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And onely fuffred him this wretched life to
There whileft he thus was fetling things above, Atwene that Ladie myld and recreant
To whom his life he graunted for her love,
If yet he were alive, or to deftruction brought.
There he him found environed about
With flaughtred bodies, which his hand had
And laying yet afresh with courage ftout Upon the reft that did alive remaine ; Whom he likewife right forely did constraine, Like scattred sheepe, to feeke for fafëtie, After he gotten had with bufie paine Some of their weapons which thereby did lie, With which he layd about, and made them fast to flie.
Whom when the Prince fo felly saw to rage, Approaching to him neare, his hand he stayd,
And fought, by making fignes, him to af
Who them perceiving, streight to him obayd,
Into the chamber, where that Dame re
With her unworthy Knight, who ill him entertayned.
Whom when the Salvage faw from daunger free,
He well remembred that the fame was hee,
He had not left one limbe of him unrent:
XXXIX. 4. Who them perceiving,] That is, perceiving the figns which the Prince made to him. So the poet's own edition, the first folio, and the edition of 1751, read. The other folios and Hughes, "Who him perceiving." CHURCH.
Mr. Church's explanation is judicious. Upton and Tonfon's edition in 1758 have haftily followed the fuppofed emendation, “Who him perceiving, &c." TODD.
who ill him entertayned.] That is, who entertained the Prince with lefs civility than he ought to have done. The behaviour of Turpine is oppofed to that of Blandina, ft. 41. CHURCH.
But ftreight he held his hand at his commaundë
Thus having all things well in peace ordayned, The Prince himfelfe there all that night did reft;
Where him Blandina fayrely entertayned With all the courteous glee and goodly feaft The which for him she could imagine beft: For well she knew the wayes to win good will
Of every wight, that were not too infest; And how to please the minds of good and ill, Through tempering of her words and lookes by wondrous skill.
Yet were her words and lookes but falfe and
To fome hid end to make more eafie way, Or to allure fuch fondlings whom the trayned Into her trap unto their owne decay: Thereto, when needed, fhe could weepe and
And when her lifted fhe could fawne and
Now fmyling smoothly like to fommers day, Now glooming fadly, fo' to cloke her matter; Yet were her words but wynd, and all her tears but water.
Whether fuch grace were given her by kynd,
END OF THE SIXTH VOLUME.
For all that night, the whyles the Prince did reft
In careleffe couch not weeting what was ment,
He watcht in close awayt with weapons preft,
The morrow next the Prince did early rize, And paffed forth to follow his firft enterprize.,
XLIII. 3. Or learnd] Or that she had learn'd. CHURCH.
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