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DEFIANCE TO ENVY.
NAY; let the prouder Pines of Ida feare
Whose swelling graines are like be galdalone,
With the deep furrowes of the thunder-stone.
Let high attemps dread envy and ill tongues,
And cow'rdly shrink for fear of causelesse wrongs.
So adders shroud themselves in fayrest leaves :
whilere just now, a little while ago. Shakespeare uses orewhile in Else your memory is bad, going o'er it EREWHILE.
Love's LABOUR Lost. A. iv. Sc. 1. Raleigh uses the word as Hall does.
- are like be gald e. are like to be fretted, marked, or torn. So in Book IV. Sat. 5.
With some GAL'D trunk, ballac'd with straw and stone. ind in the conclusion to Book III.
Hold out, ye guiltie and ye GALLED hides, So golden Mazor wont suspicion breed Of deadly Hemlock's poison d potion. lazor, or mazer, is explained in the old dictionaries to be a standing-cup to rink in, commonly made of maeser, a Dutch word for maple. The contrast of le poet then is, between a cup usually made of maple, and the samne cup made f gold.
Nor the low bush feares climbing yvy-twine ;
Nor baser deed dreads envy and ill tongues,
Nor shrinks so soone for feare of causelesse wrongs.
That envy should accost my muse and mee,
For this so rude and recklesse* poesie.
(Tho now those bays and that aspired thought,
In carelesse rage she sets at worse than nought.)
And hopen now to shoulder from above
The eagle from the stayrs of friendly Jove,
To lead sad Pluto captive with my song,
To grace the triumphs he obscur'd so long.
And by some strange inchanted speare and shield,
Vanquisht their foe, and wan’ the doubtfull field.
And somewhat say, as more unworthy done,
Worthy of brasse, and hoary marble-stone. • recklesse-careless, or severe. 5 kestrels-a species of hawk: from the French quercelle, cercelle : these from the Latin circulus ; so called from the shape or disposition of its tail.
• weeter-wetter. ' ? wan-won.
• Stories of ladies, and advent'rous knights. A pointed allusion to the finished and descriptive poetry of Spenser. E.
Then might vaine envy waste her duller wing,
But now such lowly Satyres here I sing,
Since in our Satyre lyes both good and ill,
And they and it, in varying readers' will.
Tho mine be smooth, and deckt in cảrelesse pride.
To sound our love, and to our song accord,
Wearying eccho with one changelesse word.
Praising it by the story, or the frame,
Or want of use, or skilfull maker's name.
Awayting for their trustie Umpire's doome,
Faulted" as false, by him that's overcome.
· Song for sung: thus spelt for the sake of the rhime. E, This conformity of the orthography to the rhime is very frequent. Indeed the orthography, in our author's days, was regulated by no fixed principles. There is no kind of conformity, in this respect, between the first edition of the Satires printed in 1597, and the subsequent editions of 1599, and 1602. I have followed, with very few exceptions, that of the first edition : from which edition I have also corrected several gross mistakes which had crept into all that followed.
10 steere--a young bullock, " faulted-blamed, found fault with.
Come, nimphs and faunes, that haunt those shady groves,
At Colin's feet I throw my yeelding reed",
But let the rest win homage by their deed.
" At Colin's feet I throw my yeelding reed. Expressive of his reluctance and inability to write Pastorals after Spenser.
DE SUIS SATIRIS.
Dum Satyræ dixi, videor dixisse Sat iræ
Corripio; aut istæc non satis est Satyra.
Pinge tuo Satyram sanguine, tum Satyra est.
Monstra novi monstri hæc; et Satyri et Satyræ.