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Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, Beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise, and taste.
The BROTHERS rush in with swords drawn, wrest
his glass out of his hand, and break it against the ground; his rout make sign of resistance, but all driven in. The ATTENDANT SPIRIT comes in.
SPIR. What, have you let the false inchanter
’scape? Oye mistook, ye should have snatch'd his wand, And bound him fast; without his rod revers'd, And backward mutters of dissevering power, We cannot free the Lady that sits here In stony fetters fix'd, and motionless :
819 Yet stay, be not disturb’d: now I bethink me, Some other means I have which may be us'd, Which once of Melibæus old I learnt, The soothest shepherd that e'er pip'd on plains.
There is a gentle nymph not far from hence, That with moist curb sways the smooth Severn
018 revers’d] Ov. Metam. xiv. 300. Conversæ verbere virgæ.' This Sandys translates, 'her wand reverst. Warton.
826 Sobrina] Rob. of Gloucester's Chron. 61. p. 25. ed. Hearne.
She, guiltless damsel, flying the mad pursuit
829 She] So ed. 1645, and MS. Eds. 1637, and 1695, 'The.' Tickell, Fenton, Ed. 1713, and Warton, 'She.'
In hard-besetting need ; this will I try,
Listen where thou art sitting
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
Listen for dear honour's sake,
Listen and save.
885 amber-dropping] Consult Warton's note. Todd gives an extract from Nash's Terrors of the Night, 1594. Their haire they ware loose unrowled about their shoulders, whose dangling amber trammells reaching downe beneath their knees, seemed to drop baulme on their delicious bodies.'
868 great] Hes. Theog. 20. 'Qkeavóv te uéyav. Newton. 871 houry] Virg. Georg. iv. 392. Grandævus Nereus.'
Newton. 872 Carpathian] Carpathius vates.' Stat. Ach. i. 136. Val. Flacc. ii. 317.
And her son that rules the strands,
Listen and save.
SABRINA rises, attended by water-nymphs,
My sliding chariot stays,
That in the channel strays ;
890 rushy] I would read rush-yfringed. Warton.
green] On gems in Sabrina's stream. See Cowley's Silva, p. 46.
printless] Shakesp. Temp. act v. s. 1. And ye, that ou the sands with printless foot.' Warton.
O'er the cowslip's velvet head,
That bends not as I tread; Gentle Swain, at thy request
I am here.
Sp. Goddess dear,
SABR. Shepherd, 'tis my office best
907 inchanter] Faer. Q. iii. 12, 31. 'And her before the vile enchaunter sate. Todd.
915 mibied] Wither. Mist. of Philarete, (Percy's Rel. iii. 264.) Wanton eye or lip of ruby, Todd. 918 inoist] “The moone though moist and cold she be.'
Randolph's Poems, p. 49.