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Alme was the day, and through the trem
Sweete breathing Zephyrus did softly play
Through discontent of my long fruitlesse stay
Against the Brydale day, which is not long :
From those high Towers, this noble Lord issuing,
Like Radiant Hesper when his golden hayre
Aboue the rest were goodly to bee seene
That like the twins of loue they seem'd in sight, Which decke the Bauldricke of the Heauens bright.
They two forth pacing to the Riuers side, Receiued those two faire Brides, their Loues delight,
Which at th'appointed tyde,
Against their Brydale day, which is not long:
To the right worshipfull my singular good Frend,
Hey, he,pping like a poker-on
Of this worldes stage, doest note, with critique
The sharpe dislikes of each condition;
Ne fawnest for the fauour of the great,
Of faulty men, which daunger to thee threat:
Like a great lord of peerelesse liberty;
For Life, and Death, is in thy doomefull
So thy renowme liues euer by endighting. Dublin, this xviij. of July, 1586.
Your deuoted frend during life,
Prefixed to Nennio, or A Treatise of
Ho so wil seeke by right deserts t'attaine, | And, when thou doost with equall insight see
And not by painted shewes and titles vaine,
The ods twixt both, of both them deem aright,
Upon the Historie of George Castriot, alias Scanderbeg, king of the Epirots, translated into English.
7 Herefore doth vaine antiquitie so vaunt | Their huge Pyramids, which do heauen threat.
And old Heroes, which their world did daunt
Who, rapt with wonder of their famous praise,
Matchable to the greatest of those great;
And meriting a meere triumphant seate.
Prefixed to The Commonwealth and Government of
TV antique Bubel, Empresse of the East,
"He antique Babel, Empresse of the East, | Yet shewing by their heapes how great they
And second Babell, tyrant of the West,
And buried now in their own ashes ly,
But in their place doth now a third appeare, Fayre Venice, flower of the last worlds delight And next to them in beauty draweth neare, But farre exceedes in policie of right.
Yet not so fayre her buildinges to behold As Lewkenors stile that hath her beautie told EDM. SPENCER.
OF EPIGRAMS AND SONNETS
A THEATRE wherein be repre
fented as wel the miferies & calamities that follow the voluptuous Worldlings, As alfo the greate ioyes and plefures which the faithfull do enioy.
An Argument both profitable and
Deufed by S. Iohn van-
Seene and allowed according
Imprinted at London by