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And would with trubling thrilling teares

their Phenis death lament; But that from cinders his they hope

an other will be sent : Who both in forme, in shape, in shew,

in grace, in faith, and fame; In pompe, in power, in gifts and glee,

will raise his father's name. And therefore Death was foule deceiv'd,

and mist his purpose quite; In seeking to suppresse his name,

by darking of his light. For as the man, whom Jason strake

in bosome with his knife, Brake his enpostume, and for death

did lengthen long his life; So Mors, in minde through envie's hate

to darken Sidney's name, Hath now, by vomiting of his spite,

enlarged much bis fame. And as Calisto, to a beare

being turn'd through Immo's spight, Was plac'd by Jove in azurde skies

to be a starre most bright; So Sidney's corps, by death subdued,

and rest of yitall breath, In sprite doth peerce the cristall clowdes, and live to conquere

death : And, Virbius-like, agaio reviyes,

like fame abroad doth reepe; His noble offspring in each point

their father's course doo keepe.

Alias Juno's.

Our Sidney therefore he is safe,

though death, thy force were showne, Thou nought of his, save bones, retainst,

his sp'rit to skies is flowne.

As much of him as smelt of earth,

so much in earth he left;
The rest, ordained to endlesse blisse,

Jehova to him reft.

Hence, therefore, Death! go shake thine eares,

and triumph in thy trash;
Thy power, thy force, thy shaft, thy dart,

our Sidney downe doth dash:

And if thou hast none other meane

to plague whom thou doest spight, Then, Death, let Sidney's happy lot

upon our shoulders light.

Make us remaine where Sidney raignes;

for that a life well led
Importes an happie blissfull state,

when as the corps is dead.

Our Sidney therefore, living well,

most vertuous, just and pure;
No doubt but that in heaven's blisse

hé bath his seat most sure.

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Which state God graunt to all the imps,

that beares our Sidney's name! And whiles that in this vale they dwell,

they gaine no lesser fame.


The Postscript of Lady Sidney is omitted here, as it will be found under the article of Mary Countess of Pembroke, in the forth-coming edition of Lord Orford's Royal and Noble Authors.


ART. V. Ecclesiastes, otherwise called the Preacher:

containing Salomans Sermons or Commentaries (as it may probably be collected) upon the 49 psalme of David his father. Compendiously abridged, and also paraphrastically dilated in English poesie, according to the anulogie of Scripture, and consent of the most approved wriler thereof. Composed by W.L, Gentleman. Whereunto are annexed sundrie sonets of Christian Passions heretofore printed, and now corrected and augmented, with other affectionate sonets of a feeling conscience, of the same authors. (Ps. cxliv. 3, 4. motto.) London: Printed by Richard Field, dwelling in the Blacke-friers neare Ludgate. 1597. 4to.

Dedicated “ to the ladie of rarest vertues Q Eliz. by her Highnes' faithfull subject, Henrie Lok.” Certaine poems to the author of the worke are signed,

A. H. S. (Lat)
John Lilly, (ib.)
L. P. (ib.)
H. A. (Eng.)
M. C. (Eng.)
Sonnet to the Queen's most excellent Majestie.
Ecclesiastes Paraphrased, to chap. 12, (17 pages.)
Sonnet. “ Adue to world's vainc delight.”

Sundry Psalmes of David translated into verse, as briedy and significantly, as the scope of the text will


suffer, by the same author. (Ps. 27, 71, 119, 121, 130.)


Sundry Christian Passions, contained in two hundred

Sonnets. Divided into two equall parts: the first consisting chiefly of meditations, humiliations, and prayers; the second, of Comfort, Joy, and Thanksgiving. By H. L. London, Printed by Richard


Field, 1597

Dedicated to the right renowned vertuous Virgin Elizabeth, worthy Queene of happie England.” (A sonnet.)

A square in verse of a 100 monosyllables only: describing the cause of England's ha ppin esse.

After the 200 sonnets follow

“Sundry affectionate sonets of a feeling conscience,” 100 in number, with an epilogue-sonnet.)

“ An Introduction to peculiar prayers.” 20 Sonnets; with a prefatory and concluding sonnet.

Sonnets of the Author to divers, collected by the printer; and thus severally addressed,

To the Abp. of Canterbury.
To Sir Tho. Egerton, Ld. Keeper.
To Ld. Burghley, Ld. High Treasurer.
To the Earl of Essex, Great Master of the Horse.
To Ld. Cha. Howard of Effingham, Ld. High Ad-

To Ld. Cobham, Ld. Chamberlaine of the House-

To Ld. North, Treasurer of the Household,
To Ld. Buckhurst.
To Sir Wm. Knowles, Controller of the Household.


To Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
To Sir Robt. Cecil, Knt. Principal Secretary.
To the E. of Oxford, Ld. Great Chamberlain of

To the Earle of Northumberlanden
To the E. of Shrewsburie.
To the E. of Cumberland.
To the E of Sussex.
To the E. of Southampton.
To the Ld. Zouch.
To Ld. Willoughbie of Eresbie.
To Ld. Burrowes.
To Ld. Mountjoy.
To the Ld, of Hunsdon.
To Toby [Mathews,] Bp. of Duresme.
To Sir John Popham, Knt. Ld. Chief Justice of

England. To Sir Edmund Anderson, Knt. Ld. Ch. Just, of the

Common Pleas. To Sir Wm. Perram, Knt. Ld. Chief Baron of the

Exchequer. To Sir Wm Russell, Ld. Deputie of Ireland. To Sir, W. Raleigh, Ld. Warden of the stanneries. To Sir John Norris, Ld. Generall of her Majesty's

forces in Ireland. To Sir Francis Veare. To Sir John Stanhop, Treasurer of the Chamber to

, her Majesty. To Sir Edw. Dyer, Chr. of the order of the Garter. To Sir Hen. Killegrew. To Robt. Bowes, Esq. Embassadour to Scotland. To Fulke Grevill, Esq. (afterwards Lord Brooke.) To the Rev. Dr. Andrews, Professor in Divinitie.


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