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EDMUND SPENSER.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

WITR THE

PRINCIPAL ILLUSTRATIONS

OF

VARIOUS COMMENTATORS.

VOLUME THE SEVENTH,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, T. PAYNI,
CADELL AND DAVIES, AND R. H. EVANS.

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THE FAERIE QUEENE.

CANTO VII.

Turpine is baffuld ; his two Knights

Doe gaine their treasons meed.
Fayre Mirabellaes punishment

For Loves disdaine decreed.

1.
LIKE as the gentle hart itselfe bewrayes

In doing gentle deedes with franke delight,
Even fo the baser mind itselfe displayes
In cancred malice and revengefull fpight:
For to maligne, t' envie, t'ufe shifting flight,
Be

arguments of a vile donghill mind; ARG. 1.

baffuld ;) See the note on this word, F. Q. v. iii. 37. See also, ft. 27 of this Canto. TODD.

I. 1. Like as the gentle hart] Un cor gentil, Ariofto, C. xxxvi. 1. See the note on C. iii. st. 1. Gentle hart, is also Chaucer's expression. See note below, on ft. 18. Upton.

Ibid. Like as the gentle &c.] The folios, Hughes, and Tonson's edition in 1758, read, without authority or necessity, 1“ Like as a geutle hart &c.” Todd. I. 6.

a vile donghill mind;] He uses the same phrase, F. Q. iii. x. 15. So likewise, in An Hymne of Love :

“ His dunghill thoughts which do themselves enure

" To durtie droffe And in Tears of the Muses :

“ Ne ever dare their dunghill thoughts aspire.” And fo Chaucer, Assembl. of Fowles :

“ Now fie churle (quoth the gentle Tercelet)
“ Out of the dunghill came that word aright.”

T. WARTON.
VOL. VII.

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