Some two thousand must have passed at a rapid run, when the stream ceased, but I was not sure that all had been rescued who had not passed the point of origin of the flames, and so to assure myself that no poor devil was left behind to die a horrible death, unsuccoured
, I ran quickly up the gallery in the direction of the flames which I could now see burning with a dull glow far ahead.
The poem opens with King James's "powreful hand of Majestie" setting Egerton in "th'aidfulst roome of dignitie" (that is, giving him the office in which he could be of most help): As th'Isthmus, these two Oceans to divide Of Rigor and confus'd Uncertaintie, To keepe out th'entercourse of wrong and pride, That they ingulph not up unsuccoured
right By th'extreame current of licentious might.
(42) The human being is free because nature gives no guidance to human ends, and in fact constitutes the hostile environment to which an unsuccoured
humanity is abandoned.