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At every sudden slighting quite abash'd :
He ceas'd, and heard their grant in loud acclaim: Then forthwith to him takes a chosen band
Where will this end? four times ten days I've
Wandering this woody maze, and human food
228 oftest] Milton's own edition, oftest;' the others often.'
Newton. W wide] In most editions falsely printed wild.' Newton.
Or God support nature without repast
It was the hour of night, when thus the Son 260
202 hospitable] Hor. Od. ii. 3. 9.
• Umbram hospitalem consociare amant
Ramis.' and Virg. Georg. iv. 24. Dunster. 267 horny] Cic. de Nat. Deor. i. 36. “Aves excelsæ, cruribus rigidis, corneo proceroque rostro.'
He found his supper on the coals prepard,
couch Our Saviour, and found all was but a dream; Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked. Up to a hill anon his steps he rear’d, From whose high top to ken the prospect round, If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd; But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote none he saw, Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove, With chaunt of tuneful birds resounding loud; Thither he bent his way, determin’d there To rest at noon, and enter'd soon the shade High roof'd, and walks beneath, and alleys brown, That open’d in the midst a woody scene; Nature's own work it seem'd, nature taught art, And to a superstitious eye the haunt
287 cottage] Ap. Rhod. iv. 1247.
ουδέ τιν' άρδεμόν
"Αυλιον, ευκήλω δε κατέιχετο πάντα γαλήνη. 296 haunt] Lucret. iv. 584.
“Hæc loca capripedes Satyros, Nymphasque tenere
Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs; he view'd it round,
With granted leave officious I return,
To whom thus Jesus. What conclud'st thou hence? They all had need; I, as thou seest, have none.
How hast thou hunger then? Satan replied.
me, if food were now before thee set,
309 here] In Milton's own edition, it is found he relief, perhaps an unnoticed error of the press. Todd.
Owe not all creatures by just right to thee
He spake no dream, for, as his words had end,
326 nor] So in Milton's own edition; in most others, 'not.' 334 elements) Juv. Sat. xi. 14.
* Interea gustus elementa per omnia quærunt. Dunster. 340 A table] «Then dreamt he saw a table richly spread.' Whiting's Albino and Bellama, p. 105, (1637.)
340 in regal mode] ‘Regales Epulæ.' Apulei Metam. Lib. v. p. 143. ed. Delph.
341 dishes pild] Milton's Prose Works, vol. iv. p. 312, (a brief History of Moscovia) “Then followed a number more of strange, and rare dishes piled, boiled, roast, and baked,' &c.
344 Gris-amber] Osborne's Memoirs of James I. vol. ii. p. 157,"a whole pye, reckoned to my lord at ten pounds, being composed of amber-grece, magisterial of pearl, musk.'