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Dost punish* me, because years make him wane? I cried, “'Tis sin, 'tis sin, these bairs to burn : I did not bid thee wed an agèd swain.

They well become thee; then to spare them turn. The moon sleeps with + Endymion every day: Far off be force ! no fire to them may reach ; Thou art as fair as she; then kiss and play. Thy very hairs will the hot bodkirt teach." Jove, that thou shouldst not haste, but wait his Lost are the goodly locks, which from their crown leisure,

Phæbus and Bacchus wish'd were hanging down. Made two nights one to finish up his pleasure. Such were they as Diana painted stands, chid I no more : she blush'd, and therefore All naked, holding in her wave-moist bands. heard me;

Why dost thy ill-kemb'd tresses' loss lament! Yet linger'd not the day, but morning scar'd me. Why in thy glass dost look, being discontent?

Be not to see with wonted eyes inclin'd;
To please thyself, thyself put out of mind.
No charmèd herbs of any harlot scath'd thee,

No faithless witch in Thessal waters bath'd thee.

No sickness harm'd thee (far be that away!); Puellam consolatur cui præ nimia cura comæ deciderant. No envious tongue wrought thy thick locks'

decay. LEAVE colouring thy tresses, I did cry;

By thine own hand and fault thy hurt doth Now hast thou left no hairs at all to dye. But what had been more fair, bad they been kept? Thou mad'st thy head with compound poison fow.

grow; Beyond thy robes thy dangling locks had swept.

Now Germany sball captive hair-tires send thee, Fear'd'st thou to dress them, being fine and thin,

And vanquish'd people curious dressings lend Like to the silk the curious Seres spin,

thee. Or threads which spider's slender font draws out,

Which some admiring, 0, thou oft wilt blush ! Fastening her light web some old beam about!

And say, "He likes me for my borrow'd bush, Not black por golden were they to our view;

Praising for me some unknown Guelder dame; Yet, although neither,ll mix'd of either's hue;

But I remember when it was my fame." Such as, in billy Ida's watery plains,

Alas, she almost weeps ! and her wbite cheeks, The cedar tall, spoil'd of bis bark, retains.

Dy'd red with shame, to hide from shame sho Add 1 they were apt to curl an hundred ways,

seeks. And did to thee no cause of dolour raise.

She holds and views her old locks in her lap; Nor hath the needle or the comb's teeth reft them; The maid that kemb’d ** them ever safely left Ay me, rare gifts unworthy such a bap!

Cheer up thyself; thy loss thou mayst repair, them. Oft was she dress'd before mine eyes, yet never,

And be hereafter seen with native hair. Snatching the comb to beat the wench, out-drive

Oft in the morn, her hairs not yet digested,
Half-sleeping on a purple bed she rested;

Yet seemly, like a Thracian Bacchanal
That tir'd doth rashly +t on the green grass fall.

Ad invidos, quod fama poetarum sit perennis. When they were slender, and like downy moss,

Envy, why carp*st + thou my time's spent so ill, Thy I. troubled hairs, alas, endur'd great loss !

And term’st my works fruits of an idle quill ? How patiently hot irons they did take,

Or that, unlike the line from whence I sprung, $ In crooked trannels $ crispy curls to make!

War’s dusty || honours are refus'd, being young?

Doxt punish] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “Punish ye." + with) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "and."

chid] Old eds. "chide."

Elegia XIV.) Not in ed. A. || neither ] Old eds. "either."

Add] So ed. B.-Ed. C “And.”_" Adde." ** kemo'd] i. e. combed, -dressed. tt rashly] “temere."

: Thyj Old eds. “They." $$ trannela] See Todd's Johnson's Dict. and Richardson's Dict. in v.: but the explanation of the word there given

does not suit the present passage.—"Ut fieret torto
flexilia orbe sinus."-The Editor of Marlowo's Worka,
1826, printed “trammels."

* be) So ed. B.-Ed. Coby."
| carp'st) So eds. A, B.-Ed. C "crapest."

term't my] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "tearmes our."
$ sprung] Old eds. "come." Compare the second
version of this Elegy, p. 324, sec. col
ll dusty) So ed. A.-Eds. B, C,“ rustie."_"

“pulveru. lenta."


Nor that I study not the brawling laws,

Then, though death rocks * my bones in funeral Nor set my voice to sale in every cause ?

fire, Thy scope is mortal; mine, eternal fame,

I'll live, and, as he pulls me down, mount higher.
That all the world may ever chant my name.
Homer sball live while Tenedos stands and Ide,
Or into + sea swift Simois doth I slide.
Ascræus lives while grapes with new wine swell,
Or men with crooked sickles corn down fell.

The same by B. I.
Tbe world shall of Callimachus ever speak;
His art excell’d, & although his wit was weak.

Envy, why twitt'st thou me my time's spent ill, For ever lasts high Sophocles' proud vein :

And call'st my verse fruits of an idle quill?

Or that, unlike the line from wbence I sprung, With sun and moon Aratus shall remain.

War's dusty honours I pursue not young ? While bondmen cheat, fathers [be] hard,ll bawds whorish,

Or that I study not the tedious laws, And strumpets flatter, shall Menander flourish.

And prostitute my voice in every cause? Rude Ennius, and Plautus full of wit, I

Tby scope is mortal; mine, eternal fame, Are both in Fame's eternal legend writ.

Which through the world shall ever chant my What age of Varro's name shall not be told, And Jason's Argo, ** and the fleece of gold ?

Homer will live whilst Tenedos stands and Ide, Lofty Lucretius shall live that hour

Or to the sea fleet Simois doth slide: That Nature shall dissolve this earthly bower.

And so shall Hesiod too, while viuen do bear, Æneas' war and Tityrus shall be read

Or crooked sickles crop the ripep'd ear. While Rome of all the conquer'd++ world is head. Callimachus, though in invention low, Till Cupid's bow and fiery shafts be broken, Shall still be sung. since he in art I doth flox. Thy verses, sweet Tibullus, shall be spoken. No loss shall come to Sophocles' proud vein : And Gallus shall be known from east to west;

With sun and moon Aratus shall remain. So shall Lycoris whom he loved best.

Whilst slaves be false, fatbers hard, and bawds bo Therefore, when Aint and iron wear away,

wborish, Verse is immortal and shall ne'er II decay.

Whilst harlots flatter, shall Menander Aourish. To verse let kings give place, $$ and kingly shows, Ennius, though rude, and Accius' high-rear'd And |||| banks o'er which gold-bearing T'agus

strain, Aows.

A fresh applause in every age shall gnin. Let base-conceited wits admire vile 19 things:

Of Varro's name what ear shall not be told ! Fair Pbæbus lead me to the Muses' springs;

Of Jason's Argo, and the fleece of gold ! About my head be *** quivering myrtle wound,

Then shall Lucretius' lofty numbers die And in sad lovers' heads let me be found.

When earth and seas in fire and flames sball fry. The living, not the dead, can envy bite,

Tityrus, Tillage, Æney $ shall be read
For after death all men receive their right.

Wbilst Rome of all the conquer'd world is hond.
Till Cupid's fires be out, and his bow broken,

Thy verses, neat Tibullus, shall be spoken. * may) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "might.”

Our Gallus shall be known from east to west; + into] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “to the."

So shall Lycoris whom he now loves best. doth) 8o eds. B, C.-Ed. A “shall " (but we have The suffering ploughshare or the flint may wear; "stands" in the preceding line). The world shall, &c. So eds. B, C.-Ed. A omits

But heavenly poesy no death can fear. } His art excell'd, &c. these two lines. | hard] Old eds. "hoord."

“durus pater."

And compare the second version of this Elegy, next col.

und Plautus full of wit] But the original is "animosi rocks) So ed. A.-Eds, B, C, “rakes." que Accius oris."

+ The same by B. I) Not in ed. A.-"B. I. 1. o. Ben ** Argo] Old eds. "Argos."

Jonson, who afterwards introduced this version into the it conquer d] So eds. B, C.-Ed, A "conquering." Poeta ster; see his works, ii. 397, ed. Gifford, who is prin *1 ne'er) So eds. B, C.-Not in ed. A.

bably right in stating that both the transitions are by $$ To verse let kings give place) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "Let Jonson, the former one being the rough sketch of the kings giue place to verse."

latter. II ll And] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “The."

| in art) So ed. B. -Ed. C "arte in." TT vilej Old eds. "vild." See vote ll, p. 68.

& Tityrus, Tillaga, Aney) i e. the Bucolics the Georgies, *** be) So eds. A, B. --Ed. C “tbo."

and the Eneid, of Virgil

Kings shall give place to it, and kingly shows, The frost-drad * myrtle shall impale my head, The banks o'er which gold-bearing Tagus And of sad lovers I'll be often read. flows.

Envy the living, not the dead, doth bite, Kneel hinds to trash : me let bright Phæbus | For after death all men receive their right. swell

Theu when this body falls in funeral fire, With cups full-flowing from the Muses' well. My name shall live, and my best part aspira






Snakes leap by verse from caves of broken Quod pro gigantomachia amores scribere sit coactus. mountains,+ I, OVID, poet, of myt wantonness,

And turned streams run backward to their Born at Peligny, to write more address.

fountains. So Cupid wills. Far bence be the severe ! Verses ope doors; and locks put in the post, You are unapt my looser lines to hear.

Although of oak, to yield to verses boast. Let maids whom hot desire to husbands lead, I What helps it me of fierce Achill to sing? And rude boys, touch'd with unknown love, me

What good to me will either Ajax I bring?

Or he who warr'd and wander'd twenty year That some youth hurt, as I am, with Love's bow, Or woful Hector whom wild jades did tear? His own flame's best-acquainted signs may know,

But when I praise a pretty wench's face, And, loog-admiring, say, “By what

She in requital doth me oft embrace : learn'd,

A great reward! Heroes of g famous names, Hath this same poet my sad chance discern'd?" Farewell! your favour naught my mind inflames. I durst the great celestial battles tell,

Wenches, apply your fair looks to my verse, Hundred-hand Gyges, and had done it well ;

Which golden Love doth unto me rehearse. With Earth’s revenge, and how Olympus' top High Ossa bore, mount Pelion up to prop; Juve and Jove's thunderbolts I had in hand, Which, for his heaven, fell on the giants' band. My wench her door shut: Jove's affairs I left; Even Jove bimself out of my wit was reft.

ELEGIA II.11 Pardon me, Jove! tby weapons aid me nought;

Ad Bagoum, ut custodiam puellæ sibi commissa Her shut gates greater lightning than thine

laxiorem habeat. brought. Toys and light elegies, my darts, I took :

BAGOUs, whose care doth thy mistress bridle, Quickly soft words hard doors wide-open strook.

While I speak some few, yet fit words, be idle. Verses reduce the horned bloody moon,

I saw the damsel walking yesterday, And call the sun's white horses back $ at noon.

There, where the porch doth Danaüs' fact display

Bleria I.) Not in ed. A.

my] Old eds. "thy." I whom hot desire to husbands lead] I should have sudporod that here "desire" was a typographical error for " desires", had I not found similar violations of grammar in other places of these Elegies : 80, p. 331, sec. col., "And on the soft ground fertile groen grubs grow"; p. 339, first al., “While thus I speak, black dust her white robes ray.”—The original is “Me legat in sponsi facio non frigida virgo."

back) Old eds. "blacke."

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She pleas'd me soon : , sent, and did her woo; While Juno's watchman lö too much ey'd,
Her trembling hand writ back she might not do; Him timeless death took; she was deified.
And asking why, this answer she redoubled, I saw one's legs with fetters black and blue,
Because thy care too much thy mistress By whom the husband his wife's incest knew:

More he deserv'd; to both great harm he fran'd; Keeper, if thou be wise, cease hate to cherish; The man did grieve, the woman was defam'd. Believe me, whom we fear, we wish to perish. Trust me, all husbands for such faults are sad, Nor is her husband wise : what needs defence, Nor make they any man that hear(s) them glad. When unprotected + there is no expense ? If he loves not, deaf ears thou dost importune; But furiously he follows # his love's fire,

Or if he loves, thy tale breeds his misfortune. And thinks her chaste whom many do desire. Nor is it easily prov'd, though manifest ; Stoln liberty she may by thee obtain;

She safe by favour of her judge doth rest. Which giving her, she may give thee again. Though himself he'll credit her devial, Wilt thou her fault learn? she may make thee Condemn his eyes, and say there is no trial. tremble:

Spying his mistress' tears, lie will lament, Fear to be guilty, then thou mayst dissemble. And say, " This blab shall suffer punishment." Think, when she reads, her mother letters sent Why fight'st 'gainst odds ? to thee, being cast, her:

do hap Let him go forth known, that unknown did Sharp stripes; she sitteth in the judge's lap. enter.

To meet for poison or vile + facts we crave not; Let him go see her, though she do not languish; My hands an unsheath'd shining weapon bave And then report her sick and full of anguish.

If long she stays, $ to think the time more short, We seek that, through thee, safely love we may :
Lay down thy forehead in thy lap to snort. What can be easier than the thing we pray ?
Inquire not what with Isis may be done,
Nor fear lest she to the theatres run.
Koowing her scapes, thine honour shall increase;
And what less labour than to hold thy peace ?

Let him please, haunt the house, be kindly us'd,
Enjoy the wench; let all else be refus'd.

Ad eunuchum servantem dorninam,
Vain causes feigo of him, the true to hide,

Ay me, an eunuch keeps my mistress chaste, And what she likes, let both hold ratified.

That cannot Venus' mutual pleasure taste! When most her husband bends the brows and

Who first depriv'd young boys of their best part, frowns,

With self-same wounds he gave, he ought to His fawning wench with her desire he crowns.

smart. But yet sometimes to chide thee let her fall,

To kind requests thou wouldst more gentle Counterfeit tears, and thee lewd || hangman call.

prove, Object thou then, what she may well excuse, If ever wench had made lukewarm thy love. To stain all faith in truth by false crimes use. Thou wert not born to ride, or arins to bear; Of wealth and honour so shall grow thy heap; Thy hands agree not with the warlike spear. Do this, and soon thou shalt thy freedom reap. Men handle those : all manly hopes resign; On tell-tales' necks thou seest the link-knit Thy mistress' ensigns must be likewise thine. chains;

Please her; her hate makes others thee abhor; The filthy prison faithless breasts restrains.

If she discards thee, what use serv'st thou for ? Water in waters, and fruit flying touch,

Good form there is, years apt to play together : Tantalus seeks; his long tongue's gain is such.

Unmeet is beauty without use to witber,
She may deceive thee, though thou her protect :

What two determine never wants effect.
* thy) So ed. C.-Ed. B "they."
| unprotected] Old eds. " vn-proteston."

Our prayers move thee to assist our drift, follows] So ed. C-Ed. B " follow."-Here Marlowe While thou hast time yet to bestow that gift. must have read "Sed gerit"; and in the next line


$ she stays) From Marlowe's version of the preceding line but one, we might have expected here “he stays."

I lewd] i. e. base.

* inces) i. e. adultery.
+ vile] Old eds. "vild." See note I, p. 68.
: Elegia III.) Not in ed. A.

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If she be tall, she's like an Amazon,

And therefore fills the bed she lies upon;
Quod amet mulieres, cujuscunque formæ sint. If short, she lies the rounder: to say * troth,
I MEAN not to defend the scapes * of any,

Both short and long please me, for I love both.

I think what one undeck'd t would be, being Or justify my vices, being many;

drest; For I confess, if that might merit favour,

Is she attir'd? then shew her graces best.
Here I display my lewd and loose bebaviour.

A white wench thralls me; 80 doth golden
I loathe, yet after that I loathe I run:
O, how the burden irks, that we should t shun!

yellow; I cannot rule myself; but where Love please

And nut-brown girls in doing bave no fellow.

If her white neck be shadow'd with black hair,
Am driven, like a ship upon rough seas.
No one face likes & me best; all faces move:

Why, so was Leda's, yet was Leda fair.
A hundred reasons make me ever love.

Amber-tress'd I is she? then on the Morn think
If any eye mell with a modest look,
I burn, T and by that blushful glance ** am took: My love alludes to every history.
And she that's coy I like, for being no clown;

A young wench pleaseth, and an old is good,
Methinks she would be nimblett when she's

This for her looks, that for her womanhood. down.

Nay, what is she that any Roman loves,
Though her sour looks a Sabine's brow resemble,

But my ambitious ranging mind approves ?
I think she'll do, but deeply can dissemble.
If she be learn'd, then for her skill I crave her;
If not, because she's simple I would have her.
Before Callimachus one prefers me far :

Seeing she likes my books, why should we jar?
Another rails me and that I write;

Ad amicam corruptam.
Yet would I lie II with her, if that I might.

No love is so dear,-quiver'd Cupid, iy! Trips she, -it likes me well; plods she,—what

That my chief wish should be so oft to die. than ?$$

Minding thy fault, with death I wish to revel: She would be nimbler, lying with a man.

Alas, a wench is a perpetual evil ! And when one sweetly sings, then straight I long

No intercepted lines thy deeds display, To quaver on her lips even in her song;

No gifts given secretly thy crime bewray. Or if one touch the lute with art and cunning,

O, would my proofs as vain might be withstood! Who would not love those hands || || for their swift

Ay me, poor soul, why is my cause so good ? running?

He's happy, that bis love dares || boldly credit; And her 19 I like that with a majesty

To whom his wench can say, “I never did it." Folds up her arms, and makes low courtesy.

He's cruel, and too much his grief doth favour, I To leave myself,* *** that am in love with all,

That seeks the conquest by her loose behaviour. Some one of these might make the chastest fall.

Poor wretch, I saw ** when thou didst think I


Nottt druuk, your faults on the spilt wine I the scapes] "mendusos . . . mores."

number'd. t should) i. e. would.

I saw your nodding eyebrows much to speak, Am] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “And."

Even from your cheeks part of a voice did break. § likes) i. e. pleasca.

Il eye me] Our author's copy of Ovid had "in me dejecta."

burn] Old eds. (by a manifest error) "blush."" Uror."

say) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "speak." ** glance So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "glas."

+ I think what one undeck'd, dc.) So eds. B, C.---This It would be nimble) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "should be line and the next three lines are omitted in ed. A. quick."

* Amber-tress'd] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “Yellow trest." !! lie] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "be."

§ Elegia V.) Not in ed A. $$ than) i. e. then.

II dares) So ed. B.- Ed. C"dare." Ull those hand] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "those nimble favour) So ed. C.-Ed. B "sauour." handex"

** Poor wretch, I sau, &c) Old eds. " Poore wench 1 11 her] So edg, B, C.-Ed. A "she."

sawe," &c.-" Ipse miser vidi." *** To lou ve myaul "* Ut taceam de me.

It Not] So ed. B.-Ed. C “Nor."

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