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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
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.
356. Amalthea, the nurse of Jupiter.
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
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,
INDEX OF FIRST LINES.
Curre per immensum subito, mea
Daughter to that good Earl, once
A book was writ of late called Tetra.
Diodati, e te'l dirò con maraviglia
Hail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven Meanwhile the new-baptized, who yet
by Methought I saw my late espoused
450 Modo quis deus, aut editus deo. 585
n, et tacitus, nullo comi.
Nam te Roüsius sui .
Now Morn, her rosy steps in the
Nunc mea Pierios cupiam per pectora
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
Per certo i bei vostri occhi, Donna mia 528
466 Perplexed and troubled at his bad
469 Qual in colle aspro, all'imbrunir di sera 526
Quis expedivit Salmasio suam Hun-
Ridonsi donne e giovani amorosi 527
WILLIAM COLLINS, .SONS AND, CO. LTD., LONDON AND GLASGOW,