IDENTILIN$$ F153HH1|Har|Huntington EL6893 (Bridgewater)|ff.110v-14v|mf T-LP
153.HH1.HE1 Obsequies /To y%5e%6 Lord Harrington, brother /to y%5e%6 Lady Lucy countesse of Bedford [110]
153.HH1.001 ffayre soule, w%5ch%6 was't, not only, as all soules bee,
153.HH1.002 then, when thou was't infused, harmonye,
153.HH1.003 but did'st continue soe; & nowe doe'st beare
153.HH1.004 a part, in Gods greate Organ, this whole sphere.
153.HH1.005 If, looking up to God, or downe to us,
153.HH1.006 thou finde y%5t%6 any way is p%Pvious
153.HH1.007 'twixt heav'en & earth, & y%5t%6 mens actions doe
153.HH1.008 come to y%5r%6 knowledge & affections too:
153.HH1.009 see, & w%5th%6 joy, mee, to y%5t%6 good degree
153.HH1.010 of goodnesse growne, y%5t%6 I can study thee,
153.HH1.011 & by those meditations refin'de,
153.HH1.012 can unaparrel & enlarge my minde,
153.HH1.013 & so can make, by this softe extasye,
153.HH1.014 this place a map of heav'en, my selfe, of thee.
153.HH1.015 Thou see'st me heere at midnight, now all rest
153.HH1.016 tymes dead=lowe water, when all mindes devest
153.HH1.017 to=morrowes businesse, when y%5e%6 laborers have
153.HH1.018 such rest in bed, y%5t%6 theire last, churchyard, grave
153.HH1.019 subject to chaunge, will scarse be a type of this.
153.HH1.020 Nowe, when y%5e%6 clyent, whose last hearing is
153.HH1.021 to=morrowe, sleepes|:| when y%5e%6 condemned man
153.HH1.022 (whoe when he ope's his eyes must shut them than
153.HH1.023 againe by death) allthough sad watche hee keepe,
153.HH1.024 doth practise dijng by a little sleepe.
153.HH1.025 Thou, y%5t%6 at midnight see'st me, & (assoone [110v]
153.HH1.026 as y%5t%6 sunne rises to mee) midnight's noone
153.HH1.027 all y%5e%6 world growes transparant, & I see
153.HH1.028 through all, both state & church, in seeing thee:
153.HH1.029 & I discerne by favour of this light,
153.HH1.030 my selfe, y%5e%6 hardest object of y%5e%6 sight.
153.HH1.031 God is y%5e%6 glasse, as thou, when thou doe'st see
153.HH1.032 him w%5ch%6 sees all, see'st all concerning thee,
153.HH1.033 so, yet unglorify'de, I comprehend
153.HH1.034 all, in those mirrors of thy way and end.
153.HH1.035 Though God bee truly o%5r%6 glasse through w%5ch%6 we see
153.HH1.036 all, seince y%5e%6 being of all thinges is hee,
153.HH1.037 yet are y%5e%6 trunkes (w%5ch%6 doe to us derive
153.HH1.038 thinges in p%Pportion fitt by p%Pspective)
153.HH1.039 deeds of good men: for, by theire being heere,
153.HH1.040 virtues, indeed remote, seeme to be neere.
153.HH1.041 But where can I affirme? or where arest
153.HH1.042 my thoughts on his deeds? w%5ch%6 shall I call best?
153.HH1.043 ffor fluide virtue cannot be look'd on,
153.HH1.044 nor can endure a contemplation:
153.HH1.045 As bodyes chaunge, & as I doe not weare
153.HH1.046 those spirits, humors, blood, I did last yeare;
153.HH1.047 & as, if on a streame I fixe mine eye,
153.HH1.048 y%5t%6 drop, on w%5ch%6 I look'd, is presently
153.HH1.049 push'd w%5th%6 more waters from my sight & gone,
153.HH1.050 so in this sea of virtues can no one
153.HH1.051 b'insisted on: virtues, as rivers, passe [111]
153.HH1.052 yet still remaines y%5t%6 virtuos man there was.
153.HH1.053 And, as, if man feed on mans flesh, & soe
153.HH1.054 part of his body to another owe,
153.HH1.055 yet at y%5e%6 last two p%Pfect bodyes ryse
153.HH1.056 because God knowes where every atome lyes;
153.HH1.057 so, if one knowledge were made of all those
153.HH1.058 who knewe his minutes well, he might dispose
153.HH1.059 his virtues into names & rankes|!| but I
153.HH1.060 should injure Nature, Virtue & Desteny
153.HH1.061 should I divide, & discontinue soe
153.HH1.062 Virtue, w%5ch%6 did in one intirenesse growe.
153.HH1.063 ffor, as hee, y%5t%6 would say spirits are fram'd
153.HH1.064 of all y%5e%6 purest parts y%5t%6 can be nam'd,
153.HH1.065 honours not spirits, halfe so much, as hee
153.HH1.066 who sayes they have no parts but simple bee,
153.HH1.067 so if of Virtue; ffor, a point, & One
153.HH1.068 are much entirer, than a Million.
153.HH1.069 And had ffate meant t'have had his virtues told
153.HH1.070 it would have let him live to have beene old:
153.HH1.071 so then, y%5t%6 virtue, in season, & then This,
153.HH1.072 wee might have seene, & sayde. y%5t%6, nowe he is
153.HH1.073 witty, nowe wise, nowe Temp%Pate, nowe Iust.
153.HH1.074 In good short life, Virtues are fayne to thrust
153.HH1.075 &, to be sure, betymes to get a place,
153.HH1.076 when they would exercise, lacke roome & space:
153.HH1.077 So was it in this p%Pson, forc'd to bee, [111v]
153.HH1.078 for lacke of tyme, his owne Epitome;
153.HH1.079 so to exhibit in fewe yeares asmuch
153.HH1.080 as all y%5e%6 long=breth't chronicles can touch.
153.HH1.081 As, when an Angel, downe from heav'n doth fly
153.HH1.082 o%5r%6 quicke thought cannot keepe him company;
153.HH1.083 wee cannot thinke, nowe hee's at y%5e%6 sunne
153.HH1.084 nowe through y%5e%6 Moone, nowe hee through th'ayre doth runne|:|
153.HH1.085 yet when hees come, wee knowe he did repayre
153.HH1.086 to all, twixt heav'n & earth, sunne, moone & ayre:
153.HH1.087 And, as this Angel, in an instant, knowes;
153.HH1.088 & yet, wee knowe, this suddaine knowledge growes
153.HH1.089 by quick amassing severall formes of thinges,
153.HH1.090 w%5ch%6 he successively to order bringes,
153.HH1.091 when they, whose slow=pac'd lame thoughts cannot goe
153.HH1.092 so fast as hee, thinke y%5t%6 hee doth not soe:
153.HH1.093 Iust as a p%Pfect reader doth not dwell
153.HH1.094 on every syllable, nor stay to spell,
153.HH1.095 yet w%5th%6out doubt, he doth distinctly see
153.HH1.096 & lay together every A & B,
153.HH1.097 so, in short liv'd good men is not under|s|tood
153.HH1.098 each severall virtue, but y%5e%6 compound good.
153.HH1.099 ffor they all virtues paths in y%5t%6 pace treade
153.HH1.100 as Angels knowe & goe, & as men reade.
153.HH1.101 O why should then these men, these lu%Mps of balme
153.HH1.102 sent hither this** worlds tempests to becalme,
153.HH1.103 before by deeds they are diffus'd & spread
153.HH1.104 & soe make us alive, themselves be dead? [112]
153.HH1.105 O soule O circle, why soe quicklye bee
153.HH1.106 thy ends, thy byrthe thy death, closd up in thee?
153.HH1.107 since one foote of thy compasse still was plac'd
153.HH1.108 in heav'n, th'other might, securely, have pac'd
153.HH1.109 in y%5e%6 most large extent, through every path
153.HH1.110 w%5ch%6 y%5e%6 whole worlde, or man, y%5e%6 abridgment, hath.
153.HH1.111 Thou know'st y%5t%6 though y%5e%6 tropicke circles have
153.HH1.112 (yea & those small ones w%5ch%6 y%5e%6 Poles engrave)
153.HH1.113 all, y%5e%6 same roundnesse, evenesse, & all
153.HH1.114 y%5e%6 endlessnesse of th'ae%Lquinoctiall,
153.HH1.115 yet, when wee come to measur'd distances,
153.HH1.116 howe heere, howe there, y%5e%6 sunne affe|c|ted is,
153.HH1.117 where he dothe fayntly worke, & where p%Pvayle;
153.HH1.118 only greate circles then can be our scale;
153.HH1.119 so, though thy circle, to thy selfe, expresse
153.HH1.120 all, tending to thy endlesse happynese;
153.HH1.121 & wee, by o%5r%6 good use of it, may trye
153.HH1.122 both howe to live well younge & howe to dye;
153.HH1.123 yet since wee must be olde, & age endures
153.HH1.124 his torrid zone, at court, and calentures
153.HH1.125 of hot ambitions; irrelegio|u|s ice,
153.HH1.126 Zeales agues, & hydroptiq; avarice|:|
153.HH1.127 infirmityes, w%5ch%6 neede the scale of truthe,
153.HH1.128 as well as lust, & ignorance of youthe:
153.HH1.129 why did'st thou not for these give medcine too?
153.HH1.130 &, by thy doing, set us what to doe? [112v]
153.HH1.131 Though, as small pocket=clocks, whose every wheele
153.HH1.132 doth each mismotion & distemp%P feele,
153.HH1.133 whose hand gets shaking pallseys, & whose string
153.HH1.134 his sinues slackens, & whose soule, y%5e%6 spring
153.HH1.135 expires, or languishes, whose pulse, y%5e%6 flye
153.HH1.136 either beates not o*>or beates unevenly,
153.HH1.137 whose voyce, y%5e%6 bell, doth rattle or growe dumbe,
153.HH1.138 or idle, as men whoe to theire last how'res come;
153.HH1.139 If these clocks be not wound, or be woond still,
153.HH1.140 or be not set, or set at every will;
153.HH1.141 so youths wayes be easie'st to distructio%An
153.HH1.142 if then wee followe all or followe none:
153.HH1.143 Yet as in greate clocks ,>(w%5ch%6 in steeples chime
153.HH1.144 plac'd, to informe whole townes, t'imploy their tyme)
153.HH1.145 an error doth more harme, be%Aing generall,
153.HH1.146 when small clockes faultes only'on y%5e%6 wearer fall,
153.HH1.147 so worke y%5e%6 faults of age, on w%5ch%6 y%5e%6 eye
153.HH1.148 of children, servants, or y%5e%6 state relye.
153.HH1.149 Why would'st not thou then, y%5t%6 had'st such a soule,
153.HH1.150 a clocke so true as might y%5e%6 sunne controule?
153.HH1.151 & dayly had'st, from him whoe gave it thee,
153.HH1.152 instructions, such as never yet could bee
153.HH1.153 disordr'ed, stay heere, as a generall
153.HH1.154 & greate=sunne Diall, to have sett us all?
153.HH1.155 Oh why would'st thou be any instrument
153.HH1.156 to this unnat'rall course? or why consent [113]
153.HH1.157 to this, not miracle, but, Prodigye,
153.HH1.158 y%5t%6, wheras ebbs longer than flowings bee,
153.HH1.159 virtue whose flood did w%5th%6 thy youth beginne
153.HH1.160 should, so much faster, ebbe out than flowe in?
153.HH1.161 Though her flood were blowne in by y%5e%6 first br****>*reath[M:breath]
153.HH1.162 all is, at once, sunke, in y%5e%6 whirpoole, death|:|
153.HH1.163 w%5ch%6 worde I would not name, but y%5t%6 I see
153.HH1.164 death, else a desert, growne a court by thee:
153.HH1.165 Nowe I am sure y%5t%6 if a man would have
153.HH1.166 good company his entry is his grave:
153.HH1.167 Meethinkes all cityes nowe but ant=hills bee,
153.HH1.168 where, when y%5e%6 sev'erall laborers I see,
153.HH1.169 for children, house p%Pvision, taking paine
153.HH1.170 th'are all but ants carry'ng egs, strawe, or graine;
153.HH1.171 & churchyardes are o%5r%6 cityes, unto w%5ch%6
153.HH1.172 y%5e%6 most repayre y%5t%6 are, in goodnesse, riche;
153.HH1.173 There is y%5e%6 best concurse & confluence,
153.HH1.174 there are y%5e%6 holy suburbes, & from thence
153.HH1.175 beginns Gods city, newe Ierusalem
153.HH1.176 whoe doth extend her walls & gates to them.
153.HH1.177 At y%5t%6 Gate then, triumphant soule, doste thou
153.HH1.178 beginne thy triumph: But since lawes allowe
153.HH1.179 y%5t%6 at y%5e%6 triumph day y%5e%6 people may,
153.HH1.180 all y%5t%6 they will, gainst the triumpher, say:
153.HH1.181 let mee heere use y%5t%6 freedome & expresse
153.HH1.182 my greife, though not to make thy triumph lesse. [113v]
153.HH1.183 By lawe, to triumphe, none admitted bee
153.HH1.184 till they, as Magistrates, get victorye:
153.HH1.185 though then, to thy force, all youths force did yeild,
153.HH1.186 yet, till fit tyme had brought thee to y%5e%6 feilde,
153.HH1.187 (to w%5ch%6, thy ranke in this state, destyn'd thee,
153.HH1.188 y%5t%6 theire thy counsayles might get victorye,
153.HH1.189 & so, in y%5t%6 capacity, remove
153.HH1.190 all jealousy twixt prince & subjects love)
153.HH1.191 thou couldst no title to this triumphe have:
153.HH1.192 thou did'st intrude on death, usurp'dst a grave;
153.HH1.193 What (though victoriously) th'adst fought? as yet
153.HH1.194 but w%5th%6 thyne owne affections, w%5th%6 y%5e%6 heate
153.HH1.195 of youths desires; & cold'st of ignorance:
153.HH1.196 but, till, successfully, thou shouldst advance
153.HH1.197 thyne armes gainst forreine enemyes, w%5ch%6 are
153.HH1.198 both envy & acclamations popular
153.HH1.199 (for both these engines, equally defeat,
153.HH1.200 though by a diverse mine, those y%5t%6 be great)
153.HH1.201 Till then thy warre was but a civill warre,
153.HH1.202 for w%5ch%6, to triumph, none admitted are:
153.HH1.203 Noe more are they whoe (though w%5th%6 good successe)
153.HH1.204 in a defensive warre theire power expresse.
153.HH1.205 Before men triumph y%5e%6 dominion
153.HH1.206 must be enlarg'd, & not p%5r%6serv'd alone:
153.HH1.207 Why should'st thou then, whose battayles were to \winne
153.HH1.208 thy selfe from those straights nature put thee in
153.HH1.209 & to deliver up to God, y%5t%6 state, [114]
153.HH1.210 of w%5ch%6 he gave thee y%5e%6 vicariate,
153.HH1.211 w%5ch%6 is thy soule and body, as intire
153.HH1.212 as he, whoe takes endeavours, doth require;
153.HH1.213 but didst not stay t'inlarge his kingdome too
153.HH1.214 by making others, what thou didst, to doe.
153.HH1.215 why should'st thou triumph nowe, when heav'n no \more
153.HH1.216 hath got, by getting thee, then 'thad before?
153.HH1.217 ffor heav'n & thou ev'n when thou livedst heere
153.HH1.218 of one another in possession were.
153.HH1.219 But this, from triumph, most disables thee
153.HH1.220 y%5t%6, y%5t%6 place w%5ch%6 is conquered, must bee
153.HH1.221 least safe, from p%5r%6sent warre, & likely doubt
153.HH1.222 of im%Minent com%Motions to breake out:
153.HH1.223 And hath hee left us soe? or can it bee
153.HH1.224 his territorye was no more than hee?
153.HH1.225 Noe, wee are all his charge; the Dioces,
153.HH1.226 Of ev*'**emplar%>>evr'exemplar< man, y%5e%6 whole world is:
153.HH1.227 & he was joyned in com%Mission
153.HH1.228 w%5th%6 tutelar Angells sent to evry one
153.HH1.229 But though theire freedome to oprayde & chyde
153.HH1.230 him, who triumph'd, were lawfull, it was ty'de
153.HH1.231 w%5th%6 this, y%5t%6 it might never refrence have
153.HH1.232 unto y%5e%6 |S|enate, whoe, y%5e%6 triumph gave:
153.HH1.233 men might, at Pompey, jest, but they might not
153.HH1.234 at y%5t%6 authoritie by w%5ch%6 he got
153.HH1.235 leave to triumph, before by age hee might
153.HH1.236 so, though (triumphant soule) I dare to write, [114v]
153.HH1.237 mov'd w%5th%6 a reverentiall anger, thus
153.HH1.238 y%5t%6 thou so early wouldst abandon us:
153.HH1.239 yet am I farre from daring to dispute
153.HH1.240 w%5th%6 y%5t%6 greate soveraigne, whose absolute
153.HH1.241 p%5r%6rogative hath thus dispenc'd w%5th%6 thee
153.HH1.242 'gainst Natures lawes: w%5ch%6, just impugners, bee
153.HH1.243 of earthly triumphs: And I, (though w%5th%6 paine)
153.HH1.244 lessen o%5r%6 losse to magnify thy gaine
153.HH1.245 of triumph; when I say it was more fitt
153.HH1.246 y%5t%6 all men should lacke thee than thou lacke it.
153.HH1.247 Though then, in o%5r%6 tymes, bee not suffered
153.HH1.248 y%5t%6 testimony of love, unto y%5e%6 dead
153.HH1.249 to dye w%5th%6 them & in theire graves be* hid
153.HH1.250 as saxon wives & french soldurij, did.
153.HH1.251 And though in no degree I can expresse
153.HH1.252 greife, in great Allexanders great excesse,
153.HH1.253 whoe, at his freinds death, made whole townes devest
153.HH1.254 theire walls & bullwarkes y%5t%6 became them best,
153.HH1.255 Doe not, fayre soule, this sacrifice refuse
153.HH1.256 y%5t%6 in thy grave I doe interre my Muse
153.HH1.257 whoe by my greife, great, as thy worth, being cast
153.HH1.258 behind hand, yet hath spoke, & spoke her last.
153.HH1.SS om
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