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Jam nova progenies cœlo demittitur alto.

(Ecl. IV, 5-7.) Epil. I believe this epilogue to have been rendered

by the Chorus.

Epil. 38-39: Cf. Sen. (Cun. App. II):

Nemo tam Divos habuit faventes,

Crastinum ut possit sibi polliceri.

Cf. Heywood:

(Thyestes 619-620)

Such friendship finde wyth Gods yet no man myght,
That he the morowe might be sure to lyue.

(Spens. Soc. Repr. I. 65).

Epil. 38-41: These lines recall the following by Schiller: Rasch tritt der Tod den Menschen an,

Es ist ihm keine Frist gegeben;

Es stürzt ihn mitten in der Bahn,

Es reisst ihn fort vom vollen Leben.

Wilhelm Tell, IV. iii., closing lines.

Epil. 40-41: Cf. Sen. (Cun. App. II):

Quem dies vidit veniens superbum,

Hunc dies vidit fugiens jacentem. (Thyestes 613—4)

Cf. Heywood:

Whom dawne of day hath seene in pryde to raygne,

Hym ouerthrowne hath seene the euening late.

(Spens. Soc. Repr. I 65).

Epil. 41-43: For a similar sentiment see Othello's words

before killing Desdemona:

Put out the light, and then put out the light:

If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,

I can again thy former light restore,

Should I repent me: but once put out thy light,
Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature,

I know not where is that Promethean heat

That can thy light relume.

Shakspere's Othello, V. ii. 7-13.

Fulb. I. 20:"bench" (Dodsley-Hazlitt IV. 340). The Qq. read benthe. Could Fulbecke, who deals recklessy with material from the ancient classics, have coined a word by directly borrowing the Greek Bévdos the depth of the sea, hence, perhaps, Pluto's pit? (Vid. the N. E. Dict.)

Fulb. I. 44: "Cambala": a river in Cornwall, on whose

banks the final battle between Arthur and Mordred was fought (Cf. Geof. of Mon. Hist. Brit. San-Marte, XI. 2). Vid. Fulb. II. 10. Fulb. I. 52: Celeno: one of the Harpies. Cf. Virgil: Servatum ex undis Strophadum me littora primum Accipiunt, Strophades Graio stant nomine dictae, Insulae Ionio in magno: quas dira Celaeno, Harpyiaeque colunt aliae, Phineia postquam Clausa domus, mensasque metu liquere priores. (Aeneid III. 209-13).

Fulb. I. 62: "Cerastae": Cerastes. A species of venomous serpents found in Africa and some parts of Asia, having a projecting scale or horn above each eye; the horned viper. Early and poetic uses are drawn vaguely from Pliny and other ancient writers, who probably meant a species of the same genus. (N. E. D). Cp. also Statius:

Centum illi stantes umbrabant ora cerastae,

Turba minor diri capitis:

(Thebais I. 103).

Fulb. II. 25-31: Another edifying compliment to Elizabeth! Fulb. II. 25: Angels land. This recalls the famous passage from Pope Gregory: "Rursum interrogavit quod esset vocabulum gentis illius. Mercator respondit: Angli vocantur. At ille: Bene, inquit, Angli, quasi angeli, quia et angelicos vultus habent".

(Migne, Greg. Mag. I, 71).


amaine, III. iii. 116: with full force; with strength or


anenst, III, Chor. 41: along, close to. belike, III, i. 5: Perhaps, probably. bewray, I, i. 47: to disclose, reveal. boad, III, iii. 6: endured, suffered.

A variant of anent.

broach, IV, ii. 170: to spit, to pierce as with a spit; to let out, to shed.

carke, III, Chor. 59: a weight, a load, a burden of care. cheare, IV, ii. 180: face.

cliftes, II, Chor. 9: a variant of cliffs. countnance, IV, i. 7, IV, i. 31: favor.

crosse, III, Chor. 12: adverse, untoward.

culme, III, Chor. 36: apex, summit. An abbreviated form of culmen.

deprauing, Intr. 67: vilifying, defaming.

deuoyer, Intr. 124: duty or service; an act of civility or


disease, II, ii. 69: to disturb, to deprive of ease.

dispar, IV, ii. 197 (άraş leyóμɛvov): unlike, unequal.

distaine, III, i. 4, Fulb. I, 7: staine, defile.

drifts, I, Chor. 1; III, i. 52; aims, intentions, purposes. earnefull, IV, ii. 194: a variant of yearnful: anxious, full of longing desire; sorrowful.

easeless, III, i. 205: lacking in ease. efts, III, iii. 105; IV, ii. 105: again.

eftsoones, II, Chor. 22: soon again, soon afterwards.

engoarde, IV, ii. 220: impaled, pierced through and through. fact, I, ii. 8: (criminal) deed.

flittering, I, ii. 5: fluttering.

fonde. I, i. 35; III, Chor. 22; IV, i. 24; IV, Chor. 18: foolish, silly.

fondly, II, iii. 33; II, Chor. 32: foolishly.

forecast, II, Chor. 13: n. predetermination; foresight of consequences. III, Chor. 49: predetermine. foulter, IV, Chor. 37: become foul, decay. O. E. fûlian. foultring, III, Chor. 49: faltering, tottering, failing. gembright, I, i. 54: bright as a gem.

on gog, III, i. 139: gog


activity; on gog

eager for

activity, impatient to do something.

foreweening, III, i. 134; IV, Chor. 42 (ẵлa§ leyóμevov):


hayld, IV, ii. 40: haled.

hoyse, V, i. 12: an obsolete variant of hoist.

hundreth, III, iii. 4: hundredth.

imbrue, IV, Chor. 46: 0. F. embruer: L. bibere: drink into, soak; hence, pierce.

imp, III, iv. 27: offspring, progeny.

imparle, Arg. Act II, 10; II, iii. 4: treat, negotiate; hold

a parley.

impeach, III, iii, 52: check, impede.

inferre, IV, ii, 227; V, i. 184: bring on, or about.


word appeares here for the first time in literature.

inforce, III, Chor. 2: urge, press hard; enforce.

kernes, III, iii. 26: A kern is a light-armed foot-soldier of Ireland and the Western Isles.

kinde, Ep. 46: nature.

lewdly, III, iv. 18: wickedly.

Lordings, Ep. 30: lords.

match, III, iii. 128: agreement, engagement. bargain. meaneless, V, i. 27: without a mean; extreme, immoderate. moe, Intr. 72: more.

Grumbine, The Misfortunes of Arthur.


oft, adj. II, Chor. 3: frequent. often, adj. IV, Chor. 39: frequent.

oftnest, adj. III, i. 140: most frequent.

pagions, IV, ii. 72: pageants.

phere, I, ii. 14; III, i. 17: consort, spouse.

port, III, Chor. 35: state, style; bearing, carriage. Princocke, III, iii. 20-23: coxcomb; a conceited person. protest, IV, i. 20: proclaim, declare publicly.

race, Fulb. II, 12: eradicate, erase.

raught, III, i. 135: reached.

reach, Intr. 54: cleverness, ability.
reaue, II. iii. 16: rob, bereave.
rede, III. iii. 85: know, understand.
reede, III, ii. 2: guess.

retireless, I, ii. 4: not returning.

Rotte and Murreine, I, Chor. 21: fatal diseases among


ruth, II, iii. 14: pity.

sagges, II, iii. 112: droops, sinks.

sield, III, Chor. 27: seldom.

sithence, IV, i. 4; V. i. 206: since.

Snudge, III, Chor. 53: a low fellow. Perhaps an assibilated form of snug; hence a snug person.

sooth'd, Intr. 79: confirmed; verified.

sped, I, Chor. 10: despatched, killed. spoile, III, i. 216; III, iv. 15: ruin.

stale, I, ii. 3: a laughing stock.

stent, I, Chor. 23: stop, cease. A variant of stint.

stints, III, i. 179: stops, ceases.

stintlesse, Ep. 8: ceaseless.

swage, III, i. 104: aphetic form of assuage, abate.

tickle, V, i. 198; Ep. 1: inconstant, unsteady, unstable.

touse, IV, Chor. 5: pull or tear apart, rend.

vre, Intr. 66: use, practice.

venge, I, ii. 33: vengeance.

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