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But Vertues seat is deepe within the mynd,
But meriteth indeede an higher name:
you all goodly vertues well 2 Into the rest which round about you ring, 3
Faire Lords and Ladies which about you dwell, And doe adorne your Court where Courtesies excell.
1 Sheene, shining.
2 Well, flow. 3 Round about you ring, encircle you.
Calidore saves from Maleffort
A Damzell used vylde:
Briana wexe more mylde.
Where curteous Knights and Ladies most did won 1 Of all on earth, and made a matchlesse paragon.?
mongst them all was none more courteous Knight ThenCalidore, beloved over all: In whom it seemes that gentlenesse of spright And manners mylde were planted naturall; To which he adding comely guize withall And gracious speach, did steale mens hearts away:
i Won, dwell.
2 Paragon, model for imitation.
3 Then, than.
II. 2. — Then Calidore.] Sir Calidore, as Upton conjectures, repre sents Sir Philip Sidney.
Nathlesse thereto 1 he was full stout and tall,
And well approv'd in batteilous affray,
For he loathd leasing 6 and base flattery, And loved simple truth and stedfast honesty.
IV. And now he was in travell on his way, Uppon an hard adventure sore bestad, Whenas by chaunce he met uppon a day With Artegall, returning yet halfe sad From his late conquest which he gotten had: Who whenas each of other had a sight, They knew themselves, and both their persons rad 8 :
When Calidore thus first ; “ Haile, noblest Knight Of all this day on ground that breathen living spright!
“Now tell, if please you, of the good successe
"Thereto, also. 2 Embrace, love, regard. 3 Conditions sound, good qualities. • Purchast, procured
5 Embase, disgrace. 6 Leasing, falsehood. ? Sore bestad, earnestly bent. 8 Rad, recognized.
“Now, happy man,” said then Sir Calidore,
Atchiev'd so hard a quest, as few before;
“What is that quest,” ” quoth then Sir Artegall,
Then answered he, “ which often hath annoyd
Quest, enterprise, expedition.
? Whilome, formerly.
To be the plague and scourge of wretched men:
Whom with vile tongue and venemous intent He sore doth wound, and bite, and cruelly torment.'
“ Then, since the Salvage Island I did leave,”
Did nought regard his malice nor his powre;
X. “That surely is that Beast," saide Calidore, “Which I pursue, of whom I am right glad To heare these tidings which of none afore Through all my weary travell I have had : Yet now some hope your words unto me add.” “ Now God you speed,” quoth then Sir Artegall, “And keepe your body from the daunger drad 1 : For
ye have much adoe to deale withall!” So both tooke goodly leave, and parted severall.
· Drad, dreaded.
3 Stound, misfortune
2 Thorough, through.