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Che baiar vuol, bai.
VenusineVenusia or Venusum, now Venosa, a town and principality of the kingdom of Naples, was the birth-place of Horace. So Juvenal, i. 51.
Hæc ego non credam Venusin A digna lucerná. E. ? And deep INDENTETH every doubtfull row. The edition of 1599, followed by the Uxford, reads falsely intendeth.
» More cruell than the cravon Satyre's ghost. I have not been able to discover the allusion. Craven, of cravent, formerly de. noted a coward.
Holy- Fax inquest. Fax antiently denoted hair. Possibly the reference may be to some inquest held on a holy relique of this nature.
2 ckist--for chest.
Then buckle close his carelesse lyds once more,
shift it to another's name?
on the belfrey end.
Matrona is a curtezan;
Whiles he lay snoring at his midnight Fest, • To pose the poore-blind snake of Epidaore.
Cur in amicorum vitiis tam cernis aculùm,
HORACE, Sat. i. 3. skort--for skirt. • As oftentimes as Philip hath beene dead. Alluding, possibly, to the First Philippic of Demosthenes ; where the orator, re: probating the supineness of the Athenians in giving credit to the reports of Philip's death rather than in preparing to resist his attacks, asks tifonne Piastres ; cú på Ais aana o Séven. Or he may allude to Philip. of Spain. E.
Worse than the LOGOGRYPHES of later times. Logogryphes are verbal intricacies, from dayos and yespos. Le is used by Ben Jonson. Ste Mason's Supplement to Johnson.
10 Cares hee for Tulus, or his flayle of lead ? The allusion is to Spenser's Talus. W.
And in thy dung-cart didst the carkasse sbrine
11 And deepe intombe it in Port-Esqueline. Esquiliæ was one of the Roman Hills. Here were thrown the carcases of malefactors; and here the eagles sought their prey. E.
12 - laving-stretched, dangling : so called, perhaps, from the action of lading out water.
a Paris-Garden beare. Paris-Garden was in the Borough : and the Bear Baitings chere are frequently alluded to in the productions of the time. W. See Reed's Shakespeare, Vol. XV. Page 200.
1* Or Mimoe's whistling to his labourer, Probably alludes to Kempe. W.
1 Go to then, ye my sacred SEMONES. Semo, quasi semi-homo, means a deity of inferior order. See p. 206 of this Vol. “ Quod à quoquam vel hominum, vel Semonum, vel Dæmonum, fieri possit.”
16 Or scar-babe threatnings i, e, such as might frighten children.