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Due west it rises from this shrubby point. To find out that, good shepherd, I
suppose, In such a scant allowance of star-light, Would overtask the best land-
pilot's art, Without the sure guess of well- practised feet. Dingle, or bushy dell of
this wild ...
... palace, set out with all manner of deliciousness ; soft music, tables spread icith
all dainties, CoMUS appears with his rabble, and Ike Lady set in an enchanted
chair, to whom he offers his glass, which she puts hi/, and ijoes about to rise.
Wherewith she sits on diamond rocks, Sleeking her soft alluring locks ; By all the
nymphs that nightly dance Upon thy streams with wily glance, Sise, rise, and
heave thy rosy head From thy coral-paven bed, And bridle in thy headlong wave,
... Smeared with gums of glutinous heat, I touch with chaste palms, moist and cold
: Now the spell hath lost his hold ; And I must haste, ere morning hour, To wait in
Amphitrite's bower. [Sabrina descends, and the Lady rises out of her seat.] .
BrimmSd] — i.e. swelling, rising to the brim. 49 P. 73. And Uere and there thy
banks upon. hanks is the nominative case, as head was in the last line but one.
The sense and syntax of the whole is, may thy head be crowned round about with
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I much prefer John Kinsella's updated version 'A Dialogic Mask' which, rather engagingly, includes John Milton's original in a beautifully produced hardback. Comus is available from Arc Publications.