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THE WORLDS VANITIE.*
ONE day, whiles that my daylie cares did sleepe,
Of things exceeding reach of common reason;
1 Geason, rare.
2 Throghly, thoroughly. Empassion, move.
"Of the Visions of the World's Vanity we have nothing more to say than that they are tolerable exemplifications of their subject.". Retrospective Review.
Such as they were (faire Ladie) take in worth,
That when time serves may bring things better forth.
In summers day, when Phoebus fairly shone,
I saw a Bull as white as driven snowe,
That he all wallowed in the weedes downe beaten,
And all his plenteous pasture nought him pleased:
Beside the fruitfull shore of muddie Nile,
The least of thousands which on earth abide,
The greisly gates of his devouring hell,
1 Embowed, bowed, bent.
2 Brize, a gadfly.
III. 7.— Tedula.] This is probably the bird called Trochilos by Herodotus, which, as he says, enters the mouth of the crocodile, and eats the leeches which are found clinging to its jaws.