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bably meant the conflict with the various forms
of religious error or heresy in the Church. ArchCONTENTS.--No 158.
image then tries his wiles, and separates the NOTES:- Allegory in "the Faerie Queen." 1 - Letters of knight from Una; but his doing so by making
Nell Gwynne and Kitty Clive, 2 - Mons Vultur, 3 - Londoa Coffee Houses, 5 - Legal Common-Places, temp.
| him suspect her purity seems rather to break the James I., II.- Charbon de Terre: a Liege Legend, 7 Dr. Arbuthnot. 8 - An Inedited Elegy by Oliver Gold.
falls in with Duessa in company with a “ faithless smith - Discrepancies in Dates --The late Sir Samuel O'Malley, Bart. - Sbropshire Sayings - Eirov Baollir
Sarazin" named Sansfoy, that is, Paganism, whom Average of Human Life - French War Songs - Mont he slays; and he is then deceived by Duessa, who Cenis Tuonel, 9.
conducts him to the House of Pride, that is, the QUERIES: -Allusion wanted : Henry Vaughan - Ameri.
Roman Empire, which now becomes Christian. can - National Song” Arms of Plemish Families-Raph Audley of Sandbach - Bible Illustrations - John Here he encounters and slays a brother of Sansfoy, Bovey - Cathedral Belly - Cobblers' Lambs in Italy
named Sansjoy, by which is perhaps meant the Cookes: Cookesey: Cooke - Cornish spoken in Devonshire -- The Dragon - Eastern Story - Sir Charles Egerton, Knight - Equivalent Foreign Titles -" Le Farceur from the True Church. On his discovering the du Jour et de la Nuit" - Letter of Galileo -- Heraldic -
real nature of the House of Pride, ke seizes the Herbert of Muckruss - Robert Keck - Laird - Pedigree of Mortimer - Pools, or Mouths of Streams - Privately- i e printed Books - The Print of “Guido's Aurora” - The Pronunciation of Greek and Latin, &c., 11.
champion who had deserted her. She meets with REPLIES: - The Block Books, 13 - Parodies, 15 - The • Blue-Laws” of Connecticut, 16 - St. Augustin's Ser.
The la lion, who becomes her protector. This lion mops. 17-A Winter Saying -- Robur Caroli - Pear Tree forces an entrance for her into the house of Cor- Right to quarter Arms - Baron Nicholson - Epigram
ceca and Abessa, and kills Kirkrapine, the paraon the Walcheren Expedition - Robert de Comyn, Earl of Northumberland-Cucumber-Lothing Land "Cer mour of the latter ; but is himself slain soon after, tasino” -- Ancient Scottish Deed - Royal Topography Paulet of Amport - "There was a Little Man" - The
defending Una against a Paynim named Sansloy, Ssan-Song of Parson Avery - Irish Forfeitures --- Patchin
who had overcome Archimage, who had rejoined - The Rochester Hospital - Babies' Bells - Ecstatics - | her under the form of the Red-cross Knight. From Samplers - The Boy-Bishop of the Propaganda for Christmas - Dur or Dour - The Paris Catacombs, &c., 18.
him she is delivered by a band of fawns and Notes on Books, &c.
satyrs whom her shrieks brought to her aid.
They lead her to their abode in the woods and Notes.
mountains, where she lives among them and in
structs them in morals and religion. By the aid ALLEGORY IN “THE FAERIE QUEEN.”
of a knight named Sir Satyrane she leaves them, Spenser styles his poem “a continued allegory and sets out again in quest of the Red-cross or dark conceit"; but he does not by that mean Knight. to say that it forms one continued allegory in the In this part of the allegory the lion seems to sense in which we now understand the term. In signify the counts of Toulonse, who protected the fact there is but one allegory in it-namely, the True Church against that of Rome, and gained its first book, " The Legend of Holiness"; and in all members admission into the religious houses the rest of the poem the characters are mere against the will of their inmates, and punished impersonations of moral or physical qualities, or those who made spoil of sacred things. By the of real persons, without any specially connected Paynim Sansloy may be meant the papal adherents series of events. I will here briefly state my con- | under De Montfort and others, who overcame the ception of what I regard as the only allegory of counts of Toulouse, and from whom Una is saved the poem. This, then, I take to be the history by the satyrs, that is, the Waldenses, whose of the Church from its commencement till the abode was in the woods and valleys of Switzerpoet's own time. In Una I see, not Truth simply, / land. Sir Satyrane, who is connected with them, but the True Church; in Duessa, not mere False- | I take to represent the Iluguenots of France, who bood, but the False Church-that of Rome. The derived their creed and their name from the father and mother of Una, the king and queen reformer of Switzerland; and it is very remarkof Eden, I take to be God the Father and the able that he and Sansloy are left fighting-just ancient Adamic or patriarchal Church. In the as the Huguenots and the Papists were at the Dragon I discem the great enemy of man, Satan. time—and are not mentioned any more in this Ia the Red-cross Knight the Christian people, book. represented by St. George, the patron saint of The Red-cross Knight meantime is overtaken Eagland, the great champion of the true faith; and again seduced by Duessa, and he drinks of a and finally, in Archimage, Satan in his character fountain, the water of which quite enervates him, of the tempter and seducer.
and he is then seized and thrown into a loathThe adventures of the knight begin with his some dungeon by a huge giant, who makes entering the grove of Error, and his encounter- | Duessa his leman, dresses her magnificently, and ing and slaying that monster. By this is pro- | mounts her on a strange beast with seven heads.