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With th' arms of Portugal and France,
And crownets of her petty kings: High feather's helmets for the tilt,
Bows, steely targets cleft in twain ; Coats, cornets, armours richly gilt,
With tatter'd ensigns out of Spain.
About her now, on every tree
Whereon full oft she cast her eye, Hung silver shields, by three and three,
With pencil limned curiously ; Wherein were drawn, with skilful touch,
Impresas, and devices rare,
As actors in her conquests were.
Great Edward Third you might see there,
With that victorious prince, his son ; Next valiant John of Lancaster,
That Spain with English over-run: And those brave spirits marshalled,
The first that of the garter were ; All soldiers, none to carpet bred,
Whose names to tell I must forbear.
Fourth Henry's sunbeams on the cloud,
Fifth Henry's beacon flaming bright;
York's lock, that did the falcon shroud,
Was here, so were his roses white : The Marshal Mowbray, Norfolk's duke,
Yet living in great Howard's blood, With valiant Bedford, symbols took,
As pleas'd them to adorn the wood.
By whom, the Beauchamps worry away,
And noblest Talbot, scourge of France, With Nevilles, whom could nought dismay,
Left reliques of their puisance ; The loyal Vere, and Clifford stout,
Great Strongbow's heir, with Bourchier, Gray, Brave Falconbridge, and Montacute,
Couragious Ormond, Lisle, and Say.
With other, numberless, beside,
That to have seen each one's devise, How lively limn'd, how well applied,
You were the while in Paradise. Another side she did ordain
To some late dead, some living yet, Who serv'd Eliza in her reign,
And worthily had honour'd it.*
** Charles, earl of Nottingham, lord admiral : Thomas “ earl of Suffolk, and lord chamberlain : George, earl of
Where turning first I spied above
Her own dear Phænix hovering; Whereat, methought, in melting love
Apace with tears mine eyes did spring. But, fool, while I aloft did look
For her that was to heaven flown, This goodly place my sight forsook,
And on the sudden all was gone.
With grief awak'd, I gaz'd around,
And, casting up to heaven mine eye, « Oh God!" I said, “ where may be found
“ These patrons now of chivalry? “ But Virtue present and secure
“ We hate ; when from our knowledge hid, “ By all the means we her allure
“ To take her dwelling where she did.”
“ Cumberland : Lord Willoughby; Sir Philip Sidney ; Sic “ John Norris, &c.”
Abaid, (n.) abode, delay. Sc.
was in old English written eit. Ac, (c.) but. Acton, (n.) a strong quilted leathern covering for
the body. (Old Fr. auqueton.) Afeir, (n.) propriety? II. 35. note 3.-Sibb. Gloss.
appearance, show. to Affair, (v.) to belong. Affayted, (p.) adorned. (Old Fr.) Affect, (11.) affection. Aforrow, (adv.) before. Again, (prep.) towards, against. Aglet, (n.) the tag to a lace. (Fr. aiguillette.) Agood, (adv.) in earnest. II. 182. note 2. Turber
vile. Alane, (a.) alone, Sc. Sometimes used substantive
ly, as your alane, their alane.
presently, altogether? I. 274. Alosed ? (p.) praised ? 1. 419. note 5. Als, (adv. or c.) also, as.
Alurs, (n.). walks on the roof of a castle. Vide
Warton's Hist. of Eng. P. II. 92. note q. Amaille, (n.) enamel? 1.308. note 7-Sibb. Gloss.
quicksilver. Amang, (prep.) among. Sc. Amene, (a.) pleasant. Sc. (Lat. amcenus.) Amorettis, (n.) love-knots, or garlands, according
to Tytler. Sc. See I. 308.--Sibb. Gloss. heads
of quaking grass. And, (c.) if. Ane, one, the indefinite article. Sc. Anes, (adv.) once. Sc. Aposta, (n.) support? II. 302. Warner.- Vide
Ducange, Gloss. in verbo. Art, (n.) Arcturus. Sc. Artyd, (p.) compe!led, As now, at present. Assent, (p.) sent for. Astert, (v. n.) started back. Astiune, (n.) a precious stone, perhaps the astrios,
or astroites of Pliny, At, (pr.) sometimes used for of. Athis, (n.) oaths, Sc. Attempre, (a. or p.) temperate. Chaucer. Attour, (prep.) beside. Sc. Atyled, (v. a.) prepared, or, perhaps, armed. I.
101. note 9. Aumere, (n.) a purse. (Fr. aumoniere.) to Avale, (v. n.) to descend. Avenant, (a.) handsome. (Fr.) Avise, (n.) opinion, counsel. Awn, (pron.) own. Sc. to Await, (v.) to watch, observe. (Fr.) Ayè, (adv.) again. Ayr, (adv.) early. Sc. Aythe, (n.) an oath. Sc.