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Much more affliction than already felt
1265 Is hate, not help to me, it may with mine Draw their own ruin who attempt the deed.
1275 The righteous, and all such as honour truth ; He all their ammunition And feats of war defeats With plain heroic magnitude of mind And celestial vigour arm’d, Their armories and magazines contemns, Renders them useless, while
1268. Oh how comely it is, &c.] of reflecting on the recent blessI am of opinion, that Milton, in ings of the restoration. Comthis chorus, is writing a pane- pare his Sonnet to Cromwell. gyric on the memory of Crom- T. Warton. well and his deliverance, instead
With winged expedition
But patience is more oft the exercise
1290 That tyranny or fortune can inflict. Either of these is in thy lot, Samson, with might indued Above the sons of men; but sight bereav'd May chance to number thee with those
1295 Whom patience finally must crown.
This idol's day hath been to thee no day of rest,
1285. His errand] See the quaint habits, breed astonishnote, Par. Lost, b. ii. 652. E. “ment.” Compare note on Ar
1303. -quaint staff) Strange, cades, 47. T. Warion. unusual, as in Comus, 157. “ my
1309. -remark him,] Dis- sc. 1. vol. ix. p. 29. Jonson's tinguish him, point him out. Cynth. Rev. a. iv. s. 6. and ShakeRichardson.
speare, K. Richard II. a. v. s. 2. 1312. With sacrifices, triumph, Midnight Dream, a. i. s. 1. Third pomp, and games;] Triumph was Part K. Henry VI. a. v. s. 7. used for shews, such as masks, and this is the precise meaning revels, &c. See Burton's Ana- of Falstaffe's humour to Bartomie of Melancholie, Pref. p. 3. dolph, “ O, thou art a perpetual Bacon has an essay Of Masques triumph, &c." First P. Henry IV. and Triumphs. Ess. xxxvii. See a. iii. s. 3. Pomp also had a also his Essay Of Buildings, Ess. technical sense in the ancient xlv. where he would have a room masques, introduced perhaps by “ for a preparing place at times Jonson, for retinue, train, &c. " of triumphes." And Bishop See note on P. L. viii. 60. T. Fysher's funeral sermon on Mars Warton. garet Countess of Richmond, ed. 1313. --surpassing human rate,] Baker, 1708. p. 29. And in this In the first edition it was printed sense we are to interpret Drayton, race, but in the table of Errata vol. i. p. 331. And Beaumont we are desired to read rate. and Fletcher's Coronation, act ii.
1925. -mummers, mimics,] It mirs? The table of Errata to was printed mummers, mimirs; the first edition hath set us right, mummers are maskers according instructing us to read mimics, but to Junius, Skinner, and the other not one of the editions has fol. etymologists; but what are mi- lowed it.
and who knows how he may report
1347. Perhaps thou shalt have such hints as cannot be perfectly cause to sorrow indeed.] Here comprehended, till they are fully the catastrophe is anticipated, as explained by the event. The before, ver. 1266.
speaker himself can only be sup: -it may with mine
posed to have some general Draw their own ruin who attempt meaning, and not a distinct conthe deed.
ception of all the particulars, And such anticipations are usual somewhat like the high priest in with the best dramatic writers, the Gospel, who prophesied withwho knowing their own plan out his knowing it. open it by degrees, and drop VOL. III.