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So noble nature can well end the work she hath begun, And bridle well that will not cease, her tragedy in some: Thus in song she oft rehearsed, as did her well behove, The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.
I marvel much pardy quoth she, for to behold the rout, To see man, woman, boy, beast, to toss the world about: Some kneel, some crouch, some beck, some cheek, and some can smoothly smile,
And some embrace others in arm, and there think many awile.
Some stand aloof at cap and knee, some humble and some stout,
Yet are they never friends in deed, until they once fall out: Thus ended she her song, and said before she did remove, The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.
WILLIAM HUNNIS died 1568.
THE LOVER CURSETH THE TIME WHEN FIRST HE FELL IN LOVE.
WHEN first mine eyes did view and mark
The pleasant words that thou me told :
I would as then I had been free
And when my hands did handle oft,
That might thee keep in memory,
And when in mind I did consent
To follow thus my fancy's will,
Then should not I such cause have found
Then should one will in both remain,
And lullaby can I sing too,
As womanly as can the best. With lullaby they still the child; And, if I be not much beguiled, Full many a wanton babe have I, Which must be stilled with lullaby.
First lullaby my youthful years,
Have won the haven within my head.
Next, lullaby my gazing eyes,
Which wonted were to glance apace; For every glass may now suffice
To show the furrows in my face. With lullaby then wink awhile; With lullaby your looks beguile ; Let no fair face, nor beauty bright, Entice eft with vain delight.
And lullaby my wanton will;
Let reason's rule now rein thy thought;
Since all too late I find by skill
How dear I have thy fancies bought; With lullaby now take thine ease, With lullaby thy doubts appease; For trust to this, if thou be still, My body shall obey thy will.
Eke lullaby my loving boy,
My little robin take thy rest;
Let others pay which have more pence;