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"As when old father Nilus gins to swell With timely pride above the Aegyptian...
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"Old father Nilus" refers to the Nile River in Egypt (Aegyptus). The river floods every year and deposits rich soil on the land ("the fertile slime outwell). Likewise, when the creature Error spews her poisons all sorts of foul things spring up.
Posted by linda-allen on November 15, 2007 at 12:49 AM (Answer #1)
the poet praise queen Elizabeth and England as well
Posted by fayed on March 31, 2008 at 12:41 AM (Answer #2)
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