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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, un feeling earth would sympathize and and huilders with a sudden cold sweat, assist.-T. WARTON.
like a guilty man.-T. WARTON. 800. “ These six lines are asile, but Il 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 02. And though not mortal, &c. Her the text, of the brothers forsetting to words are a sisted 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, force, that a cold shuddering dew, &c. affords the opportunity of introducing Ilere 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, and mouth of a magician and a preternatural was peculiarly interesting to the audienie, being, who, although actually posse sed as the Severn is the famous river of the of his prey, feels all the terrours of human neighbourhood.-T. WARTON.
In stony fetters fix'd, and motionless:
There is a gentle nymph not far from hence,
840 And underwent a quick immortal change, Made goddess of the river: still she retains Her maiden gentleness, and oft at eve Visits the herds along the twilight meadows, Helping all urchin blasts, and ill-luck signs
815 That the shrewd meddling elfe delights to make, Which she with precious viallid liquours heals : For which the shepherds at their festivals Carol her goodness loud in rustick lays, And throw sweet garland wreaths into her stream Of pansies, pinks, and gaudy daffodils: And, as the old swain said, she can unlock The clasping charm, and thaw the numming spell,
and thrice the pure fou
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, hastens to help enand in the tenth canto and second book snared chestity. She prinkles on the of Spenser's "Faerie Queene." The part breast of a captive maid precious dros of the fable of Comus, which may be selected from her pure fountain; he called the Disenchantment. is evidently touches thrice the tip of the lady's fin er, founded on Fletcher's * Paithful Shep- and thrice her ruby lip, with chaste herdess." The moral of both iramas, is palms moist and cold, as also the enthe triumph of Chastity. This, in both, venomed chair, smeared with tepa 'ious is finely brought about by the same sort gums. The charm is dissolved, and the of inachinerySabrina, a virgin and a Nymph departs to the lower of Amphi king's daughter, was converted into a trite. $28. Brute, Brutus. river-nymph, that her hopour might be 8+5. Urchin Wasts. The urchin or hedgepreserved in violate. Still she preserves hog, from its solitariness, the ugliness of her maiden gentleness, and every even- its appearance, and from a popular opiing visits the cattle among her twilight uion that it suckled or joisoned the meadows, to heal the mischiefs intricted udders of the cows. Was a lopted into the by elfish magick. For this she was praised demonolegick system: and its shape was by the shephenis. She protects virgins in sometimes supp se i to be assumed by distress. She is now solemnly called, to mischievous elves, T. Y ARTOX.
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 wisard is Proteus, who had of bliss, in l'aradise Lost, (iii. 355,) and as a cive at Carpathus, an island near Choaspe has an amber stream, Paradise Rhodles. Regained, iii. 285.) But Choaspey wils 873. Triton was Neptune's trumpeter. called "golden water." Amber, when Glaucus was another sea-deity. Leuco applied to water, means a luminous clear thea, the white sea-godde ness; when to hair, bright yellow.-T. 879. Purthenope and Linea were two of WARTOX.
the Syrens. The tomb of the former was $69. Earth-shaking is the epithet IIo at Naples, which was therefore called mer gives to Neptune Tethys in 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
SABRIxa descends, and the Lady rises out of her seat.
893. Aturn sheen. Sheen is again used ton's History of England, Book i.-NEas a substantive for brightness, in line TON. 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; menning, 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 with towers and terraces, and here and Two Brothers and the Lady being now there may thy banks he crowned upon to dance, be describes their clegant way with roves of myrrh and cinnamon. of moving by trippings, light toxe, court
And here and there thy banks upon
Come, Lady, while Heaven lends us grace,
955 Come, let us haste; the stars grow high;
But night sits monarch yet in the mid sky. The scene changes, presenting Ludlow town and the President's castle:
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,
960. Duck or oil. By ducks and nois guisr, &c. The word mincing he uses to our author alludes to the country per express the neatness of their gait. ple's awkward way of dancing; and, the Peck.