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Expecting th’ end of this so doubtfull case,
Did hang in long suspence what would ensew,
To whether side should fall the soveraigne place:

At length she, looking up with chearefull view, The silence brake, and gave her doome in speeches

few:

ye

have sayd ;

58 “I well consider all that

And find that all things stedfastnes doe hate
And changed be; yet, being rightly wayd,
They are not changed from their first estate ; ;
But by their change their being doe dilate ;
And, turning to themselves at length againe,
Doe worke their owne perfection so by fate : w

Then over them Change doth not rule and raigne: But they raigne over Change, and doe their states

maintaine.

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Cease therefore, Daughter, further to aspire, And thee content thus to be ruld by me: For thy decay 1 thou seekst by thy desire : But time shall come that all shall changed bee, And from thenceforth none no more change shall

1

see !"

So was the Titaness put downe and whist,2
And Iove confirm'd in his imperiall see.

Then was that whole assembly quite dismist,
And Natur's selfe did vanish, whither no man

st.

i Decay, destruction.

2 Whist, silenced.

THE VIII. CANTO, UNPERFITE.

1 WHEN I bethinke me on that speech whyleare
Of Mutability, and well it way;
Me seemes, that though she all unworthy were
Of the heav'ns rule, yet, very sooth to say,
In all things else she beares the greatest sway:
Which makes me loath this state of life so tickle,
And love of things so vaine to cast away ;

Whose flowring pride, so fading and so fickle, Short Time shall soon cut down with his consuming

sickle!

2 Then gin I thinke on that which Nature sayd,
Of that same time when no more change shall be,
But stedfast rest of all things, firmely stayd
Upon the pillours of eternity,
That is contrayr to Mutabilitie:
For all that moveth doth in change delight:
But thenceforth all shall rest eternally

With him that is the God of Sabbaoth hight:
O that great Sabbaoth God graunt me that Sabaoths

sight!

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APPENDIX.

VARIATIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITIONS.

Faerie Queene, Book VI.,

1596. Cantos of Mutabilitie, 1609. Shepheardes Calender, *

1579. Colin Clout, etc.,

1595.

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Page 5, st. 6, v. 9, fame, O. name.

15, st. 28, v. 6, ere he (ed. 1609), O. ere thou.
24, st. 3, v. 2, deed and word (ed. 1609), O. act and deed.
24, st. 3, v. 3, eares, 0. eyes.
24, st. 3, v. 4, eyes, 0. eares.
49, st. 24, v. 5, aloud to shew, O. aloud in vaine to shew.
51, st. 28, v. 6, soft footing, O. softing foot.

51, st. 30, v. 9, thorough (ed. 1609), O. through.
" 53, st. 35, v. 3, which (ed. 1609), O. that.
" 55, st. 42, v. 4, approve (ed. 1609), 0. reprove.

56, st. 42, v. 7, reprove (ed. 1609), 0. approve.

64, st. 13, v. 8, where (ed. 1609), O. there. " 66, st. 16, v. 8, hurt, 0. hurts.

75, Arg., v. 1, Serena, 0. Matilda.
“ 88, st. 39, v. 3, gree (ed. 1609), 0. glee.

89, st. 41, v. 2, there (ed. 1609), 0. their.
94, st. 11, v. 9, makes, 0. make.
96, st. 17, v. 7, Calepine, 0. Calidore.
102, st. 35, v. 6, fight (ed. 1609), O. right.

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129, st. 11, v. 9, two (ed. 1609), 0. tow. “ 131, st. 17, v. 6, from (ed. 1609), O. for. “ 141, st. 47, v. 3, toyle (ed. 1609), 0. toyles.

156, st. 36, v. 8, Oenone, 0. Benone. 160, st. 46, v. 5, did dwell, 0. did well.

* Cited from Collier's reprint.

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Page 161, st. 2, v. 9, in (ed. 1609), O. on.

168, st. 22, v. 5, Æacidee, O. AEcidee.
169, st. 24, v. 7, froward (ed. 1611), other editions, forward.
172, st. 32, v. 6, impure, 0. impare.

173, st. 36, v. 6, he it presented, all editions, it presented " 211, st. 41, v. 3, cleanest, all editions, clearest.

223, st. 29, v. 5, Procrustes, 0. Procustes.

234, st. 2, v. 3, feeble, 0. sable. 237, st. 9, v. 1, hard (ed. 1611), 0. heard.

237, st. 9, v. 7, kinde, 0. kindes.

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237, st. 10, v. 7, they, 0. which they. " 238, st. 12, v. 5, Peleus, O. Pelene. " 249, st. 41, v. 5, rade, 0. rode.

249, st. 41, v. 7, Idaean, O. Iaean.

END OF VOL. IV.

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