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IN EIGHT VOLUMES.
VOLUME THE SEVENTH,
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, T. PAYNI,
THE FAERIE QUEENE.
Turpine is baffuld ; his two Knights
Doe gaine their treasons meed.
For Loves disdaine decreed.
In doing gentle deedes with franke delight,
arguments of a vile donghill mind; ARG. 1.
baffuld ;) See the note on this word, F. Q. v. iii. 37. See also, ft. 27 of this Canto. TODD.
I. 1. Like as the gentle hart] Un cor gentil, Ariofto, C. xxxvi. 1. See the note on C. iii. st. 1. Gentle hart, is also Chaucer's expression. See note below, on ft. 18. Upton.
Ibid. Like as the gentle &c.] The folios, Hughes, and Tonson's edition in 1758, read, without authority or necessity, 1“ Like as a geutle hart &c.” Todd. I. 6.
a vile donghill mind;] He uses the same phrase, F. Q. iii. x. 15. So likewise, in An Hymne of Love :
“ His dunghill thoughts which do themselves enure
" To durtie droffe And in Tears of the Muses :
“ Ne ever dare their dunghill thoughts aspire.” And fo Chaucer, Assembl. of Fowles :
“ Now fie churle (quoth the gentle Tercelet)