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v. 490. Had best looke to his forehead: here be brambles.., STAGE-DIRECTION. He hallows: the guardian de mon hallows

again, and enters.in the habit of a Shepherdv. 491. Come not too neere ; you fall on pointed stakes else. v. 492. Dæm. What voice, &c. v. 496. And sweetned every mulk-rose of the valley. v. 497. How cam'ft thou heere good Shepherd ? v. 498. Leapt ore the penne. Then, his fold.” Then, the fold.” v. 512. What feares, good fhepherd ? v. 513. I'll tell you. v. 523. Nurtur'd in all his mother's witcheries. v. 531. Tending my flocks hard by i' th' pastur'd lawns. v. 545. With spreading honey-fuckle. Or, blowing.

-Drowfy flighted steeds.
w. 563. Too well I might perceive.
v. 574. The helplese innocent lady.-
v. 605. Harpyes and Hydra's, or all the monstrous buggs

'Twixt Africa and Inde, I'le find him out,
And force him to release his new-got prey,
Or drag him by the curles, and cleave his fcalpe
Down to the hips.

v. 553.

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tains, that utter ruin must be the portion of his countrymen, if they do not instantly leave off to nourish, decke, set out, and crisp ibeir Haire, and Love-lockes, &c. &c. fec p. 62.

The Elder Brother v. 608. threatens “ to drag Comus by be curls, &c;" this expreffion must have been highly gratifying to Prynne. EDITOR, v. 513. The ed. of 1637, and Athridge manuscript read also you.

605. Bugs, Monsters, Terroars. So in B. and Fletcher's PHILASTIR, A, v. S. i. vol. i. p. 165. edit. 1750.

My pretty prince of puppets, we do know,
And give your Greatness warning, that you talk

No more such Bug-words.-
And in Shakspeare's CYMBELINE, A. v. $. iii.

Those that would die or ere reliit, are grown

The mortal bugs o'th' field...
Where fee instances collected by Mr. Steevens. And HENR. VI. P.i.

For Warwick was a bug that fear'd us all. That is, “ a monster that frigbred us.” Our author's REPORMAT.“ Which is, or the bug we fear.” PROSE-WORKS, 1. 25. See also Reed's Old. Pl, ii 234. See also the WINTER's Tale. And Spenser, F.Q. ii. iii. 20.-11. 25. Phaer translates Virgil's “ Furiis agitatus Orefies,Orestes bayted was with BUGGES. Æn. iv. 471. The word is in Chaucer, “Or ellis that blacke buggys wol bym. “ take.” N. PR.T. 1051. Urr. WARTON.

So in the 5th verse of the xci. Pfalm," the terrour by nighi" is rendered in the old English version “ the bugge by night.” Editor.

v. 608. The ed. of 1637, and the Athridge manuscript exhibit also this reading

Ibid. He has preserved the fame image in Par. Lost, B..vi. 361. speaking of Moloch, " Down cloven to the waße." Jonson has the same image in the Fox, "A. iii. S. viii. And Shakspeare in MACBETA, A. i. S. ii. Buty notwithstand

0.611. But here thy steele can do thee small availe. 0.614. He with his bare wand can unquilt thy joynts,

And crumble every finew.9. 627. And shew me fimples of a thoufand hues. 0. 636. And yet more med'cinal than that antient Moly

Which Mercury to wise Ulyffes gave. 648. As I will give you as we go, (or, on the way) you may,

Boldly affault the necromantik hall;
Where if he be, with fuddaine violence
And brandisht blade rush on him, break his glasse,
And powre the lufhious potion on the ground,

And feife his wand.9. 657.

I follow thee,

And good heaven cast his best regard upon us. After v. 658, STAGE-DIRECTION.

* The scene changes to a “ stately palace, fet out with all manner of deliciousness : tables

spread with all dainties. Comus is discovered with his rabble : " and the Lady fët in an ix chanted chaire. She offers to rise." v. 661. And you'a ftatue fixt, as Daphne was. v. 662. Fool, thou art over-proud, do not boast. This whole speech of the LADY, and the first verse of the next of COMus, were added in the margin: for before, Comus's firft speech was uninterruptedly continued thus,

“ Root-bound, that fled Apollo. Why do you frown ?!" 9. 669. That youth aud fancie can beget,

When the briske blood growes lively:7. 678. To life fo friendly, and so coole to thirst.

Poor ladie thou hast need of some refreshing.

Why Mould you; &c.After v. 697, the nine lines now standing were introduced instead of “ Poore ladie, &c." as above.

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687. That haft been tir'd all day. v. 689. —Heere fair Virgin. v. 695. Oughly-headed monsters..

ing those inftances, I believe, every reader will agree that Milton after'd the passage much for the better in the edition of 164.50 NEWTON.

Here says Peck, “ Curls upon a bald pate are a good joke." But he should at leaft have remembered a paffage in the Psalms, “ The boiry scalp of such an “ one as goeth on fill in his wickedness.” It is true that we have in Shake speare's Two GENT. of Veron, A. iv. S. i.

By the bare fcalp of Robin Hood's fat frier. That is, frier Tuck's Maven crown. And in K. Rich. II. A, ii, S. ii.“ bair

lefs fcalps." WARTON. "And fee Minthieu's Guide into Tongues edi 1627. col. 646. Tbe bairie Sralpe. EDITOR. d627. Sa in LYCIDAS, V. 135.

Their bells and flourets of a thousand bties. WARTON, v. 695. Ougly or ougbly is the old way of writing ugly; 'as appears from several places in Sir P. Sidney's Arcadia, and from Shakspeare's Sonnets ed. 2609; and care must be taken that the word be .not mistaken, as some have

w. 698. With visor'd falfhood and base forgeries.
V. 707. To those budge doctors of the Stoick gowne.
tv, 712. Covering the earth with odours and with fruites,

Cramming the seas with spawne innumerable,

The feilds with cattell, and the aire with fowle.
v. 717. To adorn her sons.
But deck is the first reading, then adorn, then deck again.
v. 721. Should in a pet of temperance feed on fetches.
But pulse was the first reading. At last, resumed.
v. 727. Living as Nature's bastards, not her sons.
v. 732. The sea orefraught would heave her waters up

Above the stars, and th' unfought diamonds
Would so bestudde the center with thire light,
And so imblaze the forehead of the deep,
Were they not taken thence, that they below


enur'd to day, and come at last. v. 737. List, lady, be not coy, nor be cosen'd. v. 744. It withers on the stalke and fades away. v. 749. They had thire name thence; coarse beetle brows. v. 751. The sample. v. 755. Think what, and look upon this cordial julep. Then follow verses from v. 672–705. From v.

779, to 806, the lines are not in the manuscript, but were added afterwards. v. 807. This is mere inoral stuff, the very lees.

And settlings of a melancholy blood:
But this, &c.

813, STAGE-DIRECTION. " The Brothers rush in, strike “ his glasse down : the shapes make as though they would refift, but

are all driven in. Damon enters with them." v. 814. What, have you let the false inchanter pafs?

Without his art reverst. v. 818. We cannot free the Lady that remains And, here fits. v. 821. There is another way that may be us’d. v. 826. Sabrina is her name, a goddess chaste. Then a virgin chaste, then, a virgin pure. v. 829. She, guiltlesse damsel, flying the mad persuite. v. 831.

To the streame. But first, “ the flood.'

After v.

v. 816.

mistaken it, for owly-beaded, Comus's train being beaded like fundry forts of wild beast sa NEWTON.

Mr. Warton says, that Peck thought it a pastoral way of spelling the word. But ougly had been the usual spelling, as might be instanced also from Lord Surry, Lord Sackville, Daniel, B. Jonfon, Fairfax, Sylvefter, and Fletcher. Ed.

v. 707. This is better than Stoic fur ; for budge fignifies furr'd; but I suppose by Stoic für Milton intended to explain the other obsolete word, though he fell upon a very inaccurate way of doing it. WARBURTON. m. W.777. Milton seems to bave founded coy as a disfyllable : as also coarse.at V. 749. infr. WARTON.

. 834. Held up thire 'white'wrists, and receav'd her in,

And bore her straite to aged Nereus hall.
t. 845. Helping all urchin blasts, and in luck signes

That the shrewd meddling elfe delights to leavé ;
And often takes our cattel with strange pinches,

Which fhe, &c.
v. 849. Carrol her goodneffe loud in lively layes.
And lovely, from lively.
v. 851. Of pansies, and of bonnie daffadils.
v. 853. Each clafping charme, and fecret holding fpell.
v. 857. In honour'd virtue's cause: this will I trie.
Before v. 867, is written, “ To be faid.
v. 895. That my rich wheeles inlayes.
0.910. Vertuous Ladie, look on me.
v. 921. To waite on Amphitrite in her bowre.
V. 924. May thy crystal waves for this.
v. 927. That tumble downe from fnowie hills.
v. 1948. Where this night are come in ftate.
v. 951. All the fwains that near abide.
0.956. Come let us hafte, the stars are high,

But night reignes monarch yet in the mid skie. STAGE-DIRECTIONS. 6 Exeunt. -The scene changes, and then " is presented Ludlow town, and the President's castle: then enter

country dances and such like gambols, &c. At these sports the De

mon, with the two Brothers and the Lady, enters. The Demon fingo. v. 962. Of nimbler toes, and courtly guise,

Such as Hermes did devise. After v.965. No STAGE-DIRECTION, only “ A Song.” v. 971. Thire faith, thire temperance, and truth. But patience was first written, and restored. v. 973. To a crownė of deathleffe bays. After v.975, STAGE-DIRECTION, The Demon sings or says." v. 979. Up in the plain fields of the fky. v. 982. Of Atlas and his nieces three. v.984. This verse and the three following were added. v. 990. About the myrtle alleys fling

Balm and cassia's fragrant smells.
V. 992. Iris there with garnisht (or garish] bow.
V. 995. Than her purfled fcarf can fhew,

Yellow, watchet, greene, and blew.
And drenches oft with manna (or Sabean) dew
Beds of hyacinth and roses,
Where many a cherub soft reposes.

847. Comparé MIDSUM. N. DREAM, A.iv. S. iv. Of Herne the hunter, who “ blafts the trèe, and takes the cattle," EDITOR.

•982. The "faire daugbrers of Atlas" are mentioned in B. Jonfon's Mafque, PLEASURE RICONCILED TO VIRTUE, 1619, to which I have often referred the reader. EDITOR.


What relates to Adonis, and to Cupid and Psyche, was afterwards added. v. 1012. Now my mesage (or buisnefle] well is done. WARTON.

In doctor Newton's collation of the manuscript a few flight variations may be observed, as also a few additions, most of which correspond with the Athridge manuscript; and are therefore noticed in the following copy of that MS.

The subsequent various readings, from doctor Newton's collation, must be noticed here. v. 258. Chiding. “ It was at first,” And chide. v. 324. And smoaky rafters, v. 376. Oft seeks to solitary sweet retire. v. 480. “ Marginal direction," hallow far off v. 737. Lift, Lady, be not coy, nor be not cosen'd. N. 1023. Heav'n itself would bow to her.

“ So it was at first in the manuscript, and we have been at the " trouble” says, doctor Newton “ of transcribing these variations “ and alterations more for the satisfaction of the curious, than “ for any entertainment that it afforded to ourselves,” EDITOR,

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