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ocean so much] So eds. B, C.-Ed, A "oceans so much."- MS. "ocean much."

**thot] Eds. "the."-MS. "yo.”— "-The original manuscript, in all probability, had "yt" (that).

+ which lately] So eds.-MS. "that is of late." I do] So eds.-MS. " doth."

8 gain three for one] In our author's days, it was a common practice for persons, before setting out on their travels, to deposit a sum of money, on condition of receiving large interest for it at their return: if they never returned, the deposit was forfeited. Innumerable allusions to "putters out occur in the works published during the reigns of Elizabeth and James. and] So eds.-MS. "or."


Publius, a student at the Common-Law,
Oft leaves his books,† and, for his recreation,
To Paris-garden § doth himself withdraw;
Where he is ravish'd with such delectation,
As down amongst the bears and dogs he goes;
Where, whilst he skipping cries, "To head,**
to head,"

His satin doublet and his velvet hose++
Are all with spittle from above be-spread:
Then is he like his §§ father's country hall,||||
Stinking of ¶¶ dogs, and muted *** all with

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To Paris-garden] i. e. to the bear garden on the Bankside, Southwark.-So eds. A, B.-Ed. C "To Parishgarden."-MS. "The Parish garden."

4s] 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." tt hose] i. e. breeches.

1 Then is he] So MS.-Eds. "When he is."

§§ his] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "a"

hall] So ed. A; and MS.-Eds. B, C, "shall."

¶¶ of] So MS.-Eds. "with."

*** muted] i.e. dunged.

ttt too on him this filth doth fall] So eds. -MS. “doth such filth vpon him fall."

:: Which] So eds. -MS. "That."

§§§ sports] So eds. B, C ; and MS.-Ed. A "spots." books] So eds.-MS "booke."

¶¶¶ forsakes] So eds. B, C; and MS.-Ed. A "forsake." **** Leaving] So eds.-MS. "And leaues."

tttt Ployden] i.e. Plowden.

:: Sacarson] So eds.-MS. "Sakerstone." - Harry Hunkes and Sacarson were two bears at Paris-Garden: the latter was the more famous, and is mentioned by Shakespeare in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 1, sc. 1. $$$$ Sylla, seem'st forthwith] So eds.-MS. "seemst forthwith, Sella."

14 hold'st] So MS.-Eds. "holdes" (and "holds'). ¶¶¶¶ swear'st] So MS.-Eds. " sweres."

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.


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

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 gull'd people he be more esteem'd
For his long cloak or [for] his great black feather
By which each gull is now a gallant deem'd;
Or of a journey he deliberates

To Paris-garden,† 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.


Why dost thou, Marcus, in thy misery

Rail and blaspheme, and call the heavens unkind?
The heavens do owe § no kindness unto thee,
Thou hast 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 ‡ 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 known than he;
So are the camels and the western hog,
And so is Lepidus his printed dog: ¶
Why doth not Ponticus their fames envỳ?


See, yonder melancholy gentleman,

Which, hood-wink'd with his hat, alone doth 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;

oft, 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 Epigram 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 silent 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 Epigrams are not in MS. this] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "hig."

§ do owe) So eds. B, C.-Ed. A “draw.”

* States] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "starres."
+ Paris-garden] See note §, p. 363, sec. col.
envies] So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "ensues."

§ my] So eds. B, C.-Not in ed. A. Banks his horse] i. e. Banks's horse: see note **, p. 360, first col.

Lepidus his printed dog] i. e. Lepidus's printed dog. So eds. B, C.-Ed. A "Lepidus hie printed dogge." The following 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-page to Harington's Orlando Furioso, 1591, is a representation of Bungey (see too the Annotations on Book xli of that poem); and hence 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 unto me herein is meant a flout.
Hate makes thee blind, Momus: I dare be sworn,
He meant to me his love, to thee his scorn.
Put on thy envious spectacles, and see
Whom doth he scorn therein, the dog or me?
The dog 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 only fed my pleasure, not my purse:

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.
Ile 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


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. have "J. D.'


I LOVE thee not for sacred chastity,-
Who loves for that?-nor for thy sprightly wit;
I love thee not for thy sweet modesty,
Which makes thee in perfection's throne to sit;
I love thee not for thy enchanting eye,
Thy beauty[s] ravishing perfection;
I love thee not for unchaste luxury,+
Nor for thy body's fair proportion;

I love thee not for that my soul doth dance
And leap with pleasure, when those lips of thine
Give musical and graceful utterance

To some (by thee made happy) poet's line;
I love thee not for voice or slender small : +

But wilt thou know wherefore? fair sweet, for all.

Faith, wench, I cannot court thy sprightly eyes,
With the base-viol plac'd between my thighs;
I cannot lisp, nor to some fiddle sing,
Nor run upon a high-stretch'd minikin;
I cannot whine in puling elegies,
Entombing Cupid with sad obsequies;

I am not fashion'd for these amorous times,
To court thy beauty with lascivious rhymes;
I cannot dally, caper, dance, and sing,
Oiling my saint with supple sonnetting;

* Ignoto] This copy of verses is found only in ed. A. luxury] i. e. lust.

small] i. e., I suppose, of the waist.

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Sweet wench, I love thee: yet I will not sue,
Or shew my love as musky courtiers do;
I'll not carouse a health to honour thee,
In this same bezzling‡ drunken courtesy,
And, when all's quaff'd, eat up my bousing-
glass, §

In glory that I am thy servile ass;
Nor will I wear a rotten Bourbon lock,
As some sworn peasant to a female smock.
Well-featur'd lass, thou know'st I love thee dear:
Yet for thy sake I will not bore mine ear,
To hang thy dirty silken shoe-tires there;
Nor for thy love will I once gnash a brick,
Or some pied colours in my bonnet stick:
But, by the chaps of hell, to do thee good,
I'll freely spend my thrice-decocted blood.

* buss] i. e. kiss.

cock] A very old corruption of the sacred name. This is proved by the equally common expressions, "Cock's passion," "Cock's body," &c.

bezzling] i. e. tippling, sotting.

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


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