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And early, ere the odorous breath of morn
73 gross] Compare Shahesp. 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 Christ's 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
•Swet Rose, fair flower, untimely pluckt, soon vaded,
Todd. 6 kiss] Shakesp. Venus and Adonis,
• He thought to kiss him, and hath killd him so.' Newton.
Yer an tion are rgicrices in try maz:
Birt then transformd hin to a per le fower: Alark, that so to change thee Winter bad no power!
Yet can I not persuade me thou art dead,
12 infimus. The common accentiation of or elder poetry. Drummond's Crania, 1616,
«On the infamous stage of woe to die.' Todd.