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Where drenched deepe he fownd in that dull ford The carefull1 servaunt stryving with his raging lord.

48 Him Atin, spying, knew right well of yore,
And lowdly cald: "Help! helpe, O Archimage,
To save my lord in wretched plight forlore;
Helpe with thy hand, or with thy counsell sage:
Weake handes, but counsell is most strong in age.”
Him when the old man saw, he woundred sore
To see Pyrochles there so rudely rage:

Yet sithens 2 helpe, he saw, he needed more
Then pitty, he in hast approched to the shore;

49 And cald, "Pyrochles, what is this I see? What hellish fury hath at earst3 thee hent1? Furious ever I thee knew to bee,

Yet never in this straunge astonishment.5 "These flames, these flames," he cryde, "do me "" torment!

"What flames," quoth he, " when I thee present see In daunger rather to be drent then brent?" "Harrow"! the flames which me consume," said hee, "Ne can be quencht, within my secret bowelles bee.

1 Carefull, distressed. 2 Sithens, since.

3 At earst, suddenly. 4 Hent, seized.

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5 Astonishment, perturbation.

6 Drent then brent, drowned than burnt. 7 Harrow, help.

XLVIII. 2. O Archimage.] Archimago's last appearance was in Canto III. Stanza 19. He had then left Braggadochio to procure for him the sword of Prince Arthur; and in the eighth canto

50 "That cursed man, that cruel feend of hell,
Furor, oh! Furor hath me thus bedight.1
His deadly woundes within my liver swell,
And his whott fyre burnes in mine entralles bright,
Kindled through his infernall brond of spight,
Sith late with him I batteill vaine would boste;
That now I weene Ioves dreaded thunder-light
Does scorch not halfe so sore, nor damned ghoste
In flaming Phlegeton does not so felly 2 roste."

51 Which whenas Archimago heard, his griefe

He knew right well, and him attonce disarmd :
Then searcht his secret woundes, and made a priefe 3
Of every place that was with bruzing harmd,
Or with the hidden fier inly warmd.

Which doen, he balmes and herbes thereto applyde,
And evermore with mightie spels them charmd;
That in short space he has them qualifyde,*
And him restor'd to helth, that would have algates


1 Bedight, treated, served.

2 Felly, cruelly.

5 Would have algates dyde, wished by all means to die.


of this present book (Stanza 20) we are informed that the sword he now has in his hand was Prince Arthur's; but we are nowhere told how he contrived to get it into his possession. H.


3 Priefe, examination.

4 Qualifyde, eased, assuaged.


THE following list presents all the variations from the text of the First Quarto which have been admitted into this volume, the "faults escaped in the print" noted at the end of the Edition of 1590 being of course corrected; and also some trivial typographical blunders, about which there could be no question.


Page 9, 1. 17, vi. Ephes., Q. v. Ephes, 13, st. 4, v. 1, faire, Q. fare.


"14, v. 1, reedes, Q. reede.
"15, v. 5, deserte, Q. desertes.

25, son. 2, v. 6, soverains, Q. soverain. "32, st. 4, v. 5, my, Q. mine.

60, st. 17, v. 9, die (ed. 1609), Q. dies. แ 62, st. 22, v. 5, your (2d ed.), Q. thy.

"96, st. 27, v. 3, coffers, Q. coffets.

108, st. 7, v. 9, helmets hewen deepe (2d ed.), Q. hewen hel mets deepe.

“152, st. 22, v. 9, sight (supplied from 2d ed.), Q. omitted.

155, st. 32, v. 8, whose (ed. 1609), Q. her.

"164, st. 1, v. 6, through, Q. thorough.

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172, st. 24, v. 6, his (ed. 1609), Q. her.

195, st. 33, v. 3, ypight (2d ed.), Q. yplight.

“198, st. 42, v. 7, holds, Q. hold.

“199, st. 46, v. 7, falsed, Q. falsest.

"201, st. 52, v. 1, saw (2d ed.), Q. heard.

Page 210, st. 20, v. 5, supplied from ed. 1609. Q. wanting.

"216, st. 36, v. 6, their, Q. there.

222, st. 52, v. 6, brings, Q. bring.

226, st. 65, v. 3, place (ed. 1609), Q. face.

230, st. 3. This stanza is supplied from 2d ed. Q. omitted: "242, st. 37, v. 2, yelled (ed. 1609), Q. yelded. "244, st. 41, v. 4, nor (ed. 1609), Q. for. "275, st. 16, v. 1, liefe (ed. 1609), Q. life. "277, st. 20, v. 7, blotted (2d ed.), Q. blotting. "281, st. 31, v. 4, on, Q. one.

"281, st. 32, v. 7, must (ed. 1609), Q. most.
"291, st. 59, v. 2, common, Q. commen.
"291, st. 59, v. 8, great (ed. 1609), Q. greet.

300, st. 21, v. 2, hond (ed. 1609), Q. hand.
303, st. 28, v. 2, their (2d ed.), Q. her.

304, st. 30, v. 1, there (ed. 1609), Q. their.

308, st. 42, v. 6, an yearely, Q. any earely.

309, st. 44, v. 4, enrold, Q. entrold.

66 315, st. 11, v. 4, courser, Q. course.

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363, st. 3, v. 4, that nigh her breath was gone (2d ed.), Q. as merry as Pope Ione.

"365, st. 7, v. 5, of, Q. off.

372, st. 27, v. 9, there (ed. 1609), Q. their.

378, st. 43, v. 7, lent this (2d ed.), Q. lent but this his. “381, st. 50, v. 3, liver (ed. 1609), Q. livers.

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335, st. 17, v. 6-9. Taken from 2d ed. (see note).

351, st. 10, v. 7, enimyes, Q. enimye.

362, st. 1, v. 7, restraine (2d ed.), Q. abstaine.


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