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Needes must he all eternitie survive,
That can to other give eternall dayes:
Thy dayes therefore are endles, and thy prayse
And, after thee, gins Bartas hie to rayse
FATE OF THE BUTTERFLIE.
BY ED. SP.
DEDICATED TO THE MOST FAIRE AND
THE LADIE CAREY.
Imprinted for William Ponfonbie,
dwelling in Paules Churchyard
at the figne of the
THE RIGHT WORTHY AND VERTUOUS LADIE;
THE LA: CAREY.
ROST brave and bountifull La: for so excellent favours as I have received at your sweet handes, to offer these fewe leaves, as in recompence, should be as to offer flowers to the Gods for their divine benefites. Therefore I have determined to give my selfe wholy to you, as quite abandoned from my selfe, and absolutely vowed to your services: which in all right is ever held for full recompence of debt or damage, to have the person yeelded. My person I wot wel how little worth it is. But the faithfull minde and humble zeale which I beare unto your La: may perhaps be more of price, as may please you to account and use the poore service therof; which taketh glory to advance your excellent partes and noble vertues, and to spend it selfe in honouring you: not so much for your great bounty to my self, which yet may not be unminded; nor for name or kindreds sake by you vouchsafed, being also regardable; as for that honorable name, which yee have by your brave deserts purchast to your self, and spred in the mouths of al men with which I have also presumed to grace my verses, and under your name to commend to the world this small Poëme, the which beseeching your La to take in worth, and of all things therein according to your wonted graciousnes to make a milde construction, I humbly pray for your happines.
Your La ever humbly;
SING of deadly dolorous debate,
Betwixt two mightie ones of great estate,
The roote whereof and tragicall effect,
Of all the race of silver-winged Flies