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Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel : Do not approach,
Fer. I warrant you, fir;
A Masque. Enter Iris.
bring a corollary,] That is, bring more than are sufficient, rather than fail for want of numbers. Corollary means Jurplus. Corplaire, Fr. See Cotgrave's Dictionary. STEVENS.
: No tongue; - ] Those who are present at incantations are obliged to be strictly silent, “ else," as we are afterwards told, " the spell is marred.” JOHNSON.
--thatch'd with ftover,–] Stover, from Eftovers, a law word, signifies an allowance in food or other necessaries of life. It is here used for provision in general for animals.
Froin the following instance, ftover should mean the pointed
• Beard, be confin'd to neatness, that no hair
Love's Sacrifice, 1633.
" To draw out fedge and reed, for thatch and ftover fit."
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3 and thy broom groves, Whose shadow the dismissed batchelor loves,
2 Tly banks with pionied, and twilled brims,] The old edition reads pioned and twilled brims, which gave rise to Mr. Holt's conjecture, that the poet originally wrote,
with pioned and tiled brims. Spenser and the author of Muleallès the Turk, a tragedy, 1610, use pioning for digging. It is not therefore 'dithcult to find a meaning for the word as it stands in the old copy; and remove a jetter from twilled and it leaves us tilkd. I am yet, however, in doubt whether we ought nat to read lillied brimis, for Pliny, b. XXVI. ch. x. mentions the cater-lilly as a preserver of chastity; and says, elsewhere, that the Pæony medetur Faunorum in Quiete Ludibriis, &c. In the Arraignment of Paris, 1584, arc mentioned
“ The watry flow'rs, and lillies of the banks.” In the zoth song of Drayton's Polyolbion, the Naiades are represented as making chapleis with all the tribe of aquatic flowers ; and Mr. Tollet informs me that Lyte's Herbal says kind of “ peonie is called by fome, maiden or virgin peonie.”.
In Ovid's Banquet of Sense, by Chapman, 1595, I met with the following Itanza, in which trvill-pants are enumerated among Howers :
- White and red jasmines, merry, melliphill,
“Fair crown-imperial, emperor of flowers, 66 Immortal amaranth, white aphrodill,
“And cup-like twill-pants It rew'd in Bacchus bowers." If twill be the ancient name of any flower, the present reading, pionied and twilled may uncontrovertibly stand. STEEVENS.
--and thy broom groves,] A grove of broom, I believe, was never heard of, as it is a low thrub and not a Hanmer reads brown groves. STEEVENS.
Disappointed lovers are still faid to wear the willow, and in these lines broom groves are alligned to that unfortunate tribe for a retreat. This may allude to some old custom. We still say that a husband hangs out the broom when his wife goes from home for a short time; and on such occasions a broom befom has been exhiþited as a signal that the house was freed from uxorial restraint, and where the master might be considered as a temporary bachelor. Broom grove may fignify broom bushes. See Grava in Cowel's Law Dict. TOLLET.
Being lass-lorn 4; thy pole-clipt vineyards;
Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate ;
Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
Being lafs-lorn;] Lass-lora is forfaken of his mistress.
" Who after that he had fair Una lorn," STEEVENS,
thy pole-clipt vineyard,] To clip is to twine round or em. brace. The poles are clipt or embraced by the vines, STEEVENS.
6 My bosky acres, &c.] Besky is woody. Bosquet, Fr. So Milton :
“ And every bolky bourn from side to side.' Again in K. Edvard I. 1999:
“ Hale him from hence, and in this bosky wood
" Bury his corps." STEEVENS.
Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
Iris. Of her society
Cer. ' High queen of state,
Long continuance, and increasing,
High queen of fate,] Mr. Whalley thinks this paffage in
High queen of flate,
Great Juno comes; I know her by her zait,
John Taylor, the water-poet, declares, that he never learned
ture of Cytherea, have their domestical habitation.” Farmer.
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Juno sings her blelings on you.
Barns, and garners, never empty ;
Ceres blefling fo is on you.
Pro. Spirits, which by mine art
Fer. Let me live here ever;
Pro. Sweet now, filence :
9 Earth's increase, -] All the editions, that I have ever
that Ceres's name ought to have been
foison plenty;] i. e. plenty to the utmost abundance;
66 All the innes of the ton
“ Hadden litel foyfon." STEEVENS.
Harmonious charming lay: