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Towards thee I intend for what I have misdone,
920 Their favorable ear, that I may
925 With all things greatful chear’d, and so supply'd, That what by me thou' hast lost thou least shalt miss.
934. Thy fair inchanted cup, and out of character to represent Sam
warbling charms] Alluding no son acquainted with the mytho. doubt to the story of Circe and the logy of that country? It seems Sirens, but did not our author's the more odd as the allusion to "fondness for Greek learning make the adder immediately following hiin here forget that it is a little is taken from Scripture. Thyer.
It fits not; thou and I long since are twain :
936 To fence my ear against thy sorceries,
. If in my flow'r of youth and strength, when all men Lov'd, honor'd, fear'd me, thou alone could'st hate me Thy husband, flight me, sell me, and forego me; 940 How wouldst thou use me now, blind, and thereby Deceivable, in most things as a child Helpless, thence easily contemn'd, and scorn'd, And last neglected ? How would'st thou insult, When I must live uxorious to thy will
945 In perfect thraldom, how again betray me, Bearing my words and doings to the lords
He might as well be supposed to 936. So much of adder's wifdom I know the story of Circe and the have learn'd] The allusion is Sirens as of Tantalus &c. before to Psal. LVIII. 4. 5. They are like ver. 500, and there is no more the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ear; impropriety in the one than in the which will not hearken to the voice other.
of charmers, charming never fowisely.
To gloss upon, and censuring, frown or smile ?
949 To thine, whose doors my feet shall never enter.
973. On both his wings, one black, Fama vero nulla prorsus perit, the other white,
quam quidem multi Bears greatest names in bis wild Populi divulgant. quippe dea
aery flight, ] I think Fame has quidem eft et ipfa. passed for a Goddess ever since Hefiod deify'd her: 'Epy. 763. Milton makes her a God, I know
not why, unless secundum eos, qui Φημη δ' και τις σαμπαν απόλλυται, dicunt utriufque fexus participaήν τινα πολλου
tionem habere numina. So in his Axoi . 9: 'U TIS ESI xai Lycidas he says (unless it be a
To pray’rs, than winds and seas, yet winds to feas
peace, reap nothing but répulfe-and hate ? *.
with evil omen and the brand Of infamy upon my name denounc'd ? To mix with thy concernments I defift Henceforth, nor too much disapprove my own. 970 Fame if not double-fac'd is double-mouth'd, And with contrary blast proclames most deeds : On both his wings, one black, the other white, Bears greatest names in his wild aery flight. My name perhaps among the circumcis'd
975 In Dan, in Judah, and the bordering tribes,
To all posterity may stand defam'd,
991 The public marks of honor and reward, Conferr'd upon me, for the piety
So it is said afterwards of Samson,
The virgins also shall on feast
tomb With odors visited and annual
flowers';] What is said in Scriptare of the daughter of Jephthah, that the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament her, seems to imply that this folemn and periodical visitation of the tombs of eminent persons was an eastern cuftom.
Visit his tomb with flowers.