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No sooner is a ship at sea surpris'd,
IN PUBLIUM. XLIII.
Publius, a * student at the Common-Law,
Oft leaves his books,t and, for his I recreation,
To Paris-garden & doth himself withdraw;
Where he is ravish'd with such delectation,
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;
Are all with spittle from above be-spread :
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 $$$ his books ||||||
forsakes, 1991 Leaving old Ployden, tttt Dyer, and
To see old Harry Hunkes and Sacarson. ****
IN SYLLAM. XLIV.
When I this proposition had defended,
“A coward cannot be an honest man,"
And hold'st || | |||l the contrary, and swear'st 1711
* * * *
IN LYCUM. XLII.
* a) So MS. ---Not in eds.
books] So eds.-M8. “ booke."
I his] So eds.--Not in MS.
$ To Paris-garden] i. e. to the bear garden on the
Bankside, Southwark.--8o eds. A, B.--Ed. C “To ParishBut, ten to one, his knowledge and |||| his wit
garden."--MS. “The Parish garden." Will not be better'd or increas'd a whit.
|| AR] So eds.-MS. “That."
Where) So eds. B, C; and MS. -Ed. A “were."
** To head) So eds. A, B; and MS. --Ed. C "head." * No sooner kath the Turk a plot devird
it hoxe) i. e. breeches.
$8 his] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "a"
III hall] So ed. A ; and M8.-Eds. B, C, “shall." which) Bo eds.--MS. "that."
96 of] So MS. - Eds. “ with." $ Paulus) So eds. B, C. — Ed. A. "Paules." — MS.
muted) i.e. dunged. * Palus."
71 too on kim this filth doth fall] So eds.—MS. "doth 11 spite] So eds.-MS. "fight."
such filth vpon him fall."
$$$ sport&] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "spots."
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.'
But, when I tell thee that he will forsake
Yet I think oft, and think * I think aright,
Nor what great town in all the Netherlands
IN DACUM. XLV.
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.
AD MUSAM. XLVIII.
IN MARCUM. XLVI.
Why dost thou, Marcus, in thy misery
For in thy life thou never usest prayer
Peace, idle Muse, have done! for it is time,
MEDITATIONS OF A GULL. XLVII.
* States) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "startes."
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
* 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,
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
Yet that same dog, I may say this and boast it,
lle wage a but of sack, the best in Bristo,
Epigrams, Book iii. Ep. 21, ed. folio. fresh] So eds. A, B.-Not in ed. C.
And both, grown stale, were cast away together:
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,
• the multitude) After these words eds. bave “J. D.'
I LOVE thee not for sacred chastity,
I cannot cross my arms, or sigh "Ay me,
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 ;
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.