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THE

FAERIE QUEENE.

DISPOSED INTO TWELVE BOOKES,

FASHIONING

XII. MORALL VERTUES.

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DUTTON AND WENTWORTH'S

Steam Press,

THE SECOND BOOK

OF

THE FAERIE QUEENE

CONTAYNING

THE LEGEND OF SIR GUYON, OR OF TEMPERAUNCE.

CANTO VII.

Guyon findes Mammon in a delve,'

Sunning his threasure hore;
Is by him tempted, and led downe

To see his secrete store.

I.
As pilot well expert in perilous wave,
That to a stedfast starre his course hath bent,
When foggy mistes or cloudy tempests have
The faithfull light of that faire lampe yblent,
And cover'd heaven with bidegus, dreriment);
Upon his card and compas firmes 4 his eye,

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· Delde, cave.
* Yblent, obscured.

3 Drëriment, darkness.
Firmes, firmly fixes.

The maysters of his long experiment,

And to them does the steddy helme apply,
Bidding his winged vessell fairely forward fly:

II.
So Guyon having lost his trustie Guyde,
Late left beyond that Ydle Lake, proceedes
Yet on his way, of none accompanyde;
And evermore himselfe with comfort feedes
Of his own vertues and praise-worthie deedes.
So, long he yode, yet no adventure found,
Which Fame of her shrill trompet worthy reedes? :

For still he traveild through wide wastfullground,
That nought but desert wildernesse shewd all around.

III.
At last he came unto a gloomy glade,
Cover'd with boughes and shrubs from heavens light,
Whereas he sitting found in secret shade
An uncouth, salvage, and uncivile Wight,
Of griesly hew and fowle ill-favour'd sight;
His face with smoke was tand, and eies were bleard,
His head and beard with sout 4 were ill bedight,

His cole-blacke hands did seeme to have ben seard
In smythes fire-spitting forge, and nayles like clawes appeard.

IV.
His yron cote, all overgrowne with rust,
Was underneath enveloped with gold;
Whose glistring glosse, darkned with filthy dust,
Well yet appeared to have beene of old
Yode, went: ,

4 Sout, soot.
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Reedes, deems.

Il bedight, disfigured.
i Westfuat, irrinhabited.

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1.7:- 7%çe mạysters of his long experiment.] His guides in the long voyage he is trying..

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