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Oft seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres Lingering, and sitting by a new-made
grave, As loth to leave the body that it loved, And linked itself by carnal sensuality
To a degenerate and degraded state. SECOND BROTHER. How charming is ...
How to secure the lady from surprisal, Brought to my mind a certain shepherd lad,
Of small regard to see to, yet well skilled In every virtuous plant and healing herh
That spreads her verdant leaf to the morning ray : He loved me well,28 and oft ...
... which they suppose to be the scum of that fiery matter, which first breeds it, and
then breaks through and consumes it. — Warburton. 27 P. 50. The pillared
firmament is rottenness. Cf. " Paradise Regained," iv. 455. 2S P. 52. lie loved me
Spenser, "Faerie Queene," ii. 12, 75: — " Gather therefore the rose, whilst yet is
prime, For soon comes age, that will her pride deflower ; Gather the rose of love,
whilst yet is time, Whilst loving thou mayst loved be with equal crime." — Newton.
Locrine, king of the Britons, married Guendolen, the daughter of Corineus, Duke
of Cornwall ; but in secret, for fear of Corineus, he loved Estrildis, a fair captive
whom he had taken in a battle with Humber, king of the Huns, and had by her a ...
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