3] orient: radiant.
4] causes: here the material cause of Aristotelian philosophy.
11] dividing: making divisions, a division being a rapid melodic passage.
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Original text: Thomas Carew, Poems (J. D. for T. Walkley, 1640). STC 4620.
First publication date: 1640
RPO poem editor: N. J. Endicott
RP edition: 3RP 1.217-18.
Recent editing: 4:2002/2/7
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