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133 134 135 ibid. 136 137 ibid.
Loss and Gain
139 140 141 ibid. 142 143 144 ibid. 145 146 ibid, 148 149 150 ibid. 151 ibid.
153 ibid. 154 155 157 ibid. 159
Mars and Venus
230 24-4 :24:5 246 249
Vilia miretur vulgas, mihi favus Apollo
Ovid. Amor. l. 1. El, 15,
To the Right Honourable
H E N R 7 W RIOTH ES LT,
Earl of Southampton, and Baron-of Tichfield.
I know not how I shall offend, in dedicating my unpolished lines to your lordship ; nor how the world will censure me, for chusing so Atrong a prop to support fo weak a burden : only if your honour feem but pleased, I account myself highly praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honoured you with some graver labour. But if the first heir of my invention prove deformed, I fhall be sorry it had so noble a godfather, and never after ear so barren a land, for fear it yield me still so bad a harvest. I leave it to your honourable survey, and your honour to your
heart's content ; which I wish may always answer your own wish, and the world's hopeful expectation.
Your Honour's in all duty,