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008.C01.0HE Elegia i
008.C01.001 Not y%5t%6 in color it was like thy haire,
008.C01.002 for armlettes of y%5t%6 thou mayest let me weare:
008.C01.003 nor y%5t%6 thy hande it %Yafte%Z>ofte< embrac'd & kist,
008.C01.004 for soe it had y%5t%6 good w%5ch%6 ofte I mist;
008.C01.005 Nor for y%5t%6 sillie ould mor*alitie,
008.C01.006 That as those linkes are tyde o%5r%6 loue should bee
008.C01.007 %Y********%Z>Mourne*to#appeare< great enimies,
008.C01.016 To Com%Mfort my soule when I lye, or ryse*
008.C01.017 Shall these twelue Innocentes, by thy seuere
008.C01.018 Senten*e, dread Iudge, my sinnes great burden beare?
008.C01.019 Shall they be damd, & in y%5t%6 fornace throwne,?
008.C01.020 And punnished for offences not there owne?
008.C01.021 They saue not me, they doe not ease my paynes
008.C01.022 When in y%5t%6 hell theire burnd, & tyde in Chaynes.
008.C01.023 Were they but Crounes in ffrance, I cared not
008.C01.024 ffor most of those, theire naturall Cuntry rott
008.C01.025 I thinke possesseth, they %YCume%Z>come< here to vs
008.C01.026 Soe payle, so lame, soe leane, so ruinous.
008.C01.027 {And housoerer ffrench kinges most Christain be
008.C01.028 {There Crounes are Circumsized most Iewishlie
008.C01.029 Or were the spanish stampes still traueling,
008.C01.030 That are become as catholicke as, there king;
008.C01.031 Those vnlickd beare whelpes vnfild'>vnfiled< pistoletes,
008.C01.032 W%5ch%6 more then Cannon shott auayles or lettes.
008.C01.033 W%5ch%6 negligently lefte vnrownded, looke
008.C01.034 Like *any angl'd figures in the booke
008.C01.035 Of some great Coniurer, that would inforce
008.C01.036 Nature, as these doe iustice from her Course,
008.C01.037 That as the soule, quicken head feete & harte,
008.C01.038 As streames, like waynes, runne through th'earths euerie p%Pte,
008.C01.039 Visite all Countries, & haue slylie made
008.C01.040 Georgeous ffrance ragged, ruind, & decayd,
008.C01.041 Scotland w%5ch%6 knew noe state, proud in one day,
008.C01.042 And mangled seuenteene headed Belgia:
008.C01.043 Or were it such gould, as y%5t%6 where w%5th%6 all,
008.C01.044 Almightie Chimmicks from each Minerall. [CW:Hauinge]
008.C01.045 Hauinge by subtill fier a soule out puld>>pull'd<<, [1v]
008.C01.046 Are durtely & desperately guld,
008.C01.047 I would not spite to quench the fier therein,
008.C01.048 ffor they are guiltie of much haynous sinne:
008.C01.049 But shall my harmelesse Angelles perish? shall
008.C01.050 I loose my guard, my life, my ease, my all?
008.C01.051 Much hope, y%5t%6 they should nourish will be dead,
008.C01.052 Much of my able youth, & lustie head:
008.C01.053 Will van%Mish; if thou loue let them alone,
008.C01.054 ffor thou wilt loue me lesse, when they are gone.
008.C01.055 Oh be content y%5t%6 som%Me loud squeaking crier,
008.C01.056 Well pleas'd with one leane threedbare grote for hier,
008.C01.057 May like a Diuell Roare through euerie streete
008.C01.058 And gall the finderes Conscience if they meete,
008.C01.059 Or let me creepe to som%Me dread Coniurer
008.C01.060 That w%5th%6 fantastique sceames>steames#or#sceames.#fullfills< %Yfulfills%Z much paper
008.C01.061 That hath deuided heauen in %Yten%M*ets,%Ztenementes
008.C01.062 And w%5th%6 whores, theafes, & murdererers, %Ystufe#his#rents,%Z>stuft#his#rentes,<
008.C01.063 So full, y%5t%6 though' he passe them all in sinne
008.C01.064 They leaue him self noe roome to enter in,
008.C01.065 And if when all his arte & tyme are spente
008.C01.066 he say twill neare be found, oh be contente
008.C01.067 Receaue from him the doome vngrudginly,
008.C01.068 Because he is the mouth of Desteny,
008.C01.069 Then sayest alas the gould doth still remayne
008.C01.070 Though it be Changd' and put into a Chayne,
008.C01.071 So in the first fallen Angells, %Yre**eth%Z>resteth< still
008.C01.072 Wisdom & kn>uanguishe< as her only sonn,
008.C01.081 The mother in the hungry graue doth lay,
008.C01.082 Vnto the fier these martires I betray,
008.C01.083 good soules, for you, giue life to every thing,
008.C01.084 good angells, for good messages you bring,
008.C01.085 Destind' you might haue beene to such a one,
008.C01.086 As would haue lou'd[var:>loued,<] & worshipt you alone,
008.C01.087 On that would suffer hunger, nakednesse
008.C01.088 Yea death, eare he would make your number lesse. [CW:om]
008.C01.089 But I guiltie of yo%5r%6 sadd decay [2r]
008.C01.090 may yo%5r%6 few fellowes longer w%5th%6 me stay
008.C01.091 but oh thou wretched finder whom I hate
008.C01.092 so much that I almoste pittie thy state.
008.C01.093 Gould being the heuiest mettall amongst all
008.C01.094 may my most heuie Cursse vpon thee fall.
008.C01.095 here fettred, manacld' & tyde in chaynes
008.C01.096 first mayst thou be then chaynd' to hellish paynes:
008.C01.097 Or be w%5th%6 forraine gould bribd to betray
008.C01.098 Thy cuntrey & fayle both of y%5t%6 & thy pay.
008.C01.099 may the next thing thou stoopst to reach, contayne
008.C01.100 poyson, whose nimble fume rott thy moyst brayne
008.C01.101 Or libells, or som%Me interdicted thinge,
008.C01.102 W%5ch%6 negligently kept, thy ruine bring,
008.C01.103 Lust bredd deseases rott thee & dwell w%5th%6 thee,
008.C01.104 Itchy desyre, & noe abylitie,
008.C01.105 May all the ill w%5ch%6 euer gould hath wrought,
008.C01.106 all mischefes, w%5ch%6 all deuills euer thought,
008.C01.107 want after plentie, poore & %Ygowty%Z>gowtie< age
008.C01.108 The plunges of trauailers, loue, mariage
008.C01.109 Afflict thee, and at thy lives last moment
008.C01.110 may thy swolne sinnes themselues to thee p%Psent.
008.C01.111 but I forgiue, repent then honest man,
008.C01.112 gould is restoratiue, restore it then
008.C01.113 but yf from it thou beest loth to departe
008.C01.114 because tis cordiall would tweare at thy harte.
008.C01.0SS I.D.
008.C01.0$$ %1No ind.; Ll. 27-28 end in scribal brace; vertical gap left
betw. Ll. 91 & 92%2
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