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Every one that flatters thee

If to women he be bent, Is no friend in misery:

They have him at commandement; Words are easy, like the wind ;

But if fortune once do frown, Faithful friends are hard to find :

Then farewell his great renown; Every man will be thy friend,

They that fawn'd on him before, Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend ;

Use his company no more. But if store of crowns be scant,

He that is thy friend indeed, No man will supply thy want.

He will help thee in thy need ; If that one be prodigal,

If thou sorrow, he will weep; Bountiful they will him call :

If thou wake, he cannot sleep: And with such-like flattering,

Thus of every grief in heart Pity but he were a king.

He with thee doth bear a part. If he be addict to vice,

These are certain signs to know Quickly him they will entice;

Faithful friend from flattering foe.




Love's Martyr, or Rosalin's Complaint, 1601.)

Here the anthem doth commence :-
Love and constancy is dead ;
Phenix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from hence.

So they lov'd, as love in twain
Had the essence but in one ;
Two distincts, division none :
Number there in love was slain.

LET the bird of loudest lay,“
On the sole Arabian tree,
Herald sad and trumpet be,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.
But thou shrieking harbinger,
Foul pre-currer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near !
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
That defunctive music can,
Be the death-divining swan,
Lest the requiem lack his right.
And thou, treble-dated crow,
That thy sable gender mak'st
With the breath thou giv'st and tak'st,
'Mongst our mourners shalt thou go.

Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance, and no space was seen
'Twixt the turtle and his queen :
But in them it were a wonder.

So between them love did shine,
That the turtle saw his right
Flaming in the phenix' sight;
Either was the other's mine.

Property was thus appalld,
That the self was not the same
Single nature's ? double name
Neither two nor one was call’d.

a Let the bird of loudest lay,-) “In 1601 a book was published, entitled • Loves Martyr, or Rosalins Complaint, Allegorically shadowing the Truth of Love, in the constant Fate of the Phænix and Turtle. A Poem enterlaced with much Varietie and Rantie; now first translated out of the venerable Italian Torquato Cæliano by Robert Chester. With the true Legend of famous King Arthur, the last of the nine Worthies; being the first Essay of a new British Poet: collected out of diverse authentical Records.

" "To these are added some new Compositions of several modern Writers, whose names are subscribed to their several Workes; upon the first Subject, viz. the Phænix and Turtle.'

“ Among these new compositions is the following poem, subscribed with our poet's name. The second title prefixed to these verses, is yet more full. Hereafter follow diverse Poetical Essaies on the former Subject, viz. the Turtle and Phænix. Done by the best and chiefest of our modern Writers, with their Names subscribed to their particular Workes. Never before extant.

" And now first consecrated by them all generally to the Love and Merit of the true-noble knight, Sir John Salisburie.'

“The principal writers associated with Shakspeare in this collection are Ben Jonson, Marston, and Chapman. The above very particular account of these verses leaves us, I think, no room to doubt of the genuineness of this little poem."-MALONE.

b Augur of the fever's end,-) Compare, “A Midsummer Night's Dream," Act V. Sc. 2, –

"Now the wasted brands do glow,

Whilst the scritch-owl, scritching loud,
Puts the wretch that lies in woe,

In remembrance of a shroud."
That defunctive music can,-) That funereal music knows.
d But in them--] Except in them.

e Property was thus appalld,-) “Property" means here propriely. The sense of fitness was appallid.

f Single nature's double name) This may be right, though we have sometimes thought the genuine reading was,

" Single natures, double name," &c.

Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together;
To theniselves yet either-neither,
Simple were so well compounded ;

That it cried, How true a twain Seemeth this concordant one ! Love bath reason, reason none, If what parts can so remain.

THRENOS. Beauty, truth, and rarity, Grace in all simplicity, Here enclos'd in cinders lie. Death is now the phænix' nest; And the turtle's loyal breast To eternity doth rest, Leaving no posterity 'T was not their infirmity, It was married chastity. Truth may seem, but cannot be ; Beauty, brag, but 't is not she; Truth and beauty buried be. To this urn let those repair That are either true or fair; For these dead birds sigh a prayer.

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ABATE, to blunt, ii. 575.
Abated, subdued, depressed, iii. 164.
Abhominable, antiquated spelling of abominable, i. 83.
Abide, to pay the penalty, iii. 435.
Abide, sojourn, iii. 227.
Abjects, things thrown away as worthless, iii. 445.
Able, to qualify, iii. 103.
Aboding, foreboding, ii. 449.
Abram Cupid, i. 173.
Abridgment, pastime, i. 375, iii. 354.
Abroad, disbursed, expended, ii. 737.
Absey-book, A, B, C, book, catechism, i. 288.
Absolute, complete, iii. 530.
Abuse, delusion, deception, ii. 632.
Aby, to pay dear for, i. 364.
Accidence, i. 688.
Accite, to summon, ii. 598.
Accordingly, conformably, proportionately, ii. 26.
Accost, approach, i. 705.
Account of, to value, to appreciate, i. 11.
Ache (a noun), pronounced ache, and forming a riddle with

the letter H, i. 721, iii. 570.
Ache (a verb), pronounced ake, iii. 14.
Acknown, known, iii. 680.
Acquaintance, amity, iii. 773.
Across, to break, a tilt-yard technical, i. 732, ii. 17.
Acture, action, iii. 786.
Adamant, loadstone, i. 353.
Adam Bel, the Archer, i. 741.
Adam, old, a serjeant, i. 136.
Addiction, inclination, iji. 666.
Additions, qualities, titles, characteristics, ii. 22, iii. 266, 340.
Address, to prepare, to make ready, i. 60, 376, 412, 609, 671,

ii. 169, iii. 434, 754.
Admittance, vogue, fashion, i. 658, 688.
Advice, consideration, representation, i. 431, ii. 76.
Advised, assured, aware, persuaded, i. 299, 574, 648, 727.
Affect, to lore, i. 58.
Affect the letter, to use alliteration, i. 72.
Affection, affectation, imagination, i. 82, ii. 249, iii. 201.
Affectioned, affected, ii. 249.
Affeer, to assess, or confirm, iii. 505.
Affined, bound, iii. 648, 669.
Affray, to frighten, i. 194.
Affront, to confront, to encounter, iii. 358.
Affy, betroth, ii. 374.
Affy, to confide, iii. 598.
After-supper, a rere-supper, a second supper i. 385
Against the hair, against the grain, iii. 266.
Aglet-baby, a diminutive figure carved on a jewel, 1. 237,

575, 714.
Agnize, to acknowledge, iil. 658.
Agood, in good earnest, i. 85.
Aim, to guess, to surmise, i. 20, 21, iii. 653.
Aim ! cry aim ! to encourage, i. 39.
Aim, to give, to direct, i. 39, 130.
Ajax, a jakes, i. 93.
Albany, an ancient name for Scotland, iii. 57
Alder-liefest, all-dearest, dearest of all, ii. 342.
Ales, rustic festivities, i. 43.
A'life, as life, iii. 234.
All at once, a trite phrase, ii. 65, 440.
Alliterative examples, i. 386.
Allons ! let us go, i. 81, 84.
Allow, to approve, iii. 80, 757.
Allowed, licensed, i. 92.
Allowing, allowed, lawful, iii. 202.
All-thing, every way, iii. 490.

Alms-drink, a portion of liquor drunk to relieve a com-

panion, iii. 549.
Althea's dream, i. 586.
Amazing, confounding, appalling, i. 453, 685.
Ames-ace, both aces, ii. 22.
Amiss, a fault, iii. 765, 783.
Amort, dejected, i. 262.
Anchor, an anchorite, iii. 363.
Ancient, ensign, an ensign-bearer, i. 549, 590, i.. 648.
Andrew, a name for a ship, i. 394.
Angel, ancient, i. 277.
Angerly, angrily, i. 7.
Anthropophagi, Scythian savages, cannibals, iii. 709.
Ape-bearer, an instructor and exhibitor of apes, iii. 254.
Appaid, pleased, satisfied, iii, 747.
Apparent, nearest, iii. 202.
Apparent, manifest, iii. 426.
Apparitor, an officer of the spiritual court, i. 67.
Apperil, danger, peril, ii. 467.
Apple-John, i. 588.
Apply, to ply, i. 232.
Apprehension, conceit, sarcasm, ii. 301
Approbation, proof, ii. 67, 716.
Approve, lo justify, to confirm, i. 417, iii. 330.
Araise, to raise, to upraise, ii. 17.
Argosy, a large vessel, i. 247, 394.
Argument, conversation, i. 714.
Arm-gaunt, iii. 537.
Aroint ! begone! avaunt! iii. 474.
A-row, one after another, successively, i. 143.
Arras, chamber-hangings, iii. 402.
Arrive, to arrive at, iii. 415.
Arthur's Show, Sir Dagonet in, i. 628.
Articulate, to enter into articles, iii. 140.
Articulated, circumslantially drawn out, i. 554.
Artificial, ingenious, i. 364.
Artist, a scholar, iii. 270.
Aspersion, sprinkling, iii. 35.
Assinego, an ass, iii. 278.
Assured, afianced, i. 131, 298.
Astonished, thunderstruck, iii. 755, 773.
Astringer, a falconer, ii. 56.
At friend, on terms of friendship, iii. 244.
Atomies, mites, i. 168.
Atomies, atoms, ii. 150, 156.
Atone, to reconcile, i. 450, ii. 716.
Attasked, taxed, charged, iii. 71.
Attorney, advocate, pleader, iii. 725.
Aunts, wenches, iii. 227.
Awful, authorised, lawful, i. 604.
Awful men, men of worth and authority, i. 28.
Awkward, distorted, contrary, ii. 80, 367.
BACCARE, stand back, i. 242.
Baffled, treated with ignominy, i. 450.
Baldrick, a belt, i. 699.
Bale, injury, iii. 129.
Balked, ridged, heaped up, i. 510.
Balk logic, to dispute, to wrangle, i. 233.
Baliow, a pole or staff, iii. 104.
Ban, to curse, iii. 725.
Banbury cheese, a thin cheese, i. 641.
Band, a bond, i. 136, iii. 653.
Ban-dog, perhaps a dog chained or banded, ii. 849
Bankes's horse, i. 100.
Banquet, a dessert, i. 270.
Barbason, a fend, i. 658, ii. 74.
Barbed, caparisoned, iii. 514.
Barbers' forfeits, ii. 638

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