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That, like a wilful woman, run'st astray,

In causeless enmity and deadly feud; Having for thy director, all the way,

That many-headed beast-the multitude; Who, without all respect of wrong or right, Will do as others do, or flee or fight.

Thou art the instrument of stern revenge,

Fore-plotted in the subtle sconce of hate,
And serv'st the spreading wings of youth to singe;

A pretty drug to purge a gouty state,
That swoll'n with poison'd surfeits, like to burst,
Voids up those humours, to prevent the worst.

But as our private doctors, physic-learn'd,

Kill more diseased persons than they cure :
Yet think they justly have their wages earn'd,

Teaching their patients torment to endure:
Or as chirurgeons do more hurt than good,
When with small ill they let out much pure blood:

So these sword-Paracelsians get such power,

That oft they 'stroy when they should cure the state;
And with confusion all things do devour,

Making well-peopled kingdoms desolate:
Much like a sprite, rais'd up by Art's deep skill,
Which doth much hurt, against the bookman's will.

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Even as we see, in marches and in fens,

The careful husband, thinking to destroy The fruitless sedge, wherein tbe adder dens,

Sets fire upon some part, with which to toy The northern wind begins, and burneth down, Spite of all help, the next abutting town:

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S. WAR, once set afloat, adds strength to strength,

And where it was pretended to confound
The foes of virtue, it proceeds at length,

Virtue, the state, and statesman's self to wound;
And, like a mastiff hearted to a bear,
Turns back, and doth his master's bowels tear."

The remaining portion of this poem “ 01 Service" is so very excellent, that I propose to transcribe the whole, for insertion in a future Number.

T. P.

Art. XI. Phylomythie, or Philomythologie: wherein

Outlandish Birds, Beasts, and Fishes, are taught to speake true English plainely. By Tho. Scott, Gent.

Philomethus est aliquo modo philosophus: fabula enim

exmiris constituitur. The Second Edition much inlarged. London, for Francis Constable, at the White Lyon in Paule's Church-yard. 1622.

An earlier edition of this book was published in 1616, and a later in 1640. “A Præmonition to the intelligent reader” follows the title: and on the next leaf “ Sarcasmos Mundo, or the Frontispiece explained ;” which frontispiece is very neatly engraved by R. Elstracke; and comprizes birds, beasts, and fishes, in different compartments, surmounted by two figures surveying the opposite sides of a sphere, intended, it seems, to designate Æsop and a fictitious American philosopher. Yet the Grangerians choose to consider the former as'a portrait of the author, in opposition to the testimony of the author himself, who has printed “a supply of the description of Monsr. Pandorsus * Waldolynnatus, that merry American philosopher, or the wise man of the new world; being antipode to Æsop, placed with him as parallel in the front,&c.

former * Quasi dorsis pandus.

“ As the East and West are opposite, so stand
These wise men in the front on either hand;
Æsop well known, an Eastern witty thing,

But our Pandorsus' Western fame I sing." To the edition of 1622 is prefixed a metrical address " to the over-wise, over-wilfull, over-curious, or overcaptious readers ;'' from which it appears, that under the figure of animals he had been understood to libel professions, and vent his private spleen against indi. viduals. Hence he says,

Æsop must make no lyons roar, nor eagles
Sbriek loud, nor wolves ravine, nor swift beagles
Yelp with their slavering lips after the fox;
Nor must be meddle with the ass or ox;
For feare some quirle be found, to prove he meant
Under those shapes a private spleen to vent.
If Spencer now were living, to report
His Mother Hubbert's tale, there would be sport,
To see him in a blanket tost, and mounted
Up to the stars, and yet no star accounted," &c.

The poems themselves, which are of an obscure satirical cast, are veiled under the following titles: 1. Ibis. Dedicated to the religious knight Sir Ed

mund Mondeford, and his Lady, a true lover of learning.

2. Venaticum

2. Venaticum Iter. Dedicated to the example of

Temperance, Sir Henry Bedingfield, Kut. and

to his Lady, the example of Love. 3. Gryps. Dedicated to the courtly and accom

plisht Knight, Sir Henry Rich, and his most

equal Lady. 4. Sphinx. Hyena. Dedicated to the wise and valiant

souldier Sir John Pooly, Knt. and his good

Lady. 5. Hippopotamus. Dedicated to the magnificent

Knt. Sir Hugh Smith and his worthy Lady. 6. Phænix. Dedicated to the honorable Knt. Sir

Robt. Riche, and his noble Lady. 7. Unio. Dedicated to the true lover of his country

Sir Arthur Heveningham Knt. and his truly

religious Lady S. Struthiocamelus. Dedicated to the vertuous

Knt. Sir John Heveningham, and his charitable

Lady. 9. Onocratalus. Dedicated to the right hopeful

Knt. Sir Thomas Southwell. 10. The Asse. Dedicated to the learned and ju

dicious Knt. Sir Hamond Le Strange. 11. Curiale. Dedicated to the good acceptance of

Master Floyde, Admiral to the Queen's Ma

gistie, and her Counsel. 12. Solarium. Dedicated to the absolute and open

enemies of ignorance and darkness, and the true lovers and followers of light and knowledge, Sir John Crofts and his happy Lady. *

By these dedications principally to Suffolk and Norfolk gentry, it is probable the author belonged to one of those counties. Edisor.

A second

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A sccond title-page now fullows, thus inscribed : Certaine iieces of this age purabolized. viz. 1. Duel

lum Britannicum. 2. Regalis Justitia Jacobi. 3. Aquignispicium 4. Antidotum Cecillianum Thomas Scot, Gentleman. Scire tuum nihil est. London. Printed for Francis Constable, 1616.

The first of these parabolisations is dedicated to the eternall niemorie of that admirable combat performed by two valorous knights, Sir Robert Mansell, appellant, and Sir John Havdon, defendant, where both equally expressing fortitude and skill, in giving and receiving wounds, scaped death notwithstanding, by the only favour of Providence. This poem memorizes a duel between Sir Geo. Wharion and James Stewart, Esq. in which both parties fell, Anno 1:09.

Justitia Jacobi is dedicated to the grave, reverend, and judicious knight, Sir Robt. Gardiner, sometime Lord Justice of Ireland This poen conmemorates the equitable decision of King James in condemning Lord Sanquhar to death for the hired assassination of Turner, a fencing-master.

Aquignispicium is dedicated to the free and bountiful housekeeper, Sir Le Strange Mordant, Knt. Bart. This poem has reference to the Armada, Powder Plot, , burning of Newmarket, &c.

Antidotum Cecillianum: dedicated to the Commonwealth, and to the honour of the illustrious family of the Cecils, one of whom is thus panegyrized.

" o Cecill! lov'd of God, good men, the King; Borne up, not by stolne imps, or borrowed plumes,

* See Memoirs of Peers of James I. p. 339. Also Ritson's Ancient Songs, p. 199; and The Minstrelsy of the Scotish Border, iii. 123

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