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And if thou gettest but a pedant's see,

He knowes the grace of that new elegance, Thy bed, thy board, and courser livery,

Which sweet PhiliGides fetch'd of late from France, O honour far beyond a brazen thrine,

That well bescend his high-itild Arcady, To fit with Tarleton on an ale poft's agne! Though others narre it with much liberty, Who had but lived in Augusus' dayés,

In epithets to joine two wordes in one
"Thad been some honour to be crown'd with bayes; Forfuotb, for adjectives can't itand alone :
When Lucan ftretched on his marble bed

As a great poet could of Bacchus say,
To think of Cæfar, and great Pompey's deed: That he was Semele-femori-gens.
Or when Achelaus fhav'd his mourning head, Lastly he names the spirit of Astrophet; des
Soon as he heard Stefichorus was dead.

Now hath not Labeo done wondrous well?
Aclcast, would some good body of the rest But ere his Muse her weapon learn to wield, ...)
Set a gold pen on their baye-wreathed crest; Or dance a sober pirrhicke in the field,
Or would their face in stamped coin expresse, Or marching wade in blood up to the koees,
As did the Myteleng their poetesse.

Her arma virum goes by two degrees, Now as it is, beshrew him if he might,

The sheepe-cote first hath beene her uursery That would his browes with Cæsar's laurell dight, where the hath worne her idle infancy, Though what ail'd me, I might not well as they And in high ftartups walk'd the paftur'd plaines, Rake up some furworne tales that smother'd lay To tend her casked herd that there remaines, In chimney corners smoak d with winter fires, And winded still a pipe of oate or breare, To read and rock asleep our drowsy fires? Striving for wages who the praise fhall beare; No man his threshold better knowes, than I As did whilere the homely Carmelite, Brute's first arrival, and first vidtory;

Following Virgil, and he Theocrite; Saint George's sorrell, of his crosle of blood, Or else hath beene in Venus' chamber train'd Arthur's round board, or Caledonian wood, To play with Cupid, till the had attain'd Pr holy battles of bold Charlemaine,

To coniment well upon a beauteous face, What were his knights did Salen's siege maintaine: Then was the fit for an heroic place; How the mad rival of faire Angelice

As witty Pontan in great earnest said, Was phyfick'd from the new-found paradise. His mistress' breasts were like two weights of lead, High stories they, which with their swelling Itrainc Another thinks her teeth might liken' be Haye riven Frontoe's broad rehearsal plaine. To two faire rankes of pales of ivory, But fo to fill up books, both backe and side, To fence in sure the wild beast of her tongue, What needs it ? Are there not enow belide ? From either going far, or going wrcog; O age well thriven and well fortunate,

Her grinders like two chalk-stones in a mill, When each man bath a muse apropriate;

Which shall with time and wearing waxe as ill And she, like to some fervile care-bor'd flave As old Catillaes, which wont every night Must play and Ang when and what he'd have ! Lay up her holy pegs till next day-light, Would that were all mall sault in number lies, And with them grind soft-fimpring all the day, Were not the feare from whence it should arise. When, left her laughter should her gums bewras, But can it be ought but a fpuriuus feed

Her hands must hide her mouth if the but smile; That

growes so rife in such unlikely speed ? Faine would she seeme all frixe and frolicke ftill. Sith Pontian lest his barren wife at home, Her forehead faire is like a brazen hill And spent two years at Venice and at Rome, Whose wrinkled furrows which her age doth breed Returned, hears his blesiog alk'd of three, Are dawbed full of Venice chalke for need : Cries' out, O Julian law! adultery!

Her eyes like filver saucers faire beset Though Labeo reaches right (who can deny :) With shining amber, and with shady let, The true ftrains of heroick poesy :

Her lids like Cupid's bow case, where he hides For he can tell how fury refc his fense,

The weapons that doth wound the wanton ey'd: And Phoebus fill'd him with intelligence.

Her chin like Pindus, or Parnaffus hill, He can implore the heathen deities

Where down descends th'o'erfowing Atream doth To guide his bold and busy enrerprize;

fill Or filch whole pages at a clap for need

The well of her faire mouth.-Each hath his From honest Petrarch, clad in English wced;

praise. Wile big but ob's! each stanza can begin,

Who would not but wed poets now a dayos! Whose trunk and tailo Duttish and heartlefle been.

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Religions hold, Earth's choice, and Peaven's love,
Patterne of Vertue, patron of Muses fage :

All these and more were Whitaker's alone,

Now they in him, and he and all are gone.
Heaven, Earth, Nature, Death, and every Fate,
Thus spoild the carelesse world of woonted joy :
Whiles each repin'd at others pleasing state,
And all agreed to work the world's anroy :
Heaven strove with Earth, Destiny gave the

doome,
That Death should Earth and Nature overcome.

If ever breath diffolv'd the world to teares,
Or hollow crics made heaven's vault resound :
If ever shrieks were founded out so cleare,
That all the worlds waft might heare around: (cries,

Be mine the breath, the teares, the frikes, the

Yet till my griefe upseene, unfounded lies.
Thou flattering Sun, that ledit this loathed light,
Why didst thou in thy saffron-robes arise ?
Or foldit not up the day in drearie night?
And wakit the westernę worldes amazed eies?

And never niore rise from the ocean,

To make the morn, or chale aight-shades again.
Heare we no bird of day, or dawning morne,
To greet the sun, or glad the waking care:
sing out ye scrich-owles lowder then aforne,
And ravens blacke of night; of death of driere:

And all ye barking foules yet never seene,

That fill the moonlelle night with hideous din.
Now shall the wanton Devils daunce in rings
In everie niede, and everie heath hore :
The Elvish Faeries, and the Gobelins :
The foofed Sacyres silent heretofore:

Religion Vertue, Muses, holic mirth
Have now forsworne the late forsaken earth.

Earth takes one part, when forced Nature sendes
The soul, to flit into the yeelding skie:
Sorted by death into their fatal ends,
Forescene, foresett from all eternitie :

Deltinie by Death spoyld feeble Natures frame,

Earth was despoyl'd when Heaven overcame.
Ah, coward Nature, and more cruell Death,
Envying Heaven, and unworthy mold,
Unwcildy carkasse and unconstant breath,
That did so lightly leave your living hold :
How ha.:

.. ye all confpir'd our hopelesse spighi,
And wrapt us up in Griefes eternall night.
Base Nature geeldes, imperious Death com-

maundes.
Heaven defires, durft lowly dust denie?
The Fates decreed, no mortall might withstand,
The spirit leaves his load, and lets it lie.

The fenceleffe corpes corrupts in sweeter clay,
And waytes for worms to walte it quite away.

The Prince of Darknesse gins to tyrannize, Now ginne your triumphes, Death and Definies, And rcare up cruel trophees of his rage :

And let the trembling world witnesse your walt : Faint earth through her defpairing cowardice Now let blacke Orphney raise his gastly neighes, Yields up herselfe to endlelle vastalage: (Hell, And trample high, and hellish fome outcast: What Champion now shall tame the power of

Shake he the earth and teare the hollow skies, And the unrulie spirits overquell?

That all may feele and feare your victories. The world's praise, the price of Nature's proofe, And after your triumphant chariot, niaze of times, hope of our faded age :

Drag the pale corpes that thus you did to die, * King's profeffor, and matter of St. John's Coliege, Io Thew what goodly conquests ye have got, Cambridge ; he died'in 1525. This elegy was annexed To fright the world, and fill the woondring eie: to the "Carmen Funebre Caroli Horni, 1506," and is now

Millions of lives, of deaths no conquest wers, reprinted from Nichols: " Seicot Collection of Pucms," 8 vo!s. samo. Lond. 1780.

Compared with one onely Whitakere,

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ELEGY ON DR. WHITAKER.
But thou, O soule, shalt laugh at their despite, Seldome had ever soule such entertaines;
Sitting beyond the mortal mans extent,

With such sweet hymnes, and such a glorious All in the bosome of that blessed spright:

crowne. Which the great God for thy safe conduct sent, Nor with such joy amids the heavenly traines, He through the circling fphcares taketh his Was ever led to his Creator's throne: fight,

There now he lives, and sees his Saviour's face, And cuts the solid fkie with spirituall might. And ever sings fweet songs unto his grace. Open ye golden gates of Paradise,

Meanewhile, the memorie of his mightie name, Open ye wide unto a welcome gholt :

Shal live as long as aged earth fhal last : Enter, O soule, into thy boure of blisse,

Enrolled on berill walles of fame, Through all the throng of Heaven's hoaft: Ay ming'd, ay monrn'd: and wished oft in waft, Which shall with triumph gard thee as thou Is this to die, to live for evermore. go'st

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CO N T E N T S.

WORKS OF SPENSER.

Page

JO

Pagt The Author's Life,

3

To the Right Noble Lord, and Most Valiant Letter to Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, Lord

Captain, Sir John Norris, Knight, Lord Warden of the Stanneryes and her Maiestie's

President of Mounster,

15 Lieftenaunt of the Country of Corncwayil, 7

To the Right Noble and Valorous Knight, Dedication to Queen' Elisabeth,

Sir Walter Raleigh, Lord Wardein of the

Stanneryes, and Lieftenaunt of Corncwaile, ib. VERSES TO THE AUTHOR OF THE FAERY QUEEN.

To the Right Honourable and Most Virtu-
ou: Lady, the Countesle of Pembroke,

ib. A Vision upon this Concept of the Faery To the Most Virtuous and Beautiful Lady, Queen,

II
the Lady Carew,

16 Another of the fame,

ib. To all the Gratious and Beautiful Ladies in To the Learned Shepheard, ib. the Court,

ib.

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SONNETS SENT WITH THE FAERY QUEEN. To the Right Honourable Sir Christopher

Harton, Lord High Chancellor of Eng. land, &c.

13 To the Right Honourable the Lord Burleigh, Lord High Treasurer of England,

ib. To the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxen

ford, High Chamberlayne of England, ib. To the Right Honourable the Earle of Northumberland,

14 To the Right Honourable the Earle of Cumberland,

ib. To the Most Honourable and Excellent Lord,

the Earl of Essex, Great Maister of the Horse to her Highnesse, and Knight of the Noble Order of the Garter, &c.

ib. To the Right Honourable the Earl of Ormond and Oflory,

ib. To the Right Honourable the Lord Ch.

Howard, Lord High Admiral of England, Knight of the Noble Order of the Garter, and one of her Majestec's Privie Counfel, &c.

14 To the Right Honourable the Lord of Hunf

don, High Chamberlaine to her Maiesty, ib. To the Most Renowned and Valiant Lord,

the Lord Grey of Wilton, Knight of the Noble Order of the Garter, &c.

15 To the Right Honourable che Lord of Buck

hurit, one of her Maiestie's Privic Counsell, ib. To the Right Honourable Sir Fr. Walfing

ham, Knight, principall Secretary to her
Maicfty, and of her Honourable Privy
Counfell
,

ib.

8% 83 89

Book II. contayning the Legend of Sir
Guyon, or of TEMPERAUNCE,

Canto I.
Canto Il.
Canto II.
Canto IV.
Canto V.
Canto VI.
Canto VII.
Canto VIII.
Canto IX.
Canto X
Canto XI,
Canto XII.

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160 COLIN CLOUT'S COME HOME AGAIN.
Canto III.

166

Dedication to the Right Worthy and Noble
Canto IV.

172

Knight, Sir Walter Raleigh, Caprain of her
Canto V.

178
Canto VI.

184

Majesty's Guard, Lord Warden of the
Canto VII.

Stanneries, and Lieutenant of the County
190

of Cornwall, Canto VIII.

196 Canto IX.

201 Canto X.

207

VIRGIL'S GNAT.
Canto XI.

213 Dedication to the Moft Noble and Excellent
Canto XII.
219 Lord, the Earl of Leicester,

437 Book IV. contayning the Legend of CAMBEL and TELAMOND, or of FRIENDSHIP, 224

THE SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR.
Canto 1.

225 Containing Twelve Æglogues, proportionable
Canto Il.

231 to the Twelve Months. - Entituled to the Canto III.

237

Noble and Virtuous Gentleman, moft wor-
Canto IV.

242

thy of all Titles both of Learning and ChiCanto V.

valry, Master Philip Sidney. Caoto VI.

253 Canto VII.

237

January. Ægloga Prima,
Canto VIII.

262

Feruary. Ægloga Secunda,
Can: IX.

267
March. Ægloga Tertia,

449 Canto X.

April. Ægloga Quarto,

451 Canto XI.

May.
277
Ægloga Quinta,

454 Canto XII.

June.
Ægloga Sexta,

459 July. Ægloga Septima,

460 Book y. contayning the Legend of ARTE

August Ægloga Odavo, GALL, or of Justice, 289 September. Ægloga Nona,

466 Canto 1.

291
October. Ægloga Decima,

469 Canto II,

295
November, Ægloga Undecima,

471 Canto III.

301
December. Ægloga Duodecima,

474 Canto IV.

305 Epilogue, Canto V.

311 Canto VI.

317

HYMNS.
Canto VII.
Canto VIII.

326 Dedication to the Right Honourable and
Canto 18.

Most Virtuous Lady, the Lady Margaret,
Canto X.

Countess of Cumberland; and the Lady
Canto XI.

Mary, Countess of Warwick,

340 Canto XII.

In Honour of Love, 347

In Hopour of Beauty, Book VI. concayning the Legend of Sir CA

Of Heavenly Love, LIDORE, or of COURTISIE,

352

Of Heavenly Beauty,
Canto I.

353
Canto II.

VISIONS.
Canto UI,
Canto IV.
368 Of Petrarch,

494 Canto V.

Of Bellay, 373

496 Canto VI. Of the World's vanity,

499 Canto VII.

383 Canto VIII.

389 FRUSOPOPIA : OR, MOTHER HUBBERD'S TALE. Canto IX.

395 Canto X.

400

Dedication to the Right Honourable the Lady
Can'o XI.

405
Compton and Mounteagle,

SOI
Canto XII.

4IT
Prothalamion : or, a Spousal Verse,

$14 Epithalamion,

$17 Two Cantos of MUTABILITIE ; which, both Poems, fot Form and Matter, appear to be parcell

Amoretti : or, Sonnets,

$24 of some following Book of the Faery Queene, under the Legend of Constan.

ELEGIAC POEMS.
Canto VI.

415 Daphnaida : an Elegy upon the Death of the
Canto VII.

421 Noble and Virtuous Douglas Howard, Canto VIII. Unperfite,

427 Daughter and Hair of Henry Lord How

476

321

331 336

478

486

358

363

378

CIE.

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