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14. TO WILLIAM CAMDEN.

Camden! most reverend head, to whom I owe.

15. ON COURT-WORM

All men are worms; but this no man. In silk.

16. TO BRAINHARDY

Hardy, thy brain is valiant, 'tis confest.

17. TO THE LEARNED CRITIC

May others fear, fly, and traduce thy name.

18. TO MY MERE ENGLISH CENSURER

To thee, my way in Epigrams seems new.

19. ON SIR COD THE PERFUMED

That Cod can get no widow, yet a knight.

20. TO THE SAME SIR COD

The

expense in odours is a most vain sin.

21. ON REFORMED GAMESTER

Lord, how is Gamester changed I his hair close cut.

22. ON MY FIRST DAUGHTER

Here lies, to each her parents ruth.

23. TO JOHN DONNE

Donne, the delight of Phoebus and each Muse.

24. TO THE PARLIAMENT

There's reason good, that you good laws should make.

25. ON SIR VOLUPTUOUS BEAST

While Beast instructs hiş fair and innocent wife.

6. ON THE SAME BEAST

Than his chaste wife though Beast now know no more.

27. ON ŞIR JOHN ROE

In place of scutcheon, that should deck thy hearse.

38. ON DON SURLY

Don Surly, to aspire the glorious name

29. TO SIR ANNUAL TILTER

Tilter, the most may admire thee, though not i.

30. TO PERSON GUILTY

Guilty, be wise ; and though thou know'st the crimes.

31. ON BANCK THE USURER

Banck feels

no lameness of his knotty gout

.

32. ON SIR JOHN ROE

What two brave perils of the private sword

33. TO THE SAME

I'll not offend thee with a vain tear more

34. OF DEATH

He that fears death, or mourns it, in the just.

35. TO KING JAMES

Who would not be thy' subject, James, i obey,

36. TO THE GHOST OF MARTIAL

Martial, thou gav'st far nobler Epigrams,

37. ON CHEVERIL THE LAWYER

No cause, no client fat, will Cheveril loose

38. TO PERSON GUILTY

Guilty, because I bado you late be'wisa.

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39. ON OLD COLT

For all night-sins, with others wives unknown

40. ON MARGARET RATCLIFFE.

Marble, weep, for thou dost cover.

41. ON GIPSY

Gipsy, new bawd, is turned physician.

42. ON GILES AND JOAN

Who that Giles and Joan at discord be ?

43. To ROBERT, EARL OF SALISBURY

What need hast thou of me, or of my

Muse.

44. Ox CHUFFE, BANCKS THE USURER'S KINSMAN

Chuffe, lately rich in name, in chattels, goods.

45. ON MY FIRST SON.

Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy.

46. To SIR LUCKLESS WOO-ALL

Is this the sir, who, some waste wife to win.

47. TO THE SAME

Sir Luckless, troth, for luck's sake pass by one.

48. ON MUNGRIL ESQUIRE.

His bought arms Mung' not liked ; for his first day.

49. TO PLAYWRIGHT

Playwright me reads, and still my verses damns.

50. To SIR COD

Leave, Cod, tobacco-like, burnt gums to take."

51. TO KING JAMES

That

we thy loss might know, and thou our love.

52. TO CENSORIOUS COURTLING

Courtling, I rather thou shouldst utterly.

53. TO OLD-END GATHERER

Long-gathering Old-end, I did fear thee wisa.

SA. ON CHEVERIL

Cheveril cries out my verses libels are.

55. TO FRANCIS BEAUMONT

How I do love thee, Beaumont, and thy Muse

56. ON POET-APR

Poor Poct-ape, that would be thought our chick.

57. ON BAWDS AND USURERS

If, as their ends, their fruits were so, the same.

58. TO GROOM IDIOT

Idiot, last night I prayed thee but forbear.

59. ON SPIES

Spies, you are lights in state, but of base stuff.

60. To WILLIAM, LORD MOUNTEAGLE

Lo, what my country should have done, have raised

61. TO FOOL, OR KNAVE

Thy praise or dispraise is to me aliko.

6. TO FINE LADY WOULD-BE

Fine Madam Would-be, wherefore should you fear.

69. TO ROBERT, EARL OF SALISBURY

Who can consider thy right courses run.

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64. TO THE SAME

Not glad, like those that have new hopes, or suits.

65. TO MY MUSE.

Away, and leave me, thou thing most abhorred

66. To SIR HENRY CARY

That neither fame nor love might wanting be.

67. TO THOMAS, EARL OF SUFFOLK

Since men have left to do praiseworthy things.

68. ON PLAYWRIGHT

Playwright, convict of public wrongs to men.

69. TO PERTINAX COB

Cob, thou no soldier, thief, nor fencer art.

70. To WILLIAM ROE

When Nature

bids us leave to live, 'tis late.

71. ON COURT PARROT

To pluck down mine, Poll sets up new wits stii.

72. TO COURTLING

I grieve not, Courtling, thou art started up.

73. TO FINE GRAND

What is't, Fine Grand, makes thee my friendship fly.

74. TO THOMAS, LORD EGERTON, CHANCELLOR

Whilst thy weighed judgments, Egerton, I hear.

75. ON LIPPE, THE TEACHER

I cannot think there's that antipathy.

76. ON LUCY, COUNTESS OF BEDFORD

This morning, timely rapt with holy fire.

77. TO ONE THAT DESIRED ME NOT TO NAME HIM.

Be safe, nor fear thyself so good a fame.

78. TO HORNET

Hornet, thou hast thy wifendrest for the stall.

79. TO ELIZABETH, COUNTESS OF RUTLAND

That Poets are far rarer births than kings.

80. ON LIFE AND DEATH

The ports of death are sins: of life good deeds.

81. TO PROULE THE PLAGIARY.

Forbear to tempt me, Proule, I will not show.

82. ON CASHIERED CAPTAIN SURLY.

Surly's old whore in her new silks doth swim.

83. TO A FRIEND

To put out the word where thou dost me woo.

84. To LUCY, COUNTESS OF BEDFORD

Madam, I told

you

late how I repented.

85. TO SIR HENRY GOODYERE

Goodyere, I'm glad, and grateful to report.

86. TO THE SAME

When I would know thee, Goodyere, my thought looks.

87. ON CAPTAIN HAZARD, THE CHEATER

Touched with the sin of false play in his peruque.

88. ON ENGLISH MONSIEUR

Would you believe when you this Monsieur see

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23. To EDWARD ALLEN

242

If Rome so great, and in her wisest age.

90. ON MILL, MY LADY'S WOMAN

243

When Mill first came to Court, the unprofiting fool.

91. To SIR HORACE VERE.

243

Which of thy names I take not only bears.

92. THE NEW CRY

243

Ere Cherries ripe, and strawberries be gone.

93. TO SIR JOHN RADCLIFFE

244

How, like a column, Radcliffe, left alone.

94. To LucY, COUNTESS OF BEDFORD, WITH MASTER DONNE'S SATIRES 244

Lucy, you brightness of our sphere, who are.

95. To SIR HENRY SAVILE

245

If, my religion safe, I durst embrace.

96. TO JOHN DONNE

Who shall doubt, Donne, whêr I a poet be

97. ON THE NEW MOTION

246

See you yon motion, not the old fa-ding.

98. To SIR JOHN ROE

246

Thou hast begun well, Roe, which stand well to.

99. TO THE SAME

247

That thou hast kept thy love, encreased thy will.

100. ON PLAYWRIGHT.

247

Playwright, by chance hearing some toys I'd writ.

101. INVITING A FRIEND TO SUPPER

247

To night, grave sır, both my poor house and I.

102. To WILLIAM, EARL OF PEMBROKE

248

I do but name thee, Pembroke, and I find.

103. TO MARY, LADY WROTH

How well, fair crown of your

fair

sex,

might he.

104. To SUSAN, COUNTESS of MONTGOMERY

248

Were they, that named you, prophets? Did they see.

105. TO MARY, LADY WROTH

249

Madam, had all antiquity been lost.

106. TO SIR EDWARD HERBERT.

If men get name for some one virtue, then.

107. To CAPTAIN HUNGRY .

249

Do what you come for, Captain, with your news.

108. TO TRUE SOLDIERS

250

Strength of my country, whilst I bring to view.

109. TO SIR HENRY Nevil.

250

Who now calls on thee, Nevil, is a muse.

IIO. TO CLEMENT EDMONDS ON HIS CÆSAR'S COMMENTARIES, OBSERVED
AND TRANSLATED

251

Not Cæsar's deeds, nor all his honours won.

III. TO THE SAME ON THE SAME

251

Who, Edmonds, reads thy book, and does not see.

112. TO A WEAK GAMESTER IN POETRY

251

With thy small stock why art thou venturing still

.

113. To SIR THOMAS OVERBURY .

252

So Phoebus make me worthy of his bays.

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