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But swift as lightnings flash along the sky,
330 With foul ingratitude her love repay'd. Now boldly in her hand she took the rein, Strok'd his broad chest, and smooth'd his ruffled mane: While conscious he, with wondrous sense indu'd, Still as a lamb, beside her gently stood,
535 The watchful Pagan leap'd into the seat, And curb’d, with streighten'd reins, Bayardo's heat. The palfrey to Angelica reinain'd, Who gladly thus her former place regain’d.
Ver. 529. Wont at Alórucca---] Malagigi, who was made prisoner by Angelica, (see General View, &c.) being released upon his parole, endeavoured to persuade Rinaldo 10 reluru her love; but all his arguments proving inellectual, he, in revenge, by a magical illnsion, decoyed his cousin from the Christian camp: Bayardo, being left behind, came into the possession of Astolpho, who, going to the siege of Albracca, in aid of Angelica, was overthrowu before the walls of that city, when luis horse was seized by Agricul; who being afterwards slain, Bayardo came into the hands of Orlando, who had lost his horse Brigliadoro. Orlando at last having recovered his own, and departing from Cathay on a new adventure, lent Bayard, in Albracca with Angelica, who soon after sent him to his master Rinaldo. See Orlando Innam.
Now as by chance she cast her eyes avidle,
knight on foot in soun:ling arms she toy’d:
Vr318.--- co fuir fountains...) " is many of the il paeious and kondicrtul tains in romance witor's we borroli cid from Ginek on Latin poein, w this story oftlievo mountains (í 1:161112, 11th their dillerini dilects, is borrowed from Claudiu, in hi description of the gardens of Venus.
Izabuntur' seinni fontes, hii dulcin, d'urns
Two fountains here', of duierent mainre, rine:
l'plon, Notes 0! Spenser, B. iv. C.ii.
Spenser mentions one of these fountain in his Fairy Queel.
Rinaldo tasted that, and inly burn'd;
Does then my prowess (Sacripant replies) Appear so mean and worthless in your eyes, That you too feeble deem this slighted hand, The force of yonder champion to withstand? 565 Ilave you forgot that memorable night When at Albracca I maintain’d the fight? In your defence, unarm’d, I durst oppose King Agrican, and brav'd a host of foes.
Not so (she said)---nor lo reply she knew; 570 As thus she spoke Rinaldo nearer drew,
Ver. 566.---that memorable night.] See note on rer. 326. Concern. ing the force mentioned in Romances to have been sel down before Albracca, lilton, to express the idea of a prodigious concourse, alludes to it in the following lines:
“ Such forces met not, nor so wide a camp
Parad. Reg. B. iii. ver. 336.
Who now began the Pagan king to threat,
But cease we here: the cuing book shall tell
END OF THE TIRST LOOK.