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And early, ere the odorous breath of morn
my inferior hand or voice could hit
gross] Compare Shakesp. Merchant of Venice, act v. sc. 1.
“There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st,
Doth grossly cluse us in, we cannot hear it.'
. And I will purge thy mortal grossness so,' &c. Warton.
Inimitable sounds: yet as we go,
O’ER the smooth enamellid green,
Follow me as I sing,
And touch the warbled string,
Nymphs and shepherds dance no more
By sandy Ladon's lilied banks;
89 star) •Sun-proof arbours.' Sylvester's Du Bartas, 171, and G. Peele's David and Bethsabe, 1599. • This shade, sun-proof, is yet no proof for thee.'
Warton and Todd. 97 By sandy Ladon's lilied banks] Giles Fletcher's Christs Victorie and Triumph, 1632. "To Ladon sands,' p. 14. and “On either side bank't with a lily wall,' p. 49. A. Dyce. 97 sandy] Browne's Brit. Past. ii. st. iv. p. 107.
• The silver Ladon on his sandy shore.'
On old Lycæus or Cyllene hoar
Trip no more in twilight ranks;
A better soil shall give ye thanks.
Such a rural Queen
ANNO ÆTATIS 17.
ON THE DEATH OF A FAIR INFANT, DYING OF A
O FAIREST flower, no sooner blown but blasted,
That did thy cheek envermeil, thought to kiss, But kill'd, alas, and then bewail'd his fatal bliss.
For since grim Aquilo his charioteer
10 1 0] Shakespeare's Passionate Pilgrim.
"Swet Rose, fair flower, untimely pluckt, soon vaded,
Todd. 6 kiss] Shakesp. Venus and Adonis,
• He thought to kiss him, and hath kill'd him so.' Newton.
Yeart the active crices in täyte:
But then transformd hin to a perle Bower: Aack, that w to change thee Winter hai no power!
Yet can I not persuade me thou art dead,
12 infirming The cranmoa accentration of our elder poetry. Druittoni's Crania, 1616,
"On the infamous stage of woe to die.' Todd