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But that falfe Pilgrim, which that leafing told,
And eke this battels end, will need another place."
which that leafing told.] i. e. which told that lye, or lying. fing" for lying is a very frequent word with our older poets; and Shakespeare uses it more than once fee edit. Collier, 1858, vol. ii. p. 654; and vol. iv. p. 703. C.
will need another place.] The poet foon returns to Una, and her lamentable case; but no mention is made of Satyrane till F. Q. iii. vii. 28, where he attacks the monster that pursued Florimel. This is plainly an omiffion, if not a forgetfulness. UPTON.
HAT man fo wife, what earthly witt fo
As to difcry the crafty cunning traine,
To feeme like truth, whose shape she well can faine,
Who when, returning from the drery Night,
She fownd not in that perilous hous of Pryde,
Difarmed all of yron-coted Plate;
And by his fide his fteed the graffy forage ate.
Hee feedes upon the cooling fhade,' and bayes
Unkindnesse past, they gan of folace treat,
And bathe in pleasaunce of the joyous fhade, Which shielded them against the boyling heat, And with greene boughes decking a gloomy glade, About the fountaine like a girlond made; Whose bubbling wave did ever freshly well, Ne ever would through fervent sommer fade: The facred Nymph, which therein wont to dwell, Was out of Dianes favor, as it then befell.
The cause was this: one day, when Phoebe fayre
This nymph, quite tyr'd with heat of scorching ayre,
The goddeffe wroth gan fowly her disgrace,
a Hee feedes upon the cooling fhade.] That is, enjoys. So Virgil, "En." iii. 339.
"Quid puer Afcanius? fuperatne, et vefcitur auras ?"
So the ancient books read, and not aurâ: And does he feed upon the vital air? Again, St. 22.
"Why do ye longer feed on loathed light." UPTON.
And badd the waters, which from her did flow,
Hereof this gentle knight unweeting was;
And lying downe upon the fandie graile,b
And mightie strong was turnd to feeble frayle.
And cheareful blood in fayntnes chill did melt, Which like a fever fit through all his bodie swelt. 7.
Yet goodly court he made still to his Dame,
And trees did tremble. Th' Elfe, therewith aftownd,
And his unready weapons gan in hand to take.
But ere he could his armour on him dight,
b upon the fandie graile.] i. e. gravel. Spenfer feems the only writer who has availed himself of this form of the word: he has it again in the "Vifions of Bellay," (Sonn. 12) where he speaks of the "golden grayle" of Pactolus. It means fmall particles of any kind, and has been derived by Todd in his "Dict." from the Fr. grêle, hail. C.
© from his loofer make.] "Make" and mate mean the fame thing, if indeed they are not ame word. Shakespeare, in his 9th Sonnet, has the adjective makeless, meaning without a "make" or mate: he generally uses mate for companion. See also this Canto, St. 15. C.
With sturdie steps came ftalking in his fight,
That with his tallneffe feemd to threat the skye;
Ne durft behold: his ftature did exceed
The hight of three the tallest sonnes of mortall feed.
The greatest Earth his uncouth mother was,
And bluftring Æolus his boasted syre;
Who with his breath, which through the world doth pas, Her hollow womb did fecretly infpyre,
And fild her hidden caves with ftormie yre, That she conceiv'd; and trebling the dew time In which the wombes of wemen doe expyre, Brought forth this monstrous maffe of earthly flyme, Puft up with emptie wynd, and fild with finfull cryme.
So growen great, through arrogant delight
That, when the knight he spyde, he gan advaunce
And towardes him with dreadfull fury praunce;
d An hideous Geaunt.] Todd, of courfe by a mere misprint, reads "And hideous Geaunt.' C.
And left to loffe.] Shakespeare employs the phrase " condemn'd to lofs" in "The Winter's Tale," A. ii. Sc. 3.