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Yet was the younger stronger in his state Upon the trembling wave, so shined bright, Than th' elder, and him mastred still in all de- And round about frim threw forth sparkling

fire, Nath'less that dame so well them tempred ,

That seemed him to enflame on every side: both

His steed was bloody red, and foamed ire. That she them forced hand to join in hand. When with the maist'ring spur he did Ein Albe that Hatred was thereof full loth,

roughly stire. And turnd his face away as he did stand, Approaching nigh he never said to green Unwilling to behold that lovely band. Ne chaffer words, proud courage to provet, Yet she was of such grace and vertuous But prickt so fierce, that underneath bished might,

(stand, The smouldring dust did round about la That her commandment he coulū not with smoke,

But bit his lips for felonous despight, Both horse and man nigh able for to che; And gnasht his iron tusks at that displeasing! And fairely couching his steel-headed srca, sight.

Hin first saluted with a sturdy stroke. Concord she cleeped was in common reed, And bim beside rides fierce revenging Maths Mother of blessed Peace, and Friendship true ; Upon a lyon, loth for to be led ;

Tley both her twins, both born of heavenly And in his hand a burning brond he ha, And she herself likewise divinely grew ; [seed, The which he brandisheth about his head, The which right well her work's divine did His eyes did hurle forth sparkles fiery red, shew:

Pleuds, And stared stern on all that him beheld, For strength, and wealth, and bappiness, she As ashes pale of hue, and seeming dead; And strife, and war, and anger, does subdue: And on his dagger still his hand he beeld,

Of litile, inuch, of foes she maketh friends, Trembling thro' hasty rage, whien choler in And to afflicted minds sweet rest and quiet | swellid. sends.

His ruffin raiment all was stai'd with brou By her the hearen is in his course contained, Which he had spilt, and all to rage yreut, And ali the world in state unmoved stands, Thro' unadvised rasbness wosen wood,

As their Alunighty Maker first ordained, For of his hands he had no government, and bound them with inviolable bands ; Ne car'd for bloud in his arengement; Else would the waters overflow the lands, But when the furious fit was oscrpast,

And fire devour the aire, and hellthein quite, His cruel facts he often would repeni, But that she holds them with her blessed hands. Yet, wilful man, he never would tore:

She is the nurse of pleasure and delight, Ilow many mischiels should ensue his love And unto Venus grace the gate doth open right. less hasi! Into the inmost temple thus I came,

Full many mischiefs follow cruel Wrz:5; Which fuming all with frankencense I found. abhorred bloudshed, and tumultuous site,

And odours rising from the altars Aame ; :| Unmanly murther, and unthriftv scath, Upon an hundred marble pillers round, Bilter despight, with rancour's rusty kaik, The roof up high was reared from the ground. And fretting grief, the enemy of life, All decki wiih crowns, and chains, and girl And these and many evils more hauntin's Jonds gay,

The swelling splene, and phrenzy raging? | A thousand precious gifts worth many a pound,l. The shaking palsey, and St. Francis' bike

The which sad lovers for their vowes did pay: Such one was Wrath, the last of this udu And all the ground was strew'd with flowers. tre.

as fresh as May. An hundred altars round about were set, I SPENSER'S FAIRY OCEE. All faining with their sacrifices fire,

That with the sleme thereof the temple swet, $110. Duessa weeping over her Enemy, compas Which roul'd in cloudes, to heaven did aspire, to a Crocodile; and a Description of Nag Aud in thein bore true lovers vows entire:

And eke an hundred brazen cauldrons bright. A s when a weary traveller, that strarse To bathe in joy and amorous desire,

| By muddy shore of broad scren-inou Every which was to a damzell hight; Unweeting of the perilous wand'ring way For all the pricsts were dainzells, in sofi linnen Doth meet a cruel crafty crocodile, dight.

Which in false grief hiding his harmless

Doth weep full sore, and sheddeth tender team § 109. Wrath.

The foolish man, that pilies all this while After that varlet's fight, it was not long

His mournful plight, is swallow'd up unaware A Ere on the plaine fást pricking Guion spide"

One in bright arms embattailed full strong, So wept Duessa until eren tide, [lighet That as the sunny beams doc glance and glide That shining lamps in Jove's high house sen


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hen forth she rose, ne longer would abide, All hurlen forth, and she with princely pace, ut comes unto the place where th' heathen As fair Aurora in ber purple pall, knight

Out of the East the dawning day doth call. slumb'ring swoon nigh void of vital spright, So forth she comes: her brightness broad doth, ly cover'd with enchanted cloud all day:

blaze 'hom when she found, as she him left in plight The heaps of people thronging in the hall,

wail his woful casc,she would not stay, Do ride each other, upon her to gaze : it to the eastern coast of heaven makes speedy Her glorious glittering light doth all mens eyes way,

amaze. here griesly Night, with visage deadly sad, so forth she comes, and to her coach does climb tat Phæbus cheerful face durst never view, Adorned all with gold, and garlands gay, id in a foul black pitchy mantle clad,

That seem'd as fresh as Flora in her prime; efinds forth-coming from her darksoine mew,

And strove to match, in royal rich array, bere she all day did hide her hated hue:

Great Juno's golden chair, the which they say fore the door her iron chariot stood,

The gods stand gazing on, when she does ride ready harnessed for journey new :

To Jove's high house thro' heaven's brass-pa. id cole-black steeds yborn of hellish brood, I

ved way, at on their rusty bits did champ as they were Drawn of fair peacocks that excel in pride, wood.

And full of Argus' eyes their tails dispredden

wide. d all the while she stood upon the ground,

wakeful dogs did never cease to bay, giving warning of th' unusual sound,

$ 113. Description of Prince Arthur in his Hath which her iron wheels did them affray,

biliments of War. d her dark griesly look them much dismay. e messenger of death, the ghastly owl,

TO Pon the top of all his lofty crest, th dreary shrieks did also her bewray;

U A bunch of hairs, discolour'd dirersly

With sprinkled pearl, and gold full richly drest, 4 hungry wolves continually did howl her abhorred face, so filthy and so foul.

Did shake, and seem'd to dance for joility,

Like to an almond tree ymounted high
On erery side them stood

On top of green Selinis all alone,

w With blossoms brave bedecked daintily ; trembling ghosts with sad amazed mood,l.

Whose tender locks do tremble every one ttering their iron teeth, and staring wide

At every little blast that under heaven is blown. h stony eyes; and all the hellish brood inds infernal Dock'd on every side, Çaze on earthly wight, that with the Night durst ride.

$ 114. Description of Diane with her Nymphs, returned from the Chase,and preparing to bathe.

CHORTLY unto the wasteful woods she came, 11. Description of Lucifera's Palace. S

Whereat she found the goddess and her crew, Stately palace built of squared brick, After late chace of their embrued game Which cunningly was withont mortar laid, Sitting beside a fountain in a rew, ose walls were high, but nothing strong nor Some of them washing with the liquid dew thick,

From off their dainty limbs the dusty sweat, golden foil all over them display'd; And soil, which did deforin their lively huo; purest sky with brightness they dismay'd : Others lay shaded from the scorching heat; a lifted up were many lofty tow'rs,

The rest upon her person gave attendance great. goodly galleries far over-laid,

She having hong upon a bough on high of fair windows, and delightful bow'rs :

Her bow and painted quiver, had unlaç'd on the top a dial told the timely hours.

Her silver buskins from her nimble this, is a goodly heap for to behold,

And her lank loins ung it, and breasts unbrac'd, spake the praises of the workman's wit; | After her heat the breathing cold to taste ; ull great pity, that so fair a mold

Her golden locks that late in tresses brighi n so weak foundation ever sit;

Einbreeded were for hindring of her hastc, in a sandy hill, that still did flit

Now loose about her slıoulders long undight, full away, it mounted was full high,

And were with sweet ambrosia all besprinkleut every breath of heaven shaked it;

light. all the hinder parts, that few could spy,

Soon as she Venus saw behind her back, Tuinous and old, but painted cunningly.

. 348. She was asham'd to be so loose surpris d ;

And wox half wroth against hier danssels slack,

| That had not her thereof before aduü, 112. Lucifera ascending her Coach. But suffer d her so carelessly disguisi DAIX upriseth from her stately place Be overtaken. Soon her garments loose le roya dame, and for her coach doth call! Upgathering in her bosoun she coinprisu,

Well, as she might, and then the goddess rose :

With that he shook Whilst all her nymphs did like a girlond her His nectar-dewed locks, with which the skies, enclose.

And all the world beneath, for terror quook,
And eft bis burning leren-brond in hand be

took. $ 115. Description of a Garden. I FTSOONs they heard a most delicious sound - Of all that mote delight a dainty ear; $ 119. Guyon conducted by Mammon through Such as at once might not on living ground, a Cave under Ground, to see huis Treasure. Save in this paradise, be heard elsewhere : At length they came into a larger space Right hard it was for wight which did it hear, 11 That stretch'd itself into an ample plant." To read what manner music that mote be, Thro' which a beaten broad high-wa For all that pleasing is to living ear

trace, Was there consorted in one harmony; (agree. That straight did lead to Pluto's griesly rep, Birds, voices, instruments, winds, waters, all By that way's side there sat infernal Pain, The joyous birds, shrouded in cheerful shade, And fast beside him sat tumultuous Strise ; Their notes unto the voice attemper'd sweet; The one in hand an iron whip did strain, Thi angelical, soft trembling voices made The other brandished a bloody koile, To th'instruments divine respondence meet; And both did gnash their teeth, and both did The silver-sounding instruments did meet

threaten life. With the base murmur of the waters fall; JOn the other side in one consort there sate The waters fall, with difference discreet, . Cruel Retenge, and rancorous Despite, Now soft, now loud, unto the wind did call ; | Disloval Treason, and heart-burning Hate; The gentle warbling wind low answered to all. But gnawing Jealousy, out of their sight

Sitting alone, bis bitter lips did bite;

| And trembling Fear still to and fro did fr, $116. Description of the Garden of Adonis. And found no place where safe he shroud ? There is continual spring and harvest there might. 1 Continual. both meeting at one time: Lamenting Sorrow did in darkness lie, it! For both the boughs do laughing blossoms bear, And Shame his ugly face did hide from liver And with fresh colours deck the wanton prime, And over them sad Horror, with grim hue, And eke at once the heavy trees they climb, Did always soar, beating his iron wings; Which seem to labour under their fruits load: And after him owls and night-rarens flex, The whiles the joyous birds make their pas- The hateful messengers of heavy things, time

Of death and dolour telling sad tidings; Emongst the shady leaves, their sweet abode, Whilst sad Celeno, sitting on a cliff, And their true loves without suspicion tell | A song of hale and bitter sorrow sings, · abroad.

That heart of fint asunder would have rii.

Which having ended, after him she frieth | $117. Devastation which Time makes in this Garden.

$ 120. Description of Despair, and her Speal CREAT enemy to it and all the rest

Fre long they come, whiere that same * U That in the garden of Adonis springs, Ved wight Is wicked Time ; who, with his scythe addrest, His dwelling has, low in an hollow care, Does mow the flow'ring herbs and goodly Far underneath a craggy clist ypight, things,

Dark, doleful, dreary, like a greedy grate, And all their glory to the ground down flings. That still for carion carcasses doth crate Where they do wither, and are foully marrd: On top whereof ay dwelt the ghastly owl. He flies about, and with his flaggy wings Shrieking his banelul note, which ever do." Beats down both leaves and buds without re- Far from that haunt all other cheerfal fou: gard,

And all aboutit wand'ring ghosts did wai! Ne ever pity may relent his malice hard.

howi. And, all about, old stocks and stubs of trees

Wheron nor fruit nor leaf was ever seen, $ 118. Description of Jupiter. Did bang upon the ragged rocky koees ; So haring said he ceas'd, and with his brow, On which had many wretches hanged beer His black eye-brow, whose dooraful dread-, Whose carcasses were scatter'd on the grea. ed beck

And thrown about the clifts. Arrived there Is wont to wield the world unto his vow, That bare-head knight, for dread and dole! And even the highest pow'rs of heaven to teen,

Would sain have fled, ne durst approx. Made sign to them in their degrees to speak. But th' other forc'd him stay, and comfort

in fcas.



The darksome cave they enter, where they find The soldier may not move from watchful sted, That cursed man low sitting on the ground, Nor leare, his siand, until his captain bed. Musing full sadly in his sullen mind;

Who life did limit by almighty doom His greasy locks, long growing and unbound, (Quoth he) knows best the terms established; Disordered hung about his shoulders round, And he that 'points the centinel in his room, And hid his face : thro' which his hollow eynę | Doh licence him depart at sound of morning Look'd deadly dull, and stared as astound; : droom. lisraw-bone cheeks, through penury and pine,

pihe: Is not his deed, whatever thing is done,

hi, Vere shrunk into his jaws, as he did never

In heaven and earth? Did not be all create dine.

Ta die again? All ends that was begun; Lis garment, nought but many ragged clouts, Their times in his eternal: book of fate Vith thorns together pina'd and patched was, Are written sure, and have their certain date. Ibe which his naked sides he wrapp'd abouts: Who then can strive with strong necessity, And him beside there lay upon the grass That holds the world in his still changing 1 dreary corse, whose life away did pass,

state, All wallow'd in his own yet lukewarın blood, Or shun the death ordain'd by distiny?

oat from his wound vet welled fresh, alas! When hour of death is. come, let none ask n which a rusty knife fast fixed stood, [flood. whence, nor wty, and made an open passage for the gushing The longer life, I wote the greater sin, Thich piteous spectacle, approving true The greater sin, the greater punishment; The woefal tale that Trevisan had told, All those great battles which thou boasts to win, When as the gentle Red Cross knight did view, Thro' strite, and bloodshed, and avengement, ith fiery zeal he burnt in courage bold, Now prais'd, hereafter dear thou shalt repent : im to avenge before his blood were cold; For life must life, and blood must blood, repay. nd to the villain said: Thou damned wight! Is not enough thy evil life forespent ? The author of this fact, we here behold, For he that once hath missed the right way,

hat justice can but judge against the right, The further he doth go, the farther he doth Eith thine own blood to price his blood, here stray: shed in sight.

Then do na further go, no further stray, hat fråntic fit (quoth he) hath thus distraught But here lie down, and to thy rest betake, ace, foolish man, so rash a doom to give Thill to prevent, that life ensuen may : hat justice ever other judgment taught, For what hath life, that may it loved make, t he should die, who merits not to live! And gives not rather cause it to forsake? ne else to death this man despairing drive Fear, sickness, age, loss, labour, sorrow, strife, it his own guilty mind deserving death. Pain, hunger, cold, that makes the heart to then unjust to cach his due to give? And ever fickle fortune rageth rife, squake; let him die, that loatheth living breath? All which, and thousands more, do make a let him die at ease, that liveth here uneath? loathsome life. ho travels by the weary wand'ring way, Thou, wretched man, of death hast greatest come unto his wished home in haste,

need, d meets a flood that doth his passage stay, If in true balance thou wilt weigh thy state; 200 great grace to help him over-past, For never knight that dared warlike deed free his fect, that in the mire stick fast? More luckless disadventures did amate: et envious man! that grieves at neighbour's Witness the dungeon deep, wherein of late good;

Thy life shut up, for death so oft did call: d fond, that joyest in the woe thou hast; And tho' good luck prolonged hath thy date, by wilt not let him pass, that long hath stood Yet death then would the like mishaps forestall, on the bank, yet wilt thyself not pass the Into the which hereafter thou mayst happen

flood ? there does now enjoy cternal rest, [crave, Why then dost thou, O man of sin, desire I happy ease, which thou dost want and To draw thy days forth to their last degree? I further from it daily wanderest:

Is not the measure of thy sinful hire at if some little pain the passage have, High heaped up with huge iniquity, & makes frail flesh to Tear the bitter wave? | Against the day of wrath, to burden thee? ut short pain well borne, that brings long Is not enough, that to this lady mild ease,

Thou falsed hast thy face with perjury, lavs the soul to sleep in quiet grave? And sold thyself to serve Duessa vild, 561d? pafter toil, port after stormy seas, (please. With whom in all abuse thou hast thyself de. Dafter war, death after life, does greatly...

cally Is not he just that all this doth behold knight much wonder'd at his sudden wit, From highest heaven, and bears an equal eve? I said : The term of life is limited, Shall he thy sins up in his knowledge fold, may a man prolong or shorten it: | And guilty be of thine impiety?


Is not his law, Let every sinner die? The which doth quench the brond of hellish
Die shall all fesh? What then must needs be smart,
Is it not better to do willingly, [done, And that accurs'd hand-writing doth deface :
Than linger till the glass be all out-run ? son. Arise, sir knight, arise, and leave this cursed
Death is the end of woes. Die soon, O Fairy's place.
The knight was much enmured with this so up he rose, and thence amounted streich.

[pierce, which when the earl beheld, and saw his gues
That as a sword's point through his heart did Would safe depart, for all his subtle sleigh
And in his conscience made a secret breach, He chose an halter from among the rest,
Well knowing true all that he did rehearse, And with it hung himself, unbid, unblet.
And to his fresh remembrance did reverse But death he could not work himself thesos;
The ugly view of his deformed crimes, For thousand times he so himself had dress't,
That all his manly pow’rs it did disperse, Yet natheless it could not do him die,
As he were charmed with inchaunted rhimes, Till he should die his last, that is eternally.
That oftentimes he quak'd, and fainted often-

times. In which amazement when the miscreant

FAIRFAX's TASSO. Perceived him to waver weak and frail,

$ 121. Description of the Vision conjured: With trembling horror did his conscience dant,

ly Alccto. And hellish anguish did his soul assail : To drive him to despair, and quite to quail, LA MURDER'D body huge beside him stood, He shew'd him painted in a table plain,

1 Of head and right-hand both but later The damned ghosts, that do in torments wail,

spoil'd; And thousand fiends that do them endless pain. | The left-hand bore the head, whose visage rook With fire and brimstone, which for ever 'slali | Both pale and wan, with dust and gore det: remain.

Yet spake, tho' dead; with those sad wera The sight whereof so throughly him dismay'd,

the blood

Forth at his lips in huge abundance boil'lThat nought but death before his eyes he saw, Flv, Argillan, from this false camp fly 12, And ever-burning wrath before him laid, By righteous sentence of th' Almighty's law :

Whose guide a traitor, captains inundra

are. Then 'gan the villain him to over-craw, (fire, And brought unto him swords, ropes, poison, And all that might him to perdition draw; Ts 129. Image of Armida and Attendants, And bade him choose what death he would raged at Rinaldo's hewing down the Mal - desire :

(God's ire. to dissolve the Charm. For death was due to him that had provok'dl. But when as none of them he saw him take, H

mtobe THE lift his brand ; nor car'd, tho' oft He to him raught a dagger sharp and keen,

pray'd, And gave it in his hand; his hand did quake,

| And she her form to other shape did change

Such monsters huge, when men in dreams And tremble like a leaf of aspin green, And troubled blood thro' his pale face was seen

Oft in their idle fancies roam and range: L

een | Her body swellid, her face obscure was Die To come and go; with tidings from the heart, Vanishid her garments rich, and resta As it a running messenger had been : At last resolved to work his final smart,

strange; He lifted up his hand, that back again did start.

... A giantess before him high she stands,

Armd, like Briareus, with an hundred has Which when as Una saw, through every vein The crudled cold ran to her well of life,

With fifty swords, and fifty targets bright, As in a swoon : but soon reliev'd again,

She threatend death, she roar'd, she cried, Out of his hand she snatch'd the cursed knife. I fought: And threw it to the ground, enraged rife, Each other nymph, in armour likewise diety And to him said: Fič, fie, faint-hearted knight! A Cyclops great became; he feard the What meanest thou by this reproachful strifel. nought, . Is this the battle which thou vaunt'st to fight | But on the myrıle smote with all his mista With that fire-mouthed droon horrible and / Which groan'd, like living souls to death w bright?

brought ;

The sky scenu'd Pluto's court, the air seet Come, come away, frai), silly, fleshy wighi, Nelet vain words tewitch thy manly heart, Nedevilish thonghis dismarthy contantspright: Lightend the heaven abore, the earth belt In heavenly mercies bast thou not a part ? Roared aloud : that thunder'd, and this shoh Why shouldst thou then despair, that chosen Blusçer'd the tempests strong : the wbirlw.31 art?


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