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When Cineas comes amongst his friends in

morning, He slyly looks * who first his cap doth move: Him he salutes, the rest so grimly scorning, As if for ever they + had lost his love. I, knowing I how it doth the humour fit Of this fond & gull to be saluted first, Catch at my cap, but move it not || a whit: Which he perceiving, I seems for** spite to

But, Cineas, why expect ++ you more of me
Than I of you? I am as good a man,
And better too by many a quality,
For vault, and dance, and fence,#1 and rhyme

I can :
You keep a whore at your own charge, men

IN DECIUM.II XXV. Audacious painters have Nine Worthies made; But poet Decius, more audacious far,

tell me;

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* false-brays) i. e. counter-breast-works, mounds raised to mask some part of the works. So ed. A, and MS.Eds. B, C, "false baits."

t and] So eds.-MS. "of."—With this passage coinpare the following lines; " See Captaine Martio, he i'th'' Renounce me' band,

That in the middle region doth stand
Wo' th' reputation steele ! Faith, leta rcmoue
Into his ranke (if such discourse you loue);
Hee'l tell of basilisks, trenches, retires,
Of pallizadoes, parepets, frontires,
Of caluerins, and baricadoes too,

What to bee harquebazerd, to lye in perdue," &c. Fitzgeoffrey's Notes from Black Fryers, Sig & 7,-por

tion of the vol. entitled Certain Elegies, &c., ed. 1620. * But] So eds.-MS. "And." $ Il So eds.-MS. "to."

Il fourching .... and] So eds.-MS. “forginge... of."

withernams) So eds. A, B; and MS.-Ed. C "wither mans.”

** either] So ed. A.-Eds. B, C, "one an other."-M8. " other."

It wise as when) So eds.-MS." wisely as."

11 In Decium] Jonson told Drummond “That S. J. Davies played in ane Epigrame on Draton's who, in a sonnet, concluded his Mistriss might been tho Ninth [Tenth) Worthy; and said, he used a phrase like Dametas in (Sir P. Sidney's] Arcadia, who gnid, For wit his Mistresse might be a gyant." Notes of Ben Jonson's (onecas tions with William Drummond of Hawthornder, p. 16, ed. Shakespeare Soc. The sonnet by Drayton, which our author here ridicules, is as follows:

* looks) So ed. A.-Eds. B, C, “spies.”—MS. “notes.” they] So eds.-MS. “hee." I knowing] So ed. A, and M8.-Eds. B, C, "seeing." $.fond] i. e. foolish. || not] So eds.-MS. “never."

Which he perceiving] So MS. -Ed. A Which perceiving he."-Eds. B, C, “Which to perceiving he."

for] So eds.-MS. "with." tt expect] So eds.—MS. “respect."

1: vault, and dance, and fence] So eds.- MS. vaute and fence and daunce."

$$ excel me] MS. adds ;“ You keepe a whore att your [own] charge in towne;

Indeede, frend Ceneas, there you put me downe." |III summer-time) So eds.-MS.“ sommer.

1 counter-scarf:] i. e. counter-scarps,-a spelling frequent in old writers. So eds. --MS. "counterscapes."

*** casamates] Eds.“ casomates."--MS.“ cassamates."

oft Of parapets, curtains, and palisadoes) Eds. “Oj paraputs, of curteneys, and pallizadois."-MS. “Of parapelets, curtens, and passadoes."

1! Of flankers, ravelins, gabions] So eds.-MS. "Of ffranckers, ravelinges, and gabions."

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« To the Celestiall Numbers.
* Vnto the World, to Learning, and to Henuen,

Three Nines there are, to euery one a Nine,
One Number of the Earth, the other both Diuine;
One Woman now makes three odde Numbers euen:
Nine Orders first of Angels be in Heauen,
Nine Muses doe with Learning still frequent,
These with the Gods are cuor Resident;
Nine Worthy Ones vnto the World were given :
My Worthy One to these Nine Worthies addeth,
And my faire Muse one Muse vnto the Nine,
And my good Angell (ip my soule Diuine)
With one more Order these Niue Orders gladdeth:
My Muse, my Worthy, and my Angoll, then,
Makes cuery one of these throe Nincs a Ten."

Idea, Sonnet 18, ed. 8vo, n. d.

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Than the most valiant and all-daring * wight +
That ever arms with resolution bore;
He that dares I touch the most unwholesomo

That ever was retir'd into the spittle,
And dares court § wenches standing at a door
(The portion of his wit being passing little);
He that dares give his dearest friends offences,
Which other valiant fools do fear to do,
And, when a fever doth confound his senses,
Dares || eat raw beef, and drink strong wine

thereto; He that dares take tobacco on the stage, 11 Dares man a whore at noon-day through the

street, Dares dance in Paul's,** and in this formal age Dares say and do tt whatever is unmeet;

Whom fear of shame could never yet affright,
Who dares affirm that Sylla dares not fight?


If Gella's beauty be examined,
She hath a dull dead eye, a saddle nose,
An I ill-shap'd face, with morphew overspread,
And rotten teeth, which she in laughing shows;
Briefly, she is the filthiest wench in town,
Of all that do the art of whoring use :
But when she hath put on her satin gown,
Her cut ş lawn apron, and her velvet shoes,
Her green silk stockings, and her petticoat
Of taffeta, with golden fringe around,
And is withal perfum'd || with civet hot,1
Which doth her valiant stinking breath

Yet she with these additions is no more
Than a sweet, filthy, fine, ill-favour'd whore.

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IN HEYWODUM. XXIX. Heywood, that did in epigrams II excel, Is now put down since my light Muse arose ;

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valiant and all-daring) So MS.– Ed. A "braue, most all daring."-Eds. B, C, “braue and all-daring." f wight] So eds.--MS. “knight."

dares) So Eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "dare.” $ And dares court, &c.] MS. omits this and the next line. || Dare) So MS. - Eds. “Dare."

He that dares take tobacco on the stage] Probably most readers are aware that it was formerly the custom of gulants to smoke tobacco on the stage, during the performance, either lying on the rushes, or sitting upon hired stools.

** Paulo) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A, and MS. "Powles." of sty and do] So eds.-MS. “dve and say."

11 that did in epigrams) So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A “which in epigrams did.”—The Epigrams of John Hey. wood are well known. -An allusion to this epigram of Davies occurs in Sir John Harington's Metamorphosis of Ajax, 1596; “This Haywond for his proverbs and epigrams is not yet put down by any of our country, though one (Marginal note, M. Davies] doth indood come near him, that graces him the more in saying he puts him down." p. 41, ed. 1814. (In the same work we find, “ But, as my good friend M. Davies said of his epig ms that they were made, like doublets in Birchinlane, for every one whom they will serve,” &c., p. 133.) So too in Bastard's Chrestoleros, &c., 1598; “Heywood goes downe, saith Dauis, sikerly;

And downe he goes, I can it not deny:
But were I bappy, did not fortune frowne,
Were I in heart, I would sing Dauy downe."

Lib. ii. Bp. 15. "Ad Johannon Dauis. " If witt may make a poet, as I gesse,

Heywood with auncient poets may 1 [sic] compare.
But thou in word and deed hast made him lesse
In his owne wit : hauing yet learning spare.

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Tenth Worthy) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "tenth worthlie."-M8. “ten wortbies."

Which) So eds.-M8. “That." 1 An) so eds. A, B; and MS.--Ed. C " And." $ cut So M8.-Eds. "out." Il perfum'd] So eds. A, C; and Ms. -Ed. B“perfund." I hot) So eds.--MS. "sweete." ** like] So ed. A, and M8.-Eds. B, C, “as."

It then he doth this) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “when doth he his."-MS. "he doth all this."

!! yield] So eds.-M8, "muke."

$& dares) S0 MS.-Eds. "dare" (but compare the last line of this Bp.).

|| || swear] So eds.-MS. “say."

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As buckets are put down into a well,

Caius, his poor familiar friend * of late, Or as a school-boy putteth down his hose.* Bespaket him thus, “Sir, now you know not

me." “ 'Tis I likely, friend," quoth Priscus, "to be


For at this time myself I do not know."
Amongst the poets Dacus number'd is,
Yet could he never I make an English rhyme :
But some prose speeches I have heard of his,

IN BRUNUM. XXXII. Which have been spoken many an hundred s Brunus, which deems ş himself a fair || sweet time;

youth, The man that keeps the elephant hath one, Is nine and thirty years of age at least; Wherein he tells the wonders || of the beast; Yet was he never, to confess the truth, Another Banks pronounced long agone, T But a dry starveling when he was at best. When he his curtal's ** qualities express'd: This gull was sick to show his nightcap fine, He first taught him that keeps the monuments And his wrought pillow overspread with lawn; At Westminster, his formal tale to say,

But hath ** been well since his grief's cause hath And also him which tt puppets represents,

linett And also him which with the ape doth play. At Trollop's, by Saint Clement's Church, in It Though all his poetry be like to this,

pawn. Amongst if the poets Dacus $ $ number'd is.


When Priscus, rais'd from low to high estate,
Rode through the street in || || pompous jollity,

When Francus comes to solace with his whore,
He sends for rods, and strips himself stark

For his lust sleeps, and will not rise before,
By whipping of the wench, it be awakėd.99

I envy him not, but wish I|||| had the power
To make myself his wench but one half-bour.

Of speaking well why do we learn the skill,
Hoping thereby honour and wealth to gain ?
Sith IT railing Castor doth, by speaking ill,
Opinion of much wit, and gold obtain.

The goate doth hunt the grasse, the wolfe the goat,
The lyon hunts the wolfe, by proofe we see.
Heywood sang others downe, but thy sweete note,
Dauis, hath sang him downe, and I would thee.
Then be not mou'de, nor count it such a sinn,
To will in thee what thou hast donn in him."

Id. Lib. iii. Ep. 3.
Compare also Freeman's Rubbe and a great Cast, 1614;
“Heywood wrote Epigrams, so did Dauis ;

Reader, thou doubst [sic] vtrum horum mauis :
Bnt vnto mine, whose vaine is no better,
Thou wilt not subscribe Religetur (sic), ametur."

Sec. Part, Bp. 100.
* hose) i. e. breeches.
+ In Dacum) See note on Epigram xlv.
I could he never] So eds.-MS. "never could hee."

s many an hundred) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "many a,' &c. --MS. many thousand." Il wonders! So eds.-MS. “wonder."

agone) So eds. B, C; and MS. -Ed. A “agoe." ** curtal:] i. e. horse's (the word means properlydocked horse). So much may be found in various books concerning Banks and his wonderful horse, that any account of them is unnecessary here.

it which] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A “with." 11 Amongst] So eds.-MS. “

Amorge." $$ Darus) So eds. B, C; and MS.-Not in ed. A. Ill street in) Bo eds.-MS. "streetes with."

* Caius, his poor familiar friend) So eds.-MS. "Leaves his poore familier frends." | Bespake) So eds.-M8. "Bespeakes."

'Tis) So eds.-M8. "Its." § deems] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A, and MS. "tbinkos." Il fair] So eds.-MS. “fine." f nine and thirty) So MS., except that it has thirtith."-Eds. "thirtie nine." ** But hath) So eds.-MS." But he hath." #t line) i. e. lien, lain. 11 in) So eds.-MS. "at."

$$ the wenich, it be awaked] So eds.-MS. "his wench, it may be waked."

0 ] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "he."
11 Sith) i. e. Since.

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The gout it cures, and helps ill breaths for ever,

Whether the cause in teeth or stomach be; Septimius * lives, and is like garlic seen,

And though ill breaths were by it but con-
For though his head be white, his + blade is founded,

Yet that vile * medicine it doth far excel,
This old mad colt deserves a martyr's praise, Which by Sir Thomas More + hath been pro-
For he was burned in Queen Mary's days.

For this is thought a gentleman-like smell.

0, that I were one of these I mountebanks OF TOBACCO. XXXVI.

Which praise their oils and powders which they

sell !
Homer of Moly and Nepenthe I sings ;
Moly, the gods' most sovereign herb divine,

My customers would & give me coin with thanks ; Nepenthe, Helen's f drink, which || gladness I for this ware, forsooth,|| a tale would tell : brings,

Yet would I use none of these terms before; Heart's grief expels, and doth the wit | refine.

I would but say, that it the pox will cure;

But this our age another world bath found,

were enough, without discoursing more, From whence an herb of heavenly power is

All our brave gallants in the town t'allure.tt
Moly is not so sovereign for a wound,
Nor hath Nepenthe so great wonders wrought.
It is tobacco, whose sweet subtle ** fume

The hellish torment of the teeth doth ease,

Crassus bis lies fi are no $$ pernicious lies,
By drawing down tt and drying up the rheum,

But pleasant fictions, hurtful unto none
The mother and the purse of each disease ;

But to bimself; for no man counts him wise,
It is tobacco, which II doth cold expel,

To tell for truth that which for false is known. And clears th' obstructions of the arteries,

He swears that Gaunt |||| is three-score miles about, And surfeits threatening death digesteth $$ well,

And that the bridge at Paris on 11 the Seine Decocting all the stomach's crudities;

Is of such thickness, length, and breadth, through. It is tobacco, which || || bath power to clarify

out, The cloudy mists 19 before dim eyes appearing ; That six-score arches can it scarce sustain ; It is tobacco, which hath power to rarify

He swears he saw so great a dead man's scull
The thick gross humour which t++ dotlı stop the

At Canterbury digg'd out of the ground,
The wasting bectic, 111 and the quartan fever,
Which doth of physic make a mockery,

* vile) So MS. (where it is spelt "vild:" see note II, p. 68).-Not in eds.

Which by Sir Thomas More, &c.) The allusion is to
Septimius) So ed. B.-Ed. A, and Ms. "Septimus.'
--Ed. C "Septinius."

the following Epigramma of Sir T. More;
his) So eds.-MS. “the."

Medicina ad tollendos fætores anhelitus, provenientes a Nepenthe) So eds.-MS. (both here and afterwards in

cibis quibusdam." this Bp.) “Nepenthen."

“Sectile ne tetros porrum tibi spiret odores,
§ Helen's] Ed. A “Hekens."-Eds. B, C, “ Hauens."

Protenus a porro fac mihi cepe vores.
-MS. "helevs."

Denuo fætorem si vis depellere cepæ,
"Not that Nepenthes, which the wife of Thone

Hoc facile etñcient allia manga tibi.
In Egypt gave to Jove-born Helma," &c.

Spiritus at si post etiam gravis allia restat,
Milton's Comus, v. 675.

Aut nibil, aut tantum tollere merda potest." l which) Ed. A “with " (A inanifest mistake for

T. Mori Lucubrationes, &c., p. 261, ed. 1563. " which "). -Eds. B, C, most."-MS. "that."

these] So eds.-MS. "if .... the." wit) So MS.-Eds. “Wits."

$ would] So eds. -MS. "should." ** sublle) So MS.-Eds."substantiall."

11 forsooth) So eds.-MS. "so faire." 11 down) So eds. -MS. "up."

{ will] So eds.-MS.“ would.”' 11 which) So eds.-M8. “that."

** This) So eds. --MS. “It." $$ digesteth) So ods.-MS. “resistoth."

# All our brave gallants in the lowon t'allure) So eds. till which) So eds.-MS. “that."

MS." AU our English gallants to alure."
f mists] So ods. -MS. “mist."

11 Crassus his lics) i. e. Crassus's lies.
which . , . rarify) So eds. -MS. "that ... ratiffie." $$ no) So MS.--Eds. "not."
Att humour which) So eds. --MS. “ humors that."

| || Gaunt) i. e. Ghent. So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A
111 The vasting hectic, &c.) In MS. this quatrain stands “Caunt."
as the last but two of the epigram.

19 al Paris on) So ods. - M8. "in Paris ouer."

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As* would contain of wheat three bushels full; This * Orpheus to such hearers † giveth music,
And that in Kent are twenty yeomen found,

And Philo to such patients giveth physic.
Of which the poorest every year + dispends
Five thousand pound: these I and five thousand

mo &
So oft he hath recited || to his friends,
That I now himself persuades himself 'tis

IN FUSCUM. XXXIX. But why doth Crassus tell his tt lies so rife,

Fuscus is free, and I hath the world at will; Of bridges, towns, and things that have no life ? He is a lawyer, and doth well espy

Yet, in the course of life that he doth lead,

He's like a horse which, turning $ round a mill, That for such lies an action will not lie.

Doth always in the self-same circle tread:
First, he doth rise at ten; and at eleven
He goes || to Gill's, | where he doth eat till one;

Then sees a ** play till sis; and sups at seven;

And, after supper, straight to bed is gone;

And there till ten next day he doth remain; Philo, the lawyer, and the II fortune-teller, And then he dines; then sees tt a comedy; The school-master, the midwife, and the bawd, And then he sups, and goes II to bed again : The conjurer, the buyer and the seller

Thus round he runs $$ without variety, Of painting which with breathing will be thaw'd,

Save |||| that sometimes he comes not to the Doth practise physic; and his credit grows,

play, As doth the ballad-singer's auditory,

But falls into a whore-house by the way.
Which bath at Temple-Bar his standing chose,||||
And to the vulgar sings an ale-house story:
First stands 14 a porter; then an oyster-wife
Doth stint her cry, and stay *** her steps to hear

Then comes a cutpurse ready with a ttt knife,
And then a country client presses III near him; The smell-feast Afer 1 | travels to the Burse
There stands the constable, there stands the Twice every day, the flying news to hear;

Which, when he hath no money in his purse, And, listening to the song, heed $$$ not each To rich men's tables he doth ever +++ bear. other;

He tells how Groningen IIt is taken in $$$ There by the serjeant stands the debitor,|| || || By the brave conduct of illustrious Vere, And doth no more mistrust him than 111 his And how the Spanish forces Brest would win, brother :

But that they do victorious Norris fear.


A8) So M8.-Eds. “That.” + year] So eds.-M8. “ day." 1 pound: these] So eds.-MS. "pounds, yea." $ mo) i. e. more. || recited] So eds.-MS. “reported."

That) So eds.-MS. "As." ** 'tis) So eds.-MS. "its." It his] So eds.--MS. “those." 11 the lawyer, and the] So eds.-MS. the gentleman,


$$ midwife] So eds.-MS. "widdow."
|| || chose] So eds.--MS. "close."
S stands] So eds.-MS. “comes."
*** stay) So eds.---MS. “stayes.”
ttt a) So eds.-MS. “bis."
111 presses) S0 MS.-Eds. “passeth."

$$$ listening. heed] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “harkning ... mark"; and so MS., except that it has markes."

|| !! y debitor] So eds. B, C.- Ed. A, and MS. “debtor poore."

187 than) So eds.-Not in MS.

* This) So MS. –Eds. "Thus."

hearers] So ods.-MS. "eares."

Fuscus is free, and] So eds.--MS. “Fustus in free aide."

$ nchich, turning] So eds.-MS. “that turneth."
Il goe8] So eds.-MS. "gocth."

Gill's] Some ordinary. Ed. A, and MS. “Gilles."
Eds. B, C, “Gyis."

** Then sees a) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A Then sces he c." -MS. “Hee seeth."

tt dines; then seer] So eds. A, B.--Ed. C * dines, and 8c08."-M8. “dyneth and seeth."

11 sups, and goes] So eds.-MS. "suppeth and goeth."
$$ Thus .... runs) So eds.-MS. “80... runneth."
III Save So eds.--MS. “But."
19 Afer] So eds. B, C; and MS. -Ed. A “after."
*** Aying] So ed. A, and M8.-Eds. B, C, "dewa st."
Itt ever] So M$.-Eds. “often."

111 how Groningen) Eds. how Gronigen '-M8"that Groyninge."

$$$ taken in) i. e. taken (conquered).

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