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V. 409. Secure without all doubt or question: no,

I could be willing, though now i'th'darke, to trie
A tough encounter with the saggiest ruffian,
That lurks by bedge or lane of this dead circuit,
To have ber by my side, though I were sure
She might be free from perill wbere she is,

But where an equal poise of hope and fear.
For encounter he had first written pasado, and hopes and fears.
V. 415. As you imagin, brother : she has a hidden strength.
V.421. She that has that, is clad in compleate iteele:

And may on every needfull accident,
Be it not don in pride or wilfull tempting,
Walk through huge forrests and unharbour'd heaths,
Infamous hills, and sandie perilous wilds ;
Where, through the sacred awe of chastitie,
No savage feirce, bandite, or mountaneere,

Shall dare to foile her virgin puritie.
V.428. Yea ev’n where very desolation dwells.
V. 433. In fog, or fire, by lake, or moorie fen,

Blue wrinckled hag, or ftubborne unlaid ghoft.
V. 448. That wise Minerva wore, æternal virgin.
Then, unvanquish'd, then, unconquer'd.
V. 452. With suddaine adoration of her purenelle.
Then, bright rayes, then, blank awe.
V. 454. That when it finds a soul fincerely so.
V. 465. And most by the lascivious act of fin.
V. 471. Oft seene in charnel vaults, and monuments,

Hovering, and fitting by a newe-made grave.
V. 481. Lift, lift, met bought I beard.
V. 485. Some curla man of tbe feorit calling to his fellows.
V.490. Had best looke 10 bis forehead: bere be brambles.
STAGE-DIRECTION. He hallows : the guardian dæmon hallows again,
and enters in the babit of a shepherd.
V.491. Come not too neere ; you fall on pointed stakes else.
V.492. Dem. What voice, &c.
V. 496. And sweetned every mulk-rose of the valley.
V.497. How cam'ft thou heere good shepherd ? -
V. 498. Leapt ore the penne.
Then, his fold." Then, the fold.”
V. 512. What feares, good soepberd? --
V.513. I'll tell you,
V. 523. Nurtur'd in all his mother's witcheries.
V. 531. Tending my flocks hard by i'th' pajtur'd lawns.
V. 545. With spreading honey-suckle.
Or blowing
V.

553• Drowsy flighied steeds. V. 563. Too well I might perceive. V.574. The helplesse innocent lady.

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V. 605. Harpyes and Hydra's, or all the monitrous buggs

'Twixt' Africa and Inde, I'le find him out,
And force him to release his new-got prey,
Or drag him by the curles, and cleave his scalpe

Down to the hips.
V.611. But here thy feele can do thee small availe.
V.614. He with his bare wand can unquilt thy joynts,

And crumble every finew.
V. 627. And shew me simples of a thousand bues b.
V.636. And yet more med'cinal than that antient Moly

Which Mercury to wise Ulyfres gave.
V. 648. As I will give you as we go, [or, on the way) you may,

Boldly assault the necromantik hall;
Where if he be, with fuddaine oiolence
And brandisht blade rush on him, breake his glasse,
And powre the lushious potion on the ground,

And feise his wand.
V.657

I follow thee,

And good beaven call his best regard upon us. After v.

.658, STAGE-DIRECTION. “The scene changes to a stately “ palace set out with all manner of deliciousness : cables spread with “all dainties. Comus is discovered with his rabble: and the Lady set “ in an inchanted chaire. She offers to rise." V. 661. And you a statue fixt, as Daphne was. V.662. Fool, thou art over-proud, do not boast. This whole speech of the Lady, and the first verse of the next of Com us, were added in the margin: for before, Comus's first speech was uninterruptedly continued thus,

"Root-bound, that fled Apollo. Why do you frown ?” V.669. That youth and fancie can beget,

When the briske blood growes lively.
V.678. To life so friendly, and so coole to thirst.

Poor ladie thou bali need of some refrebing.
Why should you, &c.

a Monsters. Terrours. So in B. Fletcher's PHILASTIR, A. v. S. i. vol. i. p.163. edit, 1750.

My pretty prince of puppets, we do know,
And give your Greatness warning, that you talk

No more such BUG-WORDS.
And in Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, A. v. S. iii,

Those that would die or ere refift, are grown

The mortal Bugs o'th' field.-
Where see instances collected by Mr. Steevens. And HENR. vi, P.i.

For Warwick was a bug that fear'd us all. That is, " a monster that frigbled us." Our author's REFORMAT. "Which is the BUG “ we fear."_PROSE-WORKS, i. 25. See allu Reed's OLD PL. iii. 234. See alio tbe WINTERS TALE. And Spenser, F. Q. . is. 20. - xii. 25. Phaer translates Virgil's “Furiis agitatus Orestes," Orestes bayted was with BUGGES. Æn. iv. 471. The word is in Chaucer, “Or ellis that blacke BUGGYS wol hym take.” N. PR. T. rogi, Urr. ” As in LYCIDAS, Y. 135. Their bells and flourets of a THOUSAND HUIS,

After

. After v. 679, the nine lines now standing were introduced instead of Poore ladie, &c," as above. V.687. That has been tir'd all day. V.689.

Heere fair Virgin.
V.695.

Oughly-headed monsters.
V.698, With visor'd falfhood and base forgeries.
V.707. To those budge doctors of the Stoick

gowne. V.712. Covering the earth with odours and will fruites,

Cramming the seas with spawne innumerable,

The feilds with cattell, and the aire with fowle.
V. 717. To adorn her sons.
But deck is the first reading, then adorn, then deck again.
V.721. Should in a pet of temperance feed on fetches.
But pulse was the firit reading. At last, resumed.
V.

.727. Livi;g as Nature's baftards, not her sons.
V. 732. The fea orefraught would heave ber waters up

Above the stars, and th’unsought diamonds
Would so bestudde the the center with thire light,
And so imblaze the forehead of the deep,
Were they not taken thence, that they below

Would grow enur'd to day, and come at last.
V.737. Lift, lady, be not coy“, nor be cafen'd,
V.744. It withers on the stalk and fades away.
V. 749. They had thire name thence; coarse beetle brows.
V.751. The sample.
V. 755. Think what, and look upon this cordial julep.

Then follow verses from v.672–705. From v.779, to 806, the lines
are not in the manuscript, but were added afterwards.
V. 807, This is mere moral fuf, the very

lees And lettlings of a melancholy blood :

But this, &c. After v. 813, STAGE-DIRECTION. « The Brothers rush in, frike his “ glasse down : the shapes make as though they would refif, but are all « driven in. Dæmon enters with them." V. 814. What, have you let the false inchanter pass? V.816. -Without his art reverst. V.818. We cannot free the Lady that remains. And, bere fits. V.821. There is another way that

may

be us'd.
V. 826. Sabrina is her name, a goddess chaste.
Then, a virgin chaste, then, a virgin pure.
V. 829. She, guiltlefie damsel, flying the mad persuite.
V.831.

To the freame.
But first the flood."
V.834. Held up thire white wrists, and receav'd her in,

And bore her straite to aged Nereus' hall. a Milton appears to have founded coy, as a distillable : as also coarse at v.749. infr.

V. 845.

V. 845. Helping all urchin blafts, and ill luck signes,

That the shrewd medling elfe delights to leave ;
And often takes our cattel with strange pinebes.

Which she, &c.
V. 849. Carrol her goodnesse loud in lively layes.
And lovely, from lively.
V. 851. Of pansies, and of bonnie daffadils.
V.853. Each clasping charme, and secret bolding spell.
V.853. In honour'd virtue's cause: this will I trie.
Before v. 857, is written, To be faid."
V. 895. That my rich wheeles inlayes.
V.910. Vertuous Ladie, look on me.
V.921. To waite on Amphitrite in ber bowre.
V. 924. May thy cryftal waves for this.
V.927. That tumble downe from snowie hills.
V.948. Where this night are come in state.
V.951. All the swains that near abide.
V.956. Come let us haste, the stars are high,

But Night reignes monarch yet in the mid kie. STAGE-DIRECTIONS. “ Exeunt.--The scene changes and then is præi fented Ludlow town and the Presidents calle: then enter country dances and such like gambols, &c. At those sports the Demon with the two Brothers and the Lady enter. The Damon fings." V.962. Of rimbler toes, and courtly guise,

Such as Hermes did devise.
After v. 965. No STAGE-DIRECTION, only " A Song."
V.971. Their faith, their temperance, and truth.
But patience was first written, and restored.
.973.
To a crowne of deathlesse bays.

STAGE-DIRECTION, The dæmon fongs or fays."
V.979. Up in the plain fields of the sky,
V.982. Of Atlas and his nieces three.
V.984. This verse and three following were added.
V.990. About the myrtle alleys Aing

Balm and callia's fragrant smells.
V.992. Iris there with garnisht (or garish] bow.
V.995. Than her purfled scarf can shew,

Yellow, watchet, greene, and blew.
And drenches oft with 'manna (or Sabaan] dew
Beds of hyacinth and roses,

Where many a cherub Soft reposes.
What relates to Adonis, and to Cupid and Psyche, was, afterwards
added.
V. 1012. Now my mesage (or buisnesse) well is done.

The Whole of Comus, with the corrections and additions, is in Milton's own hand-writing.

I add the manuscript readings of Comus, retained in the firit edi. tion 1637, but afterwards altered.

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After v.975,

V. 195.

V. 195. Stolne. V. 214. Flittering. V. 251." She smil'd.” V. 472, Hovering. V.513."I'll tell you." V.608. Or cleave bis fcalpe down to

the bippes.

AT A SOLEMN Music. fol, 4. 5.

Tır. Song : at a, &c."
V. 3. Mixe your choise words, and bappiest sounds employ,

Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce,
And as your equal raptures, temper'd sweet,
In bigb misterious Spousall meet ;
Snatch us from earth awhile,
Us of our felves and native woes beguile.
And to our high-rays'd phantasie present

That undisturbed song, &c.
V, 10. Where the bright Seraphim in triple row.
V. 14. With those just spirits that wear the blooming palms,

Hymncs devout and sacred psalms
Singing everlastingly ;
While all the starry rounds and arches blue
Resound and echo Hallelu :

That we on earth, &c.
V.18. May rightly answere that melodious noise,

By leaving out those barsh ill founding jarres
Of clamorous fin that all our mufick marres :
And in our lives and in our fong

May keepe in tune with heaven, &c.
V. 28. To live and fing with him in endlesse morne of light.

There are three draughts, or copies, of this song. All in Milton's own hand-writing.

Upon the CIRCUMCISION. fol. 8.
There are no variations of any consequence in this Ode. It is in
Milton's own hand-writing.

ON TIME. fol. 8.
Tit. « On Time. To be set on a clock-cafe."
In Milton's own hand.

ON THE FORCERS OF CONSCIENCE, &c. fol.
V. 3. -The vacant whore pluralitie.
V.17. Crop ye as clofe as marginal P-s cares.
That is, Prynne's.
This piece is in the hand-writing of Sonnet xvii. See below.

SONN. vii. fol. 6. No variations except in the spelling. In Milton's own hand: who begins the first, fifth, and ninth verses, with great letters ; all the rest with small.

Sonn. viii. fol. 9. Tit.On bis dere when the Citty expected an assault.” Then, as at present: with an addition of the date 1642, afterwards expunged. V.3. If ever deed of honour did thee please.

This Sonnet is written in a female hand. Only the second title is by Milton

Sonn,

48.

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