Note 1. Mr. Elton, in his ed. of Habingtons Castara, says: The cast of this ode reminds me of some pretty stanzas by Bernard, the author of LArt dAimer. The reader will pardon my presenting him with a translation only, as I have mislaid the original:
Note 2. In the chaste nunnery of her breasts: This figure was very common with the poets of the time. Herrick, not with the most elegant choice of expression (Elton), speaking of the roses in a ladys bosom, observes:
And snugging there they seemd to lie
As in a flowery nunnery.
Compare the first stanza in Lovelace famous lyric, number 426, Line 5, Transplanted thus how bright ye grow: Compare Carews lines from: On a Damask Rose, sticking upon a Ladys breast: