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You pierce, although you strike not; I strike, and yet annoy not.
I spy, whereas I speak not,
Yet bleed they when you see not,
I see, whereas I view not ;
I catch, although I hold not;
Yours am I, though I seem not ; And will be, though I shew not : Mine outward deeds then deem not, When mine intent you know not.
But if my service prove not
False Love and True Love.
[From the Bodleian MSS.] As you came from the holy land
Met you not with my true love
By the way as you came ?
That have met many one
That have come, that have gone.
But as the heavens fair;
In the earth or the air.
Such an angelic face;
By her gait, by her grace :
All alone as unknown,
And me loved as her own:
And a new way doth take: Who loved you once as her own
And her joy did you make ? I have loved her all my youth,
But now, old as you see,
From the withered tree :
And forgets promise past,
And in faith never fast :
And a trustless joy ;
And is lost with a toy:
Or the word love abused;
And conceits are excused :
But true love is a durable fire
In the mind ever burning;
From itself never turning.
The Answer to the Lie.
[From the Ashmolean MSS.]
Such is the song, such is the author,
[From the Ashmolean MSS.]
Such is the author, such is the song,
Epitaph on Secretary Cecil. [See Osborne's Traditional Memoires, 1658. p. 89, and Oldys's Life, p. 424.]
HERE lies Hobinall our pastor while ere,
To please us, his cur he kept under clog,
A Riddle. (From a MS. in the Bodleian written about 1589.] Th' offence of the stomach, with the word of disgrace, Is the gentleman's name with th' effeminate face.
id est RAWLEY, The Answer. The word of denial, and the letter of fifty, Is the gentleman's name that will never be thrifty.
id est NowELL.
ACCOUNT OF SIR WALTER RALEGH.
[From Aubrey's MSS. in the Ashmolean Museum.]
HE was a tall, handsome, and bold man; but his næve was, that he was damnable proud. Old Sr. Robert Harley, of Brampton-Brian Castle, (who knew him,) would say, 'twas a great question, who was the proudest, Sr. W. or Sr. Thomas Overbury, but the difference that was, was judged on Sr. Tho. side.
He had 2 wives; his first was ..... Throckmorton ; 2d ....... mother of Carew Ralegh, 2d son,
Sr. Carew Ralegh a, of Downton, in com. Wilts, was his eldest brother, who was gentleman of the horse to sir Jo. Thynne, of Longleate, and after his death maried his lady; by whom he had children as in the pedigree. Walter and Tom, his gr. children, say that sir Carew was the elder knight. I have heard my grandfather say, that Sr. Carew had a delicate cleare voice, and played singularly well on the olpharion b, (wch was the instrument in fashion in those dayes,) to which he did sing. His grand-children, Walter and Tom (with whom I went to schoole at Blandford, in Dorset. 4 yeares,) had also excellent tuneable voices, and played their parts well on the violin; ingeniose, but all proud and quarrelsome.
Sir Walter Ralegh was of ...... in Oxford. Vide de hoc A. Wood's Antiquities.
He went into Ireland, where he served in the warres, and * Mem. He made an excellent cordiall, good in feavers, &c. Mr. R. Boyle has the rec. and makes it, and does great cures with it. h 'Tis as big as a lute, but flatt-bellyed, with wire strings.
RALEGH, MISC. WORKS. 3 B