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NOTE.

OUR text of 'Daphnaida’ is that of 1596, from a fine exemplar in my own Library. That of 1591—the original edition—I have collated from the Grenville Library, British Museum, with the result that, as in “The Shepheards Calendar,' it does not prove to be superior to 1596. Dr. Morris magnifies its importance and value, without warrant. If it gives the one reading of 'deepe' for 'deere' as he points out (line 487), 1596 on the other hand corrects the vague plural of 'starres' by the more vivid singular "starre' (line 477) = the Evening star—the latter certainly an Author's correction in order to point the fine praise of the one 'fair lady' (see 1. 483). Moreover I demur to Dr. Morris's revival of deepe.' It seems clear that the Poet himself was not satisfied with it and corrected by • dreere' or 'drere,' albeit his Printer spoiled it by misprinting 'deere.' The lection 'deepe' in the light of the context is scarcely fitting. I place below such few Various Readings in 1591 as occur. It will be seen that they are of the most trivial sort, indeed almost wholly slight orthographical changes, while the punctuation throughout of 1591, as compared with 1596, is bad, commas and colons being dropped where really required.

1. 1, 'minde' for 'mynd.'
1. 3, 'finde' for 'fynd.'
1. 17, 'Doo . . . threds' for 'Doe

threeds.'
1. 63, 'treades' for 'treade.'
1. 64, 'whome' for whom.'
1. 67, 'weepe' for 'wepe.'
1. 72, 'tolde' for “told.'
1. 76, comma (,) inserted after 'mis-

hap'-being needed. 1. 93, 'carest' for car'st.' 1. 110, 'playne' for 'plaine.' 1. 122, 'haire' for 'hayre.' 1. 124, 'wan so' for 'wanso'-ac

cepted.

1. 137, ‘louelie' for 'louely.'
1. 142, 'enuide' for ‘enuyde.'
1. 144, 'wide' for 'wyde.'
1. 145, Were' for 'Where'-ac-

cepted.
1. 146, “tri’de' for 'try'de.'
1. 148, comma (,) after 'happinesse'

in 1591-accepted.
1. 158, deadlie' for 'deadly.'
1. 159, “fro' for 'from.'
1. 162, 'awaie' for 'away.'
1. 163, ‘vnworthie' for 'vnworthy.
1. 185, 'extreamitie' for 'extremi-

tie.'
1. 189, ‘self' for 'selfe.'

so l. 213. 1. 212,

1. 241.

1. 196, 'dearnlie' for 'dearnely.' 1. 388, 'pacifide' for 'pacifyde.' 1. 197, 'ayre' for 'aire.'

1. 391, 'till' an obvious correction 1. 199, ‘vniuftlie' for 'vniuftly.' of 'tell' of the original. 1. 200, 'wightes' for 'wights.' 1.

400, withhold' for ' withhould.' 1. 205, 'fayre' for "faire.'

1. 402, 'mold' for 'mould.' 1. 206, whie' for 'why.'

1. 409, 'drery' for 'dreary.' 1. 208, 'Thee' (bis) for 'The’: and l. 411, 'Aye' for 'fly.'

1. 442, in 1596 catch-word is miswomankinde' for 'woman

printed “Who.' kind.'

1. 477, "starres' for 'starre'-re1. 218, ‘fayre' for "faire.'

jected. 1. 223, 'dubble' for 'doubble.' 1. 479, 'darknes' for 'darknesse,' 1. 231, 'rustick' for 'rusticke.'

and 'minde' for mind.' 1. 240, 'whil'ft' for whilft': 90 1. 480, ‘shinde' for 'Thind.'

1. 486, 'darksome' for 'darkesome. 1. 246, 'stony' for 'stonie.'

1. 487, deepe' for d[r]eere '-re. 1. 249, 'brest' for 'breast.'

jected. 1. 255, 'trauaile' for 'trauell.' 1. 491, 'Hencefoorth' for 'HenceI. 261, "ready' for 'readie.'

forth.' 1. 266, chanst' for 'chaunst.' 1. 493, 'moulde' for 'mould.' 1. 269, 'needes' for 'needs.'

1. 496, 'helde . . anie' for 'held 1. 274, 'dolor' for 'dolour': and any.'

1. 500, 'honors' for 'honours.' 1. 294, 'weep' (bis) for 'weepe': 1. 503, 'onely' for 'only.' and so ll. 392, 441.

1. 510, wayle' for waile.' 1. 299, 'speaches doo' for 'speeches 1. 514, 'doo' for 'doe.' doe.'

1. 520, 'locks' for 'flockes.' 1. 301, 'endles' for 'endlesse.' 1. 526, 'dere' for 'deare.' 1. 303, 'pourtraicture' for 'pour. 1. 549, I print ' a 'Ideinfull'-mistraiture.'

printed as one word in both 1591 1. 310, 'a rownd' for 'arownd'

and 1596. accepted.

1. 556, 'desirde' for 'desyrde.' 1. 314, 'Nimpheand'for 'Nymphes &.' 1. 563, comma (,) inserted after 1. 328, 'drery' for 'drearie,' and leaue,' as in '91. No one who chearfull’ for chearefull.'

critically studies these variations 1. 333, 'drougth' for 'drouth.' will accept the alleged superiority 1. 345, 'little' for 'litle.'

of the text of 1591. The following 1. 377, 'finde' for 'fynd.'

is the title-page of 1591 :1. 386, 'sorrowe satisfide' for 'lor.

row satisfyde.'

so l. 440.

An Elegie v pon the
death of the noble and vertuous
Douglas Howard, Daughter and
heire of Henry Lord Howard, Vif-
count Byndon, and wife of Ar-

thure Gorges Esquier.

Dedicated to the Right honorable the Lady

Helena, Marquesse of Northampton.

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Printed for William Ponsonby, dwelling in
Paule's Churchyard, at the signe of the
Bishops head.

1591.
[4to, 11 leaves, A 3-C 3.

AN

ELEGIE V PON THE DEATH OF THE NOBLE AND VERTVOVS DOV GLAS Howard, daughter and heire of Henry Lord Howard, Viscount Byn

don, and wife of Arthur

Gorges Esquier.

Dedicated to the Right honorable the Ladie

Helena, Marqueffe of Northampton.

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