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That must be utter'd to unfold the sage
Con. She fables not; I feel that I do fear
The BROTHERS rush in with swords drawn, wrest his glass out of his
band, and break it against the ground; his rout make sign of resistance, but are all driven in. The ATTENDANT SPIRIT comes in.
SPIR. What, have you let the false enchanter 'scape?
797. And the brute earth: That is, the nature at the bold rebuke of innocence, unfteling earth would sympathize and and huilders with a sudden cold sweat, assist.-T. WARTON.
like a guilty man.-T. WARTOX. 800. “There six lines are aside, but I 809. Lees. I like the manuscript readwould point the first thus: She fables | ing best:-not, I feel that; that is, I fear she does This is mere moral stuff, the very lees, &c. pot fable."-SYMPSON, To fable is to Yet is bad; but very inaccurate.- HURD. feign, to invent.
815. Ye m stook. The circumstance in 802. And though not mortal, &c. Her the text, of the brothers forvetting to words are a si-ted by somewhat divine; seize and reverse the magician's rol, and I, although immortal, and above the while by contrast it heightens the supe race of man, am so affected with their rior intelligence of the Attendant Spirit, forre, that a cold shuddering dew, &c. affords the opportunity of introducing llere is the noblest panegyric on the the fiction of raising Sabrina; which, power of virtue, adorned with the sub- exclusive of its poetical ornaments, is limest imagery. It is extorted from the recommended by a local propriety, ard mouth of a magician and a preternatural was peculiarly interesting to the aulienie, being, who, although actually posse med as tlie Severn is the famous river of the of his prey, feels all the terrours of human neighbourhool.-T. WARTON.
In stony fetters fix’d, and motionless:
There is a gentle nymph not far from hence,
824. There is a gentle nymph, &c. Sa- | deliver a virgin imprisoned in the spell brina's fabulous story may be seen in of a detestable sorcerer. She rises at the the “Mirrour for Magistrates," in the invocation, and leaving her car on an sixth song of Draytou's “ Polyolbion," osiered rushy bank, hasteps to help enand in the tenth canto and second book shared chesiity. She sprinkles on the of Spenser's “Faerie Queene.", The part breast of a captive maid preciors drops of the fable of Comu8, which may be selected from her pure fountain; the called the Disenchantment is evidently touches thrice the tip of the lady-finer, founded on Fletcher's “ Paithful Shep- and thrice her ruby lip, with chaste herdess." The moral of both siramas, is palms moist and cold, as also the enthe triumph of Chastity. This, in both, venomed chair, smeared with tena ious is finely brought about by the same sort gums. The charm is dissolved, and the of inachinery. Sabrina, a virgin and a Nymph departs to the lower of Amphiking's daughter, was converted into a trite. $28. Brute, Brutus, river-nymph, that her honour might be 815. Urchin blasts. The urchin or hedgepreferred in violate. Still she preserves hoc, from its solitariness, the ugliness of her maiden gentleness, and every even- its appearance, and from a popular opiing visits the rattle among her twilight vion that it suckled or joisoned the meadows, to heal the mischiefs intricted udders of the cows. W18 alopted into the by elfish magick. For this she was praised demonolegick system: and its shape was by the shepherus. She protects virgins in sometimes supp se i to be assumed by distress. She is now solemnly called, 10 mischievous elves. T. WARTOX,
If she be right invoked in warbled song;
Listen where thou art sitting
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
Listen for dear honour's sake,
Listen, and save!
Listen, and save!
SABRINA rises, attended by Water Nymphs, and sings.
863. Sabrina's hair drops amber, be- Nireus was a sea deity, the father of the cause, in the poet's idea, her stream was Nereids, by Doris, an ocean-nymph. The supposed to be transparent; as the river Carpathian wisurd is Proteus, who had of bliss, in l'aradise Lost, (iii. 369,) and as a cive at Carpathus, an island near Choa-pe- has an amber stream, Paradise Rhodles. Regained, iii. 288.) But Choaspes wils 873. Triton was Neptune's trumpeter. called “golden water." Amher, when Glaucus was another rea-deity. Leuco applied to water, means a luninous clear thea, the white sea-godders. ness; when to hair, bright yellow.-T. 879. Purthenope and Ligea were two of WARTOX.
the Syrens. The tomb of the former was 869. Earth-shaking is the epithet lo at Naples, which was therefore called mer gives to Neptune. Tethys is the wifo | Parthenope. of Oceanus, and mother of the gods.
My sliding chariot stays,
That in the channel strays:
That bends not as I tread:
I am here.
Spir. Goddess dear,
Sab. Shepherd, 'tis my office best
920 To wait in Amphitrite's bower.
SABRINA descends, and the Lady rises out of her seat.
935 893. Azurn shern. Sheen is again used | con's History of England, Book i.-Newas a substantive for brightness, in line 1003 of this poem.
924. Brimmed waves, that is, waves 923. Sprung of old Anchises' line, for that rise to the brim or odge of the river's Locrine was the son of Brutus, Brutus bank; meaning, full waves. of Silvius, Silvius of Ascanius, Ascanius 934. The sense of these four lines is, of Æneas, Æneas of Anchises. See Mil. May thy head be crowned round about
And here and there thy banks upon
Come, Lady, while Heaven lends us grace,
But night sits monarch yet in the mid sky.
then come in Country Dancers; after them the ATTENDANT Spirit, with the Two BROTHERS, and the Lady.
On the lawns, and on the leas.
Noble Lord, and Lady bright,
with towers and terraces, and here and | Two Brothers and the Lady being now there may thy banks le crowned upon to dance, be describes their elegant way with groves of myrrh and cinnamon. of moving by trippings, light lots, court
968. Duck or no. By ducks and nois quis, &r. The woru mincing he uses to our author alludes to the country peo express the neatness of their gait.-ple's awkward way of dancing; and, the PECK.