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To daily fraud, contempt, abuse, and wrong.
confin'd, So obvious and so easy to be quench'd ? And not as feeling through all parts diffus'd,
67 silent] · Mediæque silentia lunæ. Stat. Theb. ii. 58. • tacito sub lumine Phoeben. Sil. Ital. xv. 566. Mr. Todd quotes Dante Inferno, c. 1. • Mi ripingeva là dove 'l sol tace.' Mr. Dyce cites Shirley's Bird in a Cage, act iii. sc. 2. “As silent as the moon.'
A9 cave] Claudiani Cons. Stilickonis, iii. 268. •Concepit luna cavernis.' Iliados Epitome, ed. Korten, ver. 875.
quantum vel in orbe mearet Luna Cava Lucret. iv. 392. • Ætheriis adfixa cavernis.'
That she might look at will through every pore?
Chor. This, this is he; softly a while, 115
100 a living death] Consult the note, in Mr. Todd's edition, for the frequent use of this expression, from Petrarch, and Shakespeare, and the old English Poets.
102 a moving grave] A living grave.' Sidney's Arcadia, p. 352. A walking grave. Sir R. Howard's Vestal Vir. gin, 1665.
118 diffus'd] Sits diffus’d. Heywood's Troy, p. 314. Mr. Thyer quotes Ovid ex Ponto, iii. 3. 7.
• Fusaque erant toto languida membra toro.'
With languish'd head unpropp'd,
the hammer'd cuirass Chalybean temper'd steel, and frock of mail Adamantean proof; But safest he who stood aloof, When insupportably his foot advanc'd, In scorn of their proud arms and warlike tools, Spurn'd them to death by troops. The bold Asca
lonite Fled from his lion ramp, old warriors turn'd Their plated backs under his heel;
133 Chalybean] Virg. Georg. i. 58. Ov. Fast. iv. 405.
Newton, 131 Adamantean] Johnson thinks this word peculiar to Milton. Perhaps he coined it from Ovid. Met. vii. 104. Todd. 138 insupportably) Spens. F. Q. i. vii. 11.
he gan advance With huge force, and insupportable main.' Thyer.
Or grov'ling soild their crested helmets in the dust.
[plain, In real darkness of the body dwells, Shut
from outward light, T' incorporate with gloomy night! For inward light, alas ! Puts forth no visual beam. O mirror of our fickle state, Since man on earth unparallel'd! The rarer thy example stands, By how much from the top of wondrous glory,
gates of Azza] Beaumont's Psyche, C. V. st. 71.
Strongest of mortal men,
Sams. I hear the sound of words, their sense the Dissolves unjointed ere it reach my ear. [air
CHOR. He speaks, let us draw nigh. Matchless The glory late of Israel, now the grief, [in might, We come, thy friends and neighbours not unknown, From Eshtaol and Zora's fruitful vale, To visit or bewail thee, or, if better, Counsel or consolation we may bring, Salve to thy sores : apt words have power to swage The tumours of a troubled mind, And are as balm to fester'd wounds.
glory] Fletcher's Pisc. Eclogues, 1633, p. 27. ' his glory late, but now his shame,' Todd,
184 Salve to thy sores] This is one of the most common expressions in old English poetry. See Southwell's Mæonia, p. 21. Park's note to Heliconia, Part 1, p. 186. Billingsley's Divine Raptures, p. 67. Smith's Chloris, 1597. Byrd's Psalms, p. 11. Lydgate's Troy, p. 220. Gascoigne's Works, p. 14. 177. 230. 247. Beaumont's Psyche, c. xiii. st. 225; and Ellis's Specimens, ii, p. 15.
apt words] Æsch. Prom. Vinct. ver. 377. Hor. Epist. i. i. 34.
'Sunt verba et voces, quibus hunc lenire dolorem
Thyer and Newton.