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We drove afield, and both together heard
What time the gray-fly winds her sultry horn,
Batt’ning our flocks with the fresh dews of night.

Again, A. ii. S. iii.
The GREY-EYE D morn smiles on the frowning night.

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Milton had this line in his eye. ...BAT full, that is plentiful, is a frequent epithet in Drayton, especially in his Polyol BioN.

30. Oft till the star that rose, at evening, bright.] Thus the edition 1645. In the edition of 1638, and Cambridge manufeript,

Oft till the evn-starre bright. And in the next line, BURNI's HT was altered to west ERIN c.

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32. The rural ditties were not 7tute, Temper'd to th” oaten flute.] So Phineas Fletcher, a popular

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Where birds of every kind
To th’ waters fall their tunes attemper right.

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But, O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art gone, and never must return Thee, Shepherd, thee the woods, and desert caves With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes mourn: 4 f The willows, and the hazel copses green, Shall now no more be seen Fanning their joyous leaves to thy soft lays.

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That is, “no gadder, idler, &c.” And in the Coke's TAL E

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As killing as the canker to the rose, 45 Ortaint-worm to the weanling herds that graze,

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For can ker vice the sweet est Buds doth love.
Again, ibid. xxxv.
And loathsom cAN KER lives in sweet Est Bu D.
Again, ibid. xcv.
Which, like a cAN KER in thy fragrant Rose,
Doth spot the beauty of thy budding name.

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The can ker galls the Infants of the sprinc
Too oft before their buttons are disclos’d.

And in K. Ric H A R D ii. A. ii. S. iii.
But now will cAN Ke R sorrow eat my BU D.
And in the Rape of Luc Rece, Malone's Suppl. Shakesp. i. 523
Why should the worm intrude the maiden Bud :
And in the Mids. N. Dr. A.ii. S. iii. The fairies are employed,
Some to kill cAN KERs in the Musk-rose buds.
Canker-Blooms are mentioned in Shakespeare’s Son N. liv.

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53. Where your old Bards, the famous Druids, lie..] In the edition of 1638, “The old Bards.” With a very different meaning, The correction appeared in the author’s edition of 1645.

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ibid. —Shaggy top-] So PARAD. L. vi. 645. The angels uplift the hills, - By theis sh AG G Y tops.

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