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Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs ; he view'd it round,
With granted leave officious I return,
To whom thus Jesus. What conclud'st thou hence ? They all had need; I, as thou seest, have none.
How hast thou hunger then ? Satan replied.
309 here] In Milton's own edition, it is found he relief, perhaps an unnoticed error of the press. Todd.
Owe not all creatures by just right to thee
He spake no dream, for, as his words had end,
game, In pastry-built, or from the spit, or boild, Gris-amber steam'd; all fish from sea or shore,
32 nor] So in Milton's own edition; in most others, 'not.' 334 elements] Juv. Sat. xi. 14.
• Interea gustus elementa per omnia quærunt.' Dunster. 340 A table] «Then dreamt he saw a table richly spread. Whiting's Albino and Bellama, p. 105, (1637.)
340 in regal mode] «Regales Epulæ.' Apulei Metam. Lib. v. p. 143. ed. Delph.
341 dishes pild] Milton's Prose Works, vol. iv. p. 312, (a brief History of Moscovia) .Then followed a number more of strange, and rare dishes piled, boiled, roast, and baked,' &c.
344 Gris-amber] Osborne's Memoirs of James I. vol. ii. p. 157, 'a whole pye, reckoned to my lord at ten pounds, being composed of amber-grece, magisterial of pearl, musk.'
Freshet or purling brook, of shell or fin,
345 Freshet] Brown B. Past. b. ii. s. 3. (1616.)
Now love the freshet, and then love the sea.' Todd. 347 Lucrine] Hor. Epod. ii. 49.
• Non me Lucrina juverint conchylia;' and Sat. ii. iv. 32.
Dunster. 349 diverted] In the latter sense, “ turn aside ;' so Drayton's Owle, 1604.
‘Holla! thou wandering infant of my braine, Whither thus flingst thou; yet divert thy strayne ; Return we back.'
Mountford's Henry II. act iv. sc. 1.
1 1 385 flights] Hamlet, act v. sc. 6.
Of gentlest gale Arabian odours fann'd
What doubts the Son of God to sit and eat?
To whom thus Jesus temperately replied.
• And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.' Newton. 385 ministrant] Cic. Tusc. Disp. 1. c. 26. • Non ambrosia Deos, aut nectare, aut juventute pocula ministrante ;' and Ov. Met. x. 100. Dunster.
And with my hunger what hast thou to do?
To whom thus answer'd Satan malecontent.
By bunger, that each other creature tames,
391 no gists) Sophocl. Ajax. 675,
'Εχθρών άδωρα δώρα κ' ουκ ονήσιμα. Νewton. 401 far-fet] 'fet,’ ‘far-fetched,' used by Chaucer, Spenser, &c. see Newton's note. 403 Harpies] ‘Hark! how the Harpies' wings resound.'
Al. Ross Mel Heliconium, p. 64. 404 importune] Spenser, F. Q. i. xii. 16.
• And often blame the too importune fate.' Newton.