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And, tho' she be some dunghill drudge at home,
Amids the well-knowne stars; or, if not there,
SATIRE VIII 46.
HENCE, ye profane 47: mell 48 not with holy things,
Parnassus is transform'd to Sion-hill,
And Jury-Palmes her steep ascents done fill.
46 This Satire ridicules, among others, Markham's Sion's Muse: for an account of which see History of English Poetry: Vol. III. p. 318. W.
47 Hence, ye profane
procul, O procul este, profani.
VIRGIL. EN. VI. 258. E.
Jury-Palmes-The first edition reads Iury-Palmes, which the Oxford Editor converted into iv'ry-Palms, but of the meaning which he affixed to the word I can form no notion: whereas Jury-Palms, or the Palm-Trees of Judea, is in perfect harmony with the figure adopted by our Satirist. Book IV. Sat. 3. has the same allusion:
The palme doth rifely rise in Jury field.
50 Now good S. Peter weeps pure Helicon.
The work here reprehended was Robert Southwell's "St. Peter's Complaint," originally published in 1595: reprinted in small 4to. 1615; and again, in 1620, in 12mo. E.
51 And both the Maries make a musick mone. Spenser, in his Teares of the Muses, 1. vi. has
Music of heart-breaking moan. E.
ENVY, ye Muses, at your thriving mate ",
Whiles th' itching vulgar tickled with the song,
Were wont be blam'd for too licentiate.
Chast men! they did but glaunce at Lesbia's deed,
53 Envy, ye Muses, at your thriving Mate, &c. &c.
Mr. Warton supposes Robert Greene to be alluded to in these lines; who prac tised the vices, so frequently displayed by him in his Poems. E.
dinted-narked, impressed. Frequently used by Spenser, and the
56 Shoreditch was, in our author's time, a part of the town notorious for brothels. W.
nor new Florentine.
The Oxford Editor refers this to Peter Aretine.