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ELEGY ON DR. WHITAKER*
Bind ye my
browes with mourning cyparisse,
I loath the laurel-bandes I loved best,
Religions hold, Earth's choice, and Peaven's love,
All these and more were Whitaker's alone,
Now they in him, and he and all are gone.
If ever breath dissolv'd the world to teares,
Be mine the breach, the teares, the shrikes, che
Yet fill my griefe upscene, unfounded lies.
And never more rise from the ocean,
Heare we no bird of day, or dawning morne,
And all ye barking foules yet never seene,
That fill the moonlelle night with hideous din.
Religion. Vertue, Muses, holie mirth
Earth takes one part, when forced Nature sendes
Deftinie by Death spoyl'd feeble Natures frame,
How have ye all conspir'd our hopelesse spight,
And wrapt us up in Griefes eternall night.
The senceleffe corpes corrupts in sweeter clay,
The Prince of Darknesle gins to tyrannize, Now ginne your triumphes, Death and Definies,
Shake he the earth and reare the hollow skies, And the unrulie spirits overquell ?
That all may feele and feare your victories. The world's praise, the pride of Nature's proofc, And after your triumphant chariot, Amaze of times, hope of our faded age :
Drag the paie corpes that thus you did to die, * King's profesos, and malter of St. John's College. To hew what goodly conquells ye have got, Canibudge; he did'in 1595. This elecy was annexed To fright the world, and fill the woondring cie: t the "Carmen Funebre Ciroli Horn, 1506," and is now reprouted from Nichols's “ Select yol.cuius ut fueins,
Millions of lives, of deaths no conquest were, $iole, ismo, Lond. 1785.
Compared with one onely Whitakise,
But thou, O soule, shalt laugh at their despite, Seldomc had ever foule such entertaires,
With such sweet hymnes, and such a giacima
There now he lives, and fees his Savioer's box, And cuts the solid fkie with spirituall might. And ever sings sweet songs unto his grace. Open ye golden gatos of Paradise,
Meanewhile, the memorie of his mightie cane, Open ye wide unto a welcome ghost :
Shal live as long as aged earth fhal laf: Enter, O soule, into thy boure of blisse,
Enrolled on berill walles of fame, Through all the throng of Heaven's hoast : Ay ming'd, ay mourn'd: and wished oft in z Which shall with triumph gard thee as thou Is this to die, to live for evermore. go'st
[cost. A double life : that neither liv'd afore? With psalmes of conques and with crownes of
CO N T E N T S.
WORKS OF SPENSER.
To the Right Noble Lord, and Most Valiant
President of Mounfter,
Dedication to Queen Elisabeth,
Sir Walter Raleigh, Lord Wardein of the
Stanneryes, and Lieftenaunt of Corncwaile, ib.
ous Lady, the Countesse of Pembroke, ib.
Paris Canto II.
COLIN CLOUT'S COME HOME AGAIS.
Dedication to the Righe Worthy and Nuble Canto IV.
172 Canto V.
Knight, Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain d ber Canto VI.
Majesty's Guard, Lord Warden the 184
Scanneries, and Lieutenant of the Crissy Canto VII.
213 Dedication to the Most Noble and Excele! Canto XII.
219 Lord, the Earl of Leicelter, Book IV. contayning the Legend of CAMBEL and TELAMOND, or of FRIENDSHIP, 224
THE SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR. Canto I.
225 Containing Twelve Æglogues, proportionable Canto Il.
231 to the Twelve Months. - Entituled to the Canto III.
237 Noble and Virtuous Gentleman, moit wor Canto IV.
242 thy of all Titles both of Learning and ChiCanto V.
247 valry, Master Philip Sidney.
January. Ægloga Prima,
237 Canto VIII.
Feruary. Ægloga Secunda,
March. Ægloga Tertia,
April. Ægloga Quarto,
May. Ægloga Quinta,
June. Ægloga Sesta,
July. Æglcga Septima, Book V. contayning the Legend of Arts
Augusto Ægloga Octavo, GALL, or of Justice,
289 September. Ægloga Nona, Canto I.
October Ægloga Decima,
November. Ægloga Undecima,
December. Ægloga Duodecima, Canto IV.
305 Epilogue, Canto V.
311 Canto VI.
Dedication to the Right Honourable sed *Canto IX.
Molt Virtuous Lady, the Lady Margate Canto X,
Countess of Cumberland; and the Lady Canto XI,
Mary, Countess of Warwick,
In Honour of Love,
In Honour of Beauty, Book VI. contayning the Legend of Six Ĉ..
Of Heavenly Love, LIDORE, or of COURTESTE,
Of Heavenly Beauty,
of Petrarch, Canto V.
Of the World's vanity,
FROSO POPIA : OR, MOTİER HUB3E.D': PALL. Canto IX.
395 Canto X.
Dedication to the Right Honourable the Lady Canto XI.
Compron and Mounteagle, :
Prothalamion : or, a Spousal Verse,
Epithalamion, Two Cantos of MUTABILITIE; which, both
415 | Daphnaida : an Elegy úpon the Death of Canto VII.
Noble and Virtuous Douglas Harri, Canto VIII, Unperfice,
427 Daughter and Heir of Henry Lord Hur