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445

With rustie horrour and fowle fashion ;
And deep digd vawtęs ; and Tartar covered
With bloodie night, and darke confusion;
And iudgement seates, whose Iudge is deadlie

dred,
A Iudge, that after death doth punish fore
The faults, which life hath trespassed before.

“ But valiant fortune made Dan Orpheus bolde: For the swift running rivers still did stand, 450, And the wilde beasts their furie did withhold, To follow Orpheus musicke through the land: And th’okes, deep grounded in the earthly

molde, Did move, as if they could him understand; And the shrill woods, which were of sense be

reay'd, Through their hard barke his filver found re

ceav'd.

455

“ And eke the Moone her haftie steedes did stay,
Drawing in teemes along the starrie skie;
And didft, O monthly Virgin, thou delay
Thy nightly course, to heare his melodie ? 460

Ver. 443.

rustie horrour] See the note, F. Q. ii. ix. 13. T. WARTON. Ver. 444.

Tartar] See the note on ver. 543. TODD. Ver. 456.

hlver Sound] See the note on this expreffion, Shep. Cal. June, ver. 61. TODD. VOL. VII.

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The same was able with like lovely 'lay..
The Queene of hell to move as easily,
To yeeld Eurydice unto her fere
Backe to be borne, though it unlawfull were.

“ She, (Ladie) having well before approoved 465
The feends to be too cruell and severe,
Observ'd th' appointed way, as her behooved,
Ne ever did her eysight turne arere,
Ne ever fpake, ne cause of speaking mooved;
But, cruell Orpheus, thou much crueller, 470
Seeking to kiffe her, brok'st the gods decree,
And thereby mad'st her ever damn’d to be.

475

" Ah! but sweetė love of pardon worthie is,
And doth deserve to have small faults remitted ;
If Hell at least things lightly done amis
Knew how to pardon, when ought is omitted;
Yet are ye both received into blis,
And to the seates of happie foules admitted:
And you, beside the honourable band
Of great heroës, doo in order stand.

480

“There be the two stout fonnes of Æacus, Fierce Peleus, and the hardie Telamon,

Ver. 468.

arere,) Backward. Fr, arriere. Used by Chaucer. See. Gloff. edit. Urr. “ Arere fopor, after supper." See also F. Q. iii. x. 23. « And would bave fed arere." And in other places. TODD.

485

Both seeming now full glad and ioyeous
Through their fyres dreadfull iurisdiction,
Being the Iudge of all that horrid hous:
And both of them, by strange occasion,
Renown'd in choyce of happie marriage
Through Venus grace, and vertues cariage.

499

“ For th' one was ravisht of his owne bondmaide,
The faire Ixione captiv’d from Troy:
But th' other was with Thetis love affaid,
Great Nereus his daughter and his ioy.
On this side them there is a yongman layd,
Their match in glorie, mightie, fierce, and coy;
That from th’ Argolick ships, with furious yre,
Bett back the furie of the Troian fyre,

496

“ O ! who would not recount the strong divorces Of that great warre, which Troianes oft behelde, And oft beheld the warlike Greekish forces, When Teucrian soyle with bloodie rivers

swelde, And wide Sigæan shores were spred with corses, And Simois and Xanthus blood outwelde; Whilft Hector raged, with outragious minde, Flames, weapons, wounds, in Greeks fleete to

500

have tynde.

Ver. 490. The fair Ixione] Inftead of Hefone. But it is doubtful whether this be the true sense of the place. See Scaliger. JORTIN.

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« For Ida felfe, in ayde of that fierce fight, 505
Out of her mountaines ministred supplies;
And, like a kindly nourse, did yeeld (for spight)
Store of firebronds out of her nourseries,
Unto her foster children, that they might
Inflame the navie of their enemies,

510 And all the Rhétæan shore to ashes turne, Where lay the ships, which they did seeke to

burne.

“ Gainst which the noble fonne of Telamon
Oppofd himselfe, and, thwarting his huge shield,
Them battell bad, gainst whom appeard anon 515
Hector, the glorie of the Troian field :
Both fierce and furious in contention
Encountred, that their mightie strokes so shrild,
As the great clap of thunder, which dóth

ryve The ratling heavens, and cloudes asunder dryve.

“ So th' one with fire and weapons did contend
To cut the ships from turning home againe
To Argos; th' other strove for to defend
The force of Vulcane with his might and maine.

Ver. 511. - Rhétæan] So spelt and accented on the first fyllable, in the original edition; as Némæan also is in F. Q. vii. vii. 36. TODD. Ver. 523.

defend] Repell. This is a Latinism, and an elegant boldness. See also F. Q. ii. xii. 63. JORTIN.

See also Upton's note, F. Q. ii. xii. 63. TODD.

525

Thus th' one Æacide did his fame extend :
But th' other ioy'd, that, on the Phrygian playne
Having the blood of vanquisht Hector shedd,
He compaft Troy thrice with his bodie dedd.

530

“ Againe great dole on either partie grewe,
That him to death unfaithfull. Paris sent;
And also him that falfe Ulyffes slewe,
Drawne into danger through close ambushment;
Therefore from him Laërtes sonne his vewe
Doth turne afide, and boasts his good event
In working of Strymonian Rhæfus fall,
And efte in Dolons fubtile furpryfall.

535

“ Againe the dreadfull Cycones him dismay,
And blacke Læftrigones, a people stout:
Then greedie Scilla, under whom there bay
Manie great bandogs, which her gird about :' 540
Then doo the Ætnean Cyclops him affray,
And deep Charybdis gulphing in and out:

| Ver. 528. He compaft Troy thrice] Thrice is not in the original. Virgil affirms it indeed, Æn. i. 487, contrary to Homer's account of it. JORTIN. Ver. 536.

subtile] The folio of 1611 judiciously altered the original word Nye to fubtile, which is of similar import, and completes the measure of the verse. Todd. Ver. 540.

bandogs,] The mastiff was formerly called a bandog. See Cotgrave in V. Majtin, a maftive or ban-dog, a great (countrey) curre.” See Johnson for the various etymologies of the word. See alfo Serenius's Diet. Anglo-Sueth. Lat. where the word is rendered band-hund.

TODD.

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