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III.

DAPHNAIDA.

1596.

NOTE.

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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.

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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.'

wan so' for 'wanso'-accepted.

1. 137, ‘louelie' for 'louely.'
1, 142, 'enuide' for ' enuyde.'
l. 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, 'ynworthie' for ' vnworthy.'
1. 185, "extreamitie' for extremi.

tie.'
1. 189, ‘self' for 'selfe.'

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1. 212, womankinde' for 'woman

kind.' 1. 218, ‘fayre' for 'faire.' 1. 223, 'dubble' for 'doubble.' 1. 231, rustick' for 'rusticke.' 1. 240, 'whil'ft' for 'whilst': so

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1. 246, 'stony' for 'stonie.' 1. 249, brest' for 'breast.' 1. 255, 'trauaile' for 'trauell.' 1. 261, 'ready' for readie.' 1. 266, chanst' for 'chaunst.' 1. 269, 'needes' for ' needs.' 1. 274, dolor' for 'dolour': and

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1. 388, 'pacifide ' for 'pacifyde.' 1. 391, 'till' an obvious correction

of “tell' of the original. 1. 400, withhold' for 'withhould.' 1. 402, 'mold’ for mould.' 1. 409, “drery' for 'dreary.' 1. 411, 'flye' for 'fly.' 1. 442, in 1596 catch-word is mis

printed “Who.' 1. 477, 'starres' for 'starre'-re

jected. 1. 479, "darknes' for 'darknesse,'

and 'minde' for 'mind.' 1. 480, 'shinde' for 'fhind.' 1. 486, 'darksome' for 'darkesome.' 1. 487, deepe' for 'd[r]eere'-re

jected. 1. 491, 'Hencefoorth’ for “Hence

forth.' 1. 493, 'moulde' for 'mould.' 1. 496, 'helde . . anie' for 'held

any.' 1. 500, 'honors' for 'honours.' 1. 503, 'onely' for only.' 1. 510, 'wayle' for waile.' 1. 514, 'doo' for 'doe.' 1. 520, 'flocks' for 'flockes.' 1. 526, 'dere' for 'deare.' 1. 549, I print' a 'fdeinfull’-mis

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1. 294, 'weep' (bis) for " weepe':

and so ll. 392, 441. 1. 299, 'speaches doo' for 'speeches

doe.' 1. 301, 'endles' for 'endlesse.' 1. 303, ‘pourtraicture' for 'pour

traiture.' 1. 310, 'a rownd' for "arownd'.

accepted. 1. 314,"Nimpheand'for‘Nymphes &.' 1. 328, 'drery' for 'drearie,' and

'chearfull' for chearefull.' 1. 333, ‘drougth' for 'drouth.' 1. 345, 'little' for 'litle.' 1. 377, 'finde' for 'fynd.' 1. 386, 'sorrowe satisfide' for 'for

printed as one word in both 1591

and 1596. 1. 556, 'desirde' for 'desyrde.' 1. 563, comma (,) inserted after

leaue,' as in '91. No one who critically studies these variations will accept the alleged superiority of the text of 1591. The following is the title-page of 1591 :-

row satisfyde.'

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An Elegie vpon 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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AT LONDON
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
VPON THE DEATH
OF THE NOBLE AND
VERTVOVS DO V GLAS
Howard, daughter and heire of
Henry Lord Howard, Viscount Byiz-

don, and wife of Arthur

Gorges Esquier.

Dedicated to the Right honorable the Ladie

Helena, Marquesfe of Northampton.

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