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Thyself shall rest in peace;
Thy friend shall joy thy fate;
And I shall joy thy state.
May seem perchance but vain,
Than bow a friend to gain.
To teach to find a friend;
Is all that I intend.
And find my counsel true,
Finis. My Lucke is Losse. *"
Art. XIII. Foure Paradores of Arte, Lawe, Warre,
and Service. By Tho. Scott. 1602.
[CONTINUED PROM 2. 381, VOL. IIL]
" Omnis est misera servitus."
“But staie:- rest thee, Muse, and rest thee, Mind;
I now bave found the jewell which I sought;
The sanctuary of the hopefull thought; :
• No. III. Beginning “ Not stayed state, but feeble stay,” is printed in « Ellis's Specimens.”
Whe Who list to draw himselfe from publick throng,
And to converse with men of more regard;
Or seeks himselfe from envious tongues to ward:
Let him repaire to courte, and in the court,
Like ivy, cleave unto some great man's side,
And with his spreading arnis and shadow wide
Of publike malice, or close-creeping hate;
His verdant moysture and exalted state;
This rarely-heire of bountie in the great;
Than him whose brain the learned Sisters heat; Because the man, that's only great in show, Dreads other men his ignorance should know.
This makes the childe of forture, to reveale
His thoughts to drudging boors and shallow fools;
From those that are not enemies to schools:
The honest servant seeks t'amend his lord,
But the base slave doth fearfully afford
A jeering flattery, with count'nance bleak To every word; and therefore is regarded, When truth is with suspect and hate rewarded.
Base flattery, and double diligence,
That thrust their fingers into every place; That carry tales and give intelligence
Of all that may their fellows' faith disgrace: These are employ'd, these come and go, at pleasure, Have what they ask, and ask without all measure.
He that can these, shall thrive; and may in time
Purchase large lordships with ill-gotten wealth;
Ill fare that gentry so purloyn'd with stealth!
And doth perswade his lord, that his whole care
Is, like a trusty servant, for the best;
For at his death all shall to him be left ::
But when the trusty servant stands aloof,
Forewarning these events, with modestie;
Of other's craft and close hypocrise ;
Fond youth! who dedicates thy precious hours
To do him service, that neglects thy merit;
Fond youthl that bind'st thy selfe to be a slave
O why should I aim all my thoughts to please
One like myselfe; or to subject my soul Unto the unrespective rule of these,
That only know how others to controul ? So asses suffer, asses spur and ride them; So camels kneel, whilst boudmen do bestride them.
But man that is free-born, not born a beast,
Should freely bear him selfe, and freely love Where reason doth induce hin; or at least
Where sympathy of liking equal move : So I could love and fear, obey and serve Him, that I see doth see what I deserve.
For what avails it me to know so much,
If other will no notice take thereof? Or cannot well discerne me to be such
As I do know myselfe, and yet will scoff At that they understand not, and suppose, Not smelling, there's no sweetness in a rose.
What boots it me, to climb the starry tower,
And fetch from thence all secrets that remain Within that everlasting blissful bower,
If I had none to tell them to again? The soul would glut herselfe with Heaven, I know, If she might not her joyes to others show.
It is a crown unto a gentle breast,
T' impart the pleasure of his Aowing mind (Whose spritely motion never taketh rest)
To one whose bosom he doth open find: So wise Prometheus, stealing heavenly fire In stones, the soul of knowledge did inspire.
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O how I (least in knowledge and in art)
Admire and love an understanding spirit!
Wishing his fortunes equal to his mcrit.
Cum omnis est misera servitus, tum vero intolerabile est servire impuro, impudico, effeminato, insulso.
ART. XIV. The Rewarde of Wickednesse, discours
ing the sundrye monstrous abuses of wicked and ungodly Worldelings: in such sort set downe and written, as the same have been dyversely practised in the persones of Popes, Harlois, proude Princes, Tyrauntes, Romish Lyshoppes, and others. With a lively description of their severall falles destruction. Verye profitable for all sorte of estates to reade and looke upon. Newly compiled by Richard Robinson, servaunt in householde to the right honorable Earle of Shrewsbury. A dreame mosi pitiful, and to be dreaded.
“Of thinges that be straunge
Who loveth to reede,
His fancie to feede."
Impr. in Paules Churchyard by Will. Williamson.
410. no date.
Bibl. Pearsoniana gives the name of the printer as above: but the copy I have seen, has it not. The