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Of Hesperus, and his daughters three,
Note ', page 3. Unmindful of the crown that Virtue gives.
The stress is upon this fact: for, though it may not be a fault in itself to
"Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being,"
yet it certainly is to strive to koep it up " unmindful," &c.—Newton.
P. 3. To lay their just hands on that golden hey. Of St. Peter. Cf. Lycidas, ver. 110.
3 P. 4. That, like to rich and various gems.
Cf. "Richard II." Act II. Sc. 1, where John of Gaunt speaks of England s—
"this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea."
P. 6. Roving the Celtic and Iberian fields.]—i.e. France and Spain.
5 P. 8. These my sky robes spun out of Iris' woof. Cf. "Paradise Lost," xi. 244.
6 P. 10. Pacing toward the other goal.]—See Ps. xix. 5.
7 P. 12. Dark-veiled Cotytto .'
The goddess of immodesty, formerly worshipped at Athens with nocturnal rites.
8 P. 18. Within thy airy shell. The margin of Milton's MS. gives "cell." See Newton.
P. 24. Swinkt.]—Tired, from swink, to toil or labour
13 P. 38. So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity. Spenser, "Faerie Queene," iii. 8, 29 :—
"See how the Heavens, of voluntary grace,