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And with Bull's Pizzle, for her Love, 880 Was taw'd as gentle as a Glove?
Was not young Florio sent (to cool
For her fake suffer Martyrdom ? 885 Did not a certain Lady whip
Of late her Husband's own Lordship?
*.879, 880. And with Bull's Pizzle, for her Love,-Was tawid as gentle as a Glove ? ) Alluding to the Emperor's ill usage of him, on account of his Mistress, with whom he was enamoured ; and his Design of taking away his Life: notwithstanding his Promise, that he should never be cut off during his own Life: and yet though the Mufti's Interpretation at the instance of Roxolana his favourite Sultana, was, that as Sleep was a resemblance of Death, he might be safely put to Death when the Emperour was asleep: yet Solyman (if we may credit Mons. Scudery) got the better of his Inclination, saved his Life, and dismissed him, and his Mistress. As to the Expression of being taw'd, &c. 'tis probable, that 'twas borrowed from Don Quixote (part 1. book 2. chap. II. pag. 278.) or from Ben Johnson, Barthomew Fair, act 4. sc. 5. see Taw, Junii
, Etymologic, Anglican.
3.881,882. Was not young Florio fent (to cool-His Flame for Biancafiaze) too School,] The Story of Florio and Biancafore is published I am gold in French, where I suppose this Fact is represented, as literally true.
3. 883, 884. Where Pedant made his Pathick Bum - For Her fake fuffer Martyrdom ?) See the Antiquity of whipping Boys at School, with Rods : Libanii Sophifte, Orat. 12. ad Theodos. tom. 9. P. 400.
3.885, 886, 887, 888. Did not a certain Lady whip-of late ber Husband's own Lordhip? And though a Grandee of the House,Claw'd him with Fundamental Blows? &c.) (Legislative Blows in the two first Editions of 1664.) This was William Lord M-pe who lived at Bury Saint Edmonds: of whom my Friend Mr. Smith of Harleston, had the following account from a Gentleman of that place. That notwithstanding he fate as one of the King's Judges, (but did not fign the Warrant for his Execution) yet either by Thewing Favours, not allowable in those days of Şanctity, to the Unsančtified Cavaliers, or some other act which discovered an A a 2
Ty'd him stark naked to a Bed-post,
And after in the Sesrons-Court,
Inclination to forsake the Good Old Caufe : he had so far lessened his Credit with his Brethren in Iniquity, that they began to fuspect, and to threaten, that they would use him as a Malignant : His Lady who was a Woman of more refined Politicks, and of the true Disciplinarian Spirit, to fhew her Disapprobation of her Lord's naughty Actions, and to disperse the gathering Storm: did, by the help of her Maids, tye his Lordship stark naked to a Bed-Poft, and with Rods, made him fo fenfible of his Fault, that he promised upon his Honour, to behave well for the future, and to ask Pardon of his Superiours : for which falutary Discipline The had Thanks given her in open Court. To this, or a Whipping upon some other occasion, the Old Ballads allude ;
Lord M-n-r's next, the Bencher
(Loyal Songs, reprinted, 1731. vol. 2. Num. 17. pag. 68. fee Num. 14. ft. 26. p. 58. Of this Stamp was Sir William Waller's Lady (see Cleveland's Character of a Diurnal,) Mrs. May, (see Butler's Remains, 1727. pag. 270,) and Sir Henry Mildmay's Lady, (Hisory of Independency, part. 2. pag. 257.) This in the Opinion of Barbara Crabtree (see Spectator, No. 252.) was good Doctrine ; who put this Quære to the Spectator, “Whether in some cases a Cudget may not “ be allowed as a good Figure of Speech ? and whether it may not
be lawfully used by a Female Orator ?” So remarkable were those times for Whipping, that Zachary Crofton a famous Puritan Divine whipped his Maid for a Fault, and was so bold as to print his Defence. (see Bp. Kennet's Register and Chronicle, pag. 797.1
$. 894. I'll set you from th’ Inchanted Den,] in all editions to 1734, inclusive. ril free you, in later editions,
895 And the Magician's Circle clear.
Quoth he, I do profess and swear,
But e're an Artist could be found
Put down (some write) by Ladies Eyes :
That hides her Face by Day from Sight,
7. 896. Quoth be, I do profefs, and swear,] After all the fine Encomiums bestowed on Love; it must be mortifying to a Man of Sense, whether successful in it, or not ; to look back upon
the infinite number of filly things, and servile Compliances he has been guilty of, in the Course of his Amours. The Widow has very frankly told the Knight, (and in him all the World) what Tortures, Penances, and base Condescentions á Lover muft unavoidably undergo, and comply with ; to all which she artfully gives the Preference to Whipping, which was necessary for the Designs she had in view : The cajoles the filly Knight with specious Commendations of its Practice; and alledges many Instances of it; and particularly one, of which the Knight could not be ignorant: and on the other hand has made the savish Parts of Love fo formidable, that 'tis no wonder, that he was frighted into a Whipping Resolation : Nothing can excuse him in this juncture, but the Uneasiness in his present Embarrasment, and an ardent Desire of regaining that va. luable Blessing, Liberty. (Mr. B.)
. 903. The Son grew low, and left the Skies, &c.] The Evening is here finely described ; the Epics are not more exact in describing Times and Seasons, than our poet : we may trace his Hero Morning and Night; and it should be observed in the conclusion of this Canto, (conformable to the practice of the Critics upon Homer and Virgil,) that one day is only passed since the opening of the Poem. (Mr. B.)
Ý. 905. The Moon pulld of her Veil of Light.] Sullen speakes thus of Amoret (Flether's Faithful Shepperdess, act 3. sc 1.)
Methought the Beams of Light that did appeur
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(Mysterious Veil, of Brightness made,
And in the Lanthorn of the Night,
For Darkness is the proper Sphere,
And glitter with their borrow'd Lustre, 915 While Sleep the weary'd World reliev'd,
By counterfeiting Death reviv'd.
And not to carry on a Work 920 Of such Importance in the Dark,
With erring Hafte, but rather stay,
3.907, 908. Mysterious Veil, of Brigbtress made, Ibat's both ber Luftre, and ber Shade.] Extremely fine! the Rays of the Sun being the Cause, why we cannot see the Moon by Day, and why we can see it by Night. (Mr. W.) see Dr. Harris's Afronmical Dialogues, pag. 97.
*.911, 912. For Darkness is the proper Sphere, -W bere all false Glories use to appear.] These two Lines not in the two firft editions of 1664, and furft inserted r674
The Knight and Squire in bot Dispute,
CAN TO II.
IS strange how fome Mens Tempers suit
(Like Bawd and Brandy) with Dispute, That for their own Opinions stand fast Only to have them claw'd and canvast;
CANTO, %. 1, 2. 'Tis frange how some Mens Tempers fuit-|Like Bawd and Brandy) with Dispute.] The Presbyterians in Scotland furnith'd us with
of this, which perhaps even those of England can hardly parallel. It was order'd August 27. 1638. That the ableft Men in each Parish, should be provided to dispute of th King's Power in calling Assemblies. ( Lyfimachus Nicanor's Epift. Congrat. &c. to the Covenanters in Scotland, 1640. p. 18.) The Words in the Large Declaration concerning the late Tumults in Scotland 1639. p. 284.“ That the ablest Man in every Presbyterie “ be provided to dispute, De Poteftate Supremi Magistratus in Ec“ clefiafticis, præfertim in convocandis Conciliis, de Senioribus, de " Epifcopatu, de Juramento, de Liturgia, & Corruptelis ejusdem.” These private Instructions were sent to some Ministers in every Prefbytery, in whom they put most special Truft. Fowlis's History of wicked Plots, &c. p. 204. Brandee in all editions to 1704. inclusive.
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