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Upon a day, as Love lay sweetly flumb'ring, &c.
Compare this with Theocritus, Idyll. XIX. 1.
Töv xaétlav wol"Egwla
PROTH AL A MION.
From those high towers this noble Lord issuing,
Fairy Queen, I. XII. 21.
II. XII. 65.
Qualis eft primas referens tenebras
Virgil, Æn. VIII. 589.
Qualis ubi Oceani perfusus Lucifer unda,
Homer, II. E. 5.
'Αστέρ' οπωρινό εναλίγκιον, ότε μάλιστα
Λαμπρον σαμφαίνησι λελεμενο Ωκεανούς.
Ion calls Lucifer,
'Αοϊον αεροφοίταν αέρα μείνομεν [I believe it 1hould , be μείναμεν] αελία λευκή στέρυγι πρόδoμoν. A good instance of the style of Dithyrambics. You may find it in the Scholiaft of Aristophanes, Pac. 835. See Bentley on Malela, p. 53. Mésw is
Méww is not, I think, to be found; but only pływ, and paidavw. Herodotus ufes μένω, ανέμενον. Ρ. 401. 1. 20.
Ε Ρ Ι Τ Η Α Ι Α Μ Ι Ο Ν.
Ah! when will this long weary day have end?
Appear out of the east.
Catullus, LX. I, 26.
Quid datur à divis felici optatius borá?
Et tu, quæ gemini prævia Temporis
Speaking of Jupiter and Night:
And begot Majesty.
According to Ovid, Majesty is the daughter of Honos and Reverentia.
AN HYMN IN HONOUR OF LOVE.
Begot of Plenty and of Penury. Plato fays, that Cupid was born of Plenty and Poverty; Népx xj [levías. Conviv.
I BI D.
But ye fair. Dames
Which will the girland of your glory mar,
Commend, for commended. So in his Muiopotmos:
Confound, for confounded. For fight, perhaps it should be light,
I BI D.
Therefore, to make your beauty more appear,
behoves to love, and forth to lay That heavenly riches, which in We should say now, Those heavenly riches: But
you ye bear.
Spenser uses riches in the singular number, as
Why then do foolish men so much despise
AN HYMN OF HEAVENLY LOVE,
Speaking of our Saviour :
He gave us life, he it restored loft;
Then life were least, that us so little coft.
I B I D.
But He our life hath left unto us free,
Him first to love, that was so dearly bought,
Him first, &c. To make sense of this, we must suppose the sense and construction to be, First to return him that Love, which was so dearly bought by