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That darksome cave they enter, where they find
Faerie Queene. Canto ix. St. 35.
Book ii. Canto vi. St. 12. And is there care in Heaven ? And is there love In heavenly spirits to these Creatures bace ?
Canto rii. St. 1. How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come to succour us that succour want!
St. 2. Eftsoones they heard a most melodious sound.
Canto xüäSt. 70. Through thick and thin, both over bank and bush, In hope her to attain by hook or crook.2
Book ii. Canto i. St. 17. Her berth was of the wombe of morning dew,8 And her conception of the joyous Prime. Canto vi. St. 3.
Roses red and violets blew, And all the sweetest flowres that in the forrest grew.
St. 6. Be bolde, Be bolde, and everywhere, Be bold."
Canto ri. St. 54. Dan Chaucer, well of English undefyled, On Fame's eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled.
Book iv. Canto ii. St. 32.
1 Through thick and thin. — DRAYTON : Nymphidia. MIDDLETON: The Roaring Girl, act iv. sc. 2. KEMP: Nine Days' Wonder. BUTLER: Hudibras, part i. canto ii. line 370. DRYDEN : Absalom and Achitophel, part ii. line 414. POPE: Dunciad, book ii. COWPER : John Gilpin.
2 See Skelton, page 8.
3 The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning. - Psalm cx. 3, Book of Common Prayer.
4 De l'audace, encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace (Boldness, again boldness, and ever boldness). – Danton : Speech in the Legislative Assembly, 1792.
For all that Nature by her mother-witz
Book v. Canto ii. St. 43.
St. 42. The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne; For a man by nothing is so well bewrayed As by his manners.
Book vi. Canto iii. St. 1. For we by conquest, of our soveraine might, And by eternall doome of Fate's decree, Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.
Book viï. Canto ri. St. 33. For of the soule the bodie forme doth take; For soule is forme, and doth the bodie make.
An Hymne in Honour of Beautie. Line 132. For all that faire is, is by nature good; That is a signe to know the gentle blood.
Has bene an old-sayd sawe;
The Shepheardes Calender. July. Line 97.
I Mother wit. – MARLOWE : Prologue to Tamberlaine the Great, part i. MIDDLETON : Your Five Gallants, act i. sc. 1. SHAKESPEARE : Taming of the Shrew, act ii. sc. 1.
2 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew v. 7.
3 The band that hath made you fair hath made you good. — SHAKESPEARE: Measure for Measure, act ii. sc. 1.
4 See Heywood, page 12.
To fret thy soule with crosses and with cares;
Mother Hubberds Tale. Line 895
What more felicitie can fall to creature
Muiopotmos: or, The Fate of the Butterflie. Line 209.
Daphnaida, v. 407.
Lines on his Promised Pension.4
1 Eat not thy heart ; which forbids to afflict our souls, and waste them with vexatious cares. PLUTARCH : Of' the Training of Children.
But suffered idleness
BRYANT : Homer's Iliad, book i. line 319. 2 Take Time by the forelock. — THALES (of Miletus). 636-546 B. C.
3 Rhyme nor reason. — Pierre Patelin, quoted by Tyndale in 1530. Farce du Vendeur des Lieures, sixteenth century. PEELE: Edward I. SHAKESPEARE : As You Like It, act iii. sc. 2; Merry Wives of Windsor, act r. sc. 5; Comedy of Errors, act ii. sc. 2.
Sir Thomas More advised an author, who had sent him his manuscript to read, “to put it in rhyme." Which being done, Sir Thomas said, “ Yea, marry, now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme; before it was neither rhyme nor reason."
4 FULLER : Worthies of England, vol. ii. p. 379.
Behold, whiles she before the altar stands,
Fpithalamion. Line 223.
RICHARD HOOKER. 1553-1600.
Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage, - the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power.
Ecclesiastical Pulity. Book i.
That to live by one man's will became the cause of all men's misery.
Cupid and my Campaspe play'd
O Love! has she done this to thee?
Cupid and Campaspe. Act iii. Sc. 5.
How at heaven's gates she claps her wings,
Cupid and Campaspe. Act v. Sc. 1. Be valyaunt, but not too venturous.
Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly.2
Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), page 39. Though the Camomill, the more it is trodden and pressed downe the more it spreadeth.8
Page 46. The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
Page 47. I cast before the Moone.
Page 78. It seems to me (said she) that you are in some brown study
Paye 80. The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble ;* many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.?
Page 81. He reckoneth without his Hostesse.8 Love knoweth 10 lawes.
Page 84. Did not Jupiter transforme himselfe into the shape of Amphitrio to embrace Alemæna ; into the form of a swan to enjoy Leda; into a Bull to beguile Io; into a showre of gold to win Danae ? '
1 Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
SHAKESPEARE : Cymbeline, act ii. sc. 3.
SHAKESPEARE : Hamlet, act i. sc. 3. 3 The camomile, the more it is trodden on the faster it grows. SHAKESPEARE: 1 Henry IV. act ii. sc. 4.
4 See Heywood. page 11.
6 Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. – PLUTARCH : of the Training of Children.
Stillicidi casus lapidem cavat (Continual dropping wears away a stone). LUCRETIUS : i. 314.
7 Many strokes, though with a little axe,
SHAKESPEARE : 3 Henry VI. act ii. sc. 1. 8 See Heywood. page 12.
9 Jupiter himself was turned into a satyr, a shepherd, a bull, a swan, a golden shower, and what not for love. — Burton : Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec. ii. mem. i. subs. 1.