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* But I must over-go these passages,
“ How their high favours like as fig-trees are, And hasten on my way to overtake
That grow upon the sides of rocks; where they Mine ends, in sad and graver bus’nesses ;
Who reach their fruit, adventure must so far, Whereof I shall to you relation make.
As t' bazard their deep downfall and decay. And yet my zeal here forc'd me thus t' express Their grace not fix'd; but as a blazing star, - Elizabeth, for our Eliza's sake ;
Burns out the present matter, and away: Who grac'd the Muses, (which her times became): And how the world could too well witness bear,
“For they who give then comfort, must have fame.” That both their loves and hates like dang'rous were.” 23. And I must tell you now, when this great fight Thus he complains, and makes his home-retire ; Prix Of counter-passions bad been throughly try'd, All disappointed of his purposes. How in the end the victory did light
For hoping by this match to hold entire Upon Love's forces, as the stronger side ;
That lady, with her great alliances; And beat down those respects of benefit,
And have the king more firm to his desire, Of honour, greatness, strength, and all beside ; By managing of both their bus'nesses: And never granted rest nnto his strife,
He by this match (thus made without his mean) Till marriage rites had her confirm'd his wife. Comes barr’s from all those tying int'rests clean.
Which that place where he saw her first, saw done, Por well he knew that all his service past - Ere he remov'd bis foot-“For Love is still Was past; and would not be a future tie, toia In baste ; and (as a lord that rules alone)
To hold him in, unless that he could cast ***** Admits no counsellor in good nor ill.
To introduce some mere necessity
But such as smooth their ways, and sooth their will. And shut out all other concurrency:
Without which nor his greatness, nor his wits, (Be what it will) to praise a prince's choice? Could ward him from the king's unconstant fits. " Which was (indeed) in virtue, beauty, grace,
Which more perplex'd him, and in nearer sort, And (all but fortune) worthy of his bed ;
Than what France might by his embassage guess, And in that too, had he but liv'd the space,
Or England deem. But being arriv'd at court, T have seen her plenteous issue fully bred ; He draws a traverse 'twixt his grievances : That they might have collated strength and grace, Looks like the time-bis eye made not report On her weak side: which (scorn'd and maliced) Of what he felt within. Nor was he less Lay open undefenc'd, apt to b’undone
Than usually he was in ev'ry part; By proud usurping pow'r, when he was gore." Wore a clear face upon a cloudy heart. But now when fame of this home-chosen match Congratulates the queen-Commends the king Arriv'd in France, (for there it did arrive,
For his rare choice. Protesting her to be Ere they could bere attend to make dispatch Par beyond all the world beside could bring in Timpart the same to Warwick, or contrive To fit his liking: and that he did see a ke Some colour that in any sort might fetch The lady Bona was a peevish thing, dett a Him fairly off, and no dishonour give)
Sullen and proud; and would ia no degree
pa'dan The French king scorns such an indignity: And after having finish'd all the rite
The queen enrag'd, with extreme veh'mency He humbly craves dismission, that he might 10 DE Storms at her sister's and her own disgrace. Retire a while, t'attend the managing vise, nu The lady Bona takes most tenderly,
And setting of his country bus'ness right, bet pus To be so mock'd with hope of such a place. Whereby the better to attend the king, basse 3 And all blame Warwick, and his fraud condemn;
From whom be parts: and never seem'd more dear, 1, & Whilst he himself deceiv'd, suffers with them : More grac'd, nor yet himself of free'r cheer. be, s a And could not, by all means might be devis'd, First Warwick castle (that had seldom known - Untaste them of this violent disgust;
The master there) he visits; and from thence s' votes But that they still beld something lay disguis'd Goes t'other goodly manors of his own: Las Under this treaty. So that now he must
Where seen with joy, with love, with reverence; sited Bring home his reputation cauteris'd
(King of himself) be finds that there is shown an ihes fers With the idle mark of serving others' lust
The use of life, the true magnificence, is dones In frivolous employments; or be sent
T' enjoy his greatness: which at court in vain Fit pas Out of the way, to colour some intent.
Men toil for, and yet never do attain. " Which, to himself, made him with grief inveigh which his religious confessor (who best er erozen Against distemper'd kings ; who often are Could cast, with what a violent access
Ill warrants for their own affairs; and weigh This fever of ambition did molest
Their lasts more than their dignity by far: His still-sick mind) takes hold on, to address tist kerr And what a misery they bave, that sway
(Upon th' advantage of this little rest) Their great designs; what danger, and what care; Some lenitives, tallay the fi’riness And often must be forc'd (being at their becks) Of this disease; which (as a malady, To crack their reputation, or their necks.
Seiz'd in the spir'ts) hath seldom remedy,
And thus sets on him" See, my lord, how here Thus the good fatker, with an humble thought,
According to his quiet humour, soaght
And for those good advertisements you gave. " And now, my lord, I trust you will sit down, “ And truly, father, could I but get free, And rest you after all this passed thrall,
(Without b’ing rent) and hold my dignity; And be yourself, a prince within your own, That sheepcot, which in yonder vale you see, Without advent'ring any more at all
(Beset with groves, and those sweet springs bardh Your state in others' bottoms; having known I rather would my palace wish to be, The dangers that on mighty actors fall ;
Than any roof of proudest majesty. Since in the foot of your accounts, your gains But that I cannot do I have my part: Come short to make ev’n reck’ning with your pains. And I must live in one house with my heart. “ Enjoy now what you wrought for in this sort, “ I know that I am fix'd unto a spbere, (If great men's ends be to enjoy their ends) That is ordain'd to move-It is the place And know, the happi'st pow'r, the greatest port, My fate appoints me; and the region where Is only that which on itself depends.
I must, whatever happens, there embrace. Here have you state enongh, to be a court
Disturbance, travail, labour, hope, and fear, Unto yourself! here! where the world attends Are of that clime, engender'd in that place. On you, (not you on it) observed sole:
And action best (I see) becomes the best: You elsewhere but a part, are here the whole. The stars that have most glory, have no rest. “ The advantages of princes are, we see,
“ Besides, it were a coward's part to fly But things conceiv'd imaginarily:
Now from my hold, that hare held out so well; For ev'ry state of fortune, in degree,
It b'ing the station of my life, where I Some image hath of principality;
Am set to serve, and stand as centinel: Which they enjoy more natural and free,
And must of force make good the place, or die, Than can great pow'rs, chain'd with observancy, When Fate and Fortune (those great states) compe And with the fetters of respect still ty'd;
And then we lords in such case erer are, B'ing easier far to follow, than to guide.
As Peace can cut our throats as well as War:
Than any magha can, or sorceress,
Of heat and spirit, (which graceth mapliness) Men seem as if for stratagems address’d:
And makes us still false images adore :
In gross dull glutt'ny, vap'rous gormandise. “ And where fair hopes are laid, as ambushments, “ And therefore since I am the man I am, To intercept your life, and to betray
I must not give a foot, lest I give all. Your liberty to such entanglements,
Nor is this bird within my breast so tame, As you shall never more get clear away:
As to be fed at hand, and mock'd withal: Where both th' engagement of your own intents, I rather would my state were out of frame, And other reck’nings and accounts, shall lay Than my renown should come to get a fall. Such weights upon you, as you shall not part, No! no! th’ungrateful boy shall never think, Unless you break your credit, or your heart. That I, who him enlarg'd to pow'r, will shrink. “ Besides, as exiles ever from your homes, " What is our life without our dignity? You live perpetual in disturbancy;
Which oft we see comes less by living long. Contending, thrusting, shuffling for your rooms Whocver was there worth the memory, Of ease or honour, with impatiency;
And eminent indeed, but still dy'd young? Building your fortunes upon others' tombs, As if Worth had agreed with Destiny, (From Por other than your own posterity.
That Time, which rights them, should not do tha You see, courts few advance; many undo: Besides, old age doth give (by too long space) And those they do advance, they ruin too.
Our souls as many wrinkles as our face. “ And therefore now, my lord, since you are here, “ And as for my inheritance and state, Where you may have your rest with dignity; (Whatever happen) I will so provide Work that you may continue so: and clear That law shall, with what strength it hath, coller Yourself from out these streights of misery. The same on mime, and those to mine ally'd: Hold your estate and life as things more dear, Although I know she serves the present state, Tian to be thrown at an uncertainty.
And can undo again what she hath ty'd. 'T is time that you and England have a calm; But that we leave to him, who points out beirs; And time the olive stood above the palm.”
And howsoever yet the world is theirs.
, tosz Where they must work it out; as born to run And therefore I sincerely will report, iaları ia o ose fortunes, which as mighty families
First bow thy parts were fair convey'd within; is gaiet hus ever they could be) before have done.
How that brave mind was built, and in what sort "zan be tute or shall they gain by mine indignities,
All thy contexture of thy heart hath been: I earl beneho may without my courses be undone.
Which was so nobly fram'd, so well composid, zeal atre, tad whoso makes his state and life his ties
As Virtue hever had a fairer seat, reg lar sos do unwortbily, is born a slave;
Nor could be better lodg’d, nor more repos’d, pod adsenserad let him with that brand go to his grave.” Than in that goodly frame; where all things sweet,
And all things quiet, held a peaceful rest; ther, cedere would the rev'rend father have reply'd, Where passion did no sudden tumults raise, reati sad bw: That it were far more magnanimity,
That might disturb her-Nor was ever breast Dich e pe' endure, than to resist—That we are ty'd Contain'd so much, and made so little noise: res and abiems well to bear the inconveniency
That by thy silent modesty is found, Dy pala od strains of kings and states; as to abide
The empti'st vessels make the greatest sound. if puede tentimely rains, tempests, sterility,
For thou so well discern'd'st thyself, had'st read nd other ills of nature that befall;
Man and his breath so well, as made thee force et do- bass hich we of force must be content withal :" The less to speak; as b'ing ordain'd to spread
Thy self in action, rather than discourse. ut that a speedy messenger was sent,
Though thou had'st made a general survey 29 bildet
o show the duke of Clarence was hard by, Of all the best of men's best knowledges,
Yet did it make thee trust thyself the less, chapaseso entertain bim with fit compliment;
And less presume-And yet when being mov'd is glad of such an opportunity
In private talk to speak; thou did'st bewray €, ene. 2o work upon, for those high purposes
How fully franght thou wert within ; and prov'd, le had conceiv'd in discontentedness.
That thou did'st know whatever wit could say.
And mark'd them with that print, as will show how
The point of thy conceiving thoughts did stand:
So many volumes that so much contain'd. e rest dein Now that the hand of Death bath laid thee there, Which furniture may not be deem'd least rare,
Where neither greatness, pomp, nor grace we see, Amongst those ornaments that sweetly dight
Thy solitary Wansted'; where thy care to which ta' No veil is drawn betwixt thy self and thee. Had gather'd all what heart or eyes delight. I false idar Vow, Devonshire, that thou art but a name, And whereas many others have, we see, of our faca TA And all the rest of thee besides is gone;
All things within their houses worth the sight; t'us, rep**
When men conceive thee not but by the fame Except themselves, that furniture of thee,
Of what thy virtue and thy worth have done: And of thy presence, gave the best delight. pcelar Now shall my verse, which thou in life did'st grace, with such a season, such a temp'rature, tut, kot 15 (And which was no disgrace for thee to do) Wert thou composed, as made sweetness one; hin my heat Not leave thee in the grave, that ugly place, And held the tenour of thy life still sure, That few regard, or have respect unto :
In consort with thyself, in perfect tone.
Under the regiment of his own care,
Of any vein thou had'st that was unsound,
Or motion of thy pow'rs that turn'd not well.
Thus wert thou to thyself, and now remains; And I stand clear from any other chain [breath: What to the world thou outwardly hast been, Than of my love; which, free-born, draws free What the dimension of that side contains ; The benefit thou gav'st me, to sustain
Which likewise was so goodly and so large,
As shows that thou wert born ľadorn the days rhertany as My humble life, I lose it by thy death. Nor was it such, as it could lay on me
Wherein thon liv'dst; and also to discharge
Those parts which England's and thy fame should ch what sett Any exaction of respect so strong,
raise. and thwas As tenforce m'observance beyond thee,
Or make my conscience differ from my tongue:
The library at Wansted.
UPON THE DEATH OF THE LATE NOBLE EARL OF
to him, the the world's le
Although in peace thou seem'd'st to be all peace, And this important piece like t' have been seat
But shook : no ligament, no band
Loose and in tott'ring, when the charge
Chok'd by example, sought to put it off.
For him to undergo; see'ng such a one
As bad more pow'r and means t' accomplish it,
It had been wrought) did in itself bring forth That much concern'd her honour and her good; Discouragement, that he should do less good. And thence return'd thee to enjoy the bliss
The state reply'd, it was not look'd he sbould Of grace and favour in Eliza's sight,
Restore it wholly to itself again;
But only now (if possible) he could
In any fash'on but the same retain,
With courage on he goes; doth execute
With counsel; and returns with victory.
This action! with what wit and industry!
Is not to be disgrac'd in this small card:
It asks a spacious map of inore regard.
Fame never knew herself, till it was done;
To show how he (when dismal Winter storms)
Keeps peace, and makes Mars sheath his sword,
Nor how by mast'ring difficulties so,
In times unusual, and by passage bard,
He bravely came to disappoint his foe;
And many times surpris'd him unprepar'd.
That famous siege, the master-work of all;
Where no distress nor difficulties lack'd
l'afflict his weary, tired camp withal:
That when enclos'd by pow'rful enemies
Intrench'd in' mire, in cold, in miseries;
Kept waking with alarums night and day.
There were who did advise him to withdraw
His army, to some place of safe defence,
“ For now the Spaniard hath possess'd three For such a piece of earth: and yet well paid,
“ And sooner fresh suppliments Spain transports
With some of them already, and doth stand
Here orer us, with chiefest strength combin'd
Th' undaunted Montjoy hereto answers this:
“ My worthy friends, the charge of this great | That worthiness which merits to reinain
Among th' examples of integrity;
Whereby themselves no doubt shall also gain
A like regard unto their memory.
Now, mutt'ring Envy, wbat can'st thou produce,
To darken the bright lustre of such parts ?
Say, what defects could weigh down these deserts :
It cannot find a blemish to b' enforc'd
And built of flesh and blood, and did live here
But that his frailty ever did bewray
Will keep uo note, nor memory will have
Which still will live; the rest lies in his grave.
Seeing only such stand ever base and low,
That strike tbe dead, or mutter under-hand :
So they at such they do not understand.
The worthier sort, who know we do not live
With which brave resolution he so warm'd They will the right to the deceased give,
Knowing themselves must likewise leave behind
The lion being dead, ev’n hares insult:
And will not urge an imperfection now,
Nor tongue nor advocate to show his mind :
They rather will lament the loss they find,
But let it now sufficient be, that I
The last scene of his act of life bewray,
The work-for 't is the ev'ning crowns the day.
This action of our death especially
With what munition he did fortify
His heart; how good his furniture bath been.
And this did he perform in gallaut wise:
In this did he comfirm his worthiness.
For on the morrow after the surprise
Tbat sickness made on him with fierce access,
He told his faithful friend, whom he held dear, Commodities of men's attendances,
(And whose great worth was worthy so to be) And of their hopes; to pay them with delay, « How that he knew those hot diseases were And entertain them with fair promises.
Of that contagious force, as he did see
And therefore did desire to set a course
As might be, ere his sickness should grow worse.
And as for death,” said he, “I do not wey;
I am resolv'd and ready in this case.
And I will meet it smiling; for I know
How vain a thing all this world's glory is.”
And Devonshire, thy faith hath her reward; For sickness never heard him groan at all,
Which howsoever b'ing tyrannical,