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ELEGY ON DR. WHITAKER*

Bind ye my

browes with mourning cyparisse,
And palish twigs of deadlie poplar trec,
Or if some fadder shades ye can devise,
Those sadder shades vaile my light-loathing eic :

I loath the laurel-bandes I loved best,
And all that maketh mirth and pleasant rest.

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

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 cach repin'd at others pleasing state,
And all agreed to work the world's annoy:
Heaven strove with Earth, Destiny gave the

doome,
That Death should Earth and Nature overcome,

If ever breath dissolv'd the world to teares,
Or hollow cries made heaven's vault resound :
II ever shrieks were founded out so cleare,
That all the worldswast night heare around: (cries,

Be mine the breach, the teares, the shrikes, che

Yet fill my griefe upscene, unfounded lies.
Thou flattering Sun, that ledst this loached light,
Why didst thou in thy saffron-robes arise ?
Or foldft not up the day in drearie night?
And wakft the westerne worldes amazed cies?

And never more rise from the ocean,
To make the morn, or chale night-shades again.

Heare we no bird of day, or dawning morne,
To grece the sun, or glad the waking eare:
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 mede, and everie heath hore :
The Elvish Faeries, and the Gobelins :
The hooled Satyres silent heretofore:

Religion. Vertue, Muses, holie mirth
Have now forsworne the late forlaken earth.

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

Deftinie by Death spoyl'd feeble Natures frame,
- Earth was despöyld when Heaven overcame.
Ah, coward Nature, and more cruell Death,
Envying Heaven, and unworthy mold,
Unweildy carkasse and unconstant breath,
That did so lightly leave your living hold :

How have ye all conspir'd our hopelesse spight,

And wrapt us up in Griefes eternall night.
Base Nature yeeldes, imperious Death com-

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

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

The Prince of Darknesle gins to tyrannize, Now ginne your triumphes, Death and Definies,
And reare up cruel trophees of his rage : And let the trembling world witnefse your walt :
Faint earth through her despairing cowardice Now let blacke Orphney raise his gastly neighes,
Yields up herselle to endlefle vallalage: (Hell, And trample high, and hellish fonic outcast:
Whac Champion now shall tanie the power of

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

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

Drag the paie corpes that thus you did to die, * King's profesos, and malter of St. John's College. To hew what goodly conquells ye have got, Canibudge; he did'in 1595. This elecy was annexed To fright the world, and fill the woondring cie: t the "Carmen Funebre Ciroli Horn, 1506," and is now reprouted from Nichols's “ Select yol.cuius ut fueins,

Millions of lives, of deaths no conquest were, $iole, ismo, Lond. 1785.

Compared with one onely Whitakise,

CIOwoe.

But thou, O soule, shalt laugh at their despite, Seldomc had ever foule such entertaires,
Sitting beyond the mortal mans extent,

With such sweet hymnes, and such a giacima
All in the bosome of that blessed spright :
Which the great God for thy safe conduct sent, Nor with such joy amids the heavenly traines,
He through the circling spheares takech his Was ever led to his Creator's throne:
flight,

There now he lives, and fees his Savioer's box, And cuts the solid fkie with spirituall might. And ever sings sweet songs unto his grace. Open ye golden gatos of Paradise,

Meanewhile, the memorie of his mightie cane, Open ye wide unto a welcome ghost :

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

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

[cost. A double life : that neither liv'd afore? With psalmes of conques and with crownes of

CO N T E N T S.

WORKS OF SPENSER.

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The Author's Life,

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

President of Mounfter,
Warden of the Stanneryes and her Maieftie's

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Lieftenaunt of the Country of Corpcwayll, 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.
PERSES TO THE AUTHOR OÉ THE FAERY Queen. To the Right Honourable and Moft Virtu-

ous Lady, the Countesse of Pembroke, ib.

A Vilion upon this Concept of the Faery To the Most Virtuous and Beautiful Lady,

Queen,

the Lady Carew,

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Another of the same,

ib. To all she Gratious and Beautiful Ladies in

To the Learned Shepheard,

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the Court,

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Paris Canto II.

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COLIN CLOUT'S COME HOME AGAIS.

CLOU
Canto Ill.

166

Dedication to the Righe Worthy and Nuble Canto IV.

172 Canto V.

Knight, Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain d ber Canto VI.

Majesty's Guard, Lord Warden the 184

Scanneries, and Lieutenant of the Crissy Canto VII.

190

of Cornwall,
Canto VIII.

196
Canto IX.
Canto X.

207

TIRGIL'S GNAT.
Canto XI.

213 Dedication to the Most Noble and Excele! Canto XII.

219 Lord, the Earl of Leicelter, Book IV. contayning the Legend of CAMBEL and TELAMOND, or of FRIENDSHIP, 224

THE SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR. Canto I.

225 Containing Twelve Æglogues, proportionable Canto Il.

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

237 Noble and Virtuous Gentleman, moit wor Canto IV.

242 thy of all Titles both of Learning and ChiCanto V.

247 valry, Master Philip Sidney.
Canto VI.
Canto VI.

January. Ægloga Prima,

237 Canto VIII.

262

Feruary. Ægloga Secunda,
Canto IX.

267

March. Ægloga Tertia,
Canto X.

April. Ægloga Quarto,

273
Canto XI.

May. Ægloga Quinta,
Canto XII.

285

June. Ægloga Sesta,

July. Æglcga Septima, Book V. contayning the Legend of Arts

Augusto Ægloga Octavo, GALL, or of Justice,

289 September. Ægloga Nona, Canto I.

291

October Ægloga Decima,
Canto II.

295

November. Ægloga Undecima,
Canto III.

301

December. Ægloga Duodecima, Canto IV.

305 Epilogue, Canto V.

311 Canto VI.

317

HYMNS.
Canto VII.

321
Canto VIII.

Dedication to the Right Honourable sed *Canto IX.

330

Molt Virtuous Lady, the Lady Margate Canto X,

Countess of Cumberland; and the Lady Canto XI,

340

Mary, Countess of Warwick,
Canto XII.

In Honour of Love,
347

In Honour of Beauty, Book VI. contayning the Legend of Six Ĉ..

Of Heavenly Love, LIDORE, or of COURTESTE,

352

Of Heavenly Beauty,
Canto I.

353
Canto II.

VISIONS
Canto HI.

363
Canto IV.

of Petrarch, Canto V.

of Bellay,

373
Canto VI.

Of the World's vanity,
Canto VII.

383
Canto VIII.

389

FROSO POPIA : OR, MOTİER HUB3E.D': PALL. Canto IX.

395 Canto X.

Dedication to the Right Honourable the Lady Canto XI.

405

Compron and Mounteagle, :
Canto XII.

411

Prothalamion : or, a Spousal Verse,

Epithalamion, Two Cantos of MUTABILITIE; which, both

Poems,
for Form and Matter, appear to be parcell Amoretti : or, Sonnets,
of some following Book of the Faery
Qucene, under the Legend of CONSTAN-

ELEGIAC POEMI.
CIE.
Canto VI.

415 | Daphnaida : an Elegy úpon the Death of Canto VII.

Noble and Virtuous Douglas Harri, Canto VIII, Unperfice,

427 Daughter and Heir of Henry Lord Hur

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