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ANOTHER OF THE SAME

The praise of meaner wits this work like profit brings, As doth the cuckoo’s song delight when Philumema sings. If […]

ON THE CARDS AND DICE

Before the sixth day of the next new year, Strange wonders in this kingdom shall appear: Four kings shall be […]

AN EPITAPH

UPON THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR PHILIP SIDNEY, KNIGHT, LORD GOVERNOR OF FLUSHING To praise thy life or wail thy worthy […]

Like to a hermit

Like to a hermit poor in place obscure I mean to spend my days of endless doubt, To wail such […]

On the Life of Man

What is our life? a play of passion, Our mirth the musicke of division, Our mothers wombes the tyring houses […]

The Lie

Go, soul, the body’s guest, Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy […]

PILGRIM TO PILGRIM

As you came from the holy land Of Walsinghame, Met you not with my true love By the way as […]

TO THE TRANSLATOR OF LUCAN

Had Lucan hid the truth to please the time, He had been too unworthy of thy pen, Who never sought, […]

The Silent Lover

i Passions are liken’d best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affection […]

EVEN SUCH IS TIME

Even such is time, that takes on trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but […]

Like truthless dreams

Like truthless dreams, so are my joys expired, And past return are all my dandled days; My love misled, and […]

A Farewell to False Love

Farewell, false love, the oracle of lies, A mortal foe and enemy to rest, An envious boy, from whom all […]