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Which lets them fall, who with high flight presumes
Neare the sun's scorching beames: thy native worth,
Vertue and active knowledge, set thee forth
This kingdomes pilot, where no storme or stresse
Could make thee lose thy compass, or expresse
A show of doubt; but firmly guide our state
As th'adst been ruler both of chance and fate."

Next follow Satyra Aulica, dedicated to the right worthy Henry Doile, Esq.

An Irish Banquet, or the Mayor's feast of Youghall: a satire hid under the mask of mythology.

A concluding apology “ to all those knights, ladies, , and gentlemen, to whom his dedications were made:” excusing himself from not having placed them in their due ranks of precedence, from being no herald.

A third title now presents itself, which announces The Second Part of Philomythie or Philomythologie.

Containing Certaine Tales of true libertie, false friendship, power united, 'faction and ambition. By Thomas Scot, Gent, Londan Printed by John Legatt for Francis Constable. 1625.

These are also dark parables or allegoric altires, and appear thus inscribed:

Monarchia. To all the worthy professors of the Law, who make not private wealth, but the good and peace of the commonwealth the end of their studies and practice.

The Cony-burrow. To the lovers of worth, and friends of vertue, who follow truth with a single heart, and speake it with a single tongue. The House of Fame. To all the noble attendants of VOL. III. сс


royaltie in the camp of vertue, who fight for the honour of the church and commonwealth.

Satellitium To all that stand sentinell, that watch and ward in defence of this kingdome, especially to the strength and guard of the state.

The followiny favourable specimen is taken from the opening of Satellitium.

" Who guarded round about with Parthian bows,
Or Spanish pikes, or hedgid and dib’d with rows
Of sturdy Janisari's, or the shot
Of hardy switzers, or the valiant Scot;
And, after these, with walls of steel and brass
Hem'd in so close that scarce the air may pass
Betwixt the cliffs-is not so free from doubt,
As is that King whom love doth guard about ;
Whom subjects' love doth guard, because that he
Guards them from all oppression, and makes free
His noble favourers to desert and worth,
Spreading his valiant vertues frankly forth,
That both his own may find, and neighbours know
What glorious fruit doth from religion grow;
How sweet an odour justice sends to beaven,
How rare example is to princes given,
By vertuous deeds to stop the mouths of those,
Who, unreform'd, are reformation's foes.”

From the great disparity of merit between this and the preceding article, there is little reason to suppose them by the same author, though they bear the same name,



ART. X. Epigrams by H.P. Mortui non mor

dent. Imprinted at London by R. B. and are to be soulde by John Helme at his shoppe in S. Dun. stan's Churchyarde. 1608. 4to. 32 leaves.

After the above title, some Latin lines are addressed 6. Ad candidum Lectorem,” and some English verses " To the ungentilized Censurer." The epigrams are 160 in number; and each has a Latin motto prefixed. The following are among those that have most point.


Linguam vis nulla domabit.
Mun's skill in horses doth so much excell,
As no man living breaks them half so well:
But see one sillie shrew controls his art,
And, worse than all those horses, breaks his heart,

EP. 46.
Si nunquam cessat quo perdat perdere lusor.
Aske Ficus bow his luck at dicing goes :
Like to the tide (saith he) it ebbes and flows:
Then I suppose his chance cannot be good;
For all men knowe-'tis longer ebb than flood.

EP. 135.

Pudor est sua damna referre. Peter hath lost his purse, but will conceal it, Least she, that stole it, to nis shame reveal it,

EP. 1 39

• Impar impares odit. Sotus hates wise men, for himselfe is none: And fools he hates, because himselfe is one.

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EP. 145.

Nil gratum, ratione carens.
Paulus a pamphlet doth in prose present
Unto his lord, (“ the fruites of idle time,'')
Who far more careless than therewith content:
Wished it were converted into rime;
Which done, and brought him, at another season,
Said-now 'tis rime ;--before, nor rime nor reason."

On first meeting with this publication, in the shop of the late worthy Mr. Sael, I had conjectured H. P in the title, to stand for Henry Peacham ;* who put forth some epigrammatic trifles in 1620: but I have since ascertained that these initials belong to Henry Parrot, who printed, in 1613, a collection of epigrams in two parts; in which some of these coarse conceits make their re-appearance. Several of them may also be traced in the two previous collections, entitled : 1. The Mouse Trap. Consisting of 100 Epigrams,

Printed at London for F.B. dwelling at the Flower du Luce and Crowne, in Pauls Church-yard. 1606. 4to.

The author's dedication “ to his no little respected friend, little John Buck," is signed H.P. An address “ to the plain-dealing reader,” follows in prose; and to this succeed verses “ ad Curiosum." A


of this rare tract is in the British Museum. A copy of the following sold at Mr. Steevens' sale for il. 135.

* Warton, 1 jest observe, makes a query to the same effect, from having found one of the epigrams, with some little difference only, in Peacham's Minerva. Hist, of E. P. iv. 74.

2. The More the Merrier : containing three-score

and odde headlesse épigrams, shot (like the Fuoles boll) amongst yeu, light where they will. By H.P. Gent. 1608. 410.

The following is the writer's apology for his indelicacies.

EP. 45. "Be not agreeved, my humorous lines afford, Of looser language, here and there a word: Who undertakes to sweepe a common sinke, I cannot blame him, though his besom stinke." A more general collection, and apparently, compilation, was published under the title of Laquei Ridiculosi : or Springes for Woodcocks. În

2 looks. Caveat emptor. London. Printed for J. Busbie. 1613. 12mo. In some title


H.P. is added. Warton has printed a specimen in his 4th volume of Eng Poetry, P. 73, and remarks that “ many of them are worthy to be revived in modern collections.” Some of them have been so.

T. P.


Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia, first pub

lished 1590.*

I have been favoured with the following among many other literary obligations in the progress of this

• The first edition was in 4to. for W. Ponsonby, 1590.
-fol. Do.

-iol. Do.


-fol. Edinburgh -1599 C & 3


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