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Proserpine, her garden, Spenser falsifies mythology con

cerning it, 111. Proverbs, copied from Chaucer, 234. Pyned, 238.


Questyn beast, mentioned in Morte Arthur, a Romance,

the origin of Spenser's blatant beast, 33,


Radegonde, and her city, copied from Ariosto, 305. Rhyme, the advantages found by Spenser in the frequent

repetition of it, 162. He seldom makes the same

word rhyme to itself, 169. Romances, the Faerie Queene, formed upon them, 25.

Fashionable in Queen Elizabeth's age, 27. Caxton's recommendation of them, 60. Much studied and admired by Milton, 65, 257. New hypothesis,

concerning the origin of their fictions, 89, 280. Romeo and Juliet, much esteemed when first acted, 84. Rowland, W. his satires, 84.


Sangreal, 49, 64.
Scaliger, censured for preferring the song of Orpheus in

Apollonius to that in Val. Flaccus, 146. Prefers a
comparison in Apollonius to one in Val. Flaccus,
131. Specimen of his criticism on Homer, 131.
Ignorant of the nature of ancient Poetry, 133.

God, for said, 166.
Seven Champions of Christendom, Romance of, imitated

by Spenser, 27, 71. Shepherd's Kalendar, title of a book printed by Wynkin

a Worde, 174. Thence adopted by Spenser, 174. Shakespeare, explained and illustrated, 58, 73, 83, 172,

178, 185, 231, 233, 266. Shield, a miraculous one, copied from Ariosto, 274. Squier's Tale, Spenser's use of it, 209. Not unfinished,

209. Milton's allusion to it explained, 211. A complete copy of it probably seen by Lydgate, 213.

Completed by John Lane, 213. Squire, of Dames, Tale of, copied from Ariosto, 285. Silius Italicus, copies from Onomacritus, 151. Skinner, his censure of Chaucer's language, 181. Sort, 97. Spear, a miraculous one, copied from Ariosto, 282. Speght, editor of Chaucer, vindicated, 267. Stanzas Spenser's, why chosen by him, 157. Disagree

able to the nature of the English tongue, 157.
Productive of many absurdities, 159. And of

some advantages, 160.
Stremona, a name of a place no where found, 101.
Surprise, a fine one, copied from Chaucer, 201.
Sylvanus, misrepresented, 101.


Talus, drawn from Talus, or Talos, an ancient guardian

of Crete, 134. Tanaquil, Qucen Elizabeth, 81,

Tantalus, Spenser misrepresents his Mythology, 111. Tasso, his prejudices in favour of romance, 3. Why

Spenser chose rather to imitate Ariosto than him,

5. Spenser copies a comparison from him, 126. Tautology, instances of it in Spenser, 327. Tilts and Tournaments, 41, 42, 62. When and where

first held in England by royal permission, 41.

Torneamentum, different from mensa rotunda, 62. Time, sentiments concerning it, copied from Chaucer,

216. Tityrus, Chaucer so called by Milton, from Spenser,

172. Thopas, Sir, a poem of Chaucer, sung to the harp in

Queen Elizabeth's age, 73. Supposed to be bur

lesque, 194. Trees, description of, copied by Spenser from Chaucer,

190. Chaucer's ridicule of such a description, in Statius, 191. Spenser has avoided the faults of

Statius, and others, in his description, 191. Trissing, defended, 2. Tristram, Sir, his birth and education, drawn from a

Romance called Morte Arthur, 28. Thebes, siege of, a favourite story in romance, 239. Troy, destruction of, a favourite story in romance, 239.

Caxton's history so called, 305. Turpin, specimen of his history, 293.


Valerius Flaccus, finely describes the distress of Herci

les, on losing Hylas, 129.

Venus, of both sexes, 133.
Visions of Pierce Plowman, style of them imitated by

Spenser, 173.


Unity, of action, wanted in the Faerie Queene, 6. Upton, Mr. supposed to have mistaken a passage in

Spenser, 140.


Whole, necessary to the heroic poem, 12.
Winchester, Arthur's round table there, 43. Mars

chioness of, her death celebrated by Milton and

Jonson, 323.
Woman, praise of, copied from Ariosto, 283.
Wolsey, Cardinal of, his state, 320.
Wound, copied from Chaucer, 208.

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