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No sooner is a ship at sea surpris'd,

But straight he learns the


and doth
disclose it;

Publius, a * student at the Common-Law,
No sooner hath the Turk a plot devis'd

Oft leaves his books,t and, for his I recreation,
To conquer Christendom, but straight he knows

To Paris-garden & doth himself withdraw;

Where he is ravish'd with such delectation,
Fair-written in a scroll he hath thet names

As|| down amongst the bears and dogs he goes ; Of all the widows which I the plague hath Where, I whilst he skipping cries, "To head, ** made;

to bead,"
And persons, times, and places, still he frames His satin doublet and his velvet hose tt
To every tale, the better to persuade.

Are all with spittle from above be-spread :
We call him Fame, for that the wide-mouth

Then is he II like his $8 father's country hal1,|||| slave

Stinking of 911 dogs, and muted *** all with Will eat as fast as he will utter lies;

hawks; For Fame is said an hundred mouths to have, And rightly too on him this filth doth fall,+++ And he eats more than would five-score suffice, Which III for such filthy sports $$$ his books ||||||

forsakes, 1991 Leaving old Ployden, tttt Dyer, and

Brooke alone,

To see old Harry Hunkes and Sacarson. ****
By lawful mart, and by unlawful stealth,
Paulus, & in spite || of envy, fortunate,
Derives out of the ocean so much wealth,

As he may well maintain a lord's estate:

When I this proposition had defended,
But on the land a little gulf there is,

A coward cannot be an honest man,"
Wberein he drowneth all that ** wealth of Thou, Sylla, seem'st forth with $55$ to be offended,

And hold'st || | |||l the contrary, and swear'st 1711

he can.

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* a) So MS. ---Not in eds.

books] So eds.-M8. “ booke."
Lycus, which lately tt is to Venice gone,

I his] So eds.--Not in MS.
Shall, if he do 11 return, gain three for one :$$

$ To Paris-garden] i. e. to the bear garden on the

Bankside, Southwark.--8o eds. A, B.--Ed. C To ParishBut, ten to one, his knowledge and |||| his wit

garden."--MS. “The Parish garden." Will not be better'd or increas'd a whit.

|| AR] So eds.-MS. “That."

Where) So eds. B, C; and MS. -Ed. A “were."

** To head) So eds. A, B; and MS. --Ed. C "head." * No sooner kath the Turk a plot devird

it hoxe) i. e. breeches.
To conquer Christendom, but straight he knows it] So 1: Then is he] So MS. -Eds. “When he is."
MS. -These two lines are omitted in eds.

$8 his] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "a"
the) So ed. A, and MS.-Not in eds. B, C.

III hall] So ed. A ; and M8.-Eds. B, C, “shall." which) Bo eds.--MS. "that."

96 of] So MS. - Eds. “ with." $ Paulus) So eds. B, C. — Ed. A. "Paules." — MS.

muted) i.e. dunged. * Palus."

71 too on kim this filth doth fall] So eds.—MS. "doth 11 spite] So eds.-MS. "fight."

such filth vpon him fall."
ocean 80 much] So ede, B, C.-Ed, A oceans 80 11: Which] So eds. -MS. “That."
muck."--MS. "ocean much."

$$$ sport&] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "spots."
** thot] Eds. "the."--MS. "yo.”—The original madu I books] So eds.—MS “ booke."
script, in all probability, had "ye" (that).

1" forsaker] So eds. B, C; and MS.-- Ed. A "forsake." 11 which lately) So eds. --MS. " that is of late."

**** Laving) So eds. – MS. “And leaues." 1: do] So ods. ----MS. "doth."

tilt Ployden) i.e. Plowden. 88 gain three for ons] In our author's days, it was a 1:11 Sacarson) So eds. -MS. “Sakerstone." – Harry common practice for persons, beforu setting out on their Hunkes and Sacarson were two bears at Paris-Garden : travels, to deposit & sum of money, on condition of the latter was the more famous, and is mentioned by receiving largo interest for it at their retum : if they Shakespeare in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 1, sc. 1. never returned, the deposit was forfeited. Innumerable $813 Sylla, seem's forthwith] So eds.--MS. “seemst allusions to "putters out" occur in the works published forthwith, Sella." during the reigus of Elizabeth and James.

11:30 hold'st) So MS.-Eds. “holdes" (and "holds'). lll and) So eds.-MS. "or."

115 swear'st) So MS. –Eds.“ sweros.'


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But, when I tell thee that he will forsake
His dearest friend in peril of his life,
Thou then art chang'd, and say'st thou didst

And so we end our argument and strife :

Yet I think oft, and think * I think aright,
Thy argument argues thou wilt not fight.

Nor what great town in all the Netherlands
The States* determine to besiege this spring,
Nor how the Scottish policy now stands,
Nor what becomes of the Irish mutining.
But he doth seriously bethink him whether
Of the gullid people he be more esteem'd
For his long cloak or (for) his great black feather
By which each gull is now a gallant deemid;
Or of a journey he deliberates
To Paris-garden,t Cock-pit, or the play ;
Or how to steal a dog he meditates,
Or what he shall unto his mistress say.
Yet with these thoughts he thinks himself

most fit
To be of counsel with a king for wit.


Dacust, with some good colour and pretence, Terms bis love's beauty "silent eloquence;" For she doth lay more colours on her face Than ever Tully us'd his I speech to grace.



Why dost thou, Marcus, in thy misery
Rail and blaspheme, and call the heavens unkind?
The heavens do owe g no kindness unto thee,
Thou bast the heavens so little in thy mind;

For in thy life thou never usest prayer
But at primero, to encounter fair.

Peace, idle Muse, have done! for it is time,
Since lousy Ponticus envies I my fame,
And swears the better sort are much to blame
To make me so well known for my $ ill rhyme.
Yet Banks his horsell is better knowo thau he;
So are the camels and the western hog,
And so is Lepidus his printed dog : 1
Why doth not Ponticus their fames envý?

See, yonder melancholy gentleman,
Which, hood-wink'd with his hat, alone dotb sit!
Think what he thinks, and tell me, if you can,
What great affairs trouble his little wit.
He thinks not of the war 'twixt France and

Whether it be for Europe's good or ill,
Nor whether the Empire can itself maintain
Against the Turkish power encroaching still ;

* States) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "startes."
Paris-garden) See note 8, p. 363, sec. col.

envies] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “ ensues." s my] So eds. B, C.-Not in ed. A.

|| Banks his horse) i. e. Banks's horse : so note", p. 360, first col.

Lepidus his printed dog) i e. Lepidus's printed dog. So eds. B, C.-Ed. A Lepidus hie printed donge" The fullowing epigram by Sir John Harington determines that he is the Lepidus of this passage and that his favourite dog Bungey is the "printed dog." in a compartment of the engraved title-pago to Harington's Oriando Furioso, 1591, is a representation of Bungey (nce too the Annotations on Book xli of that poem); and hance he is termed by Davies the " printed dog."

Against Momus, in praise of his dog Bungey. “Because a witty writer of this time

Doth make some mention in a pleasant rime
Of Lepidus and of his famous dog,
Thon, Momus, that dost love to scoffe and cog,
Prat'st amongst base companions, and giv'st out
That upto me herein is mount a flout.
Hate makes thee blind, Momus: I dare be gworn,
He meant to me his love, to thee his scorn.
Put on thy envious spectacles, and see
Whom dnth he scorn theroin, the dog or me?
The dng is grac'd, compared with great Banks,
Both beasts right famous for their pretty pranks ;
Although in this I grant the dog was worse,
He oudy fod my pleasure, pot my purse :

* ofl, and think] So eds.-MS."and I thinke."

Dacus, &c.] I am sorry to believe that by Dacus (who is spoken of with great contempt in Epirram xxx) our author means Samuel Daniel; but the following lines in that very pleasing writers Complaint of Rosamond (which was first printed in 1592) certainly would seem to be alluded to here;

“Ah, beauty, syren, faire enchanting good,
Sweet sitent rhetorique of perswading eyes,
Dumb eloquence, whose power doth moue the blood
More then the words or wisedome of the wise," &c.

P. 39,--Daniel's Certaine Small Workes, &c. 1611. This and the three next Bpigrams are not in MS.

his] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A " hig." s do owe) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "draw."

Besides, this Muse of mine and the black feather
Grew both together fresh * in estimation ;

Yet that same dog, I may say this and boast it,
He found my purse with gold when I have (had) lost it.
Now for myself: some fooles (like thee) may judge
That at the name of Lepidus I grudge:
No, sure; so far I think it from disgrace,
I wisht it cleare to me and to my race.
Lepus or Lepos, I in both have part;
That in my name I beare, this in mine heart.
But, Momus, I perswade myself that no man
Will deigne thee such a name, English or Roman.

lle wage a but of sack, the best in Bristo,
Who cals me Lepid, I will call him Tristo."

Epigrams, Book iii. Ep. 21, ed. folio. fresh] So eds. A, B.-Not in ed. C.

And both, grown stale, were cast away together:
What fame is this that scarce lasts out a fashion !
Only this last in credit doth remain,
That from henceforth each bastard cast-forth

rhyme, Which doth but savour of a libel vein, Shall call me father, and be thought my crime;

So dull, and with so little sense endu'd,
Is my gross-headed judge, the multitude. *

the multitude) After these words eds. bave “J. D.'

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) thee

I LOVE thee not for sacred chastity,

I cannot cross my arms, or sigh "Ay me,
Who loves for that? —nor for thy sprightly wit; Ay me, forlorn !" egregious foppery!
I love thee not for thy sweet modesty,

I cannot buss* thy fill, play with thy hair, Which makes thee in perfection's throne to sit; Swearing by Jove, “thou art most debonair !" I love thee not for thy enchanting eye,

Not I, by cock!+ but [I] shall tell thee Thy beauty[s] ravishing perfection;

roundly, I love thee not for unchaste luxury,t

Hark in thine ear,—zounds, I can ( Nor for thy body's fair proportion;

Boundly. I love thee not for that my soul doth dance And leap with pleasure, when those lips of thine Sweet wench, I love thee: yet I will not sue, Give musical and graceful utterance

Or shew my love as musky courtiers do; To some (by thee made happy) poet's line; I'll not carouse a health to honour thee, I love thee not for voice or slender small : In this same bezzling # drunken courtesy, But wilt thou know wherefore ? fair sweet, for And, when all's quaff'd, eat up my bousingall.


In glory that I am thy servile ass ;
Faith, wench, I cannot court thy sprightly eyes, Nor will I wear a rotten Bourbon lock,
With the base-viol plac'd between my thighs; As some sworn peasant to a female smock.
I cannot lisp, nor to some fiddle sing,

Well-featur'd lass, thou know'st I love thee dear: Nor run upon a high-stretch'd minikin;

Yet for thy sake I will not bore mine ear, I cannot whine in puling elegies,

To hang thy dirty silken shoe-tires there; Entombing Cupid with sad obsequies ;

Nor for thy love will I once gnash a brick, I am not fashion'd for these amorous times, Or some pied colours in my bonnet stick: To court thy beauty with lascivious rhymes; But, by the chaps of hell, to do thee good, I cannot dally, caper, dance, and sing,

l'll freely spend my thrice-decocted blood. Oiling my saint with supple sonnetting;

* buss) i. e. kiss.

† cock) A very old corruption of the sacred game. This

is proved by the equally common expressions, "Cock's * Ignoto] This copy of verses is found only in ed. A. passion," "Cock's body," &c. | luxury) i. e. lust.

I bezeling) i. e. tippling, sotting. 1 small] i. e., I suppose, of the waist.

§ bousing-glass) i. e. drinking-glass.

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