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311. Carew. Thomas Carew (c. 1594-c. 1639).

Herrick. Robert Herrick (1591-1674). His poems were edited by Dr.

Grosart in 1876.
Crashaw. Richard Crashaw (? 1612-1649), the English Mystic. See Dr.

Grosart's edition, 1872.
Marvell. Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). See Dr. Grosart's edition,

1872-74. 312. Like the mores. "The gay motes that people the sunbeams.' Milton's Il

Penseroso, 8.
313. On another occasion. See ante p. 83.
315. Clamour grew dumb. Pasto; als, Book 11. Song 1.

The squirrel. Book 1. Song s.
The hues of the rainbow. Book 11. Song 3.
The Shepherd's Pipe, 1614.
The Inner Temple Mask, 1620.
Marino. Giambattista Marini (1569-1625).
His form had not yet lost.

Paradise Losi, 1. 591.
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86). See Grosart's edition of the Poems and Arber's

editions of the Apologie and Astrophel and Stella. 318. Ford's Version. See Act 1. 1. The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia was published

in 1690.
On compulsion. 1. Henry IV. 11. 4.
The soldier's. Hamlet, m. 1.

Like a gate of steel. Troilus and Cressida 111. 3. [' receives and renders '].
320. With centric. Paradise Lost, viii. 83.
321, So that the third day. Book 1. chap. ij. [' delightful prospects '].

Georgioni, i.e. Giorgione, or Giorgio Barbarella (1477-1511), the great

Venetian painter, 322. Like two grains of wheat. The Merchant of Venice, 1. 1. [hid in two

bushels '].

Have you felt the wool. In The Triumph of Charis. 323. As Mr. Burke said of nobility. Cf. Reflections on the Revolurion in France, ed.

Payne, vol. 11. p. 163. "To be honoured and even privileged by the laws, opinions and inveterate usages of our country, growing out of the prejudice of ages, has nothing to provoke horror and indignation in any man.'

The shipwreck of Pyrochles. Book 1. chap. i. 324. Certainly, as her eyelids. Book 1, chap. i.

Adriano de Armada, in Love's Labour Lost. See the two characteristic

letters of Don Adriano de Armado, in Love's Labour's Lost, Act 1, I., and

IV. I.

325. The reason of their unreasonableness. Don Quixote, I. 1.

Pamelas and Philocleas. Heroines of the Arcadia. 326. Defence of Poetry. An Apologie for Poetry, 1595.


One of the wisest. Pope's Essay on Man, Epis. iv. 282.

As in a map. Cowper's Task, vi. 17. 327. Large discourse. Hamlet, iv. 4. 331. Sir Thomas Brown. Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682). 333. The bosoms and businesses. Dedication to Bacon's Essays,

Find no end. Paradise Lost, 11. 561.


333. Oh alrirudo. Religio Medici, Part I. 'I love to lose myself in a mystery, to

pursue my reason to an ( altitudo!' 334. Differences himself by. Religio Medici, Part I. “But (to difference my self

nearer, and draw into a lesser Circle).'
He could be content if the species were continued like trees. Religio Medici,

Part II.
335. Walks gowned. Lamb's Sonnet, written at Cambridge, August 15, 1819.

As it has been said. Cf. the passage quoted later (p. 340) from Coleridge. 339. Mr. Coleridge. See Coleridge's Literary Remains, vol. 11. 1836. On p. 340,

1. 4 the phrase, as written by Coleridge, should be “Sir-Thomas-Brown.

341. Stuff of the conscience. Othello, 1, 2.

To give us pause. Hamlet, 111. I.
Cloys with sameness. Cf. Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis, xix., 'cloy thy lips

with loathed satiety.'
Note. One of no mark. i Henry IV., III. 2.
Without form and void. Genesis, 1. 2.

He saw nature in the elements of its chaos. Religio Medici, Part I. 342. Where

pure Niemi's faery banks [mountains). Thomson's Winter, 875-6. Rains sacrificial roses (whisperings). Timon of Athens, 1. 1.

Some are called at age. Chap. i. $ 3. 343. It is the same. Chap. iii. $ 7.

I have read, and the next two quotations. Chap. i. § 2.

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LITERATURE, Etc. 345. The Apostate and Evadne. The Apostate (1817) by Richard Lalor Sheil (1791

1851), Evadne (1819).
The Traitor by old Shirley. James Shirley's (1596-1666) The Traitor (1637).
The last of those fair clouds.
Mr. Tobin. John Tobin (1770-1804). The Honey-Moon was produced at

Drury Lane, Jan. 31, 1805. See Characters of Shakespear's Plays,
vol. 1. p. 344.

The Curfew. Tobin's play was produced at Drury Lane, Feb. 19, 1807, 346. Mr. Lamb's John Woodvil. Published 1802.

There where we have treasured. Cf. S. Matt. vi. 21.
The tall [and elegant stag] deer that paints a dancing shadow of his horns in the
swift brook [in the water, where he drinks).

Lamb's John Woodvil, 11. ii. 195-7.
But fools rush in. Pope's Essay on Criticism, 111. 66.
To say that he has written better. Lamb's articles in Leigh Hunt's Reflector

on Hogarth and Shakespeare's tragedies, appeared in 1811.
A gentleman of the name of Cornwall. Bryan Waller Procter's (Barry

Cornwall 1787-1874), Dramatic Scenes were published in 1819. 347. The Falcon,

Boccaccio's Decameron, 5th day, 9th story. See Characters of Shakespear's Plays, vol. 1. p. 331, and The Round Table, vol. 1. p. 163. 348. A late number of the Edinburgh Review. The article is by Hazlitt himself, in

the number for Feb. 1816, vol. 26, pp. 68, et seq. Florimel in Spenser. Book 11. 7.

There was magic. Othello, m. 4. 349. Schlegel somewhere compares. Cf. Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

(Bohn, 1846) p. 407.


349. So withered. Macbeth, 1. 3.

The descriprion of Belphebe. The Faerie Queene, 11. iii. 21 et seq. 350. All plumed like estriches. Cf. i King Henry IV. 1v. 1. 352. Anires vast.

Othello, 1. 3.
Orlando Rogero. In Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.
353. New-lighted. Hamlet, 111. 4.

The evidence of things unseen. Hebrews, xi, 1.
Broods over the immense (vast) abyss. Paradise Lost, 1. 21.

The ignorant present time. Macbeth, 1. 5.
355. See o'er the siage. Thomson's Winter, 11. 646-8.

The Orphan. By Otway, 1680.
Arabian trees. Othello, v. 2.
That sacred piry. As You Like It, 11. 7.

Miss O'Neill. Eliza O'Neill (1791-1872). 356. Hog hath lost his Pearl. 1613.

Addison's Cato. 1713
Dennis's Criticism.' John Dennis's (1657-1734) Remarks on Caro, 1713.
Don Sebastian. 1690.
The mask of Arthur and Emmeline. King Arthur, or the British Werthy

1691, a Dramatic Opera with music by Purcell. 357. Alexander the Great ... Lee. The Rival Queens (1677) by Nathaniel Lee

Edipus. 1679.
Relieve the killing languor. Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

(Select Works, ed. Payne, 11, 120).
Leave then the luggage, and the two following quotations. Don Sebastian,

Act 11. I. 359. The Hughes. John Hughes (1677-1720) author of The Siege of Damascus

1720, and one of the contributors to The Spectator.
The Hills. Aaron Hill (1684-1749) poet and dramatist.
The Murphys. Arthur Murphy (1727-1805) dramatist and biographer.
Fine by degrees. Matthew Prior's Henry and Emma.
Southern. Thomas Southerne (1660/1-1746), who wrote Oroonoko, or the

Royal Slave (1696).
Lilló. George Lillo (1693-1739), Fatal Curiosity, 1737.
Moore. Edward Moore (1712-1757), The Gamester, 1753.
In one of his Letters. See the letter dated September, 1737.
Sent us weeping. Richard II. v. I.
Rise sadder. Coleridge's Ancient Mariner.
Douglas. A tragedy by John Home (1724-1808), first played at Edinburgh

in 1756. 360. Decorum is the principal thing. "What Decorum is, which is the grand

Master-piece to observe.' Milton on Education, Works, 1738, 1. p. 140.
Aristotle's definition of tragedy. In the Poetics.
Lovers' Vows. Mrs. Inchbald's adaptation from Kotzebue, 1800.
Pizarro. Sheridan's adaptation from Kotzebue's The Spaniard in Peru, 1799.

Shews the very age. Hamlet, 111. 2.
361. Orson. In the fifteenth century romance, Valentine and Orson.

Pure in the last recesses. Dryden's translation from the Second Satire of

Persius, 133.
There is some soul of goodness. Henry V., 1v, 1.

There's something rotien. Hamlet, 1. 4. 362. The Sorrows of Werter. Goethe's Sorrows of Werther was finished in 1774.


362. The Robbers. By Schiller, 1781.

It was my wish. Act 11. 2. 363. Don Carlos. 1787.

His Wallenstein. Schiller's, 1799 ; Coleridge's, 1800.
Cumberland's imitation. Richard Cumberland's (1732-1811) Wheel of Fortune

Goethe's tragedies. Count Egmont, 1788 ; Stella, 1776 ; Iphigenia, 1786.
Memoirs of Anastasius the Greek. Thomas Hope's (1770-1831) Eastern

romance was published in 1819 and was received with enthusiasm by the

Edinburgh Review.

When in the fine summer evenings. Werther (ed. Bohn), p. 337. 364. As often got without merit. Othello, 11. 3.


Dates, etc., are not given of those vriters mentioned earlier

the present volume.

See W. C. Hazlitt's Memoirs of William Hazlitt, 11. 197-8, for the few details that are known concerning the origin of this work. It was the opinion of Edward Fitzgerald that ‘Hazlitt's Poets is the best selection I have ever seen.' 367. Dr. Knox. Vicesimus Knox, D.D. (1752-1821), a voluminous and able

author, preacher, and compiler. See Boswell's Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill, iv.

390-1. 368. Baser matter. Hamlet, 1. 5.

Taken him. Romeo and Juliet, 111. 2. 369. Perpetual feast. Comus, 480.

Rich and rare. Cf. Pope, Prologue to Sarires, 171. 371. Daniel. Samuel Daniel, 1562-1619. 372. Cowley. Abraham Cowley, 1618-1667.

Roscommon. Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscommon, 1634-1685. His

translation of Horace's Art of Poetry was published in 1680. Pomfret. John Pomfret, 1667-1703. The Choice, 1699. Lord Dorset. Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset (c. 1536-1608), author of

the Induction to a Mirror for Magistrates, and joint-author with Thomas

Norton of the tragedy Ferrex and Porrex (Gorboduc). See p. 193, et seq.
J. Philips. John Philips, 1676-1708. The Splendid Shilling, 1705.
Halifax. Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax, 1661-1715, joint-author with

Matthew Prior of the parody on Dryden's Hind and Panther, entitled The

Town and Country Mouse. 373. The mob of gentlemen. Pope, Epis. Hor. Ep. 1. Book 11. 108.

Parnell. Thomas Parnell, 1679-1717. He was a friend of Swift and of


Prior. Matthew Prior, 1664-1721. 374. Blair. Robert Blair, 1699-1746. The Grave, 1743.

Ambrose Philips's Pastorals. These appeared in Tonson's Miscellany (1709).

Ambrose Philips's dates are ? 1675-1749. He has his place in The

Dunciad. 375. Mailet. David Mallet, 1700-1765, is best remembered for his fusion of two

old ballads into his William and Margaret, and for his possible authorship of Rule Britannia.


375. Less is meant. Cf. Milton's Il Penseroso, 120.
378. Thoughts that glow (breathe). Gray's Progress of Poesy, 110.

Lord Thurlow. Edward, second Lord Thurlow (1781-1829), a nephew of

the Lord Chancellor, published Verses on Several Occasions (1812), Ariadne

(1814), and other volumes of poems. 379. Mr. Milman,

Henry Hart Milman, 1791-1868, of Latin Christianity fame was also the author of several dramas and dramatic poems, and of

several well-known hymns.
Bowles. William Lisle Bowles, 1762-1850.
Mr. Barry Cornwall. Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874).

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