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Or hedge-row, ill-discern'd, with dreary tol merchant, quarrelled with him. After length

the quarrel he went to the merchant's house, Strides o'er the vale encumber'd, or lone in Park Street, and being admitted, walked church

up to him and addressed him thus—“Sir, Stands vested weatherward in snowy pall, did you ever read Churchill's Epistle to HoConspicuous half, half not to be discern'd." garth?” and without waiting for an answer,

* I'll write a severer satire than that upon 89. The robin in winter

you, Sir!" Mr. - took him by the col“ beneath my chair lar, carried him, for he was about five feet Sit budge, a feathery bunch." two, to the street door, and dropped hina 91. Children, it seems, in his village, wear

over the steps into the street. paper ornaments on their heads and skirts in a merchant vessel, and died on the coast

The poor poet got a situation afterwards when they go to sing Christmas carols early of Africa, a victim to the climate. in the morning.

111. Golden primrose — the only false epithet I have found. The Relapse.

John Lyly. 156. A sweet passage about his sister. 158. His own boyhood.

In a catalogue I see " Lyly's Euphues and 159. The man of war.

Lucella, Ephæbus, and Letters rendered 177. His contented state of mind.

into modern English, 1716." Sir Thomas More.

Britain's Remembrancer (G. Wither),

canto 2, p. 42. Green and Lily's fashion 234.

“ Poet like,

gone by. She could not sleep for thinking, but stole There is in his Euphues occasionally a out

vulgarity such as in Swift's Polite ConverTo ring the chimes of fancy, undisturbid, sations; and there are also conceited and In the still ear of morning."

vapid discussions like those in Madame Scu296. “ What is death

dery's Romances. To him who meets it with an upright heart? A quiet haven, where his shatter'd bark

Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit. Ed. 1607. Harbours secure, till the rough storm is past. monly see the book that at Easter lyeth

To the Gentlemen Readers—“ We comPerhaps a passage, overhung with clouds But at its entrance ; a few leagues beyond bound on the stationer's stall, at Christmas Opening to kinder skies and milder suns,

to be broken in the baberdasher's shop. It And seas pacific as the soul that seeks them.” is not strange when as the greatest wonder

lasteth but nine days, that a now work Elsewhere Hurdis intimates that he was should not endure but three months. Gendoubtful whether the soul sleeps after death, tleinen use books as gentlewomen handle or passes into an interinediate state. But their flowers; who in the morning stick how certainly to all appearance might the them in their heads, and at night strew voyage in Kehama be traced to this passage them at their heels. Cherries be fulsome -if I had read it before that poem was when they be thorough ripe, because they written.

be plenty ; and books be stale when they be As Hurdis followed Cowper, so poor Ro- printed, in that they be common." maine Joseph Thorn followed him, and imi- In


mind Printers and Tailors are tated the worthless Adriano in the not more chiefly bound to pray for Gentlemen ; the worthless Lodon and Miranda.

one hath so many fantasies to print, the This poor fellow, who was clerk to a Bris- / other such sundry fashions to make, that

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the pressing-iron of the one is never out of at grass (?), younger thou shalt never the fire, nor the printing-press of the other be." at any time lyeth still.

“ I now taking heart at grass to see her “He that cometh to print because he so gamesome.” would be known, is like the fool that cometh They that begin to pine of a consumpinto the market because he would be seen." | tion, without delay preserve themselves upon

It seems by his address to the Oxonians cullisses. He that feeleth his stomach inas if he had been rusticated for three flamed with meat, cooleth it eftsoons with years.

conserves." he thought himself so apt to all “ In that thou cravest my aid, assure thythings, that he gave himself almost to no- self I will be thy finger next thy thumb." thing but practising of those things com- “ Neither being idle, nor well employed, monly which are incident to these sharp but playing at cards." wits, — fine phrases, smooth quips, merry Though thou have eaten the seeds of taunts, using jesting without mean, and rocket, which breed incontinency, yet have abusing mirth without measure."

I chewed the leaf-cress which maintaineth – so rare a wit would in time either modesty." breed an intolerable trouble, or bring an

66 Instead of silks I will wear sackcloth; incomparable treasure to the commonweal." for owches, and bracelets, leere? and

thy bringing up seemeth to me to caidis" 5 be a great blot to the lineage of so noble a I force not Philantus his fury, so I may brute."

have Euphues his friendship." “ The greenest beech burneth faster than pinched Philantus on the parson's the driest oak."

side." (?) “ The dry beech kindled at the root Glass-worm for glow-worm.? never leaveth until it come to the top.

Vulcan—with his pawlt foot." “ The Pestilence doth most rifest infect I brought thee up like a coakes, and the clearest complection."

thou hast handled me like a cockscombe.” “ You convince my parents of peevish- Euphues is content to be a craven and ness in making me a wanton."

cry creake;, though Curio be old huddle to the stomach quatted' with dainties, and twang. Ipse he"- (?) all delicates seem queasy."

Judging all to be pinglers that are not “They that use to steal honey burn hem- coursers." lock to smoak the bees from their hives." “What greater infamy than to confer

The wise husbandman—“ in the fattest the sharp wit to the making of lewd sonand most fertile ground soweth hemp be- nets to the idolatrous worshipping of their fore eat, a grain that drieth up the su- ladies, to the vain delights of fancy, to all perfluous moisture, and maketh the soil more apt for corn."

3 See Nares in v. Simply a corruption, I “ Swathe-cloutes."

suspect, from the French.

** « The use of rocket stirreth up.bodily lust, Suspecting that Philantus was corrival especially the seed.” -Johnson's Gerurde, p. with him, and cockmate’ with Lucilla." 248. “ Rise rather, Euphues, and take heart 5 Both probably signify here some coarse

kind of twist, or lace. The latter is used by

Shakespeare. See Nares in v. See NARES' Gloss. in v. It means, of course, 6 Ibid. in v. Side. Ben Jonson speaks of“ a satiated, glutted.

side swecping gown.” New Inn. ? Nares in v. supposes it to be a corruption

7 Ibid. in v. of copesmate, quoting this and the passage re.

8 Ibid. in v. probably a labouring horse.” ferred to below. Hooker used copesmule more The pingle was the enclosure, or boosy-pasthan once.-J. W. W.

ture, close to the homestead.-J. W. W.

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kinds of vice, as it were against kind and Was Lyly a Puritan when he wrote this course of nature."

first part ? “ – either rouse the deer or unpearch the U. 2. Ladies of the Court. pheasant.”

This also has a Puritan air. stand in a mammering whether to “ By experience we see that the adamant depart or not."

cannot draw iron if the diamond lie by it." if tall they term him a lungis, if short a dwarf.” if she be well set, they call her a

Euphues and his England. bosse, if slender a hazel twig." - their lawns, their leefehics,' their

" EUPHUES" was his first work. ruffs."

" The very feather of an eagle is of force “ Be not like the Englishman, which

to consume the beetle."

preferreth every strange fashion before the use

“ Ilens do not lay eggs when they chick of his country."

but when they cackle." “I would not that all women should take

Dedication to the Earl of Oxford, and pepper in the nose, in that I have disclosed to the Ladies and Gentlewomen of Eng

land. the legerdemain of a few.” Snuff was not then known, — but here

“ Euphues had rather lie shut in a Lady's is an expressed fact equivalent to taking it coffer than open in a scholar's study." in snuff

the grisping of the evening." the oak will soon be eaten with the

a hermitage where a mouse was worm, the walnut tree never.”

sleeping in a cat's ear !" were not Milo's arms brawn-fallen

" — the thrush never singeth in the comfor want of wrestling ?"

pany of the nightingale." N. 1. Servants who were unfit for any

“ Nothing shall alter iny mind, neither thing else appointed to take care of the penny nor pater-noster.” children. An ill custom of which he com

Coming home by Weeping cross." plains.

Every stool he sat on was Penniless

bench.”3 Vade always for fade.?

Philanthus is made to say

“ the English N. 3, 4. Extemporaneous speaking. 0. Oxford described (as Athens) in his

tongue, which, as I have heard, is almost

barbarous." days, as a very profligate place. 0.3. Servants beaten.

England "marvellously replenished with His notions of gentle education.-P. 2.

people." “ Cock mates,” playmates.

“ Thou doest me wrong, in seeking a scar

in a smooth skin.” Querrellous.Manuary crafts. Abject,for reprobate.

Bees “ delight in sweet and sound musurely if conscience be the cause thou

sic, which if they hear but once out of tune, art banished the court, I account thee wise they fly out of sight.”

F. 3. This whole account of the bees in being so precise, that by the using of virtue thou mayest be exiled the place of oddly fabulous. vice."

The tortoise taken for the torpedo plainly.

– as the viper tied to the bough of " Here a part of female dress, but what does

the beech tree, which keepeth him in a dead not appear.

Halliwell quotes leefekyn from Palsgrave's Acolastus, as a term of endearment. -J. W. W.

3 See NARES' Gloss, on Weeping Cross and · See The Doctor, &c. 1 vol. edit. p. 479.-- Penniless Bench. The latter is well known to J. W. W.

all Oxonians.-- J. W'. W.


sleep, though he begin with a sweet slum- “ Mastiffs, except for necessary uses ber."

about their houses, as to draw water, to “ If thou be bewitched with eyes, wear watch thieves, &c. And thereof they dethe eyes of a weasel in a ring, which is an rive the word mastiff-of mase and thief.” (?) enchantment against such charms."

“ Mineral pearls (?) in England, which “ The Salamander, being a long time is most strange, which as they are for greatnourished in the fire, at last quencheth it.” ness and colour most excellent, so are they

“ As there is but one Phenix in the digged out of the mainland, in places far world, so is there but one tree in Arabia distant from the shore.”—Ibid. wherein she buildeth."

B. b. 1, 2. The English ladies described, “O infortunate Philantus! born in the in ironically praising them for what he wane of the moon, and as like to obtain thy wished them to be. wish as the wolf to eat the moon."

B. b. 3. Lords and Gentry. (See p. 70.) making a cooling-card against wo- · this I would have thee take for a men."

flat answer." all lovers are cooled with a card of

Lyly. ten.” (?) A lungis”— this word is opposed to a

“ Troth, I am of opinion he is one of dwarf.

those hieroglyphical writers, that by the the fairer the stone is in the toad's figures of beasts, plants and of stones, exhead, the more pestilent her poison is in press the mind, as we do in A B C.”— her bowels."

Nash, Summer's Last Will, Old Plays, vol. that talk, the more it is seasoned

iv. p. 33. with fine phrases, the less it savoureth of true meaning." delighted to hear her speak — he

Thomas Gorr. trained her by the blood in this sort. If,” &c. Three excellent tragedies. Second edit. - he determined hab nab' to send his

1656. letters."

The verses in this volume generally (as “Sweet Johns," the same as Sweet Wild in Spanish) begin with a small letter. liams??

Rhyme is frequently introduced.

I am neither of his counsel, The Turks talk like Pagans, and drink nor court."

wine. “ Those that have once been bitten with a scorpion, never after feel any sting either

P.9.“Am I not Emperor? he that breathes of the wasp, or the hornet, or the bee." " There is no beast that toucheth the

Damns in that negative syllable his soul." herb whereon the bear hath breathed."

20. " shute" the French word, I sup“ The nightingale is said with continual pose, but made English, and thus spelt. straining to sing, to perish in her sweet

74. “ These are too fairly promised to be lays."

meant." A. a. 2. London Bridge the pride of the metropolis.

75. “These men's examples, were we faint

and loath, See note in The Doctor, &c. 1 vol. edit. p.

Would set sharp spurs unto our slow-paced 519.-J. W. W.

wrath, 2 « The Sweet-John and also the Sweet-Wil. And whet our dull edged anger.” liam are both comprehended under one title, that is to say, Armeria,&c.-Johnson's Gerarde,

91. “ Cruel, yet honest, and austerely p. 599.-J. W. W.


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“ when day is past,

They, they sit heavy on us, and no date
And the full fancies of mortality Makes our compassionate affection (afflic-
Busy in dreams."

tion ?) cease." 98. to "ruinate."

“O thou, hereditary ulcer." 99,- “Blest mortals, had that mother

146. “ Think you my mind is waxy, to Strangled her other infant, white-faced day, be wrought into any fashion ?” And brought forth only night!"

158.“ No sooner shall the Tycian (?) 106. Bajazet, in his dying rant, threat

splendid Sol ens to

Open heaven's casements, and enlarge the

day.” “Besiege the concave of this universe, And hunger-starve the gods."

160. A pretty speech of a princess about

to be given in marriage. 107. — “excorporate.”

167.“ Bellona and Erynnes scourge us on, 112.“ Oh, I could be a holy Epicure Should wars and treasons cease, why our In tears and pleasing sighs.”

own weight

Would send us to the earth, as spreading 129. “ Beauty! my Lord,—'tis the worst part of woman,

Make the huge trees in tempest for to A weak poor thing, assaulted every


split." By creeping minutes of defacing time, A superficies which each breath of care

“ the slaughterman to pasture goes Blasts off; and every humorous stream of And drags that oxe home first whose bulk grief

is greatest, Which flows from forth these fountains of The lean he still lets feed."

173. Amuratt says, when the sky is filled Washeth away-as rain doth winter's snow.”

with blazing stars and comets, There is much beauty in the rest of this “ How now, ye Heavens, grow you speech also.

So proud, that you must needs put on - "and in ourselves, yea, in our own true

curl'd lodes, breasts,

And clothe yourselves in periwigs of fire ?" We have obedience, duty, careful love."

176. " The Heavens are turned court 132. “ in what part of heaven

ladies, Shall she be stellified."

And put on other hair besides their own." 143. One who personates the Ghost of “ If we want light, we'll from our Whinthe Father says to the Son

yards " Know all the torments that the fabulous

Strike fire enough to scorch the Universe." age

177.“ How well this weight of steel befits Dream'd did afflict deceased impious ghosts,

my strength." Heart-biting hunger, and soul-searching thirst.


you leave the earth The ne'er-consumed, yet ever-eaten prey Not as you went, but by compulsion That the devouring vulture feeds upon,

dragg'd, Are not such tortures as our offspring's Still begging for a morrow from your crimes :


our eyes,

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