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Come, nimphs and faunes, that haunt those shady groves,
Whiles I report my fortunes or my loves.
At Colin's feet I throw my yeelding reed",
But let the rest win homage by their deed.
rage I vow this silent rest,
Only these refuse rymes I here mispend,
11 At Colin's feet I throw my yeelding reed. Expressive of his reluctance and inability to write Pastorals after Spenser.
DE SUIS SATIRIS.
Dum Satyræ dixi, videor dixisse Sat iræ
Corripio; aut istæc non satis est Satyra.
Pinge tuo Satyram sanguine, tum Satyra est.
Monstra novi monstri hæc; et Satyri et Satyræ.
FIRST adventure', with fool-hardy might,
"I first adventure-Book ii. Sat. 7, our author implies the previous existence of other Satirists.
Thou brain-sick tale
The black bronds of somE SHARPER SATYRIST ? That he introduced Genuine Satire among us, may be readily granted ; but not that he was the First Satirist. E. It appears, however, from his Post script, that he had seen no English Satires; and only those of Ariosto and “ one base French Satire," of modern writers.
· Pranck-Dress out.
Nor ladie's wanton love, nor wand'ring knight,
i From this Satire we learn what kind of pieces were then most in fashion, and in what manner they were written. They seem to have been Tales of Love and Chivalry, Amatorial Sonnets, Tragedies, Comedies, and Pastorals. W.
* Legend-To write fabulously.
• Of mightie Mahound, and great Termagaunt. Warton, in his commentary on the Fairy Queen, was persuaded that our author had here a passage of that poem in view
The whiles the carle did fret
F. Q. B. vi. C. 7. St. 47. These were, however, common Saracen oaths; and introduced in many parts of the Fairy Queen. E. See Todd's Spenser, vol. vii. p. 27.
* To paint some Blowesse with a bor row'd grace. In modern ballads, Blousilinda, or Blousibella. Johnson interprets Blowze, a ruddy fat-faced wench. W.
Hungrie—Perhaps the true reading is angrie : that is, impassioned. W.
Avayle-Adrantage. 7 Such hunger-starven, trencher.poetry. Poetry written by hirelings for bread. W.