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Cymodoce, Cynio, Doto, Dinamene, [it should be Dynamene] Doris, Eucrate, Eunica, Eulimene, Erato, Evagore, Eione, Eupompe, Endore, [I suppose it should be Eudore] Everna, (it should be Evarne, 'Evóágun] 'Glauce, Galene, Galathæa, (it should be Galatea] Glauconome, Hippotboë, Hyponeo, [it should be Hipponoë] Lifianafla, [it should be Lyfianasa] Laomedia, Liagore, Melite, Menippe, Nefæa, Neso, Nemertea, - [it should be Nemertes] Proto, Pasithee, Pherusa, Phao, Poris, Panopæ, [it should be Panope] Protomedæa, [it should be Protomedea, Tipwlopédesa] Pronæa, [it should be Pronoë] Pontoporea, Polynome, Pfamathe, Spio, Sao, Thetis, Thalia, Themiste, [it should be Themisto.] Phao and Poris are two Nereids, that I think I
met with elsewhere. Spenser follows Hefiod.
And if to those Egyptian wizards old,
Four times his place he shifted hath in sight, And twice hath risen, where he now doth west, And wested twice, where he ought rise aright. From Herodotus, II. 142. The Ægyptian Priests εν τέτω τω χρόνω τερακις έλεγον εξ ηθέων τον ήλιον ανατείλαι : ενθά τε υυν καλαδυέται, ενθεύτεν δις έπαντείλαι και ένθεν νυν ανατέλλει, ένθαύτα δις καλαδύναι. Intra boc tempus dicebant quater solem extra sedes suas fuisse ortum. Bis denuo illinc exortum ubi nunc occidit; bis autem unde nunc oritur, illic occidisse.
For during Saturn's ancient reign, it's said,
Ovid, Met. I. 89, 98, &c.
CANTO 1. 10.
Speaking of Arthegal's sword.
but the sword
Arthegal is attended by Talus :
made of iron mould,
Sith then, said he, ye both the dead deny,
Divided be berwixt you here in fight, &c.
CAN TO 11. 27.
Thereafter all that mucky pelf he took,
your fin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as duft: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
As when the daughter of Thaumantes fair, &c. Thaumantias Iris : the daughter of Thaumas, not Thaumantes,
Fit for such ladies, and such lovely knights. Methinks it would be better to give the Ladies the epithet ; and to read,
Fit for such lovely ladies, and such knights.
VI. XII. 34.
his blasphemous tongue,
So Fol. Ed. 1679. In Hughes' Edit.
Or unto lovely lady doing wrong.
CÀNTO V. 25.
But vertuous women wisely understand
That they were born to base humility, Unless the heavens them lift to lawful sovereignty,
Compare Milton, Par. Loft, IX. 232. The latt line was inserted on account of Queen Elizabeth,
Radigund says to Clarinda : Say and do all that
thereto prevail ; Leave nought unpromis'd that may him persuade; Life, freedom, grace, and gifts of great avail, With which the Gods themselves are milder made.
He that compares this with Æn. IV. 424. &c. will be inclined to think that Spenser had Virgil's Dido in view. 1, foror, atque bostem fupplex adfare fuperbum, &c.
That gifts can pacifie even the Gods, was a proverb amongst the Heathen. Euripides, Med. 964
weitev dopce xj 9885, 267. muneribus enim vel decs fle&ti fama est. So Man makes God, in his own image.