Thule, the Period of Cosmography

Original Text: 
Thomas Weelkes, Canto. Madrigals of 5. and 6. parts, apt for the viols and voices (London: T. Este, 1600). STC 25206.
3Doth melt the frozen clime and thaw the sky;
5These things seem wondrous, yet more wondrous I,
6Whose heart with fear doth freeze, with love doth fry.
8    Laden with cochineal and china dishes,
10    Amidst an ocean full of flying fishes:
11These things seem wondrous, yet more wondrous I,
12Whose heart with fear doth freeze, with love doth fry.

Notes

1] Thule: the ancient Greek and Latin name for a land supposed to be the most northerly region of the world. Back to Line
2] Hecla: a volcano in Iceland. Back to Line
4] Trinacria: the Greek name of Sicily. Back to Line
7] Andalusia: a province of southern Spain. Back to Line
9] Fogo: a volcanic island in the Cape Verde group. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1600
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.237; RPO 1996-2000.
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