrina's stream.
Silva, p. 46.
897 printless] Shakesp. Temp. act v. s. 1. And ye, that on the sands with printless foot.' Warton.
O'er the cowslip's velvet head,
That bends not as I tread; the prop stoops not, ote head hight
Gentle Swain, at thy request
I am here.
SP. Goddess dear,
We implore thy pow'rful hand
To undo the charmed band
Of true virgin here distrest,
Through the force, and through the wile
Of unblest inchanter vile.
SABR. Shepherd, 'tis my office best
To help insnared chastity:
Brightest Lady, look on me;
Thus I sprinkle on thy breast
Smear'd with gums of glutinous heat,
I touch with chaste palms moist and cold :
And I must haste ere morning hour
To wait in Amphitrite's bow'r. Meptune's wife
907 inchanter] Faer. Q. iii. 12, 31. And her before the vile enchaunter sate.' Todd.
915 rubied] Wither. Mist. of Philarete, (Percy's Rel. iii. 264.) Wanton eye or lip of ruby.' Todd.
918 moist] The moone though moist and cold she be.'
Randolph's Poems, p. 49.