The passage below illustrates the early interest in Spenserian iconographies, first noted by Alastair Fowler, 'Oxford and London Marginalia to The Faerie Queene, N&Q, CCVI (1961), 416-19.
From A Handfvl of Essaies. Or Imperfect Offers (1621), sigs. F4V-F5:
When I behold Enuy (as the Poet describeth her) to haue a pale face without blood, a leane body without moysture (like one of Pharaohs leane kine) squint eyes, foule or blacke teeth, a heart ful of gall, a tongue tipt with poison, neuer laughing but when others weepe; neuer sleeping because she alwaies thinketh on mischiefe; I then abhorre this Monster.
[Compare Faerie Queene V. xii. 28-32]
See headnote to No. II.
From Wonderfull Prophecies (1626), pp. 42-3:
And euen this very Mysterie is it, that a right learned and vertuous