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CHORUS. Look now for no inchanting voice, nor fear 1065 The bait of honied words ; a rougher tongue Draws hitherward, I know him by his stride, The giant Harapha of Gath, his look Haughty as is his pile high-built and proud. Comes he in peace? what wind hath blown him hither I less conjecture than when first I saw
1071 The sumptuous Dalila floting this way: His habit carries peace, his brow defiance.
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1075. His franght) For fraught Rapba may likewise fignify simply read fraight. Meadowcourt.
a giant. Of stock renown'd as Og, 1079. Men call me Harapba, &c.] for Og the king of Bafhan was of This character is fictitious, but is the race of the Rephaim, whose properly introduced by the poet, bed was nine cubits long, and four and not without some foundation broad. Deut. III. 11. Or Anak, the in Scripture. Arapha or rather father of the Anakims, and the Rapha (fays Calmet) was father of Emims old, Deut. II. 10, 11. a peothe giants of Rephaim. The word ple great, and many, and tall as the
Though for no friendly intent. I am of Gath,
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Anakims ; which also were account the plain of Kiriathaim. ed giants or Rephaim, as the Ana
-thou know'A me now kims, but the Moabites call them Emims. That Kiriathaim held; for made to speak in the spirit and
If thou at all art known.) He is Gen. XIV. 5. Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, fmote Paradise Lost IV. 830.
almost in the language of Satan. the Rephaims. in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Züzims in Ham, and the Not to know me argues yourEmims in Sbaveb Kiriat baim, or felves unknown.
Gyves and the mill had tam'd thee. O that fortune
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1093. Gyves] Chains, fetters. That lets it hop a little from Cymbeline. Ac 5. Sc. 3.
Like a poor prisoner in his ---Muft I repent?
twisted I cannot do it better than in
And with a filk thred plucks it Romeo and Juliet. Act 2. Sc. 2.
back again, Juliet to Romeo.
So loving jealous of his liberty, 'Tis almoft morning. I would Fairfax. Cant. 5. St. 42. have thee gone,
These hands were made to shake And yet no farther than a wan. ton's bird,
sharp spears and swords,
And thou hast need much washing to be touch'd.
Not to be tyd in gyves and XLI. 26. The sword of him that twisted cords,
layeth at bim cannot hold, the Spear,
the dart, nor the habergeon. Spen1120. And brigandine of brass, fer Faery Queen. B. 2. Cant. 6. &c.] Brigandine, a coat of mail. St. 29, Jer. XLVI. 4.- furbis the spears, and put on the brigandines. LI. 3.
Their mighty strokes their ba
bergeons dismail'a. Against him that bendeth, let the
And naked made each others archer bend his bow, and against him
manly spalles. that lifteth himself up in his brigandine. Habergeon, a coat of mail Spalles that is shoulders, Fairfax for the neck and shoulders. Job Cant. 1, St. 72,
Vant-brass and greves, and gauntlet, add thy spear,
HAR A PHA.
Some shirts of mail, some coats His shield was pierc'd, his vantof plate put on,
brace cleft and split. -and some a habergeon. Vant-brafs or Pantbrace, avant
Greves, armour for the legs. 1 Sam. bras, armour for the arms. Troilus XVII, 6. And be had greves of brass and Crellida. Acts. Sc. 6. Neftor upon his legs. Gauntlet, an iron speaks.
glove. 2 Henry IV. Act 1. Sc. 3.
old Northumberland speaks. I'll hide my filver beard in a gold beaver,
Hence therefore, thou nice
crutch ; And in my vantbrace put this wither'd brawn.
A scaly gauntlet now with joints
of steel Fairfax. Cant. 20. St. 139.
Must glove this hand. His left arm wounded had the
add thy Spear, &c] knight of France,
This is Milton's own reading the