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And Titan playing on the easterne streames, And wrapt with whirling wheels enflame Gan cleare the deawy aire with springing
With fire not made to burn, but fairly for to So soon as day, forth dawning from the east,
0 71. Slander. Night's humid curtaine from the heavens with
So when that forest they had passed well,
A little cottage farre away they spide, (sell: . And early calling forth both man and beast,
To which they drew, ere night upon them Commanded them their daily workes renew.
And entering in, found none therein abide, $ 68. Palace of Sleep.
But an old woman sitting there beside,
Upon the ground, in ragged rude attire, To Morpheus' house doth hastily repaire : with filthy locks about her scatter'd wide, Amid the bowels of the earth full steep (peep, Gnawing her nayles for felness and for ire,
And lowe, where dawning day doth never and thereout sucking venom to her parts inHis dwelling is; there Thetys his wet bed
tire. Doth ever wash, and Cynthia still doth steep In silver dew his ever drouping head,
A foule and loathly creature sure in sight, Whiles sad night over him her mantle black And in conditions to be loath'd no less : doth spread.
For shee was stuft with rancour and de.
spight Whose double gates he findeth locked fast, Up to the throat ; that oft with bitterness The one fair fram'd with burnish'd ivory, It forth would break, and gush with great The other all with silver overcast;
excess, And wakefull dogges before them farre doe lye,
Pouring out streams of poyson and of gall, Watching to banish Care their enemy, Gainst all that truth or virtue doe professe ; Who oft is wont to trouble gentle sleep.
Whome she with lessings lewdly did miscall By them the spright doth pass in quietly,
And wickedly back-bite : her name men Slan. And unto Morpheus comes, whom drowned
der call. deep, In drowsie fit he finds of nothing he takes keep. And causeless crimes continually to frame ;
Her nature is, all goodness tu abuse, And more to lull him in his slumbers soft, With which she guiltless persons may acA trickling stream from high rock tumbling
(name : down,
And steale away the crowne of their good And ever drizling raine upon the loft, Ne ever knight so bold, ne ever dame [strive Mixt with a murmuring wind, much like the So chast and loyall liv'd, but she would sound
With forged cause them falsely to defame : Of swarming bees, did cast him in a swoone : Ne ever thing was done so well alive,
No other noise, nor people's troublous cryes, But she with blame would blot, and of due As still are wont t'annoy the walled town, praise deprive. Might there be heard : but careless quiet
Her words were not as common words are lies,
ment, Wrapt in eternal silence, farre from enemies. T'express the meaning of the inward minde; 0 69. Sun.
But noisome breath, and poysonous spirit
sent, As when two Suns appear in th' azure sky, From inward parts, with cancar'd malice lin'd, Mounted in Phæbus' chariot fierie bright :
And breathed forth with blast of bitter winde; Both darting forth faire beames to each
Which passing thro' the eares, would pierce man's eye,
the heart, And both adorn'd with lamps of flaming light, and wound the soul itself with grief unkind : All that behold such strange prodigious sight,
For, like the stings of aspes, that kill with Not knowing nature's work, nor what to
[inner part. weene,
[fright. Her spightful words did prick and wound the Are wrapt with wonder and with rare af
72. Storm. $ 70. Phaeton.
HEE cryde, as rageing seas are wont to rore, EXCEEDING shone, like Phæbus'fairest When wintry storme his wrathfull wreck does childe,
threat, That did presume his father's fierie waine, The rolling billows beat the rugged shore, And flaming mouthes of steeds unwonted As they the earth would shoulder from her wild,
seat, Thro' highest heaven with weaker hand to And greedy gulph does gape, as he would eat raine,
His neighbour element in his revenge : Proud of such glory and advancement vaine, Then gin the blustring breathren boldly threat, While flashing beams doe daze his feeble To move the world from off his steadfast eyen,
[avenge. He leeves the wilkin way most beaten plaine, And boystrous battell make, each other to
His steed was bloody red, and foamed ire, Right in the midst the goddesse self dia When with the maist'ring spur he did him Upon an altar of some costly masse, (stand,
roughly stire. Whose substance was uneath to understand : Approaching nigh he never staid to greet, For neither precious stones, nor durefull Ne chaffer words, proud courage to provoke, brasse,
But prickt so fierce, that underneath his Nor shining gold, nor mouldring clay it was ; feet
(smoke But yet more rare and precious to esteeme, The smoldring dust did round about him Pure in aspect, and like to chrystall glass ; Both horse and man nigh able for to choke ;
Yet glass was not, if one did rightly deem ; And fairly couching his steel-headed spear, But being faire and brittle, likest glass did Him first saluted with a sturdy stroke.
And him beside rides fierce revenging But it in shape and beauty did excell Upon a lyon, loth for to be led; [Wrath All other idols which the heathen adore : And in his hand a burning brond he hath,
Farre passing that, which by surpassing skill The which he brandisheth about his head; Phidias did make in Paphos isle of yore, His eyes did hurle forth sparkles fiery red, With which that wretched Greeke that life And stared stern on all that him beheld, forlore
As ashes pale of hue, and seeming dead ;, Did fall in love : yet this much fairer shined, And on his dagger still his hand he held, But covered with slender veil afore,
Trembling thro' hasty rage, when choler in And both her feet and legs together twined
him swell’d. Were with a snake, whose head and taile
His ruffian raiment all was stain'd in blooa were fast combined.
Which he had spilt, and all to rage yrent, The cause why she was covered with a
Thro upadvised rashness woxen, wood, veile,
(same For of his hands he had no government, Was hard to know, for that her priests the Ne car'd for bloud in his avengement; From people's knowledge labour'd to con
But when the furious fit was overpast,
His cruel facts he often would repent, Bat sooth it was not sure for womanish shame,
Yet, wilful man, he never would forecast, Nor any blemish which the work mote blame; How many mischiefs should ensue his heedless But for (they say) she hath both kinds in
Full many mischiefs follow cruel Wrath; Both male and female, both under one name : Abhorred bloudshed, and tumultuous strife,
She sire and mother is herself alone; Unmanly urther, and unthrifty scath, Begets, and eke conceives, she needeth other Bitter despight, with rancour's rusty knife,
And fretting grief, the enemy of life: And all about her neck and shoulders flew
And these and many evils more haunt ire, A flock of little loves, and sports, and joyes,
The swelling splene, and phrenzy raging rife, With nimble wings of gold and purple hew;
The shaking palsey, and St. Francis' fire : Whoes shapes seem'd not like to terrestrial Such one was Wrath, the last of this ungodly
tire. boyes, But like to angels playing heavenly toyes ; SPENSER'S FAIRY QUEEN
The whilst their elder brother was away, Cupid, their elder brother; he enjoys
$ 75. Duessa weeping over her enemy, comThe wide kingdome of love with lordly
pared to a Crocodile ; and a Description sway,
of Night. And to his law compels all creatures to obey. As when a weary traveller, that strays And all about her altar scatter'd lay,
By muddy shore of broad seven-mouthed Nile, Great sorts of lovers piteously complaining,
Unweeting of the perilous wandering ways, Some of their loss, some of their love's delay, Doth meet a cruel crafty crocodile, Some of their pride, some paragons disdaining, which in false grief hiding his harmless guile Some fearing fraude, some fraudulently fayn- Doth weep full sore, and sheddeth tender As ever one had cause of good or ill.[ing,
The foolish man, that pities all this while 0 74. Wrath.
His mournful plight, is swallow'd up unawares, AFTER that varlet's sight, it was not long Forgetful of his own, that minds another's
cares : Ere on the plaine fast pricking Guion spide
One in bright arms embattailed full strong, So wept Duessa until even tide, [light, That as the sunny beams doe glance and glide That shining lamps in Jove's high house were Upon the trembling wave, so shined bright, Then forth she rose, ne longer would abide, And round about him threw forth sparkling But comes unto the place where th' heathen fire,
knight That seemed him to enflame on every side : In slumb'ring swoon nigh void of vital spright,
Lay cover'd with enchanted cloud all day; So forth she comes : her brightness broad doth Whom when she found, as she him left in blaze, plight
The heaps of people thronging in the hall To wail his woful case, she would not stay, Do ride each other, upon her to gaze : But to the eastern coast of heaven makes Her glorious glittering light doth all men's speedy way,
eyes amaze. Where griesly Night, with visage deadly sad, So forth she comes, and to her coach does That Phæbus' cheerful face durst never view,
climb And in a foul black pitchy mantle clad,
Adorned all with gold, and garlands gay, She finds forth-coming from her darksome That seem'd as fresh as Flora in her prime;
And strove to match, in royal rich array, Where she all day did hide her hated hue : Great Juno's golden chair, the which they say Before the door her iron chariot stood, The gods stand gazing on, when she does ride Already harnessed for journey new;
To Jove's high house thro' heaven's brassAnd cole-black steeds yborn of hellish brood, paved way, That on their rusty bits did champ as they Drawn of fair peacocks that excel in pride, were wood.
And full of Argus' eyes their tails dispredden
wide. And all the while she stood upon the ground, 1978. Description of Diana with her Nymphs, The wakeful dogs did never cease to bay, As giving warning of th' unusual sound,
returned from the Chase, and preparing to
bathe. With which her iron wheels did them affray, And her dark griesly look them much dismay. SHORTLY under the wasteful woods she The messenger of death, the ghastly owl,
came, With dreary shrieks did also her bewray;
Whereat she found the goddess and her crew, And hungry wolves continually did howl
After late chace of their embrued game, At her abhorred face, so filthy and so foul. Sitting beside a fountain in a rew,
Some of them washing with the liquid dew On every side them stood From off their dainty limbs the dusty sweat, The trembling ghosts with sad amazed mood And soil, which did deform their lively hue ; Chattering their iron teeth, and staring wide Others lay shaded from the scorching heat ; With stony eyes; and all the hellish brood The rest upon her person gave attendance Of fiends infernal flock'd on every side,
great. To gaze on earthly wight, that with the Night She having hong upon a bough on high durst ride.
Her bow and painted quiver, had unlac'd
Her silver buskins from her nimble thigh ; 076. Description of Lucifer's Palace.
And her lank loins ungirt, and breasts unSTATELY palace built of squared brick,
brac'd, Which cunningly was without mortar laid, - . After her heat the breathing cold to taste ; Whose walls were high, but nothing strong Her golden locks, that late in tresses bright nor thick,
Embreeded were for hindering of her haste, And golden foil all over them display'd; Now loose about her shoulders hung undight, That purest sky with brightness they dis- And were with sweet ambrosia all besprinkled may'd :
light. High lifted up were many lofty tow'rs,
Soon as she Venus saw behind her back,
She was asham'd to be so loose surpris’d;
And wox half wroth against her damsels slack, And on the top a dial told the timely hours.
That had not her thereof before advis'd, It was a goodly heap for to behold,
But suffer'd her so carelessly disguis'd And spake the praises of the workman's wit; Be overtaken. Soon her garments loosen But full great pity, that so fair a mould Upgathering in her bosom she compris'd, Did on so weak foundation ever sit ;
Well as she might, and then the goddess For on a sandy hill, that still did Ait And fall away, it mounted was full high, Whilst all her nymphs did like a girlond her That every breath of heaven shaked it ;
enclose. And all the hinder parts, that few could spy, Were ruinous and old, but painted cunningly.
$ 79. Description of a Garden.
EFTsoons they heard a most delicious sound, 077. Lucifera ascending her Coach.
Of all that mote delight a dainty ear; SUDDEN upriseth from her stately place Such as at once might not on living ground, The royal dame, and for her coach doth call! Save in this paradise, be heard elsewhere : All hurlen forth, and she with princely pace, Right hard it was for wight which did it hear, As fair Aurora in her purple pall,
To read what manner music that mote be, Out of the East the dawning day doth call,' For all that pleasing is to living ear
lay; " Ah see,
Was there consorted in one harmony ; [agree. And even the highest pow'rs of heaven to
With that he shook
His nectar-dewed locks, with which the skies,
And all the world beneath for terror quook, The silver-sounding instruments did meet With the base murmur of the water's fall;
And eft his burning leven-brond in hand he The water's fall, with difference discreet,
took. Now soft, now loud, unto the wind did call;
$ 82. Guyon conducted by Mammon through The gentle warbling wind low answered to all.
a Cave under Ground, to see his Treasure. The while, some, one did chaunt this lovely At length they came into a larger space
That stretch'd itself into an ample plain, whoso fair thing dost fain to see,
Through which a beaten broad highway did In springing flower the image of thy day;
trace, Ah see the virgin rose, how sweetly she
That straight did lead to Pluto's griesly reign : Doth first peep forth with bashful modesty,
By that way's side there sat infernal Pain, That fairer seems, the less ye see he may; And fast beside him sat tumultuous Strife; Lo, see soon after, how more bold and free
The one in hand an iron whip did strain, Her bared bosom she doth broad display ;
The other brandished a bloody knife, Lo, see soon after, how she fades and falls And both did knash their teeth, and both did away.
threaten life. “So passeth, in the passing of a day,
On the other side in one consort there sate Of mortal life the leaf, the bud, the flower,
Cruel Revenge, and rancorous Despite, Nor more doth flourish after first decay, That erst was sought to deck both bed and Disloyal Treason, and heart-burning Hate ; bower
But gnawing Jealousy, oụt of their sight Of many a lady, and many a paramour :
Sitting alone, his bitter lips did bite : Gather therefore the rose, while yet is prime,
And trembling Fear still to and fro did fly, For soon comes age, that will her pride de. And found no place where safe he shroud him
might. flower: Gather the rose of love, while yet is time,
Lamenting Sorrow did in darkness lie, [eye. While loving thou mayst loved be with equal
And Shame his ugly face did hide from living crime."
And over them sad Horror, with grim hue, He ceas’d, and then gan all the quire of birds And after him owls and night-råvens few,
Did always soar, beating his iron wings ;
The hateful messengers of heavy things,
Of death and dolour telling sad tidings; Yet swerved not, but kept their forward way. A song of bale and bitter sorrows sings,
Whilst sad Celeno, sitting on a cliff, Through 'many covert groves, and thickets That heart of Aint asunder would have rift;
close, In which they creeping did at last display
Which having ended, after him she flieth
swift. That wanton lady, with her lover loose, Whose sleepy head she in her lap did soft 0 83.' Una and the Red Cross Knight. dispose.
A GENTLE knight was pricking on the plain. 80. Description of the Garden of Adonis. Yclad in mighty arms and silver shield,
THERE is continual spring and harvest Wherein old dints of deep wounds did remain Continual, both meeting at one time; (there, Yet arms till that time did he never wield:
The cruel marks of many a bloody field; For both the boughs do laughing blossoms bear, His angry steed did chide his foaming bit, And with fresh colours deck the wanton prime, As much disdaining to the curb to yield: And eke at once the heavy trees they climb, . Full jolly knight he seem'd, and fair did sit, Which seem to labour under their fruits' load : The whiles the joyous birds make their pas
As one for knightly jousts and fierce encoun
ters fit. time Emongst the shady leaves, their sweet abode, But on his breast a bloody cross he bore, And their true loves without suspicion tell The dear remembrance of his dying Lord, abroad.
For whose sweet sake that glorious badge he
And dead (as living) ever him ador'd : [wore, 081. Description of Jupiter.
Upon his shield the like was also scor'd, So having said, he ceas'd, and with his brow, For sovereign hope, which in his help he had : His black eye-brow, whose doomful dreaded Right faithful true he was in deed and word ; beck
But of his cheer did seem too solemn sad : Is wont to wield the world unto his vow, Yet nothing did he dread; but ever was ydrad.
Upon a great adventure he was bound, The Laurel, meed of mighty conquerors
When, weening to return, whence they did And over all a black stole she did throw,
[shown, As one that inly mourn'd : so was she sad,
They cannot find that path which first was And heavy sat upon her palfrey slow; But wander to and fro in ways unknown, Seemed in heart some hidden care she had, Furthest from end then, when they nearest And by her in a line a milk white lamb she
That makes them doubt their wits be not their So pure an innocent, as that same lamb, So many paths, so many turnings seen, She was in life and every virtuous lore, That which of them to take, in divers doubt And by descent from royal lineage came
they been. Of ancient kings and queens, that had of yore
0 84. Description of Prince Arthur. Their sceptres stretcht from east to western shore,
At last she chanced by good hap to meet And all the world in their subjection held; A goodly knight, fair marching by the way, Till that infernal fiend with foul uproar
Together with his squire, arrayed meet : Forewasted all their land and them expell’d: His glittering armour shined far away, Whom to avenge, she had this knight from far Like glancing light of Phæbus' brightest ray; compellid.
From top to toe no place appeared bare,
That deadly dint of steel endanger may: Behind her far away a dwarf did lag,
Athwart his breast a bauldric brave he ware, That lazy seem'd in being ever last,
That shin'd like twinkling stars, with stones Or wearied with bearing of her bag
most precious rare. Of needments at his back. Thus as they past The day with clouds was sudden overcast,
And in the midst thereof one precious stone And angry Jove an hideous storm of rain Of wondrous worth, and eke of wondrous Did pour into his leman's lap so fast,
mights, That every wight to shroud it did constrain, Shap'd like a lady's head, exceeding shone, And this fair couple eke to shroud themselves Like Hesperus amongst the lesser lights, were fain.
And strove for to amaze the weaker sights; Enforc'd to seek some covert nigh at hand,
Thereby his mortal blade full comely hung A shady grove not far away they spied,
In ivory sheath, ycarv'd with curious slights ; That promis'd aid the tempest to withstand ;
Whose hilts were burnish'd gold, and handle Whose lofty trees, yclad with summer's pride,
(tongue. Did spread so broad, they heaven's light diá Of mother pearl, and buckled with a golden hide,
His haughty helmet, horrid all with gold, Not pierceable with power of any star : Both glorious brightness and great terror bred ; And all within were paths and alleys wide, For all the crest a dragon did enfold With footing worn,
and leading inward far : With greedy paws, and over all did spread Fair harbour, that them seems ; so in" they His golden wings; his dreadful hideous head, entred are.
Close couched on the beaver, seem'd to throw And forth they pass, with pleasure forward led, That sudden horror to faint hearts did show;
From flaming mouth bright sparkles fiery red, Joying to hear the birds' sweet harmony,
And scaly tail was stretch'd adown his back Which, therein shrouded from the tempest's
full low. dread," Seem'd in their song to scorn the cruel sky. Upon the top of all his lofty crest Much can they praise the trees so strait and Abunch of hairs discolour'd diversely, high,
With sprinkled pearl, and gold full richly The sailing Pine, the Cedar proud and tall, dress'd, The vine-prop Elm, the Poplar never dry, Did shake, and seem'd to dance for jollity, The builder Oak, sole king of forests all, Like to an almond tree ymounted high The Aspin good for staves, the Cypress fu- On top of green Selinis all alone, neral,
With blossoms brave bedecked daintily; Vol. VI. Nos. 89 & 90.