This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...324. " arrowy showers." In
the original edition " shower," but with a direction, among the
Errata, to change into "showers "--a direction not attended to in
the Second Edition. 337. " Such forces met not," &c. Dunster
compares Par. Lost, I. 574, and quotes Lucan, Phars. v11. 288: "
Coiere nec unquam Tam variae cultu gentes." 338-343. " When
Agrican... Charlemain." The romance here referred to is Boiardo's
Orlandolnnainorato, where there is a description of the siege of
Albracca, the city of Gallaphrone, King of Cathay, by Agricane,
King of Tartary, in order to obtain possession of the fair
Angelica, Gallaphrone's daughter, already known at Charlemagne's
court and celebrated throughout the world. The numbers represented
in the romance as engaged in this siege are prodigious-myriads on
each side. Hence, as Warton pointed out, Cervantes in his Don
Quixote refers to the siege very much as Milton here does: "Before
we are two hours in these crossways, we shall see armed men more
numerous than those that came to Albracca, to win Angelica the
Fair." 342. "prowest," bravest, most valiant, most approved.-Prow
(Fr. Preux, Ital. Pre/te) and Prowess are supposed to be originally
from the Latin Pro/zus. Both words are found in the oldest English
authors, and Spenser has the exact phrase "prowest mg/u." 343.
"Paynim," Pagan. The two words are the same, save that Pagan is
directly from the Latin (Paganus), while Paynim is through the
French (paien or payen). Paynim as a noun singular, and Payninzs,
plural, are found in Robert of Gloucester. 3 50. "show" printed
"shewn" or "shown...
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