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THis Book e contayning Embiemj, 'twas thought fit;, 
A Title-page fhould ftand to uihcr it, 
That's Emblematicall : And, for that end, 
Our Av ihor, to the Graver did commend 
A pkine Invention 5 that it might be wrought, 
According as his Fancie had forethought. 
Infteed thereof, the Worktman brought to light, 
What, here,you fee 5 therein, miftaking quite 
The true Deftgne : And, fo (withpaines, and coft) 
Thefirft intended Front i sp i e c e, is loft. 

The Av t h or , was as much difpleas*d, as Hee 
In inch Adventures, is inclin'd to bee ; 
And, haIferefolv'd,to caft this Piece afide, 
As nothing worth : but, having better ey'd 
Thofe Errors, and Confuftons, which may, there, 
Blame- worthy (atthe firftafpe#)appearei 
Hee law, they fitted many Fantafies 
Much better, then what Reafon candevife; 
And, that, the Graver (by meere Chance) had hit 
On what, fo much tranfeendsthe reach of Wit, 
As made it feeme,an Object of Delight, 
To lookc on what, Mi s fortvn e broughtto light : 
An d, here it ftands, to try his Wit, who lifts 
To punipe the fecrets, out of Cabalifis. 

If any tninke this Page will, now, declare 
The meaning of thofe Figures, which arc there, 
They are deceiv'd. For, JD <?//);/> deny es 
I The utt'ring of fuch hidden Mjfterits, 
i In thefe re/peels : Firft, This contayncth nought 
i Which fin a proper fenfej conccrneth , ought, 
! The prefent-Age : Moreover, tis ordain'd, 
That, none mult know the Secrecies contain'd 
Within this Piece ; but, they who are fo wife 
To finde them out, by their owne pudencies ; 
And, hee that can unriddle them, to us, 
Shall ftiled be,thefecondOEDipvs. 

Tis,like\vife, thought expedient, now and then, 
To make fome Workc, for thofe All.knowing men, 
'(To exercife upon) who thinkc they fee 
The fecret -meanings, of all things that bee. 

And, laftly, fince we finde, that, fome there are, 
Who heft affect Inventions, which appearc 
Beyond their undeiftandings j This, we knew 
AReprefentment, worthy of their view ; 
And, here, wee placed it, to be, to thefe, 
A Fron t 1 s p 1 r c n , in any fenfe they pleafe. 






With Metricall Illvstrations, both 
JMoraU and Diyinz*, : And difpofed into 


That Jnftruttion , and Good Qounfell , may bee furthered 
by an Honeft and Pkafant Rccrution. 

By George W i t h e r. 
Tk Firfi Booke, 


Printed by »J. <£\4. for Henry Taunton, an J 

are to be (old at his Shop in Saint Dunjlanes 

Churchyard. MDCXXXV. 

REcenfuihocToema, cut thuluscft ( A Collet ion 
and Uluftracion of Emblems Ancient and Mo- 
derne) in quo nihil reperio, quo minut turn Mi- 
litate imprimitury it a tamen, ut fi mn intra jeptem menfes 
^roximcjequentes Typis mandetur ? bxc licentiajit ommno 
.nit a. 

lix a»dibus Lambithanis 

Htlsi. 1634. Gviu Bray. 1 

Concerning the Avthors 'Dedication 
of the foure following Bookes, to thofe 
KoyaBy Trincely, and Illujirioiu Perso- 
nages, whofe Names are mentioned 
in this Leafe . 

IHave not often us'd, with Epigrams , 
Or, with Inscriptions unto many Names, 
. To charge my Bookes : Nor, had I done it, now, 
If I, to pay the Duties which I owe, 
Had other meanes ; Or, any better Wayes 
To honour them, whofe Venue merits praife. 

In iA R CH IT £ C T, it giveth good content, 
(And paiTeth for a praifefull Ornament) 
If,toadorncthe FORE-FRONTS, Guilders reare 
The Statues of their Soteraigne-Trinces>thcre } 
And, trimme the Outftdes, of the other Scares 
With Portraitures of ibme Heroicke P E E R E S. 

If, therefore, I (the more to beautifie 
This Portion of my Mvses Gallerie ) 
Doe, here, prefume to place the N A M FS of thofe 
To whole Defense my Love remembrance owes, 
I hope 'twill none offend. For, mod, who fee 
Their worthy mention ,in this BooKE,tobee, 
Will thinkc them honor 'd : And, perhaps, it may 
(To their high praife) be found, another day, 
That,in thefe Leaves their Names wil Hand unrae'd, 
When many fairer STRVCTVRFS , are defae'd. 

fn this Hope, I have placed on the Fore^ 
Front (or before the Fjrfr, Booke of 
tbcfe Emblems} a Ioint-Infcrtpti- 
on to the K i n a and Qv p. e n e s moll 
excellent Maiistie. 

Vpon the Right-Side- Front of thu BuiU ; 
I ding (or before the Second Booke} One \ 

Infcrip- 1 

ihfcriptton to the mofl hope full Prince, 
C H a r l e s, Trine e of Wales ■ And, 
piot her to hu decre Brother, { a m e s* 
' c Du{c of Yorkt, &c, 

On the other Side-Front, (or before the 
Third Booke) One Inscription to the 

■, .gratious Trincejje, Frances Dirt- 
chejfe-'D onager o/Richmond and 
Lenox; And y another to her m , fb\' 
blethQphew, Iames Duke 0/ Le- 
nox, &c. 

On the Fourth Front of our Sd 
before the Fourth BoofcejG.< 
ticn to the right Honourable Phil i p 
£.:rle o/Pembrooke 4WMont»omerv, 
err. And another to the right Honou- 
rable ', i~i emu Ear lee/ Holland, &c. 

To the Majestie of Great 

c BrttainL^ 9 France^, and f r eland, the 
Moft Illuftrious King, 


And his excellency beloved, tbe mod 
gratious §jn,eene MARY. /63£. 

(|P^fi>r# Ev' n yeares are full expired, Royall Sir, 
H MNsS Since laft I kneel'd, an offring to prefcrre 
H-"^))f€ ^ e ^ ore y° ur f cetc i where, now, my felfe I throw 
^§&Usmi» To pay once more, the Tributes which I owe. 

<_//j many ye arts Arepajt, moft beauteous Qve e n e, 
Since witneffes, mine eares and eyes, have beene 
of thofe Perfections ; which thegeneratl Fame 
Hath founded forth^in honour of your Name. 

And, both your beaming-Jplendors (oh yee faire, 
Thrice blefied, and moft fitly-matched Pa i r e ) 
Vpon each other, make fuch bright reflections j 
And have Co fweetly mingled your affections, 

j Your Praife, your Pow're, your Verities, ixA your Beaut ie i 

I That, (if preferring of my Soveraignedutie, 

j This may be laid) you doc appeare, to me, 

j Two Per sons , in OneMAiESTY,to be; 

; Towhom,there,apperraines (in veneration 

: Of your large Worth ) the right of fomc oblation : 

! And, beft, I thought, my Homage would be done, 

I If, thus, the tender weretoBoTH-in-OsE. 

• Which,in this humble Gv i ft, my Love prefents ; 

I And, wifhet h it may adde to your Contents. 
Perhaps it fliall : For, though I dare not ihcw 

■ Thefe Figures, as well meriting your view ; 

I Nor boaft, as if their CM oralis couched ought, 
; By which your facred Wi [domes may be taught : 
; Yet,T have humble Hoping* ,tba.t, they might" 
! Prove, fomc way, an occafion of delight ; 
J Since, meane and common Objects, now and then, 
1 Beget contentments in the great eft -men. 

But, that before this fiookc, I mould propofe 
YourprailefullNAMESj there is ( as I fuppofc) 
; A faire. inducement : Fpr, considering thefe 
; Are Emblems, whofe intention is to pleafe 

■ And profit vulgar Lodgements (by the view, 
! Of what they ought to follow, or cfchew.) 

And, I well knowing, that your Ma i e s t r b s 
I Set foorth before my Btokejn Fmblem-n<i[e, 

( * ) 3 Through- 

"The € fifth 

Throughout your Lands, more Vertues might convay, 
Than marry Volumes^ of thefe Emblems , mayj 
It feemed Petty -treafon, to omit 
This good occafion of endeavouring it. 

j For, (if your M a i e s t i e s , wcl 1 heeded, were) 
Yov, double-treble-foure-fbld Emblems 'are 3 
Which, fully to illuftrate, would require 
The Wit I want j or, meanes to raife, that, higher 
"Which I have gain'dj (and, which, as yet,hath flowne 
By noincouragementSjbut by her owne.) 
Of all the Vertues Oiconomicu, 

I Of Duties Moral and Poiitkali, 

, Your Lives are Patterns, and faire Emjlems; whether 

j Considered apart, or both together. 

Your Childhoods were bright Mirrours, which did {how 
What Duties, Children, to their Parents owe: 
And^ by the fequele, we now underftand, 
That, the}' who beft ebay'd, can beft command . 
The glorious Vertues of your Nvptiall -Jlate, 
Your Courtiers, find fo hard to imitate, 
That) they admins them, rather 5 and, would /weare, 
(Had others told, what, now they lee and hrare) 
That , all the former Times, were not acquainted, 
With fich a Pare, when Kings and gucenes were Sainttd. 
The charted Cupids, and the gamefbm'ft Graces, 
Are alwaies mingled in your D aces. 

j The rauiuall enrcrchanges of your ZovtS, 

I May teach affection to the Turtle doves .- 
And, fuch as are, with good! v fights, delighted, 
May (he inTou, all Excellent united. 

You, S 1 r, whofcearfc loves Thunders in your Fift, 
And, {(Inkc dais ilavds ■ ' m ? t ° n whe 1 You !ift ) 
Did never in your Orb;, 1 TtTtrpffttnotC. 
But, by the Beautious M pr ,/ 1 f y ■ >ar Love 
I: might be calm'd. And., * your loft) Spheare, 
CM oft lovely Qv e eni r**r Motions ever were 
So fmoath, and, fo diretf ; that m u ca 
They have withdraivne bis Rota '-bej>i . 
From /tf/?Defignes 5 Which, loudly j ^wPraife, 

^;^-/, intimates much m.irc , »*/>.»», ycr, .1 <'i es. 

Yea both Your SpUadors disfo glorious growc. 

j An, -I, You each other, have out-vyed fo, 
Inrhefe. and other 

her Vertues 3 thar,o l You, 
Should I conferre what praife I thinkc is due, 
My Lines, (which from that ftaine have, ye:,beene cleare) 
Would Flatt'ry fceme,mro an envious eare. 

But, what needs Flatt'ry, where the Truth may teach 
To praife,beyond immodeft Flatt'nes reach i 
Or, what needs he to fe ;rc a jltud'roM. mouth, 
W T ho {eckes no meed, nor utters more th tn ' ruth i 

Your Princely VertueSyXthxt v.v, 

Than Peace, and Plenty, which have thrived fo, 



Whilft You hive nign'd that, yet, no people fee, 

A Richer 7 or more Peaceful/ Jme, thin wee i 

Your Civill Actions (to the.publike eye) 

Are faire examples ofMoralitie, 

So manifeft • That, if he Truth did fing, 

Who faid, The World doth imitate the King; 

My Mufes dare, with boldnefTe to prefage, 

A Chart, a Pious, and a Profperous Age.- 

And, that, the ftormes which, late, thefe Realities deterr'd , 

Shall all be quite removed, or deferr'd 

Till you Afcend-. And, future times have Ccenc, 

That, your Examples have no: followed beene. 

Thus, you are living Emblems, to this Ration : 
Which being mirk'd with heedefull fpecularkm, 
May ferve, as well, to help? us how to fee 
Our Happinejfe, As, what our Duties be. 

And, it' I might unlocke all My/leries, 
Which doe declare, how in a fiurc-fold-wife, 
Your Lives are ufefull Emblems; I, perchance, 
Should vexe blind Zeale, or anger Ignorance ; 
And, teach well-temper' d Sprits, how to fee, 
That ,we, for Bleflhgs, oft, Vnthankefull be. 
For, as you, Both, Prime Children are of thofe 
Two Sifter-Churches, betwixt whom, yet, growes 
Vnfeemely (trife ; So, Ton, perhaps, may be. 
An Emblem, how thofe Mothers may a^ree. 
And, not by your Example, oneiV, (how, 
How wrought it may be ; but, effect it fo. 
Yea, peradventure, God, united Tou, 
Thar, fuch able;Ted Vn ion might enfue : 
And, that, Your living-loviitglj, together ; 
Your Chriftian hopefklUeffe, of one another ; 
Your mild forbearance, harfli attempts to proove ; 
Your micnal-wa ting, untill God hall move 
By fomc c ilme -voice, or peacefull infiltration, 
That Heart Which need :th berter Information ; 
And, that, your Charities, might give a ftgne, 
How, ill the* Daughters, of the Spovs e Divine 
Might reco iclied be j Aid fh ?w, that, Swords, 
T lames, Threats, and Fnae,xi ike no true Accsrds . 

Go d grant a better Vn iqs may appeare : 
Yet, wi'n I no: the tollerating h -re, 
Of Po'it.'cke-.lgreenents; K f\rih.'iv than 
Our wholfome Lames, and, C iv ill. v owes to man, 
With Piety, approve) but, fuch, as may 
Make up i bleflcd Con cor d, every way : 
Might it be Co ; your Vertues, would become 
A Glorious Blefing, to all Christ en dome : 
Your Em a l e m hould,bv future Generations; 
Beplac'dam mgthe famous Conftellatons, 
And 9 aftcr-ti»ies [ though, Mee, this AgedcCpifc) 
Would thinke, thefe Verfes, had beenc Prophecies. 




What ever may fucceed, my Prafrsand Pervrs 
Are this way bent ; with Hope, that Tott or Tours 
Shall Help (at leaft) become, that Breach to clofe, 
Which, in the S e a m l e s -Rob e , yet, wider growes. 

So Bb It : And, let bright your G/w/«bee ? 

Por ever, though Tm ftever mine on M i e . 


mofl LoyaO Subjett, 

Geo: Wither. 


F there had not beene font* Bookcs concei- 
tedly compofed, andfutable to meant capa- 
cities, I am doubtfully whether I had even 
beene fo delighted in reading, as thereby te 
attaine to the little Knowledge I have : 
For, I doe yet remember, that, things ho- 
neftly pleafant. brought mee by degrees, to 
love that which tftruely profitable. And 
as David /aid, His Heart lhewed him the wickednefle of the 
Vngodly; I meaning perhaps } t hat hee felt inhimfelfe, fome Ex-, 
periments, of the fame natural/ Corruption , by which they are 
overcome, whorefifl notevillfitggeflions at their fir (I motions : ) 
Even fo, I may truly acknowledge, that mine owne Experience 
hathfbownc mee fo much of the common Ignorance and Infirmi* 
tie in mine owne per fon, that, it hath taught mee,how thofe things 
may be wrought upon in others, to their beji advantage. 

Therefore, though I can fay no moye to diffwade from Vice or 
to incourage men to Vertuc, than hath, already beene fa.-din ma- 
ny learned Authors ; yet I may be anoccafim by ihefe Endea- 
vours, to bring that, the oftner into remembrance , which they 
have, more learnedly, exprejfed • and perhaps, by fuch ctrcum- 
fiances, as they would not defcend unto , may infwuate further 
\ dlfo with fome Capacities, than more applauded Meanes. Vini- 
• ger, Salt, or common Water, (which are very mcane Ingredi- 
i ents) make Sawces more pleading to fome tafles, than Sugar, and 
| Spices. In like manner, plaine and vulgar notions , feafoned with 
j a little Pleafantnefle, andrelijhed with a moderate Sharpnefle, 
| worke that, otherwhile, which the mofi admired Compositions 
could never effect in many Readers ; yea, wee have had frequent 
tiroofes, that a blunt left hath moved to more conftderatton, than 
a judicious Difcourfe. 

I take little plea fu-res in Rymes, Fi<ftions,w conceited Com- 

pofitions,/^ their owne fakes ; neither could I ever take ft 

muchpaines, astofpendtimetoput my meanings into other words 

than fuch m flowed forth, without Studie ; partly becaufe I dc- 

I light more in Matter , than in Wordy Hourifhes, But, 

I chiefely , becanfe thofe Vcrball Conceitcs, which by fome, are 

j accounted mofi Elegant, arc not onely (for the greater part). Emp- 

! tie Sounds and Impertinent Clinches in themfelves , but, fuch 

Inventions, as do fometime, alfo,obfcurt the Senfe, to common 

Renders ; and,ferve to little other purpofe, but for Wittie men 

tofhew Tricks one to another : For, the Ignorant under fraud 

them not ; and the Wife need them not. 

So much of them, as (without darkning the matter, to them 
who mofi need tnflruclion) may be made ufe of, to flirre up the 
Affedio n s winne Attention, or help the Memory, I approve 
and make ufe of, to thofe good purpofes, according at my lei jure, 
and the meafure of my Facultie will permit j tltat , Vanilic 
K^i might 

Loihe Reader. 

might not, to worfe ends, get them wholly into her Poifc/Iion. 
For, I know that the meamfi of fin h conceit es are as pertinent to 
fame, as Rattles, and Hobby-norfcs to Children ± or as the 
A. B. C. and Spelling, were at firfl to thofe Readers, who are 
now paft them. And, indeed, to dejp fe Meane Inventions, Plca- 
fant Compofitions , and Verbal! Elegancies, (being quali- 
fied as is aforesaid) or to ban Jh them out of the world, becaufe 
there be other things of more excelltncie, were as alfurd, as 10 
neglect and root out <i//Herbcs, which will not make Pottage; 
Or, to dtjlroy all Flowers are lejfe beaut full than the 
Tulip, or leffe fweet than the Rofe. 

/ (that was never fofullenly wife) have alwaies iniermmgled 

Sports with Serioufbcfic in my Inventions ; and, takenin 

Verball-concckes, as they came to hand, without / fre&ation ; 

But, having, ever ayn.ed, rather to -profit my Readers, thanio \ 

game their praife, liever pumpefor thofe tli,.gs ; and am, o:>:zr- 

while, cemented to feeme Foohfh, ( )ea, anu perhaps, more foci Jb I am) to the Overweening-Wife; tlat^ I may make o:/crs 

j Wifer than they were: Ksind, (as 1 now doe) am not afuimcd 

J tofet forth a G; me nt Lots, or (as it were) a Puppet-play m 

! Pi&ures, to allure men to the more fen cits obfervaticn of the 

! profitable Morals, coucied in thefe Emblems. Nevcrthelefjc,(:f 

\ feme havefayd, and thought truly) my Poems have infirucled, 

and rect, fed many People ,nthe Courfe of Honeft-living, (which 

is the heft WHttomc) much more than the Auftercr Volumes 

i cf fome crittcall Authors; who, are by the Common-fort, 

therefore enely, judged Wife, lecaufe they compefed Books, which 

few under/land, fave they who need them not. 

in thefe Lots and Emblems, / have the fame a<me which I 
had in my ether Writings : and, though I have not drtffcd them 
futably to turiotcs Fancies, yet, they yield wholfome mur-.fhment 
to flrengthen the confiitution of a Good-life ; and, have (blidity 
enorgh for a Play game, which was but Accidentally compofed ; 
and, by thu Occcfion. 

Thefe EmblemSj^rrfiw in Copper by Crifpinus Pafilrus (with 
a Mo. to n Creeke, Lattne, or^ roundabout every Figure; two Lines (or Verfcs "i m one of the fame Languages, 
pcr;phrafng thofe Motto's) came to my hands, almofl twentie 
yeares paft. The Verfes were fo meane, that, they were after- 
ward cut off from the Plates; And, the Collector of the fid 
Emblems, (whether hee were the Veififier or the Graver, 
neither fo well advifedwthe Choice of them, nor fo exact in 
ebferv-ng the true Proprieties belonging to every Figure, as hee 
m git have 1 cene, 

Tet, the Workmm-fhip being judged very good, for the mofi 
fart ; and the refl excufable ; feme of my Friends were fo much 
dthghted <n the Grwcrsart, and, m thofe Illuftrations, which 
fir mine ownepleafure, I had made upon fome few of them, that, 
they tequefledmee to Moralize the refl'. Which I ' cendifc ended 
unto : And, they hadbeene brought to view many yeares agoe, but 
that the Corper Prints (which arc now gotten) could net be pro- 
cured out ^/"Holland, upon any rea finable Condit.ons. 
If they were worthy of the Gravers and Printers coft, being \ 


io (he Reader, 

finely durnbe Figures, little ufefullto any but to young Gravers or 
Painters , and as little delightful, except, to Children , and 
Childjfh-gaZers : they may now be much more worthy ; feeing 
the life of Speach being adfad unto them, may make i hem fea- 
chcrs.and Remembrancers*/ profitable things. 

I doe not arrogate pmUch unto my Illuftrations,/** to thinke, 
they w 7 II be able to teach any thing to the Learned ; ye, if they 
cajl their eyes upon them, perhaps , thefe Emblems, and their 
Morals, zwrfji remember them, either of fome Dutie, which they 
might clfe jorget , or minde them to beware of fome Danger 
which they m.ght otherwise be itnheedfull 0fft^/t . But, fare 
lam, the Vulgar Capacities, rn ay from them, be many 
both Inltruc'ted, and Remembred; yea, they that have mofl 
need to be Intruded, and Remembred, {and they who aremoji 
backward to lijlento Inftru&ions, and Remembrances, by the 
common Courp of J etching, and Admonifhmg) pall be, hereby, 
informed cf their Bangers/r Duties, by the way of an honefk Re- 
creation before they be aware. 

For, when levitie, or a child. p. delight in trifling objecJs, 
hath allin cd them to locks on the Pictures ; Curiofitie may urge 
them to pecpe further , that they might peke out alfo their Mea- 
nings, in our annexed Illuitrauous ; In which, may lurke fome 
Sentence , or ExpremVi fo evidently pertimnt to their E- Periods or Afiections, as -will (at that infant or after- 
ward) wake way for t hop Coi:(;d< rations, whic h will, at I Up, K 
j wholly change them, or much better them, in their Convcr- 

To feeke out the Author of every particular Emblem were a. 

labour without profit 5 and, I have beene fofar fi<om endeavouring 

; it, that,! have notfonmch as cared to findoufrfieir meanings in any 

\ of thefe FigureS'j but, applied jhem, rather , to fuch purpofes, as 

! I could t hi), ke of, at fir si fight; which, upon -a fecond view, I found 

\ might ha 1 e beene much better d, if I could have fyared time from 

\ other imployments. Something, alfo, I w a* Confined, £y obliging 

my pip to obptvi the fame number ofli^cs in every llluftrationj 

and, otherwhil 1 , 1 w is thereby con framed to conclude, when my 

befi Meditations were but new begunne : whtch [though it hath 

pleapdS am?,, by the more comely Vmformitte, in the Pages) yet, 

it hath much in nred 1 he liber tie of my Mufe. 

There be, no do^ibt fome frdts committed by the Printer, both 
Literal! met Materuid, and pme Errors of the Gravers m the 
Figures (as in the T e:r icrammaton •■, in the Figure of Anon ; 
a, dm the Proprieties due to forne other Hieroglyphicks^ bit*? 
for the mofi part, they arefuch, as Common- Readers j?///wv<'r. 
\ferce vc i, and I thinke, that they who are judicious, will.p 
plainly ft de them to be no faults of mine; that, leaving them t* 
he amended fa thop , to whom they apptrtame 3 arid, You, U 
accept op thefe Play-games ** you plcafe : I bid you Fare- 1 
well v. 

^i 1 


To the Reader. 

The Occafion, Intention-, and uCc of the Foure 

Lotteries adjoyned to thefe foure Books 

of Emblems* 

STultorum plena funt omnia. The world is grownefe in Love 
with Follic/^ir the Imprinting ofover-fulidandfer.ous Crca- 
tifcs would undoe the Book-fellers; especially, being fo char" 
as the many cojlly Sculptures have made this Books : there) 
(to advance their Profits, rather than to fit is fie my ervue Iu 
ment)i was moved to invent fomew hat, which might be likely 
to pleafe the vulgar Capacitie, without hindrance to my ch:ete 
End. And, though that which I revived on, be not fo PfaufiWe 
to Critic all under/landings, yet I am contented to hazard anwig 
them,fo much of my Refutation, as that comes to. 

1 have often observed , that where the Summer-bowers of 
| Recreation are placed neare the Church, it drawes thither more 
: people from the remote Hamlets, than would ei 'fe be there. A'«;r, 
though I praife not their Devotion, yet I am glad if any thing 
{which is not evill in itfelfe) may be made an occsijion of Good : 
(beeaufe, thofe things may , perhaps, be continued , at hft , for 
Confctence fake, which were at fir (I btgunne upon vaine occuflons ) 
and, have therefore added Lotteries to thefe Emblems, toocca- ; 
fion the more frequent notice of the Morals, and good Counicrl% 
tendredin their Illuftrations ; hoping that, atone time or other, 
fome fiall draw thofe Lots, which will make them the belter , i 
and the happier, whilejl they live. I confeffe that this Devife maf '- 
probably be cenfured, asunfutabletothe gravitie expected in my 
rtpeyeares : and be reputed as great an Indecorum^ at erecl,nga» I 
Ak-houk at the Church-ftile ; yet,tbefame having hadbigr,;- 
ning in my younger dayes, I do now refolve not to be ajlamedof 
it, for the Keafons aforementioned. To fuch as I was, t; will be ■ 
fomeway avayleable : and perhaps, if the \Vi£c(x did otbcrwb/le, 
when they walke abroad, to Vncertaine purpofes , take up this ! 
Booke,4#</ (without Superftitious Conceites)w<z£? try all what 
their Lots would remember , or give them caufe to thmke on; It 
might, now and then, either occapon better Proceedings ^ or pre- 
vent Mifchieves. 

Some Games were ever in ufe ; ever, I thinke, will be, and 
for ought I know, ever may be without exception. And, 1 bi li <eve \ 
tins Recreation, will be as harmleffe as any, if it be ufed accor- 
ding to my Intentions. For, my meaning is not , that any jhcuhi 
ufe it as an Oracle, which could figmfie , infallibly , what is divine- 
ly ailoted; but, toferve onelyfor a Morall Paftiine. And, that / 
may no way encourage the fecret entertaining of fuch a Fantafie, . 
I doe before hand off irme unto them, that none but Children, cr 
Ideots may be tolleratedto be fofoolijh, without laughing at. 

Tet, if any one fh all draw that Lot wherein his Secret vices 
are reproved; or fome good Counftlspropofed, which in his owne 
underfranding are pertinent to his welfare, let not fuch ,# thofe, 
faffe them over as meert Cafualties to them ; for 9 whatfoever \ 
thefe Lots are to others, or in themfclves, they are to all thefe, 


Tothr Reader, 

pertinent in fitch cafes , both by their particular Know- 
ledges andOcczfions. 

Some will thinke perhaps , that I have pttrpofely invented this 
Game, that I might finde meanes to reprove mens vices, without 
being fujpected, (as I have hitherto un]u(lly beene) to ayme at par- 
ti ctilar per fins : For, if any who are notoriously G\x\\i\c,jhallby 
drawing their Chanccs^among other Companions, be fo fitted with 
Lots, (which may now and then happen ) that thofe Vices be ther- 
by intimated to the by-Jlanders, of which the world knowes them 
guilty ; they do therin make their owne Libels ; and, may (/ hope) 
bee laughed at without my blame, if not ; I doe here warne'all 
fuch as are worthily fufpeUed of Haynous crimes, and Scanda- 
lous converfations, either to forbear e thefe Lotteries j ortoex- 
ctife me if they bejuflly fhamedby their own Act. 

Having thus declared the Reafon of this Invention, and made 
thefe Anticipations ; every man hath his choice, whether hee will 
make ufe of thofe Lotteries or no ; hee that will, is left to his 
Chance, of which, how hee Jhall make tryall, direction is given in 
the two lajl Pages of this Booke. 

This Game occafions not the frequent crime, 
Of Swearing, or mifpending of our Time ; 
Nor loffe of money : For, the Play is Jhort, 
And, ev'ry Gamefter winneth by the fport. 
Wee, therefore, know it may afwell become 
The Hall, the Parlor, or the Bining-roome, 
As Cheffe, or Tables ; and, we thinke the Price 
Will be as low 5 becaufe, it needs no Dice . 

What I WAS , is pafsed b, , 
What I AM. , away doth Jhc ; 
What I SHAL BEE, none do see , 
jet, in that, ^Beauties bee. 

The AvTsofcs Meditation upon 

fight of his Pictvre. 

'yyUcn I beholi my Pi&ure, and \ ereeh* 

Howiine it it, our Portraitures to Uare 
In Lines, ani bhadowes, (Twicb m.ike Ibsvss, to i 
Of that Ttbich T»iB, to mono v } fa ie avay) 

_ And 

And, thinke, what meane Refemblances at bcfl, 


/ thought it better, much, to leave behind me, 

Some Draught,/?/ wbich,my living friends might find me 

The fame I artij in that, which will remaine, 

Till all is ruin'd, and repair' d againe : 

And j which, inabfence, will more truelyfhow me, 

X/^»,outward Formes ,to thofe, loho think they knowme. 

For, though my gratiom Maker made mejucb, 
That, where Ilo\>e, beloVd I am, as much 
As 7 defire ; yet, Forme, nor Features are, 
Thofe Ornaments, in which J would appeare 
To future Times j Though they were found in me y 
Farye better, than I can beleefe they be. 
Much lejfe, off eel I that, which each man knowes. 
To be no more, but Counterfeits of thofe, 
Wherein, the Painters, or the Gravers toole, 
Befriends alike, the Wifeman, *tf^ */>£ Foole : 
And, (when theypleaje) can gi"ve him-, by their Art, 
The faireft-Face, that had the falieft- Heart. 

A P i c tv re , though with mofi exaBnejfe made, 
Is nothing, but the Shadow of a Shade. 
For, citnour living Bodies, (though they feeme 
To others more* or more in our efteeme) 
Are but the fhadowes of that Reall-being, 
Which doth'extend beyond the Flefhly-feeing • 
Jnd, cannot be decerned* till we rife 
Immortall-Obje&s, fir Immortall-eyes. 

Ojjt Everlafting-Subftance lies ttnjeene, 
^Behinde the Fouldings,of a CarnalUScreene, 
Which is, but, Vapours thickned into Blood, 
(By due concoclion of our daily food) 
And,flillfupplied, out of other Creatures, 
To keepe us living,^ their wafled natures ; 
Renewing, and decaying, eVry Day, 
Vntill that Vaile muft be rcmorfdaway. 
For, this hVd Flefh, wherewith, yet cloth'dwego, 
Is not t be fame, Wee had fev'ny tares ago ; 
'But, rather, fomething which is taken-in, 
To [en>e infteed of -fchat hath wafled bin, 
}n Wounds, in Sicknefles^'w Colds, dWHeates, 
In all Excrcicions,Ww Fumes,W Sweates. 


JSlorJhaU* this prefent Flefti , long flay with us : 
Jind*Ttee may well be pleas' d, hjhould ^Thus. 

For* as 1 <view* tbofe ToWnes* and Fields, that be 
In Landskip drawne j Etenfo* we thinks* Ifee 
A (jlmpes* farre off* (through Faith's Projective 
Of that, which after Death, ViU come to paffe ; glafie) 
And* likewife* gained bave^fuch meatus of feeing* 
Some things* which Vere,before my Life bad. being, 
That, in my Soulc, ifhould be dij content* 
If* this my Body were* more permanent ; 
Since ,Wec,and all God's other Creatures^*, 
Are but the Pictures, of whatJbaB appeare. 

Tet* whilfl they are, I thankfully Trotddmake 
That ufe of them* for their Creator's fake* 
To 'tobicb bee made them 5 and, preferte the Table, 
Still* Fairc and Full, afmuch as I loereable* 
Ttyfiniflring* (in my aimed place) 
Tbofe Workes,/or Whuh* bee Jits me by his Qracs. 
Jnd* if a Wrcnne, a Wrcnn's juft height fha&f oar e, 
No i£gle,/or an -<£gle, can doe more. 

If therefore, of my Labours, or of M E e, 
Ought /hall rcmaine, when 1 remold* mujl be, 
Let it be thai, therein it may be <view'd, 
JMy Makers Image, "frasinmcrenew'd: 
And,fo declare* a dutifull intents, 
To doe the Workc I came for, ere I Vent j 
That* I to others, mayfome Patrerne be, 
Of Doing- well, as other men to mee, 
Have beene, whilfl I had life : And, let my dates 
Be fumvmed up, to my Redeemer's praife. 
So this be gained, I regard it not, 
Though, all that J am elfc, be quite forgot* 

By Knowledge onety* Life "Me gaine, 
<AU other things to Death pertains. 

Illvstratio I. 

Book. I , 

|Ow Fond are they, who fpend their precious Time 
In ftill purfuing their deceiving Pleasures ? 
And they ,that unto ayery Titles clime 

Or tyre themfelves in hoording up of Trtafures ? 

For, thefcare Death's, who, when with wearinefle 

They have acquired moft, fweepes all away 5 

And leaves them, for their Labors, to pofleffe 

Nought but a raw-bond Carcajfe lapt in clay. 

Of twenty hundred thoufands, who, this hourc 

Vaunt much, of thofe Poflefions they have got ; 

Of their new purchae'd Honours, or,thc Power, 

By which, they feeme to have advanc't their Lott ; 

Of this great Multitude, there lhall not Three 

Remaine, for any Future age to know j 

But perifh quite, and quite forgotten bee, 

As Beajls, devoured twice ten yeares agoe. 
Thou, therefore, who defir'ft for aye to live. 

And to poiTeffe thy Labors maugre Death, 

To needfull Arts and honeft A ft ions, give 

Thy Spanne of Time t and thy fliort blaft of Breath. 

In holy Studies, excrcife thy Mind i 

In workes oiCharity, thy Hands imploy ; 

That Knowledge, and that Treafure, fceke to find, 

Which may enrich thy Heart with perfect ley. V 

So, though obfeured thou appeare, awhile, 

Defpifcd, poore, or borne to Fortunes low, 

Thy Venue fhall acquire a nobler ft:lc, 

Then grcateft Kings act able to beftow: 
And,gaine rhec thofc Pofefions, which,nor Thy, 
Nor Time, nor Deatb,hzve power to take away. 

B The 

The Man that hath true Wifdome gou 
Qontinues firmc, and wavers nou. 

[Till fixt,and with triumphant Laurellciovm'd, 
Istrueft Wifdome • whom,exprefled thus, 
Among the old Imprest's, we have found ; 
And, much, this Emblem hath inftru&ed us. 
For, hence we learne • that JVtfdome doth not flow 
From thofe unconftant men, whom ev'ry il*ft, 
Or fmall Oecafion, turneth to and fro ; 
But, from a Settled- bead that ftandeth/*/?. 
Wno'evcr (houldcrs,him, he gives no place • 
What Storme foe*re, his Times or Fortunes, breath, 
He neither hides his Brew, nor turnes his Fate • 
But, keepes his Lookes undaonted, ev'n in tftmA 
The Ldureat bead, upon the Pillar fet, 
Thus fignifies ; And that B*j-tvre*tb doth fhow 
That conftant Wifdome will theconqueft get, 
When giddy Politic prevailes not fo. 

If, therefore, thoudcfireft to be taught, 
Propofc good Ends with honeft Manes thereto, 
And therein Conftant be, tillthon haft brought 
To pcrfed tnd, that Worke,thou haft to dee. 
Let neither flatt'ring Pleafurcs, nor Difgrace, 
Nor f< offing Cenfures, nor the cunning Sleights 
Of glazing Sycophants, divert that Race 
To which, a harmelefte Prttdenct, thee invites. 
Though others plot, confpire, and undermine, 
K epc thou a plaine right Path • and let their Cot/fa 
For no advantage, make thee change from thine, 
Although it (for the prefent) fecmes theworfe. 
He, thus rhat workes, puts Politic to Schoolc, 
And makes the Machavilian prove a f oolc. 

The Law ugiyen to dived: ; 

The Sword, to punifh W protect. 

Illvstr. III. 

Book. I 

►Hen God- Almighty fird engrav'd in (lone 
His holy Law -^ He did nor give the fame 
As if fome common Act had then beene done 5 

For, arwi'd with Fires and Thunders, forth k came. 

By which, that great Law-maker, might inferre 

What di eadf ull Vengeance would on thofe attend, 

Who did againft thofe holy Preceptscne • 

And, that, his Power, well doers could defend. 

Thereto, this Emblem, a!fo doth agree ; 
For, loe, before the Tables of the Lawe, 

A naked Sword is borne, whofe ufe may bee 

As well to keepe in Safety, m in Awe, 

Whence, Princes (if they pleafe) this note may take 3 

(And it (hall make them happily to raignc) 

That, many good and whoHome Lams to make 

Without an Executioner, is vaine. 
It likewife intimates,that fuch as are 

In Soveraigne place, as well obliged be 

Their zeale for true Religion to declare. 

As, what concerneth -Manners, to forefec. 

It laftly, fhowes that Princes fhould afhdl 

Not onely, over others to Command, 

Bur Swords to weat c, their Snivels to protect ; 

And, for their Guard, extend a willing hand. 

F >r, Lawcs, or Peace to boa't of- and, the whiles, 

The Pabl/que-wealc, to weaken or difarme, 

Is nor the way to hinder CivtU Hroy/es, 

Nor to fecurc it from a Fnnaigne.harme. 
For, As by Lanes a. I/and is kept in frame j 
So, Annes is that, which mutt protect the fame. 

K 2 OccafJnui 

Occafions-paft'dr* fought inline ; 
But , ofti they whcele-about againe. 



[Nwife are they that fpend their youthfull 
In Vanities $ as if they did fuppofe 
That men, at pleafure, might redeemc the Tim j 
For, they a faire advantage fondly loie. ^ 

As ill-advis'd be thofe, who having loft 
The firft Occaftons, to Defrsiring runne : 
Tor^Time hath Revolutions j and, the moft, 
For their Affaires, have Seafim more, then one. 
Nor is their Folly fraall, who much depend 
On TrAttfitorie things, as if their Powre 
Could bring to pafTe what fhould not have an End 5 
Or compaiTe that, which Time will notdevoare. 

The firft Occafions, therefore, fee thou take 
(Which offred are) to bring thy hopes about ; 
And, minde thou, ftill, what Haffe away they make, 
Before thy fwift-pac't houres are quite runnc out. 
Yet, if an Opportunity be part, 
Ddpaire not thou, as they that hopeleiTe be • 
Since, Time may fo revolve againe, at laft, 
That Netv-Occajiom may be offred thee. 
And fee, thou truft not on thofc fading things, 
Which by thine owne Endeavours thou acquir'ft : 
For, Time (which her owne Birtlis to ruine brings) 
Will fpare, nor thee, nor ought which thou defir'it. 
His Properties, and Ffes,\\hat they are, 
In-vainc obferv'd will be, when he is fled:, rhcy in feafon, therefore, may appeare, 
Our Emblem, thus, hath him deciphered ; 

Baldt lave before, and ftanding on a Wheelt ; 

A Razor in his Hand, a Winged Heelc. 


By Labour, Vertue may begaitid^ 
By Vertue, Glorie is attain' d. 

Illvstr. V. 


[Vppofe you Sin, thofe mimickc Afes you meet 
In ftrange fantafticke habits i or the Rabble, 
That in gay clothes embroyder out the ftreet, 

Ar^iTfruely oiWorfhtffull or Honorable ? 

Or can you thinke, thar, To be borne the Sonne 

Of fome rich Alderman, or ancient Peere, 

Or that the Fame our Predcceffors wonne 

May claime thofe Wreathes which true Deserving weare i 

Is Honour due tothofe, who fpend their dayes 

In courting one another i or confuming 

Their Fortunes and themfelves, on Drabbs and Flayes i 

In flceping, drinking, and Tobacco- fuming «? 

Not fo. For, (though fuch Fooles, like children, place 

Gay Titles on each other ) Wift-men know 

What fluves they be ; how miferably bafe ; 

And, where fuch Attributes would better (how. 
An idle Body clothes a vitiou<; Minde ; 

^nd, what (at beft) is purchae'd by the fame, 

'Is nothing clfe, but (linking Smoke and Wmdt - 3 

4<* frothie Bubbles of an empty Fame , 

Jnie Clary y none did ever purchafc, yet, 

Tifl, to be Vertuous they could firft attaine ,. 
. ill thofe mm faitc Vertnes favour get,. 

Who labour nor, fuch Dignities to gnine. 

^fnd'^ this Imprefa doth hferre no leffe : 

For, by the Sp-idc, is Labour here implide • 

The Snake, a vertaous Prudence, dorhexpicffc ; 

And, Glorie, by z\v:i' r ,eaib isTvpifide. 

where a vertuous Indt/ftry is found, 
She, fliall with Wreaths of Cory, thus be crown'd 

Though Fortune prone true Vermes Foe, 
It cannot worke her OverthroTPe^. 


Book. I. 

[Nhappy men are they,whofe Ignorance 
So (hvesthem to the Fortunes of the Time, 
That they (attending on the Lot oichante) \ 
Neglect by Virtue, and Deferts, to clime. ^ , 

Poore Heights they be which Fortune rcarcs unto ; 
And, fickle is the Favour {he beftowes : 
To-day, (he makes 5 to-morrow, doth undoc - y 
Buildsup, and in an inftant overthrowes. 
Oneafie Wbeelts, to Wealth,and Honours high, 
She windes men oft 5 before they be aware j 
And, when they dreame of raoft Projperitie, 
Downe, headlong, throwes them lower thca they were. 

You, then, that feeke a moreaflur'd eftate, 
On good, and honeft Objecls, fixe your Minde, 
And follow Venue, that you may a Fate 
Exempt from feareof Change, or Dangers,£ndc. 
For, he that's Virtuous, whether high or low 
His Fortune feemes (or whether foule or faire 
His Path he findcs)or whether friend, or foe, 
The Werld doth prove ; regards it not a haire. 
His Lofle is Gaine ; his Poverty is Wealth $ 
The Worlds Contempt, he makes his Diadem j 
In SickneJJe, he rej oyceth, as in Health : 
Yea, Death it felf e, becommeth Lifc^ to him. 
He fcaresno difrefpect, no bitter fcorne, 
Nor fubtile plottings, nor Opprcflions force ; 
Nay, though the World fliould topfie-turvie turne, 
It cannot fright hirr, nor divert his Courfe. 
Above all Earthly powreshis Virtue reares him 5 
And, up with Eglets wings, to Heav'n itbeareshim. 

A fickle Woman wanton growne* 
Preferres a Crowd, before a Crowne, 

Illvstr. VII. 

Book, i „ 

>Oole .' Doft thou hope, thine Honours, or thy Gold, 
>hall gainethec Love ? Or,thatthou haft her heart 
Whole hand upon thy tempting Baytfoyes hold i 
ALb ! fond Lover, thou deceived art. 
She that with Wealth, and Titles,can be wonnc, 
Or woo'd with Canities, will wav ring bee ; 
And, when her Love, thou moft depended on, 
A Ftddle-fiicke (hall winne her heart from thee, 
To Toutb and Muficke, Venut leaneth moft ; 
And (though her hand (lie on the Scepter lay) 
Let Greatne]fc,oi her Favours never boaft: 
Tor^Heart and Eye, are bent another way. 
And lo, no glorious Purchacethat Man get 1 ;, 
Who ha;h with fuch poore Trifles, woo'd, and wonne: 
Her footing, on a Bali, his Mtftnfle fets, 
Which in a moment (lips, and (he is gone. 
A Woman, meerely with an Out fide caught, 
Or tempted with a GaUtard, or a Song, 
Will him forfake (whom (lie moft lovely thought) 
Fo- Players and for Tumblers, ere't be long. 

You,then, rhat wifh voui Love (hould ever lair, 
(And would enjoy /fffcclten wlhout charging) 
Love where yoiir Loves irny worhily beplac t ; 
And, kecpe your ownc Affect -on, frill from ranging, 
Vfe n >blc Mean's, y°ur Longings ro attaint 5 
Seeke cquall Mtndes, and well befeemfng Teares ; 
Thev are (at beft) vainc Fooles, whom Follte gainc ; 
But, there is Bl.'ffe^ where, Fertue moft endeares i 

And, wherefoe're, Affc&ion fixe procures, 

In fpightof all Temptations, it endures. 

This 1 

This Ragge of Death, -nkick thou/halt fee y 
Qonfider it; And Pious bee. 


Btek. i. 

?Hy, filly Man ! fo much admired thou 
[Thy prcfent Fortune ? overvaluing fo 
Thv Ferfon, or the beauty of thy Brow ? 
And Cloth d, {o proudly, wherefore doft thou goe i 
Why doft thou live in riotous Excejp ? 
And Bw/f, as if thy Flefli immortall were f 
Why doft thou gather fo f Why fo oppreffe i 
And, o'rethy FelIow-creatures,Z>wwwfe ? 
Behold this Emblem - 3 fuch a thing was hee 
Whom this doth reprefent as now thou art ; 
And, fuch a Flefhleffe Raw bone fhalt thou bee, 
Though, yet, thou feeme to ad: a comelier part, 
Obfcrve it well b and marke what Vglineffe 
Stares through thefightleGe Eye boles from within: 
Note thofe leane C aggs, and with what Gajllinep, 
That horrid Countenance doth f. erne to grin. 
Yea, view it well ; and having feene the fame 
Plucke downe that Pride which puffs thy heart fo high j 
Of thy Proportion boaft not, and (for ftiarae,) 
Repent thee of thy finfull Vanity. 
And, having learn'd, that, all men muft become 
Such bare Anatomies ; and, how this Fate 
No mortall Potvre, nor Wit, can kcepe thee from ; 
Live fo, thatl>f4//; may better thy eftate. 
Confider who created thee ; and why : 
Renew thy Spirit ^ ere thy Flefl> decayes : 
More Pious grow 5 Afre& more Honefiie s 
And fceke hereafter thy Creatours praife. 
So though of Breatband Beauty Time deprive thee, 
New Life, withcndleffe Clerk, GWwill give thee. 


Before thou bring thy Workcs to light* 
Qo-dfderon tbemJBtbeMght. 


Illvstr. IX. 


^N OwU (the Hieroglyphicke us'd for Night) 
ffi SB Twixt Mercury and Pallas y here takes place 3 

\ :-d \^pon .1 crown'd Grimm fat ^poght j 
And, each a Cornucopia doth imbrace. 
Through which darke Emblem, I this Light perceive 5 
That, fuch as would the Wit and Wealth acquire, 
Which may the Crowne of approbation have, 
Muft wake by Night, to compafle their defire. 
For, this Mercurian-Wand, doth Wit cxpreflc j 
The Cornu-copia, WealthineJJe implies ; 
Both gained by a ftudious Watchfnlntffc^ 
Which,here,the Bird of Athens fignifies. 

Nor, by this Emblem, 2te we taught alone, 
That, (when great Undertakings are intended) 
We Sloth, and lumpifh DrowfineJJe muft fhunne j 
But, Rajhnefle, alfo,herc is reprehended. 
Take Council of thy Ptfev^fahh our Sawe) 
And, ere in waighty Matters thou procccde, 
Confider well upon them ; left they draw 
Some Aftcrclaps, which may thy Mifchiefc breed? . 

I, for my feriou'ft */*/«, chufe the Night s 
(More friend to Meditation, then the Day) 
Thatneither Noyfc, nor Objects of the Sight, 
Nor bus' ncflcs, withdraw my Thoughts away, 
By Night , we beft may ruminarc upon 
« <ui Purport . Then, beft, we may enquire 
What Actions wee amifle, or well, have done : 
And, then, may beft into our Selves retire : 

For, of the World-mihout, when imft wc fee, 

Then, blinddr, to the World-xvithin, arc wee. 

C ' Sri 


tAn Innocent noDrnvptfeares* 
Boy great foeper it apjtares. 


&ok. I. 

|Hcn fome did feeke Arionto have drown'd, 
He, with a dreadlefle heart his Temples crown'd • 
And,when to drench him in the Seas they meant, 
He playd on his melodious- Inftruntent - t 
To fliew, that lnmce»ce difdayned Fearc, 
Though to be fwallow'd in the Deeps it were. 
Nor did it perifh : For, upon her Backe 
A Dolphin tooke him, for his Mufick's fake : 
To inrimate,that r«*«ffriallprevaile 
With Bruittjl) Creatures, if with Men it faile. 

Moft vaine is then their Hope, who dreame they can 
Make wretched, or undoc, an Honefl.Man -. 
For, he whom Vertuous Innocence adornes, 
Infults o're Cruelties j and, PeriUfcomes. 
Yea, that, by which, Men purpofe totwdoe him, 
(In their defpight) (hall bring grear Honours to him. 

ArtonMVe, the Malice of the World, 
Harh inro Seas of Troubles often hurl'd 
Deferving Men, although no Caufc they had, 
But that their Words and Workes lwcet Mufickc made. 
Of all their outward Helps it hath bertfc them \ 
Normeanes,nor hopes of Comfort havebecne fefi theraj 
But fuch, as in the Houfe of Mourning are, 
And, what Gotd-Conjcience can afford them there. 
Yci^Dolphin-likc, their Innocence hah rcai'd 
Their Heads above thofe Dangers that appear'd. 
GodXnxh vouchfaf 'd their harmelcffe Cjnfe to heed, 
And.ev'n in Thraldoinc, fo their Heai ts hath I 

1 hat, whil'ft they feem'd opprclfcd and forlt 

They Ioyd, and Sung, and 1 

v^FooIe, in Folly taketbPaine, 
Although he labour flill in vaine^. 




! Maflie Mil-ftone up a tedious Hill, 
k With mighty Labour, Sifyfhus doth roll » 
Which being rais'd-aloft, downe-tumbleth,fiiII, 
To keepe imployed his afflicted Souk. 
On him, this tedious Labour is impos'd • 
And (though in vaine) it rauft be ftill aflayd : 
But, fome, by no Neceflity inclos'd, 
Vpon themfelves,fuch needlefle Taskes have Iayd„ 
Yea, knowing not (or caring not to know) 
That they are worneand weary'd out in vaine, 
They madly toyle to plunge themfelves in Woe ; 
And, feeke uncertaine Eafi, in certaine Paine. 

Such Fooles are they, who dreame they can acquire 
A Minde-content, by Lab'rwgflMfor more : 
For, Wealth encreafing, doth encreafe Deftre, 
And makes Contentment letter then before. 

Such Fooles are they, whofe Hopes doevaincly ftretch 
To climbe by Titles, to a happy Height : 
For, having gotten one Ambitious-Reach) 
Another comes perpetually in fighr. 
And, their ftupidity isnothing Icfle, 
Who dreame that Flejh and Blood may rayfed be 
Vp to the Mount of perfett-Holineffe : 
For (at our beft) corrupt and vile are we. 
Yet, wc arc bound by Faith, with Love and Hope, 
To roll the Stone of" Good-Endeai our, ftill, 
As neere as may be, to Perfections top. 
Though backc againe it tumble downe the /////. 

So ; What our Workes had never power to doc. 

Cod's Grace, at laft, fliall freely bring us to. 

C 2 As 


As* to t EWorld /naked earnest 
So> naked-ftript I leave the fame^. 



|Hrice happy is that Man whole Thoughts doc reare 
k His Minde above that pitch the Worldling &ks s 
And by his Contemplations, hovers where 
He vicwes things mortall, with unbleared eyes. 
What Trifles then doe Villages andTowoes 
Large Fields or Fltckes of fruitfull CatteU fceme i 
Nay, what poorc things are M iters, Scepters, Crownes, 
And all thofe Glories which Men mod efteeme i 
Though he that hath among them, his Delight, 
Brave things imagines them (becaufc they blinde 
Withfomefalfe Luftrehis beguiled fight) 
He that's above them, their meane- Worth may finde. 

Lord, to that Blejfed-Station me convey 
Where I may view the World, and view her fo, 
That I her true Condition may furvey ■ 
And all her Imperfe&ions rightly know. 
Remember me, that once there was a Day 
When thou didft weane me from them with content, 
Ev'n when fhut up within thofe Gates I lay 
Through which the Flague-infitcling Angel wenr. 
And, let me ftill remember, that an Hourc 
Is hourely comming on, wherein I fhall 
(Though I had all the World within my powre) 
Be naked ftripr, and turned out of all. 
But minde me, chiefcly,that I never cleave 
Too clofely to my Selfe j and caufe thou me, 
Not other Earthly things alone to leave, 
But to forfake my Selfe for love of Thee: 

That I may fay, now 1 have all things left, 

Before that I of all things, am bereft. 


To bim abappy Lot befalls 

Tbathatb a Ship, Wprofp'rous Gales. 



Book. i. 

lO wonder he a profp'rous Fey age findes 
f hit hath both Sailes and Oares to ferve his rurne, 
rAnd,ftill,rhrough meanes of fomc propitious Winds 
Is to his wifhed H arbour ,Cwih\y borne. 
Nor is it much admir'd, if they thatlacke 
Thofe aydes(on which the Common faith depends,) 
Are from their hoped aymes repelled backe, 
Or made to labour for unfruitfull ends. 
Yet neither in the Ship, Wind, Oares, or Saiks, 
Nor in the want of Outward meanes, alone, 
Confifts it, that our Hope fuccccdes or failes ; 
But, moft. in that, which Men leaft thinke upon.. 
For, feme endeavour, and their Paincsare bled 
With Gales which are fo fortunate, that they 
Fly fafe, and fwiftly on, among the belt, 
Whiffl; others labour, and are caftaway. 

Some others, on this Worlds widcOcean floare, 
And neither Wind, nor Tide affiftant have, 
Nor Saile^ nor Oare, nor Anchor, nor found Boatt, 
Nor «ake fo much as heede thcmfelves to fave 5 
And yet are fafe : A third fort, then, there are 
Who neither want fit Meanes, nor yet neglect 
The piinciulllnduftie, or honeft Care, 
Which Need requires ; yet find fmall good effec"t. 
Therefore, lerthat which you propofe, be Iufi j 
Then, ufc the faireft Meanes^ to compafTc it: 
And, though Meanes faile, yet fotrer no miftrufl: ; 
Butfcarelefly,to God, your Courfe commit : 
For, Hec, to Faitbfu'll- Hearts, and Honefl-Mindes 
Turnes Lofft to Gaiae ; and Stormes.zo profp'rous Windes. 

Though he endeavour all he can, 
jin Ape, Tt>iB never be a Man. 



►Hat though an Api(h-Pigmie, in attire, 
His Dwarfifh Body Gyant-like, array ? 
TutneBrdve,znd get himSfc/tttofeem the higher? 
What would fo doing, handfome him I pray t 
Now, furely, fuch a Mimicke fight as that, 
Would with exceffive Laughter move yourSpIeene, 
Till you had made the little Dandiprat, 
To lye within fomc Auger-hole, unfeene. 

I mull confefle I cannot chufc but fmile, 
When I perceive, how Men that worthlcffe are, 
Piece out their Imperfections, to beguile, 
By making fhowes, of what they never were. 
For,in their hncw'd Shapes, I know thofe Men, 
And (through their Maskes) fuch infight of them have 3 
That I can oftentimes difclofe(ev'n then) 
How much they favour of the Feole or Knave. 

A Pigmey-ftirit, and an Earthly- Minde, 
Whofe looke is onely fTxt on Objects vaine ; 
In my eftecme, fo roeane a place doth finde, 
That ev'ry fuch a one, I much refraine. 
But, when in honoured Robes I fee it put, 
Bctrimm'd, as if fome thing of Worth it were, 
Looke big, and on the Suits ofGreatneffe, (tru't 5 
From [corning it, I cannot then foibeare. 
For, when to groiYeFrworthineJJc, M^nadde 
Tho/cDues, which to theTrucJI- worth pertaine 5 
Tis like an Ape, in Humartt-Vcfitncitschd, 
Which, when mod fine, deferveth moftdifdaine : 

And, moicabfurd, thofeMcnappearetomc, 

Then this Fantajlicke-Monkey feemes to thee. 


J pine,i#/tf others may not per ift>-> 
tAndwa&c my Sclfe, their Life to cheri/h. 

7 * 


Book, i, 

'Bfervc I pray you, how the greedy Flame 
The FeweS, on an Altar doth confume. 
How it deftroyeth that which feedes the iame s 
And how the Nourijher away doth fume. 
For, fo it fares with Parents that uphold 
Their thriftleffc Children in unlawfull Pleafures t 
With Cares, it wearcsrhem out, ere they are old ; 
And ere their Lives confume, confumes their Trcafures. 
So fares it with fuch Wantons as doe fcede 
Vnchaft Defires ; for, ev'ry day they grow 
Vntill their Longings, their Supplies exceede, 
And, quite devouiethofc men that fed them Co. 
So fares it with all thofc that fpend their Toutb 
In lab'ring to enrich ungrateful! Men, 
Who, growing Great, and Wealthy, by their Truth, 
Returnc them Smoke and Apes backeagen. 
So fares it with good Statefmen, who to keepe 
A thankeleiTe Commonwealth in happy Peace, 
Deprive their Mindes of Reft, their Eyes of Sleepe, 
And, waftethcmfelves, that others may encrcafe. 
And, fo it fares with Men that parTc away 
Their time in Studtts, (and their Healths impaire) 
That helps to other men become they may, 
And,their defective Knowledges, rcpaire. 

Rut, let my Flefb, my Time,md my Efltte, 
Re fo confum'd j fo (pent • fo wafk-d bee, 
7 hat they may noiu ifii Grace , and pci fit that 
For which all thefe were firftbeftovvd'd on incj 

So when 1 quire am vanifh'd our ov feeing, 

I (hall enjoy my Nt-v- concealed Being. 


When to fuppretfc w% Men intend* 
They make ui higher to afcend. 

!Hen weobferve the Ball, how to and fro 

The Gamefters force it j we may ponder thus : 
That whU'ft weliveweihall beplaydwith fo, 
And that the W«rld will make her Game of us. 
Adverfities, one while our hearts conftraine 
To ftoope, and knock the Pavements of Dtfiaire 5 
Hffpt^ like a Whirle-wind mounts us up againe, 
Tilloft it lofc us in the empty ayre. 
Sometimes, above the Battlements we Iooke ; 
Sometimes, we quite below the Lint arc toft : 
Another- while, againft the Hazard ftrookc, 
We, but a little want, of being loft. 

Detra8ion,Envie, Mifcbief, and Delight, , 
One Partie make, and watchfully attend 
To catch us when we rife to any Height ; 
Left we above their hatred mould afcend. 
G tod- For tune, Praifer, Htpts y and Tndujlries, 
Doe fide-together, and make Play co plcafe us ; 
But, when by them wc thinke more high to rife, 
More great they make our F all, and more difeafe us. 
Yea, they that leeke our £*/<r,advance oar Gaine t 
And to our Wtjhes, bring us oft the nigher : 
For, we that elfeupon the Ground had laine, 
Are, by their (hiking of us lifted higher. 
When Balls againft the Stones are hardeft throwne, 
Then higheft up into the Aire they ly ; 
So, when men hurle us ("with moft fury) downe, 
Wee hopefull are to be advane'd thereby : 

And,when they finite us quite unto the Ground, 
Then, up to Heav'n, we truft, wc (hall rebound. 


Till God hath trough tu to his Will, 
The Hammer vejbattfujftrftilt. 




[Hy fhould the feolifh World difeeurage Men, 
In juft endurances i or bid them fhunne 
Gots&Aftms, 'caufe they fuffer now and then, 
For "Doing n>f/f } as if fome ill were done t 
Ere Plans extended are, they muft abide 
A thoufand hamm'rings ; And, then that which fHPdj 
So little roomc, it fcarce your Hand could hide, 
Will ferve a goodly Monument to gild. 
So, he that hopes to winne an honeft Namt, 
Muft many blowes of Fortune undergoc, 
A*id hazard, off, theblaft of Evili Fame, 
Beforea Cood-Reftrt her Trumpc will blow, 

A thoufjnd Worthies had unworthily 
Been raked up in Afhes and in Clay, 
Vtiknowne and bury'd in Obfcuritj, 
If Malice had not fil'd their Ruft away. 
But, lo ■ their lading prayies now arc fpread, 
And rais'd, by Adverfe Chance, to fuch a height, 
That they mod glorious are, now they arc dead $ 
And live in Injuries, and Deaths, defpighr. 
For, by Afflifiions, man refined growes, 
And, (as the Co>d prepared in the Ftrt) 
Receivet h fuch a Forme by wrongs and blowes, 
Thar hee becomes the Ittoett we defire. 

To thee therefore, oh God ! My Prayers are 
Not to be freed from Grkfcs and Troubles quite : 
But,that they may be fuch as I can beare j 
And,ferve to make me precious in thy Sight. 

This pleafe me (hall, though all my Lite time, I 

Betweenc thine Anvt/larvi the Hammer, lie. 

D From 


From tbence^bere Nets and Snares are lqyd> 
Make-haft j left els you bebetrafd. 



[He nimble Sfider from his Entrailes drawes 
A futtle Thread, and curious art doth fliow 
In weaving Nets, not much unlike thofe Lams 
Which catch SmaB-Thitves, and letthe<7r&«/-«wgoe. 
For, as the Cob-web takes the lefler Flyes, 
When thofe of larger fize breake through their Snares 5 
So, Twrt-mtn fmart for little Injuries, 
When Rich men fcape, whofe Guilt is more then theirs. 

The Spider, alfo re prefenterh fuch 
"Who very curious are in Trifling things, 
And neither Coft, nor Time, nor Labour g r utch, 
In that which neither Gaine nor Pleajure brings. 
But thofe whom here that Creature doth implye 
Are chiefely fuch, who under cunning fticwes 
Of fimple-Meanings (or of Curtefie) 
Doe filly Men unwarily abufe. 
Or elfe, it meanes thofe greedy- Cormorants 
Who without touch,of Confcience or Compaflion, 
Seeke how to be enricht by others wants, 
And bring the Poore to uncr Defolation. 

Avoyd them therefore, though compell'd by need ; 
Or if a Storme inforce, (yee lab'ring Bees) 
. That yee mud fall among them 5 Flie with fpeed 
From their Commerce, when dimes your paffage frees. 
Much more, le r wa^rfull CalLnis hafte from thelc ; 
Elfe, when thofe Idling-paintcd-flf/ff^cr, 
Have fl utter'd -out t heir Summcr-tjme, ineate, 
(And fpent their Wealth in foolilli Vaniries) 

The Blafts of Want m.iy force them to be brought 
For lhelter thither, where they (lull be caught. 

Wbentbou a Dangerous-Way doftgot, 
Walke farcly, though thy pace be llowe. 


Book, i, 

\Xperitnce proves, that Men who truft upon 
Their Nat'rall parts, too much, oft lofe the Dsy^ 
And,faile in that which els they might have done. 
By vainely trifling pretious Time away. 

It alfo fliewcs, that many Men have fought 
With fo much Rafhneffe, thofe things they dehYd, 
That they have brought mod likely Hopes to nought 5 
And, in the middle of their Courfes,x\x'd. 
And, not a few, arc found who fo much wrong 
Gods Gratioujnejp, as if their thinkings were, 
That (feeing he deferres his Judgements long) 
His Vengeance, he, for ever, would forbeare: 
Bur, fuchas thefc may fee wherein they faile, 
And, what would fitter be for them to doe, 
If they would contemplate the flow-pae'd Smile ; 
Or, this our Hieroglypbicke looke into : 

For, thence we learne, that Perfeverance brings 
Large Workes to end, though flowly they creepeon ; 
And, that Continuance perfects many things, 
Which feeme,at flrft, unlikely to be done. 

It warnes, likewife, that fame /} fares require 
More Heed then Hafte : And that the Courje we take, 
Should fuite as well our Strength^ as our Drfire ; 
Elfe (as our Pr over be faith ) Ha fie, Waflt may make. 
And, in a Myfttcke-fcnfe, it feemes to preach 
Repentance and Amendment, unto thofe 
Who live, as if they Hv'd beyond God< reach ; 
Beco'ife, he long deferres deferved Blow s : 
For, though Jutt -Vengeance movcth like a Snailt, 

And flowly conies • her coinming will not faile. 

O?. As 

u/4 Sivc, of (belter maketbJboTP • 
But ey'ryStorm^mRlhrougb ttgoe. 

Illvstr. XX. 

B' : -.l. 

[ Ome Men, when for their A&ions they procure 
A likely colour, (be it nere fo vaine) 
Pioceede as if their Projects were as fure, 
As when Sound Rufin did their Courfe maintayne : 
And rhefe not ranch unlike thofe Children are, 
Who through zStorme advent'ring defp'rately, 
Had rathei on their Heads, a Sivno bea-e, 
Then Cov'rings, that may ferveto keepe them dryc. 
For, at a diftance thar perchance is thought 
A helplill Shelter 5 and, yet, proves to thofe 
Who ncede the fame, a Toy, which profits nought; 
Becaufc, each drop ot Raine quite through it, goes. 
So, they, whofe foolifh Projects, for a while, 
Doe promife their PrejecJors hopefull ends, 
S^all finde them, in the Try all, to beguile ; 
And, that both Shame and Want, on them attends* 

Such like is their eftate, who, (to appeare 
Rich men to others) doe, with Inward -pay ne, 
A gladfome out- ward Pert defire tobeare $ 
Though they at laft nor Wealth nor Credit gaine. 
A^d, fuchare all thofe Hypocrites, who ftrive 
Falfc Hearts beneath Faire(poke» Words to hydc : 
For, they o'-evaile themfelves but with a Srve y 
Through which, their purpofes at length are fpyde. 
And, rhen, they either woefully-lament 
Their Br uttifh -folly , or fo hardned grow 
1 1 Sinking, th at they never can repent, 
Nav, jeft and kotfe at their owne Overthrow. 

Bu: nofalfc Fade can ferve (when God will finite 

To fave a Scomer, or an Hyftcnte. 

D a:h 

Death is no LolTe, but rather, Gaine } 
For Tree by Dying, Life amine-. 



Book, i , 

?Will not blame thofc grieved Hearts that fhed 
Becoming- team, for their departed Friends ,• 
Nor rhofe who figh out Pajsiom for the Dead • 

Since, on Good natures, this Difeafe attends. 

When Sorrow is conceiv'd, it mul have Vent 

(InSighes or Moyfture) or the Heai twill breukej 

And, much they aggravate our Difcontent, 

Who, out of Seafon, Rtajon feeme to fpeakc. 

Yet, fi ice our Fiailty may require we mould 

Remembrances admit tokeepcus from 

Excefle in Gricfe : this Emblem here behold, 

And take fuch Hope as may our Tearts beco ne. 
The W'Aw*, although a while it lyes in Earth, 

(And feemeth loft) condoles not quite away 5 

But, from that Wombe receives another Birth, 

And, with Additions, x\KzA\ from the Clay. 

Much more thai I Man revive, whofe worth is more : 

For, Death, who from our D.'ofle will us refine, 

Vn.o that other Life,hccom "sthe Doore, 

Where, we in immortAttie (hall (bine. 

When once our Gb/Je is runne, we prcfr nt'ly 

Give up our Sou es o Death; So Death mu(\ t give 

Our Bo^/wbacke agrnc,rhat we, thereby, 

The Light or Life tier nail, may rcc ivc. 

The Venom'd Snug )f Death is tookc away ; 

And, now, theGrwc, that wasa Place of Furti 

Is made a Redo Reft, wherein wc may 

Lye downc in H </< \ and bide in farcry, there. 

When we are Botru, to DMiA-wardftraighr werunne j 
And by out Death, our Life is newbegnnue. 



When Vice 4»rfVertue Touth JbaQ-wooe, 
Tis kardtofajyVmch way 'twill gge^. 

Illvstr. XXII. 

Book. i. 

hopefull Friends at thrice fiveyeares and three, 
Without a Guide (into the World alone) 
To feeke ray Fortune, didadventure mee ; 
And, many hazards, I alighted on. 
Fit ft, Englands grearcft Rcndevenz, I fought, 
Where Vi c e and Ve rtve at the hig heft fit; 
And, thither, both a Minde and Bodie brought, 
For neither of their Services unfit. 
Both, woo'd my Touth : And, both perfvvaded fo, 
That (like the Young mm in our Emblem here) 
I flood. 'and cry'd, Ah \ which way frail l goe ? 
To me fo pleating both their Offers were. 
Vi ce, Pleafuresbeft Comentmentspromift mee, 
And what the wanton Flefh defires to have : 
Quoth Vertve, ImtlWtJdomegive to thee, 
And theft brave things , which noblat Mtndes doc crave* 
Serve me faid Vice, and thoufraltjoone acqmre 
Allthofe Atchievements which my Service brine , • 
Serve me (aid VeRtve, and lie raife tbee higher, 
Then Vices can, and teach thee better things. 
Whil'rt thus they ftrove to gair.e me, I e fpyde 
Grim Death attending Vi c e . and, that her Face 
Was hu a painted F/^rd, which did hide 
The foul'if Deformity that ever was. 
Lo R d , grant me grace for evermore to view 
Her Fglme(Je : And, that I viewing it, 
Her Falsehoods and 'allurements may efchew . 
And on f dire Ve r t v e my Affeclior. fet*. 

Her Be if/ties contemplate, her Love embrace, 

And by htrfafe Direction, rmne my Race. 


By Paine, on Pleasures "»><? doejei^e- t 
And-rtoe by Suff'rmcCjpunhafe Eale. 

Illvstr. XXIII. 

Book. 7, 

PH^He lick'rifli Beare to rob the Htney.Bees 

fj§ {& Among their ftinging-Swarms thrufts in his pawes; 

^^^ Adventureth to climbc up hollow Trees, 

And from their Cells , the well- fiU'd Combes he drawes : 

Right fo, the SenfuaU Man that he may gaine 

His bruitifh Luff, a thoufand perills dares ; 

And, that his Lawltffi will he may attainc, 

Nor Cenjcience, Credit, Coft,x\ox Labour fpares. 

'Twercfhamefull bafcnelTe, therefore, ifthat he 
Who knovveth Venue, and is thought her Lover, 
.Should fo by any Perills flighted bee, 
To make him fuch Affections to give-over. 
For, why mould that Vaim-Crew whofe Valour fprings 
Frombeaftly Fury, or inflamed- Paffion^ 
Enabled be to compaflc bolder things, 
Then Sober. Wit, and Grave Con fi deration ? 
Or, why fhould lifping Wantons, for their Lufi 
So much adventure as one finger, there, 
Where we our Lives in hazard would not thruft 
For Vertues Glory, if it needfull were c 
For, though her Sweetncffe faft isclofcd-in 
With mmy Thornes, and fuch a Prickling-guard, 
That we mulr fmart, before that Prize we winnc, 
The Pawe'\-> follow'd, with a Rich Reward. 
By Sujf'rwg, I have more Contentment had, 
Then ever I acquir'd by Slotbfull Eafe ; 
And, I by Grufc-^ fo joyfull have bcene made, 
That I will beare my Crtffe, while oWlhall pleafc. 

For, fo at laft mv Soulermy loj procure, 

I care not, in my Fltjl) what I endure. 

Who by goddMtints^gsodthings would gaine, 
Shall never fceke, nor aske in <vaine. 

,N vaine fairc Cynthia never taketh paines, 
Nor faints in foll'wing her defired Game • 
And, when at any Marke her Bowe (he ftraines, 

The winged Arrow tardy hits the fame. 

Her Piflttre, therefore, in this place doth (hew 

The Nature of their Mindts who Cjnthia-likc, 

With Conftandc their Purfofes purf ue, 

And faint not till they compaffe what they feeke. 

For, nought more GocUlike in this World is found, 

Then fo Refolv'da mart, that nothing may 

His Resolution al ter or confound, 

When any taske of Worth, he doth aiTay. 

Nor, is there greater Bafeneffe, then thofe Umia 

That from znHonefl-purpofe, can be wrought 

By Thr earnings, Bribes, Smooth- Gales or Bojfl'rous.Windes^ 

What ever colour or excufe be brought. 

Youthen, that would,with Pleafure,Glory gaine, 
Diana like, thofe modefl things require, 
Which truely may befeeme you to attainc j 
And ftcuTly follow that which youdefire: 
For, changing though the Moonc to us appeare, 
She holds a firme Dependence on the Sunne ; 
And, by a Confl ant -Motion^ in her Sphxre 
With him, doth in Conjfinflion often runne : 
So, Conflant-mcn, ftill move their hopes to winnc ; 
But, never by a Motion-indirecl ; 
Nor, will they flop the Cou 1 fc mat they are in, 
Vnril! they bring their purpofc tocfieft. 
For, whofoever Honcfi things requires, 
A Promife hath of all that he defires. 

Oft Shooting, doth not Archers make • 
Bttt y bitting right the Marke they takz~>. 


B ok. 

►Hen to the Fields we walke to 1 ioke upon 
Someskilfull ; fo much heede we not 
How many Arrows fiom his Bowe are gone, 
As weoblerve how nigh the Marke he /hot : 
And, juftly we deride that Man who fpends 
His Time and Shafts, but never ayaie doth take 
To hit the J^//e ; or foOlifhly pretends, 
The number of the Shots, doth Archers make. 
So, God, who marketh our Endeavours, here, 
Doth not by tale, account of them reccivt ; 
But, hecdeth rather how well meant they were, 
And, at his Wilt how i ightly ay m'd we have. 

It is not mumbling over thrice a day 
A Set or Ave Maries, or of Creed*, 
Or many hourcs formally to fray • 
Wnen from a dull Devotion it procecdes : 
Nor is it, up and downe the Land to feelce 
To finde thofe well breath'd Lecturers, that can 
Preach thrice a Sabbath, and fixe times a wecke, 
Yet be as freih, as when they firft bee-inn;- : 
Nor, is it, fuch Ike things performed by Number 
Which God refpe&s : Nor doth his Wifdome crave 
Thofe many Vanities, wherewith fomc cumber 
Their Bodies, as if chofe their Soulcs could five. 
For, not Much.doing,hvx Well- iouig, that 
Which God commands, the Doer, juftifies. 
To pray wirhout Devotion, is to Prate i 
And, Hearing is but half c our Ex 
Wc ought nor, therefore, to regard,aIone, 
How often, but how We//, the Wo> ke be done. 

E Wnh 


With Patience, I the Storme fujiaine t 
For, Sun-fliine ftill doth follow Rainc. 

Illvstr. XXVI. 

5;;*.' 2. 

[He little SqutrreH, hath no other Food 
Then that which Natures thrifty hand provides 5 
And, in purveying up and downe the Wood 3 
She many cold wet Stormes, for that, abides . 
She lyes not heartlefle in her Moffie Dray, 
Nor feareth to adventure through the Ratne ; 
But skippeth out, and beares it as (he may, 
Vntill the Scafon waxeth calme againe. 

Right thus, have I and others, often far'd ; 
For, when we firft into the World were brought, 
We found but little, for our Vfe prepar'd, 
Save that, which by Hard-Labour, muft be fought. 
In many Stormes, unheeded, we are faine 
To foeke out needfull things ; and, fmilingly 
To jeft, at what fome others would complaine : 
That, none might laugh at our Ncctfiitj. 
Yea, fome have Iiv'd on Hmkts, whil'ft others fed 
On that which was their Labours due Reward ; 
And, were purfu'd (till theyalmoft were dead) 
Without the Worlds Compaflion or Regard. 
Yet, by Enduring, they out-liv'd the Blaft 
Of ' Adverfe-Fertum j and, with good fucceflr, 
(Expecting calmer Seafons)at the kift, 
Arrived at the Portof Hafpinetfe, 

Their Stijfrtng.mtuh, hath made their Suffrings nose 5 
And brought forth fioptf, by which, perceive they may, 
That Nights have but their Turnes j and (they once gone) 
Their Darkencflc, makes much wcIcomer,the Day. 

All Griefe (hall have an ending, I am fure ; 

And, therefore, I with Paticue, will Endure. 

Where Hellen is, there, will be Warre • 
For, Death andLuft, Companions are.*. 



[Heir foolifli Guife, I never coold affecY, 
Who dare, for any caufe, the Steves frequent: 
And, thither, where 1 juftly might fufpeft 
A Strumpet liv'd, as yet, I never went. 
For, when (as /W« pretend) they goe to feeke 
Experience, where more Ji7then Good, they fee j 
They venture for their Knowledge, Adam-Vkc^ 
And, fuch as his, will their Achievements bee. 

Let, therefore, thofe that would loofc Trulls deteft, 
Convcrfe with none, but thofe that model* are i 
For, they that can of Whoredome make a left, 
Will entertaine it, ere they be aware. 
C baft. Company ,and Chaft-Difcoarfe, doth make 
The Minde morepleafed with ir,ev'ry day ; 
And, Frequent views of Wantonneffe, will take 
The Senfe and Hatred, of the Vice away. 

Some, I have k»owne, by Harlots Wiles undone, 
Who,but/o/?* their Fafhions, firfl: pretended; 
And, they that went for Company , alone, 
By fuddaineQuarrells, there, their Daycs have ended. 
For, in the Lodgings of a Lufifuti-JVoman, 
Immodeft Impudence hath ftill hrr Being h 
There, Furit, Fraud, and Cruelties are common: 
Andj there, is Want, and Shame, and Difagreeing. 
Ev'n Beauty, of it felfe, ftirres loofe Defircs, 
Occafioning both Iealoufics, nridFeares • 
It kindleth in the Breft, concealed Fires 9 
Which burne the Heart, before the Flame appearcs : 

And, cv'ry day, experienced arc wee ; 

That, there, where Htlien is, Trcycs Fate will bee. 

E 2 ' A* 

No liWardGtitk, nor outward Smart* 
Qm oter»me a Patient-Heart. 


Book, i 

* Omc Trees, v.'icn McnopprefTe their Aged Heads, 
(With vvaighty Stones) they fru&ifie the more j 
And, when upon fame Herbs, the Gardner treads, 
They thrive and prof per, better then before j 
So, when the Kings of&gyft did opprefle 
The Sonncs of laab, through their Tyrannies * 
Their Numbers, every day, did more encreafe, 
Till they grew greater then their Enemies. 
So, when the lews and Gentiles, joyn'd their Powrc 
The Ur </,and his Amuyitedjo withftand ; 
(With raging F«r/>,lab'iing to devoure 
And roote the(7*$<r/,outof cv'ry Land) 
The more they rag'd, confpired, and envy'd, 
The more they flander'd,fcorn'd,and raurthered ; 
The more, the Faithfull, (till, were multiply'd: 
And, ftill, the further, their Profepw fpred. 
Yea, fo it fpred, that quite it overthrew 
Evh Tyranny it felfe ; that, at the lafl-, 
The Patience fftke Saints, moft pow'ifuil grew, 
And Perfections force, to ground was caft. 

The fclfe-fame Pow'r, true Patience, yet rctaines, 
And ("though a thoufand Suff rings wound the lame) 
She ftill hath Hope enough to eafe her paynes j 
That Hope, which keepethoff, all Fm« and Shame s 
For, 'tis not Hunger, Cold, nor Fire, nor Steele, 
Nor all the Scornes or Slanders, we can heare, 
Nor any Torment, which out Fleflt can feele, 
That conquers us ; but, our owne Tray t'rous Feare. 
Where, Hontfi Mindes^and Patient Hearts, are Mates - 7 
They grow victorious, in their Hardcjl-Fates. 

By many Strokes, that Workeis done, 
Which cannot be performed a One. 


Book. I, 

>Efpaire not M in, in what thou oughtft to doe, 
Although thou faile when one Attempt is made 5 
But,addea Netv.Endeavour thereunto, 

And, then another, and another, adde : 

Yea, till thy Pow'r and Life (hall quite befpent, 

Pcrfift in feeking what thou fhouldft defire ; 

For, he that falleth from a good Intent, 

Defervesnot that,to which he didafpire. 

11 ich Trafures, are by Nature, placed deepe ; 

And, ere we gaine them, we mud pierce the Rocket .• 

Such Per Ms, alfo, them, as Guardians keepc, 

That, none can winne them without wounds and knockes. 

Moreover, Glories, Thrones are fo fublime, 

Thar, whofoevcr thinkes their Top to gaine, 

Till many thoufand weary ftcps he clime, 

Doth foole him(clfe,by Mufings which are vaine. 
And, yet, there is a Pathway, which doth leade 

Above the higheft things that Man can fee ; 

And 'though it be not knowne to all who tread 

1 he Common-Tracl) it may afcended be. 

As, therefore, none fliould greater things prcfume 

Then well becomes their Ihcngth •, So, none fhould fearc 

fThrough Folly, Sloth, or BafineJJe) to alTumc 

Thofe things upon them, which befeeming are. 

In Taw, and by Degttt\ -.nay things be Wrought, 

Tha. feem'd impofliblc to have beene done, 

Wnen they were firft conceived in the thought ; 

An< !. Inch a-, theft, \vc may adventure on. 
Mine Arm, I know, in time will fell an Oke ; 
But, 1 willnev'r attempt it, at a Stroke. 


Afflictions Yuzconjumeth Sinne; 
But, \ crtue taketh Life therein. 

Illvstr. XXX. 

Book, i 

[Hether the Salamander be a Beaft, 

Or Precious-Stone, which overcomes the Flame, 
•It skills not ; Since, by either is expreft 
The Meaning which we purpofe by the fame : 
Both br joke the Fire unhurt • And (more then Co) 
The fiercer and the longer Heats there are, 
The livelyer in the fame the Bcafl will grow ; 
And, much the brighter, will the Stone appeare. 

This Crowned- Salamander in the Fire, 
May, therefore, not unfitly, fignifie 
Th^fe, who in Fiery Cbamots, doeafpire 
Elijah-like, to Immortality : 
Or, thofe Heroicke-fpirits, who unharro'd 
Have through the Fires of Troubles, and Affliction, 
(With Venue, and with Innocencie arm'd) 
Walkt onward, in the Pathway, of Ptrfeciion. 

The Fiery. Tryall, which like Woorfand Hay, 
Confumts the Workesof ev'ry Wicked-one - 
(And maketh all their Hopes to fume away) 
Doth purific what F aithfull-men have done. 
Thy triumph in the Flames, and (hall obtainc 
The glorious Crowne of EndleJp.Happinejfe, 
When ?>]\ that fnovv of Blifje appcareth vaine, 
Which Worldly men haveieemed to pofllfle. 
For, though fome Sinnes and Follies, gilded arc, 
And ftiinc like purcft Gold, and Prelum -Stows . 
This 77/?, will finde of A If ay they were, 
Andj make '■hem knowne but Counterfeited Ones .- 

For, in this,all fuch Vermes expire ; 

And, none bu; Kcrtue liveth in this Fire. 

Hee, oyer all the Starres doth r*igne 7 
That unto Wil dome can attains. 

f v 


Book. i, 

Am not of their Mtnde, who thinkc the Sun, 
The Miont , the Planets, and thoft- glorious Lights 
Which trim the Spheres, doe in their Motions run 

To no more purpofe, then to pleafe our Sights. 

Norfordiftinguifhment of Wights, and Dayts, 

Or of the Seajons , and the Times, alone, 

Can I foppofe the Hand of (Wdifplayes 

Thofe mzny Starres, we nightly gaze upon : 

For, both by Reafon, and by Common-fenfe 

We know (and often feeie) that from above 

The Planets have, on us ,an Influence ; 

And, that our Bodies vari<% as they move. 
Moreover, Holy WW* inferres, that thefc 

Have fomc fuch pow'r ; ev'n in thofe Places, where 

It names Orion, and the Pleiades - } 

Which, Starres of much inferiour Nature are. 
Yet, hence conclude not, therefore, that the Mindt 

Is by the Starres conftraincd to obey 

Their Influence j or,fo by them inclin'd, 

Thar, by no meanes refift the fame we may. 

For, though they forme the Bodies temp'rature, 

( • nd though the Mindt inclmeth after that) 

Bv Grace, another Temper we procure, 

Which guides. the Motttns ofSiippofid Fate, 

The Soule of Man is nobler then the Spheres ; 

An I, if i gaine the- Place which may be had, 

Not here alone on Earth, the Rule it b:arcs, 

Bur, is the Lord,oi all that Goliath rr)a 

Be wife in him • an-1, if juft cuifc there bee, 
The Sunne and Mo me, mall ftand and wayt on 

//lYm es 

iA Princes moft ennobling Parts, 
Jre Skill in Armes,<*»i Lanpcto Arts. 

Illvstr. XXXII. 

Book, r 

[Ight blcftare they on whom G#ihath beftowne 
A King, whofc Fortius have approved him 
To be an Ornament unto his Throne, 
And as a Luftre to his Diadem. 
Hec feekes not onely how to ke epe in awe 
His People, by thofc meanes that rightf ull are • 
But, doth unto himfelfe, become a. Law, 
And, by Example, PiousWayes declare. 
He, loveth Peace, and afier it purfucs • 
Yet, if of Wane a juft occafion come^ 
Doth nor BeBona's Challenges refufe, 
Nor feare, to beat Defyance on his Drum- 
He is as ready, alfo,to advance 
The Lib'rall Arts,znd from his Lands to drive 
All falfe Religion, Scbifme, and Ignorance, 
As other publike profits to contrive. 
And, fuch a Prince is not a Ca frail-thing, 
The Glories of a Throne, by Chance, pofTefling; 
Nor meerely from his Parents, dothhe fpring, 
Bur, he is rather Cods immediate Blefing. 

If thou defireft fuch a Prince to be, 
Or, to acquire that Worth which may allure 
Such Princes to vouchfafe fomc Grace ro thee - 3 . 
Their Kingly Vertues^ labour t» procure. 
In Military Practices delight, 
Not for a wicked, or vaine-glorious end • 
Bur, to maintaine the Caufe that is upright, 
Or thy diftreffed Countrey to defend. 

And, ftrivethat thou, as excellent mayft bee 

In Knowledge, as, thou art in thy Degree. 


True-Lovers Lives, in one Heart lye, 
Bothhi\e y or both together Dye. 

Illvstr. XXXII 

|Ee that (hall fay he Loves, and was againe 
Sowell-beIov'd,that neither Hee nor Shee 
Sufpc &s each other, neither needs to gaine 
New proofes,that they in all agree ; 
And, yet, fliall coole againe in their Ajfetlien, 
(And leave to Love) or live till they aie Lovers 
The fecond-time ; It fomegrofTe Imperfection 
In One (if not in Both) of them difcovers. 

It was not Love which did between them grow; 
But, rather/omewhat like unto the fame ; 
Which (having made a faire deceiving Show) 
Obuin'd, a while, that honorable Name. 
* For, Falfe-Affetttom will together play 
So lovingly • and, oft, fo a<fr tlv>fc Parts 
t Which reall fecme ; that, for a time, they may 
App.are the Children of Vnfagntd Hearts : 
Yea, Many-times, rrtic Turtles ai e decciv'd 
By counterfeited Paftons^uW their Love 
Of her true ohjecl findc^ her felfe bereav'd 5 
And, after it, is forced ro remove: 
But, where True Love be gettei h, and enjoyes 
The proper objett, which fhee doth defire, 
Not Time, nor Injury the f tmc deft royes ; 
But, it continues a Pcrpcttu/1 Fire. 

Like am'rous Thishe to her Pyramus, 
On all occafions^ it continues true: 
Nor Night, nor Danger, makes it timorous ; 
But, through all Pcrills, it will him pr.rfuc. 
Thus, both in Lr(e t in Death, inallcftajtes, 
Tiuc- Lovers will be itwc-Jlfociaics. 

I When 


When Two agree in their Deflre, 
One Sparke mUfet them both o»Fire. 



|He Wefierne- Indians , when they want a Fire 
' To warme their naked limbs, or drefle their Food, 
At ev'ry need, accomplifh their Defire, 
By often rubbing of two Sticks of Wood. 

From whence,the(e Observations we may take ; 
Firft,that in them whole Natures gentleft are, 
Along Contention fuch a Change may make, 
As did, before, fcarce poflible appeare. 

Next, that when Two in opposition bee, 
Whofe power and ftrength and Malice is the fame. 
Their ftrugling Hearts but feldome doe agree, 
Till they beget, a Selfe devouring- Flame. 

And, thirdly, it informes, that thofe chaft Fires 
Which on Loves Altars kcepe a Lafting-Heat ; 
Are thofc, which in two Hearts, two Lihe-Defircs 
Vpon each other, mutually beget. 
Hence, therefore, Icarncthou,1firft, not to contcmne 
Their Mildncfft, who to anger arc not prone ; 
Left, many wrongs doc irirxe up Fires in them, 
And worke thee Mifchiefe, when diou look'ft for none, 

Be wary, next, though thou thy felfe he ftrong, 
Hew with a pow'rfuil Foe thou doft contend - 3 
For, they that wraftle in Contention, Ion?, 
Will, fure, befl;rcw their Madncffe, in the end. 

And if to warme thec by Loves Fires thou fcckc 3 
Thy Tare in J cares, and Manners, pray to finde ; 
Let both your Aytnes, and Longings, be alike • 
Be one in Faith, and Will • and, one in Minde t 
So, you (hall i cape the fruits of your Dcfiie, 
And warme each other with a kindly Fire. 


He that delights to Plane and Set, 
Makes After-Ages in bis Debt. 


(Hen I behold the Havockc and the Spoyle, 
' Which (ev'a within the compare of my Dayes) 
Is made through every quarter of this lie, 
In Woods and Groves (which were this Kingdomes praife) 
And, when I minde with how much greedinefie, 
We feeke the prefent Gaine, in every thing • 
Not caring (fo our Lufi we may poifefTe) 
What Dammageto Pofierity we bring: 
They doe, me-thinkes, as if they did forefee, 
That, fome ofthofe, whom they have caufcto hate, 
Should come in Future-times, their Hf ires to be: 
Or clfe, why mould they fuch things perpetrate i 
For, if they thinke theit Children (hall fuccccd; 
Or, can believe, that they begot their Heires ; 
They could not, furely, doefo foule a Deed, 
As to deface the Land, that mould be theirs. 
What our Forefathers planted, we deftroy : 
Nay, all Mens labours, living heretofore, 
And all ourownc, we lavifhly imploy 
Tofcrve our prefent Luffs ; and, for no more. 

But, let thefe carclefle Wafers learnc to know. 
That, as "ame- Spoyle is open Injury ; 
So, Planting is a £>«£/, they truely owe, 
And ought to pay to theh Po(ferity. 
Selfe love, for none, bur for it felfc, doth care j 
And, oncly, for the prefent, takcth paine : 
?>\x\., Chanty for others doth prepare-, 
And, joyes in that, which Fv.ture-7.7n: .lull ^aine. 

If, After- Agts may my Labours blcfTc ; 

I care not, w^, how Lulel pofleiTe. 

F 2 To 

To Have, andnot to Vfc the fame ; 
Is not our Glory, but our Shame. 


Book, i , 

■ He Eftridgt (though with many Featherstt\mmd y 
And deckt with goodly Plumes of no mcanc fizc) 
Is fo unwieldy, and fo largely limb'd, 
Thar, up into the Aire he cannot rife. 
And, though in Wings and Feathers, he appcares 
A goodly Fowle, and beares his Head fo high, 
As if he could oretop the lower Spheres j 
And, farre above the towring Eagles flie ; 
So ufelt-flc are thofe Feathers, and thofe Wing s y 
To game him Name among their aiery Race 5 
Thar, he muft walke with iuch Infeiiour things, 
As in this Common- Region, have their place. 

Such Fowles as thefe, arc that Gayplumed-Crew, 
Which (to high place and Fortunes b ing borne) 
Are men of goodly worth, in ourward view ; 
And, in themfelve<,,dcferve nought els but fcorne. 
For, though their Trappings, thei, bigh.lifttd Eyes t 
Their Lefty Words, and their M uch- feared Pw'rs, 
Doe make rhem feeme Heroic ke, Stout , and Wife, 
Their Hearts are oftas jW, and feint as ours. 
Such Animals as thefe, are alfo thofe 
That Wife, and Grave, and Learned Men doe feeme 
In Title, Habit, and all Formalizes ; 
Yet, have nor Wit, nor Knowledge, worth eftceme. 

And,laftly, fuch are they . that, having got 
Wealth Know I dge, and thofe other Gifts, which may 
Advance the Publilee-Good, yet, life them not ; 
But Ftcde, and Sleepe,am' laze their time May. 

He, may be bur a Go<fe, which weares the ^ 

But, him we praife, that ufcth it with Skill. 


Hctbatbis Courfe direttly Steeres, 

Nor Scormes, nor Windy- CenCur cs fear es. 


ILLVSTR. xxxvir. 

Book. I. 

^^^Ec ro the Sea, this World may well compare - 
^^® For, ev'ry Mart which livech in the lame, 
^^s Is a< a Pilot, to fome Fejjell there, 
O i little fize, or elfe of larger frame. 

Some, have the Boats of their owne Lift to guide, 
Some, of whole Families doe row the Barge , 
Some, govci ne petty Tewnefiips too, befidc, 
( To thofe compar'd, which of fmall Barkes have charge) 
Some others, rule great Provinces ; and, they 
Refemble Cap lames of huge Argofes : 
But, whe n of Kiagdowes, any gayne the Sway, 
To Ceneralls of Fleets, we liken thefe. 

Each hath his proper Cow ft to him aflign'd, 
His Card, his Compajfe, his due tackling* , too - 3 
And, if their Bu'.ncffe, as they ought, they mind, 
They may jccomplifli all they have to doe. 
But, moff Men leave the Care of their owne Courfe, 
To judge or follow others, in their wayes ; 
And, when their Follies make their Fortunes wotfe, 
They curfc the Defiiny, which they fnould prayfe. 
For, Waves, and Windes, and that oft-changing Weatbtr 
Which many blame, as caufeof all their Loffcs, 
(Though they obfervc it not) hclpes bring together' 
Thofe Hopes, which their own. Wifcdome, often croflTcs. 
Regard not, therefore much, what thofe things be, 
Which comc,wirhourthy fault, to thwart thy Way j 
Nor, how, Rafl). Lookers- on will cenfure thec • 
But, faithfully, to doeihy part,affay: 
For, if thou i hair not from this Connfcllvary, 
Let my Hopes f.iilc me, if thy Hopes mifcarry. 


AJudden Death, yeitb Shame, is due 
Tohim,tbat,(yreares What is untrue. 


Book, v 

Hen th' Ancients made a folemne League or Fow 3 
Their Cuftome was to ratifie it, thus ,- 
Before their idoll God y they flew a Sow, 
And fayd aloud ; So be it unto tu. 
Implying, that, if orherwife they did 
Then had been vow'd j or, if within their Brcft 
A Fraudulent- Intention had beene hid, 
They merited fuch Vfa^e, as that Beaji. 
For, by the Swine that they had flaughtred fo, 
(Which^ during Life, was he'pe full unto none) 
Of Life deprived by a fudden blow, 
And, then,caft out, that none might feed thereon ; 
They, myftically did inferre • that, he 
Who falfify'd that Oath which he had fworne, 
Deferv'd, by Sudden-Death y cut off to be j 
And, as a Beaft uncleane, to lyeforlorne. 

That Heatheniih Hieroglyphic ke, doth implye 
This Cbrifiian DocJrine ; that , we fhould in Voms, 
In Leagues, and Oatbcs, aflume no Liberty, 
But, what fincereft Honejlj allowes. 

Ry Swiite,thc b lbbling Stpbijlcrs are meant, 
In Hieroglyphic all Signification ; 
Which wee doe Sacrifice, when our intent 
Is free from Falftbood^ and Equivocation. 
And, this, let ev'ry Man endeavour for, 
Who loves theBleffings, for juft men prepar'd - 
Or, if the Sinne he doe not much abhorre, 
At I raft, the Danger ler him wtll regard: 

For, to purfuc him, Vengeance never leaves, 

That falfely Swearcs, or willingly Deceives. 


Where ftrong Defires are entertain dy 

The Heart 'typixt Hope, and Feare, z> pain 'd. 

39 I 


Book. I. 

Troubled Minde, ore-charged with Defires, 
** Betweene great Hopes, and no IcflTe Fures opprefr, 
And payned inwardly with fecret Fires t 
Was thus, by fome, in former times expreft. 
A Smoking Hem, they placed juft betwixt 
A Fafined Anchor, and a Bended Bow - y 
To which a Barbed- Arrow fecmed fixr, 
And, ready from xheStrayned-String to goc. 
The Smoke doth Sighcs, the Anchor doth declare 
That Hope, wh ch keepes us from Dcfpairing quite 5 
The bowe and Arrow, fionific that Feare, 
Wfvch doth, perpetually, the Soule affright. 

And, by this Emblem, it appcares to me 
Tharthcy which are with ftrong Defires oppreft, 
("Though good or bad the Ohj*. d of them be) 
In f. eking i'leafures, findc no (mall unrcft: 
For, they are not by Feares, alone, difturbed, 
Rut, as the Wtfeman faith y ev'n Hepe-Delayd 
Torments the Heart 5 and, when Dcfirc is curbed, 
The Soule becommcth fad, and ill-apayd. 

A Croundleffe-Hope, makes en-ranee for Defpaire^ 
And with Deceiving fliowes the Heart betrayes : 
A CaujelcJJe- Feare, doth Reafor.s force impairc, 
And, terrific s the Soule, in doubtfull wayes. 
Yet, quite negled them not • For, ffnpc repel Is 
TintCricfe fomctimes, which would our Hearts opprciTe. 
And, Feare is otherwhilethe UcnumH 
Which vouzcth us from dang'rous Cartlesmjfe. 

Thus, Both arc good : bur, Both arc Plagues to fuch, 

Who either Fondly feare, \,x Hope too m 



ThofeV oolts "»hm Beauties Flame aoth bli nic t 
Feek Death, fvbereLiic they thngbttojinde. 

Hen ycu doc next behold the wanton Fljts 
About the mining Candlt, c< me ro play, 
Vntill the Light \ hereof hath dimm'd their Eyes, 
Or, till the F/*w«hath fing'd their Wings away : 
Remember, then, this Emblem ; and, beware 
You be not playing at fuch harmefull Games : 
Confider, if there fit no Female, there, 
That overwarmes you, with her Beauties Flame:, 
Take heed, you dop not ovei dally fo 
As to inflame the Tinder of Defire*, 
But, fliun the Mifchiefe, e're too late it grow, 
Left you be fcorched in that Fooli/h-Fire. 

For, as thofe Wandrin%.Fite$ which in the Night, 
Doe leade unwary Traueltcrs aftray, 
Alluring them, by their deceiving Sig r t y 
Till rhey have altogether loft their way ; 
Right fb fannfticke Beaaty dorh amaze 
The Luft full Eye, allures the Heart afide, 
Cap - ivcs the Senfes (by a fudden blazO 
And, leaves the ludgement wholly ftupify'd. 
Nay, if Men play too long about thofe Tmeit^ 
Such is the Nature of their wanton Flame, 
Thar, from their B idies (unawares) it fcorches 
Thofe Wings and Feet, on which they thither came. 
Ic wafteth (cv'n to nothing) all their Wealth, 
Confumes their precious Time, deftroyes their Strength 
Befpots their HoneJlFiime, impaires their Hea ib, 
And (when their Fatall Thread is at the length) 
That thing, on which their Hope of Life is plac'r. 
Shall bring them to Deflrucim^ at the lafi. 


Letbim, that at Govs Altar ftands i 
In Jnnocenci'e, wajh his Hands. 


Illvstr. XLI. 

Book. i. 

IMS-Hen (Redder) thou haft firft of all furva'yd 

l^ffiM That Reverend Priejl, which here ingraven ftands, 

^^ In all his Holly Vestments array'd, 

Endeavouring for Purifyed- Hands • 

Collect from hence, that, when thou doP^ appeare 

To offer Sacrifice ofPrajfe or Prayer, 

Thou oughrft the Robes of Righhoufr'.fjc, to weare,, 

And, by Repentance, thy defects repairc. 

For, thou, thar, with polluted Hands prefum'ft 

Before Gods Altar to prcfent thy Face • 

Or, in the Rags of thine owne Merits com'ft, 

Shalt reape DifJ/leaftirc, where thou look'ft for Grace. 
Then, ifthou be of thofe that would afpire 

A Priejl, or Prelate, in Gods Church to be ; 

Befure,thou-firft thofe Ornaments acquire, 

Which, may be Turing to that High-Degree. 

Intrude not, as perhaps too many doe, 

With Gifts unfit, or by an Evill mtane: 

Dcfire it with a right Intention too 5 

And,feeketokeepc thy Conversation clcane. 

Tor, they that havcafTum'd this Holy -Calling, 

Wirh Hands impure, and Hearts unfanrtify'd. 

Defame the Truth • give others caufe of Falling, 

And, fcandaKze their Brethren, too, befide : 

Yea, to themfclvcs, their very Sacrifice 

Becomes unhallow'd ; and, their Thanhs and Prayers, 

The GodofPuriiy, doth fo defpife, 

That, all their Hopes, he turneth to Deff aires i 
And, all their b ft Endeavours, countermands, 
Till they appcavc with unpolluted Hands. 

G ^" 

No Heart can tbinke>toTt>batflrange cuds t 
TfoTong ues unruefy Motion tends. 

Illvstr. XLII. 

Book, i. 

[Ell-worthy of our better Heeding were, 
That Btly Vcn-mAtu Leflbn, who hath fayd, 
We mould be Jim u Spetke, andfvifi tt Hetre . 

If, well, the nature of theTengue we waigh'd. 

For, if we let it loofe, it gctteth Wings, 

And, flies with wanton CarelefnefTe, about; 

It prateth in all places, of All things ; 

Tells Truth and £^«,and babblcth Secrets out. 

To fpeake, of things unknowne, it taketh leave, 

As if it had all Knowledge in PoiTeffion 5 

And, Myfteries (which no Man can conceive) 

Are thought fit Objects for the Tongues ExprefSon. 

With Truth it mixeth Errers • fayes, unfayes ; 

And, is the Preacher of all Herefies. 

That Heart, which gives it motion, it betrays ; 

And, utters Curfes, Oathes,and Blafphemies. 

It fprcads all Slanders, which bafe Envie raifeth -, 

It moveth Anger, and begetteth Hates : 

It blameth Vertue j filthy Deeds it praifeth 5 

And, caufeth Vproares, Murthers,and Debates. 

Yea, tis the cbiefeft Fsffor for the Devill ; 

And, yet, with fpeeches fcignedly-fincere, 

It otherwhile reproveth what is Evill, 

And, will in Lowly-words, a Saist appeare. 

Now this is knowne j we, next of all, mould learne, 

How wc may munne the Mifchiefc being knowne ; 

How, we bad Tongues, in Others, may difcerne ; 

And, how to guide and moderate our Owue. 
And, reafon good ; for, none can apprehend, 
What Mifchiefc doth an Evill Tongue attend. 


The }Ainde/houIdbaye a fixed Eye 
On Objettsjbat areplac don High. 



Book. i. 

>a\M Heart > which bore the figure of an Eye 
*» Wide open to the Sume^ by fome,was us'd, 
When in an Emblem,they would fignifie 
A Minde, which on Celeftiall Matters mus'd : 
Implying, by the fame, that there is nought 
Which in this lower Orbt, our Eyes can fee, 
Soiit an Objedt for a manly thought, 
Asthofethings, which in Hcav'n above us be. 

God, gave Mankinde (above all other Ci caturcs) 
A lovely forme, and upward-looking Eye, 
(Among the red of his peculiar Features) 
Thar he might lift his Countenance on high : 
And (having view'd the Beauty, which appcarcs 
Within the outward Sights circumference) 
* That he might elevate above the Spha?t es, 
The piercing Eye,of his Intelligence, 
Then, higher, and fill higher (hive to raifc 
His Contemplations Eyes, till they afcend 
To gaine aglimpfe of thofe eternall Rayes, 
To which all undepraved Spiritstend. 
For, 'tis the proper nature of the Minde 
( Till flefhly Thoughts corrupt if) to defpifc 
Thofe Luis whereto rhe Body ftands inclin'd •, 
And alwayc s, upward to arife. 
Some, therefore, thought thofe Gob/ins which appearc 
To haunt old Graves and Tombes, are Soules of fuch, 
Who tothefe loathfomc places doomed were, 
Bccaufe, they doted on the Pbfh too much. 

But, (lire we are, well-minded Men fliall goe 

To live above, when others bide below. 

C % Thofe 

Thofe Fields, which yet appear e not fo, 
When Harvcft comes-, will yellow grow* 


Book, i - 

[Hen, in the fweet and plcafant Month of May, 
We fee both Leaves and Bloflbmes on the Tree, 
And view the Meadows in their bell array, 
We hopefull are a Ioy full-Spring to fee ,. 
Yet, oft, before the following Uigbtht pafr, 
Itchanceth, thztzfafor, or a Frofl, 
Doth all thofe forward bloomings wholly wafte ; 
And, then, their SweetneJJe and their Beauties loft. 

Such, is the ftate of ev'ry rnortall Wight : 
In Totitb, our Glories, and our Lufts we fhew j 
We fill our felves with ev'ry vaine Delight, 
And, will moft thinke on that which may infue. 
But, let us learne to heed, as well as know, 
That, Spring doth pafle ; that, Summer fleales away 5 
And, that the Flotv'r which makes the faireft fhow, 
E're many Weckcs, mutt wither and decay. 

And, from this Emblem, let each Lab'rntg.Smine 
(In whatfoever courfc oflife it be) 
Take heart, and hope, amidft his daily painc, 
That, of his Travailes, he good fruits mall fee. 
ThePlow'd and Harrow'd Field, which, tothineeye, 
Seemes like to be the Grave, in which the Seeds 
Shall (without hope of rifing) buryed lye, 
Becomes the fruit full Wombt, where Plenty breeds. 
There7 will be Corns, where nought but Mire appearcs j 
The Durty Seed,\vi\\ forme a grceniHi blade ; 
The Blade,xvi\\ rife to Stemmes with fruitful! Fares ; 
Thofe Eares, will ripen, and he yellow made: 

So, if in honcit Hopes, thou perfevere, 

A Ioy full Harvefi will at laft appease. 


tAsfoone^as wee to bee, begunne ; 
We did beginner to be Vndone. 



[Hen fome, in former Ages, had a meaning 
An Emblem, of Mortality, to make, 
They form'd an Infant, on a Deaths-bead leaning, 
And, round about, encircled with a Snake. 
The Cbilde fo pi&ur'd, was to fignifje, 
That, from our very Birth, our Dying fprings i 
The Snake, her Taile devouring^ doth implie 
The Revolution, of all Earthly things. 
For, whatfoever hath beginning, here, 
Beginnes, immediately, to vary from 
The fame it was ; and, doth at laft appeare 
What very few did thinke it fnould become. 

The folid Stone, doth molder into Earth, 
That Earth, e're long, to Water, rarifies - 3 
That Water, gives an Airy Valour birth, 
And, thence, a Fiery-Comet doth arife : 
Thac, moves, untill it felfc it fo impaire, 
That from a burning- Meteor, backc againc, 
It finkcth downe, and thickens into Aire ; 
That Aire, becomes a Cloud-, then, Drops of Rainti 
Thofe Drops, defcending on a Rocky Ground, 
There, fettle into Earth, which more and more, 
Doth harden, ft ill ; fo, running out the round, 
It growes to be the Stone it was before. 

Thus, All things whcelc about ; and, each Beginnings 
Made entrance to it ownc Deduction, hath. 
The Lift of Nature, cntreth in with Sinning ■, 
And, is for ever, way ted on by Death : 

The Life of Gr.uc, is form'd by De*th to Sinne • 

And, there, doth Lifc-eternall, ftraight beginne. 



Though very fmall, at fit -ft, it be, 
A Sprout, at length, becomes aTree. 



£Ee finde it common (but not comely thou) 
Thar, when a good Endeavour is begor, 
Vnlefle,at very firft, it ecpall grow 
With our Expectance, we regard it not. 
Nor Wit, nor Patience, have we to conceive, 
That ev'ry thins, which may by Man be wrought? 
Proportionable 7*B»f,and Meaner, muft have ; 
Before it can be to Perfection, brought. 
Yet, ev'ry day, in things of ev'ry kinde, 
Experience hath informed us, herein j 
And, that, in many things, a change we finde, 
Which, at the firft, would fcarce believ'd have bin. 

For, though a Gopng will not prove a Swan, 
Vnruelj-Colts become well-trajncd Steed's i 
A SiHy Chtlde growes up a Mighty -Mm, 
And, Lofty-Trees doe Spring from Little Seeds. 

Lrame, therefore hence, that, nothing you defpife, 
Becaufe it may, at firft, imperfect feeme : 
And, know, how alithings (in fome forrj to prife, 
Although, you give them not the beft efteeme. 

From hence, moreoverjearnejnot to defpaire, 
When you have juft occafion, to purfue 
A toylefome worke, or any great affaire : 
Since, alt- things, at the firft, from nothing, grew. 
And, I rry Rife will, alfo, learnc,fiom hence, 
(Of all my Paines, though little fruits I fee) 
Nor to repine, nor to receive OnVnce ; 
But, rather joy in what befallerh mee. 

For, though my tfo/wappearc but meanefy growne, 

They will be Great, when fomc flbalj thinke them none. 


When "&•<? abcrpe the CrofTe can r fa 
^i Crowne,/or tu, prepared ties. 



Beck. I. 

Serpent rais'd above the Letter Tau, 
Afpiring to a Cromne, is figur'd here: 
From vihtnc^aChrlftian-Meratlvit may draw, 
Which worth our good- regarding will appeare. 
For, by thofe Characters, id briefe, I fee 
Which Way, we muft to Happincfie afcend 5 
Then, by what Meanes, that Path muft clymed bee • 
And, what Reward, fhall thereupon attend. 

The Crop, doth (hew, that Sufring is the Way- y 
The Serpent, feemes to teach me, that, if I 
Will overcome, I muft not then, affay 
To force it ; but, my felfe thereto apply e . 
For, by embracing what we fhall not fhunne, 
We winde about the Crcjfe, till wee arife 
Above the fame ; and, then, what Prize is wonne, 
The Crotvnc, which overtops it, fignifks. 

Let me, O God, obtaincfrom thee the Grace, 
To be partaker of thy Bleffed Papon ; 
Let me, with Willingneflc, thy CroJJe imbrace, 
And, fharethe Comforts of thy Exaltation, 
To bearc that Part, whereto I doomed am, 
My Heart, with Strength , and Courage, Lord, infpire : 
T hen, Crucifie my Flejh upon the fame, 
As much as my Corruption fhall require. 
And, when by thy Afliftance, I am reat'd 
Above that "Burthen, which lyes yet upon me 5 
And, over all, which (juftly may be fear'd) 
Shall, during Life-time, be inflicted on me j 

Among thofc B/effed Souks, let rue be found, 

Which, with eternal! Glory, fhall be Cmvn'd. 


In Dotth, no Difference is made* 
Ber^ee^e-thfSct^tct^andthe Spade. 


Ink. i 

Et no man be fo fotcifh as to drearae, 
Though all Men in their Death made equall arc, 
That, therfore, they may gather by this Jhtame, 
That, Parity, [a Life-time, fitting were. 
For, as the Bodies Members (which in Death 
Have all the like efteeme) had their Degrees, 
And Honours, differing in time of breath $ 
The fame (in States) Difcretion comely fees. 

Nor, mould we hence inferre, that it were juft 
To difefleeme the breathleffe Careajfes 
Of Kings and Princes, when they fleepe in Daft ; 
For, Civill-Rcverence is due to thefe. 
Nor, ought we, in their Life-time, to apply 
The Truth, which by this Emblem is declar'd, 
The Dignities of Men to vilifie ; 
Or, bring upon their Perfons lefle regard. 

That, which from hence, I rather wifh to preach, 
Is this ; that ev'ry Man of each degree, 
Would marke it fo, that he, himfelfe might teach 
What thoughts and deeds, to him rnoft proper be. 
Jf he be great • let him remember, then, 
That (fince, nor Wealth, nor Title, can procure him 
Exemption f« om the Doomcs of other Men) 
He ought to feeke, how J'crtue may fecure him. 
If he be Poorc • let him tlvs Comfort take, 
That, though, awhile, he be affli^ed here, 
Yet, Death .ray him as fully happy make, 
As he,that doth a Crowne -lmperiallwcsxc. 

For, when his Fatall-blow, Death comes to (hike, 
He, makes the Beggar, and the King, alike. 


What cannot be by Force attain' V» 
By Leifare, cM Degrees, is gain d. 


[Ome Foolifh Boyes (and fuch a Boy was I) 

! When they at Schoolc have certain? houres to pafle, 

V fo which the y are compell'd unwillingly) 

Much time they fpend in ihaking of the Glajfe .• 

Thus, what they pra&ife, to make-fhort their ftay, 

Prolongs it more 5 for while they fceke to force 

The Sands, to runne more fpeedily away, 

They interrupt them - } and, they paiTe the worfe. 
R ight fo, in other things, with us it fares 5 

( And , feeming wife, we a<5t a foolifli part) 

For, oiherwhile, what Time alone prepares, 

We feeke to make the fubjecl: of an Art. 

Sometimes, by RaJhne(Je,wc endeavour what 

We ought with Leifure, and Advice^ to doc : 

Bur, if a good Sttccejfc doth follow, that, 

Our Wit was nothing helpefull thereunto. 

Sometime, againe, we profecute u a thing 

By Violence •, when our defir'd effect, 

No other mcanes fo well to paflecan bring, 

As Love and Gentle>te(Je,v}hich we neglect. 

But, let this Emblem teach us to regard ^ 

What Way of Working, to each Worke pcrtaines ! 

So, though fome Portion of our Hopes be band, 

Wc mall not, altogether, lofe our paines. 

Some things zxeftrong, and, othcrfome areweake- 

With Labour, fome ; and, fome with Eafibe wrought 

Although the Reed will bend, the Kexe will brcakc j 

And, what mends one thing, makes another naught. 
Marke this ; And, when much Hafle will marrc thy Spied, 
That, then, thou take good Lttfarc , take thou Need. 

Of Litde-Gaines, let Care be had j 

Ftr 9 offmaU Ewes, great Mowes are made. 

Illvstr. L. 


^Mong the many Faylings of the lime, 
This Emblem givcth Caufe to mention one, 
Which, unto me, doth feeme the gteater Crime, 
Beciufe, to many, itappeareth none. 

I finde, that petty things are fo negledh d 
(Well nigh of all) in Lofmgs and in Winnings, 
As if, what ere they thought to have effected, 
Subfifted without Members, or Beginnings. 
The Man, that lofeth every Month a Penny, 
May falve-up Twelve-months Loffes, with a Shilling. 
But, if of other Loffes he hath many, 
To fave a Pin, at leneth, he (hall be willing. 
For, he that fees his Wine-fill'd FeJfeU diop y 
(Although a Drop, in value,bebut fmall) 
Should, thence, Occafion take, the Leake to flop, 
Left many Droppings draine him drye of all. 
Moreover, th;-y, that will to Greatntfje rife, 
A Courfe, not much unlike to this, muft keepe : 
They ought not Small-Beginnings to difpifc • 
Nor, ftrive to runne, before they learne to crcepe. 
By many fingle Eares, together brought, 
The Hand is fill'd ; by Handfulls,vts way gaine 
A Sheaf e ; with many Sheaves a Barne is fraught : 
Thus, oft, by Little, we doe much obrainc. 

Confidcr this ; And, though I wifli not thee 
To take, of Trifling-things, too great a care • 
Yet, know thus much (for truth) it befl will bee, 
If all things may be weighed as they arc : 

By Jlender Lofles, gr w/-ones arc begunne ; 

By many trifling Gaines, much Wealth is wonne. 
Finis Libriprimi. 



fc^p|?Hou, doft overmuch refpccl 
H| |p. That, which will thy harme eflfecl 5 
IK^I Lut, fome other things there bee, 
Which will more advantage thee: 
Search thy heart ; and, thou ihalr, there, 
Soone d.fcover, what they are : 
Yea, thine Emblem (hovves thee, too, 
What to frunne ; and, what to doe. 
Sec, Emblem I, 

Are to your owne Defignes, untrue 5 
And, that, if you more conftant were, v 
You would be richer, then you are, 
(It may lr, alfo, wifer, too) 
Louke, therefore, what you are to doe i 
Then, follow it, and, you will fay, 
That, well advis'd,you were, to day. 
See, Emb. 1 1. 

How rich or poore foe're thou be, 
Thou, art a Prince, in fome degree ; 
And, o're thy iclfe, thou fliouldft command, 
As doth a Monarch, in his Land. 
Within thy Heart, therefore, ingrave 
The Lawes, that Grace and Nature gave : 
F«n-, thus (to counfellthee) inclines 
That Emblem, which, thy Lot aflignes. 
See, Emb. 1 1 1. 

Much Liberty, thou haft afliim'd ; 
And, heretofore, fo much prefum'd 
On Time, which, alway rideth poaft, 
That, tor awhile, fome Hopes arc croft. 
Bur, loc, to keepe thee from Dejpaire, 
And, thy Misfortune, to repaire, 
Mai kc, what to thee, by Lot, befell, 
And, pia<5Ufc,whaciscounfelPd, well. 
Scc,£«*. IV. 

H 2 



The tirft Lottene. 

Thou feekeft Honour, to obtaine, 
By mcanes, which fruftrate all thy painc. 
Thy Predeceflbrs rich were made, 
By ufing of the Plough and Spade : 
Thou, honourable wouldft be thought, 
By taking Courfes, that are naught j 
But, if, right noble, thou wilt be, 
Lookc, what thine Emblem counfells thee. 
See,Emb. V. 

M 6 

This Man, what ever he may feeme, 
Is worthy of a high efteeme : 
Though Fortune may, his perfon, grinde \ 
She, cannot harme him, in his Minde, 
Right bleft, this Company would be, 
If all of them, were fuch, as He. 
Reade that Imprefa, which he drew ; 
For, that, in part, the fame will mew. 

Sec, Emb. VI. 

M 7 

If fome, now prefent, this had got, 
They, would have blufhed, at their Lot 5 
Since, very fir, the fame doth prove 
For one, that's either light of Love, 
Or, troubled with a fickle Mate : 
If you enjoy a better Fate, 
Yet, hearken, what your Lot doth fay 5 
Left, you, hereafter, need it may, 

Sce,Emk VII. 

For ought, that, plainely, doth appeare, 
You may out-live the longeft, here - 3 
Yet, feeing, now, of all this crew, 
The Lot oi Death, you, onely, drew, 
Sec what, your Emblem hath injoyn'd ; 
And, ftill, that MoraIl,beare in minde : * 
So, Deaths defonn'd and ghaftly Shade 
Shall, Meanes of Life, to thee, be made. 
See, Emb. VIII. 

Though you have Wit, and, know it well 5 
That, rafli you are, your Friends can tell j 
Yea, Sleepe, and Safe, poflefle you fo, 
That, fome doe feare,you'l fottifh grow : 
But, lo, your hindrance, to prevent, 
This Lot, was, peradventure, fent ; 
For, in the Moralls, that, infuc, 
Aretf**^ifr,fit,forfuchas you. 

Sce,Emb. IX. 


The Fir ft Lotterie. 


You, have becne wronged, many waves, 
Yet, patient arc • and, that's your praife : 
Your Anions, alfo, feem'd upright ; 
Yet, fome there are, that,beare you fpite: 
Left, therefore, you difcourag'd grow, 
An Emblem, you have drawne, to {how 
What other Innocents have borne, 
And, howjthe worlds defpites,to fcorne. 
See., Emb. X. 

M u 

Do'ubtlefle, you are either wooing, 
O r, fome other Bus'neJJe, doing s 
Which, you (hall attempt, invaine, 
Or, much hazzard all your paine : j 

Ycr, if good, your meanings are, 
Doc* not honeft meanes forbeare ; 
For, where things are, well, begunne, 
God, ofr, workcs, when Man hath done. 
See, Emb. XI. 

Ec not angry, if I tell 
Thar, you love the World, too well ; 
For, this Lot, perhaps, you drew, 
That, fuch Faults, you might efchew. 
Marke, to what their Soules afpire, 
Who, true Blejfednejfe, dcfire: 
For, if you can doe, like thofe, 
Heav'n you gaine, when Earth you lofe. 
See, Emb. X 1 1. 

You love the Rich . and, honour them j 
The necdy-pcrfon, you contemne : 
Yet, Wealthy nor want of Wealth, is thar, 
Which, wretched makes, or fortunate : 
From other Caufes, thofe things flow ; 
Which, fince, you either doe not know, 
Or, hecde not much, this Emblem came, 
Thar, you might learne to minde the fame. 
See 3 Emb. XIII. 
M 14. 

Thy Chance is doubtfull ; and, as yet, 
I know not, what to fay of it ; 
But, this I know, a foe rhou art 
To what thine Emblem hath, in parr, 
Exprcflcd by a Mimickc Shaft • 
Or, thou, thy fclfc, ait fuch an Ape. 
Now, which of thefc, pcrraines to thee, 
Let them, that know thee, Iudgcs bee. 
See, Emb. X I V. 



Tbe birjl Lottery. 

Thy Vermes he may wrong, that fayes 
Thou fpend'ft thy felfe, in wanton wayes ; 
Bu-, fome have thought, and !ayd of late, 
1 hat, thofe thou lov'ft, conhime ihy ftate ; 
Yer,fpare nor Time, nor Subftance, tho, 
Where, them, thou oughteft to beftow 5 
But ; to thine Emblem turne, and, fee 
When Life, and Wealth, well ventur'dbee. 
Ste,£mb. X V. 

Though Troubles, you may have (or had; 
Enough, to make Dme others mad ; 
Yet, be content : I >r, they, that are 
As weake, have had as much to beare 5 
An Vhar, which Malice did contrive, 
To make them poore, hath made them thrive. 
That Emblem, which, by Lot y you drew, 
Piognofticates, as much, for you. 

See, Emb. X V E. 

Though, you fuffer blame and painc, 
You, at laft, may Comfort gaine, 
(Sharing Honours, truely gotten, 
When, your Foes are dead, and rotren) 
For, of this, you have a pawne, 
In the Lot, that you have dra wne ; 
And, by that, it may appeare, 
What your paines, and wages, are. 

Sie,£»*. XVII. 

Take you ferious heed, I pray, 
Whither, you doe goc to day ; 
Whom you credite ; and, for whom 
You, ingaged, ma!l b- come ; 
And, unlefje you wifh for Sorrow, 
Be as provident, to mon ow : 
For, there are fome traps and Snares, 
Which, may take you unawares. 

See,£«*. XVIII. 


Your Wit, fo much, you truft upon, 
That, weaker Meanes,hith yours out-gone ; 
Sometime, you runne, when there is need 
Of much more Warineffe, rhen Speed. 
Bur, you, to God ward, worfc have err'd ; 
And, yet, Amendment is defori'd. 
Sf e, therefore, what your Chance doth fay, 
And, take good Counjell, while you may. 
See, Emb. XIX. 


The Firfl Loiterie. 

Take heed, you doe not quite forget, 
That you are daunting in a Net : 
More, then a few, your Courfe doe fee, 
Though, you, fuppofe, unfeene tobc. 
Your Fault, we will no nearer touch j 
Me-thinkes your Emblem blabs too much : 
But, if, you minde, what is amifle, 
You, fliall be nere the worfe, for this. 

See,Emb. X X. 


Let fuch, as draw this Lot, have care, 
Vox Death, and Sorrow, to prepare 
AluimeSjtocome, left one ofthefe, 
Their perfons, unexpected, feizc : 
lor, them, or fome of theirs,to flay, 
Pule Death, diawes neerer, ev'ry day. 
Yer, ler them not, diftieartned, bee: 
For, in their Emblem, they fhall fce^ 
Dcirb, may (though, in appearance, grim) 
Become, a Mefitng,\mto them. 

See, Emb. XX I. 

With Mary, thou art one of thofe, 
By whom, the better part, is chofe } 
And, though, thou tempted art, aftray, 
Continu'ft in a lawful 1 way. 
Give G^the praife, with heart unfaign'd, 
That, he, fuch Grace to thee, hath dain d j 
And, view thy Lot, where thou malt fce^ 
What Hag, hath layd a Trap, for thee. 

See, Emb. XXII. 


Although, that, thou demure appeare, 
For Pleajure, there is no man here 
Will venture more : And, fome there arc, 
Who thinke you venture over farre : 
Hereof, confider well, therefore, 
Pre, fo, you venture, any more 5 
And, in your Lotted Emblem, fee, 
For what, your Sujfrings ought to bee. 

See, Emb. XX II I. 

If ought, thou purpofe, to aflay, 
Purfue the fame, without delay ; 
And, if thou meane to gather fruit, 
Be conftantin thy Hopes purfuit : 
For, by thine Emblem, thou mayft finde, 
Thy Starres, to thee, arc wcll-inclin d j 
Provided, thy Attempts be good : 
For, that, is ever undcrftood. 

Sec, Emb. XXIV. 


^_ : 

The Birfi Lottene. 


Take heed, thou love not their deccip*, 
Who Number give, in fteed of Weight • 
Nor, let their Fanfies, thee abufe, 
Who, fuch-like foolifhC*/?fl««r^ ufe. 
Perhaps, it may concernc thecjmuch, 
To know the Vanities of fuch s 
And,who they are: Marke, therfore,what 
Thine Emblem, will, to thee relate. 

Sec, Emb. XXV, 

Thou, to Impatience, art indin'd s 
And, haft a difcontented Minde ; 
That,therfore,thou mayft Patience learne, 
And, thine owne Over-figbts difcerne, 
Thy Lot (as to a Schoole to day) 
Hath fent thee to the Sqmrrells Dray j 
For, (he inftru&s thee, to indure, 
Till, thou, a better fiate, procure. 

See, Ew£. XXVI. 

Your Z-tf, is very much to blame, 
Or elfe, your perfon, or, your Name 
Hathinjur'd beene, or, may have wrong 
By fome loofe wanton, erc't be long ; 
Therfqre, e're, hence, you<pafle away, 
Marke, what your Emblem, now^doth fay. 
Perhaps, by drawing of this Lot, 
Some Hartmt prevention may begot. 


Vpon your head, thofe weights were laid, 
Which, your Endeavours, downeward waigh'd . 
For, thofe, who doc your malt envie, 
Much feare, your top will fpring too high 5 
Nay, yet, fome Burthen, you fuftaine : 
Bur, what their Malice will obtainc, 
Your Emblem prophefies 5 if you, 
With Patience, Honeft-nMjtt, purfue. 

See, Emb. XX VI II. 


This Lot, befell thee, for the nonce ; 
For, if things come nor, all at once, 
Thou, to defpairing, foone, doit runne, 
Or, leav'ft the Worke, that's well begun : 
Which, to prevent, regardfullbe 
Of what thine Emblem counfcWs thee. 

See, Emb. XX IX. 



The Firft Lotterie . 


Afflictions, are thy chicfeft Lot ; 
Yea, great ones, too : yet, murmure not. 
For, all, muft fiery tryalls bide. 
And, from their DrofTebe purify 'd. 
Therefore, though this, in fporr,be done. 
Thy Morall'd Emblem, looke upon j 
And, learne, thofe Femes to acquire, 
Which, will not perifh in the Fire. 

Stc.Emb. XXX. 

You feeke a Lot, which, proving bad, 
Wqjildj peradvcnturc,make you fad j 
Eur, this may pleafe : for, you are taught 
To mend a Fortune, that is naught • 
And, armed, with fuch Counfell, here, 
Thaf, you, no Dejliny, need feare. 
Now, if you .come to Harme, or Shame, 
Vpon the Starres, lay not the blame. 

Sec.Emb. XXXI. 
M 32 

In Court, thou mayft have hope, to clime, 
This prefent,or fomc other timc 5 
But, fomcthing thou doft want, as yet, 
Which, for that place, muft make thee fit. 
Prefume nor, therefore, on thy Lot, 
Till, thofe accomplishments arc gor, 
Which, in thine Emblem, are expreft ; 
And, then, march on, among the beft. 

Se^Emb. XXXII. 

Some thinke,you love j 'tis true, you doc -, 
And, are as well beloved too : 
Bur, you (if we the truth fhall fay) 
Love not fo truely, as you may. 
To make a perfect Love, there goes 
Much more, then ev'ry Lover knowes. 
Your Emblem, therefore heede j and,then, 
Beginnc, anew, to love agen. 


Now,fome good CounfeU, thou doft need j 
Of what we fay, take, therefore, heed. 
Beware, left thou, too much, offend 
Araeeke, and, gentle-natur'd, Friend : 
Though pow'r thou haft, be carcfull,too, 
Thou vexe nor, long, thine able Foe -, 
And, e're thou love, be furc to finde 
Thy Match, in Manners, and in Minde. 
If thou drmand a Reafon,why, 
To thee, ihme Emblem will replie. 

• See, Emb. XXXIV. 

I Beware 



The Fitfl Lett en*. 

Beware, rhou (hare not in rhcir crim?, 
Who care, but for the prtfenr tlrr.e: 
For, by thy Let, wee may fufpe <fr, 
Or that, or things, to that cffe/l. 
If fo it be, or if thy Mindc, 
To fuch an Errour, be inclin'd, 
Thy Chance, unto an Emblem, brings, 
Which, will advife to better things. 

Sec, Emb. XXX\- 

You, love to fame h this, all Men fee : 
But, would you lov'd, as w.i 11, to bee . 
If, alio, better ufr were made 
Of thofegood Bltft>ngs,yo'x have had ; 
Your praife were more. Mai ke, therefore, well, 
What Mcraffs, now, your Embhm, tc il j 
And, gather, from it, what you may, 
To f etyou in a better way. 


Tofcape a Storme,great thought you take 5 
But, little heed _, vthztmeanes you make. 
You, love your cafe, and, Troubles, feare ; 
But, carelelTe are, what Conrfe you fteere. 
Which Indtjcretions, to prevent, . 
You, to an Emblem, now, are foot 1 
Whereof, if you regardfull are, 
You, leffe will feare, and better fare. 

See, Emb. XXXVII. 

What you have, done,confider, now • 
For, this your Cbaxce, doth feeme tn fhow 
Thar you have fworne, or vow'd, o{ late, 
Or promifed (youbeftknow what) 
Which, you have, fince, unwilling bin. 
To keepe ; or, elfe, did faile, therein. 
Ifitbefo 5 repent, or els, 
What will befall, your Emblem tells. 

See, Emb. XXXV III. 

Thy Hofings, and thy Feares, are fuch, 
That, they afflicl,'and paine thee, much 5 
Bccaufe, thou giv'/t toogreat afcop* 
Vnto thy Feare, or to thy Heft : 
For, they will paine, orplcalurc thee, 
As they enlarg'd, or cut bed be. 
Bur, lo 5 thine Emblem, if thou pleafe, 
Inftru&s thee, how, to mannage thefe. 

See, Emb. XXX IX. 


The Firft Lotterie. 


Let them, who get this Chance, beware. 
Left Cupid fnarle them in a Snare: 
For, by their Lot, they mould be apt 
To be, in fuch-Iike Ginnes, intrapt. 
Some helpe, is by their Emblem, gor, 
If they, too late, obferveitnot ; 
But, then, no profit will be done them : 
For, Cottnfell will be loft upon them. 

See, Emb. X L. 


Whether, meerely, Chance, or no, 
Brought this Lot, we doe not know; 
But, received, let it be, 
As, divinely, fentto thee: 
For, that, merits thy regard, 
Which, thine Emblem hath declar'd ; 
And, the beft, that are, have need, 
Such Advijements, well to heed. 

See, Emb. XL I. 

Thou, haft already, or, e're long, 
Shalt have fome dammage by the Tongue : 
But, fully, yet, it is not knowne, 
Whether the Tongue fhall be thine owne, 
Or e!fe,anothers tongue, from whom 
This Mifchiefe, unto thee, fliall come: 
But, much the better, thou (halt fpeed, 
If, now, thine Emblem, well thou heed. 
See, Emb. XL II 

Vnworthy things, thou doft aflfe&, 
With fbracwhat overmuch refped 5 
Vnto the World, inclining fa, 
As if thy Hopes were all below : 
Bur, now, to rowfe thee from this crime, 
Good Counfell 'comes in happy time. 
Make ufe thereof ; and,thinke it not 
Meere email, or a needleiTe Lot. 

Scc,Emb. XLIII. 

Thou, either, too much love, haft plac't 
On things, that will not alway laft ; 
Or clfe, thou art a little fcnt'd. 
Becaufe thy Hopes ire long deferr'd : 
Nay, thou art touch'd, in both ofthefe.. 
Thy Profir, therefore, and thine eafe, 
It will effeft, if well thou minde 
What, in thine Emblem, thou (halt fin^e. 
See, Emb. XLV. 
I 2 



The Fir (I Lottcne. 


When thou haft Changes, good, or bad, 
Ore- joy 'd, thou art, or over- fad j 
As if it Teemed very ftrange 
To fee the Windt or Weather, charge : 
Lo, therefore, to remember thee, 
How changeable, things Mortall, bee, 
Thou, art affifted by this Lot ; 
Now, let it be, no more, forgot. 

See, Emb. XLV. 

Of thy juft Aymes, though meanes be flight, 
Thou mayft attaine their wifhed height 5 
Vnlefle, thy Folly Hiall deftroy 
The Weale, thou feekeft to injoy, 
By thy Defpaire, or by negleci 
Of that, which, may thy Hopes effect : 
For, by thine Emblem, thou mayft know, 
Great things, from fmall Beginnings, grow. 
Scc.Emb. XL VI. 

Thou muft have Crtfies • but they, (hall, 
To Blefitngs, be converted, all ^ 
And Sujfrtngs, will become, thy Praife, 
If, Wtjedome order, well, thy wayes: 
Yea, when thy Crofjes en Jed are, 
A Crowne of Glory, thou fbalt weare. 
Yet, note, how this to pafle is brought : ' 
For, in thine Emblem, it is taught. 

See.Emb. XL VI I. 

If they, who drew this Let, now be 
Ofgrear Eft ate, or high Degree, 
They fh ill ere long,bccomcas poore, 
.As thofe, rhat beg from doore to doore. 
If p -ore they be 5 it plaineappeares, 
They mall become great Princes Peeres : 
And, in their Emblem, rhey may know, 
What very day, it will be, fo. 

See, Emb. XL VI 1 1. 

You, have attempted many a thing, 
Which, you, re paffe, could never bring $ 
Not, that, your V\ orkc was hard to doe , 
?>ut,'cau(c,you us'd wrong M f«««,thereto. 
Hereafter, therefore, lrainc, 1 pray. 
The Times ot Wot king, and, the Way • 
And, of thine Emblem, take thou heed, 
If, better, thou defire to Ip^ed. 

See,Emh. XL IX. ' 

The Fir ft Lotterie, 

Ifyou, to greater Wealth, will rife, 
You rnuft not, (lender Gaine, defpife - 3 
Nay, if, you minde not, to be poorc, 
You muft regard flight Lofles, more* 
For, Wealth, and Poverty, doe come, 
Not all at once, but, fome andfome. 
If this, concerne you, any wayes, 
See,what your Emblem, further, fayes. 

See,£w£. L. 

Your Fortune, hath defcrved thank, 
That fhe, on you, beftowes a Blank : 
For,as yOu,nothing good, havehad j 
So, you, have nothing, that is bad. 
Yea, fhe, in this, haih favour fhowne, 
(If, now, your Freeaome well be knowne) 
For, you, by l0/,thefe Emblems, mift, 
That you, may chufe out, which you lift. 

You, by an Emblem, feeke to get 
What Counfel your /if aires may fit ; 
But, in particular, there's none, 
Which, you, by Lot, can light upon: 
And, why i becauie, no Moral/, there, 
Doth, worthy of your Heed, appeare i 
No ■, but becauie you rather, need, 
Of cv'ry Emblem, to take heed. 


TheStarres, arc, now, no friends of your, 
Or this is not their lucky houre: 
For, at this time, unto your Lot, 
They, by an Emblem, anfwer not. 
If, therefore, you defire to know . 
What good advice they will allow, 
Some further Meanes, you mutt aflay, 
Or, tryc your Chance, another day, 

You, in your fecret thoughts, defpife 
Tothinkc an Emblem fhould advile, 
Or "ivc youcaufe to minde or heed 
Thofethings, whereof you may have need 
And,thcrcfoic, when, the Lot, youtry'd, 
An anfwer, juftly, was deny'd. 
Yet (by your leave) there arc but few, 
Who, need good Com fell, more then you. 



The birjl Lotterie. 

In fome extrcame, you often are, 
And, (hoot too fhort, or elfe coo farrc ; 
Yea, fuch an crrour, you were in, 
When, for a Lot, you mov'd the Pin : 
For, one touch more, orlefle, bad layd 
Our Index, where it mould have ftayd. 
But, if you can be warn'd, by this, 
To keepe the M eatu y which oft you mifle, 
You have obtain'd as good a L$t y 
As any one, this day, hath got. 

Among thefe Emblems, none the*re be, 
Which, now by Lot will fall to thee 5 
However, doe not thou repine : 
For, this doth fcemc to be a figne, 
Thar, thou, thy Portion, (halt advance 
By Vettne, not by fickle Chance. 
Yet, nerethclefle, defpife thou not 
What, by good ttntmt , may be go t. 








With TVIetricall Illvstrations; And, 

difpoied into Lotteries, both cMoraU 

and Divine. 

That Jnftruttion > and Good Qounfell, may bee furthered 
by an Honeft and Pkafant Rccreatttn. 

By George Wither. 

The Second Booke. 


Printed by Avcvstink Math e vv e s. 



Prince, Q H A\L E S, Prince* 

Of VV A L E S, &C. 

FAir'ft Bloffoms of our hopes ; and Morning-flarre 
To all thefe Hands , which inclofed are 
HyNeptunes armes,within our Northern dimes- 
And who (wee truft) fliall rife, in future times, 
To be die brighter!: Light, that, then will friiae> 
Betwixt the jArtick-Circle and the Link. 

To Y o v (as now you are) that I prefent 
Thefe Emblems, 'tis not Co impertinent 
As thole may thinke it> who have neither leene 
What, of your Cradle -jpjrts, hit h heeded beene • 
Nor heard how many ferious ^"lionings, 
Your Chili-bood frameth, out or trifling things : 
And, if mineaime I have not much iniftooke, 
I come not overfoone with (uch a Books, 

So long as in this Infant- Age you are, 
(Wherein, the fpeechletTe Portraitures appeare 
A pleaiurefull delight) your Highnesse may 
Among our Emblems, findea Har me lejfe* play : 
And, thofe mute ObjeSis will from time to time, 
Still ^iper, fe.-me,.till you to ripeneffe clime. 
When their dumb Figures , no morefport can make, 
Their / ",'lrations, will begin tofpeake • 
And, ev'i y day, new matter ftill dilclofe, " 
Vn.iii your ludgement to perfection growes. 

They likewile, who their Services, to do 
Frequent your <Trefence, may have plealure too, 
From this your Play-game: yea, and fome perchance^ 
May cut e a Folly, or an Ignorance 
By that, which they lhall either heare ox view 
In thefe our Emblems, when they wait on Ton • 
Or, (hall be called, by your Exceli enC£, 
To try what Lot, they fhall obtame from thence. 

It may, moreover, much increafe th (port, 
Which is allowed in a vertuous Covr rj 
When they whole faults have long (ufpe&cd bin, 
Shall draw forth private Cenfures of their Sin, 

K And. 

And, heare their Emblems, openly, difplay, 
What, others dare not, but in private, fay ; 
Nor will, to Yov, the Morals be in vainc, 
Ev'n when to manly Knowledge you attaint } 
For, though to Teach, it will not them become 
To be Remembrancers* they may prefume : 
And, that which in their (hild-bood, men (hall heed, 
Will fooneft come to mindc,in time of need. 

Incourag'd by thefe Hopes* I thought it meet 
To lay this humble Prefent at your feet. 
Accept it y nox» y and, plcafe to favour me y 
When I growc •/</, and, You a Man (hall be. 

fojour Higbntjfe 
mjt bamblj Atvited, 

Geo: Wither, 



and hopeful Prince f A A48S, 
T)ul^c of Yo RKZ, (JTC 

Sweet PRlNCfe, 

Y Our hand I kifle ; and, thus my Lines addretfe 
Vnto your wife, and vcrtuous * Gov e rn esse. 

For, Madame, (as his P roxy) it is fit, 
That, Yov both Read, and anfw ere for him,yet. 
To Yov for Him, J therefore tender, here, 
To Welcome-in ^New-beginning Yeare, 
This barmelejfe Play- Gam e . that, it may have place, 
When fomewhat riper Daies, '/ball Make his GRACE, 
Affeclfuch Objects ; Tthich,to looke upon 
May pleajure yeeldhim, e > re this Yeare begone, 

'Tis nottheleafl Difcretion,z'ȣr^ Covrts^ 
To know "tobat Recreations, and what Sports 
Become young Princes ; or, to find out thofe , 
Which may, with barmelejfe pleafantncfe, difyofe 
Their JMindes to VERT VE : neither in their Cradles, 
Should this be heeded leffe, than in their Sadies : 
Becaufe, whenfirft to know, ice doe begin, 
A JmaQ Occafion, lets much Evill in. 

Among thofe things, which both Inftruct <Wplea(ej 
*~But few, {for Children ) asefurpafiing thefc : 
For, they, to looke on Pictures, much defire ; 
And, not to Looke alone, but, to enquire 
What things thofe are, that reprefented be, 
In ev'ry Map, or Emblem, which they fee. 

And,that which they /ball view, or fball be told, 
(lly meanes of any Figure they behold) 
Experience breedes-, afiifleth Memory j 
Or, helps to forme a Witty Fantalie : 
Jlud, if thofe Formes to good Injiruclion tend, 
OJtfieads them, alfo, till their lives have end. 

Tben^fincc ev'n all of us, much Good receive 
Bj'TJertuow Princes j A»dfljould,thercforc,ftiiVc 
To addefome helpes, whereby they might acquire 
That Excellence, Tubitb Wee in them defre. 

1 (being 

* The 
! CotiKtcjfe of 


I (being abIe,toprefent bit Q R ACE, 
With nothing but a Rattle, or a Glafle, 
Orfomejucb Cradle- play-game) bring ,to day y 
This BOOKS, to be as ufefull as it may : 
iAnd y how? and when, >t -will mofl ufefull groTr 7 
Without try Teaching, TOV can fully jboi*. 
For, what ii of your Abieneffe belief d, 
Through all thefe famous Hands, hath receiv'dr 
iA large applaufe j in that, from out oftbofe 
Which ableft were, both King and State bttoe cbtfc 
Your Faith and Wifedome, to be TREASVRESSE 
Oj their chief e Iewcls ; and the GOVERN ESSi. 
Of our prime Hopes. And, noT* Jtbu hale K>£igi?d y 
3lAe thinks > there needs no more, by me, be faid, 
*~But, {bareing pray 3 d jour BONOVLtoricciipe 
Thu PR£S£NTfor the tVK£)to takemykafc^ 
And Verfifie to him, feme other a>?y, 
When Hee can under ft and mee t what I fey. 

Till then, let it pleafe your Hetmr foraetimcsiD 
remember Him, that 

I am has Graces 
daily and humble 

Oratonr s 

Geo: Withe** 

We beft /ball quiet clamor out Thronges, 
When, Toe our [elves* can rule our Tongues. 


Illvstr. I. 

Book, : 

*Hen I obferve the Melancholte Owles, 
JConfidering with what patience, they fuftaine 
•The many clamours, of the greater Fmles j 
And, how the little Chirpers,they difdaine : 
When I remember, how, their Injuries 
They Height, (who, caufeles give them an offence) 
Vouchfafing, fcarce to caft afide their eyes 
To looke up m that foolifh Infolence. 
Me thinkes, by their Example, I am taught 
To Height the flaunders of Injurious Tongues • 
To fct the fcoffts ofCenjurers, at naught, 
And, with a brave neglecl, tobearc out Wrongs, 

Hee, doubtles, whom the Pfalmifl, long agoej 
Vnto a lonely Defert-Owle compar'd, 
Did practife thus ; And, when I can doe Co, 
I, (hall for all affronts, become prepar'd. 
And. (r hough, this Doctrine, Flefh and blood gainc-fay) 
Yet, fure,to ftoppthe malice of Dejpight, 
There is no better, (nay, no other,) way : 
Since, Rage by Opposition gathers Might. 

Coed God \ vouchfdfe, fufficient grace and firengtK 
That (though I have n«t yet, (ttch Patience £*/ J) 
J may attaine this hafpy gift, at length . 
And, fade the caufe, that, yet, I have it Mot. 
Though me, my Neighbours, and my Foes revile * 
Make me ofaU their words, a Patient-bearer ; 
When er'e I fuffer, let me be, the while, 
As u the {dent Lambc before the Shearer. 

So . though my fpcakings, cannot quiet any, 

My Patience may rtjlrame the Tongues of many* 

L " When 


Wbemvee by Hunger, Wifdome gaint* 
Our Guts, are "toifer then our Braine. 



He Crowe, when deepe within a clofe-mouth'd-JW. 
She water finds, her thirftinefle to flake ; 
(And, knoweth not where elfe it might be got) 
Her Belly, teacheth her, this courfe to take : 
She flies, and f etcheth many Ptbbles thither, 
Then, downe into the Feffell, lets them drop . 
Vntill, fo many (tones are brought together, 
As may advance the water to the top. 

From whence, we might this observation heed 5 
That, Hunger, Tbirfi, and thofe ttecefities, 
(Which from the Bellies craving, doe proceed) 
May make a Toole, grow provident and wife. 
And,though(in fport) we fay , the brums of feme. 
Not in their Heads,but in their Gutts, doe lye ; 
Yer,that,by wants, Men wifer mould become, 
Diflenteth not from true Phihfophy : 
For, no man labours with much WiU'mgnefle, 
To compafle, what he nought at all defires ; 
Nor feeketh fo,his longing to poflcfle, 
As, when fome urgent neede,the fame requires. 
Nay,though he might, a wiSingtieJfe ,retaine, 
Yet, as the Belly, which is ever full, 
Breeds fumes, that caufe a fottifh.frtiles-brain* . 
So, plenteous Fortunes, make the Spirits dull. 
Airborne to Riches, have not all-times, witt 
To keepe, (much lefle,to better) their degree: 
But, men to nothiog borne, oft, paflage get, 
(Through many wants) renown'd, and rich ro bee : 

Yea, Povcrtic and Hunger, did produce, 

The bc(iInvenUons,and } of chiefeft ufe. 


Though Mufickc be of/one abhor' d^ 
Shc y isthe Handmaid of the Lord. 


|0 Mttfcke^nd the Mufes,many bcare 
I Much hatred j and, to whatsoever ends 
* Their Soule-deltghting-Raptttres tuned are,, 
Such peevifhdifpofitions, it offends. 
Some others, in a Moral/ way, affect 
Their pleafing Sir awes (or, for a fenfuall ufe) 
But, in GodsWerfhi^ they the famefufpc£ • 
(Or, taxc it rather) as a great abufe. 
The Firft of thcfe, are full of Melancholy ; 
And, Pitty need, or Comfort, more then blame jj 
And, foone, may fall into fome dangerous folly ^ 
VnlefTe they labour, to prevent the fame. 
The Lap, are giddie-things, that have befool'd 
Their Judgements, with beguiling.Fautafies, 
Which (if they be not, by difcretion, fchool'd; 
Will plunge them into greater Vanities. 

For, Mnficke, is the Handmaid of the L o &. d 3 
And, for his Worjhip, was at firft ordayncd : 
Yea, therewithal (he fitly doth accord j 
And, where Devotion thriveth, is retcyned. 
Shee, by a nat'rall power, doth helpe to raife, 
The maid to God, when joyfull Notes are founded : 
And, Papons fierce Diftempcratures,alaies ; 
When, by grave Tones, the Mtlltdy is bounded, 
It, alfo may in Myflickefenfc, imply 
What Muj-cke, in our-feives, ought ftill to be ; 
And, that our jarring.livcs tocertifie, 
Wee fliould in Voice, in Hand, and Heart, agree : 
And, fing out, Faiths new-fongs,with full concent, 
Vnto the Lams, ten-ftringed Inflrumcnt. 


_ ^ 


3iarU> "tohat Rewards, to Sinnc, are due, 
*And, to»*>uprightneiTe topurfue. 

ILLVSTR. 1 1 1 1. 


f ^^S»trd unfbeatbed, and zfirangling-Snare, 

Is figur'd here ; which,in dumbe-Jhewes ,doe preach, 
Of what the tMalefatttr fhould beware 5 
And, they doe threatens, afwell as Teach. 
For, fome there are, (would God, that fumme werelefle) 
Whom, neither good Advife, nor, wholeforae Lawe, 
Can turne from Pathwaies of Vnrighteoufnefje, 
If Death, or Tortures, keepe them not in awe. 
Thefe, are not they, whofe Conjcicnce for the lake 
Of Goodmflc onely, GodlinejJ'e, purfues 5 
But, thefe are they, who never fcruple make 
What Guilt, bur, what great puaifl>me»t enfues. 

For fuch as thefe,this Emblem was prepar'd : 
And, for their fakes, in places eminent, 
Are all our Gallops-trees, and Gibbets, rear'd . 
That, by the fight of them, they might repent. 
Let, therefore, thofe who feele their hearts inclin'd 
To any kind of Dcatb.defervwg-Crime, 
(When they behold this Emblem) change their mind, 
Left, they (too late) rcpcnt,anothcr time. 
And, let not thofe ourCounfell, now, contemne, 
Who, doome^wrr T beeves to death $ yet, guilty be 
Of more, then molt of thofe whom they Condcmne : 
Bur, let them Learne their pet ill to forelee. 
For, though a little while, they may have hope 
To fceme upright, (when they are nothing lefle) 
And, fcape the Sword, the Gal/owes, nnd the Rcpe, 
There is a ludge, who fees their wickedneffe j. 

And, when grim Death,\ha\l fummon them,from hence, 

They will be fully plagu'd for their offence. 


That Kingdome Tfrifl eftabli/b'd bee, 
Wherein the People leell agree. 

Illvstr. V. 


^LCrowned Scepter Meve is fixt upright, 

^®,3etwixt tourcFowles, whofe pofturcs may declare^ 
' f hey came from Coa-jls, or Climats oppofite, 
And, that, they diflf ing in their natures are. 
In which, (as in fome others, that we finde 
Amongft thefe Emblems) little care I take 
Precifely to unfold our Authors rainde 5 
Or, on his meaning, Comment shexe to m;;ke. 
It is the fcope of my Intention, rather 
From fuch perplext Inventions (which have nought 5 
Of Ancient Hierogljpbick) fenfe, to gather. 
Whereby, fome uierull Moral! may be taught. 

And, from thefe Figures, my Collections be^ 
That, King domes, and the Royall-digmtie, 
Are beft upheld, where Subjecls doe agree, 
To keepc upright the date of Soveraignty. 
When, from each Coal and quarter of the Land, 
The Rtcb, the Pwe, the 5 'xv aine y the Gentleman, 
Lends, in alltvants, and at all //»»«,his hand, 
To give the beft aflfiftance that he can : 
Yea, when with Willing-hearts, and lVingedjj>eed, 
The men of all Degrees, doc ducly carry 
Their Aides to publike- workes,in time of need, 
And, to their Rings, be freely tributary i 
Then (hall the Kingdome gaync the gloricft height j 
Then (hall the Kingly-Title be rcnown'd ; 
Then (hall the Royall-Scepter (land upright, 
And, with fupremeft Honour, then, be Crown'd. 

But, where this Duty long neglect, they (hall - 3 

The King will fuflfcr, and, the Kingdome fall. 

L ; From 


From that, by which I fbmewhat am, 
The Caufe of my Deftru&ion came. 


Bock, z 

^Hc little Spar kit which rak'd in ErxbtrsUc, 
> Are kindly kindled by a gentle blaft : 
'And, brands in which the fire begins to die 
Revive by blowing j and, flame out at laft. 
The felfe fame wind, becomming over ftrong, 
Quite bloweth out againe that very flame 5 
Or, elfe,confumes away fere it be long) 
That wafting fubftance, which maintain'd the fame. 

Thus fares it, in a Thoufand other things, 
As foone as they the golden Meane exceed ; 
And, that, which keeping Meajure, profit brings, 
May, (by cxcejje) ourlofle, and mine, breed. 
Preferments (well and moderately fought) 
Have helpt thofemen, new Virtues to acquire, 
Who, being to fuperiour places brought, 
Left all their goednejft, as they climed higher. 
A little wealthy may make us better able 
To labour in our Callings : Yet, I fee 
That they, who being poore, were charitable, 
Becomming rich, hard-hearted grow to be. 
Love , when they entertainc it with difcretion, 
More worthy, and more happy, maketh men ; 
But, when their L$ve is overgrowne with Pdfion, 
It ovcrthrowes their happinclte,agen. 
Yea, this our 'Flejh, fin which we doe appeare 
To have that being, which we now enjoy) 
If we fhould overmuch the fame endeare, 
Would our Well-being, totally deft roy. 

For, that which gives our Plcafurcs nourishment, 
Is oft the poyfon of our beft Content. 


By Guiltines, Death entred m 
Andy Mifchiefeftilpurfuetb Sinne." 

6 9 

Illvstr. VII. 


\Xions wheele,andhc himfelfe thereon 
Is figur'd, and (by way of Emblem) here, 
Set forth, for Guilty men to looke upon 5 
That, they, their wicked Courfes might forbeare. 
To gainc a lawleffe favour he defircd, 
And, in his wicked hopes beguiled was : 
For, when to clafpe with luno,he afpired, 
In ftead of her, a Clowd, he did embrace. 
He, likewife, did incurre a drcadfull Doome, 
(Which well befitted his prcfumptuous Crime) 
A terror, and, a warning, to become, 
For wicked men, through all fucceeding time. 

As did his longings, and his after taine, 
So, theirs affe<2eth, nor efTeCteth ought, 
But, that, which proveth either falfc or vainc ; 
And, their falfe Pleafurcs, are as dearcly, bought : 
Yea, that, whereon they build their faircft Hope, 
May, bring them (in conclufion of the Deed) 
To clime the Galhves, and to ftretch a Rope 5 
Or, fend them thither, where farre worle they fpced : 
Ev*n thither, where, the never. ftanding-Whccle 
QfeverUJling'TortHrcs, turneth round, 
And, racks the Conscience, till the foule doth feele 
All Paincs, that arc in Senfe, and Rcajon found. 
For neither doth black Night, more fwifily follow, 
Declining Day -light : Nor, with Nimbler Motion 
Can waves, each other, downe their Channell follow, 
From high -lais'd Mouniatnei, xo the bieg-womb'd Ocean, 

Then,/«/?;'« will,whcn flic doth once begin, 

To profecute, an Fnrcpinted-Sin. 


When "free bate greateU Gricfcs and Feares, 
7° Tben^CorLfohxiotifweet'ftappeares. 



►Hen, all theyeare, our fields are frefli and grccne, 
f And, while fwect F /«wj,and Sunjhine, every day, 
fy As oft, as need requireth) come betweene 
1 he Heav'ns and earth h they hecdles paffe away. 
The mines, and continuance, ot ablefimg, 
Doth make us to be fenfeks ot the good: 
And, if it fometimc flie not our poffeffing, 
The fweemefTe of it, is not underftood. 

Had wee no Winter, Sommer would bethought 
Not halfe fo pleating : And, ifTempefts were nor, 
Such Comforts could not by a Calm, be brought : 
For, things j faveby their oppofites, appeare not. 
Both health, and wealth, is tallies unto forne 5 
And, fo is cafe, and every otherf leafare, 
TXWpoore, oxficke, ox grieved, they become : 
And, then, they relimthefe,in ampler meafure. 

Cod, therefore (full as kinde, as he is wije) 
So tempreth all the Favours he will doe us, 
Thar, wee, his Bounties, may the better prize • 
And, make his CbajUfewents Iefle bitterto us. 
One while, a fcorching Indignation burncs 
The Flowers and Blofomes of our H o p e s, away • 
Which into Scarfitie, our Plentie turnes, 
And, changeth vntnotwe-GraJfe to parched Hay j 
Anon, his f'ruitfull /Ww,and plcafing denes, 
Commixt with chcerefull Rayes, he fendeth downe j 
And then the Barren-earth her cropp rcnewes, 
Which with rich Harvefts, Hills, and Vallies Crowne r 

For, as to relifh byes, he forrow fends, 

So, Comfort on Ttmptation,i\i[\ y attends. 


To hawk for Gaine, the Cocke dotifleigh ; 
But, for bii Females, &* -nillf^h. 


/ ! 

Illvstr. IX. 

#^£. 2 

[O me,are fo qumeHous, that chey will draw, 
And Bratvle, and Fight ,lot every toy chey fee; 
Grow furious, for the wagging of a ftraw5 
And, (otherwile) for leffe then that may be. 
Some, are more ftaid, a little, and will bearc, 
Apparent wrongs (which to their face you doc ; ) 
But, when they Lye, they cannot brooke to heare 
That any mould be bold to tell them fo. 
Another fort, I know, that bloms will take, 
Put up'theXjf, and give men leave to fay 
What words they pleafe j till fpoile they fcekc to make 
Of their eftates • And,then, they'le kill and flay. 
But, of all Hackjlers, farre the fiercclr arc 
Gur Cockrillsoftbegante, (Sir Cupid's knights) 
Who,(on their foolifh Coxcembcs)ofrcn wearc 
The Scarres they get in \hc\xVewtan-figbts. 
Take heede of thefe ; for, you may pacific 
The firft, by time : The/w/?</,willbeplcas'd 
If you fubmit, or elfe your words denie 5 
The third, by fatisfaction, arc appeaf'd : 
But, he that for his Female, takes offence, 
Through Icaloufy, or madneffe, r3gcth fo • 
That, he accepteth of no recompcncc, 
Till he hath wrought his Rivals overthrow. 

Such Fury,fhun ; and, (hunne their Vulgar minJ. . 
Who for bale trafh defpitefully contend ; 
But, (when a juft occafion, thou (halt finde; 
Thy Vcrtuous MtflreJJe, lawfully defend. 

For, he, that in fuch cafes turnes his face, 

Is held a Capon, of a Dunghill Race. 

If Safely, thou dejire to goe, 
Bee nor too fwift, nor overflow. 



|Vr Elders, when their meaning was to (hew 
" A native-fpeedinejje (in Emblem wife) 
The picture of a Dolpbin-Fifh they drew ; 
Which, through the waters, with great fwiftneffe, flies. 
An Anchor, xhey did figure, to declare 
Hope,ftayednejfe, or a grave -deliberation: 
And therefore when thofe two , united are, 
It giveth us a two-fold Intimation. 
For, as the Delpbio putteth us in minde, 
That in the Courfes, which we have to make, 
Wee mould not be, xojletbfulnefte enclin'd 5 
Bur, fwift to follow what we undertake : 
So, by an Anchor added thereunto, 
Inform'd wee are, that, to maintaine our fixed, 
Hope, muft bee joyn'd therewith (in all we doe) 
If wee will undifcouraged proceed. 
It fheweth (alfo) that , our fpeedincjfe, 
Muft have fomcftaydnejje ; left, when wee fuppofe 
To profecute our aymes with good fuccefle, 
Wee may,by BaflweJJe, good endeavors lofe. 

They worke, with mod fecuritie, that know 
The Times, and beft Occasions of delay ; 
When, likewife,to be neither/rw/2, norjfcw; 
And, when to praclifeall the jpeed, they may. 
For,whether calme, or ftormie-paffages, 
(Through this life's Ocean) (hall their Bark attend; 
This double Virtue , will procure their eafe : 
And, them, in all neceflities, befriend. 

By Spcedineft, our works are timely wrought; 

By Staydnejfe, they, to paile are, lafely, brought. 

Thy that in Hope, and Silence, Zrjv, 
The bett Contentment, mayatcbiye. 


Illvstr. XI. 


,F thou defire to cherifh true Content, 
And in a troublous time that courfe to take, 
Which may be likely miichieves to prevent;, 
Some ufe, of this our Hieroglyphick, make. 
The Fryers Habit, feemeth to import, 
That, thou (as ancient Monkes and Fryers did) 
Shouldft live remote,f rom places of reforr, 
And, in retyredneffe, lye clofely hid. 
The cfaJped-Booke, doth warncthee, to retaine 
Thy thoughts within the compaffe of thy breaftj 
And, in a quiet filevce to remaine, 
Vntill, thy mindemay fafely be txpreft. 
That Anchor, doth informe thec, that thou muft 
Walke on in Hope ; and, in thy Pilgrimage, 
Bearc up (without despairing ox dijlmft) 
1 hofe wrongs, and fufTcrin<;s,which attend thine Age. 

For, whenfoerc Opprefion groweth rift- 
obfcurencjfe, is more fafe than Ermuer.ce ; 
Hcc, that then kcepes his Tongue, may keepe his Lifti 
Till limes will better favour Innocence. 
Truth (poken where untruth is more approved. 
Will but enrage the malice of thy foes 5 
And, othcrwhile, a wicked man is moved 
Toccafe from wrong, if no man him oppofe. 

Let this our Emblem, therefore, counfcll thee, 
Thy life in fafe RetyredneJJe, to fpend : 
Ler, in thy breaft, thy thoughts referved bec, 
Till thou art layd, where none can thee offend. 

And,whilft mod others,givc their Fanctefcepe, 

Enjoy thy felfc, in Silence, and in Hope. 

M 2 Let 


Let none dejpaire of their Eflate, 
For,l?m<\ence 7 greater itjhan Fate. 



B yJEe merry man, and let no caufeleflcfearc 
^ Of Cancellation, fatal! Dejlinie, 

Or of thofe falfe Decrees, that publinYd are 
By f oolifh braines , thy Conscience terrific 
To thee, thefe Figures better Doctrines teach, 
Than thofe blind Stoikes, who neceffitate 
Contingent things ; and, arrogantly teach 
(For doubtleffe truths) their dreames of changeleffe Fatt. 
Though true it bee, that thofe things which pertaine, 
As Ground- rvorkes, to Gods glorie,and our blifle, 
Are fixr, for aye, unchanged to reraainej 
All, is not fuch, that thereon builded is. 
God, gives men power, to build on his Foundatiw-, 
And, if their tvorkes bee thereunto agreeing, 
No Power- created, brings that Variation, 
Which can diftutbe, the Workman happy being. 
Nor, of thofe workings, which required are, 
Is any made unpoffible, untill 
Mans heart begins that Counfell to prefcrre, 
Which is derived from zcrooked-mll. 

The Starres, and many other things, incline 
Our nat'rall Confitutioits, divers wayes ; 
But, in the Soule, God plac'd a Power. divine, 
Which, all thofe Inclinations, overfwayes. 
Yea, God, that Prudence, hzxh infus'd, by Grace, 
Which, till Selfe-will, and Lufi, betray es a man, 
Will kecpe him firmely, in that happy place, 
From whence, no Confteltation move him can. 

And,this is that, whereof I notice take, 

From this great Starre, enclofed by a Snak. 


Their Friendfhip/m<? "bill eDer bide* 
Whofe hands unto the Croflc are tide. 




[Hen firft I knew the world,(and was untaught 
By tryde experience, what true Friendjhip meant) 
That I had many -faithfuli friends, I thought- 
And, of their Love, was wondrous confident. 
For, few fo young in yeares, and meane in fortune. 
Of their Familiars, had fuch troopes, as I, 
Who did their daily fellowship importune - 3 
Or,feemc fo pleafed in their company. 
In all their friendly meetings, I was one ; 
And, of the Quorum, in their honed game: 
By day or nighr, I feldome fate alone- 
And, welcome fcemed, wherefoere I came. 

But, where are now thofe multitudes of Friends ? 
Alas I they on a fudden flafht away. 
Their love begun, bur, for fome fenfuall ends, 
Which fayling them, it would no longer Hay. 
If I to vainc expences, would have mov'd them, 
They,nor their fames, noipurfes, would have fpared; 
But, in a reall need, if I had prov'd them, 
Small ihowes of kindnefle, had bin then declared. 
Of thrice three thoufands, two, perhaps, or three, 
Are left rac now, which (yet) as Friends I prize 5 
But, none of them, of that great number be, 
With whom I had my youthfull Iollitics. 

If, therefore, thou defuc a Friend, on Earth, 
Let one pure-faith betwixt you b:e begot, 
And, fee ke him not,in vanities, or mirth, 
But, let Afflictions tycyour true-love-knot i 

Tor, they who to thcCrofJe, arc fivmcly tyde, 

Will faft,and cvcrlafting Friends, abide. 

M ? ^ Candle 


<A Candle that affords no light, 
What profits it, by Day-> or Night '{ 



|Here be of thofc in every Common-male, 
Whom to this Emblem we referable may* 
The Name of none I purpofe to reveale, 
But, their Condition, heere, I will difplay. 
Some, both by gifts of Nature, and of Grace, 
Are fo prepared, that, they might be fit 
To ftand as Lights, in profitable place; 
Yet, loofe their Talent , by negle&ing it. 
Some, to the common Grace, and nat'raH parts, 
(By helpe of Nurture, and good Discipline) 
Have added an accomplifhment of Arts, 
By which , their Light may much the brighter fhine. 
Some others, have to this, acquired more : 
For, to maintaine their Lampc, in giving light, 
Of Waxe, and Oyle,and FatneJJe, they haveftore, 
Which over-flowes unto them, day and night. 
And,ev'n as Lampes, or Candles, on a Table, 
("Or, fixt on golden Candleliicks, on high) 
To light AJJemblies, Great and Honourable, 
They, of:, havc(alfo) place of Dignitie. 
By meanesof which, their Splendor might become 
His praife, whothofe high favours did bequeath: 
They might encrcafe the Light of Chrijlenaome, 
And, make them fee, who fit in dudes of Death. 

Bur, many of them, like thofe Candles bee, 
That ftand unlightcdin a Branch of gold : 
For, by their helpe wee nothing more can fee, 
Than wee in grofTcft darknefic, may behold. 
If fuch there be, (as there bee fuch, I feare ) 
The queftion is, For what good ufc they are. 


The Sacrifice, God Iwetk befl* 

Are Broken-hearts Jvr Sin 9 opprcfl. 


Book. 2 

i O Age, hath had a people , to profelTe 
Religion, with a (hew of holinefle, 
Beyond thefe times - 3 nor, did men facrifice, 
According to their foolilh fantafies, 
More oft than at this prefent. One,bcftowes 
On pious -moths, the hundreth part, of thofe 
Ill-gotten goods, which from the poorC he feazed D 
And, thinkes his God, in that, is highly pleafed. 

Another, of her dues, the Church bereaves i 
And, yct,himfelfe a holy man conceives, 
(Yea, and right bount^ull) if hce can fpare 
From thofe his thefts, the tenth, or twentieth flure, 
To fome new Leclurt 5 or, a Chaplaine keepc, 
To pleafe Himfelfe, or, preach his Wife ailcepe. 

Some others, thinke they bring finccre oblations, 
When, fir'd with zeale,they roaie out Imprecations 
Againftall thofe, whom wicked they repute : 
And, when to God, they tender any hire, 
They dreame to merit what they would obtain?, 
By praying-long, with Repetitions vaine. 

■With many other fuch like Sacrifices 
Me n come to God ; but,hc fuch gifts defpifes : 
For, neither £ ifts, nor workes,nor any thing 
(Which wc can either dpe, ox fay, or bring,) 
Accepted is of God-, untill heflnde 
A Spirit- humbled, and atroubled-minde. 
A contrite Heart, is that, and, that alone, 
Whicli God with love, and pitie,l> okes upon. 

Such he affc&s • therefore ( oh Lord) to thee ; 

Such, let ray Heart, and, fuch,my Spirit bee. 

A King 

j iA Ki n §, that prudently Q>m mands, 

Becomes the glory of his Lands. 



' He Rcy all-Scepter, Kingly power, implyes ; 
The Crorvne-lmperiall, Gl o r i e , fignifies : 
And, by ihefe joyn'd in one, we understand, 
A King, that is an honour to his Land. 

A Kingdome, is not alwaies eminent. 
By having Confines of a large extent j 
For, Povertie, and Barbarouf»ej[e,z.xc found 
Ev'n in fomc large Dominions, to abound : 
Nor, is it Wealth, which gets a glorious -Name • 
For, then, thofe Lands would fpread the widcft Fame, 
From whence we fetch the Goldand Silver-ore • 
And, where we gather Perries upon the more : 
Nor, have thofe Countries higheft exaltations, 
Which breed the ftrongeft, and the Warlikft Nations ■ 
For, proud of their owne powrc, they fometimes grow, 
And qmrrell, till themselves they overthrow. . 
Nor, doe thechiefeiTg/w/w, of a Land, 
In many Cities, or much People, (land : 
For, then, thofe Kingdomes, moft renowned were. 
In which Vnchrijlian Kings, and, Tyrantsarc. 

It is the Kingby whom a Realme's renowne, 
Is cither buildcd up, or overthrowne. 
By Solomon, more fam'd was ludah made, 
Then, by the Multitude of men it had ; 
Great Alexander, glorified Greece, 
Throughout the World, which, elic had bene apiece 
Perhaps obfeure h And, Cijar added more 
To Rome, then all her greatnefTe did before. 
Grant, Lord, thefe lies, for ever may be bleffed, 
With what, in thu oat Emblem * expreffed. 


By Studk , and by Watchfuineife, 
Thejemme of Knowledge^ po(]e]p. 



Thinke you would be wife; for,raoft men feeme 
To make of Knowledge very great efteeme. 
If fuch be your defires, this Emblem vicwj 
And, marke how well the Figures, counfell you. 
Wee by the Bird of Athens, doc exprefle, 
That painefull, and that ufefull watchfubejje, 
Which ought to bee enjoyned, unto them, 
Who feeke a place, in Wtfdomes Academ. 
For, as an Owle rnewes up her felfe by Day, 
And watcheth in the Night, to get her prey 5 
Ev'n fo, good Students, neither muft be fuch, 
As daily gad ; or nightly fleepe too much. 

That open-booke, on which the Owle is pcrch'd, 
Affords a Morati, worthy to be fearch'd : 
For, it informes, and, darkly doth advife, 
Your Watching* be not after Vanities ; 
(Or,like their Wakings, who turnedayes to nights. 
In following their unlawfull appetites) 
And, that, in keeping Home, you doe not fpend 
Your houres in floth,or,to fome fruitlcfle end. 
Bur, rather in good Studies; and, in that, 
By which, true Knowledge, is arrived at. , 

For, if your Studies, and your Wakings, bee 
To this intent ; you (hall that Path-way fee 
To Wifdome, and to Honour, which was found, 
Of thcm,whole Knowledge hath been mod renownd. 
Bur, if your Watch/ ngs, and Retyredncflci 
Be for your Lujl, or, out of SettifbneJJe^ 

You are not, what rh ' Athenian-Owk implies. 

But, what our Englift-Qwlet fignifies. 

N IV hen 

When Mars, and Pallas, doe agree, 
^reat -ftorkes, by thenh effetted bee. 



|T profpers ever beft, in all Eftates, 
When Mars and ftllas arc continuall Mates. 
And,thofe affaires but feldome luckie be, 
In which,thefe needfull Pewers,doe not agree. 
1 hat Common rvtdth, in which, good K^irts are found 
Without a Guard, will foone receive a wound : 
And,Souldiers, where good order beares no (way, 
Will, very quickly, rout themfelves away. 

Moreover, in o\jr private Adions too, 
There muft bee both a Knowledge, how to doe 
The rvorke proposed • zn&ftrcngth to finifli it; 
Or, wee (hall profit little by our Wit. 
Difcretion takes effect where Vigour failcs; 
Where Cunning fpeeds not, outward-force prevailes; 
And, orherwhile, the prize pcrtaines to neither, 
Till rhey have joyn'J their Venues both together. 

Confidcr this ; and, as occafions are, 
To both of thefe your due refpc&s declare. 
Delight not fo in Arts, to purchafe harmes 
By Negligence, or Ignorance of Armes : 
If Martiall-Difcipline thou (halt affec^ 
Yet, doe not boneft- Policie, neglect. 
Improve thy Minders much as e'rethou may ; 
But foole thou not thy Bodies gifts away. 
The Vcrtues both of Body, and of Mi*d, 
Are, {till, to be regarded in their kind. 
AndjWeefhould neither of the twodifgrace; 
Nor, either of them, raifc above his place : 

For. when thefe two wee value as wee ought, 

Great work*, by their joym paer,io paffe arc brought. 
_____ Tbc J> 

They* after fuffring, /hall be cro wn'd, 
In ypbov/i-, a Conftant-faith,w found. 

Illvstr. X IX. 

Book. 2 

|Arke well this Emblem-, and,obfcrve you thaice 
The nature of true Christian-confidence* 
Her Foot is fixed on afquared-Stone, 
Which, whether fide foe're you turne it on, 
Stands faft 5 and, is that Corner. pnt, which props, 
And flrraely knits the ftru&ure of our Hopes. 

S£f*,alwayes,beares a Crojfe ; to fignifie, 
That, there was never any Conjlancie 
Without hex Tr jails : and, that,her perfection, 
Shall never be attain'd, without Afftttfton. 

A Cup fliec hath, moreover, in her hand; 
And, by that Figure, thou mayft underhand, 
That,fhee hath draughts of Comfort, alwayes neerc her, 
(At ev'ry brunt) to (trengthen, and to cheare her. 
And, loe, her head is crown* d ; that, wc may fee 
How great, her Glories, and Rewards, will be* 

Hereby, this Virtues nature may be knowne r 
Now, prac'tife, how to make the fame thine owne. 
Difcourag'd be not, though thou art purfu'd 
With many wrongs, which cannot be efchew'dj 
Nor yceldthouto Desiring, though thou haft 
A Crojfe (which threatens death) to be embrac'r; 
Or, though thou be compell'd to fwallow up, 
The very dregs, of Sorrows bitter Cup : 
For,whenfoever grief es, ortorments,paine thee, 
Thou haft the fame Foundation to fuflaine thec : 
The felfe fame Cup of Comfort, is prepared 
To give thec Htcngth,whcr\ fainting f is are feared: 

And,whcn thy time of tr jail, is expired, 

Thou flialt obtaine the Croxvne, thou haft defired. 

N 2 Love 


Love,*- Mufician it profcft* 
And, of all Mufickc, it the beft. 



>F to his thoughts my Comments have aifented, 
By whom the following Emblem was invented, 
Fie hereby teach you (Lxditt) to difcover 
A tr ue-bred Cup id, from a fained Lover $ 
And, (hew (if you have Wooers) which be they, 
That worth'eft are to beare your Hems away. 

As is the Boy, which, here, you pictured fee, 
Let them be young, or let them, rather, be 
Of friting-yeares (which is inftead of youth) 
And, wooe you in the nakednejje, of Truth} 
Not in the common and difguifed Clothes, 
Of Mimick-gefiures, Complements, and Oatbes t 
Let them be winged with a fwift Defire i 
And,not with jkw-afetfioni, that will tyre. 
But, looke to this, as to the pi incipall, 
That, Love doc make them truly MuficaU.- 
For, Love's a good Mufician ; and, will (how 
How, every faithfull Lover may be Co. 

Each word he fpeakes, will prefently appearc 
To be melodious Raptures in your care: 
Enchgejture of his body, when he moves, 
Will fecme to play, or (ing, a Song of Loves t 
The very looke* , and motions of his eyes, 
Will touch your Hurt-firings, with fwcet H*rmtn$es- y 
And, if the Name of him, be butexpreft, 
T'will caufe a thoufand^/wi/m*^ in your brcaft. 
Nay, cv'n thofe Difcords, which occafion'd are, 
Will make your Muftcke, much the fweeter, farre. 

And, fnch a mooving Dupafon ftrikc, 

As none but Love, can ever play the like. 

_^ 7%y__ 

Tby (eeming-Lover,/^; spill hee^ 
*Andt km>e tby Money i more than The€. 




►Hat may the reafen be, fo many wed, 
And mifle the bleffings of a joy full-Bed, 
But thofe ungodly, and improper ends, 
For which, this Age mod Marriages intends i 
Some, love plumpt-flejh i and, thole as kinde will be 
To any gameibme Wanton, z& to thee. 
Some,doate on Honours ± and, all fuch will prize 
Thy Per/on, meerely, for thy Dignities. 
Some, fancy Pleasures •, and, fuch Flirts as they, 
With ev'ry Hobby-horfe, will runne away. 
Some (like this Couple in our Emblem, here) 
Wooe hard for Wealth jand, very kind appeare, 
Till they have wonne their prize : but, then they fhow 
On what their beft ^iffeclions they beftow. 

This Wealthy is that fwcet Beautie , which preferres 
So many to their Executioners. 
This, is that rare Perfection, for whofe fake, 
The Pol tician, doth his Marriage, make. 
Yea, moft of thofe whom you (hall married find. 
Were coufned,(or did coufen) in this kind j 
And, for fomc byreftetls, they came together, 
Much more, than for the fakes, of one another. 
If this concernes thee, now, in any fenfe^ 
For thy inftruclion, take this warning hence: 
If thou halt crr'd already, then, lament 
Thy pa(Tcd crime, and , beare thy puni(hmenr« 
If thou, as yer, but tempted art to crre } 
Then, let this Emblem be thy Counfeller: 

For, I have (aid my mind^ which, it thou flight, 
Goe, and repent it, on thy wedding night. 
N } Gn 

(jive Credit ; buufir^i^eU beware* 
Before thou truft them-, who they are. 


M t % ' 

Rather would (becaufc it feemeth juft J 
Deceived be, than caufelefly diftruft • 
Yet, whom I credited j and, then, how fane i 
Bee Cautions, which I thought worth heeding were } 
And, had not this been taught me long agone, 
I had been poorer, if not quite undone. 

That, others to fuch warinefle, may come, 
This Emblem, here,hath filled up a roome j 
And, though a vulgar Figure, it may feeme. 
The Morall, of it, meriteth efteeme. 
That Seeing- Palme, (endowed with an Eye, 
And handling of a Heart)may fignifie 
What warie Watchfulnefje, obferve we mutt, 
Before we venter on a wcightie Trust r 
And,that,to keepe our kindnejfe from abufe, 
There is of doubk-dtdgence, an ufc. 
Mens hearts, are growne fo falfe, that moft are loath 
To truft each others Words, or Bands, or Oath : 
For, though wee had in every part an Eye, 
We could not fearch out all Hypocrifie^ 
Nor, by our utmoft providence, perceive 
How many wayes, are open to deceive. 

Now,then (although perhaps thou artfo wife, 
To know already, what I would advife) 
Yet may this Emblem, or this Mem, bee 
Inftcad of fome Remembrancer, to thee. 
So, take it therefore ; And, be iiire, if either 
This Warning, or thy Wit, {ox both together) 

Can, (till, fecure thee from dcceitfull-hearts^ 

Thy luck exceedethall thy other parts. 


Bee, that, on Earthly rthings y dQtktiruft-> 
Depndetfh.upott Smoake, and DuiL 




lord! what acoylc is here ! and what a puther, 
To fave and get t to fcratch and fcrape together 
The Rubbifh of the world i and, to acquire 
Thofe vanities, which Fancie doth defire f 
What Violence is ufed, and what Cunning ? 
What nightly Watchings, and what daily Running ? 
Whztforrewes felt i what difficulties entred i 
What lojfes hazarded i what perills ventred i 
And, ftill, how fottilhly, doe wee perfever 
(By all the power, and meanes wee can endeaver) 
To wheele our felves, in a perpetuall Round, 
In queft of that, which never will be found? 
In objetts, here on Earth, we feekc to finde 
That perfect follidnefle, which is confinde, 
To things in Heaven, though every day we fee, 
What emptineiTe , and faylings, in them be. 

To teach us better • this, our Fmblent, here, 
Aflayes to make terreftriall things appeare 
The fame they be,(both to our cares and eyes) 
That, wee may rightly their Condition prize. 
The beft, which of earths beft things, wee can (ay, 
Is thisjthat they are Graft, and will be Hay. 
The reft, may be refcmbled to the Smoke, 
( W 1 icii doth but either blind the fight, or choke) 
< >i elfc, to thar uncleanly Mufrrum>ball, 
Which, in fome Countries, wee a Puff-foy(l call ; 
vVhofe out -fide, is a naftie rotten skin, 
Containing dnrr. or fmoking-duft , within. 
This is ray mind s if wrong you thinkc I've done them, 
Be Fieles i and,at your perils,dotc upon them. 

J feare, about tnee*aU my ftorc^ 
*And*yet-> a King enjoy es not mors. 

[His Emblem is a Torteife, whofe ownc (hell 
Becomes that houfe,vthetc he doth rent-free dwellj 
And, in what place foever hce refides, 
His Arched- Lodging, on his backe abides. 
There is, moreover, found a kind of thefe, 
That live both on the fhore, and in the Seas; 
For which refpects,the7>f«/« reprefents 
That man, who in himfelfe, hath full contents j 
And (by the Vertues lodging in his mindej 
Can all things ncedfull, in all places, finde. 
To fuch a Man, what ever doth betide ; 
From him, his Treasures, nothing can divide. 
If of his eutward-meanes ^Thceves make aprife } 
Hee, more occafion hath to exercifc 
His inward. Riches: and, they prove a Wealth, 
More ufcfull, and lefle lyable to ftealth. ' 
If, any at his harmelefle perfon ftrike; 
Himfelfe heeftreight contra<5teth,7>/<r/V-//&, 
To make the Shell of Sujf ranee, his defence; 
And, counts it life, to die with Innocence. 
If, hee, by hunger, hear, or cold, be payn'dj 
If, hee, be (hundred, fleighted, or difdaynd- 
Hee, alwayes keepes and carries, that, within him, 
Which may,from thofe things,^ and comfort, win hira. 
When, him uncloathed, or unhous'd, you fce ; 
His Resolutions, clothes and houfes bee, 
That keepe him fafer ,* and, farre warmer too, 
Than Palaces,and princely Robes, can doe. 

God give mee wealth, that hathfo little Cumber % 
And, much good doo't the World with ail her Lumber. 


To Learning,^ lov'eJhotddbay>e, 
Although one fboftotu in the Grave. 


Erej we an Aged-man defcribed have, 
T hat hath onefm, already, in the Grave : 
And, if you marke it (though the S«wv decline., 
And tiorned Cynthia doth begin to fhirae) 
With open-kooke, and, with attentive eyes, 
Himfelfe, to compaffe Knowledge, heapplycs : 
And, though that Evcning,end his laftof dayes, 
tit, I mil fiudy, more to leame, hefayes. 

From this, we gather, that, while time doth lad, 
The time of learning, never will bepaft • 
And, that, each houre, till we our life lay downe, 
Still, fomething, touching life* is to be knownc. 
When he was old. wife Cato learned Greeke : 
But, we have aged-folkes, xh3X are to feckc 
Of that, which they have much more caufe to lcarne ; 
Yer, no fuc'h minde in them, wee (hall difcerne. 
For, that, which they fhould ftudic in their prime, 
Is, ofr, deferred , till their latter time .- 
And, then, old-age, unfit for learning, makes them , 
Or, clfc, that common dulneffe overtakes them, 
Which nukes afhamed, that it mould be thought* 
They necd,like little-children, to be taught. 
And, fo, out of this world, they doe returne 
As wife, as in that wecke, when they were borne. 

God, grant me grace, tofpmdmy life-time fo, 
That I my duetyftill mayfeeke to know ; 
Jl nd, that, I never, may (0 farre proceed, 
fo tbtukc, that I, more Knowledge, doe not need • 

Hut, in Experience, may continue growing, 

Till I am fill' 'd with fruits ofptam . knowing . 


Good-fortune, Tfiibby tbofe abide, 
In •vbom* True- ver cue doth refide. 



\ Arke, how the Cornucopias, hers, apply 
Their Plenties, to the Red of Mercury ■ 
And(ifit feemenotneedldle) Iearne, to kriow 
This Hietoglyp hick's meaning, ere you goe. 
The Sages old, by this Mercurian-xoand 
(Caducdtts nam'd) were wont to underlland 
Art, Wiftdome, Venue, and what elle we findc, 
Reputed for endowments of the Minde. 
The Cornucopias, well-knowne Emblems, a: e, 
By which, great wealth, znd plenties, figur'd were - 3 
And (if you joyne together, what they fpel!; 
It will, to ev'ry Vnderllanding, tell, 
That, where Jnternall-Graces may be found, 
Eternall-blepngs, ever, will abound. 

For, this is truth, and (though fome thought:^! you 
Suggeft, that this is, often times, untrue) 
This, ever is the truth . and, they have got 
Few right-form'd Venues, who believe it not. 
I will confeflTe, true Vtrtue hath not ever 
All Common-plenties, for which mod indeavour • 
Nor have the PerfecTJl-Fertues, thofc high places, 
Which Knowledge, Arts (and, fuch as have the faces 
Of outward beauty) many times, attaine • 
For, thefe are things, which (often) thofc men gaine, 
That are morcyfc/7;, then ftirit • and, have need 
Of carnall-belpcs ,x\\\ higher they pioccede. 
But,they, of whom I fpcake, arc flowne fo high, 
As, not to want thofe Toycs, for which wee crye : 
And, I had fhowne you lomewhat of their (tore, 
But, that, this Page, had roomc to write no more. 


X/kteo(|>cl, ikihkefxBy imbrace ; 
Fdr->God y iw'.chJ t if:d us, tlm Grace, 



>derne Emblem, i^ a ratitc cjcprdfiig 
Of Cods grca Mc 1 cics, in a ModerneMefwg \ 
An i, <y vcs me, now, juft caufe to fing liis praife, 
tBe s my being, in thefc dayes. 
; aefired Mtffsges of Hcav'n, 
1 ,our Fathers would their lives have giv'n, 
doves, C4V«,and Meuntaims, once a ycarc) 
1 , wich hazard of their goods, to hcare 5 
( >i-, in leflTe bloudy times, at their owne homes, 
n private, and obfcured roomes. 
lofe loyfnU-tydings, we doe live 
in < very Village, to perceive j 

icunds of Gladneffe ^ecchomay, 
;h all our goodly Temples, ev'ry day. 
I v)h God) thy doing ; unto thee, 
for ^-:er,let all Pray fes bee. 
Prolong this Mcrcie, and, vtuchfafe the fruit, 
May . 1 r, o« this Vine-yard, fuit : 

our {,uitkfneffe,thy Light of grace, 
Thou, from our Golden candlelticke, difplace. 
We doc, me thinkes, already, Lord, beginne 
To \van:onizf\ and let that loathing in, 
Which nukes thy Manna tafilejje i And, Ifeare, 
That, of thofe Chriftians, who, more often hearc, 
7 henpracltfe, what they know, we have too many : 
And, If tiff eel my fclfc, as much as any. 
Oh ! mend mc fo, that, by amending mec, 
Amends in othrrs, may increafed be : 

And, let all Graces, which thou haft be flow' d, 
Retarne thee honour,/™*** wbom,Jir(l t they flow' d. 

O 2 The 


The Bees, "ficifl in an Helmet breed ; 
tAnd, Peace, dotb after Wzne,fuccecd, 



j[Hen you have heeded, by your Eyes of fenfe, 
This Helmet, hiving of a Swarm e of Bees, 
Confider, what may gather'd be from thence, > 
And, what your Eye of Fnderjfanding fees. 

That Helmet, and, thofe other Weapons, there, 
Betoken Warn 3 the Honey-making, Flyts, 
An Emblem of a happy Kingdome, are, 
Injoying Peace, by painfull Induftries : 
And, when, all thefe together are expreft, 
As in this Emblem, where the Bees, doe feeme 
To make their dwelling, in a Plumed-Crefl, 
A MoraU is implyed, worth efteeme. 

For, thefe inferre, myfterioufly, to me, 
That, Peace, and Art, and Thrift, mod firme abides, 
In thofe Re-publikes, where, Armts cherifht bee 3 
A nd, where, true Martiall. difciplwc, refides. 
When, of their Stings, the Bees, difarm'd, become. 
They, who, on others Labours, ufe to prey, 
Incourag'd are, with violence, to come, 
And, beare their Honey, and, their Waxe, away. 

So when a People, meerely, doc afFeit 
To gather Wealth ; and (foolifhly fecure) 
Defences neceffary, quite negled ; 
Their Foes, to fpoyle their Land, it will allure. 
Long PM«,brings Wane . and, Warre,bnngs Peace,ngxne- 
For, when the fmart of Warfare feizerh on them, 
They crye, Alarme . and, then, to fight, are faine*, 
Vntill, their Wane, another Peace, hath wonncthem ; 

And, out of their old rufty Helmets, then, 

New Bees doe fwarme, and, fall to worke agen. 


The Heart of him, that is upright, 

In Heavenly-knowledge, takes delight. 



^His Emblem, with forae other of the reft, 
Arc fcarce, with feemly Properties, expreft, 
Yet, lince a vulgarj and a meane Inventitn 
May yield fome Fruit, and (hew a good Intention • 
He, hence, as well informe your InteffecJs, 
As if thefe Figures had not thofe defects. 

The Beoke, here (hadow'd, may befaid^ to (how 
The Wtfdome, and Experience, which we know 
By Common meanes, and, by thefe Creatures ,here, 
Which to be plac'd below us, may appeare. 

The Winged-heart, betokens thofe Defires, 
T»y which, the Reasonable foule, afpires 
Above the Creature h and, attempts to clime. 
To Myfler ies, and Knowledge, more fublime : 
Ev'n to the Knowledge of the Three- in -one, 
lmplycd by the Tetragrammaton. 

The Smokhigs of this Heart, may well declare 
Thofe Perturbations, which within us arc, 
Vntill,that Heavenly wifedomc, we have gain'd, 
Which is not, here, below, tobcattain'd ; 
And, after which, thofe Hearts, that arc upright, 
Enquire with daily ftudic, and delight. 

To me, Oh Lord, vouchsafe thou, to impart 
The g'ft offuch a Rc-<5tifyed-hcart. 
Grant me the Knowledge oflnferiour things, 
Stfarre, alone, its their Experience, brings 
1 he Knowledge, which, I ought to have of thee, 
And, cf thofe Due ties, thou rcquir'Jlofmee : 

For, thee, Oh Clad, to know, and, thee tofcavc ? 

Of tr tuft Wif.'' lome, the Tsfclions arc. 


Where* Labour, wifely, is implojd* 
/ DeferyedG\ory y is injofd. 



SOe men fuppofe, when Geds free-giving Hand, 
Doth by their Friends, or, by Inheritance, 
To Wealth, or Tit les, raife them in the Land, 
Thar, thofc, to Lafting-glories, them advance i 
Or, can men thinke, fuch Goods, ox Gifts of Nature, 
As Nimble-apprehenfons, Memory, 
An Able-body, or, a comely Feature 
(Without improvement) them, fhall dignifie ? 
May Sloth, and Idlenefle, be warrantable, 
In us, becaufeour Fathers have been rich i 
Or, are wee, therefore, truely honourable, 
Becaufe our Predecejfours, have beenc fuch * 
When, nor our Fortunes ,nor our natural! parts, 
In any meafurc, are improved by us, 
Arc others bound (as if we had defcrts) 
With Attributes of Honour to belye us f 

No, no $ the more our Predecejfours left, 
(Yea, and, the more, by nature, we enjoy) 
We, of the more efteeme, mail be bereft ; 
Becaufe, our Talents, we doe mif-imploy . 
True Glory, doth on Labour, ftill attend 5 
Bur, without Labour, Glory we have none. 
She, crovvnes good Workmen, when their Works have end^ 
And, Shame, gives payment, where is nothing done. 

Laborious, therefore, bee 5 But, left the Spade 
(which, here, doth Labour meane)thouu(e in vaine, 
The Serpent, thereunto, be fure thou adde ; 
That is, Let Prudence guide thy taking-paine. 

For, where, a mfe.endeavour, (hall be found, 

A Wreath of Glory, will inclofc it round. 

Bch- i 

Beboldijou may, the Pi€ture y here, 

Of fi hatikeepes Man, and Childe, in fear e. 


Illvstr. X XXI. 

Book. 2 

|Hefe, are the great'ft Afflictions, nio^r men have, 
Ev'n from their Nurfmg- cradle, to their Grave : 
Yet, both fo needfull are, I canno:fee, 
How either of them, may well fpared bee. 
The Rod is that, which, mod our Child-hood feares ; 
And, ftemes 'he great'ft AfjliSlion that itbeares : 
Thar, which to Man-hood, is a plague, as common 
("And, more unfufferable; is a Woman. 

YetjblufhnotL^*; neither frowne, I pray, 
Thar, thus of mmen^ I prefume to fay ■ 
Nor, number mce, as yet, among your foes • 
For, I am more your friend, then you fuppofe : 
Nor fmile ye Men, as if, from hence, ye had 
An Argument, that Woman kinde were bad. 
The tf/';r/),isblamelefTe(yea, by nature, fwcer, 
And gentle) till, with ftubborne Boyes, it meet : 
But, then, it fmarts. So, Women, will be kindc, 
Vntill, with froward Husbands, they are joyn'd : 
And, then indeed (perhaps) like Birchen boughes, 
( Which, clfc, had beene a trimming, to their Houfe) 
They, fomci irnes prov n , fharpe whips, and Rods ,to them , 
That Wtfdome, and, ln(irttc~tion doe contcmne. 

A Woman, wa r . not given for Correclion 5 
But, rather for a furtherance to Perfefliort : 
A precious Balme of bve,to cure Mans gricfe^ 
And, of his Plcafures,to become thechiefc. 
If, therefore, die occafion any fmarr, 
Theblime, he merits, wholly, or in part: 

Tor, like fweet Honey, (he, good Stomachs, plcafcs ; 

But, paincs the Body, fubjecl to Dijeajes. 


I Deaths one long-Slcepe • and, Life's no more, 
9^r But one £h ore- Watch, an boure before. 


lock. 2 

^en, on this Child Lkt far e , thou (hair looke, 
Wh ch.withhis Lightens Houre.gUjJe,arA his beikc, 
^lts, in a n*tchi*g-$aP.ure t for "X'd here • 
And, when thou haft perus'd chat Mttto, there, 
On which he layes his hand • thy felfe apply 
To whjt it counfelleth ; zndjearne to de, 
While that Light burnes,and, that /for* hottre doth M, 
Wh ; ch, for this Leflo/t, thou obtained haft. 

And, in this bus'neffe, ufe thou no dtlayes j 
For, if the bisger Motto trucly, feyes, 
There is not It ft unto thee, one whole Witch, 
Thy neceflavy labours, ro difpatch. 
It was no more, when firft thy Life b°gunne j 
And, m ny Glafles of tha: Watch berunne: 
Wh'ch thouoblervingjhoulJfibepurinminde, 
To husband well, the Jj>ace that is behind. 

En Jeavour honeftly, whifft thou hat light : 
Deferre thou not, thy lourney, till the night i 
Nor, Heepeaway^in Vanities,' he pnme t 
And/fl" re . of thy moft acceptable time. 
So watchful!, rather, and, fo cartfull be, 
Thar, whenloere the Brtdcgmme fummons thee $ 
And, when thy zW returns, unlookr fo r , h >rac j 
Thou mavft, a Pattner, in their jovc«,becoa;e. 

And, oh my God ! fotearie,at.d(o wife. 
Let me he ma ->e ■. that, thts, which I advfji 
To other men [And really have thong' ' t) 
May (ItU, in prachce, ly my (c Ife he b ought .* 

And, help, a»dpa>ds* vt;, rrh-n I tratfgreffe, 

Through humanefraittie, er,for?e;fulntjJc. 


What ever God did fore-decree, 
ShaU>yt>itb0utfaile,M&\\cd be. 

*E thinkcs, that .Frfr<?,wrnch Cad weighs forth to all, 
1 , by the Figure of this Even~Skale i 
May partly fhovv - and, let my Reader, fee 

The (rate, of an immntaUt-decree • 

And, how it differs, from thofc Deflinies, 

Which camall understandings, doedevife. 
For, this implies, that ev'ry thing, to-come, 

Was, by a fteady, and, by equall doome, 

Wcigh'd out, by Province ; and, thar, by Grace, 

Each thing, each perfm, ev'ry time, zni place, 

H ad thereunto, a potvre, and portion given, 

So proper to their nature (and, fo even 

To that jufl mcafitre, which, aright became 

Th? Workiagi r,and, xht being, of the fame) 

As, bed might hclpe the furthering of that end, 

Which, God's ercrnall mfedome, doth intend. 

And, though, I dare not be (o bold, as they, 

Who,of God's Clo(er,fcemc to keep the Key . 

(And, things, for abfolnte Decrees, declare, 

Which, either/*//?, or, but Contingents are) 

Yet, in his WiH-reveal'd ,my Reajon, fees 

Thus much,of his ImmHtabU'decrees : 

That, him, a Doome-eternall, reprobatcth, 

Who (corneth Merck 5 or,7*/iW?ftwhateth, 

Without Repenting i And, that, whenfoever, 

A Sinner, true amendment t ([u\\ indeavour ; 

Bewaile his Wickednefle, and, call tor grace ; 

There fliallb«", f >r Compafion, time, and place. 
And % this, I hold, a branch of that Dane, 
h,Menmay by ,{£11 never changed he, 

P Mi 

9 6 

My Fortune, I had rather beare- 
Then comet where greater p eril! s are. 



jArkc well this Caged-fowle • and, thereby,fee, 
What, thy eftate, may, pcradventure, be. 
She, wants her freedome ; fo, perhaps, doft thou, 
.Some freedoms lacke, which, are defired, now 5 
And, though, thy Body be not fo confin'd ; 
Art ftraitned, from fome liberty oiMinde. 

The Bird in thrall, the more contented lyes, 
Becaufc,the Hawke , fo neere her, fhe efpyes 5 
And, though, the Cage were open, more would feare, 
To venture out, then to continue there : 
So, if thou couldft perceive, what Birds of prey, 
Are hov'ring round about thee, every day, 
Tofeizethy Soule (when (he abroad (hall goe, 
To take the Freedom, fhe defireth fo) 
Thou, farre morefearcfull, wouldft of them, become, 
Then thou art, now, of what thou flyefl from. 

Not Precepts, but Experience, thus hath taught me 5 
Which, to fuch refolutions, now have brought me, 
That, whatfoever mifchiefes others doe me, 
I make them yield fome true Contentments to me j 
Andjfela'omc ftrugglefrom them, till I fee, 
That, fmotber.fortmes will fecurer be. 
What fpight foercmy Foes, to me, can doe, 
I laugh thereat, within an houre or two : 
For,thoughthe World, and I,at firff, believe, 
My Suffrings, give me caufc enough to grieve j 
Yet, afterward, I finde (the more to glad me) 
Thar, better Fortunes, might fane worfe have made me. 
By fome young Dm^though, I fcratchcJ am, 
Yet, I am hopefull, I (hall fcape their Dam. 

The more contrary Windes doe blow, 
The greater Vermes praife w'ff^row. 


Illvstr. XXXV. Book. : 

;3fervcthc nature of that Fiery-flame^ 
Which on the Mountains top ib brightly fhowes j 
The Windes from every quarter, blow the fame, 
Yea, and to blow it out, their/*>7 blowes 5 
But, lo j the more they ftrme, the more hjhimth - 3 
At every Blaft, the Flame afcendeth higher $ 
And, till the Fuells want, that rage confineth, 
Ir, will be, {till, a great, and glorious Fire, 

Thus fares the man, whom Vertue, Beacon-like, 
Hath fixe upon the Hills of Eminence, 
At him, the Tempefts of mad £»f/*ftrike, 
And, rage againft his Piles of Innocence ; 
Bur, ft ill, the more they wrong him, and the more 
They feeke to keepe his worth from being knowne, 
They, daily, make it greater, then before ; 
And, caufe his Fame, the farther to beblowne. 

When, therefore, no felfe-doting Hrrogance, 
But, Vertucs, cover'd with a modeft vaile, 
Breake through obfcuriti, and, thee advance 
To place, where EnviefaW thy worth aflaile ; 
Difcourage not thy felfc : but, Hand the fhockes 
Of wrath, and fury. Let them fnarleand bite j 
Purfue thee, with Detratlion, Slanders, Mockes, 
And, all the venom'd Engines of Delight t 
Thou art above their malice • and, the blaze 
Of thy C deft tail- fire, (lull thine fo cleare, 
That, their befotted (oules, thou fhalt amaze ; 
And, make thy Splendours, to their fhamc, appeare. 

If this be all, that Envies rage can doe, 

Lord, give me Virtues, though I fufcrteo. 

P j Evert 

Eyen as the Smoke doth pajfe affray ; 
Soy/baO aS Worldly-porapc decay. 




\ Ome better Arguments, then yet I fee, 
i I muft perceive ; and, better caufes, why, 
To thofc gay things, I rtiould addicted bee, 
To which, the Vulgar their Affecliens tyc. 
I have confider'd,S«//W7, Mtters,Crownes, 
Wiih each appurtenance to them belonging ; 
My heart , hath fearch'd their Glories, and Renmnts ; 
And, all the plcafant things about them thronging : 
My Souk, hath truely weigh'd, and, tooice the meafure, 
Of "Riches (which the moft have fo defircd) 
I have diftill'd the Quintcflence of Pleafure, 
And, feenethofe Objefts,that are moft admired. 
I, likewife feeleall Papons ,and AffeQions, 
That helpe to cheat the Reafin, and pcrfwade 
Thatthofe poore Vanities , have fome perfections, 
Whereby their Owners, happy might be made. 

Yet, when that I have rouz'd my Fndsrfttnding, 
Andclcans'd my Heart from fome of that Corruption, 
Which hinders in me Reajom free commanding, 
And, (hewer, things, without vailcs, or interruption j 
Then, they, me thinkes, as fiuitlcfle doe appears, 
As Rubbles (wherewithall young-children play) 
Or, as the Smoke, which, in our Emblem, here, 
Now, nukes a fhow, and, ftraight,confumes away. 

Re fleas' d, Oh God, my value may befucb 
Of every Oiitward-bletfing, here below, 
That, I may neither love them overmuch, 
Nor under p rife the Gift*, thou (halt be/low: 

Bur, know the ufe, or all thefe fading Smokes . 

And, be refreftff, by that, which others chokes. 


Death, is unable to divide 

Their Hearts, -frhofe Hands True-love bath tyde. 

Illvstr. XXXVII. 


[Pon an Altar, in this Emblem, (lands 
A Burning-hem j and, therewithall, you fee 
Beneath Deaths-bead, a pairc of Loving-bands, 
Which, clofe., and faft- united, feemc to be. 
Thefe moderne Hieroglyphic kes (vulgarly 
Thus bundled up together) may aflord 
Good-meanings, with as much Propriety, 
As bert, with common Iudgemtnts, will accord. 

It may imply , that, when both Handznd Heart, 
By fympathizing deareneflc arc invited, 
To meet each others nat'rall Counterpart, 
And, are by facred Ordinance united : 
They then have entred that ftri<5t Obligation, 
By which they, firmcly, cv'ry way arc ty'd j 
And, without meanes (or thought of reparation) 
Should in that Vmon, till their Deaths, abide ; 

This therefore, mindethou, whatfoerc thou be 
(Whofe Marriagc-riy>g,t\\\s Covenant, hath fcaled) 
For, though, thy Faith's infringement, none can fee, 
Thy (ccret fault, (lull one day, be revealed. 
And, thou that art at liberty, take heed, 
Left rhou (ai over great a number doe) 
Of thine ovvne perfon, make a Privy-deed, 
And, afterwards, deny thy doing fo. 
For, though there be, nor Church, nor Cbappcll, nigh thee 
(Nor outward wirnefles of what is done) 
A Poivcr-invifiUc doth alvvayes eye thee • 
And, thy pretended Lcv:,(o lookes upon, 

That, if thou be not, till thy dying, true; 

Thy Fdfcbood, till thy dying, thou (halt rue. 



Falfe Weights, Toith Mcafurcs falfe ejehew, 
^And,giyt to ev'ry math their Due. 



'Orth of zChud(vti\h Suit and Rule) extended 
An Armt (for this next Embiem) doth appeare ; 
Which hath to us in filen$jb$wts, commended, 
t\ Virtue , that is often wanting, here. 
The World, is very ftudious of Deceipts . 
And, he is judged wifeft, who deceives. 
Falfe meafures, and, Adulter ated-weights , 
Of many dues, the needy-man bereaves.' 
Ev'n Weights to fell, and, other Weights to buy 
{Two forts of mights) in practice are, with forae j 
And, both of thefe, they often falfifie, 
That, they to great, and fuddaine wealth, may come. 

But, Confcience make of rayfing your eftates, 
By fuch a bafe, and fuch a wicked way : 
For, this Injuftice, Cod expreflely hates j 
And, brings, at laft, fuch thrivert to decay. 
By Weight and meajure, He,on allbeftowes 
The Portions due j Thar, Weight and Meafure, then, 
Which Man to God, or to his Neighbour owes, 
Should, juftly, be returned backe agen. 
Give ev'ry one, in ev'ry thing hisowne; 
Give hohour, where an honour mall be due 5 
Where you arc loved, let your love be fhowne ; 
And, yield thcin fuccours, who have fuccour'd you. 
Give to thy Children, breeding and Corrections ; 
Thy Charities, ev'n to thy Fees extend : 
Give to thy wife, the beft of thy Affettiom ; 
To God, thyfelfe, and, all thou haft, commend : 
And, left thou faile, Remember whohith fayd, 
Such mealurc,*r thou giv'ftjhalt he repafd. 


He needs notfeare-, ~a>bat]pigbt can doe-, 
Whom Vertuc friends* and Fortune, Uo. 


Illvstr. XXXIX. Book. 

Hen, in this Embhm here, obferve you fliall 

h An Eaglet, perched, on a Winged-ball 
* Advanced on an Altar ; and, havecy'd 
The Snakes , aflayling him, on ev'ry fide: 
Me thinkes, by thar, you ftraight mould apprehend 
Their ftate, whom Wealth, and Vertue^ doe befriend. 

My Iudgcment, by that Altar-ftone, conceives 
The lollidnefTe, which, true Religion gives - y . 
And, that falt-groundcd^Ww^, which, we fee, 
In grave, and found Morality, to be. 
The Flying-ball, doth, very wcll,cxpreflc 
All mivar dbtefings, and, their jtckleneffe. 
Our Eaglet ^meancth fuch Contemplative s , 
As, in this world, docpafTe away their lives, 
By fo pofleffingthat which they havegor, 
As. if they car'u not, though, they had it not. 
The Snakes, may well rcfcmblcthofc, among them, 
Who, mccrely out of envie, fceke to wrong them ; 
And, all ttieic Figures (thus together layd) 
D< >c fpeake to mc, as it thefc words, they fayd : 

That man^ who builds upon the be(l foundation, 
( And (preadt the wide ft wing* o/Contemplation) 
Whdft,tnthe flcfli, he bidet, will need jome props 
Of earthly-fortunes, tofupport his hopes •• 
A,..d, other-while, thofc things ^may meatus become, 
The flings c/"Envic, to feenre htm from. 
And, hence, 1 Icarnc ; that, fuch, as will abide, 
Againftall Envie, (ivongly fortify'd, 

Mu^ joyne, great Vertues, and great Wealth, tpgethcr. 

God hclpc us, then, poorc- fouk s, who farce have t it her ! 



Time, if a Fading-flowre, that's found 
Within Eternities leide round. 


Book a 

[Ive Termes, there be, which five, I doc apply 
To all, that hw ,and ts^nd.jhallbt done. 
Thejirjl, and lift, is that Et e rn i t i e, 
Which, neither mall have End, nor, was begunne. 
Be g inning, is the w.v/ 5 which, is a fpace 
(Or moment rather) fcarce imaginarie, 
Made, when the firft MaieriaS, formed was ; 
And, then, forbidden, longer time to tarry. 
Time entred, when, Beginning had an Ending, 
And, is a ProgrefTe, all the workes of Nature, 
Within the circuit of it, comprehending, 
Ev'n till the period, oi the Outward-creature. 
En d , is the fourth, of thofe five Termes I meane ,♦ 
(As briefe,as was Beginning) and, ordayncd, 
To fet thclaft of moments, to that Sc<ene, 
Which, on this Worlds wide Stage, is entertayned. 
The fifth, we Everlasting, fitly, call 5 
For, though, it once begnnne, yet, fliall it never 
Admit, of my future-end, at all 5 
But, be extended onward, (till, for ever. 

The knowledge of thefe Termes, and of what *BiM % 
To each of them belongs, would fet an end, 
To many Controverfies, and Diftradlions, 
Which doe fo many trouble, and offend, 
Ti M e's nature, by the Fading florvre, appearcsj 
Which, is a Type, of Tranfitory thirgs : 
The Circled. fnake, Et e rn i t i e declares ; 
Within whofe Round, each fading Creature, Ipfings. 
Some Riddles more, to utter, I intended, 
Butjlo j afudden flop, my words have ended. 

When great Attempts are under gone-, 

loyne Strength and Wifedome, both in one. 


Book. 2 

^F (Reader) thou defi rous be to know 
What by the Centaure,kcmcth here intended j 
What, alfo, by the Snake, and, by the Bowe, 
Which in his hand, he bcareth alway bended : 
Lcarne, that this halfe-a man, and halfe-a hrft, 
h ancient Hicroglypbicke, teaching thee, 
That, Wifcdmt mould be joyn'd with outward/or^, 
If profperous, we defire our workes to be. 
His rpi>er-fiari y thc fliape of Matt, doth beare, 
To teach, that, Reajon mud become out guide. 
The Under. parts, a Horfcs Members are ; 
To (hew, that wc muft, alfo^ftrengtb provide : 
The Serpent, and the Bow, doth fignific 
The fame (or matter to the fame effect) 
And, by two Types, one Morall to iroplie, 
h doubled a fore-warning of neglect. 
When Knowledge wanteth Power, defpis'd wcgrow, 
An J, know but how ro aggravate our paine : 
Gteai jhtngtb, will workcit ovvne fad overthrow, 
Vnl i ; '.-, it guided be, with Wifedomes rcine. 

Therefore, Oh God, vouchfafe tboufo to marry 
The gifts o/Soule WBody, both, in me, 
That, I may ftili have ali things neceffary, 
To wot Ice, as I commanded am, by thee. 
And, let me notpojfejje them, Lord, alone, 
Brit, alfo, knovv their vfc ■ and,fo well know it. 
That, I may doc each duety to be done ; 
And t with upright intentions, alwayes doc it. 

If this be more, then, yet, obtame I may, 

My will accept thou, for the dvxd, I fray. 


The Ground brings forth all needfull things . 
Butiftom the Sunnc, this a>ertuc firings. 

Illvstr. XLII. 


£E doe acknowledge (as this Emblem fhowes) 
That Fruits and Flmres, and many feafmt-thirgs, 
From out the Ground, in ev'ry feafon growes - 

And, that unto their being, helpe it brings. 

Yet, of it felfe, the Ground, we know is dull, 

And, but a Witling- patient, whereupon 

The Surrne, with Beames, and Vermes wonderfull, 

Prepareth, and effecleth, what is done. 

We, likewifc, doe acknowledge, that omejes 

Indowed are with faculties of Seeing, 

And, with fome other mt'rsll properties, 

Which are as much our owne, as is our Being. 

However>till the Sunne imparts his light, 

We finde, that we in darhnejje doc remair.e, 

Obfcured in an everlarting night ; 

And, boa ft our Seeing- faculties, in vaine. 

So, we,. by nature, have fome nat'rallpowers : 
But, Grace, muft thofe abilities of ours 
Firft move ; and, guide them, frill, in moving, thus, 
To worke with God, when GoddnW worke on us •• 
For, GWfoworkes, that, no man he procures 
Againft his nature,ought to cliHfe,or fliun : 
But, by his holy-Spirit, h\vc\ allures -, 
And, with fweet mildneffe, proveth ev'ry one. 
T:he Sunr.e is faultleffcof it, when the birth 
Of fome bad Fteld,is nothing elfebut Wilis : 
For, by the fclfe-famc ■£//»_/£/«. fiuit full Earth 
Beares pleafant Crops,and plentifully breeds. 
Thus, from owx [elves, oi\\i"tc<$ have incrcafc, 
Our Vertues, from the Snnne ct~ Rigl-tet 

No paffagc can divert the Courfe, 
Of PegaSis,^ Mufes Horfe. 




[His is the Poets-horfc j a Pal/ray, Sirs, 
(That may be ridden, without rod or fpurres) 
Abroad, more famous then Bucephalus, 
Though, not fo knowne, as Banks his horfe, with us j 
Or feme of thofe fieet-borfis, which of late, 
Have runne their Mafters, out of their eftate. 
For, thofe, and Hobby-horfes y beft befit 
The note, and practice of their modernc wit, 
Who, what this Horfe might meane, no knowledge had, 
Vntill, a Taverne-figne, they faw it made. 

Yet, this old Emblem (worthy veneration) 
Doth figure out, that winged-cmtempUtion, 
On which the Learned mount their beft Invention , 
And, climbe the Hills of higheft Apprehenfion, 
This is the nimble Gennet, which doth carry, 
Their -F4»«*,thorow Worlds imaginary 3 
And, by ld<tas feigned, (hewes them there* 
The nature of thole Truths, that reall are. 
By meanes of this, our Soules doe come to know 
A thoufand fecrcts, in the Deeps below ; 
Things, here on £xr/£,and, things above the Skyes, 
On which, we never fixed, yet, our eyes. 

No thorny, miery, ftecpe, nor craggy place, 
Can interrupt this Courfer, in his race : 
For, that, which others, in their paflage troubles. 
Augments his courage, and his vigour doubles. 
Thu<, fares the Minde, infusdvoith brave defirts 5 
It flits through Darkeneffe^ Dangers, Flouds, and Fires 1 

And, in de(J>ight of what her ajme refifleth : 

Purfms her hopes, and takes the \vayfl>e lifleth. 

O 2 The 


The Husbandman, dothfoTQtbz Seeds ; 
And, tben-iOn Hopfc,tiflHatveft,_/<rflfr. 





He painfull Husbandman, with fweaty browes, 
Confumes in labour many a weary day: 
fa***) t c bjea^g the ftubborne earth,he digs and foxglxs^ 
And, then, the Corne, he fcatters on the clay : 
When that is done, he harrowes in the Seeds, 
And, by a well cleans'd Furrow, layes it dryer 
He, frees it from the Wormes, the Moles, the Weeds • 
He, on the Fences, alfo hath an eye. 

% And, though he fee the chilling Winter, bring 
Snows, Flouds, and Frofts, his Labours to annoy $ 
Though bUfing-windes doe nip them in the Spring, 
And, Summers Meldewes, threaten to deftroy : 
Yea, though not onely Dayes, but Weekes, they are 
(Nay, many #'«£«, and, many Monetbs befide) 
In which he rauft with payne, prolong his care, 
Yet, conftant in his hopes he doth abide. 
For this refpe\ Hope's Emblem .here, you fee 
Attends the Pt\gl, that men beholding it, 
May be inft¥u?red, or clfe minded be, 
What Hopes, continuing Labours, will befit. 
Though, long thou toyled haft, and, long attended 
About fuch workings as are ncccfla: y - 3 
And, oftentimes, ere fully they are endc d, 
Shalt findc thy paines in danger to mifcarry : 
Yet, be not out of hyc, not quite dcjccled: 
For,buryed Seeds will fprout when Winter's gone - } 
Vnhkclier things are many times effected ; 
And, God brings helpe, when men their beft have done. 
Yea, they that in Good-norlcs their life imploy j 
Ahhough, they [owe in ttares,foallreape inj$y, 

Things Jo their beji perfection comet 
Not all at once • buU fome and fbme. 



Beak, z 

\ Hen, thou fhak vifit, in the Moneth of May, 
A coftly Garden, in her beft atray ; (Bowers, 

And>view the well-grown Trees, the wel-trimm'd 
The Beds of Herbs, the knots of pleafant flowers, 
With all the deckings, and the fine devices, 
Perteyning to thofe earthly Paradifes, 
Thoucanft not well fuppofe, one day, or two, 
Did finifh all, which had beene, there, to doe. 
Nor doft thou, when young Plants, or new-fowne Lands, 
Doe tbirft for needfull Watrings, from thy hands, 
By Flood-gates, let whole Ponds amongft them come - 3 
But, them befprinkleft, rather, fome and fome -. 
I eft, elfc, thou marre the F tomes, or chill the Seed, 
Or drowne the Saplings, which did moyfture need. 

Let this experiment, which, to thy thought, 
May by this Emblem, now perhaps, be brought, 
Perfwade thec to confidcr, that, no actions, 
Can come, but by degrees, to their perfections ; 
And, reach thee, to allot, for every thing, 
That Icifarely -proceeding, which may bring 
The ripenelfe,and the fulncfle,thou cxpe&cft : 
And, though thy Hopes, but flowly thou cffecleft, 
Difcourage not thy fclfc •, fince, ofc they prove 
Moft prolpcrous actions, which at leifure move. 
By many drops, is made a mighty jhovore 5 
And many minutei finifh up an boure : 
By little, and by little, we poflefle 
Afiiiranceof the grcatcft Happinefe. 

And, oft, by too much hifle, and, too much cofl, 
G reat Wealth, g- cat Honours, and, great Hopes, are left. 


Affli&ion, doth to many adds 
More value, then j before* they had. 



^Hough I am fomewhat fobcrer today, 
I have been (I confefle) as mad as they, 
Who think thofe men,that large PofleiSons have, 
Gay Clothes, fine Furnitures, and Houfes brave, 
Are thofe (nay more, that they alone are thofe) 
On whom, the ftile of Xick, we mould impofe. 

But, having, by experience, underftood 
His words, who (ayd, his troubles did him good, 
I, now perceive, the Worldly. rich arepoorc, 
Vnlefleof Strrowes, alfo, they have ftore. 
Till from the Straw, the Flaile , the Cornt doth beat 5 
Vntill the Chafe y be purged from the Wheat, 
Yea, till the MM, the Grams in pieces teare, 
The richnefle of the Flewre, will fcarce appearc. 

So, till mens perfons great Afflitiions touch 
(Ifmrth be found) their tverthis not fo much, 
Becaufe, like Wheat, in Straw, they have not, yet, 
That value, which in tbrejbing, they may get. 
For, till the bruifing.F/<w/tt of Go d's Corrc8ions t 
Hayethrefhed out of us our vaine Ajftftions ; 
Till thofe Corruption, which doe misbecome U5, 
Are by thy Sacred.jfirit, winnowed from us ; 
Vntill, from us, the/?r<Jn»of Worldly-treasures ; 
Till all thedufty Chafe of empty P/eaJures • 
Yea, till his Flaile, upon us, he doth lay, 
To threfli the huske of this our Flejh away ; 
And, leave the £<>«/<? uncover'd 5 nay, yet more, 
Till GWfhall make, our very Spirit poore ; 

We fhall not up to higheft Wealth afpire: 

But, then we floall - y and, that is my deftre. 


Though Fortune, hath a powfttll Name, 
Teti Vertue overcomes the fame. 



Book. 2 

• Snake, (which was by wife Antiquitie 
ijj|$| Much us'd , the type of Prudencie to be) 
saisl Hetnmcs in a Wtnged-t>all,v/hich doth imply, 
That Fickle-fortune, from which, none are free. 
Above this Ball, the Snake advanceth too, 
The Laurell> and the Sword j which, Emblems are, 
Whereby our Authour maketh much adoe, 
A Conquejl over Fortune, to declare. 
And, well enough this purpofe it befits, 
If {Reader) any one of thofe thou be, 
Whofe Fortunes mud be mended by their Wits j 
And, it affords inftru&ions fit for thee i 
For, hence, thou mayft collect, that, no cftate 
Can, by Misfortunes means, become fo bad, 
But, Prudence (who is Miflreffe over Fate) 
May rule it fo, that, good it might be made. 

Though Fo>7«»«outlawes, on thy Riches prey, 
By Wiftdmc, there is meanes, of getting more j 
And, cv'ry rub that's placed in thy way, 
Shall make thee walke more fafely, then before. 
Nor Poverty, nor Paynes, nor Spigbtfulnejfe, 
Nor other Mifcbiefes, that Mifcbance can doe thee, 
Shall bring thee any forrow or diftreffe, 
Which will not be, at laft, advantage to thee. 

Lord, give mefucb a Prudence : for my Fortune 
Puts many foyles, and cruelltbrujls upon me :■ 
ibyhelpe, long fince,it made me to importune j 
And, thou didjl grant it, or fhe bad undone me. 
Still, daignc me thy afijlance, Lord, and, than, 
Let all Misfortunes, doe the rvorjl they can. 

A lifr, 


Ji Life, ttith good-repute, Jle havey 
Or, "»inne an honourable Grave. 

Illvstr. XLVIII. 


I N this our Emblem, you fliall fifide expreft- 
A Man, incountring with a Sdvage-btafi ■ 
And, he refblveth (as his Motto fayes ) 
To live with^wwj ox^odye mihpraife. 
I like the Rtfiltttion, and the Deed, 
In which, this Figure teacheth to proceed. . 
For, us, me thinkes, it counfelleth, to doe, 
AnacVwhich all men areoblig'd unto. 
That ugly £o«(wherewith the man in ftrife 
Herefeemes to be) doth meane a Smnifh-life, 
And, all thofe beaftly Vices, that allay 
To root becomming Vtrtues quite away ; 
Thofe Fices 9 which not onely marre our feature?, 
But, alfo, ruinate our manly natures. 

The harmef ull fury, of this raging Bore, 
Oppofe couragioufly, left more and more, 
It get within you; and, at laft, appeare 
More prevalent, then your defences are. 
It is a largc-growne fig, of that wilde Swine, 
Which, ev'ry day, attempts to undermine 
Out Safeties For,t : Twas he, which long agoe, 
Did feeke the Holy. Vineyards overthrow : 
And, if we charge him not with all our power, 
The She, or bee, will enter and devout e. 

But, what's our flrengtb, O Lord ! or, whit art met 
In (neb a Combate, without aydefrom thee ? 
Oh, comtto he Ipe us, there fire, in this Fight j 
And, let ut he inabled in thy might : 

So, weflullbotb in life-time, Conqttejls have j 

And, be victorious, alp, in the Grave. 

Shee Jhall increafe in glory ,/&'#, 
VmiU her ligrft, the vorld, doth fin. 



Book. 2 

[Hat in this EmbUm^hzx. mans meanings were, 
' Who made it firft, I neither know nor care 5 
For, whatfoerc, he purpofed, or thought, 
To ferve mypurpoft, now it (hall be taught 5 
Who, many times,before this Taskc is ended, 
Muft picke ont Mora/Is, where was none intended. 

This knot oiMoonts ("or Crefitnts) crowned thus, 
Illuftrate may a Myftery to hs, 
Of pious ufe(and, peradventure, fuch, 
As from old Hieroglyphicks,er:es not much) 
Old-Vmes, upon the Moone, three names beftow'd ; 
Beaufc, three diverfe wayes, her felfe fhc ihow'd : 
And, in xhefacred-bookes, it may be fliowne, 
That boly -Churchy was figur'd by the Moonc. 

Then, thefe three Meonts in one, may intimate 
The holy-Churches threefold bleft eftate. 
The Moone, ft ill, biding in our Hemitfbare, 
May typifie the Church, confifting, here, 
Of men, yet living : when (Tie fhewes her light 
Amon^ us here, in portions of tbe night ; 
The Church it figures, as confift (he may 
Of them, whofe bodies in the Grave doe ftay • 
And,whofcb!e(t#w'tt, are afcended thither, 
Where Souk and Body meet, at laft, together. 
Bur, when the Moonc is hidden from our eyes, 
The Church-triumphant, then, fhe fignifies ; 
Which, is a Crefcent yet, that, fome, and fome, 
Muft grow, till all her parts together come : 

And , then, this Meow (hall beames, at full, difplay ; 

Lord, haften tins great Coronation-day. 

R True 


True Venue ii a Coat of Nbile, 
'Gainft ypbkby tin Weapons can prefpaile. 


Ord, w hat a coyle men keepe, and, with what care 
Their Fiftolls, and, their Smrds doe they prepare, 
To be in readincfje ? and, how they load 
Themfclves with Irons, when they ride abroad { 
How wife and wary too, can they become, 
To fortirTe their perfons up at home, 
With lockes, and barres t and fuch domeflkk-Armes, 
As may fecure their bodies, there, from harmesr 

However, when a'l's done, we lee, their foes 
Breake in, fometimes, and workc their overthrowes. 
For, though (about themfelves, with Cable- quoiles, 
They could inclofe a hundred thoufand miles) 
The gunfrot of a flanderous tongue, may fmire, 
Their Fame quire through it, to the very White. 
Yea, more (chough, there, from others, they were free) 
They wounded, by themfelves, to death might be, 
Except their, more guards them, than 
The ftrength of twenty royall Armies, can. 

I f, therefore, thou thy Spoolers, wilt beguile, 
Thou mu'l be armed, like this Crocodile ; 
F.v'n with fuch nat'rall Armour (ev'ry day) 
As no man can bef'owe, or take away : 
For, fpitefull Malice,** one time or other, 
Will pierce all borrowed Armours, put together. 
With m, let Pd/ttw^durifie thy Skin } 
Ler Innocence, line thv heart a it bin ; con'lant Fortitude, unite them lb, 
Thar, they may breake the force of ev'ry blow : 
And, when thou thus art arm'd, if ill thou fpcccl*; 
Let me fuflainc the Mijcbtefe, in thy fteed. 
Finis Libri (ecttndi. 

I— " 5 




^((£§|Ome friends,and foes, of thine, there be, 

|»>|jyj| That make a wondring-ftecke of thee j 

*^ — ™* Some other over-much, of late, 

To thy diflionour boldly prate, 

And, perad venture, to thy face, 

E'rc lone, they'l doc thee fome di/grace : 

Thine Emblem, therefore, doth advifc 

That thou (hould'ft make them no replies j 

And ihowcs that filent-fatience, than 

Shall ftead ihee more then Anfvers can. 

See, Emblem. I. 

By fuch as know you, it is thought, 
That, you are better fedthcmaught : 
And, that, it might augment youriwf, 
If you were fometimes hmgtr-bit. 
That Emblem, which by Lot you drew, 
To this efbd doth fomewhat mew : 
But 'twill goc hard, when you are fainc, 
To feed your Bowells ,by your Braine, 

See, Emb. 1 1. 


Perhaps you may be one of thofe, 
W!uim,from the Churchy Org-wblowesj 
Or, perad venture, one of them, 
Who doth all melody contemner 
Or, one, whofe life is yet untaught, 
How into tune it mould be brought. 
If Co, your lot, to you hath fent 
An Emblem, not impertinent. 

Sce.Emb. III. 

God blefTe thee, whofoere thou art, 
And, give thee ftill an honclf. heart : 
Foe, by the fortune of thy Lot, 
That Sword, and H Alter, thou haft got, 
Winch threatens. dedth,\v\th much difgracc i 
Or, promifes the Hang- mans's place. 

R 2 But, 


Tbe fecond Lotteries. 

But, be notgtiev'd • for, now and than, 
The Galloxsti makes an honeft man ; 
And, fome , who kapc an outward curfe, 
Both in their lives and dtatbs arc worfc, 
See,Ew£. IV. 

M ' 5 

Thou would'ff. be loth, we ftiduld fufpect, 
Thou didft not well thy King affect; 
Or, t hat, thou fhould'ft be fo ing rate, 
To fleight the welfare of the State : 
Yet, thou, perchance, art one of thofe, 
Who dijcerd through the Kwgdome fowes. 
We know not, but if fucb thou be, 
Marke, what thine Embltm teaches thee. 
See, Er.ib. V. 

In you, a naturall defire 
Beginnes to blow dffetfioris fire ; 
But, by difcretion, guide the bUft, 
Left, it confume you, at the Iaft 5 
Or, by the fury of the fame, 
Blow out fome neceilary Flame. 
Yea, that, which doth your Prt-fit breed, 
May harme you, if you take not heed. 

St^Emb. VI. 

Be carefull, what you goc about ; 
For, by this Lot, there may be doubt, 
That you, fome wickedneffe intend, 
Which will undoe you, in the end. 
If you have done the deed, repent : 
If purpos'd ill, the fame prevent. 
Elfe, though in jeji, this Counfell came, 
In earnefi, you may rue the fame. 

See, Emb. VI I. 

Thou art afflicted 5 or, ere long 
Shalt fing fome lamentable Song : 
And, of thofe troubles, take fome fhate, 
Which, thou art very loth to beare. 
But, be not overmuch difmayd, 
Nor pine, what ere on thee be Iayd, 
For, comfort fhall thy joy reftore, 
And, make thee gladder, then before. 

Sec, Emb. VIII. 

If this thy Chance hath done thee right, 
Thou art, or haft beene apt to fight h 
And, wilt upon occafion fmall , 
Beginne, fometiraes, a needkffe brawlc. 


Tbe/econd ^Lotteries. 

To (hew thee, therefore, rhv d f 3 • 
O, that thy tolly may b : c lecV , 
Aid, fit thy mindeforb. , e hings, 
Thine Emblem, fome good costnje/loiings. 
Sec 3 EmbAX. 

What thing foere thou undfrtak'ft, 
Thou feldome good tOiKluiion mak'ft ; 
For, ftiJl,when thou haft i ught to doe, 
Thou at t too huffy, or too flow ; 
And, from that equall temper fti ay'ft, ' 
By which, thy worke effeft thau mayft. 
To mend this fault thou counfdl'd artj 
Be wifer, therefore, then thou wert. 

See, Emb. X. 


Thou haft in publicke lived long, 
And, over freely us'd thy tongue 3 
But, if thy fafety thou defire, 
Be (ile*t,and, thy (fife retire. 
And, if thou wilt not be undone, 
PoiTeftethy joyes , and hopes, alone : 
For, they, that will from harmes be free. 
Mult filent, and tbfeared, bee. 

See ; £*£.Xl. 

Thy Fortune, thou doft long to heare, 
And, what thy Conjleltations are : 
But. why ftiould'ft thou defire to know, 
What things, the Planets due fortfli )w 3 
Secke, rather, Wtfedome to procure, 
And, how,all Fortunes to indure : 
So, thou ftialt gaine a bleft eftate, 
And, be the Majler of thy Fate. 

See, Emb. XI I. 


Thou,feem'ft to have great ftore of friends , 
But, they affeft thee, for their ends. 
There is, in thofe, but little truft, 
Who love, for profit, mirth, or tuft. 
Lcarne,cherf )ie,when, thou mayft be fure, 
Thy Friend's affection will indure ; 
And, that this Knowledge may be got, 
Good notice take thou of thy Lot. 

See, Emb. XIII. 

, 14 
It is conceiv d, that meanes thou haft, 
Or, might'ft have had good meancs,at leaft, 
To bring thofe matters to, 
Which thou doft carekfly neglect s 



The lecond Lotteries. 

And, good for many might'ft have done, 
Who, yet, haft pleafur'd few, or none. 
If this be true, thy Lot perufe, 
And, God's good gifts, no moreabufe. 

See, Emb. XIV. 

Religious thou would'ft fain<° be deem'd, 
And,fuch, to many thou haft ieem'u .- 
But, to this matter more there goes, . 
Then zealous lookes,and formall ihowes. 
Lookc, therefore, that thy heart be true, 
What e're bou kerne in outward view. 
And, if Cod's favour thou would'ft have, 
Obfcrvewhat of rings, he doth crave. 

See, Emb. X V. 


That Emblem, which this Lot will bring, 
Concernes the honour of a King : 
How, therefore, thee ir may concerne, 
By thy difcretion fn ke to learne. 
Perhaps, the RoyaU f»><re hath feem'd 
To thee, not fo to be clieemM, 
As well it merits, to be priz'd. 
If fo, now better be advi>'d. 

See, Emb. XV I. 

Both l<arn'd,ar>d wife, thru would'ft become, 
(Elfethou h ift mm h deceived fome) 
But, if thy hopes thua wil ( ffcir, 
Thou mult no' likely meanes negledt j 
And, what the I'kelyct't meanes may bee, 
Thine Emblem hath advifed thee : 
For. by a Fowle, that's blockifh thought, 
Good counjell mzy to thee be taught. 

Sec, Emb. X V 1 1. 

If, to preferment thou wilt rife, 
Thou muft not Arts, nor Armes, defpife ; 
Nor Co in one of thefe delight, 
That, thou the other, wholly Height. 
Nor, to thy Body be inclin'd, 
So much, as to negleft thy Minde, 
This,by thine Emblem, thofl mayft learne; 
And, much thy good it may concerne. 


Thy fortunes have appeared bad - 3 
For, many f»ff rings thou haft had ; 
And try alls too, as yet madeknowne 
To no mans knowledge, but thine ownc 


The fecond Lotteries* 

But, let nor lofle, nor fame, nor fmart, 
From conftant hopes remove thy heart : 
And, as thine Emblem doth forefhew, 
A good conclufionwillinfue. 

See, Ernb. XIX. 

W 30 

Your Lot informeth how to know 
Where, bed your Love ydu may beftow : 
And, by the fame it may appeare 
What MufickemoQt afFe<5ts your eare. 
Denyeitnot 3 for (by your leave) 
Wee by your lookes, your heart perceive. 
And, this perhaps you'l thinkeupon 
(To purpofe) when you are alone. 


This Lot may make us all fufpeft, 
That fome wrong object you afftc* • 
And,that, where dearenefle you pretend, 
It is not for the nobleft end. 
What rnufchtefefrom fuchfalflioodflowes, 
Your Emblem very truely (howes ; 
And, may more happy make your Fate, 
It counfell be not come too late. 


To truft on others, thou art apt ; 
And, haft already beene intrapt; 
Or,may'ft er'e long be much deceiv'd^ 
By fome, whom thou haft well belicv'd. 
Be heedfull, therfore, of thy Lot j 
And, let it never be forgot : 
So, though fome hazzard thou mayft run, 
Ycc, thou (halt never be undone. 

Sec, Emb. XXII. 

It fceme; thou tak'ft too great a care 

For things, f hat vainc,and fading are ; 

Orelfe,doft overptifcthem fo, 

As if all blifle from them did flowe. 

That, therefore, thou mayft view their worth, 

In Kieroglyphicke fhaddow'd forth, 

Thy Lot befriends thee : marke the fame, 

And, be in this, no more to blame. 


Though fome,fhouldthee,for onejiniftakc, 
Whole wealth is all upon his backe, 
If what thou haft, bee all thine ownc, 
God, hath enough on thee beftowne. 

A Prin- 


The Second Lotteries. 

A Princes ranfome, wee raaybeare, 
In lewdls, which molt precicu? are s 
And, yet, ro many men may fceme, 
To carry nothing worth efteeme. 
Therefore, though fmall thy fubfonce be, 
Thine Emblem, fomewhat comforrsthce. 
See, Emb. XXIV. 

By this your Emblem^ weedifcerne, 
Thar, you are yet of age to learnc ; 
And, that, when elder you fhall grow, 
There, will be more for you to kntw •• 
Prefume not, therefore of your wit, 
But, drive that you may better it. 
For, of your age, we many view, 
That, farre more wifedeme have, then you. 
See,£«£. XXV. 


By thy complaints, it hath appear'd, 
Thouthink'ft thy Femes want reward ; 
And,that, if they their merit had, 
Thou rich, and nobler fhould'ft be made. 
To drive thee from that partiall though^ 
Thou, by an Emblem, (halt be taught, 
That, where true Verm may be found 
Thetrueft wealth will ftill abound. 

See, Emb, XX VI. 

By this thy Let, thou doft appeare 
To be of thofe, who love to heare 
The Preacher's voyce 5 or,elfe of them, 
That undervalue, orcontemne 
Thofe dayly (fowres of wholfome wtrds, 
Which God, in thefe our times, affords. 
Now, which foere of thefe thou bee, 
Thine Emblem^ fomething, teaches thee. 
See, Emb. XX VII. 

28 % 

Thou deal'ft, when theethy^ offends, 
As if, you never mould befriends. 
In peace, thou fo fecurc doft grow, 
As if, thou could'ft not have a foe. 
How, therefore, Peace and Wane purfues 
Each other, this thine Emblem fhewes, 
Thar, thou mayft learne, in ev'ry tide, 
For future chances, to provide. 


What e're thou art in outward fhew, 
Thy Heart is ever very true, 


Thefecond Lottery 

And, to thofe Knowledges afpires, 
Whii h every prudent Souk defi cs i 
Yet, be not proud that thou haft got 
This teftimonie, by thy Lot. 
But, view thine Emblem, and endeavcr 
Iniearchof A'»<Wf^toperfever. 


If Glory, thou defire to get, 
Thy Wns, thou muft on working fet j 
And, labour unto Prudence adde, 
Before true Honor will be had : 
For, what thy Friends, or Parents brought., 
To make thee famous, profits nought j 
B it, rather will procure thy frame, 
Vnleffe, thou fhalt improove the fame,* 
See, Emb. XXX. 

M 3 i 

The time hath beene, that of the Rod, 
Thou wert m Ore fearef ull, then of God t 
But, now unlefle thou prudent grow, 
More caufe thou haft to feare a fbrowe ; 
For, from the Rod, now thou art free, 
A Woman, fhall thy torment be. 
At her, yet doe not thou repine, 
For, all the fault is onely thine. 

Sec, Emb. XXXI. 

It feemes, thy Time thou dolt mijpendr 
To warne thee, therefore of thine end- 3 
To fhfw, how fhort thy Life will be ; 
And, with what fpeed it flyes from thee j 
This Lot was drawne : and, may advize, 
That, thou thy time fhouldft better prize. 
Which, if accordingly thou doe, 
This, will bej^rf, and profit too. 

See, Emb. XXX II. 

It may be, thou art one of thofe, 
Who,doft not all aright fuppofe, 
Of Gods Decrees - or, of the ftate 
O fan inevitable Fate. 
That, therefore, fo thou maift beleeve, 
( And,of thefe Myfteries conceive) 
As thou art bound 5 this Lot befell. 
Perufe, and minde thine Embleme well. 


Thou, at thy For tune, fab. repin'd, 
And, i'ccm'ft imprifond in thy minde, 




The fecond Lotteries. 

Eecaufe thou art not ftraight rcleaft 

From thofc things which have thee oppreft. 

To thee,a Let is therefore Tent, 

To qualifiethy dtfcentent, 

By (hewing, that thy prefenr Fate 

Preferves thee, from a worle el rate. 

See, Emb.X XXIV. 

Thy Virtues and thy Wo th are fuch, 
That, many dueenvic nee much ; 
And, they that hare th e,r kedehght 
To doe thee mifchieie and dcfpight. 
But, heart aflume, and follow on 
The courfe thar thou haft well begunne ; 
For, all their fpi^ht fhall doe no more, 
But, make thee greater hen before. 

See, Emb. XXXV. 

In outward pompe, thy pleafures are ; 
Thy hope of blilie is placed there j 
And, thou this/V/y wilt not leave, 
Till, all content, it fhall bereave, 
Vnlefle, thou timely come 10 fee 
How vaine, all earthly Glories bee. 
An Emblem, therefore, thou haft gain'd, 
By which, this Knowledge is obtain'd. 

See, Emb. XXX VI. 

It may be feared, that thou haft 
In publicke, or in private, paft 
Somepromife, or elfe made fome vow, 
That's broke, or elfe indanger'd, now. 
If fo ; th is Lot is come, in time, 
To mend, or to prevent this crime ; 
And, fhew what fhould by them be done, 
'Twixt whom Affeclion is begunne. 


Thou art reproved of deceipt, 
In faulty Meaptres, and in Weight ; 
And, overbackward haft been knowne, 
In giving ev'ry one his owne. 
Thine Emblem, theref ore,counfells thee, 
That, thou more juft, hereafter be. 
For, that, which is by ftlfehood got, 
Makes likely fhowes, but profpers not. 

See, Emb. X XXVIII. 

So highly, thou doft Vertue prize, 
That, thou doft Fortnms helpe defpifc, 


The fecond Lottery, 


As if, where Values prefent are, 
Her favours al waves need Idle were : 
But, fometimes there's enough to doe, 
For Fortuntyznd for Fertile t jo, 
The pow'f of envious tongues to charrae, 
And,keepean Inmcent from harme. 
Thcrfore, make both oftfofe, thy friends ; 
For,thereunto thine Emblem tends. 

See, Emb.X XXIX. 
Thou mayft be one of thofe, perchance, 
Who Schifme, and Hcrefus advance, 
Bccauferhty Times and 77m«miftake 5 
And, difrence know not how to make 
'Twixt that, which temp' rail doth appeare. 
And, thofe things which f/aW/are. 
Thou, by thy Lot, art therefore warn'd, 
To fearch what mould of thefe be learn'd. 
See, Emb, X L, 

4 1 

Great workes to doe, thou haft a minde i 
But,^>:vV thereto thou canfl: not finde. 
Sometime, thy fow'r is not unfit j 
But, then thou failed: in thy wet. 
Such Vndertakings, therefore, chufe 
(If thou wilt not thy time abufe) 
As to thy pew'rs, and wits agree j ' 
And, let them both imployed bee. 

See,Emb. X L L 

When any Btefimg thou hafl gain'd, 
Thou mind'ft not whence ir was obtain'd 5 
But, bear'ft thy felfe, as if the fame 
By thine owne fow'r, or merit, came : 
That, therefore, thou mayjl better heed 
From whence, all Graces doe proceed, 
Thou, haft an Emblem, by this Let, 
From which, goodC**rttwmaybegot. 
Scc 3 Emb. XLII, 

By this thy Lot, it fhould appeare, 
The Mufes thy acquaintance are j 
Or, that thou art (at leaft) of thofe, 
Who, of their Steed ambitious growes. 
Pr thou haft wit, his Keynes to guide, 
Vpon his backe, mount up and. ride ; 
But, if thou finde thy felfe to weake, 
Forbcare him, lclt thy neckc he bi cake. 

Scc,Emb. XLI1L 

In many things, the worfe thou art, 
By thy defpayring, fainting heart ; 

S 2 And 


c l be jecond Lotteries. 

Ard, ofr, thy labour, and thy coft, 
For want of hpefulr.ejj'e, is loft. 
This indifcretion to prevent, 
Thou, therefore, by thy Lot, art tent, 
The Plough mans hopcfulncfle to fee : 
Obierve it ; a .d, reformed bee. 

See, Smb. XL IV. 

As foor.e as e're thy Seeds are f wne, 
Thou fruits cxpe&eft, fully g owne. 
And, if they ripe not in a day. 
Thou, fooleft all thy hopes away : 
That wifer, therefore, thou mayft. grow, 
Thy Lot, an Emblem doth beftow, 
To teach, that workes both faire and great, 
By/mill degrees, are made compleat. 


4* . 
Thou hadft, cr haft, or thou (halt have 
Much trouble, ere thou fill thy Grat)t ; 
And, may 'ft, when thcu expected reft, 
With paine, or forrowes, be oppreft. 
But, be content, and waile not much : 
For, Poverty (hall make thee rich. 
The paine will foone be overpaft, 
And, thou (halt happy be at laft. 

See, Emb. XL VI. 

47 , 
Thy Fortune, be it good or bad, 
May, by thy mt, be better made j 
Yea, whatfoere mijehances fall, 
By prudence, thou may'ft helpe them all. 
Thar, hopcfull, therf ore, thou mayft bide, 
What change foever, fliall betide, 
Thou, by thy Lot, informed art, 
What fuccours, Wifedome doth impart. 

See # H*4.XLVII. 
M 48 

A man at Armes, thou wouldft bethought. 
And, haft the Crowne of Honour fought ; 
But, thou haft much miftooke the wtjes, 
Which tend to well-deferved fraife. 
How, Honour, therefore, may be got s 
Thou art informed by thy Let • 
And, with what-Fow, and, for what end, 
Thou (houldft be ready to contend. 

See, Emb. XL VI 1 1. 

Perhaps, thou mayft be one of thofe, 
Who doth God's holy Church oppofe - y 



The jecond Lotteries. 

J2} -\ 

' For, over many in rhefe dayes, 
Diftutbc her Pace, and (Light her Praife : 
That her ejleeme, therefore may bee 
Increafed,or prefcrv'd,bythee, 
Thine Emblem, now, to thee, will (how, 
To what perfe&ionlhe will grow. 

See, £*»£ XL IX. 

Thou ftfety lo/ft, and would ft have Armes. 
Thy perfon to fecure from harmes : 
But, mod of thofe thou haft prepar'd, 
Are but a weake uncertaine Guard, 
And, if thou take not greater heed, 
May faile thy truft, in time of need. 
Thine Emblem, therfore, hath expreft, 
What Armes, for thy defence are beft. 

See, Emb, L. 

Of Planetary •Calculations, 
Of Superfiitiem Observations, 
Of Lots, and Dreames, and Accidents, 
Which have but cafuall events, 
Thou art fo fond 3 and, unto fuch, 
Thou dofl: adhere, and truft fo much, 
That, it fucceedeth very well, 
N.i Emblem, now, to thee befell : 
Left, thefc, which onely Comjells bee. 
Might feeme firme Deftinies to thee. 

H' that by drawing, here, his Lot, 
Some caveat or advice hath got, 
Did, peradventure, need alone 
That Caution, which he lighted on : 
I ur, unto thee, fo necdfull are 
All Warnings, and, all Coun fells here, 
That, Fortune will not one beftow, 
Left, thou rnay'ft thinke thou nced'ft no moe. 


You, may be glad, you drew not that, 
Which, in your thought, you guefled at; 
For, fo it points out th at condition, 
Whereof you give a great fufpicion, 
Thar, had it fuch an Emblem nam'd, 
As fits you right, you had beene fliam'd. 
Since, then, your fault is unreveal'd, 
Amend, and keep it ftill conceal'd. 

The Mufes Oracle is dumbe, 
Becaule to tempt them you are come j 


, I 


Thefccond Lotteries. 

For. in your heart, you much defpife, 
To follow that, which they advile: 
Their admonitions, you doe jeere, 
Aad, fcorne to hclpe your Wtfedome, here. 
The M ttfes, therefore, leave you, ft ill, 
Tobe as fooIi(h,as you will. 

It would, perhaps, have made thee proud, 
If, now, thy Lot had bcene allow'd 
To let an Emblem fliadow forth 
What is conceived of thy worth. 
Or, if thy Venues were defcry'd, 
Perchance, thou wouldft be moreenvy'd 
Then prayfed, when they are expreft 5 
A Blanke for thee, was therefore beft. 

No Emblem, to this Lot, replyes j 
Minde, therefore, well CI thee advife) 
What from the Preacher's voice thou hear*ft, 
When in the Church, thou next appear'ft: 
Yea, there indeavour thou, to feeke 
Thy Lot of C$»nJeH, ev'ry wetke. 
For, at all feafons, there will bee 
Snch Prophecies, concerning thee, 
That, if of thofe, thou takeft heed, 
Thefe Emblems, them flialt never need. 







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Jnftruttion > 
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Princeife, F%A3^CIS 3 Diucheffe Do- 
wager of Richmond, and Lennox, fcrV. 

Fame faycs ( great Princisse) that the Pom'rs-ahve, 
Will foonc forgive j which, I defiie to prove : 
For, I am guiltic of a Vcn'ul-finne 
Againft your Grac i j and, have remain' d therein 
Without an Abfolution, fo long time, 
That, now, my Conscience checks me for the Crime j 
And, to reprove me for it, will not ceafc 
Till I have,fomeway, fought to make my Pexce. 

To palliate my Fault, I could produce 
Enough, perhaps, to ftand for an Excufe. 
But, when I mind what Favours, and what Fmt 
I might have purchafed unto my Name, 
(By taking Courage , to have done my beit) 
I dare not make Excufes 3 but, rcqueft . 
Your pardon, rather,and, that fomc&blat/op 
May gaine my Per [on, future acceptation. 

To that intent, this humble Ojfring, here, 
Within your gracious prefence^ioth appeare. 
And, that it may the more content your eye, 
Weil-graven Figures ^ help to beatuifie 
My lowly Gift: And, vailed are in thefe, 
A Treafitry of Golden Sentences j - 
By my well-meaning Mitfe, interpreted, 
That, with your Na m e, their Morals may befpread 
Andfcattred, Largeffe-like, (at your commanding) 
To helpe inrich the Poorc tn fndcrfimding. 

If Yov accept the Tender, I ihall know, 
Your Grace is pleafed with your Servant, fo, 
As, that there may be hope, my future Actions, 
Will give the more contenting Satisfactions : 
And, your Encouragements, my Porv'rs may raife, 
To make the Beavties of your Later dayes, 
More glorious , fur, than your frefh Yov th's pcrfcflbn, 
Though, knownc to be, the Load-flone of Affection . 

For, like the loving Tvrtie, vou have flood 
So conftanr, in your vowed Widdow-bood; 
So flrivftly, kept a folitarie ftate ; 
So foithfid] beene, to your deccafed Mat 1 ; 
So nrmJytrue,'arid truly kinde, to them, 
Which are the Branches of his Princely -ft emme ; 
And, pcrfonared in fo high, 
The parts of Honov r; that, my ruftickc name, 
Muft railed be, before it can afcend 
To fay, how much, your Fame, doth you commend .. 

Yet, if thefe Lines, (or,ffof they V (her in) 
For me, fomc I'affage may anew, begin 
To your Efteente ; I, may fo happily, 
ULftrate forth, the Gol'den-Hiflory 

(*) 01 

Of thofe Affections, which within your Breft, 
Have to the world remained urcxprcft. 
That, future tunes, to your applaufc may reade, 
The matchleflc Pater ne of zWiddowed-bed, 
Which you have drawnc, for thofe to imitate 
Who can 5 and, for the icft to wonder at. 
For, what ('thereto) yet wanteth, in my <JW*jV, 
Your G r a c e , as my Minerva, may infufe. 

Nor, will it be in vaine, to mew the worth 
Of thofe Perfections, truly blazed forth, 
Which you may perfonate : Nor, fliall it be 
ToyourC0/rt*#f unufcfull, whenyoufee 
The Bcflpart of your felfe, (as in a Clajfe ) 
Difclolcd, and let up, before your Gr ac e, 
To reprefent thofe Beauties, wherein lurkes, 
More fwectneflTc, than in Pitfure.dratvirs V orkes; 
And fhew, how temp'rall, and jfftcHons^ 
Have hourely ripened you, for thofe Perfections 
That, make Irumortall ; and, which arc that End, 
Whcreio, all Earthly Graces, ought to tend. 

Then, if your Exc euence defire to heare, 
Thofe Mv s e s , honour you, whoie prayfes arc 
Attending Venue-, and, ihall pleafc to live 
That Life of Glory, which my V erfe can give ; 
Your Graces favour, (when you pleafe) hath pow'rs 
To nuke both Mee, and all my <JMufes yours. 
And, wee are hopcfull, that, fo well wee know 
Your Merits, and thofe Duties, which wee owe, 
That, wee fliall raife,yourHoNOvR's Trophies high^ 
Though, Wee our felves, upon the pavement lie. 

Thus I have made mine Off ring ; and I ftand 

Attending, now, to kifle your Graces hand. 

Tour gRACSS 
in all bumilititt 




Prince, fAMES, Cuke 

<?f Lenno x, isfc. 

"^ "T*yT ^fie»KicHuosD > yourbelovedVnklc i liv'd t 

\f \/ (For whofedeparture^all this Evnpixcgriev'd, 
▼ ▼ ^And,yet laments) his GRACE did notrefufe 

To deignt reflects , to my obfcured <MV S E $ 
Nor fcorne, from Highcft- worth, toftoopefo low, 
As, mee, in my deftifcdneffe, to know .• 
And, had not BafhfulnelTe retrain' dmy Wit, 
Prompre(ftng-on, (when heincourag'dit, ) 
My P b g a s v s , had learn d, e 're now, to rife, . 
Which, yet, with lame, andjickly Feathers flies. 

But, HEE hath left us ; and, I thought not on 
The lojfe I had of HIM , till he was gone ; 
Nor could I dreame, till he did hence afcend, 
What t'was to want an Honourable-friend : 
Nor, what thejfeele, whom Face confiraines, to tarry 
Onftormy Plaines, without a S ANCTVARIE. 

Ajfoonc,asfrom among us, he made wing. 
My Hopes did waine , and, I began tofing 
A Mournfull-fong,«<tf *<«/?<rf0 forget i 
Becaufe, I bean the burthen of it, yet. 
Nor waslfilent {though my Epicede 
Apfcar'dnot,for the publike eye to reade) 
Mut,grtev' din private, as one wanting Art, 
To give, the Lire of praiie. to his de fart : 
Which, if I could have eqttall'd with his Name, 
Bit Death hadgain'dmy Verfe, a living- Fame. 

And, why exprejfe I this { except it give 
Tour GRACE, a fit occafton to perceive, 
That, my decayed Hopes / wouldrenew, 
And, fame derive them downe,from HIM to TOV i 
That, as you branched from his Princely Stemme ; 
iAre honour' d with his Ducall-Diadcm) 
And, imitate his Vertue j So, you might 
Se Lord, fh mee, of that, which was his right ; 
And, for his Noble fake, vouch fafe to own 
<i^4 Servant, which, to you, is yet unknowne. 

^As Prologue, to the fer vice I intend, 
This PRESENT comes ; and, without Hope, or End, 
Of gainm^ further Grace, or more Efteeme, 
Than may, with humble ft mode/lie, befeeme 
His Love, and Honeft-meaning, to exactly 
Whofe Me' i:s hive, no vifible effeel, 
Conduc:ny o v oar profit ; and, from whom 
Thebefl of his intents, arc yet to come. 

I cannot thinke,thefc Lots, or Emblems, are 
St worthy in themfelves,as they' I appear e 
In your acceptance ; Or, that they can give, 
Such Grace to TOY, as they'ljromyou receive . 


Yet, if roV fleafe, they may be , etherwhilc, 
k^4 profitable Meants, to help beguile 
A Melancholy thought ; And, have the pen > 
Tojhortcn (without lojfe) a tedious horvre. 

Sometime {no doubt ) content you art to walke 
In Artlefle Groves j Or, to admit the talk: 
ofRuftick Sw: inei( t hough ev'ry day you might 
Tour/elfin well-trim' d garden-bow {'sidelight, 
Orjieare the learnedjt Mufes, rvhcnyoufleafc \ ) 
£v'nfo,for change you may, perhaps, in theft 
A Recreation finds $ and, tn fome m: a fare, 
A^ Profit, inter m <x:d tv> thyenr P 1 -3 fure. 

7 will 'not make , my Pro.nifc s too Urge, 
Left , my Performances, they overcharge 
With Expc&arion •' hut, I leave thzm, SIR, 
To Bee, and to be thought, the fame they are. 
And,ifyowEXCELLE NCE ,{ when you bthold 
The Ground whereon ifirfi became fo bold, 
To make thts Entrance) jball vouchsafe toda-gnc 
Thofe Favours which ,1 dare not thinke to ga:ne 
By Mecr-defervincjjw* may then, perchance, 
tMy WilHngncfle, to AblenefTe advance .- 
And reap in Mcc {when ripened they are grown) 
Some timely fruits,cfthat t which you havefown. 

Till then, let it fufficc, that Ifrofeffe 
A cheer efull, and a thankfull Readineffit 
To honour Yov ; and, openly to f how 
7 he Dutie, which, it may apyeare, I owe 
To HIM that's gone. And, let your GRACE defend 
To take this Pledge, of what I more intend. 

Who am ia all humilicic 
Your Graces to be 


If weft thou do ft, and ypell intend ' 
Thou (halt be crowned ', in the end. 

l V 

Book. I 

ji^^|Hen, many, for the chiefeft Garland runne, 
k$gj|i That height of Glory, can befall but one ; 
<m%m$ yet, Wreaths there are, for ev'ry man prepar'd, 
According as he meriteth reward; 
And, though the Worke deferveth little meed, 
Grace, prints a worth, on ev'ry wiUmg-deed, 
Which formes it currant ; and, doth gratious make 
Man's weakcendeivors, for God's promife fake. 

All feefce the fclfe-fame prize ; but, doc not feeke, 
With w/Ww, and, with endeavours, all alike. 
Mo t, wifathcWreatb - but, few thofe things will doe, 
That may be helpfull to atcainc thereto : 
And, fo ne (that will be doing) more delight 
In doing their oivne will, then dnng right. 

One,thinkesby airie//7/«, to atchieve 
The Palme he feekes ; Another, doth believe 
Tis gain'd, by giving to his Appetite, 
The fulnefle of his Bodies vaine delight : 
To reach their dime, fome others nojrifli hopes, 
By fcrambling up unto the dunghill-topi 
Of cemp'rall Ricbts : and, of all the wayes, 
Moil thinkc this courfe deferve:, the gieatefi praife. 

But, this our Emblem's Motto, doth implic, 
That, nothing Mm p jlfelfcth outwardly 
Cm purchafe him the C(osne, that mould be fought, 
Like rightly -doing t what is rightly -taught. 
A id, thai Goi never puTed any doom-, 
'l 1 obirretheir£///fr, wh o righteous would become : 

For, ev'n to Cain he laid (of fi ine deccfte J) 

If veil tijn i)jl t thj t jbalt be wtllrc[}e led. 

V A little 

A little Wk y may ftand in ftead, 

When Strength doth faile-, in time of need. 

He SquirreH, when fheemuftgoefeeke her food, 
ffi fe By ma *" n g paffage through fome neighb'ring/W, 
13^$ (And feares to be devoured by theStreame) 
Tbu% helpes her weakneffe, by a Stratagem. 
On £ ocks, or chips, which on the waves doc flore, 
She rvmbly leaps 5 and, making them her boate 
( By helpe of Wmdes,of Current, and of Tide) 
h wafted over to the further fide. 
Thus, thar, which for the Body proves unfit, 
Muft often be acquired by the Wit. 
And, what our outward Fortm t s fhall denye, 
Oar providence muft labour to fupply. 
Thofe Cafualttes, which may our need befriend, 
We fhould withheedfull diligence attend; 
And , watch to feize thofe opportunities, 
Which, men of abler fortunes may defpife. 

Some Birds,when they an Oyfter would unlock, 
Mount up, and let it fall upon a Rock ; 
And, when the Cockles on the Shores lye gafping, 
(At ev'ry Tides approach their Shells unclafping) 
Crowes caft in Pebles, and fo take that meat 
By craft, which by thtix force they could not get. 

Wee, by indeav'ring thus, may gaine, at length, 
Thar, which at firfr appeares above our frrcngth. 
Ey little Screws sn entrance we m^y make, 
Where Barresoflren cannot pafTage breake. 
Small Engines, lift huge weights ; and, we have heard, 
That one Wije-ma» (though poore without regard^ 

May five a City, when the Men of W*nc, 

And, all their Captaincs,z: anon plus are. 

To Kings, both Sword andMicc pertaine j 
And-> thefetbey dee not' be are in yalne. 



Book. 3 

(Hen thou behold'ft, upon a Day of State, 
The King (or, fornc inferiour Magifirate) 
Walke torch in publicke, and the royall Mace, • 

The Sword, oc Scepter borne before his face : 

Suppofe thou not, that thofe are carried, fo, 

In oftentation, or tor idle fliow. 

Thcfe vulgar Emblems, are fignificant ; 

And, that authority, w hich Primes grant 

To Bodies- f$hticke, was, heretofore 

Declared, by thofe Enjignes, which they bore. 

The bruzing Mac e (although, perhaps, with us, 

It be not inthefe times, restrained thus) 

That branch of RoyaU-power did fignifie, 

Which doth by Fines, or lojje of liberty, 

Correct Offenders. By the Smrd, they meant, 

That larger branch ofpow'r, to reprcfent, 

Which takes ihe Ma'efaclors life away ; 

And, armes ic felfe, when Resells difobay. 
As often, therefore, as thou fhalt e/pie 

Such Hitroglypftickcs of Authority 5 

Be miadefull 5 andadvis'd (how mcanc foerc 

The Per[ons,ov the Places may appeare, 

Who get thisfwV) that ftill thou honour rlicm: 

Left, thou in thofc, the pow'r of tWcontemnc. 

If not for theirs, yet for thy Sov'raigw caufe, 

Whom thefe doc pcrfonatr ; Or, for the Lawcs, 

(Which thi eaten p;inifhmcnt)thy felfe fubmit; 

And, (uff;r what Authority thinkes fit : 
For, whatfocrc they be that g'jidc the Rcyne, 
lit, gave the pow'r, who ^ave it, not, in vaine, 

V 2 Het 

i 3 ? 

He> that concealed things willjinde, 
Muft looke before him, and behindc. 

Illvstr. IV. 


[Hat Hud, which in his Temple, heretofore, 
The well-knowne figure of old Ianus bore, 
Retain'd the forme,which piGur'd here you fia<Ie i 
A Fate before bim, And a. Face behhtde. 
And this old Hierogljpbicke doth comprize 
A multitude of Heathenifh Myfteries ; 
Which, wee omitting, will infift on what 
This Emblem's Motto, chiefely poynteth at. 

In true Divinity, 'tis G#iaIone, 
To whom, all hidden things are truely knowne. 
#«,onely, is that ever-present-being, 
Who, by the vertue of his pow'r all- feeing, 
Beholds, at one afpecl, all things that are, 
That ever (I>aB be, and that ever were. 

But, in a Morall-fcnfc, we may apply 
This donblcface, that man to fignifie, 
Who(whatfoere he undertakes to doe) 
Lookes, both before him, and behindc him, too. 
For, he fhall never fruitfully forecaft 
Affaires to come, who mindes not what hpaft : 
And, fuchas doe not, oft, before rhtm looke, 
May lofe the labour, that's already tookc. 
By, fometimes,looking backward, we behold 
Thofe things, which have been done in times of old ■ 
By looking wifely forward, we foi cfee 
Such matters, as mfuturc-times willbee: 
And, thus, we doe notoncly fruits receive, 
From that fliort fpace of */**<?, in which we live 5 

Bur, by this meanes, we likewife have a fh.:re, 

In times to come,, and, times that pfijjtd are. 


Good Fortune will Vtth bim abide , 
That bath true Venue, for bis guides. 




jHc Cry f Bon, is the figure of a creature, 
' Not found within the Catalogues of Nature : 
But, by thofc Wits created, who, to fhew 
Intermit things, rv/« nail Figures drew : 
The Shape, in which this F ttfion they expreft, 
Was borrow'd from a Fwle, and, from a Beaft 5 
Importing (when their parts were thus combin'd) 
The Vermes, both of B»dy, and of mindt : 
And, Men are fayd on Srjfbens backes to ride, 
When thofe mixt Verms, them have dignify'd. 

The Stone (this Brute fupporting) may expreflc 
The firme abiding, and the folidnefle 
Of all true Vermes! That, long-winged BaB, 
Which doth appeare faft-linked therewithal!, 
The gifts of changing Fortune, doe implye : 
And, all thofe things together, fignifie, 
That, when by fuch-like Vermes Men are guided, 
Good Fortune cannot be from them divided. 

If this be true (as true I this believe,) 
Why fhould wee murmure, why repine, or grieve, 
As if our Studies, or our honeft paines, 
Deprived were of fome defcrved gaines i 
Why fhould wc thinkethe world hath done us wrong 
Becaufe wee are not rcgifter'd among 
Thofe thriving men, who purfc up evr'y day, 
For twelve houres labour more then twelve months fay ? 
If wee our p sines rewarded cannot fee, 
Wee count our Merits greater then they be. 

Bur it we bide comenr, our worth is more } 

And rich we arc, though others think us poore. 


Wbenprofterous our Affaires doegrolce ; 
1 +° G/otfs Grace it ih that makes tbemfo. 



>Vch pleafant Fkmes, as here arc fliadow'd out 
5(Full-grown,well trim'd, and ftrongly fene'd about) 
* At firft,pcrchance,had planting (where they ftand ) 
And, husbanding, by fome good Gard'nevs hand : 
But, when to petted ripenefle,they ate grown, 
(And,fpread forth leaves, and blolTomes, fully blownc} 
They draw it from the Vertue of the Sunne, 
Which worked), when the Gard'ners worke is done : 
For, loft were all his Travaile, and his praife, 
Vnlcfle that Planet cheare them with his rayes. 

In this our Pilgrimage, it fares with us 
(In all our hofes, and all our la fours) thus. 
For, whatfoever bus'nefle wee intend, 
On G«d,our good fucceffes doe depend. 
Our Hands may build ; but, ftru&ures vaine we make, 
Till God, to be cbiefe.builder, undertake. 
To wall a City , wee may beare thecoft ; 
But, he mu(r£«rfr</it, or, the Towne is loft: 
The Plow-man ufeth diligence to fowe ; 
But, <Wmuft blefTe it, or, no Come will grow: 
Yea, though Paul plant, and, though ApUo water, 
They fpend their f weat, upon a fruitlefle matter, 
Till God, from heaven, their labours pleafe to bleflfe, 
And crowne their travailes, with a good increale. 

Let, therefore, thofe that flourifh, like this Flmre, 
(And, may be wither'd, e're another hourej 
Give God the praife, for making of their Seeds 
Bring forth fweet Fltwres, that,elfc,had proved Weeds : 
And, me defpife not, though I thrive not fo ; 
For, wbe» } GodpleAjttb, iflafrfiourtfl) too. 


If 'thou thy D icies tritely doe, 
Of thy Reward, bebopejulltoo. 

Illvstr. VII. 

Book. 3 

|Ome Seels are found, who fo believing be, 
~ They thinke themfelves from legill-wor kings freej 
And, fo they live, as if they flood infeare 

That, with Good-works, their Godo&nded were. 

An >t her fort we know, who ere Jit not, 

Tn it any hope of Mercie cm be got, 

Till they th:mfelves, by their extern t//- deed, 

Have minted 'the favo jrs they (lull need : 

And, f >they prize their workings . that, for Grace, 

They feem : to difallow all ufetull place. 

Both forts, their e.rours may be purged from, 

When to the Fiery- try all they (hall come. 

So, likewife, may another Fasten too, 

That errc more deadly then thefc former doe. 
Thefe doe (fotfooth) affirme, that God's decree 

Before all Worlds (what Wotds can fouler be <t ) 

-D barr'd rhc greateft part of hu/nane-race, 

Without refpetfing finne, from hopeof Grace; 

And, that, howere this number fhill indcaver, 

They muft continue Reprobates, for ever. 
The firff, are crrours of Impiety 5 

But, this, afcends the top of bhfphemy j 

Difp iylcs Religion wholly of her fruits ; 

And, wrongcth God in all his Attributes. 

Thclc Enours, therefore fliunne ■ and, fo believe, 

That wee thy Faith, may by thy Workes perceive. 

So mrke, that th/ believing may approve 

wrought 'ft not for thy lV.i«es - y but, for love. 
For [whacfoe're thou be) if thus thou doe, 
Th > i iruyft have hopes, an 1, Gol will grant them too. 


H 1 

By WiCcdomc ^things ypbicb paffe avay 7 
iAre be ft preferred from decay. 

? He L4mtS, w ,'ch is given for a Crownc 
H (To men deceiving Glory, andrenowne) 
b figur'd bcrc^thofe nibble deed? to fhow, 

For which, the Wreaths of Honour, we beftow. 

Two Serpet ts (Wi sDOME's Emblems) twifted are 

Abour of Law ell, to declare, 

That, Wtfdeme is the In eft meancs to fave 

Our Names and Actions, from oblivion' t Grave. 

The Snakes are two, perhaps, to fignifie. 

That MoraU wit, and Chrtjlian-po/icie . 

(Vnited both together) doe contrive 

The Meftguard, and b<.i\ prefervative. 

Confider rhi«, all yee, that truft your Names 

To Marble Monuments ; or, mount your Fames 

By thofe poore meanes,which Fooles and Knaves purfuc; 

And, may effecl: as eafily as you : 

Nay, with more eafc ; and, overtop you too, 

When you have done the beft, your wits can doe. 

I fay, confider this 5 and, let the Pen 

Of learned, wife, and underftanding men, 

Rcnowne your worths and regifter the ftory 

Of your deferved, and, well-gotten glory j 

Li ft, clfe, v. fufler clofe-imprifonments, 

Within 'he walls of fuch poore Monuments, 

Asofr arebuilt, to leave it quite forgotten, 

Whofc bones they cover'd, c're thofe bones be rotten. 

Bur, you mail beft prefervc your Honeft fame, 

Your IVorkcs, your Hopes, and Honours of your Name, 
If you your felves be wife; and, fo provide 
That Prudence, all your Workcs, and Speeches guide. 


(jooi Hopes, ire befh accompllfb may> 
By lab'ring in 4 conftant- Way . 

Illvstr. IX. 

Book. 3 

[Ome Folkcs there are, (and many menfuppofe, 
•That I my felfe, may pafTefor one of thofe) 
Who many likely BufmefTes intend, 
•Vet, bring buc very few, unto an end. 
Which C>I!y to prevent, this Emblem, here, 
Did in a luckie houre, perhaps, appeare. 
For, as to draw a Circle, with our hand, 
We caufe the brazen Compajjes to ftand 
With one foot firmely fixed one the ground • 
And move the other in a Cenjlartt- round .- 
Right fo, when wc (hall purpofe to proceed 
In any jut, and profitable deed, 
We firft, mould by a confiant-refolution, 
Stand firme,to what we put in execution : 
And, then, with perfeverancc, labour out 
Thofe workings, which we are cmploy'd about. 

For, we with conftAnt-lik'^ elect 
Thofe Bufineffes, we purpofe to effect : 
Or els, our time, our labour, and our soft, 
Will, oft, be much in vaine,or wholly loft. 
With conjlant'kbour, we muft follow, too, 
Thofe things, which wc rcfolved arc to do ; 
Or, els, our hopes will never be effected, 
How warily foe're wc have projected. 
Long Iourneys I abhorre ; vet, otherwhile 
I meanc a Furlong, and performc a Mile. 
I qrcatly fcare Long labours to begin ; 
Yer,fome I finifh, when I'mc entrcd in: 

And, if in Labour, I more conflant grow, 

How I improve, hereafter, you fhall know. 

X r.'re 

FretbouahvitfallCrcwfialtfee, ^ 

Thy ground muft plough'd and harro'wd be. 

>Efore the Plowman hopefull can be made, 
' His untilfd earch good Hay or Corne will yeeld, 
He bieakes the hillocks downe, with Plough or Spade-, 
And, harrowes over, all the cloddie Field. 
Then,ftom the leaved ground, ar laft, he raowes 
That Cropp of grafle, which he had hope to gaine ; 
Or, there, doth :e3pe the fruit of what he fowes, 
With profit, which contents him for his paine. 

Our cr aggie Nature muft be tilled, thus, 
Before it will, for Herbes of Grace, be fit. 
Our high conceit, muft downe be broke in us 5 
Our heart is proud, and God muft humble it. 
Before good Seed, in us will rooting take, 
Affliftitns ploughes and harrowes, muft prepare us : 
A nd, that the truer levell, he may make, 
W hen we are (urn k too low, Cods hand muft reare us. 
Th en, neither ftormingsof Adverfitie, 
S\\all drowne the Stedes of Hope, which we have fowne 3 
N or fhall the Sunnc-beames of Profperitie, 
Dr ie up their moifture, ere they ripe are growne. 

Oh ZW, thou know'ft the nature cf my minde ; 
Tho u know'ft my bodyes tempers what they are ; 
And, by what meanes, they fhall bebeftirclin'de 
Such Fruits to yeeld, as they were made to beare. 
My barren Soule, therefore, manure thou fo ; 
So, harro to it ; fo emptie, and fo fill ■ 
So rat ft it up, andbrin^it^tw, fjlow 
As beft may lay it/cvellto thy Will. 

In this Deftre, th e w orke is well begunne j 
Say thou the Word, and all is fully aone. 


True Knowledge is a conftant Friend, 
Whofe FriendfJhip, never (ball have end. 



Book, i 

\Y viewing tbisfxt-Head, cnwrcath'd with Bayes, 
i (And, what the Motto round about iffayes) 
Your Apprehenfion's eye, may partly fee 
What conflant Femes, in true Kmwledgebe. 
For, if right plac'd it be, it ever will 
Continue in the fame condition, ftill : 
And, though it make mens manners to bechang'd 5 
Yet,never is it,from it felfe,eftrang'd : 
Nor doth, nor can it, ceafe to be a Friend, 
What Fate foever, (hall on us attend. 

When Wealth is loft, or faileth to befteed us ; 
Slice findes out honeft mcancs to cloath and fecde us. 
In fane, and forraigne Lands, (hec will become, 
As kindc, and as familiar, as at home } 
And^trave/leth, without the coftly cumber, 
Of Carriages, or Clokebagges full of Lumber. 
No Place can from our prefence, her enclofe 5 
Nor is (he frighted from us by our Foes. 
No Pichbankes, of her Favours,can bereave us - 
No Promijes, can woo her to deceive us. 
la Touth, in Age, in Sickenejje, and in Grief e, 
Shee bringeth Confolation and reliefe : 
And, is in all eftarcs, a blefling to us, 
So conftant (and fo apt, all helpes to doe us) 
That, he for whom, f uch Knowledge, God provideth, 
Enjoycs a Friend, that alwaies firmeabideth. 

Lord, I nmfricudieffe left j therefore, to me, 
This Knowledge, and this Friend^ vouchfafe to bee: 
t For, thou that Wijdome art,(fromhcav'n defending) 

Which, neither huh tt'.ginnin% t change, x\ox ending. 
X 2 


Ify StudioufhefTe, in Vertue's waies 
SMcngaine an univeriall-praile. 

' li I ■ i i ■ —r-r 



►Hen Emblems, of too many parts confift, 
Their Author was no choice EmhUmatifi .• 
But, is like thofe, that waft whole homes, to tell 
What, in three minutes, might befaid as well. 
Yet, when each member is interpreted, 
Out of thefe vulgar Figure', you may read 
A Mora//, (altogether) not unfit 
To be remembred, ev'n, by men ofmt. 
And, if the Kernel/ proove to be of worth, 
"No matter from what fhell we drew it forth. 

The Square whereon the Globe is placed, here, 
Muft Venue be ; That Globe upon the Square, 
Mufl meane the World . The Figure, in the Round, 
(Which in appearance doth her Trumpet found) 
Was made for Fame . The Booke (he beares, may mow, 
What Breath it is, which makes her Trumpet blow ; 
The Wreath, inclofing all, was to intend 
A glorious Praife, that never fhall have end : 
And, thefe,in one fumm'd up, doe feeme to fay j 
Thar, (if men ftudy in a vertuous-way) 
The Trumpet of a never- ccafing Fame, 
Shall through the nwA/proclaime their praifefull Name, 

Now Reader, if large Fame , be thy ambition, 
This Emblem doth inlotme, on what condition 
She may be gain'd. J3ut, (herein, me beleevcj 
Ihyfluclie for mccre- praife,will thee deceive : 
And, if thy Venues, be, but onely, thofe 
For which the vulgar Fame, her Trumpet blowes, 

Thy Fame's a blaft ; Thy Vermes, Vices be ; 

Thy Studies vaine; znd^/hame will fol'ow ihce. 

lAfoye thy Knowledge, doe not rife. 
But, with Sobriecie,be wife, 




Xalt thou not thjjelfe, though, plac'd thou be, 

Vpon the topp of that old Olive-tree, 

From whence the nat'tall branches priin'd have bi •, 

Thar,thou,the better ,raightft be grafted in. 

Be not fo over-wife, as to pi efume 

The GArd'ncr^ for thy goodnelTe, did affume 

Thy fmall CrabOlive,to infert it, there, 

Where, once, the (weeteft -berries, growing were : 

Nor let thy Pride thofe few old-boughes contemne, 

Which,yet,remaine upon their ancient Stemme 5 

Bccaufe, thy new-incorporated Sprayes y 

Doe more enjoy the S times reffefhing rales': 

But, humbled rather, and, more awfull bee ; 

Left, bee that cut off them, doe brcakc downe thee. * 
Be wife, in what may to thy good, belong $ 

But, feeke not Knowledge, to thy neighbours wrong: 

Be thankefull for the Grace thou haft rcceiv'd, 

But ; judge not thofe, who feeme thereof bercav'd - 3 

Nor into thofe forbidden fecrets peepe, 

Which God- Almighty, to himfelfe doth kecpe. 

Remember what our Father Adam found, 

When he for Knowledge, fought beyond his bound. 

For, doubtlefTc, ever iince, both good and /// 

Are left with Knowledge, intermingled flilj; 

And, ([[ wc be not humble, meeke, and waric) 

We are in daily danger,to mifcary. 

Large,proves the fruit which on the Earth doth lie ; 

Windts, breake t lie twigge , that's grafted over high j 
And, he that will, beyond his bounds, be wife, 
Becomes a very Foole, before he dies. 

__„ Xj Whtn 

[+ 8 

When each man keepes unto his Trade, 
Theth aU things better Ijeill be made. 


Book. 3 

>E more mould thrive, and erre the fcldomer, 
If we were like this honeft Carpenter, 
Whofe Emblem, in reproofe of thofe, is made, 
That love to meddle, farther then their Trade. 
But, moft are now exceeding cunning growne 
In ev'ry mans aflfaircs, except their owne : 
Yea, Cobkrs thinkc themfelves not onely able, 
To cenfure ; but,to mend Afetet Table. 

Gr«/-ji/«,fometime, will gravely undertake 
To teach, how Broomes and Atorter, we fhould make. 
Their Indifcretions, Peafants imitate, 
And boldly meddle with affaires of State. 
Some Hettfmves teach their Teachers how to pray , 
Some C larks, have fhew'd themfelves, as wife as they; 
And in their Callings, as difcreet have bin, 
As if they taught their Grandames how to fpime : 
And, ir"thefeC«/?«»M,laft a few more Ages, 
All Countries will be nothing els, but Stages 
Of evill-acled, and miftaken parts j 
Or, Galtemaufries, of imperfect Kjirts. 

But, I my felfe (you'l fay ) have medlings made, 
In things, that are improper to my Trade. 
No ; for, the M VS E S are in all things free ; 
Fit fubjeft of their Ferfe, all Creatures be 5 
And, there is nothing nam'd fo raeane, or great, 
Whereof they have not Liberty to treat. 
Both Earth and Hfav'», are open unto thefe j 
And (when to take more libertic they pleale) 

They Worlds, and fl/jig^create, which never were j 

And, when they lift, they flay, and meddle, there. 

xA Shepherd carefutt of the Sheepe, 
At all times, faitbfull Watch doth keepe. 




jHe Figure of a Smke in elder dayes, 
' Was us'd in Hiercglypbick } many wayes : 
Bur, when one Foote, thus grafp'd a Peple-jlone, 
The othet being flrmely fixed on 
The Staffe Epijcep4// i in that pofition, 
It makes an Emblem, of a late edition : 
By fome, thought not improper, to expreffe 
Their p unefull, and their ferious, watchfulmffe, 
Who take upon themfelves, the Pajlordll care • 
And, in that Function, truely xvatcbfuli are. 

Ths Skpherdf-Crooke, doih fome exprcflion make 
Of that regard, which, of their Floch y they take. 
The Pcble in tbc Foete, doth fecmeto (ho we, 
That, thefc muft farther diligence beftowe, 
( And, ufe their utmoif pow r) themfelves to keepe 
From Jlotbfitll Eafe • and from intern p'xztejltepe : 
For, he that hath fuch Ditties undcrtooke , 
( And, muft the lives of others overlooked 
Shall fmdehimfelfe,unto himfelfc become 
A burthen, and a Charge morerroublelome 
Then all his Floeke, unles, he dill provi ic 
His owne, afwcll as others tvdies, to guide. 

Now, though this Emblems Morail doth concerne 
ThtCUrgit m)ft; yet, hence we all may learnc 
Strict watch to keepe • lincc, un*o all that bee, 
A Wdtcbmins place belongs, in fome degree. 
Wnich, to discharge, if W"c endeavour, (till, 
Our u jiyerfill shepherd aide us will, 

A id us from harmes and error he will keepe, 

For, Htt ibatga ir klh Ifr'elldotb not (Icepe, 


Our 'Dayes^untiU our Life bath end, 
In Labours, and in Hopes,"^ jf end. 


Book. 5 

>S foone as our fir ft Parents difobey'd, 
■ Forthwith a Curfe, for their offence, was Iayd, 
Inforcing them, and their fucceeding race, 
To get their Food,with fweatings of the Face. 
Eut, afterward, this Doometo mitigate, 
(And eafe the miferies of their eftate) 
God gave them Hope, that (he might helpe them bearc 
The burthens or their Travailc, and their care. 

A Woman with an Anchor, and a Spade, 
An Emblem of that Myfiery fe made : 
And, this Eftate, wee all continue in, 
By God's free Mcrcic, and oor proper Sinne. 
By Sinne, the Labour is ofi us intail'd ; 
By Grace, it is, that Hoping hath notfail'd j 
And, if in Hope,ow Labours wee attend, 
That Cttrfe will prove a Blefing, in the end. 

My Lot is Hope, and Labour • and, betwecne 
ThefeTiva, my Life-time hath prolonged beene: 
Yet, hitherto, thet)eft of all my Paine, 
With molt of all my Hopes have beene in vainc i 
And to the World-ward, I am like to waft 
My time in fruirlcfTe labours, till the laft. 

However, I have ftill my Hopes as faire ' 
As hee, that haih no temptingsto Defpatre • 
And, change I will not, my laft homes for theirs, 
Whofe Fonune, more dcfirable appeares 5 
Nor ccafe to Hope and £<j^«r,though,of raoft, 
My Hope and Labour be adjudged loft : 

For, though I lofc the fliaddow of my Paints, 

Thtftubstance of it, ftill, in God, remaines. 


Marts life* no Temper, more doth Hcffe, 
Then Simple-prudcnt-harmclcffencifc. 



look. 3 

± Hen from the harmtklTe7"*r/ t t and the Snake, 
Their moft commended properties wee take, 
( And,mixe them well) they make a corapofition, 

Which yeelds a temper of the beft condition. 

Yet, wickednefje, or forrow, doth aboand, 

Where, any one of thele, alone, is found : 

For, whenloe'reihe Serpents.braine we find, 

Win which, there 15 no Doveltke-meekeneffe joyn'd, 

(Wi houtall peradventure) thence proceedes, 

All ha meruli fraud, and all injurious deedes. 

And, where fuch meekeneffe as doth feeme to be 

In harmeletie Dova, divided you mall fee 

Fon thar difcrttton, and that policie, 

Which in the Serpents head, is thought to lie j 

They liable to ev ry wrong become ; 

And, to it f lfc, make Vertue burthenfome. 

But, where thefc two are ioyned, they procure 

A life fo fweet, (o rich, and fo fecure, 

Thar, all the p nv'rs of Malice cannot (hake 

Their out-worhs, nor within them, terrors make. 
Vouch fafe thou oh my God 1 vouchsafe, in me, 

That thefe two Vermes ma) vnitedbe. 

Such Prudcnce^/v*. as never mlldifdaine 

The Dove-like Innocencie, ttretatne. 

That meckenciTe,£™»f me,mhicb delighttth not, 

It felfe, with indiscretion, to befot : 

But, let thefe t wo, each other fo defend, 

K^/lnd fo, in me continue, tik 'my end, 

That, fim pic- prudence, / may flill poffeffe, 
Although the World jhall count it fooliflincfife. 

Y When 


W here er'e *e <faeh the Heav'ns are neere . 
Let «# hut fly, mtd'Pee #re there. 



Hy, with a trembling faintnefle,fhould we fearc 
The face of Death ? and, fondly linger here, 
As if we thought the Voyage to be gone 
Lay through the (hades of Styx or Aehtrtn ? 

Or, that we either were to travell d< >wne 

To uncouth Deaf tits, or up fame heights mlnormet 

Or, to fome place remote, whofe ncareft end 

Is farther then Earrhs limirs doe txtend i 
It is not by one halfc that diftance, thither 

Where Death lets in, as it is any whither : 

No not by halfc fo farre, as to your bed ; 

Or, to that place, where you fhould reft your head, 

If on the ground you layd your felfe(ev'n there) 

Where at this moment you abiding are. 

This Emblem ftiewes (if well you lookc thereon) 

That, from your Glajje tf life, which is to run, 

There's but one ftep to Death • and, that you tread 

At once, among the Living ,and, the Dud. 
In whatfoever Land, we live ox die, 

Ged is the fame ■ hnd,Heav'n is, there, as nigh 

As in that place, wherein, we moft defirc 

Our Settles, with our laft breathing, to expire. 

Which things, well heeding ; let us not delay i 

Our Ioutney, when we fummon'd areaway, 

(As thole inforced Pilgrims ufe to doc, 

That know not whither, nor, how farre they goe) 

Nor let us dreame that we in Time, or Place, 

Are farre from ending qur uncerraine Race. 
Pur. ler U" f7x-on Heav'n, a fairhfull eye, 
And, ftill, be flying thither, till wee die. 


His Pace, muft wary be#nd flow, 
That hath a Slippery-way to got. 



Botk. 3 

>Travailer, when he muft undertake 
B To feek his paffage, o're fome Frozen Lakt, 
With leisure, and with care , he will aflay 
The glalTy fmoothndTe of that Hit-way, 
Left he may ftp, by walking over-faft • 
Or, breake the crackling Pavement, by his haft ; 
And, fo (for want of better taking heed) 
Incurrc the milchiefes of rnwary.Jpeed. 

Wt arc all Travellers ; and, all of us 
Have many pafTages, as dangerous, 
As lakes ; and, Slippery wayes, we tread, 
In which our Lives may loone be forfeited, 
(With all our hopes of Life- eternal, too) 
UnlefTe, we well confider what we doe. 
There is no private Way, or publicke Path, 
But rubs, or holes, or flipp'rineiTe it hath, 
Whereby, wee fhall with Mifchiefes meet ; unleffe, 
Wee walkc if, with a fledfafl-nartnejje. 

The fteps to Honour, are on Pinocles 
Compos'dof melting Snow, and Ificlesj 
And, they who tread not nicely on their tops, 
Shall on a fuddaine flip from all their hopes. 
Yea, ev'n that way, which is both fure and holy, 
And, Jeadesthc Minde from Vanities and Folly, 
Is with fo many other Patbtvayes croft, 
A-;, thar, by Raflinefle, it may foone be loft ; 
Vnlcftb,we well dcliberatc,upon 
T iofe Tracts, in which our Anceflours have gone ! 
And, they who with more bafie, then l*ed t will runne, 

\Uy lofe the way, in which they well begunnc. 

Y i Our 


Our Pelican, bybleedingithus, 
FulfiFd the Law, and cured Vs. 

Illvstr. XX. 


poke here, and marke (her fickly birds to feed) 
How freely this kinde Pelican doth bleed. 
See, how (when other Salves could not be found,' 
To cure their forrowcs, fhe, her felfe doth wound 5 
And, when this holy Emhlcm,thou (halt fee, 
Lift up thy fouleto him, who dy'd for thee. 
For, this our Hieroglyphic!: would exprefle 
That Pelican, which in the Wildernefje 
Of thlsvzftWerld, was left (as all alone; 
Our miferable Nature to bemone 5 
And, in whofe eyes, the teares of pitry flood, 
When he beheld his owne unthankful! Brood 
His Favours, and his Mercies, then, conttmne, 
When with his wings he would have brooded them : 
And, fought their cndlcfle peace to have confirtn'd, 
Though, to procure his ruine,they were aim'd. 

To be their Food, himfelfe he freely gave ; 
His Heart was pierc'd,that he their Souks might lave. 
Becaufe, they difobey'd the Sacred-will, 
He, did the Law of Right toufnejje MRU . 
And, to that end (though guiltleiTe he had bin) 
Was off red, for our VmverfaH-finne. 

Let mee Oh Goal forever, fixe mine eyes 
Vpon the Merit of that Sacr-fze : 
Let me retaineadue commemoration 
Of thofe deare Mercies, and that bloudy Papon, 
Which here is meant ; and, by true Faith, ftill, feed 
Vpon the drops, this Pelican did bleed j 

Yea, let me firme unto thy Law abide, 

And, ever love that Fltcke, for which he dy'd. 


Bee iuft ; for, neither Sea nor Land, 
Shall hide thee from the Royall-hand. 




[Hat, which wee call the Sea-horfe, is a Creature, 
k Whereby the Priefls of *^gyph wonted were, 
To typ.fy an itl-dtftofed nature - y 
And, fuch, as to their Parents, cruell are : 
Becaufe, this Menjler (as their Authors write,) 
When (trong he grovves,bccommeth foingrate, 
That he purfues, with violent defpight, 
His old and weakly Sire, which him begate. 

Conrrariwifc, the Storke, they figur'd, then, 
When they occafi >n had, to fignifie 
The good condition, of tliofe honeft men, 
Who pleafure take, in woikes of, Piety : 
Becaufe, the S tor hs, not onely harmed none, 
But, holpe their aged Parents in their need j 
And, thofe oflfcnlive Serpents, prey'd upon, 
Which, in the Fennes of ^gfpt, yearely, breed. 
The Roy sli Crovne, therefore, fupporting thus 
That pious Fowle, and overtopping, here, 
The wicked, and the fierce Hyppttamtu, 
May ferve to comfort, and to keep tafeare. 
For, it informes, that, if we pious grow, 
And love our Princes ("who thofe Parents bee, 
To whom all Sub'ycls, filiall duties owe) 
Thcblefsings of their Favturs^ we (hall fee. 
It flicwes us, alfo, that, if we affed 
Farighteott-wayes , no W.t, or Strength of our, 
N M my Fncouth-pUce, (hall us protect 
Fro -a being reached, by the Sovratgne- power. 
The w.iy of iitfUce, Therefore, lcarnc thou ftill. 
For love of GjoJn:[fe,o: for feare of ///. 



Take inng, my Soule, and mount up higher j 
For, Earth, fulfills not my Defire. 



►Hen Ganymtd, himfelfe was purifying, 
Great lufiter, his naked beauty fpying, 
Sent forth his *^gle (from below to take him) 
Ableft Inhabitant, in Heav'n to make him : 
And, there (as Poets feigned) he doth ftilJ, 
To /fi^and other Ged beads , Neclar fill. 

Though this be but a Fable, of their feigning, 
The MoraH is a R eaM truth, per tay ning 
Toev'ry one (which harbours a defire 
Above the Starry Circles, to afpire.) 
By Gattymedythc Soule is understood, 
That's warned in the Purifying pod 
Of facrcd Baptifme (which doth make her feemc 
Both pure and beautifull, in Gad's cftcenme.) 
The ts£gle, meanes that Heav'nly Contemplation, 
Which, after Warnings of Regeneration, 
Lifts up the Mindt, from things that earthly bee, 
To view thofe Ob\e£ls, which Faiths Eyes doc fee. 
The Neftar, which is filled out, and given 
To all the bleft Inhabitants of Heaven, 
Are thofe Deltghts, which {Chriff hath ftyd) they have, 
When fome Repentant foulc beginnes to leave 
Her fonlnefTe ; by renewing of her bitth, 
And, flighting all the Plenfilm of the Earth. 

I aske nor, Lord, thofe Blefsings to receive, 
Which any Man hath pow'r to take, or give ; 
Nor, what this World affords ; for, I contemne 
Her Favours * and have feene the belt of them : 

'Nay i fleav'n itfelfe, will unfufficient bee, 

Vnleflc, Th$u, alfo, give Tbyfelfe, to mee. 

Through many fpAces, Time doth ruth 
xAnd, eftdech, -where itjirjt begun. 




}Ld Sagetby the Figure of the Snake 
' , Encircled trw) did oft expreffion make 
Of \s4nnuali-Rivolutions s and of things, 
W ii c h wheele about in everlafttng.rings j 
There ending, where they firftofall beg**, 
And, there beginning, where the Kwwrf was dene. 
Thus, doc the F/^ww ; Thus; the Stuftm doe j 
And, thus, doe many other Creat*res, too. 

By minutes, and by houres, the Spring ftcales in„ 
And, tolleth on, till Summer doth fr'gin : 
Tti.' Summer brings on \Jiutnmne y by degrees ; 
Soripening,that the eye of no man fees 
Her Einances. That Seajon, likewife,hath 
To Winter- ward, as leafurely a path : 
And, then, cold Wtnter whedeth on amaine, 
Vntill it brings the Spring about igainc, 
With all thofe Refurrcflions, which appeare, 
To wait upon hercomming,every yearc. 

Thcfe Rouide/ls, helpetofhewthe Mjjlery 
Of that immenfe and bleft Etcmitie, 
From whence the Cr e a tvr e fprung, and,into whom 
It (hall, againe, with full perfection come, 
When thofc Additions ,it hath fully had, 
Which all the fev'rall Orbes of rime can add. 
It is a full, and fairely written Scrowte, 
Which up into ir felfc, it felfe doth rowle s 
An J, by Enfolding, and, Infolding, fhmves 
A Round, which neither End, not entrance knowes. 
And (by rhis Emblem) you may partly fee, 
Tis that which / S 3 but, cannot uttred be. 



£ ach Day a Line, fmall tasks appcares 
let* much it makes m tbrccjeore Teafes. 


Book* 3 

■brc's but one Line • and, but one Lint a Day, 
Is all the take our Motto, fcemes to lay : 
And, that is thought, perhaps, a thing fo fraall, 
As if it were as good bee nought at all. 
But, be not fo deceiv'd ; For, oft you fee 
Small things (in time) £'Mf matters, rife to be : 
Yea, that , which when the lame was firft begun, 
A Trifle feera'd, (and eafie to be done) 
By long nelect of time, vtxMburthcnfomt, 
And, at the laft, imptfitble, become. 

Great Clarkes, there are, who fhallnot leave behindethem 
One good Weekes worke, for Future-Times to minde them, 
(In Callings, either Humane, or Divine) 
Who, bycompoftng but each Day a Line, 
Might Authors ,of fome famous Wetkes appeare, 
In fixtie, feventie, or in eightie yeare ; 
To which, ten hundred thoufands havearrived 
Of whom, we fee no fignc that ev'i they lived. 
And, with much pleafurc, wee might allcffecl, 
Thofc necdfull Works, which often we neglect, 
( Vntill too late) If we bur, now and then 
Did fpare one hourc to cxcrcifc the penn. 

For, frill, one-Line, another di aweth on, 
And, Line by Line, great Workts at lair are done. 
Whereas, dtfufe, and many dayes mifpent, 
Without their Lines, let in dtfeouragtment, 
Or, bring Dejpatre ; which doth U fottifh make us, 
That we, to no endeavour can betake us. 
Markethis, and, labour in fome honeft Way, 
As much as makes, at haft, One Lima Day, 

Our outward Hopes "Kill take ejfectt 
According to the King sajp et~t. 



•Hen tb&btu with achcerefull eye$ beholds 
The Flow'r-embroydrcd earth, and freely fpreads 
His beames abroad h behold, the Mangolds 
Beginne to reare their low-deje&ed heads: 
The Tulips, D.ajftes, and the Heliotropes 
Of ev'ry kindc, their clofed Leaves difplay $ 
And (as it were) with new-recover'd hopes, 
Attend upon the Ruler of the Day. 
Againe, when either in the Weft he fhrowds 
Hi» Raves below this Horizon, or hides 
His Face behinde the Curtaines of the Cloudes^ 
They lofe their beauties, and abate their prides. 

Thus fares it with a Nation, and their King, 
'Twixt whom there is a native Sympathy. 
His Pre fence, and his Favours, like the Spring, 
Doe make rhem fweetly thrive, and fructify : 
Yea (like frefh Groves, or Fltw'rs of plcafing hew) 
Thcmfelves in all their jollity they fhowc } 
But,they,if with difnleafure, them he view, 
Sooic lofe their Glory, and contemned grovve. 

All, are not Heliotropes that favour'd growe, 
In Pr.nces Courts ; nor Marigolds ,x.hat bearc 
The golden blolTomes ; but fame fpring below, 
Like Dayfie pw'rs, that in the Pathwaycs arc : 
Yer al! (hall fcele it, when their Sov'raignes eye 
Doth frowne, or fmile, regard, or elfe neglect : 
Yea, it will finde them in bbfeurtty, 
By fomc Diiheartning, or fome fwect Effeft. 

Voucrfafe to mine on Mee, my Gracious King, 

And then my Wither' 'd Leaves, will frcflily fpring. 

Z The 

The Right-hand.way, is Ytrtuc^Patb, 
Though rugged Pajfages it hath. 



?Fany covet knowledge of that Path, 
Which thither tends, where Peace her dwelling bath, 
This Emblem (being well obferv'd) will (how 
On whether fide, it will be beft to goe. 

The Left-hand way, feemes to be walk'd, at ealc, 
Through Lawnes,and Downcs,and green- fwath'd PaShges; 
And, much allures the Traveller, to trie 
The many Pleafures, which doe that Way lye. 

The Right- hand- comrje, is through a P at hlfje- mound 
Of newly ploughed, anddeep.furrow'd Ground ; 
Which, as uneafie feemeth,tob. gone, 
As, in appearance, rough to looke up n. 
Yet, this is Verne s Path : This Way uneven, 
Is that, which untoev'ry man is given, 
Totravailein ; and, hath a fafcr ending, 
Then thofe, whereon more Pleajuresate attending : 
And (though it leades us thither, where we fee 
Few promifes of outward Glories bee,) 
It briogs (us when we pafle the common fight) 
Through eafy Tracts, togaineour Hearts delight. 

The other Way ("though fecming ilreight 3 "it lyes, 
To Pleasure's Pallaces, before our eyes) 
Hath many rubs, and perills, which berweene 
Our Hopes, and Vs, will alwaycslurke unfeene ; 
Till we are drawne fo farre, that 'twill be vaine, 
To feeke, with fafety, to retume againe. 
This, let us heed $ and, ftill be carefull, too, 
Which C$nr[e it raoft concerncth us to goe. 

And, though the Left hand- way, more fmoothnele hath, 

Let us goe forward, in the Rtght.hattd-fath. 


I was ere&edfor a Bound, 

xAni I refofoe to ftand my ground. 



««-« He Bottnder.Stenes, held facred, heretofore, 
| *| || > Some did fo fuperftitioufly adore, 

As, that they did not onely rev'rence doe them, 
But, have afcrib'd a kinde of God.head, to them : 
For, Terminus had many a Sacrifice, 
As well as other fenfleife Deities. 

I am not fo prophane, as to defire 
Such Ethnick zcale mould fet our hearts on fire :. 
But, wifh I could, Men better did regard 
Thofc Betfftders, which Antiquity hath rear'd ; 
And,that,they would not, with fo much delight, 
There, make incroachmtnts, where they have no tight* 

That, cvry man might keep his owne Pojfefions, 
Our Fathers, us'd in reverent Procefions 
(With zealous prayers, and with praifefull chcere) 
To walke their Parifl). limits, once a ycarc : 
And, well knowne Market (which facrilegious Hands 
Now cut or breakc) fobord'red out their Lands, 
That, cv'ry one diftinclly knew his owne 5 
And, many brawlcs, now rife, were then unknowne. 

But, fincc neglected, facred Bounders were, 
Moft men lacroacbers, and Intruders are : 
They grieve each other, and their Dues they fteale, 
From irince, from Parent, and from Common-weak '. 
Nay, more j thefc bold Vfurpers are fo rude, 
That, they, on Cbrijl's Inheritance intrude. 
But, that will be aveng'd ; and (on his right) 
Though fuchincroach, he will not Iofc it quite i 

For, hee's that Bounder, and that Corner (lone, 

Who all confines, and is confin'd, of none. 
Z 2 



Where Lovers fitly matched bey 
In mutualUluties,*/^ <£**£-»• 



►Ould God, t could as feelingly infufe 
A good tffcA of what this Emblem fhewes, 
As I can tell in words, what MoraUs bee, 
The life of that, which here you pi&ur'd fee. 
Moft Lovers, minde their Penny, or their PUafrre^ 
Or, painted Honors 5 and, rhey all things measure, 
Not as they are, but as rhey helpful 1 feeme, 
In compafling thofe toyes, they moft efteeme. 

Though nuny wifli to gaine a faithfull Friend, 
They feldome fecke one, forthe nobleft end : 
Nor know they (mould they finde what they had fought) 
How Frundfhtf fhould be manag'd, as it ought. 
Such , as good Husband* covet, or good Wives 
(The deare companions of mot happy lives,) 
Wrong Courfcs take to gaine them ; yer,contemnc 
Their honeft love,who rightly counfell theoi : 
And, left, they unawares the Maike may hit, 
Thry blinde their judgements, and befoole their »it. 

He, that will finde a Friend, mud feekc out one 
To exc rcife unfeigned love upon ; 
And,i»«r04#-dWffft,muft both yield, and take, 
Not for himfelfc ; but, for his Frienafhip fake. 
Such, as doe rightly marry, neither be 
With Dneries caught, nor wooe a Pedigree • 
Nor. meci ely come together, when they wed, 
To reapc the yourhfull pleafurcs of the Bed : 
Bnt, feeke that fitnefle , and, that Sympathy, 
Which maketh up the perfed ft Amity. 
A patre, (o match'd j like Hahds tk+twajb each other, 
As mmtna/Lbelpes, will fweetly live together. 


When Law, and Armcs, together meets 
The World defeends, to kifje their feet*: 




j[He Pidurc of a Crowmd-k'ng, here, ftands 
Upon a Globe s and, with outftretched hands, 
Holds forth,in view,a Law hike, and a Swerd: 

Which plaine and modcrne Figures, may afford 

This meaning ; that, a King, who hath regard 

To Courts for pleading, and a Court of Guard, 

And, at all times, a due refpeA will carry, 

To pious Laws, and Actions military ; 

Shall not be Monarch, onely in thofe Lands, 

That are, by Birthright, under his commands : 

But, alfo, might (if juft occafion were) 

Make this whole Globe of Earth, his power to fcare ; 

Advance his Favorites • and, bring downe all 

His Oppofttes,b low his pedeftall. 
His conquering Sword, in forraigne Realmes, hedrawes, 

As oft, as there is juft, or ncedfull caufc : 

At home, in ev'ry Province of his Lands, 

At all times, a: med arehis Trayned bands. 

His Roya/l fleets, are ten ours to the Seas 5 

At. .11 hourcs,rigg'd, for ufefull Voyages : 

And, often, he hi* Navy doth incrcafe, 

That Wanes Provifions, may prolong his Peace, 

Nor, by the tenure of rhe Sword, alone, 

Ddighterh he to hold his awfull 7 hone s 

Bur, 'ikewife, labours, Mtlchufes to prevent, 

By wholfome Latves, and rightfull Goverment. 

For, wh( i e the SnWcommands, without the Law, 

A Tyrant kecpes the Land in fl ivifh awe « 
And, where eood Lawrt doe want m+i*med pow'r, 
Rebellious Knaves, their Prituts, willdevourc. 


Faire-flieweSj tPt/heuldttrtfo much beed, 
Sis the Fprightneffe of the Deed. 



(Hen wee fhould ufe a Ruler, or a S quart t 
Or fuch like Infirumtnts, as ufefull are, 
In forming other thing* ; we prize not fa 
The carving, or the colourable (how 
f Which makes them b: autifull in outward fight) 
As when, for Ffefulnefli, wc finde them right. 

A warped S«w, though ftrutig with filken threads, 
And, crooked Amwts, tipt with Golden heads, 
Delight not Archers ; tyet, fuch ufelefTe Toyes 
Be fit enough for Bunglers, and for Boy es. 
A skilf ull Arttfl (in what Art fee're, 
He feekes, to make his ableneffe appeare) 
Will give large Prices, with much morecontcnr, 
To buy a plaine (if perfect) Inflrument j 
Then, take for nothing (or, for thankes afone) 
An ufelefTe Tide, though, gay to looke upon, 

From whence, obferve • that, if there muft be fought, 
When meere Mtchmck workts are to be wrought, 
Such Inftruments, as rather have cfteeme 
For their true- being, then for what they fceroe. 
Much more, fhouldall thoCc Rules be fuch, whereby 
Wee goe about, our fllves to rectify ; 
And, build up, what in Body, or in made, 
Wc may defective, or impaired finde. 
Elfc, pcradventw e, that we thinke to mend, 
More faulty may become, at later cad. 
But, hence, I chiefly Icarne, to take a care, 
My Life, and Alliens, rather bzfineen, 

Then fiemhig fuch : And, yet, lie thinke no fharae, 

ToJee?ne,to be as honed, as / am. 


JMy Subftance, and my Light, arefjptnti 
Infeeking other mens content*. 



Book, 3 

,F this nigh-wafted Candle, you fhall view, 
And, heed it well, it may enlighten you 
To looke with more compaffion, on their paincs, 
Who rob themfelves, to multiply your gaines. 
The Taper burnes, to give another light, 
Ev n till it felfe, it harh confumed quite • 
And, all the profit, which it thence doth winne, 
Is to be fnufft, by cv'ry Commer-in. 

This is the Lot of Tome, whom I have fcnowne, 
Who, freely, all their lifetime, have beftowne 
In fuch industrious labour, as appeares, 
To further others profits, more then theirs ; 
And, all their Patrimonies, well nigh fpent, 
The ruining of others, to prevent. 
The iw>, thefirexgth, and all the pow'r they had, 
(Which might, by probability, have made 
Good meanes to raife them, in this world, as high, 
As mofr, who climbe to wealthy dignity) 
Ev'n theie, they have beftow'd, to better them, 
Who their indcavours, for their paines, contemnc. 

Thc/e are thofe Lamps, xvhofc fames, from time to time, 
Have through each Hjg, and through- out ev'ry Clime, 
To one another, that true Light convey 'd, 
Which Ignorance, had, els, lone fincc betray 'd 
To utter darfenefle. Thefe,dcrpightfull Pride 
Oft fnuff> ; and, oft, to put them out, hath try'd. 
Bur, from the brighneflfc of fuch Lights, as they. 
We got our Light of knowledge , at this day. 

To them, God make us kindqr ; and to Him, 

More thankfull, that we gain'd fuch light by them. 



Thefafefl Riches, fc<?e (hallgain^ 
Who afoayes Faithfull doth remains. 

£Hc Horne-of plenty, which Wealth fignifics, 
The Hand-m-hand, which flighted faith implies, 
1 (Together being painted ) feeme to teach, 
That,fuch as will be hontft, {hall be rich. 
If this be fo, why then for Lucre-Jake, 
Doe many breake the Promifes they make i 
Why doc they cheat and couzen, lye, and fweare ? 
Why pra&ife they all Villanies that are * 
To compaffe Wealth ? And, how doe fuch as they 
Inlarge their ill-got Portions , cv'ry day { 
Or, whence procccdes ir, that fometimes wc fee 
Thofe men grow poore, who faithfull Tr eme to bee i 
Thus, oft it proves ; and, therefore, Falfhoedczx), 
In likelihood, much more inrich a man, 
ThenblamelefTeF-M/^ ; and, then, the Motto here 
Improper to this £«£/««, doth appeare. 
But, well enough they fure ; and, all is true, 
Which thefe things (being thus unied) fht w. 
Should it be then concluded, that all thofe, 
Who poore and honeft feeme, have made but fhowes 
Of reall Faith ? And, therfore, plagu'd have bin 
With publicke lafhcs, for their private fin i 
Indeed, fometime ir hath fuccetded fo : 
But, know you fhould, that, mi.ft who richeftgrow, 
In Outward-wealth, are very poore in that, 
Which brings true flentie, and a bleft Eftare : 
And, that, Good- men, though poore they feeme to bee, 
Have Riches, which the Worldling cannot fee. 
Now He, who findes himfelfc c ndovv'd with fuch, 
(Whate're weethinkehimj is exceeding rich. 


Poore-Theeves, in Halters, "»<? behold, 

And y great-Theeves, in their Chaines of gold . ^7 

Illvst*. XXXIII. 


|F you, this Emblem,vic\\ have look'd upon. 
Although you cannot hclpc it, yct,bemone 
The Worlds blacke Impudence - 3 and, if you can, 
Continue (or become) an honeft man. 
The poore, and petty Pilferers, you fee 
On Wbetles, on Gibbets, and the G ee 
Truft up 5 when they, that farre more guilty are, ' 
Pearle, Silke, and coftly Cloth of TilTue, weare. 

Good God I how many hath each Land of thofe, 
Who, neither lirabe, nor life, nor credit lofe 
(But, rather live befriended, and applauded) 
Yet, have of all their livelihoods defrauded 
The helpleflc Widows, in their great diftrefTe ? 
And, of their Portions, robd the Father Ufje ? 
YctjCenfui'd others Errours, as if none 
Had caufc to fay, that they amide have done f 
How many, have afliilcd to condemne 
Poore foules, for what was never ftolnc by them i 
And, perfecuted others, for that Sin, 
Which they themfclves, had more tranfgrefled in i 

Hot/ many worthleffe men, are great become, 
By that, which they have ftolne, or cheated from 
Their Lords ? or (by fome practices unjuft) 
From thofe, by whom they had becne put in truft i 
How many Lawyers, wealthy men are growne, 
By taking Fees, for Cdw/wovcrthrowne 
By their defaults '. How many, without feare, 
Doe rob the King, and God, yet blamelcllc arc * 

God knowes how many ! would I did fo, too, 

So I badpow'r to make them better doe. 

A a JVbil'H 

W hil*ft thou dofti here* i*)oy thy breath, 
Qmime mindfull of thy Death. 

► Hen thou beholdeft on this Burjing.flwte, 
* Thcmelancholly Higbubird, fitting on 
The flcfhlefle mines of a rtttett-SkttB, 
( Whofe Face, perhaps, hath been more beautiful!, 
Then thine is now,) take up a fcrious thought j 
And, doe as thou art by the Mette taught. 
Remember Death : and,minde, I thee befeech, 
How foone, thefe Forties may at thy window fcrcecb ; 
Or,caII thee (as the common people deeme) 
To dwell in Graves, and Sefulchers, by them, 
Where nothing elfe, but Bats, and Ow/wjappeare; 
Or, Goblins, form'd by Fancies, and, by Feare. 

If thou (halt be advis'd, to meditate 
Thy latter end, before it be too late, 
(And, whil'ft thy friends, thyjtrertgt6,zad wits may bee 
In likely cafe, to help and comfort thee.) 
There may becourfes taken, to divert 
Thofe Frights, which, elfe, would terrific thy heart, 
When Death drawes neare j and helpe thee plucke away 
That £/*/»£, of his, which would thy Soule diftnay. 

But, if thou madly ramble onward, ftill, 
Till thou art finking downe that dor kefomt' biff, 
Which borders on the Grave (and doft beginne 
To fee the Shades of Terr our, and of Sinne 
To fly acroffc thy Cwfeicnce) 'twill be hard 
Toleatnethis Lejjon - 3 or, to be prepar'd 
For fad parting • which, will forced bee, 
Bcrwccrethis much beloved World, and thee, 

Confidcr this, therefore, while Time thou haft, 

And, pur not off this Bus'nefle, till the laft. 


1>oe not the golden Mea.tie t exceed, 
In Word, in PaGion, nor in Deed. 



>S is the hcad-ftrong Herfe, and blockifh Mule, 
• Ev'n fuch, without the Bridle,md the Rule, 
Our Nature growes j and, is as mifchievouSj 
Till Grace, and Reafon t come to governe us. 
The Square, and Bridle, therefore let us heed, 
And, thereby learne to know, what helpes wee needj 
Left, elfe, (they fayling, timely, to bee had) 
Quite out of Order, wee, at length, bee made. 

The Square, (which is an ufefull Instrument, 
To (hape foorth fenfelcflc Formes) may reprefent 
The Law : Becaufe, Mankind, (which is by Nature, 
Almoft as dull, as is the fenfeleffe-treature,) 
Is thereby, from the native-rudeneffe, wrought 5 
And, in the Way of honeft-living taught. 
The Bridle, (which Invention did contrive, 
To rule, and guide the Creature-fenfttive) 
May type forth Discipline ; which, when the Lam 
Hath fchool'd the Wit,mxSi keepe the Will in awe. 
And, hee that can by thefe,his Papons bound, 
This Emblems meaning,ufefully,hath found. 

Lord, let thy facred Law, at all times, bee 
A Rule , a Mailer, and a Glafle to rtrce ; 
(A Bridle, and a Light) that I may, (till, 
Both know my Dtttie, and obey thy Will. 
Diredt my Feet • my Hands, inftrucl thou fo, 
That I may neither wander , nor mifdee. 
My Lookes, my Hearing, and my.Wordes confine, 
To keepe frill firmc , to ev'ry Word of thine. 

On thee, let alfo my Deftres attend : 

And, let mc hold this temper, till mine end. 

A a 2 Wee 

Wee then have get the/ureU prop, 
When God, alone-> becomes our Hope. 

Illvstr. XXXVI. 


Should not care how hard ray Fortunes were, 

Might ftill my Hopes be fuch, as now they are, 

Of helpes divine 5 nor feare,how poore I bee, 

If thoughts, yet, prefent, ftill may bide in mee. 

For, they have left affurance of fuch ayd, 

That, I am of no dangers, now afraid. 

Yea, now I fee, mee thinkes, what weakeand vaine 
Supporters I have fought, to helpe fuftaine 
My fainting heart 5 when fome injurious hand, 
Would undermine the Station where I ftand. 
Me thinks, I fee how fcurvie, and how bafe, 
It is to fcrape for favours, and for grace, 
To men of earthly minds j and unto thofe, 
Who may, perhaps, before to morrow lofc 
Their Wealth, Cor their abus'd Authorities 
And, ftand as much in want of helpe as I. 
Me thinks, in this new-rapture, I doe fee 
The hand of God from heaven fupporring me, 
Without thofe rotten- Ayds, for which I whinde, 
When I was of my tother vulgar -minde: 
And, if in fomc one part of me it lay, 
I,now,could cut that Limbe of mine away. 
StiII,might I keepethis mind, there were enough 
Wtthin my felfe, (betide that cumbring fiuffe 
Wee fceke without) which, husbanded aright, 
Would make mee Rich,in all the Worlds defpight. 
And, I have hopes, that, had fhee quite beiefr mee, 
Of ihofe few ragges and toy es^hkh^yet^ic left me^ 
I fliould on &W,a!one, fo much depend, 
That, I fliould need, nor Wealth, nor other Friend. 


Trite Vercuc, firing mil almyss bide, 
By vtbtttfoever fuTrings tride. 

[ l 7 l 



[His is a well-knownc Figure, {Unifying, 
A man, whofe Vermes will abide the trying : 
For, by the nature of the Diamond ftenc, 
(VJh\c\Violence, can no way worke upon) 
That Patience, and long-fufering is intended, 
Which will not bee with Injuries offended; 
Nor yeeld to any bafe deje&ednefle, 
Although fome bruifing Pewr, the fame opprefle ; 
Or, fuch \\sxd freights t z& theirs,that hamnuings feele, 
Betwixt an Jnvile,znd a sledge of Steele. 

None ever had a perfect Virtue, yet, 
But, that mod tretiom^one, which God hath fct 
On his right hand, in beaming- Majeftie, 
Vpon the Ring of bleft ETERNIT IB. 
And, this, is that impcnitrable Stone, 
The Serpent could not leave imprcflion on, 
(Nor figncof any Path-my)by temptations, 
Or, by the pow'r of fly infinuations : 
Which wondrous MjHene was of thofe/w, 
Whofc depth YLingStlmon could never dive. 

Good God ! vouchfafe,ev'n for that DwwW-fake, 
Thar, I may of his pretioufnejfe, partake, 
In all my Trialls; make mec al waves able 
To bide them, witli a minde impenitrable, 
How hard, or ofc fo'crc, thofe hamm'ringsbcc i 
Wherewith, Affltfttons muft new fajbwn mec. 
And, as the common Diamonds polifli'd arc, 
By their owne duft ; fo, let my errours wcare 

Each other out ; And,when that I am pure, 

Give mce the Luitre, Lord, that will endure. 


Truth, oft ©pprcflcdj tee may fee, 
ISM) quite iuppreft it cannot bee. 


Book. 3 

|His is that f ruitfull Plant, which when it growes, 
Where wholcfome Water in abundance flowes, 
Was ,by the Pfalmifi, thought a likely 7 ret, 
The Emblem, of a blefjcd-man, to bee : 
For, many wayes, it fitly typifies, 
The Righteous-man, with his proprieties ; 
And, thofe true Venues, which doe helpe increafe 
His growing, in tlve ftatc of Btefledntfje. 

The Palme, (ia this our Emblem, figur'd,thus) 
Deprefled with a &M»*,doth fhew to us 
The pow'r of Truth: For, as this tree doth fpread, 
And thrive the more , when weights piefle downe the head- 
So, Gods eternall Truth (which all the pow'r 
And fpight of HeU, did labour to devoure) 
Sprung high, and flourifhed the more, thereby, 
When Tyrants crufh'd it , with their crueltie. 
And, all inferiour Truths, the fame will doc, 
According as they make approaches to 
The beft Perfeelien ; or, as they conduce 
To God's due praifi,ot fome fuch pious ufe. 

Lord, ftill, preferve this Truth's integtitie, 
Although on ev'ry fide , the wicked prie, 
To fpic how they may difadvantage it. 
Yea, Lord, though Sinners in high place doe fit, 
(As David faith) yet, let them not eppreffe 
Thy Veritie , by their imperioufneiTe. 
But, make both Her, and her Profeffors, bide 
The Test, like Silver [even times purifide. 

Thar,all Truths lovers, may with comfort fee, 

Slice may depreft, but, not, opprejjed bcc. 


They, who bttt dovdy- paced are, 

By plodding on, way trat>aile/arr^ 

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Beok. 3 

[He big-bon'd Ox«,in pace is very flow, 
And, in his travaile, (lep by fief, doth goe, 
So leifurely, as if he tir d had bin, 

Before his painfull lourney didbeginoe $ 

Yet, all the day, he ftifly ploddtth on, 

Vntill the labour of the day be done : 

And, feemes as frefh (though hehistaske hath wrought) 

As when to worke, he firft of all was brought. 

Meane- while, the Pal/ray, which more fwiftneflehad, 

Harh loft his breath, or proves a Rejlyjade. 
This Embltm, therefore, maketh it appeare, 

How much it profiteth, to ferftvere } 

And, what a little Induflry will doe, 

If wee continue conftant thereunto. 

For, meaneft Faculties , difcrcetly us'd, 

May get the (tart, of nobler Gifts, abus'd. 

This, may obferued be in many a one : 

For (when their courfc of life was firft begunne) 

Some, whofe refined wits, afpi'rd as high, 

As if above the Scares, they were to flie : 

By Shtb, or Pride, or over-trufting to 

Their ownc Sufficiencies, them felvcs undoc." 

Yea and ihofc ftrmrd-mtSyhzvc liv'd to fee 

Themfclvcs inferiours, unto thofc,to be, 

Whom, they did in their jollity, contcmne, 

As blocks, or dunces, in refped of them. 

Then, learnc, Great-mts, this folly to prevent: 

Let Mtanemts, take from hence, incouragement . 
And, let us all, in our Affaires proceed, 

With timely leifure, and with comely (peed. 



Vncertaine* Fortunes Faixmrs^betL* 
vAnd 9 4stheMoonc t focba*getb Shcc. 

Illvstr. XL. 


|Vr /4**for,peradventtre,givethus 
1 Dame Fortune (iot thefe Reafons) piclur'd, thus; 
I iAf hath a C«w/j £#^, to declare, 
How pleafing fhec doth ufajlly appearc 
To them, that love her Favours. She is blinde, 
(Or, hath (rill clofed eyes) to put in minde, 
How blindly, and how heedlefly, (hcthrowes 
Her Largefle, where her Bounty, (he beftowes. 
She /lands upon a Ball ; that, wee may Iearne, 
Of outward things, the tottering, to dtfecrne: 
Her Ball hath rrings ; that it may fignifie 
How apt her Favours are, away to//*. 

A S karfe difpUycd ly the wind, (he beares, ] 
(And, oh her naked Body, nothing weares) 
To (hew, that what her Favorite injoyes, 
Is not fo much for Ffefulneffe, as ttyes. 
Her Head it bairelefle, all, except be fore j 
To teach thee, that thy care lhould be the more 
To hold her for mop kindncjje, alwayes fait 5 
Left, Hie doe mow thee flipp'ry tricks, at laft. 
And laflly, that her changing may be fhowne ; 
She beareth in her Hand a Wayned- mount. 

By this Defcription, you may now defcry 
Her t rue conditions, full as well as I : 
And, if you.ftill, fuppofe her, worth fuch honour, 
Ycu have my leave to iw#,and irajtupoa her. 
Moreover (to her credit)! confefTe, 
'I his Moth falfly faith, her Ftckleneffe 

Is Itke the Moones : For, (he hath frown'd on mee 

Twelve Moones, at leaft • and, yet, no Change I fee. 


<Vntill the Steele, the Flint /ball fmite, 
It fill afford nor Heat, nor Light. 




•Hilft by the Hfgh-way-fide,tbe F 'lint -ftone lies, 
Drie, cold, and hardnc fle,are the properties 
We then perceive: But,when we prove it nighcr, 
We flndc, that,Cold«eJJe doth inclofe a Firt- 3 
And, that, though Raine, nor cloudteskieappcates. 
It will be (many times) bedew'd with teares. 

From hence, I mind, that many wronged are, 
By being judg'd,as they, at firft, appearej 
And,thar, fome mould b eprais'd, whom wee defpife, 
If inward-Grace, were feene with ouuvard-Eyes. 
Bur this is not that Mora/1 (wee confeffe) 
Which this our Emblem , feemtth to expreflTe : 
For (if the Motto ipcakethe meaning right) 
It flicwes, that, hard-affliclions firft muft finite 
Our hardned hearrs, before it will bee (ccne, 
That any light of Grace, in them, hath becne. 
Before the Flint will fend forth finning Rafts, 
It must bee(lrucken , by the Steele, (ttfayes.) 

Another Morall, ad Je we may to this, 
(Which, to the Figure, futes not much amuTe.) 
The Steele, and Flint, may fitly rcprefent 
Hard-hearted men, whofemindes will notrelcn: : 
For, when in oppofitwn, fuch become, 
The fire of Malm, fi imes and fparkles from 
Their thi earning E^cs ; which ( Ife, clofc hidden refts, 
Within t'ie clotcts of heir fl.n-ie brefb : 
And. flame out ri >ht i will not, (though it fmokes) 
lillStrtfe break. pillage for it, by her firokes. 

It any of thefc CVertHs may doe good, 

The purpolc of my paincs is underftood. 



My Wit got Wmgi, an d,kigb bad flown i 
B«f,Poveitie didkeepc meedowne. 

Illvstr. XLII. 

Book, i 

?Ou little thinke, what plague it is to bee, 
In plight WVc him, whom pieWd here you fee. 
His winged- Arme, and his uf lifiei'Cjcs, 
Declare, that hee hath Wit, and Will, to rife : 
The Stent, which clogs his other hand, may fliow 
That, Fovertie and Fortune, keepe him low : 
And, twixt thefe tm, the Btdit and the Mind, 
Such labours, and fuch great vexations finde, 
That, if you did not fuch mens wants contemne, 
You could not chufe but helpe,or pitie them. 

All Ages had (and, this I know hath fome) 
Such men, as to this mifery,doe come : 
And, many of them, at their Lot, fo grieve, 
As if they knew, (or did at leaft beleeve) 
That, had their Wealth fuffiz'd them to afpire 
(To what their Witts defervc, and they dtfirt) 
The prcfent Age,and future Ages too, 
Might gaine have had, from what they thought to doe. 

Perhaps I dream'd fo once: But, God be prais'd, 
The Clog which kept rae downe, from being rais'd, 
Was chain'd fo faft, that ( if fuch Dreames I had) 
My thoughts, and longings, are not now fo mad. 
For, plaine I fee, that, had my Fortunes brought 
Such Wealth, at firft, as my fmall Wit hath fought; 
I might my felfe, and others, have undone, 
Inftcad of Cturfes, which I thought to runne. 
I findc my Povertie, for ruee was fit ; 
Yea, and a Blefmg, greater than my Wit : 

And, whether, now, I rich or foore become, 

Tis nor much ?le*fi»g> nor much tr»uble(ime. 

A Milchiefe, hardly can he done. 
Where many-pow'rs are knit in one. 

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Book. : 

3fcrve the Slnafeof Arrowes, figcir'd here ■ 
And, how the pow'r,and fury, of the Beare 
(Though heeatterapc it) no device can finde 
To breake one Jlender-jba ft, while they are joy ri d: 
Whereas, were they divided, ftrength but fmall, 
Like rotten Kexes, would foone breake them all. 

This Embtem, therefore, fitly doth imply 
That Safeguard, which is fau^d in Vnity 5 
And, flieweSjthar, when Dif -union is begunne, 
It breedeth dangers, where before were none. 
The Pfalmift, numerous of firings, doth compare 
To guivers, that with Shafts repIeniOYd are. 
When Fnity hath knit them in her bands, 
They prove like Arrowes in a Gyants hands. 
And, though, for thefe, their Foes in way t have Iayd, 
They (hill not be fupriz'd, nor madeafrayd. 

Confiderthis, y r ee Children of one Sire, 
'Twixt whom, is kindled fome contentious/^, 
And, reconciled be, left you, at length, 
Confume away the marrow of your Jirength • 
Or, by dividing,of your joyned-fow'r, 
Make way forthofc, who ftudic to devouie. 
Yea, let us all confidcr, as we oughr, 
What Lejjon, by this Emblem, we arc taught. 
For, wee arc Brethren all 5 and (by a Blond 
More precious, then our nat'rall Brother -hood) 
Not knit, alone, but, mingled, as it were, 
Into a League . which is, by much, more dcarc, 
And, much more dangerous, to be undone, 
Then all the Bunds, that can be thought upon. 
Bb ?. 


i 7 8 

They, beft in]oy their Be:rts defires* 
In "»hom, Love, kindles mutuall-fires. 


r Jat may the reafon be, that, when Defire 
Hath kindled in the breft, a Loving-fire, 
The Flame, which burn'd awhile,bothcleere& ftrong, 
Becomes to be exdnguifhed, ere long i 
This Emblem gives the reafon ; for, itfhowes, 
Thar, when Affettion, to perfection growes, 
The Fire, which doth inlighten, firft, the fame, 
Is made an equall^ndzmutuall-fiame, 

Thefe burning Torches, are alike in length . 
To mew, Love equall, both in time, andjkength. 
They, to each otherward, their Flames extend, 
To teach us,thar, True-lovers have no end 
Perrayning to Sel/e-love ■ and, lo, betweene 
Theie Two, one Flaming Lcart, is to be feene j 
To fignifie, that, they, but one, remainc 
In Mtnde ; though,in their Per fons, they are txvam. 

He, doubt lefle, then, who Lov'd, and, giveth over, 
Defcrveth not the Title of a Lover • 
Or, elfe, was unrequited in Affccftion, 
And, was a Lever, with fome impcrfe&ion^ 
For, Love, that loves,and is not lov'd as much, 
May perfect grow ; but, yet, it is not fuch, 
Nor can be, till it may that ohjeclhzve, 
Which gives a Heart, for what it would receive : 
And, lookes not fo much outward, as to heed 
What fecmes n>ithin,xo want, or to exceed. 
Whether our Emblem's Author, thought of this, 
You need not care ; nor,willitbeamiiTe, 

Ifthey who perfccSt Lovers, would be thought, 

Doe mind, what by this Morall, they are taught. 


Where many-Forces jojnedare, 
Vnconcjuerable-pow'r, it there 


^N Emblem's meaning, here, I thoughtto conftcr 
■ And, this doth rather fafhion out a Monfter, 
Then forme an Hieroglyphicke : but, I had 
Thefe Figures (as you fee them) ready made 
Bv others 5 and, I meane to morallize 
f heir Fancies ; not to mend what they devife. 
Yet, peradventure, with fome vulgar praife, 
This Ficlurt (though I like it not) difplayes 
The Morally which the Motto doth imply ; 
And, thus, it may be fayd to fignific. 

He, that hath many F acuities ,ot Friends, 
Tokeepe him fafe (or to acquire his ends) 
And, fits them fo ; and, keepes them fo together, 
That, frill, as readily, thcyayd each other, 
As if fo many Hands, they had been made j 
And, in Oncbody, ufefull being had : 
That man, by their Affiftance, may, at length, 
Attaine to an unconqwable-jlrengtb 3 
And, crowne his honeft Hopes, with whatfoever 
He feekes for, by a warranted Endeavour. 

Or, elfc, it might be fayd ; that,when we may 
Make our Affections, and, our Senfe, obay 
The will of Reafon, (and, fo well agree, 
Thar, we may them, (till, at peace to be) 
Thcy'l guard us, like fo many Armed hands j 
And, fafcly keepeus, whatfoere withftands. 
If others thinke this Figure, here, inferres 
A better fenfe 5 let thofc Interpreters 

Vnriddlc it ; and, preach it where they pleafc: 

Their Meanings may be good, and fo arc thefe. 



The Hearts of Kings are in God's Hands ; 
And, as Be lifts. He Them commands. 

SHy doe men grudge at thofe, who ray fed be, 
By royall Favour, from a low degree? 
Know this $ Hee fhould be honour' i> whtm the King, 
To place of Dignity, jhaffpleafe to bring. 
Why fhould they blame their Kings, for fav'ring fuch, 
Whom,they have thought, fcarce meriting fo much i 
Godrutcs their Hearts ; and, they,tbemfclves deceive, 
Who dreame, that Kings exalt, without Gods leave. 
Why murnu re they at God, for guiding fo 
The Hearts of Kings, as oft they fee him doe i 
Or, athis Workes, why fhould they takeoffence, 
As if their Wit, could teach his Providence ? 
Hisjuft, and his all- feeing Wifedome knowes, 
Both whom, and why he crownts, or over thr owes ■ 
And, for what caufe,f/6c Heart' of Princes, bee 
Inlarg'd, or fhut ; when we no caufe can fee ; 

Wc fometime know, whai's well, and what's *mffe~ 
Eur, of thofe Truths, rhe root concealed is ; 
And, Falfe- hoods, and Uncertainties, there^re, 
In moft of thofe things, which we (peake, or heart. 
Then, were not Kings directed by God's hand, 
They, who are beft, and wifeft in the Land, 
Miyht oft mifguide them, either by receiving 
A Falje report , or, by fome wrong, believing. 
God's Grate it is, that Good-men rays'd have bin : 
If Sinners flourifh, wc may thankc our Sin. 
Both Good arid Bad, fo like in out-fides be, 
That, Kings may be deceiv'd,in what they fee •" 
And, if God had not rul'd their Hearts aright, 
The M'orld,by this time, had been ruin'd quite. 


A Vcrtue hidden, or not us'd. 
Is either Sloth , or Grace abus'd. 




[He World hath fharaeleiTe Borers, who pretend, 
In fundry matters, to be skill'd fo well, 
That, were they plcafed, fo their houres to fpend, 
They fay, they could in many things excell. 

But, though they make their hearers to beleeve, 

That, out of Modefiie their Gifts they hide, 

In them wee very plainely may perceive, 

Or Sloth, ot Envy ,lgnorance, eye Pride. 
When other mens endeavours they perufe, 

They either carpe at what they cannot mend; 

Or elfe of Arrogance doe thofc accufe, 

Who, to the publike view, their Works commend. 

If thefe men fay, that they can Poetize, 

But, will not ; they are falfe in faying fo i 

For, he, whofe Wt a little that way lies, 

Will doing bee, though hee himfelfe undoe. 

If they, in other ¥ Acuities are learned, 

And,ftiIl,forbeare their Talents to imploy ; 

The trueft Knowledge, yet, is undifcerned, 

And, that, they merit not, which they injoy. 

Yea, fuch as hide the Gifts they have received, 

(Or ufe them not, as well as they are able) 

Are like fayre Eyes, of ufefull fight bereaved; 

Or, lighted Candles , underneath a Table. 

Their gloriouft part, is but a Painted- cloatlt, 

Whofe Figures, to the wall- ward, ftill arc hung. 

Their hidden Fe/tues, are apparant Sloth ; 

And, all their life, is to the publike wrong: 
For, they doe reape the Fruits, by many fowne, 
And, leave to others , nothing of their owne. 

The | 


The Moone, which is decreafing now, 
Whenfhee rcturncs,^// fuller, grow. 

I llvs^rTX L VTl I. 

Never, yet, did murmuriogly complaine, 
Although thofc Meones have long been in the Woi/u, 
Which on their Silver Shields, my Elders wore, 
In Battels, and in Triumphs, heretofore. 
Nor any mention have I ever made, 
Of fuch Eclipfesyzs thofe Crefcents had ; 
Thereby, to move fome Comet, to reflect 
His fading, light, ot daignehis good.afpeft. 
For, vv hen I tell the World, how ill I fare, 
I tell her too, how little I doe care, 
For her d<ft>ights : yea, and I tell it not, 
That, hetpe, or pitie, might from her be gor 5 
But, rather, that her Favourites may fee, 
I know my Warnings, yet, can pleafed bee. 

My Light, is from the Planet of the Sume- 
And, though the courfe, which I obliquely runne, 
Oft brings my outward Fcrtunts to ihcWaiite, 
My Light fhall, one day, bee renew'd againe. 
Yea, though to fome, I quite may feeme to lofc 
My Light j becaufc, ray follies interpofe 
Their (liadowes to eclipfe it: yet, I know, 
My Crefcents ,\vill increafe, 2nd fuller, grow. 

AiToonc as in the Flejh, I beeing had, 
I mooved on in Cour/is retrograde, 
And, thereby loft my Splendor .- but, I feclc 
Soft motion?, from thar great EttrnaflWheele, 
Which mooveth all things, fweetly mooving mee, 
To gainc the Place, in which I ought to bee: 
And, when to Him, I backe returtte, from whom 
At firft I came, I fliall at Full become. 

Bee \ 

Bee warie, whercfoe'rc, thou hee .: 
Fon from deceit, no p:ace it free. 

f i8j 


Book. 3 

>Omc write (bu r , on what grounds, I cannot tell,) 
That they,who neere unto the Dejtrts dwell, 
Where Elephants ate found, doe notice take, 
What trees they haunt,their fleeping flocks to make j 
That, when they reft againft an nalfe-fawne ftemme, 
It (Tailing,) may betray thofe Beads to them. 

Now, though the part FltttoricaS, may crre, 
The iM»raU t which this Emblem doth infeirc, 
Is overture^ and, feemech to imply, 
The World to bee fo full of Treacherie, 
As, that, no corner of it, found can be, 
In which , from Falfliood ; Engines, wee are free. 

I have oblery'd the Cttie ; and, I findc 
The CithutSj are civil!, grave and kinde j 
Yet, marry are deluded by their fhowes, 
And, chcated.when they truH: in them repofc. 
I have been oft at Court • where I have fpent, 
Some idle time, to hcare them Ccmplement ; 
But, I have feenc in Courtiers, fuch deceit, 
Thar, for their Favours, I could never wait. 
I doe frequent the Church j and, I have hcaid 
Gods judgem nts, by the Preachers y there,declar'd, 
Againft mens falfhoods j and, I gladly heare 
Their zealous Prayers, and good Councils there s 
Bur, as I live, I findc Tome fuch as they, 
Will watch to doc a mifchiefe, if they may. 
Nay, thofe poorc fneaking Ctoames, who fceke their living, 
As if they knew no manner of deceiving j 

Ev'nthofe,thcir witts, can (this way) [o apply, 

That, thcy'l foone coufen, wifcr men, than I. 

Cc 7hi$ 


Tbii Day,^? Ho\nR*ghtfc,jmb it tunne . 
Thy 1 oich, to Morrow, maybetdm. 


(Here h ho Day, nor minute of the Day, 
In which , thcic are not many fent away 
From Ltfe to Death ; or, many dramng-B*, 
Which, muft within a little while, bee gone. 
You, often, view the Grave^ you,ohcrt, meet 
The Buriers, and the Mourmrs, in the ft net, 
Conveying of forae Neighbour, ro that home, 
Which muft, e're long, yriur dweUwg.pUc-: become. 
You fee the Race, of many a youthfull Sonne 
Is finifh'd, e're his Father's Courfc is donej 
And, that, the hand ot Death, regardeih neither 
Sexe, Youth, nor Age ^ but, mingleth all together. 
You, many times, in yourownc houfes, heare 
The groares of Death ^ and, view your cbildren^hcxz^ 
Your lov*ng Parents, or, beloved Wives, 
To gsfpe for brtarh, and, labour for their lives. 

Nav,you your felves, do fometimc fird rhe paines 
Ol Sicknrffe, in your Bowds,and your V.iioes. 
The Harbingers ot Death, fometimc, begin 
To take up y>u whole Bodte, for their Inne. 
You bearc rheir hcavie \Jichts, en your buck ; 
Youfeele their7n»r»^«, make your heartfhinss crack; 
And, femetime, lye imp; if n d, and halfc dead, 
With Age, or with Diftu(<s, on your bed : 
Yet youdeferrcyo«r cnds ; and, dill contrive, 
For temp'rall things ; as if you thought to live 
Sixe t^fges longer : OT.'hadiquirefofrgor', 
Thar, you, and others, draw one ctmnen-Let. 
Buryat, you might not,ftill,trK {jn c forget, 
Th'ii! BmbUm, and this Met'o here were fit. 
fitf>'< fjhri ■--■ij 



^Hc Wreathes of G l o r. y , you arTc&, 
' Bu^mtanes to gaine them, you ncglecT- 
And,(though indor»g,you delight ) 
You doe not, alwayes, what is right: 
Nor arc you growne, as yet, fo wife, 
To know, to whom the ricruft Prize 
Doth appertaine ; nor what it is. 
But,now, you are inform'd of This. 

See, Emblem I. 

Though you are make, you much may doe, 
If you will fer your WtU thereto. 
For, meaner Pomes, than you have had, 
And, mennetWitt, good fliifr have made, 
Both to contrive, and compare that, 
Which abler men have wonJred at. 
Your Strength, and Wtt, unie, therefore, 
And, both lhall grow improov'd the more. 
See, Emb. I f. 

Perhaps, thou mayft be one of them, 
Who, Civill Magtftratet contcmne j 
And fLighteth, or clfe, floutcth at 
The Ceremonies of E' rate. 
That,rhou maift,therefore,lcarne to get, 
Both better Md*tiers,znd more Wit, 
The Sword, and Mace, (by fome defpiz'd) 
Is, for thjr fake, now mot ■alltz.'d. 


By this thy Lot, wee may mifdoubr., 
Thou look'ft not warily about; 
But,hudleft onward, without heed, 
What went before, or may J*ccecd- 3 
Procuring lode, or difcontcnt, 
Which,C/rf«w^«%0»,might prevent. 
Therefore, with grarcfulnelTc, receive 
Thofe counfells, which our M oralis give. 
See, EmbA V. 



The Third Lotteries. 

Thou haft, unworthily, repin'd, 
Or, been difpleafed in thy mind; 
Bccaufe, thy Fortunes doe not fecme 
To fit thy Worth (in thy efteerac : ) 
And loe, to check thy difcontent, 
Thy Lot, a Morall, doth prefent ; 
And fhewes, that, if thou vertuous bee, 
Good-Fortune, will attend on thee. 

See, Emb. V. 

When thy Defires have good fuccefle, 
Thine owne Endeavors, thou doft blefle ; 
But, feldome unto Cod thou giv'ft 
Due thanks, for that, which thou receiv'ft. 
Thine Ew^/«»»,therefore,tells from whom 
The fruits of good Endeavours, come: 
And,(hewes (if thou to thrive intend) 
On whom, thou,alwayes,muft depend. 


It may bee, thou art one of thofe, 
Whofe F attb, more boldthznfruitfuUgXvms; 
And vbuilding on fome falfe Decree) 
Difheartneft thofe,that Workers be 
To gaine(with anfu/l-joy )tbat tri^e, 
Which, unto no man, (Wdenies, 
That workes in Hope • and, lives by Faith. 
Marke, therefore, what thine Emblem faith. 
See, Emb. V 1 1. 

Thou haft been willing,that thy Name, 
S hould live the life of Honeft-Fame- 
And,that,tby /*^<wi(tothy praife) 
Conrinue might, in future dayes. 
Behold ; the Lot, thou hipneft on, 
Ha^h fhowne, how this may well bee done. 
Purfue the Course, which there is taught, 
And, thy defires to pafle are brought. 

Thou, many things, haft well begnn $ 
But, little, to good purpofe,done : 
Becaufe,thou haft a fickle braine, 
hnd y h*nds that love to take no paine. 
Therefore, it chanceth not amifle, 
That, thou haft fuch a Chance,^ this: 
For, if thou want not Grace, or Wit, 
Thou maift,in time, have good of it. 


The third Latter ie 9 

Whatev'r you feeme to others, now, 
It was the Harttw, aid the Plough, 
By which, vour Pred'cefjors got, 
The fairell portion of your Lot : 
And, (that, it may encreafc your Wit) 
They haunt you,in an Emblem, yet. 
Perufe our MoraS i and, perchance, 
Your tro/it, it will much advance. 
See, Emb. X. 

Much labour,and much nme yon fpend, 
To get an able-conftant Ftttna : 
But, you have ever lought him, there, 
Where, no fuch precious Iewc&s are : 
For, you, mthout have fearching bin, 
To fnde, what muft be found within. 
This Frutti, is raention'd by this Lot, 
Bur, Cod knowes where he may begot. 
See, Emb. XI. 

Thou feek'ft for F amt \ and,now artfhowne, 
For what, her Trumpet fhall be blowne. 
Thine Emb cm, alf >, doth declare, 
What Fame they ger. who venuous are, 
For Pratft alone . and,what Reward, 
For fuch like Studies, is prepar'd. 
Perufe it: And, this Counfelt tale; 
Bee vertuom,f»r metre Vertuts fake. 

See, Emb. XII 

This £#r,thofe perfons,alwayes finds, 
That have high thtughts, and lof tic minds- 
Or, fuch as have an itch to learne, 
Thar,which doth nothing them concernej 
Or, love to p:epe, with daring eyes, 
Into forbidden Mjfleries. 
It any one of rhefc thou bee, 
Thme Emblem,lcttons hath for thee. 

Sec, Emb. XIII. 

If all be trur,rhefe Lots doe tell us, 
Thou Ihouldft be of thofc FtdUngjelloms, 
Who, better pra#ifed aregrowne, 
In others matters, than their owne: 
Or, one, that covets to be thought, 
A man,that's ignorant of nought. 
If it be fo, thy MoraB fhowes 
Thy Foij, and what from it Aowes. 

See, Emb. XIV. 


The 1 bird Lotteries, 


Thou haft fomeC&tr;<,(who c're thou be) 
Which, Tendance may exped from thee ; 
And, well, perhaps, it may be fear'd, 
Tis often left, without regard : 
Or, that, thou doft fecurcly deep, 
When, thou fhould'ft watch, more ftr'&ly, 
Thou knoweft beft, if it befo: (keep* 

Take therefore heed, what is to doe. 
See, Emb. XV. 

In lecret, thou doft oft complaine, 
That,thou haft hop'd, and wrought in vaine ; 
And,think'ft,thy Lot, is farre more hard, 
Than what for others is prepar'd. 
An Emblem, therefore, thou haft got, 
To fhew, it is our common-Lot, 
Tonw&aad boft • and,that,thou haft 
A Blefing by it, at the laft. 

See, Emh. XV I. 

That thou haft Honefiie, wegrantj 
But, Prudence , thou doft often want: 
And, therefore, fome have injur'd thee, 
Who farre more Wife, than hontft bee. 
That, now, Difcretion thou may ft add, 
To thofe good-meanings thou haft hadj 
The Met allot thine Emblem, viewj 
And, what it counfels, thar,purfue. 

See, Emb. XVI I. 


To your Ling-fame, you nearer are, 
Than you (it may bee) are aware : 
Yea, and more eafic is the Way, 
Than you, perchance, conceive it may. 
Left, therefore, Death, mould grim appearc, 
And, put you in a caufelefle feare ; 
(Or out of minding wholly paflc) 
This Chance, to you allotted was. 


In flippery Paths , you are to goej 
Yea, they are full of danger too : 
And, if you heedfull fhould not grow, 
They'I hazzard much, your overthrow. 
But, you the mifchiefc may cfchew, 
If wholfome Counfcll, you purfue. 
Looke, therefore, what you may be taught, 
By that,which this your chtnee hath brought. 
See, Emb. XIX. 


Toe Third Lotteries* 



This prefeni: Ltf, concern^ full necrc, 
Not you alone , but all men here ; 
For, all of us, too little heed ' 
His love , who for out fakes, did bUti. 
Tis true, that mtws> hee left behind hiflij 
Which better tcacheth how to raiadc hip : 
Yet, if wee both by tfat, and thn t 
Remember him,'tis not a-niffe. 



Tis hop'd, you juft, and pious are, 
More out of Conscience, than for feare • 
And, that you'l vettuous courfes take, 
For Goodnefle, and for VettHt-frkt. 
Yet,fince thebeftmen, famctimes may 
Have need of helpes, in Vertnet way, 
Thofe ufefull Morttis, Height you sot, 
Which arc prefented by this let. 

See, Emb. XX I. 

This Lot pertaineth unto thofe, 
(And who they bee,G d onely knowes) 
W!k), to the world, have no defire 5 
But, up to heavily things afpirc. 
No d-.)ubt,bur you, in fome degree, 
Indow'd wirh fuch Affelliont bee ; 
And, had this Emblem, that you might 
Encourag'd bee, in fuch a Flight. . 

See, Emh XXII 


The ftate of Tw^™* things to (hew, 

Yec have them, (toll, withm yoqr vicwj 

For, ev'ry object that wee fee, 

An E>»btem,ot them^ferves to bee. 

But, wee from few things,helps doe findc, 

To kef pe Etermtie in minde. 

This Let, an Emblem brings, therefore, 

To make you thinke ufK>n it more. 



VnlefTe you better looke thereto, 
Vif-ufe, and Sloth, will you undoe. 
That, which of you defpayred was, 
With eafe, might have bin brought to paffcg 
Had b it fo much bin done, as may 
Bee cquall'd with One Line * jLj. 
Cond lei this; and, to that end, 
The Mir all of your Lot attend. 

Sec, Emb. XX IV. 

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c Ihe 1'hird Lotteries. 



If wee miftake not, thou art one, 
Who loves to court the BiJi*g-Sunne- 3 
And,ifthis Lot, thy nature findc, 
Tho'dtof referment haft a minde : 
If fo * r lcirne hence, by whofe refpeft 
(NexTGod) thou rhayft thy hopes effe& 
Then, feeke to winn bis grace to thee, 
Of whate&ttelbe'ie thou bee. 

See, Emb. XXV. 

Thou to a double -path art comej 
And, peradventure, troublefome, 
Thou findeft ir,for thee to know, 
On whether hand thou oughtft to goc. 
To put thee out of allfufpeft, 
Of Courts that are indirect ; 
Thy Morall points thee to a path, 
Which hardjhi^bwt^ no per ill hath. 



You warned are of taking heede, 
That, nevel, you your Bounds exceed 5 
And, alio, that you be not found, 
To come within your Neighbours Bound. 
There may be fomc concealed Caufe, 
That, none but you, this Emblem drawes. 
Examine it: And, If you fee 
A fault, Jet it amended be. 



Your Emblems morall doth declare, 
When, Levers fitly matched are j 
And, what the diiefcft caufe may be, 
Why, Friendj and Levers difagree. . 
Perhaps, you fomewhat thcnce,may Icarnc, 
Which your K^affecTion doth concerne. 
But, if it Counfe/I you too late, 
Then, preach it at your Neighbours gate. 

See, ir«£.X XVIII. 

M 29. 

Some, vrge their Princes on to Warre, 
And weary of fweet Peace , they are. 
Some, feeke to make them, dote on Peace,. 
(Till publikc Danger more encreafe) 
As if the World were kept in awe, 
By nothing cHc.but preaching Lav. 
Thy Morall (if of thofc thou art) 
Doth aft a Moderatm part. 

See, Emb.XXIX. 



Tis feared, thou doft leffe efteeme, 
V fright to bee, than fo to feeme i 
And, if thine sdhons, faire appear e, 
Thou careft not how foule they are . 
Though this bee not thy fault alone, 
Yet have a care of mending One t 
And, ftudy thou, Vprtght to grow, 
As well in Eflenst, as in Shew. 

See, Emb. XXX- 

Somc,all their time, and wealth have fp:nr, 
In giving other men content ; 
And, would not grudge to wade their Blood, 
To helpe advance the Common- good, 
To fuch as thefc, you have been thought, 
Not halfe fo friendly a? you ought. 
This Lot therefore befall?, to fhew, 
How great reflects, to fuch, are due. 


You have been tempted (by your leave) 

In hope of Lucre, to deceive: 

But, much, as ye%you have not fwav'd 

From Faith, which ous^ht obferv'd. 

If well, hereafter, you wou'd fpeed, 

In dtalmg-honeftly, proceed : 

For, by your Emb'em,you (hall fcc ? 

That, Uo»e(l-me», the richejl bee. 



We hope, no perfon,here,belecves, 
That,you are of thofe wealthy 7 beeves, 
Who^Chatties of gold, and pearle doc wcaie, 
And,ot thofc Tifcn/ti, that,none you are, 
Which weaics a Rope, wee, plainly fee 5 
For, you, as yet mhangedbee: 
But, unto God, for Mercie crie, 
Y&fcMng'd you may bee, e're you die. 


Yon, willing are, to put away, 
The thinking on your latter-day: 
You count the mention of h,Fo/fy ; 
A meanes of breeding Melanchofy 
And, newes unfit for men to hcare, 
Before they come to ftxtie-yeare. 
But, minde what Counfel \ now are fent, 
And, mend, left you too late repent. 

See, Emb. XXXIV. 



7" be *rbird Lotten->_j. 


Your Witt, your Wijhts, and your Ttngue, 
Have run the Wild gu fe ehafi,too long s 
And (left all Reafon, you exceed) 
Of "»'«/, and Reiues, you now have need, 
A B'tdle, therefore, and a Square, 
Prime Figures, in your Emblem ,at€. 
Obferve their M trail, and I pray, 
Be M^/?, and tofo", if you may. 



Becaufe her Ajd makes goodfy (hawes, 
You, on the Ww/^, your truft repofcj 
And, his dtteudarxt, you defpiie, 
Who,meerly,on <7#i s helpe,r; lies. 
That,rherefoie, you may come to fee, 
How pleas*d,and fate, thofe men may bee, 
Who have no ayd, but Ged, alone; 
This Emblem, you have lighted on. 


Some, thinke your Vertut very much; 
And,therc is cauie to thinke it fuch : 
Fo ,many wayes it hath been tride 5 
And,well the Trull doth abide. 
Yet,think not,but lomt brums there are, 
Which,your owoe/lreugth (hall never beat*. 
And , by the Morall or your L$t, 
Learne, where, Aftptnce may bee got. 


Thou haft been grieved , and coraplain'd, 
Becaufe,rhc Truth hath wrong fuftain'd. 
But, that, difmayd thou fhoufdft not be, 
Thine Emblem will declaieio thee, 
Thar, though the Truth may luftcr fpicc, 
It (hall not bee deprefled q< jire • 
But, by oppofing, fpread the aore, 
And, grow more pow'rfull than brfore. 


By Rafbtteffe, thou haft often crr*d, 
Or, elfe, thou hadft been more prcferr'd. 
But, future errours,to prevent, 
Thou to the flow pae'd Oxt art fenr, 
To learne more Staydnefje • and, todoc 
Thy Worlees, with Perjeverance, too. 
Hee that this creatures Vet tut fcomes, 
May want it all, except his Herm. 

Scc t Emb.\\X\K. 


T'be third Lotteric. 

l n 


Dame Fortmes favour feemes to bee. 
Much lov'd, and longed for, of thee ♦ 
As if, in what, her hand beftowes, 
Thou mightft thy confidence repofe. 
But,thar,her manners may bee knowne, 
Tnis chance, upon thee, was beftownc. 
Confider well, what thou haft got, 
And, on her flattrings,dote thou not. 

See, Emb. X L. 


The Steele and Flint, declare, in part, 
The Temper of a Stony-hem ; 
And, fliewe, that thence, no Venue flowes, 
Till it be forced out, with blowcs. 
Some other, Moralls thou maift learnc, 
Thereby, which will thy good, conce 
Marke, therefore, what they doe deel 
And, mindc it, as occafions are. 

See, Emb. XLI. 

Thou thinkft thy Witt, had made thee greatj 
Had Povertie not bcene fome let : 
But,had thy Wealth as am pie beene, 
As , thou thy Witt, didft overwecne^ 
Infteed of thy defired Height, 
Perhaps, thou hadft beene ruin'd quite. 
Hereafter, therefore, be content, 
With whatfoever God hath fent. 

See,£»»*. XLI I. 


To Drfcord, thou art foroewhat prone, 
And, thinkft thou coayft fubfift alone • 
Regarding not how fafe they bide, 
Who,faft,in Concords bands,arc tide. 
But, that thou mayft the better heed, 
What Good,{ 1 om Fmon doth proceed, 
An Emblem is become thy Lot, 
From which, good Caveats may be got. 

Sce y Emb. XL I II. 

Thou wouldft be lov'd • and, to that end, 
Thou doft both Time , and Labour fpend i 
But, thou cxpccVft: (as wee beleeve) 
More Love, than thou doft meane to give. 
It' (o 5 thou.thcn,art much to blame : 
For, Love affefts a outtur all-flame i 
Which, if it faile on cither fide, 
Will never, long time, true abide. 

Dd x 



The 1 bird Lotteries. 

If all your forirs, you fliould unite, 
Prevailc in your Defircs, you might ; 
And, fooner {hould effect your ends, 
If you fhould mufter up your Friends. 
Bur, fincc your Genius doth fufpi.&, 
That, you luch Poltcie neglect, 
Your Lot picfcntcth to your view 
An ErnbUptfV/hich inftructeth you. 


4 <5 

Becaufe , thou may ft he one of them, 
Who dare the deeds of Kings condemne; 
(As if fuch eyes as theirs and yours 
Could view the depth of Sov'raigne pon'rs h 
Or,leeJiow in each 77we,ard Place, 
Godufos their hearts,in ev'ry cafe.) 
To check thy fawcineffe, in this, 
An Emblem comes not much amifle. 


Of many goodly parts thou vauntft; 
And,much thou haft,though much thou wa! 
But,well it wcrc,that.lcffe,thou hadft, 
Vnleffc more ufe thereof thou rnad'ft. 
That, ' ht-i efore, rhou mighrft come to fee, 
How va;nc unfraetiz.'d.'vertues bee, 
Peru r e thine Emblem-, and, from thence, 
Take ufefull heed of thy offence. 


By this thy Lot, it may appeare, 
Dccayd thy Hopes, or Fortunes arc. 
Bur, that, thou mayft no courage lofe, 
Thine Emblem, by example, fliowes, 
That,as the Moont doth from the Warn 
Retnme,and fill her Orbt againe: 
So, thou thy Fortunes mayft renew, 
If, honeft Hopes, thou (halt pursue. 

Sce.Emb. XLVIU. 

Some Foes,iox thee, doc lie in wait, 
Where thou fufpe&eftno Deceit-, 
Yea, many a one, thy hai me intends, 
Whom thou doft hope will be thy Friends. 
Pe^therefore.hcedfuII^vhom to trttfo 
WHat wtlke <hou raldt, and what thou doft\ 
For, Ky rhi- e Emblem, thou flialc fee, 
, That, »*/•>»<•//*, will need full bee. 

Sec, Emb.X LI X. 


The third Lotteries 


It feemcs, by drawing of this Lot, 
The day of Death, is much forgot ; 
And,that, thou needft a faithfull Friend, 
To minde thee of thy Utter. end. 
Vnheeded, therefore, patfe not by, 
What now thine Emblem doth imply; 
So, thou malt heare (without affright} 
Death's meflagc, though it were to night. 

Thoufcek'ft by fickle Chance, to gaine, 
What thou by Virtue might'fl attaine. 
Endeavour well, and,nothing fhall 
To thee, unfortunately fall : 
For, cv'ry variable Chance, 
Thy firme contentment, fhall advance. 
Bur, if thou, yet, rem ainc in doubt, 
Turne Fortunes-wheele^ once more, about. 


Thy Lot, no Anfwerc will beftow, 
To that, which thou dtnYft to know; 
Nor canft thou 3 hcre,an Emblem find, 
Which to thy purpofe is inclinde. 
Perhaps, it is too late to crave, 
What thou defireft , now, to have : 
Or,fcut in vaine, to mention that, 
Which thy Ambition aymeth at. 
Then, take it not in evill parr, 
That, with a Blanch, thou anfwer'd art. 

Although you now refufed not, 
To trie the Fortune of your Lei- 
Yct,you, perhaps, unwilling are, 
This company the fame fhould hearc, 
Left, fome harflj Morall fhould unfold 
Such tricks, as you could wifli untold. 
Bur, loe,you need nor ftand in awe ; 
For, 'tis a Blanck, which now you draw. 

It proves a Blanck ■ for,to what end, 
Should wee a fenous Morall fpend, 
Where, teachings, warnings, and advife, 
Efteemedarc of little price? 
Your onely purpofe, is ro lookc 
Upon the Pttlures of this B"oke i 
Whcn,moredifcrction you have got, 
An Emblem fhall attend your Lot. 



The Third "Lotteries. 

You might have drawne an Emblem, here. 
In which your manners pielurd were : 
Bur, fome will vexe, when they fhall fee 
Themfelves, fo painted out to bee, 
And,blame this Booke,z$ if it had 
By fome unlawful! xytrt been made : 
(Or, was contrived, that,to their (hame, 
Men, on themfelves, might Libels frame) 
And, left you may bee fo unwife, 
Your Lot, an Emblem, now, denies. 


Becaufe,tfWC^»«/, others drew, 
To trie thefe Lets, it plcafed you. 
Eut, had you fuch an Emblem found, 
As fits you rightly, you had froun'd. 
Or, inwardly, you would have chaft, 
Although you outwardly had laugh'd. 
You, therefore, very glad may bee, 
This proves a Blanek . and, fo may wee. 







With Metricall Illvstrations, both 
cMoraU and Divine* : And di(po£d into 

ThaxJnftruttion> and Good Qounfell, may bee furthered 
by an Honcft and Pleafant Recreation. 

By George Wither. 
The fourth Booh. 


Printed by Av qvstine Mathe vv e s, 


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THILLtT, EarJe of Pembrooke, and 
Movntgomerie,&V. Lord Chamber laine of the 
Houjbould, Knight of the mojl honourable Order of 
the Garter, and one of bit Majefties mofi Ho- 
nourable Privic-Councell. 

cMy Honourable Lord, 

T Hough, Worthlejfe in my owne repute I am 5 
And, (though my Fortune, fo obicurcs my Nam* 
Beneath my Hopes j that, no w, it makes roe feesae 
As little worth, in other mens cfteeme, 
As in mine owne;) yer, when my Merits were 
No better, than, to moft,they nowappeare, 
It pleafed fome, ev'nfome of thofe that had 
The Noblefi Names, (and, thofc of whom was made 
The belt Account) fo lowly todefcend, 
As, my well-meaning Studies, to befriend. 

Among thofe Wo r t m i e $ , I may both bemone 
(My felfe in Him) and memorize, for One, 
Your much renowned B rot m br, as a Chitfe 
In bringing to my waned Hopes, rcliefc 5 
And, in my Faculties, were I as able 
To honour Him, as he was honourable, 
I would have ihowne, how, all this Emferlt 
Hath loft a Friend, in Hi m, afmuch as I. 
To M e e , fo freely, of his owne accord 
It pleafed Him, his Favours, to afford j 
That, when our learned, and late Sov'raii»e-Frme, 
(By others mil-informed) tooke offence 
At my Free Lines; Hoe, found fuch Meants and PUsC 
To bring,and reconcile mce to his Grace-, 
That, therewithall, his Kjlfajcjlie beftow'd 
A. Gift upon mec, which his Bountie fliow'd : 
And, hadinrich'd mee j if, what was intended. 
Had not,ty otherfome,beene ill befriended. 

But, as I long time, fumed have by thofc 
Who labour'd much, my thrivings, to oppofc : 
So, 1 myfelfe, (although not out of pride, 
A s many thinke it) have fo much relidc 
Vponthe RoyaH-Gift , neglecting fo 
To h'ttifie the fame, as others do 
j By making friends; that myeftategrewletfc 

irwhan twice five hundred Marks decreafc) 
; h that, which for, my profit was beftowne. 
f ::d, I, ere this, had wholly been undone j 
- "• r v hat the Wealth, which I relie on, mod, 
: U in things, which never can be loft. 

(*) Yet, 

Yet, by this Lojfe, I have Occasions had 
To feele, why other men are often Tad. 
And, I, (\yho bluflied, to be troublesome 
To any Friend) therby, almoft am come 
To fuch a pafle ; that, what I wifh to have, 
I fhould grow impudent enough to Crave, 
Had not impartiall Death, and Wailing Tune, 
Of all my Friends quite wornc away the Prime; 
And, left mee none, to whom I dare prefent 
The meaneft fuite without encouragement .• 
Although, the greaxeft Boone, I would implore, 
Should coft them, but a Word, or little more. 
Yet, fome there are, no doubt, for whofe refpeft 
I might endeavour, with no vaine effe&j 
Had I but caufe, to have as high efteemc, 
Of mine owne Merits, as I have of them. 
And, if your Honour fhould befo inclin'd, 
As I defire; I, now am fure to finde 
Another Pemhrooke, by whofe aydefuftain'd, 
I may preferve, what by the Laft I gain'd. 

To make adventure, how it will fucceed, 
I now am come. And lo, my Lor D , infteed 
Of better Advocates, I firft begin, 
Mine Em eiem s, by thefe Lines, to Vfher in; 
That, they; by their admittance may effect 
For Mee, and for themselves, your kinde refpect. 

That, which in them, beft Worthy you fball find, 
Is this ; that, they are Symptomcs of a Mtndt, 
Affecting honeftie: and of a Heart, 
So truly honouring a true defert, 
That, I am hopefull made, they will acquire 
As much refpeft as I can welkdefire : 
And, Sir, your Candor, your knowne Court ejics. 
With other praifcf ull Venues, make mee rife 
To this Beliefe ; that, Yo v by fav'ring mcc 
Hereafter, may as highly honour'd be, 
As by fome former Bounties ; and encreafe 
My Future Merit, by your Worthineffe. 

However, what I am or mall be knowne 
To Be e, by Tour D e[ervings^ or mine owne, 
You may command it ; and, be fure to finde 
(Though falfe my Fortunes prove) a Faithfull Mind. 

Thai, unfaintdly* profeffeth 
Tour Honours 
trueft Honourtr, 

Geo: Wither. 



HE^'RJE, Earle of Holland, ^c, 
Qaptaine of the Guard ; Lord-chiefe-fuftice in Eyre 
of all hit :M tie ft its For r efts, Tar hes and Lb.ifes 
on this fide Trent ; Knight of the molt noble Or- 
der of the Garter, and one of his Majcfties 
moft Honourable Privic CounfelL 

Right Noble SIR, 

H Awing, oflate,fome Caufe, to overlook 
That thankfull Regifter, wherein I booke 
My noblefl Friends ; l found fo many Names 
Poffefiing nothing, but their honour d H'ames, 
(fvhoft living Pcrfons, wet in\oyed, here, 
A while agoe ;) that, I began to feare, 
I might grow Friend'efTc ; (having now fo few) 
Vnleffe I fought, their N ambers renew. 

Byfome Difafters, alfo, gaining froofe, 
How much this Courfe would make for my behoofe j * 

1 call 'd my Wits to Council, Where, and How 
I might, with hopefulnejfe, begin tofow 
The feeds of 'fitch a BlefTing : And, me thought 
Within mee, fomethingfaid -• Where fhould be fought 
What thou fo gladly wouldft renewed fhde, 
But,from fome Br an c h b s of the felfe-fame kindej 
Whofe faire Afpe&s may iecme to promife ftuit, 
According to the Virtues of the Roote ? 

AJfooneas Fancie had inform d me fo, 
Tour Lordllttpsamet'o rn, remembrance, too, 
With what our jovcragnc's Favour, Vulgar Fame, 
Or, yourowne Merits addeth to your Name. 
Which, having we gh'd y ,>o doubts at all I had 
of th orch/ff Yov ; out, rather, doubt ings made 
7 hat, all my Wizswould infujficientbe, 
To make that Worth become a Friend to mee. 
For, I have oft obferv'd, that, PTiVOur/ftwww 
The befl Dcfert if after her, it runnes. 

Tet, who can tell what may befall { thought I : 
It is no great Adventure, if I try 
Without fucceffe : And, if, I gaine my End, 
I am aiTurcd of a Noble-Friend. 
His honourable Father, dcem'd mee worth 
So much refpectmg as to ieeke me forth, 
When, I was more obfaire : And, M e y. , for nought. 
But, onely to Befriend mee, forth Hr e (ought. 
Then wherefore, of his Sonn e , (hould I fufpe& 
That (feeking H i m ) hee can my love reject i 
Since, Courtefie doth alwaics, there, ahound, 
Where fuch a lovely Perfonage is found t 


dfy LORD, thefe were my Fancies : But I take them 
To be of no more worth, than, you jhall make them 
By your Acceptance : Nor, tst my intent 
to Court you, with ajruitlejfe Complement : 
But, to attempt your Favour with a wind, 
As readily, and really, inclinde 
To feweyou, when my fervices may feed j 
As to exf eft your Favours, in my need. 
For, had my Fates enabled me jb much, 
ijhouldmore willingly have fought out fuch 
On whom I Courtefies might have beftowne, 
Than^feeke to care Misfortunes of mine owne. 

No doubt, hut, every day, your Lordfhip heares 
Inventions, which may better fleafe your eares 
Than thefe inowfrefent; And, yet you might 
(For ought I knew )fnde profit, or delight, 
By our flaine EMBLEMS, or, fomev&s in them, 
Which from your Honour ,fome rejpefts may win them $ 
Ev'nfor thatgoodMotaiitic which they 
To Vulgar Vnderflandings wiUconvaj. 

But, Truth tofpeake, the chief eft caufe which drerv 
My minde,to make them PRESENTS, for your view, 
Was, but to take Occafion tofrofeffe, 
That, I am Servant, to your WORTfflNESSE, 
In which, if TOY are f leafed ; All ts get 
K^it which Iaym'd: And, though you like it not, 
Itjhall but teach Mee (for the time to come ) 
To uke more heed, where I am treublcfome. 

And, Ifliall be , nCYcrtriclefle, 
your Honours to be commanded, 
as becomrneth y<?ur Servant, 

Geo: Wither. 

WhiPfi L tbj Sunne's bright Face m<$ *viat>* 
I Witt no mea.ter Light purfue. 


Illvstr. I. 


'Hen, with a fcriousinufing, I behold 
The grateful!, and obfequious Marigold, 
How duely, ev'ry morning, fhe difplaycs 
Her open breft, when Titan fprcads hisRaycs j 
How (he obferves him in his daily walke, 
Still bending towards him, her tender ftalfce; 
H j w, when he downe declines, (lie droopes and raournes, 
Bedew'd (as 't we; e) with teares, till hereturncsj 
And, how (he vailes her Flow'rs, when he is gone, 
As if Hie fcorned to be looked on 
By an inferiour Eye 5 or, did contemne 
To way t upon a meaner Light ', then Him. 
When this I meditate, me-thinkes, the Flowers 
Hwefttrits, farre more generous, then ours j 
And, Qivc us fairc Examples, to defpift 
The lervile Fawnings,and Idolatries, 
Wherewith, we court thefc earthly things below, 
Which merit not the fervice webeftow. 

Bu,oh my God ! though groveling I appcarc 
Vpon the Ground, (and have a rooting here, 
Which nales me downward) yet in my defire, 
To th at, which is above mee, 1 afpire : 
And, all my beft Affdtiom I profeflc 
To Him, that is the Sunne of Rightconfnt(fc. 
Oh .' keepc the Morning or his Incarnation, 
The burning Noonetide of his bitter Pafifi*, 
The Night of his Defcendtng, and the Height 
Of his "fcenfton, ever in my fight : 

That imitating him, in what I may, 

I never follow an inferiour Way. 

Ff -+> The 


The Earth isCjod'sicmdin bis Bands 
jixe all the Corners of the Lands, 

Illvstr. II. 

s**. 4 

|Ong fince, the facred Hebrew Lyrick fayd t 
' (A Truth, which never juftly was denayd) 
That^Sthe mrldit God's 5 and that his binds 
Endofe the limits of the fartheft Lands, 
The felfe fame Truth affirmes, that likewife,there, 
By him, their dedds } zr\d jurrowes watred are, 
And, that with dewes zndjhomes, he doth fo blefle 
The dwellings of the barren Wilderneft, 
That,thofc Inhabitants (whom fomeconceiv'd, 
Of ufefuU, and all pleafant things bereav'd) 
Their labors, with advantage, doe employ, 
And, fetch their yearcly Harvefis home,with joy. 

Why then ihould wee, that in God's Vineyard live, 
Diftruft that all things necdfull hee will give t 
Why fhotjld his Garden doubt of what it needs, 
Since hee oft waters barren Rocks and Wads ? 
Why fhould his Children , live in flavifh fearc, 
Since hee is kind to thofe that ftrangers are i 
Or, whither from his prefence, can we flie, 
To whom the furtheft hiding-place is nigh. 

And, if I may, from lower objeds clime, 
(To queftioning, in matters more fublimc) 
Why fhould I thinke, the Stule fhall not bee fed. 
Where God affoords,to Flejl>,hcv daily Bread? 
Or, dreame,that hee,forfome, provided none, 
Becaufe, on us, much Mercie is beftowne i 
'Tistrue enough, that /M/dcvoureth all, 
Who fhall be found without the Churches pale ; 

But, how farre that extends, no Eye can fee, 

Since, in Gods hands, Earth's fartheft Ctrners tee. 


Ey (earning other than thou arty 
Tbo.i-doft ferforme a foolijhpart. 


\He World is much for Shews, and few there are 
So diligent to bee, as to apf>eare i 
Although a little travaile more,wou!d make them 
Tho e men, for which,thc look rs-on miftake them. 
Some, have fo toylcd,and confum'd fo much, 
To get a fulfe repute of being Rich, 
1 hxc/hey have (pent farre more, than would have bought, 
The jubftance of thejW<w,they have fought ; 
And,caufed rhofc,who deem'd them rich before. 
To know them, to bee miferably pore. others,wou!d fo fainc be counted Wife, 
Thit,they confumc in Curio,, ties, 
In Sophistries, and fuperficiall jhrves, 
More Time, than would have made them thofe, 
They long to feeme, (had halfe that mcanesbcen fpent, 
In feck ng Wifdome, with a pure intent) 
Whereas, the tzlodoufl pm chafes of fuch, 
(Though by their P eres they feemc applauded much) 
Are frill fo vaine, that little they pofleflc, 
But fruitleffe leaves, of learned fooliflmefle : 
Yea, by affeding more than is their due, 
They lofc ev'n both the fub'slancc, and ihefhew; 
And, fo, inftead of honours Crowne, have worne 
The Cexco>»bes,o? a well deferved fcorne. 

But, of all Fooleries, the grofTcfl Folly 
Is theirs whowcare rhofe garbesoi feeming.holy, 
Which paine them fore, yet make them ft ill appcare, 
To God and Men, as wicked as they arc. 

Be,therefore, what, to bc,thou haft profeft; 

But, bee not of this laft,of all the reft. 
Ff i ' rurftte 

Purjue %W orkes without delay, 
111 Fortthyjbort hourcs runnefaft away. 

Illvstr. I III. 


[Hough this bee but the pidure of that GUjfe, 
By which thou meafur'ft how thine inures doe patfe, 
Yet, Height it not ; for,much 'twill profit thee, 
To ponder what the Morals of it bee. 
And, 'tis an Emblem, whence the Wife may learne, 
That, which their perfons, neerely doth concerne. 

The brittle Gltjfe, ferves fitly to exprefle 
The Bodie's frailrie,and much crafinefle. 
Foure Pillars, which the glaflie vvorkc empale, 
Inftrud thee, that the Venues Cardinal!, 
To guard the Manhood, fhould bee ftill employ *cJ, 
Left elfe the feeble fabrick bee deftroy'd. 
The Sand, ftill running forth, without delay, 
Doth fhcw,that Lifetime, palTeth faft away, 
And, makes no ftop: yea, and the Motto too, 
(Left thou forgetfull prove,) informes thee (o. 

By viewing this, Occafion, therefore, take, 
Of thy faft- flying Hourcs, more ufe to rnake 5 
And, heedfull bee, to fhunne theircommon crime, 
Who take much care to trifle out the timcj 
As if it merited their utmoft paine, 
To lofe the gemme, which mod they feeke to gatne. 
Time-paft is loft already :, 
Belongs, as yet, thou knowft not unto whom. 
The prejent-houres are thine, and, onely thofc, 
Of which thou haft Committor* to difpofe 5 
And, they from thee, doe flye away fo faf), 
That, they are fcarcely knownc, till they are paf?. 
, Lord,givc mee grace, to mindc,andufe Time fi, 

That, I may doe tbj worke, before I got, 


Re^enfo or <$od will breake the thready 

By Tthicbithj doome hangs o're thy head, I 2 1 3 

Illvstr. V. Bet>lc4 

\ Arke well this Emblem j and, (when in a thread, 
You fee the G/^<r, there, hang above their head, 
Who in fecuruie, beneath it fir) 
Obf-rve likewife, the Knife, that threatens ir 5 
The fmallnefle of the Twine • and,what a death 
Would follow, (houid it fall on thofe beneath: 
And (having well obferv'd it) mind, I pray, 
That, which the word about it, there, doth (ay : 
For, i: includes a Caveat, which wee need 
Toentertaine,with a continuall heed. 

Though few confider it, wee finde it thus 
(Throughout our lives) with ev'ry one of as. 
Dettru&ion hangeth in a (ingle thread, 
Dire&ly over every Stnaer't head. 
Tint Sentence is gone forth, by which wee (land 
Condemn'd to fuflfer death. The dreadfull hand, 
Of God's impartial! lufitft, holds a Knife, 
Still ready, to cut off our thread of life • 
And, 'tis his mercie, that kecpes up the Ball 
From falling, to the ruineof us all. 

Oil I let us mindcjhow often wee have bin, 
Ev'n in <he very ad of Deadly -finne, 
Whilft this hung over us ; and, let us praifc, 
And love him, >vho hath yet prolong'd our dayes : 
Yea, let out tfunkfulneflc, bring forth fuch fruit, 
As,to the benefit may fomewha: fuit: 
For, though zfuddio Death may not enfue, 
Yet, (fince Times Ave, doth every minute hew 
The Root of Life) the Tree, e're long,muft fall- 

And, then perhap r ,too late, repent wee (hall. 



When woe is inourfefoes begun, 
Tbeth "thither from i t> can ftee run ? 

»Oorc Hart, why doft thou tun fo faft i and why, 
Behind thee doft thou looke, when thou doft fly? 
, As if thou fcem'dft in thy fwift flight, to heare 
' *^ Thofe dangers following thee, w^ thou doft fcarc i 
Alas ! thou labout'ft,and thou runn'ft in vaine, 
To fliunne, by flight, thy terrors, ox thyfaine- y 
For, Ioe, thy Death, which thou haft dreaded fo, 
Clings faft unto thee, wherefoere thou goe : 
And while thou toyl'ft,an outward eafe to win, 
Thou draw'ft thine owne dejlruttion further in i 
Making that Arrow, which but prickes thy hide, 
To pierce thy tender entrailes, through thy fide. 
And, well I may this wounded Hart bemoane; 
For, here, me thinkes, I'm taught to looke upon 
Mine owne condition ; and, in him, to fee 
Thofe deadly wounds, my Sinnes have made in 
I greatly feare the World, may unawares 
Intangle mee, by her alluring fnares 
I am afraid, the Devill may injed 
Some poy f'nous fume,my Spirit to infeel, 
With ghoftly Pefiiltncc 5 and, I aiTay, 
To flie from thefe, with all the pow'rs I may. 
But, oh my Flefli ! this very Flejh I weare, 
Is worfe to mee , than Worlds, and Devils are : 
For, without this, nopow'ron mee, they had. 
This is that Shirt, which made Abides mad. 
It is a grief e, which I fhall never cure, 
Nor flie from,whilft my life-time doth endure : 
From thence, oh Lord, my greateft (errowes bee s 
And, therefore, from my Se7fe, ] flie to Thee, 


When Magiftrates confined are-» 
They revelU "tobo Toere kept in fear el 



„ Tyrannous, or meted Magi first,. 

7&8&k Is fitly reprefented by a Catt : 

For, though the Mice a harmfiill verminc bee, 
And, Cats the remedie - 3 yet, oft wee fee k 
That, by the Mice, far lefle, fornc houfe-wives leefe, 
Then when they kt the Catt to kecpe the Cbeefe. 
A ravenous Cat, will punifh in the Mouje, 
The very fame Offences, in the houfe, 
Which hee himfelfe commits ; yea,for that Vict, 
Which was his ownc (with praife) he kils the Mid; 
And, fpoyleth not anothers life alone, 
Ev'n for that very fault which was his mne, 
But feeds, and fattens, m the fpoyjeof them, 
Whom hec, without companion did conderane. 
Nay, worfe than fo ; hec cannot bee content , 
To (laughter them , who are as innocent, 
As hee himjelfe 5 but, hee mud alfo play, 
Andfport hiswofull t'ris'ncrs lives away; 
More torturing them, 'cwixc fruitleffc hopes and feares, 
Than when their bowels, with his teeth he teares : 
For, by much terrour, and much crueltic, 
Hec kills them, ten times over, e're they die. 

When, fuch like Magiftrates have rule obtain'd, 
The beft men wifli their powre might be rcftrain'd : 
But, they who fhun enormities, through Peare, 
Arc glad when good-men out of Office ate. 
Yea, whether Govemows bee gooi or bad, 
Of their difplacings wicked-men are gfad; 

And, when they fee them brought into difgraccs, 

They boldly play the Knaves before their faces . 



Loe.heere it alUtbrt beefefitfii 
Which once yeas Xiccx of tie Eaft. 

Illvstr. VIII. 

Book. 4 

: Hen hee,who by his conquering Arme, pofleft 
The rich, and fpacious Empires of the Eaft, 
Felt his approaching end; he bade them bearc 
A Shirt throughout his Armte, on a Spew, 
Proclaiming, that of all his large eftatc, 
No more was left him, then, but only that : 
Perhaps intending, thereby, to expreffe, 
A forrow for his wilde Ambition fnejje $ 
Or, hoping, by that Spei7acle,to give 
Some good Injlruelions unto thofe that live. 

However, let it ferve us, to declare, 
How vaine their toy lings ,and ambitions are, 
Who rob jhemfelvcs, and other men of reft, 
For things that are fo little while pofTeft. 
And, if that powerfull King, could nothing have, 
That was of ufe, to carry to his Grave, 
(Of all his conquered Kmgdemes) but, one Shirty 
Or, Winding /beet , to hide his Royall durtj 
Why fhould we pmch,and fcrape,and vext become, 
To heap up Riches, for we know not whom ? 
Or, macerate the Fit fit, by raifing ftrife, 
For more, than will bee ufcfull during life i 
Nay, ev'n for that, which fometimesfhortens breath, 
And makes us, alio, wretched after Death. 

Let mee, eh Cod I my Ubom fo employ, 
That, /, a comprttncie may enjoy. 
J atke no more, than may Lifes want fnpfly, 
KAnd, leave their due to others, when /die. 

If thu thou grant, (which nothing doubt I can) 

None evtr liv'd, or dy'd a richer man. 

When Hopes ^quitefruftrate "Were become 
The Wither'd-branch didfrejhly bloome. 

['is true, a wither dbramh I am, and fcemc 
, To fome, as voyd of Hopes, as of efteeme ; 
For, in their judgements, I appeare to be 
A faplefle Bough, quite broken from the Tree, 
( Ev'n fuch as that , in this our Emblem, here) 
And, yet, I neither fccle Deftaire, nor Feare i 
For, I have feene(e're now) a little Spray, 
(Rent from her Stemme) lye trodden by the way, 
Three moneths together ; which,when Spring drew on, 
To take an unexpe&ed Root begunj 
(Yea, grew to bee a Tree) and, growing, flood, 
When thofe great Groves, were fcll'd for firing- wood, 
Which once had high efteeme-, and fprung unhurt, 
While that poore Branch, lay fleighted in the durt. 
Nay, I have feene (uch twiggs, afford them fhade, 
By whom they were the meaneft fhrippings made. 
Of all the Wood . And, you may live to fee, 
(For ought yet knowne) fomfi fuch event in mee. 
And, what if all who know mec, fee me dead, 
Before thofc hopes begin to fpring and fpread i 
Have therefore they that hate me, caufc to boaft, 
As if mine expectations I had loft f 
No fure : For, I, who by Faith's eyes have feene, 
Old Aarons wither'd Rodgcow frefh and gi cenej 
And alfo viewed (by the fclfe-famc Ejes) 
Him,whom that Rod, moft rightly typifies, 
Fall by a fhamefull Death, and rife, in I pight 
Of Death,and Shame, unto thegloriouft height, 
Ev'n I, beleevc my Hope fhall bee p ifleft, 
And, therefore, (ev'n in Death) in Hope l'lc reft. 

Gj True 


True Vertue, Tvhatfoere betides. 
In all extreamcs ^mmocrid abides. 

Illvstr. x. 


fi Hen, in this Emblem, here, you have efpide, 
B The fhape of a triangled Pyramid, 

And, haveobferved well, thofe mightie Rockes, 
Whofe firme foundation bides the dreadfu'll fhockes 
Of angry Neptune ; you may thereby fee, 

How firmly fetled, Vermes reall bee. 

For,as the raging Seas, although they roare, 

Can make no breach upon the Rockie fhore 5 

And, as a true triangled Pyraotide, 

Stands faft,and fliewes alike,on ev'ry fide; 

So, howfoever -?#?»/«, turnes or winds, 

Thofe men, which are indow'd with vertuous minds, 

It is impoffible, to drive them from 

Thofe Formes, or Stations, which thofe minds become. 

And, as the raging Set, with foming threats, 

Againft the Rockie-Jhore, but vaincly beats; 

So, Envie (hall in vaine, loud bluftrings make, 

When vertuous refolutions they would fluke. 

For, Vertue, which receives an overthrow, 

Was Vertue, not indeed, but in xhejhm. 

So farre am I, oh Lord ! from laying claime 

To have this Vertue, that, I doe but ayme 

At fuch perfeclitn ; and, can come no nigher 

As yet, than to obtaine it in defire. 

But, fixe thou fo,this weake defire of mine, 

Vpon the Venues of thy Roc Ice divine, 

That I, and that invaluable Stone , 

May bee incorporated into One : 

And, then, it will bee neither flume, nor pride, 
To fay,my Vertues, will unmev'd abide. 


The motion of the World , thU dq?> 
Is moVd the quite contrarie way. 



.Hat was this Figures meaning, but to fhow, ' 
' That, as thefe kinde of Shell-ffh backward goe, 
So now the World, (which here doth fecme to take 
An arfeward Ioumey on the Cancer's backej 
Moves counterwife ; as if delight it had, 
To runnea race, in Courfes retrograde: 
And, tha r ,i* very likrly to be ttue, 
Which, this our Emblem , purpofcth to (hew. 

For, I have now v of kte, not onely feene, 
What backward rnotions,in my Friends have beenej 
And, tliat my outward Fortunes and Affaires, 
Doe of themiclves,come tumbling downe theftairtt: 
But, I have alfo found, that other things, 
Have got a wheeling in contxaiy Rings • 
Which Rtgrejje, holding on , 'tis like that wee, 
To liwesy or Eihnich, backe ("hall turned bee. 

Some punie Clerkes, pi diimc that they can teach 
The ancient holy Dollars, how to preach. 
Some L.tich , lcarne their Pastors how to pray. 
Some Parents, are compelled to obay 
Their Sonnes • and, fo the ir Dignit ic to lofe. 
As to be fed and cIoth'd,at their difpofe. 
Nay, wee have fome, who haveafTay'd to draw, 
All backward, to the Bondage of the Law ; 
Ev'n to thofe abrogated Rites and Dayes, 
By which, the wmdring lew markes out his wayes. 
And, to purfue this Round, they are (o heady, 
That, they have made themfelves,and others giddy. 

D«e thou, theft fro*jrd Motions, Lord, reftraine^ 

And,jet the World in her due courfc again/. 

Gg 2 Invincibtlitic 


Invincibilitie tstbere> 

Where Order ? Strength^«rf Vnlon are. 



Book , 

•Rora thefe werl-order'd Arroa>es,and the Snake, 
This ufefult Obfervation you may make ; 
I hat, where an able Prudence , doth combine 
Vnncdferces , by good Difcipline, 
It maketh up a pow'r, exempted from 
The feare,or perill, to be tvercome .• 
And, if you covet frjetie, you will feeke 
To know this Ward,and to acquire the like. 
For,doubvlefle, neither is it in the force, 
Of iron Charets, or of armed Horfe, 
In which, the tf*'w£,fecuritie may findc, 
Unlefie the Riders bee well Difcipltude. 
Nor, lyes it in the Souldiers common Skill 
In warlike Poftutes ; nor in theirs , who drill 
The Rankes and Fyles,io order them aright, 
According as Occafton makes the Fight. 
But, men muff ufe a further Prudence too , 
Or elfCjthofeW^r. /*;-// will all undoe. 
For, thefe, are onely Sciences injoynd, 
To order well the Body ,r\ot the Mmd: 
And,menbe(r train'din thefe (oft tim««) we fee, 
The Hare brain' aft. fooles , in all our Armies bee. 

Toftrength, and skill, unite we muft, therefore, 
A manly Prudence, comprehending more, 
Than all thefe Pom's t ev'n fuch, as when ihcc pleafc, 
To all her ends, can ufe and mannagc thefe; 
And, (hew us how to cure, or to prevent 
All Hazards . or, withall to bee content. 
Hee that's thus arm'd, and tnifts in God alone, 
May bee offos'd,but^conq*ercd of none. 


When thou art Jbipwrackt in €ftate, 
Submit mth patience>mto Fate. 



jHen I beheld rhisPi&ure of a B«at, 
(Which on the raging Waves doth fceme to float) 
Forc'd onward, by the current of the Tide, 
Without the helpe of Anchor, Oare or Guide s 
And, faw the Motto there, which doth imply, 
Thar fliee commits her Rife ro Dejiime- 
Me hinkes , this Emblem fcts out their eftate, 
Who have afcribed ev'ry thing to Fate • 
And dreame. that howfoe're the bufinefje goe, 
Their Wirke, nor hinders, neither helpes thereto. 
The leaking ship, they value as the found : 
lice that's ro hinging borne, (hall ne're bee drown'd$ 
And, men to hjppinefle ordain'd (fay rhefe) 
May fet their Ship to float, as Fate (hall pleafe. 
This Fanctc, fpringing trom a mif-beleeving 
Of God's Decrees • and, many men deceiving, 
Withfhewes of Truth, both caufeth much offence 
Againft God's Mercies, and his frevideace^ 
And brings to paflc, that fome to mine runne, 
P»y their neglcd of what they might have done. 
For, Meanes is ro bee us'd,(if wee defire, 
The blcfling of our fafctie to acquire,) 
Whofe naturall cffc&s, if God deny, 
Vpon his Providence wee muft relye, 
Still practifing what naturall aydes may bee, 
Vntill no likely ayd untride wee fee. 
And, when this Non plat wee are forc'd unto, 
Stand (lilt, wee may, and wayt what God will do. 
Hce that (hall thus to Fate, his fortunes leave, 

Let mee bee ruin J, it Slice him deceive. 



The Befti and fair eft Houfc^o meet 
Is thahffhere beft I laye to bee. 




Hey are not Houfes builded large and high, 
' Seel'd all with Gold, and pav'd with Porphyria 
Hung round with Arrat, glaz'd with chrsfld' 

And cover'd o're with plates of Alining Brajfe, 

Which are the beft; but, rather,thofe where wee 

In ftfetie, hedth, and beft content, may bee ; 

And, where wee finde, though in a meane Eftate, 

That portion, which maintaines a quiet Fate. 
Here, in a homely d?//4^e,thatcht with reed, 

The Peafant feemes as pleafedly to feed, 

As hee,that in his Hall or Parlour dines, 

Which Fret-worke Roofes.or coftly Cedar Lines : 

And. with the very fame affedions too, 

Both to, and from it, hee doth come and goe. 

The Torfw'^doubtlefle, doth no houfcroome lack, 

Although his Heuje will covet bat his back; 

And, of his7ȣ,the Cymcke feem'd as glad,' 

As Alexander was of all hee had. 

When I am fctled in a place I love, 

A fhrubby hedge-row, feeracs a goodly Grove. 

My liking maketh Palaces of Sheds, 

And, of plaine Couches, carved Ivory Beds .- 

Yea, ev'ry path, and pathleflc walke , which lies 

Contemn'd, as rode, or wilde,in others eyes, 

To mee is pleafant ; not alone in fliow, 

But, truly fuch : For, liking makes them fo. 

As pleas'd in theirs, the Snaths, and Cocks dwell, 

As doth a Scallop in his pearly fhell : 
For,that commends the Houje, which makes it fir, 
To iervethrirturnes,who fliould h.iveufe of it. 
1 The 

The King, bit potfr from (jod receives 
For ->hee alone the Scepter gives. 



Book. 4 

iHe Gift of Kwgdemes,Children,zr\d good-Wives, 
Are three of God's moft choice Prerogatives, 
In temp' rail Bleffings ; and, of all thefe three, 
The gifts of Kingdomes, his rar'ft Favours bee: 
For, in five hundred Millions, there's not one, 
W 10m this high Honour is conferr'd upon; 
Nor is there any knowne Efiate on earth, 
( Wrrret*-* wee come, by Mertt,ot by Birth) 
Which can , to any man affurance bring, 
Thar, hee (hall either live, or die a King. 
The Merning-Stkrre, that's Heirc unto a Crorvne, 
Oft fets, before the ft wig-Sunne is downe j 
And,fome, that once a glorious Empire fwayd, 
Did lofe their Kmgdmts, e're their heads were layd. 

Thegreatefl earthly Monarch hath no powre, 
To keepc his Throne one minute of an houre, 
fVfc.'ll the tneanes, and policies hee can,) 
If God will give -t to another man. 
/.to, when Diljhazzar was in high'ft eftate, 
His Khgdeme to the Per [tans did translate. 
King S.-ul, and Rehobo&m, could not ftay 
Tnc Hoy dues, which God would give awayj 
And, Hee that was the pmudeft of the reft, 
God, changed from a A'/»g,into a lteaft. 

Nor is there any mon fo meane,but hee, 
When G. id fli ill pleal' ,an Emperour may bee. 
Some, from the Pot-kilnt, from the Sheep cote,Come y 
Hee railed hath, great Prtnces to become j 

Yea, hee o'ic he iv'n and earth,hath rcai'd his Throne, 

That wai on earth, the moft dt$i(cd one. 



Her faipours) Fortune, oft imparts. 
To thofc that are of no dejerts. 



; Ould you not laugh, and thinke itbeaftly fine, 
To fee a duttie , and ill- favour'd Smne, 
Weare on her fnour, a Diamond, or a Pearle, 
That might become the Ladie of an EarU? 
And hold it head, as if it meant to fliow 
It were the Pigg of fome well-mutur'd s«f» ? 
Perhaps, you thinke there be not any where 
Such Antickes, but in this our Emblem here. 
But, if you take thefe charmes, and then gee forth 
Among fome troupes-, which pafTc for folkcs of worth, 
You fliall difcover,quickIy, if you pleafe, 
A thoufand fights, as mimicall as thefe. 
Here, you fhall fee a noble Title worne, 
(That had not mif befcem'd one better borne) 
By him, whofe venues arc of little price, 
And, whofe eftate, was gotten by his Vice. 
You (hall behold another Mujhrome, there, 
Walke with our Lords, as if hee were their Peere, 
That was well knowne, to be but tother day, 
No fit companion for fuch men as they; 
And, had no other meanesto climbe this height, 
But Gaming, or to play the Parafite. 
Yet (though he neither hath his 7W(?,Qor Lands, 
Nor any honefr In-etme, by his bands) 
Hec,oft confumes at once, in Games or Cheat e, 
More than would kcepe his Better all the yeare. 
Yea, many fuch as thefe, thou fnouldft behold, 
Which would bee vext, if I defcribe them fhould : 
For, thus , unworthily, blind Fortune flings, 
To Crowes, and Geefe, and Swine, her precious things. 


The belh good-turnes that Foolcs can doe ut, 
Trooipe difadvantages unto m. 


Toole , fent forth to fetch the GoJUngs home, 
™ When they unto a Rivers brinck werecome, 

( Through which their paiTage lay) conceiv'd a feare 
His Dames beft Brtod, might have been drowned therej 
Which, toavoyd, hee thus did (hew his wit, 
And his good n2ture, in preventing it. 
Hee,underneath his girdle, thtufls their heads, 
And, then the Coxcombc through the water wades. 

Here Iearne,that when a Foole his helpe intends, 
It rather doth a mifchiefe,then befriends j 
And,thinke,if there be danger in his love, 
How harmef ull his Malicioufnejfe may prove : 
For, from his kindtnejje, though no profittifc 
To doc thee fpighr, his Malice may fuffife. 
I could nor from a Prince befeech a boonc 
By fuing to his Icfler or Buffoone : 
Nor, any Fooles vainc humor, footh or ferve, 
To get my bread, though I were like to ftarve. 
For, to be pore, I mould not blum fo much, 
As if a Foole fhould raife me to be rich. 

Lord, though of fuch a kindc my faults may be, 
Thar (harpc Ajjlittion ftill mull: tutor mee, 
(And give me due Correction in her Schoolcs) 
Yet, oh prefcrve me from the fcorne of Fooles. 
Thofe wicked Ftoles, that in their hearts have fed , 
There is no God ; and, rather give me Bread 
By Ravens, Lo r D,or in a Lions Den, 
Then by the Favours of fuch foolifh men: 

Left, if their dunties I fh >uld fwallow downe, 

Their fmile might morcundoe, mc,thcn their fntme. 
_ H h Through 


Though weakneflc unto fnee belong* 
J»wy Supporter, lamftrong. 


iLthough there bee no Timber in the Vint, 
Nor ftrength to raife the climbing lvle-tmne, 
Yet,when they have a helper by their fide, 
Or, prop to ftay them, like this Py amide, 
One roote fometime, fo many Sprayet will beare, 
That, you might thinkc,fome goodly Grove it were : 
Their tender ftalkes, to climbe aloft, are fecne ; 
Their boughs arc cover'd with a pleafantgrecne j 
And,that,which elfe,had crept upon the ground, 
Hath tops of lof tie trees, and turrets crown'd. 

This EmblemyMy fhadowes out the Natures 
Of us, that are the Reafittable-creatures : 
For, wee are truely by our nat'r all-birth, 
Like Vines undreft, and creeping on the earth; 
Nor free from fpoyling, nor in cafe to beare 
Good fruits ,or leaves, while we arc groveling there. 
But, if neve heme by Grace, (freight borne are wee. 
From earthly creepings, by that Living-tree, 
Which,here,was planted, mecrcly to this end, 
That,by his pov'r; our tveaknejje might afcend. 
And, hee outftailtie to himfelfe fo takes, 
So, of his wight, the partners us hec makes \ 
That,hee,in us,doth feeme to hide his pow'rs, 
And, make the (Irengtb hee gives, appearc as ours. 

Continue, Lord, this Grace, and grant wee may, 
Firme hold, on o«r Supporter, alwayes lay: 
So climbing, that wee nor negleft, nor hide 
His Love- 3 nor ovcr-climbe it, by our Pride. 

Thus, our yet daggering veaknefft, mail at length, 

Bee fully changed into perfed Strength. 



For* from Loves arrofo esaene are free. 

jOodFolkes,takeheede ; for, here's a wanton Waggt 
Who,having Beans and t^4rroMs t mzVcs his bragg 
That, he hath fome unhappy trick to play ; 
And, vowes to moot at all he meets to day. 
Pray be not carelefle ; for, the Boy is blinde, 
And, fometimes ftrikes, where moft he ieemeth kindc. 
This rambling Archer fparcs nor one,nor other : 
Yea, otherwhiie,the tMnkey moots his Mother. 
Though you be little Cbildre»,comc not necrc j 
For, I remember (though't be many a yeare 
Now gone and paftj that, when I was a Lsd, 
My Heart,a pricke,by this young Wanton had, 
That, pain'd me (even yeares after : nor had I 
The grace (thus warn'd) tofcapehis waggery ; 
But many times, cv'n fincc I was a man, 
He fliot me, oftner then I tell you can : 
And, if I had not bene the ftronger-heartcd, 
I, for my over-daring, might have fmarted- 

You laugh now, as if this were nothing fo j 
But, if you meet this Blinktrd with his Bow, 
You may, unlcffc you take the better care, 
Receive a wound, before you be aware. 
I feare him not } for, I have learned how 
To keepe my hcart-ftrings from his Arrowes now i 
And, fo might you, and fo might ev'ry one 
That vaine Oc<:4(ww,truely feekes to fhunn. 
But, if you Height my Counfclls, you may chance 
To blame at laft,your willfujl ignorance : 
For,fome,who thought, at firft, his wounds but fmall 
Have dyed by them,tn an Uo(piu8. 

H b % On 


On whether Jidejoe're lam 
hfiilU apfeare to bee the J aim. 

Illvstr. XX. 


■His C»be t which is an cquall-fided-fquare, 
Doth vuy well,in E«£/«w-wife,declare 
The temper of that vertuous minded man, 
Whofe refolutions nothing alter can. 
For, as the Cube, which way foever plac'r, 
Stands ever in one pofture, firmely faft, 
And, ftill, appeares the fame in forme and fize, 
Vpon what fide or part foe're it lyes : 
So, men well formed by the Word divine, 
And. truly fquar'd by vertuous Difcipline, 
Will keepe (though changes them fhall turne & wind) 
The fermt and firmntffe of an hone(i-minde. 

Ifjdiggiog deepe, his Fortunes lay him, there, 
Where he hisowne,and others weights muft bcare, 
(There, many yeares compelling him to lie, 
Oppreft with dif-refpedr. or povertie; 
Hee keepes the place to which hee ftands enjoyn'd, 
And brooks his chances with a conftant mind. 
If (hee remoovc him thence, and fee him up 
Ontemporall Prejperities high top, 
The Squarenejfe of Plaine dealing hee retaines. 
And, in the fame intcgritie remaines : 
Nor coveting vainc Wealth, or falfe eflcemes^ 
Nor, being any other than he feemes. 

Although by Nature, wee are wondrous hard, 
Lord, let us into fuch like Stones be fquar'd: 
Then, place us in thy fpirituall Temple, fb, 
That, into one firme Structure, we may grow ; 
And,when we,by thy Grace ,arc fitted thus, 
Dwell Thou thyfelfe , for evcrmorc,in us. 

De for- 1 

Defbrmitie, within may bee^> 
Where outward Beauties "toe doe fee. 




Book. 4 

[Ooke well, t pray, upon this Betdame.heTC, 
For, in her habit, though fliee gay appeare, 
tzmrm. You,through her youthfull viz.ard,miy cfpy 
Shee's of an old Edttion,by her Eye: 
And, by her wainfcot face,it may bee feene, 
Shee might your Grandams firft drynurfe have been. 

This is an Emblem, fitly fhaddowing thofe, 
Who making fairc, and honeft outward fhowes, 
Are inwardly deform'd; and,nothing fuch, 
As they to bee fuppos'd, have ftrived much. 
They chufe their words, and play well-a<2cd ptrtt, 
Bur, hide moft loathfome projects in their hearts; 
And,when you think fwcer Fnendjbip toembrace, 
Some ugly Treafin,mceti you in the face. 
1 hi a pain ed Brow, I much diflike 
A Maydeivbluh,dawb'd on a furrowed Cbcekt: 
And, labhoircto fee old Wantons play, 
And, fuite themfclves , like Ladies of the May. 
Bu-,morc (yca,mo(tof all) my foulc drfpifcth 
A Heart, xhit in Religious /crww,difgu;fcth 
Prop' ane intentions ; and arrayes in white, 
The coal -b'ackc confeienceof an Hypocrite. 
Tak : hi ed of fuch as thefe ; and, (if you may) 
Bef >re you truft them,tracl them in their way. 
Obferve their footfteps, in their private path: 
Foi , thefe (as 'ris belecv'd, the Dtvtll hath) 
Have cloven feet ; that is, tm wayes they goej 
O^e for their ends, and tother for a (how. 
N>).v,you thus warned arc , ad vife embrace • 
And,truit nor gawdy Clothes, nor painted Face. 



£My Hand and Heart, in one agree, 

What can you more dejireefmet^f 



Heart with Hand-in- hand, united thus, 
Makes here an Emblem not unknowneto us j 
And, 'tis not hard for any Vulgar wit, 
Without a Comment, to inrerpiet it. 
But, though of ev'ry man confeft it be, 
That #Wand Hem together fhould agree j 
And, that, what we in outward Jbtw expi efle, 
Perform'd fhould be, with inward hearttnejjt. 
(Since, now the World, to fuch a pafle is growne, 
Thar,all is not confidcr'd,which is knownc) 
I cannot thinkc it altogether vaine, 
To fpeake of that, which may appeare fo plaine. 
When thou d ft reach thy band unto thy friend, 
Take order, that thy heart the fame intend : 
For, otherwife in Hand, or Heart,\\\ou Iyeft, 
And, cutteft off a Member, t've thou dyeft. 
Some,give their Hearts (as many Lovers do) 
Yet, are afraid, to fet their hands thereto. 
Some give their Hands ; and, then by many a deed, 
To ratifie the gift, they dare proceede ; 
Yet,keep their tongues from faying what they meant. 
To helpe excufc their fo«r/*,when they repent, 
Yea, fome can very cunningly cxprefle, 
In outward (hew, a winning hcartinefle, 
And, ftealcthedcare affeftions they have fought, 
From thofe ,to whom they meant, nor promii'd ought. 
Then, will they, if advantage come thereby, 
Make all their Deeds, for want of Words, a ly. 
Among DiffemhUrs, in things temporall, 
Thefc RaskaSs are the ver'efl -Knaves of all. 

No Emblem, can at full declare* 
How fickle j Minds-unconftant are. 



AW*. 4 

[Ome,thinke this EmbUm ferveth to cxptcfle 
No more, but oncly Womens ficklencffe; 
And, they will moft defire to have it fo, 
Who,like thofe beft, that moft inconftant grow. 
Although my Fortunes were, in fome things, bad, 
I never in my life, experience had 
Of an tnconflant woman : Wherefore, then, 
Should I condemne the Females, more than men i 

I heare fome talke, that Women fickle be : 
And fo I thinkej and fo I know are wee. 
And (being put together) fay I dare, 
Thar, they and wee,in equall manner, fliare 
A giddwefle , and fcklencfje of minde, 
More wavering, than a Feather, or the Windt. 
The Woman., hecre, is plac'd, to typifie 
A mindcdiltracted with muchlevitie: 
Not, that the womans Wav'rings are the more ; 
But, for this caufc; Moft Vices, heretofore, 
And Venues too, our Ancestors did render, 
By words declined in the female. gender. 
The winged. Ball, f whofe tottering Foundation, 
Augments the caufes of our variation) 
McancSjhcre, thofe ufeleflc,and vaine tern frail things, 
That come and goe, with ncver-ftaying wings $ 
And,which (if. thereupon our hearts we fet) 
Make Men and Women, the Vertigo get. 

Hereafter,thcn,let neither Sexeaccufc 
Each other ; but,thcir beft endeavours ufe, 

To cure this Maladie in one another, 

By living well, and lovingly together. 

Hit \ 

Bee that enjoyes a patient Minde, 
*>¥* Can Pleafurcs in Amiftionsjinde, 



3/ Hat meanes this Country -peajant^ slij ping here 
""[Thiough prickling 7 hi files w th fuch gamefom cheerc i - 
And, plucking off their tops, as though for Ptftes, 

He gather'd V tolets, or toothleiTe Rofcs * 

What meaneth it, but onely to cxprefle 

How great a y y, well-grounded PatientneJJi 

Retaincs in Stff'rings f and, what /port fhe makes, 

When fhe her Ioutney through Ajfiflm takes i 
I, eft have fayd (and, have as oft, bcene thought 

To fpeakc a Paradtx,xbzt favours nought 

Of likely truth J that, fome Affiitiiom bring 

A Honey hag, which cureth ev'ry Sting 

(That wounds rhe FUjh) by giving to the Mini, 

A pleafing taftc of SweetneJJa refin'd. 

Nor can it other be, except in thofe, 

Whofe Better part, quite ftupifyed growes, 

By being Cauterized in the Fires 

Of childifh F tares, or temporall Defres. 

For, as the Valiant (when theConWfwounds) 

With gladnefTc lets the Surgionkaxch his Wounds j 

And, though they fmarr, yetchecrcfully indurcs 

The Plaiftcrs,and,the Probe,inhope of Cures : 

So, Men, aflurcd that Afftttions painc 

Comes not for vengeance to them, nor in vaine- 

Bur, to prepare, and fit them for the place, 

To which, they willingly direct their pace •, 

In Troubles, are fo farre from being fad, 

That, of their Suffring, they arc truely glad. 
What ever others thinke, I thus bdeeve • 
And, therefore, joy, when they fuppofe tfftevc. 


All it not Gold, Tehicb makes afbm ; 
But, what the Tovfch&ontfindetbfo. 


Book. 4 

jHen Silver MedaUs, or fome coynes oiGolct, 
' Are by the Gold-fmith either bought or fold, 
Hec doth not only fearch them with his Mje, 
But, by the Scale, their weight will alfo trie j 
Or, by the Touch(Io»e, or the Teft, a(fay 
The trueneffe of them, and their juft Mmj, 
Now, by their warinefle, who thus proceed, 
Wee fairely are admonifhed, to heed 
The faithfulneflfe of him wee make our Frietod^ 
And,on whole love wee purpofe to depend: 
Or die, when wee a IewcU thinke to get, 
Wee may bee cheated by a Counterfet, 

All is not Gold that gliders : Otherwhile, 
The Tinfture is fo good, it may beguile 
The cunningfl: eye : Bur, bring it to the Touch, 
And,then,you find the value not To much. 
Some,keepe the Tintlure, brooking, likewife, well 
An ordinarie Touch j but, yeeld a Smell, 
Which will difcover it, if you apply 
Vnto your Nofe , that piece of Cbymijlrle. 
Sometime, when there's enough to give content, 
In Co/our, in the Touch ,and in the Scent ; 
The Bulke,is more than anfwers Gold in weighty 
And, proves it a fophifticall deceit. 
Nay, fomc, is fully that which you defire, 
In all thefc Properties ; and, till the fire 
Hath made afjayes, you'l thinke you might be bold 
To pawnc your life, it had been Oyhir-gtld: 

But, to bee falfe, the M<ull's then defcride; 

And, fuch are many Fne»ds,when they are tride. 

H Apollo 

Apollo Jbcots not tfry day, 
2 H r BKt,[metime on bit Harpc doth play. 

Illvst*. XXVI. 


[Here are a fort of people fo fcvere, 
That, fooltjh, and injurious too, they are 5 
And, if the world were to bee rul'd by thcfe, 
N or Senle, nor Bodie, ever fhould have eafe. 
The Sixe <fy«,(as their wifdomes understand) 
Are to bee fpent in Labour, by command, 
With fuch a ftridneiTe, that they quite condcmne 
All Recreations which are us'd in them. 
That, which is call'd the Sabbath, they confine 
To Prayers, and all Offices- divine, 
So wholly, thar a little Recreation, 
That Day, is made a marke of Reprobation: 
A i d, (by this meanes) the reafon is to feeke, 
When their poore Servants labour all the weike, 
(Of whch, they'i bite them nothing ) how i, tyes 
Them, to obftrvc the fixe- fold Sacrifice 
By fome injoyn'd 5 and gives them fuch due Reft, 
A>> Cod allowed, both to Man and Beafi. 

Hee, gave the Woods, the Fields, and Meddowes, here, 
A time to reft, as well as times to beare. 
The Forrtfl Btafls,ax\d H cards, have howres for pUy, 
A s well as time r ograze, and hunt their prey : 
And, ev'ty Birdlbme le-fure hath to fir.g, 
Or, in the Aire, to f port it on her wing. 
And , fure, to htm, Kir whom all thefc were made, 
Lefle ki'n^nrfle was not meant, then thefe have had. 
The FLfh will fiint, if plcafure none it knowes $ 
The Mm grnwe* madd, that alway muzing goes. 
T'.e rf'tftfi men, will fometimes merry bee: 
And, this ts that, this EmiUm tcachcth me. 


Live, ever mindful! of thy dying; 
For, Time it afoayes from ibec flying. 


[His vulgar Figure of a winged glaffe, 
Doth fignifie, how fwiftly Time doth pafle. 
By that leane 5«#,which to this boure-glajje clings, 
We are informed what effe£ it bringsj 
And, by the Words about it, wee are taught 
To kecpe our latter ending (ltd itt thought. 
The common boure-glafje, of the Life of UM*n y 
Exceedeth not the largenefTe of a ftan. 
The Sand-ViVc Minutes, flyc away fo faft, 
That,jjMr« are ont,e're wcethinke months axe paft : 
Yea,many times, our nat'raliday is gone, 
Before wee look'd for twelve a electee At Ntwe- 
And,\vhere wee fought for Feautie,at the Full, 
Wee fiudc the Flejh quire rotted from the Skull. 

Let thefe Expreflionsof Times pafiage, bee 
Remembrancers for ever, Lord, to mee ; 
That, I may (till bee guikleffe of their crime, 
Who fruhlefly confume their precious Time: 
And, minde my Death • not with a flaviih feare, 
But, with a thankfull ufe, of lije-time, here : 
N 't gncving, that my dajes away doc pott; 
J:ur,cati!ig rather, that they bee not loft, 
And, lab'ring with Difcretion, how I may 
Redeeme the Time, that's vaincly dipt away. 
So, when that moment comes, which others dread, 
I, un Jifmay'd, (lull climbc my dying bed; 
With joyfull Hopes, my FUfi toduft commendj 
In Spirit, with a ftedf.ift Faith afcend ; 
And, whilft I living am , to (wne fo dye, 
That dying, I may live eternally. 

Ii 2 In 


In elfry Stormc,^ ftandeth faft, 
Whofe dwelling* on the Rocke itptae'd. 



|Hat thing foevcr fome will have expreft, 
As typified by this Halcyons-nest, 
I fhall not thinke this Emblem ill-appli'd. 
If, by the fan»e,the Church bee fignifi'd. 
For, as it is (by fomc,) affirm'd of thefe, 
That, whilft they breed, the fury cf the feas 
Is through the world alayd ; and, that their Brood 
R ermines in fafetic, then, aroidft the flood: 
So, when the Christian Church was in her birth, 
There was a generall Peace throughout the earth; 
And, thofe tumulruous Waves, which after that 
Began to rile, and bee enrag'd thereat, 
Were calmed fo, that Hee was borne in peace, 
From whom,the faithfull off-firing did encreafe. 

They, likewife, on a Recke, their dwellings have, 
As here you fee ; and, though the raging Wave, 
Of dreadfull Seas, hath beaten, ever fince, 
Aga'mft the For trejfe of their ftrong defence. 
Yet, ftill it ffands \ and, fafe, it fhall abide, 
Ev'n in the midft of all their foming pride. 

Vpon this Rocke fo place me, oh my God ! 
That, whatfoever Tempefts bee abroad, 
I may not feare the fu- y of my Foe ; 
Nor bee in danger of ai overthrow. 
My life is full of Stormes ; the Waters roule, 
As if they meant to fwallow up my foule. 
The Tides oppofe ; the furious winds doc roare ; 
My Cable's weake, my tacklings, Lord.are poore, 

And, my fraile veffeU cannot long endure; 

Yet, reach to mee thy hand, and I'm fecure. 


That's Friendfliip, and tmc-lovc jndeed* 
Which fir me abides* in time of need. 



Book. 4 

Hat's Love in earnefi, which is conftant found, 
When Friends arc in Affltftion, or in Bands . 
And, their Ajfefiion merits to be crwn'd, 
Whofe hearts are faftaed where they joyne their 

Tis eafie to be friendly,where wee fee (bands. 

A Complement or two will ferve the turne$ 

Or, where the kindnejje may required bee j 

Or, when the charge is with a trifle borne. 

It is as eafie too, for him to fpend 

At once, the full Revenues of a yeare, 

In Cates, for entertainment of his Friend, 

Who thinkes his glorie, is expenfive-cbeere : 

For, 'tis his plcafurc ; and, if none fhould come 

Like fafhwablc- Friends, for him to court, 

Hee would with Rogues, and Canters, fill the Roomc, 

Or, fuch as fhould abufe,and flout him for't. 
But,hard it is, to fuffcr, or to fpend 

For him (though worthy) that's of meane eftate, 

Unlikely our o'ecafions to befriend, 

Or, one unable to remunerate. 

Few men are liberall, whom neither Luff, 

Vaineglorie, Prtdigalttie, nor Pride, 

Doth forward into foolifh Bountie thruft ; 

As may , by Obfcrvation bee efpide. 

For, when a (lender Bountie would relieve 

Their virtuous Friend, whofe wants to them are knowne, 

To their Bufutne, a Knights eftate they'l give, 

And,thinkeon t'other trifles ill-bcftowne. 
Yet, this He fay ; and, give the DevtS his due ; 
Thcfc Friends, are to their lu(is t and humours, true, 


The Sword bath place, till War doth ceaje h 
AntU ufefull it, in time 0/ Peace. 

Illvstr. XXX. 

^Hc Sword, to bee an Emblem, here, we draw, 
Of that Authoritie, which keeps in awe 
Our Countries Enemies ; and, thole that arc 
The Foes of Peace,as well as thofe of Wane • 
That, Peace may give the Law of Armes her due, 
And, Warn, to Civili pow'rs, refpeft may fhew. 
For, Kingdomes, nor in Wane nor Peace , can fland, 
Except the Saw*' have alway fome command: 
Yea, thar, for which our forraine Spoylers come, 
Eemejlicke Foes, will elfe devoure at home; 
And, fit anger -drones the peaccfull Bees will harme, 
Vnlefle with warlike flings, themfelvcs they arme. 

Considering this, let none bee fo unwife, 
The Swords well us'd protection todefpife : 
Or, thinke the practice of this double-guard, 
In any place, or age, may well beefpar'd. 
Ler not the Swordman Height the pow'rfull Gowne- y 
Nor Gownemen caft the Sword out of their Towne, 
F.ecaafe ic terrifies, or draweth Blood j 
For, otherwhile Phlebotomy is good : 
A r d, though to kill a Lowfc, the Banians fearc-j 
(Tnough Cstnabaptijls love no Sword to wearc) 
Yet, bci-g drawne, to fright, or cut off Sinne, 
It may bee brandifh'd by a Cherubin. 

However, from the Sword divide not you 
(In any cafe) the peaccfull Qlive bough : 
That i^, let Pcace,-\x. all time- , be that End, 
For which, rodraw the Sword you doe intend; 
And, for wtll doing, bee as ready, ftill, 
"To give rewards, as blowcs, Cot deing'iS, 

A For- 

J Fortune t> ordain' 4 for toee, 
According w ^Labour* bee. 


&\r& He Sfadcfot Labour ftands. The Ba3 with wings, 
®a|g| r Inccndcih flitiing-rowltng-wordfy things, 
&**** This Altar.flone, may fervc in fctting foorth, 
Things firmer, iollid, and of greater worth : 
In which, and by thewords inclofing thefc, 
You, there may read, your Fortune, if youpleafe. 
If you, your labour, on thofe things beftow, 
Which rotvle, and fatter, alwaies,toand fro $ 
It cannot be, but, that which you obtaine, 
Muft prove a wavering ,and unconftant gaine : 
For, he that (oweth Vamtie, (hall finde, 
At rcaping-ume, no better fruit then Windc^ 

Your houres, in ferions matters, if you fpend, 
Or,fuch, as to a lading purpoletcnd, 
The purchafc of your paines will ever laftj 
And, bring you Pleafure, when the Labour's paft. 
Yea, though in teares, your Seed-time, you imploy,, 
Your Harvefl (hall be fetched home,with ioy. 
If much be wrought, much profit will enfuc ; 
If tittle, but a little meede is due. 
Of nothing, nothing comes : On will detdet 
An evill confciencc, and, ill fame fucccedes : 
An hjHe(Uife,ft\\\ findes prepaicd for't, 
Sweet Hopes in Death j aad^het^gondrepert. 
Of Sexe, or of Degree, there's no regard: 
But, as the Labour, fucb is the reward. 

To wrke-aright,oh Lord, infhuft thou mee ; 

And, grouud my Workcs, and buildings all on thee: 

That, by the fiery Tejl, when they are tride, 

My Wetke may ftand, and I mzyfafe abide. 



Let none in tnnblm times it[ inei 
Fory after Storaxijbe $\in'mllfii*e. 

Illvstr. XXXII. 

^Ifcourage not your felvcs, although you fee 
igeH The weather blackc, and formes prolonged be. 
^& What though it fiercely raiees, and thunders loud i 
Behold, chcre is a Same. bow in the Cloud, 
Wherefn,a truflfull promife may be found, 
That, quite, yout little-worlds, /hall not be drown'd. 
The San.Jbme, through the foggy miftsappeare, 
The lo wring Skic, begins agaiae todearej 
And, though the Ttmftjt, yet, your eyes affright, 
Faire weather may befall you,Iong ere night. 

Such comfort fpeales our Mmiim, unto thoie, 
Whom ftormie Perfecuttot doth enclofe ; 
Afld, comforts him, that's for theprefenr fad, 
With hopes, that better feafons may bee had. 
There is nor trouble, forrow,nor diftrefTe, 
Eut mitigation hath, orfome releafe. 
Long u(e, or */'•*, the ftotme away will turnc, 
Elfe, Patience makes it better to be borne. 
Yea, forrowts lowring dayes,\vill come and goe, 
As well as profp'rous homes of Sunfune doc ; 
And, when 'tis paft,the^4/w that went before, 
Will make the following plcafure feeme the more. 
For,hee,hath promis'd,whom we may beleeve, 
His blefling ..unto rhofe that mourn and griive-, 
And, that, though forrow much dejedts their head, 
In ev'ry need, wee fhall be comforted. 

This promife I beleeve: in cVry griefe, 
Pcrformc it, Lord, and helpe my unbeliefe : 

So, others viewing how thou chcereft mee, 

Shall, in all jorrowes, put their truft in thee. 


For Tbhatjoever, Mmdothftrive, 
The Conqttcfti God ah**, doth give. 



>Hen on the Sword, the olive-branch attends, 
\ (That is,when bloody Wants, have peaccfull Muds) 
And, whenfoever rittones are gained j 

This Emblem fhewes,by whom they are obtained : 

For, that all iPifiorie, doth onely from 

The pow'rfull hand of God-Almightie, come, 

The Boughes of Bayes and Olives, doe declare, 

Which round the Tttragrammam appeare. 

Nor muft we thinke, that God beftowes, alone, 

The Victtries of Warre, on ar.y one j 

Bur, that,when we contend in other things, 

From him, th' event that's wifht for, alfo fprings. 
This being fo, how dare wce,by the turns, 

Or, by the s\vord,vu\[wz a wicked Cauie? 

How (iare wee bt ing a matter that's unjuft, 

Where hee (though few perceive him) judge it muft i 

Or, profecutc with fury, or defpite, 

Againft the perfon of his Favourite ? 

What Fooles are they, who feekc the ConqueH, by 

Oppreffion, Fraud, or hcllifh Pcrjuric 1 

How mad are thofc, who to the Wanes prepare, 

For nothing, but to fpoyle and murthcr there i 

Who, nor ingag'd by Faith to their Altes, 

Nor urg'd by any private injuries, 

(Nor fent,nor tolcratcd,by their Prime, 

Nor caring whether fide hath giv'n offence) 

Run rambling through the World, to kill and flay, 

Like ncedic Butchers, for two groats a day i 

Thefc men may fide, where Conq*tfls,Qod beftowesj 
Yet, when the Field is wonne , thefc men doc lofe. 

Kk Sinte 


Since overmuch, Jnll oVer-filU 
Pome out enough; but doe not fpttt. 



VT is this Embums meaning, to advance 
The love and pradife, of true Temperance. 
For,by this Figure (which doth feerae to fill, 
Vntill the liquor overflow , and fpill) 
Wee are, as by example, taught to fee 
How fruitlclTcour Intemperanciesbee: 
Thus, by the Rub of Comrarie ties, 
Some Vermes, beft are fhowne to vulgar eyes. 

To fee a naftie Drunkard, reele and fpew, 
More moves to Sobernejft, than can the view 
Of twentiecivill men ; and, to behold 
One Prodigally that goodly lands hath fold) 
Stand tome and Iouzie , begging at the dore, 
Would make Intemperance abhorred more, 
(And, manly Sobernefle, much better,*each) 
Than all that fixe Philofiphers can preach : 
So, by the Fejfels overflowing, here, 
True Moderation doth more prais'd appeare, 
Than by the meane it felfe : And, without finne, 
That's pifturd, which to dee, had wicked bin, 
For, though to vertuous ends - 3 wee doe deny 
The Doi»g-tS,xhn Good may come thereby. 

From hence, let us be taught, that careful! heed, 
Whereby wee fhould both Minde and Bodie, feed. 
Let us, of our owne felves, obferve the fizc- 
How much wee want, how little will fuffize; 
And,our owne longings, rather leave unfill'd, 
Than fuffer any portion to becfpill'd: 

For what we mane, mall to account be layd, 
And, what wee wifcly^*^, fhall be repayd. 


Tbeypajfe through hm»? ftormes,a»^ ftreights, 
Who rife to anyghriout heights. 




His Tree, which here doth largely feemc to grow, 
i (And fpreads afove, though ftreightned in below) 
'Through adverfe Winds, and many a Winters bUft, 

Hath gain'd a f aire proportion at the laft 5 

And, from a iowly Jhrub , is growneto bee 

A well-efteemed, and a goodly Trse. 

Thus, hath it chanced unto many a man : 

And, he that firft in mifery began, 

(So poore and meane, that very few or none 

Havejudg'dhimtobc worth the looking on) 

Ev'n he, through (cornes,through wrongs, and povertic, 

Harh crept, and fcrew'd, and rais'd himfclfe fo high, 

Thar, he hath placed been among the prime, 

Of thofe, who feem'd the Wortbtes of the time j 

Yea,oveitopt and aw'd,the beft of thofe, 

Who fought to curbe him, when he firft arofe. 
This, I have fcene ; And, as wee feldome find 

A 7>«grow faire, that cannot breoke the Wind, 

Or, muft behous'd at Winter; or, on whom 

The Gardners pruning knife, did never come: 

So, I have rarf ly knowne thofe men to rife 

To any good, or noble qualities 

Who feelc not, firft fomc bardjhip, or fome frrme, 

To prune, to difcipline, and to rcforme 

Their wits and manners. For , profptritie, 

Eafc, plentie, and too large a libertie, 

Doth often blaft them * and,fo!fltimc bereave them, 

Of what their Predeceffors worrh's,did leave thern. 
Ler,thereforc ,no man, fcare when thjjs.hf knowes, 
Although in tempefi, and through (ireights he goes, 

Kka God, 

God, efer yrill beefrefevt,tl:ere> 
Where, of one Faith, and Mind tbey are. 

Illvstr. XXXVI. 


>xcd Pdime, (whofe Fingers doeappeare, 
& As if displayed, and advane'd they were,) 
' mended by our K^inthtr, here, wee fee, 

f o fhu iJow out agreeing. Minds, rhar bee 

Eftabhfh'dinone7r*/2. And, well it may, 

That Vatue, of the holy Church difplay. 

For, as our ^4»<6,theberer meanes can make, 

Togawr, as well as to utaine, or take, 

The &>»*yfo we feeke ; when wee intend, 

Our differing Finger s t i\] % to worke one end: 

So, when rhe Church of CbrtH ( wherein wee finde 

A d'ffrtnce of Degrees i (ball with on? mtnde, 

Pu' fue a faithfull hope 5 thry'l foone obcaine, 

That wifUed benefit, they keke to caine : 

For, when but two or three mall in Gvdsmme, 

Requefl a hie/sing, he will grant the fame. 

Let all rhy fev'rall Churches, Lo a d ( that ftand 

Likf many Fingers, members of one Hand) 

1 hy Witt. Efjentiatt with joynt love ob^y, 

Though circumftantiallv, rhcy differ may. 

S >me have the larger Circuit, fome are ftrcngtr, 

Some ate of fhort continuance, fome of longer -, 

But, though their Guifts may differ, yet provide, 

Thar, ftill,on one Foundation, they may bide; 

And, that, all thofe, who in one Faith agree, 

May, in one Band of Love , united bee : 

Till our confined Wifdome comes to know, 

Thar , many rhings,for which wee wrangle fo, 
Would fimherdiat., whofe hindrance wee doc feare, 
If more our Forth, and K ffe our Difcordvicve. 


Protect mse, if I worthy bee i 
If I demerit, puni/b mce^» 

i LLVS ltt 

Book. 4 

22^Sre4jHis Emblem, forth unto your view hath (ct y 

ll 12% ^ • SB " ?r ^» together with a c orw«f ; 
tc^^^ To fliew the prudent Reader, what Reward 
^if^tM p or ^ ap( j f or m // doing As prepar'dj 

That they, who heretofore, amille have done, 

May learne, th'ir thr-atned puniihments to (hurt : 

That they, whole Ailions warrantable were, 

May, in their horieft l <w/«,perfeverc: 

And, that thofc men, who great and pow'rfull bee, 

Should puiiifh and rewar.1, ascaufe they Ice. 
Men are of d iff ring tempers : Some,are wonnc 

By promifes, and gentle meanes alone: 

Some,moved are by fhame- and, fomc through dread, 

Tj bee in purle,oi budiepunihVd. 

And, fomc, their duties are ailur'd'ro doe, 

No way, but by a mixture of thefetwo. 

They therefore, neither Wifr,not Hontft bee, 

Who dandle all Offenders on their knee ; 

Ornunifh onclv with a God-forbid-^ 

Or, Dee not fo,my Jinnes,a% Ely did. 

N >r wifcr ought,arethey , nor honefler, 

Wh -> alwayes fright, and threaten thofe that crre 5 

No mercie joyning, to the chaftifemenc 

Of the n, wbofe faults are worthy to bee flient. 

Nor arc t xy leflc to blame, who carry Swords, 

To puoifh errors; but, nor lonkcs,nor words, 

To cherifti well defcrvings: And, in this, 

MoT: men, that puoifh others, doe amifTc. 
Sure, if rhe Sword mifdoing, may purfue, 
For d3tnr-wtt>ihc Coronet is due. 



The Tongue, yt-bich every /ecretfieakes, 
HO Is Be 4 Barrell full of leakes. 



j^Hc Barrell, from whofe bottome, fides, and bung, 
' The liquor (as in this our Embltm) flowes, 
May fitly typifie the bablingT^wr, 
Of him that utters ev'ry thing hee knowes. 
For, fuch as are their taskes, who ftrive to fill 
An ever-leaking VeJJeS, to the brim ; 
Ev'n fuch are his, who laboureth to ftill 
A utters tougue ; for, paines arc loft on him. 
This Figure, alfo, ferveth to exprefTc*, 
The truftleflc nature of a wborifh woman , 
For, fhee to all difplayes her wantonnefle, 
And, circs to kecpe her fecrefies,from no man. 
Within her bofome, nothing long fhee keeps, 
But, whatfoever fhee conceives or knowe? , 
Streighr, from the heart, up to her tonguc,it a cepsj 
And,round about the Citie, then,it goes. 

Pee warned therefore, and commit thou not 
Thy perfon,ftatc, or fame,to fuch as thefej 
Left, they thy Reputation doe befpet, 
Confurae thy Snbjlance, or thy Mwde difcafe. 
But, moft of all, bee wary, left the crime, 
Which here wee doc reproove,thy mind infe<5t: 
For, Viet, like weeds, will grow in little time, 
And, out-grow Venues, if wee them negleci. 
The fureft way to kcepc fuch errors our, 
And, in ourfclves ixtieVertnes ro maintaine • 
Is, to bee booft with Temp ranee, round about, 
And, our out-flowing humors to rcftraine. 
If thus we pradifc, 'twill prevent rhc wrongs 
Of our owne errors, and of others tongues. 


However thou the Viper take-» 
A dmgrout hazard thou dofl make. 


»Hh Figure warncs us, that wee meddle not 
With makers, whereby nothing may becgof, 
Save harnie or UJJe ■ and, fuch as once begun, 
Wee may,nor farely ^,nor leave undone, 
I mould bee loath to meddle in the ftrif c 
Arifing 'twixt a Husband, and his Wife h 
For, Truth conce l'd,or fpoke, on either fide, 
May one or th'other grieve, or both divide. 
I would not wirh my mod familiar Matt, 
Be Partner in the whole of my eftatc ; 
Left I, by others errors , might offend, 
Or, wrong my Family, or, lofe my Friend. 
I would not, willingly, in my diftielTe, 
From an unworthy hand, receive redreflc; 
Nor, when I need a Suretie, would I call 
An Fnthrift, or a roaring Prodtgall: 
For, either thefe I tha^klefly muft fliun, 
Or, humour them, and be perhaps undone. 
I would not heaie my Friend \xnmic\y prare 
Thofe things, of which I muft informetheSMK .' 
And, fenne unfriendly ; or, clfe leave ro doc, 
That, which a ftronger Band obligcrh to. 

Nor would I,forthe world, my heart lliould bee 
Enthrald by one, that might not marry mce 5 
Or, fuch Ukepajs'ions, bee perpLxcd in, 
As hang betwixt a Vtrtue,znd a Sin»e- 3 
Or, fuch, as whether way foe're I went, 
Occafion'd ?uilt , or (Tiamc, or difcontent : 
F'>r, howfoe're wee mannagc fuch like things,' 
Wee handle winding ripen, that have ftings. 



The gaining of a rich £ttate, 

Sternest many times, refirain'dby Fate. 

Illvstr. XL. 

•Bferve this Wbtele, and you mall Tee how Fatt 
Doth limit out to each man,that Eftate 
Which hcc obraincs ; Then,how heedoth afpirc 
To fuch a height 5 and, why hce mounts no higher: 
For, whatfoere their Authors underftood, 
Thefe Emblems , now, fhall fpeake as I thinke good. 

The Cornucopias faftned to a Round, 
Thus fixt,may (hew, that Riches have their bound- 
And, can be raifed,by mans pow'r or wits, 
No higher than Gods Providence permits. 
The placing of them on that Wieeie,doth fliow, 
That,fome waxe Poor e, as others Wealthy grow: 
For,lookehow much the higher, one doth rife, 
So much the lower, ftill,the other lies- 
Arid, when the height of one is at an end, 
Mec finkes againe, that others mavnfeend. 
The many (tops, which on this Whcele you fpie, 
Thofe many obflacles may typifTe, 
Which barreall thofe that unto Wealth afpire, 
From comparing the Round o( their defire. 

The vrmt of Wit, from Riches, barreth fome 3 
Some,cannot rich,becaufe of Sloth, become. 
Some, that are IWJ2, and />«<*<■/«//, are deny'd 
Encreafcof wealth, through Pleasure, ox through Pride, 
Some,lofe much profit,which they elfe might make, 
Becaufe of Conscience, or for Credit fake. 
If none of thefe did hinder, wee have ftore, 
That might bee Rich, who, yer, are very Poore. 

And,thcfe,indced, doe come to be thofe Fates, 

Which keepe moft men, from getting large tjhtes. 


In all thine Anions , bxt>t a caret 
That no unlccmlincfleappearc.' 


[He Virgin, or the Wife, that much defires, 
To pleafe her Lovers, or her Husband's Eyes, 
In all hcrcouTeft Robes, her felfe attiresj 
And, feckes the coml'eft Drep,{hcc can devife. 
Then, to her truftic Looking-glafje, fliee goes, 
(Where, often, fliee her perfon turnes and winds,) 
To view, how feemely her attiring fk>wes 5 
Or, whether ought amifle therein flic finds. 
Which praifefull Diligence, is figur'd thus 
In this our Emblem^ that, it may be made 
A documcnrall figne,reraembring us, 
What care of all our Actions, mult bee had. 
For, hee thar in God's prefencc would appeare 
An acceptable Souk . or, gracious grow 
With men, that of approv'd conditions are, 
Muft by fome faithfull Glaffe, be trimmed fo, 
The good Examples of thofc pious men, 
Who liv'd in elder times, may much availe : 
Yea, and by others evills, now and then, 
Men fee how groffcly, they themfelves,doe faile. 

A wife Companion, and,a loving Friend, 
Stands nearer, than thofc ancient glafles doc ; 
And, fcrveth well to fuch an ufcfull end : 
For, hce may bee thy GUjJe , and Fount/line too. 
His gojd Example, fliewes thee what is fit 3 
His Admonition, checks what is awryj 
Hce, by his Good-advtfe, reformeth it j 
And,byhisZ,rw,thoumend'ft itpleafedly. 

But, if thou doc defire the perfc&'ft Glaffe, 

Ioync to the Morrall-Lav, the Law oj Grace. 

L I Wee 


W ee, bring the Hony to the Hive . 
Buh others, by our labours thrive. 

[He prettie iees,mzh daily paines contrive 
Their curious Combes, and from the flowry Fields, 
Doe bring that pleafant fweetneiTe to their Hive, 
Wh : ch NeftAr, and Ambrofiack dainties,yeclds, 
Yet, when themfelves with labours they have th'd, 
The following Winters famine to prevent, 
For their good fervice, either they are fir'd, 
Or, forth into an emptie Hive are fent: 
And, there, with (lender diet they are ferved, 
To leave another Summers worke, to thofe 
Who take no care, though all the fwarme be ftarved, 
If weake,and quite paft labour once it growes. 
As with fuch Bees, it fares with many a one, 
Thar, fpends his youthfull time in honeft thrift; 
And,by the Wafpe, the Hornet, or the Drone, 
Of all their labours, they are foone bereft. 
Sometime, the bordring /7<«,much wrong this brood, 
Through idle viftings • or, them defpoyle, 
By making friendly fhewes of neighbourhood ; 
When, all their Complements, are nought but guile. 
Sometime, their powerfull Foes doe rob them quite 5 
Sometime,their Lords,or Landlords, with pretence, 
Of claiming only what is juft and right, 
OpprefTe them without mcrcie,or defence. 
Thus, by one courfe or other, daily, fome 
(That aie laborious in an honeft way) 
The prey of Pride, or Idleneffe become: 
And, fuch as thefe,may therefore truely fay, 
That, wharfoever they to pafle have brought, 
Not for them filves, but ethers, they have wrought. 


God, by their Names, the Stars doth call; 
Andibes is Ruler of them all 


Book. 4 

>Ome fay,(and many men doe theft commend) 
Thar,all our deeds, and Fortunes doc depend 
Vpon the motions of celeftiall Spheres-, 

l^i^M And,on rhe conftellations of the Surra, 
If this were true, the Starres, alone, have bin 
Prime caufe of all that's goed,and of zWfime. 
An J,Were (me thinkesj injuftice toc9ndemne 3 
Or, give rewards to any, but to them. 
For, if they made meefime, why for that ill, 
Should I be damn'd,aod they brightly,ftill ? 
It they itiforc'd my goodneffe, why fhould I 
Bee glorified for their Pieiie ? 
And, if they neither good nor iS conftrainc, 
Why then, fhould wee of Deflmie complaine i 

For, if it bee (as tisj abfurd to fay, 
The A n res c nforce us ( fince they ft ill obay 
Their juft Commander ) 'twere abfurder,farrc, 
To fay, or thinkc, that God's Decree it were, 
Which did necefttate the very fame, 
For which, we thinke the Jlttrres might merit blame 
Hee made the fiarres to bee an ayd unto us, 
Not(as is fondly dream'd) to hclpcundoe us : 
(Much leflc, without our fault, to ruinate, 
By doome of irrecoverable Fate) 
And, if our good Endeavors, ufe wee will, 
Thofe glorious creatures will be helpfull ftill 
In all our honcft wayes: For, they doe ftand 
To helpe,not hinder us,in God's command ; 

And, hee not onely rules them by hispow'rs, 

But, makes their Glory, fcrvant untooors. 

LI 2 Wh 

Who, Patience tempts* beyond her fir en gfb, 
t-*)^ Will make it Fury, m the length. 

;Lthc ugh wre know nor a more patient crca u e, 
/MS® r ban is the Lambe, (or,of I flc I a r frll ratu^) 
Yet, as thi< Emblem fluwes, n hen i htldtfh v*. iacg^ 
hacn xoubkd, and pr .vok'd him overlong, 
Heegrowes enrag'd ; and makes the wanton Bt-yes, 
Bee glad ro !eav. their (ports, and urn their 

T bus have I tceoc it with fomc Child, en fare, 
Who, when their Parous too indulgent were, 
Have urg'd them, till their Doting grew to Rage, 
And.fhut them wholly from their Heritage. 
Thus, many times, a foolifli man doth lofe 
His faithfull Frien # d<;,and juftly makes them foes. 
Thus, froward Husbands 5 and, thus, pecviih VfTn << f 
Doe foole away the comfort of their lives; 
And,, by abufir.g of a fatienUMate, 
Tumc deaden Love, into the deadlieft Hate: 
For, any wrong may better bee excufed , 
Than, Kindnefle, long, and wilfully abufed. 

But, as an'd Lambe, provoked, thus, 
Well typifies how much it movcth us, 
To fi :de our Patience wrong'd : So, let us make 
An Emblem of our felves, thereby to take 
More heed, how God is moved towards them, 
That, hi:- iong Juffnng,and his Love contemne. 
For, as wee Tome what have of evci y < nature, 
So, wee in us, have foTiewhat of his Nature : 
Or, if it bee not fayd the fame to bee, 
His Pictures, and his Images are wee. 

Let, therefore, his long {uffnng, well be weigh'd, 

And,keepeus,to/>w^'* bm,f\i\\ afiaid. 


HeethM is blind* mil nothing fee, 
What light fit 1 re about him bee. 

f W 

i T is by fomc fupp Ad, that our Qtvles, 
By Day time,.are no perfect fighted Forties-, 
And, that, the more you doe augment the light, 
The more you fliall deprive them of thciv fight. 
Nor Candles, Torches ..not the Sunne at noone, 
Nor Spectacles, nor all of thefe in one 
Can make an Owlet in the day-time fee, 
Though none, by night, hath better eyes than fliee. 

This Emblem, therefore, fets their blindnejje forth, 
Who cannot fee,when anapparant worth 
Illuftraccs vcrtuous M/n ; yet, feeme to fpie 
Thofe faults, wherewith ili-willcrsthcm belie. 
Th blindnejje ,a\Co,wc\\it may declare, 
Of Heretikes, who Eagle- fighted are, 
In Sophistries , and in the cloudic-night, 
Of thofe darke Errors , which delude the fight 3 
Yet, cannot fee the Rayes of Truth divine, 
Though, brighter than the Day light, fhee doth fhine. 
Ir,likewife,very fitly typifies, * 

Thofe,in our davcs,who foic out myftcrics, 
Beyon \ the Moone • yet, cannot gaine the view 
Of that, which common Reajtn provcth true : 
And, theref )re,onely, crie it (madly) downc, • 
Becau(l*,by Reafins light, it may be knownc. 

Thefe, when 'twas offted, firft,the light refufed • 
And,thfy have now the darkncffc which thcychulcd. 
Till, therefore, God fliall offer Grace againc, 
Man drives to fet up Lights, to thefe, in vaine : 
For, what are Lights to thofe, who blinded bec i 
Or, wh j fo blmde, as they that will not fee > 



Nonehtoves* vntill the Fight be pafl, 
Who/ball bee V&oiyi* the laft. 



^ffij&r 3 '^ tbcie two Chamfuns for the Conquejl fight, 

itioi liCt ^"xrthernf)Othf/^rw takes her flight, 

«^N"® On di ubtfull wings ; and,till the fiaj bee paft, 

None know e , to whether, fheethe Wreath will caft. 

Which Em'okm (crvts,not oneIy,to exptelTe 

The danger, and the illues doubttulnelTc, 

In all Contentions • but, may vvai nc us too, 

That, wee no drivings rafhly undergoe ; 

Since they, who long wirh painfull skill havefhiv'd, 

Of likely Cvquefts, areat length d.priv'd. 

Fone,much prevailes- but S (tight and Wit hath pow'r, 
Sometime,to hurle downe Sttengtb upon the floore. 
Sometimes againe, our Ingmetres doe failej 
And, Metres, doe more than Stratagems, prewilc. 
Though, I, upon mine honefi-Canfc depend, 
Another may o'rethrow it, by his Friend : 
' And, hf e that boafteth of his attorn grate, 
May lofe his hopes, it Bribing come in ptacc. 

To fay the Truth, in whatfoevtr Caufe, 
Wee by the Sword contend, or by the I aires, 
There's no event or ifiue more allured, 
T han this, that, loffe to both fball bee procured : 
And, that, fometime, as well an innocent, 
As guilty- canfe, may findean ill event. 
Ler,therefore,our endeavours be, to ftrive, 
Who, (hall hereafrer,leaft occafion give 
Of thofe e*ntentio»s,Md of thofe debates, 
Whkhhurt our honor, fafctie, 01 cftates : 

Thst, we, a Conqueft, may be fure to gaine, 

And, none repine, at that which we obtaine. 


Wbyfbmli I fears the v.w of Bread ? 
ifGo&foplenfeil'h.illbet fed. 



Book. , 

|He fairhleffe lem's repining currifhnefle, 
The blelted Pfalmlft, fitly did expreffe, 
By gr inning-dogs, which howling roameby night, 
To fatisfle their grudging appetite. 
Here, therefore, by an Emblem, wee are fliowne, 
That, God, (who as hee lifts, beftowes his ownc) 
Providing fo, that none may bee unfed, 
Dorh offer to the Dogges, the Children* bread. • 

And, by this Emblem, wee advifed are, 
Of their prefumptuous boldnefle to beware, 
Who bound God's Mercie ; and, have fhut out fome 
Horn hope or Gr*tt,before the Night is come : 
Sirtce,to the Dogs, his meat is not denide, 
If they retnrne, (though not till Evening tide.) 

Moreover, wee, fome notice hence may take, 
That, if provifion, God, vouchsafes to make, 
For l.yom, D0£*,and Ravens, in their need, 
Hec will his Lambes,and harmleffe Turtles feed : 
A ,, l Jn provide, that they fhall alwayes have 
Sufficient, to rmintainc the Life hee gave. 

I muft contclle, I never merit fhall, 
The Crummct, which from thy Children* table, fall : 
Yet, thou haft oft, and freely fed mcc, Lord, 
Among thy Children,**, thy Holy. board : 
Nor have I, there, been fill'd with £>WaIone; 
rut,ontheblcffed Bodieo? thy Sonne, 
My soulc hath feafted. And, if thou doft grant 
Such favours, Lord '. what can I fcarc to want i 

For, doubt lefTe, if thy Sonne thou plcafc to give, 

All other things, with him, I (hall receive. 



t AUf\ctti i uliketheyritker>dHay, 
Andy Jo it firings, and fades away. 

His infant, and this little Truffe of Hay, 
When they are moralized, fecme ro lay, 
■8* Thar, Flifi js but a tuft of Morning G^/c, 

Both greene,and with- r'd, ere the day-hght palTc. 
And, fuch we truly finde ir • for, behold, 
AfToone as Man is borne, hce waxeth old, 
In GriefcSjin Sorrowcs,orNccc(s;tiesj 
And, withers ev'ry houre, untiil hee dyes : 
Now, flourifhing, as Graffe, when it is gro-vne, 
Straight perifhing, as Gta(Je, when it is mowne. 

If, wee with other things, mans Age cemr- are, 
His Ltfe is bur a Day ( For, equall'd are 
His 7 tares with Hourcs: His Months, with Minutes bee 
Fir parallels j and, ev'ry hreatning,wee 
May tearme a Day ) yet, fame, ev'n at the Night 
Of that fliorrD^, are dead, and witherd qui;e. 
Before rhe ^Morning of our lives bee done, 
The Flcjh oft fades: Somerime,itgrowesrill Nvtrsc: 
But, there's no mortall F Itfh, ihar will abide 
Vnparched longer, than till 
For, in it felfe,r alwayes carries rhar, 
W hich helpeth fo, it felfe ro ruinate j 
That,though it feele, nor fiorme, nor fcorchiflgjfaaw, 
An inbred Canker, will confume the fame. 
Considering well, and well rcmembring this, 
Account the Fhjh no better than it is : 
Wronp not thine everlafting Settle, to cherifh 
A Gear J, which in a moments time will penfh. 

Give it rhe tendance, fit for fading Crops - y 

But, for Hay barvcH, Me not better hopes. 


Makeufe of Time, that's comming on . 
F6r>tbatupcrilVi>v>bicb u gone. 


Book , 

>^is Glaffe dechrcs,how Time doth pifle away • 
And,if rh: Word*, about it, rightly fay, 
Thy Twc that's goiHhjs-bft: and,proofe will fhew, 
1 hjt,many find both Words, and Emblem ,tiue. 
How Lft their Time departs, they beft perceive, 
From who-Ti it freaks, before they take their lea > e, 
Of what th: y love j and,wh<>fe laft houre is gone, 
Before their chiefell: bufineiTes'are done. 

How faft it Hides, ev a they are alfo taught, 
(Too late, perhaps) who never kept in thought 
Their ending-day ; but, alwayes did prefume, 
Or, largely hope upr -n rhe Time to come-, 
The prefent-bomes ,nor thankfully enjoying, 
Nor,honeftly, n >r ufefully etti ploying. 

That,yeares expir'd, are ln(t\ they likewife find : 
For,when their under ftin.iing brings ro mind, 
How fondly (or, how ill perchance* they fpenc 
Their paffed age • they fee, with difcontenr, 
The Time, not oncly left, brr, wo: fe than (o 3 
Lo(l,mxh a thoufand other L lies moe: 
And, that,when th> y fhall need njvtalth no.fowr, 
Can purchafe them,onc minute f an h»iv. c. 

Confider this,all ye that fpend the prime, 
The»w«t tide,znd the tnUght of your Time, 
Inchildtfhplay games, or meerc worldly things- 
Ac if y u could, at pleafue, clip Times wings, 
Or rume his Glaffe • or,had a Life,ox tvvainc 
To live, when you had fool'd out thk in vainc. 

Short y. the pre(e»t • loft Times paffed bee ; come, vtcc may notice to fee. 

M m The 


The Garland, He akne /ball tear e* 
Whoito the Goalc, doth perfevere. 



>N Armt is with a Garland here extended j 
3® And, as the A/*«»fairh, it is intended, 
Tt all that ptrfevtre. This being Co ; 
Let none be faint in heart, though they btjlow: 
For, he that crtepes, untill his Race be done, 
Shall gaine a Wrtaib, alwell as tbey that runne. 
This being fo 5 let no man walke in doubt, 
A.- if Gods Armt of Grace were ftrctched out 
To forae fmall number : For, whoe're begins 
And ftr [turns, the profcr'd Garland winns : 
And, God refptds noperfons •, neither layes 
A ftumbling blocke in any of our Waies. 
This being (o, let no man think't enough 
To fet his hand, a little, to the Plough, 
And, then defiftj bur, let him dill purfue,' 
To doc that Werke,xo which that Wreath is due: 
For, nor on Geed. beginner r, nor onthofc 
That. walkchalfc-waj, (much IciTe on him, that goes 
No ftepp at all) will God this gift confene j 
But, oncly, unto thofe that perfevere. 

Lo r d, by thy Grace, an entrance I have made 
In honeft Patbes • and, thy afliftance had, 
To make in them, fome flow pmtcdwgs too. 
Oh grant me, fall abilitie, to doc 
Thy facred WiU . and, to begtt.n, and end 
Such Workes,o& tothy^/«7,ftjll, may tend. 
That {Walking, and cthiinmng in the Path, 
Which evermore, thine-approbation hath ) 
I may that(74r/W,by thy£r4«,obtaine, 
Which, by miae owoe defert, I cannot gaine 
Ghrj be t» God. 




[Hou, of a noble minde, arc thought, 
' Which,heav'nly things, hath chiefly fought, 
And, fcorn'ft thy vertue to debafe, 
By loving thofe of lower place. 
If fo, thine Emblem doth cxprefTe 
Thy Wifdome, and thy worthynejje. 
But, if to earthward thou incline ; 
Thence, learnc Affection* more Divine. 

See, Emb.l. 

Some words or thoughts, perhaps, of your 
Have vvrong'd Gods providence, or Pow'r 
Els, you (it may be) to fome place, 
Confine his unconfined Grdct . 
Or, thinke,he never takethoare, 
Of any Realm, but where you are. 
Your Lot, now, therefore, ckjth provide, 
To have your ludgemM redtifide. ' 


Thou maift be wife, but, there is, yet, 
Some crack, or failing in thy wit : 
For, thou doft per (onate apart, 
That, fhowes thee orher,thcn thou art. 
Thine Emblem, therefore, doth declare, 
What Habit, fuch deferve to weare j 
And, that, he merits Afles eares, 
Who ii not, that, which he appeares. 

See, Emb. III. 

You have, as yet, much worke to doe, 
But, you have littlt time thereto : 
That, UttU, flyes away with fpeed, 
And, you the Loffe, as little heed. 
Left, therefore, all your time be gone, 
Before you duely thinke thereon, 
A memorandum you have gor, 
By drawing, of this luckie Lot. 

Sec, Emb. IV. 
• Mma Though 


The Fourth Lotteries. 

Though you, perhaps, no prill dread, 
A mifchitfc hangs above your head j 
By which, you (taking little care; 
Mayperifhereyoube aware. 
To minde you, therefore, to efchew 
Such Miferies as may enfue * 
Your Let , this wzraing-Xmblem fent • 
Obfcrve ir, and your btrmti prevent. 

See } EmbfV. 

Thou fly' ft, in hope, to fhun thy griefe j 
Thou chtngtfl pitce, to feeke releefe j 
And,many blameleffe things are fhent 
As, caufers of thy difcontcnt. 
But troublc,now,no more thy minde, 
The root of thy difeafe to finde • 
For, by thine Emblem, thou fhalt fee, 
The Femtuitte, whence thy torments bee. 
Sec, Emir. VI. 
M 7 

Thou art, or els thou werr, oflate, 
Some great,or petty, Mtgiflrste j 
Or, Fertupt thereunto, perchance, 
In time to come, will thee advance. 
But, by thine Emblem, thou fhalt fee, 
That, when icftrein'd, thy pvtv'r fhali be, 
Offenders, thereof will be glad, 
And skoffcthe powV which thou haft had ; 
Obierveit; andbe Co upright, 
That, thou maift laugh at their defpigbt, 
Sec.Emb. VII. 

Frmotim thou doft much defire, 
And, fpacious Firtunct to acquire 5 
As if thou thought!!, thou mightft artaine, 
True BUJJedneJfe, by fuch a gaine : 
To fhew thee, therefore, what event, 
Whit haffintfje, and what content, 
Such things, will bring vs, at the laff , 
An ufefull Objeil, now, thouhaft. 

See, Emb. VIII. 

Diftieartned be not, though thou fee, 
Thy Hopes, quite fruftrarc feeme to be 5 
For, many ff<p«,appearing paft, 
Have, beene renew'd againe, at laft ; 
And, grew far greater, then before, 
When, they feem'd lofty or evermore. 
Examples, therefore, now are brought, 
Thatjftill, to N0pe,thou may ft be taught. 
See Emb. IX. 


The Fourth Lotterit 

M io 

Moft men dcfire ro gaine the Fdte, 
Wflich kecpes them fafe, io ev'ry ftate ; 
And, you, no doubt, would fainc provide, 
A station, which might firme abide. 
If fo you meane , your Lot hath brought, 
Some fiewes of that,which you have fought: 
For, by your Emblem, you may fee, 
What men (hall moft unmooved be. 

Sec, Emb.X. 

You feeme,to wonder, much of late, 
That, fome goe backmdraf in tfidte, 
Who feemc to thrive $ and, why,wefinde, 
Thofe Friends, who feemed very kinde, 
( And,f orWard,good refpe&s to (how) 
Doe ; now uokinde, and f ro"ward grow. 
But, when your Emblem you (hall fee, 
No wonder, then, fuch things will be. 

Thou fcek'ft a Cotiejuefi j or, (at Icaft) 
Of fuch a Pow'r to bee poflcft, 
As none can conquer ; And, behold, 
Thou , in an Emblem, (halt be told 
The meancs to get thy hearts defire. 
Yer, know, that if thou come no nigher, 
Then but to know the meanes oibltffe, 
The farther off, the blefing is. 


Thou liv'fl, as one who thinks, that, Fm 
All Actions did nefefttdtt i 
And, that to doe,ot leave undent, 
Thy Bufineffes, came all ro one. 
If, thus thou thinke, perhar*s,this Chtnu 
May helpeto cure thine ignorance 8 
And, (how, when 'twill be, wholly, fit 
To Fdte, our matters, to commit. 

Sec 9 £«tf.XHI. 

r 4 
Thy N»i°hbors houfe when thou doft view, 
Welfurmfrt, pledfdnt, Urge, or new, 
Thou thinkftgood La res, alwaies dwell, 
In Lodgings that are trimm'd fo well. 
But, by thine Emblem, thou art fhowne, 
That (if thou lov'dft what is thine t»ne) 
Tbdttht Roofes, as true Contentments yccld, 
As thofe, that arc with CttUr fccld. 
Vainc Fdnckt, therefore, from thee caft ; 
And, be content with what thou haft. 
See, Emi. XIV. 

Thou _ 


1 be fourth Lotteries. 


Thou feek'ft Preferment, as a thing, 
Which Eajl, or Wtjlerne-mnds might bring ; 
And,'thinkft to gaine a temp'rall Cntrne, 
By Pomes and Fertues of thine owne : 
But, now, thy Lot in/ormes from when, 
The Scepter, and preferments come ? 
Seeke, thence, thy lawfull hopes fruition, 
Andj.cherifh not a vaine ambition. 

See, Emb. XV. 

This Let, though rich, or poore,thou bee, 
PicfentS an Emblem, fitt for thee. 
If Rich, it warnes, not to be proud- 
Since, Fortunes favours are allow'd 
To Swimfh-men .'If thou bepoere, 
Dcjecl thou not thy felfe,the more; 
For, many worthy men, there are, 
Who, doe not Fortunes Iewels weare. 
See, Emb. XV I. 

"fhou, doft not greatly care, by whom 
Thy wealth, or thy Preferments , come: 
So, thou maift get them, took or A'jm*, 
Thy prayers, and thy />r<«/? may have \ 
Becaufe, thou doft nor feare, nor dreamc, 
What difadvantage comes by them: 
But, by thine Emblem, thou fliait fee, 
IhttiMifcbieves, in their favours bee. 

See, Emb. XVII. 

You boaft, asif it were unknowne, 
The power you-have were not your own: : 
But, had you not an able Prop, 
You could not bearefo high a Top i 
And, if that Ayde forfake you mall, 
£>owneto the ground, you foonc will fall. 
Acknowledge this • and,humblc grow, 
You may be, ftill, fupportcd fo. 

SeeEmb. X V 1 1 1, 

This Lot of yours doth plaincty mow, 
That, in fome danger now.ycu go. 
But, tvfunds by Steele, yet, feare yW^t , *- 
Nor Pifieltng, nor Cannon-fhot . 
But,rather,drcad thefi^s that fly, 
From fome deepe-wounding wantons eye, v 
Yourgreateft perills are from rherrtfe j 
Get^ therefore. Armour of defence. 

Sec Emb. XIX. 


T<be Fourth Loner, 



Thy Vermes, often, havebeenc trifcfe, 
To finde what proofs they will abijc 
Yet, thinkc no: all thy Trialls pair, 
Till thou on ev'ry fide art caft ; . 
Nor,fcare thou, what rjiy chance to thee, 
If truely, fquare, thy d«Hngs be ; * 
For, then, what ever doth befall, 
Nor harme, nor jhame, betide thee frail. 

See, Emb. X X. 


Fine Clothes ,faire Words, enrifing Facet 
With Maskes ofPletie and Grace, 
Off, cheat you, with an outward mow, 
Of that, which prooveth nothing fo. 
Therefore, your Emblems Morall read j 
And, ere too farre you d©e proceed, 
Thinke, whom you deale withall,to day , 
Who, by faire fhewes, deceive you may. 
See, Emb. XXI. 

You, are accus'd of no man, here, 
As, if to any , f life, you were 
In mrd, or Detd ; and, w ifh, we doe, 
Your Conscience may acqwit you too, 
But, if your felfe you guilty finde, 
(As, unto fach a fault inclin'd) 
The crime, already pa(l, repent j 
And, what is yet undone, prevent. 

See, Emb. XXI I. 


2 5 

You haue delighted much, of late, 
Gainft Women* ficklcaeffe,to pratCj 
As if this frailcty you did find, 
Entail*d,alonc, on Womankind: 
But, in your felfe, thcr's now and then, 
Great proof es, of wuv'ring minds,in men: 
Then, jugde not faults which are unknown j 
But, rather learne to mend your owne. 

At your AffliQitns, you repine, 
And,in alltroubles,cry,and whincj 
As if,to/»/<r, brought no roy- y 
But, q<iic.,did all contents delfroy. 
That, vou might, therefore, patient grow, 
And, karne,that Vermes pow're, to know, 
This Lot, unto vour view, is brought : 
Pcrufc,anJ pra&ifc wnat is taught. 

Sec, Emb. XX IV. 



The Fourth Lotteries. 


On out- fide FrW*,thoumuch rcli'ft, 
And, trnflefi, oft, before thou try'ft j 
By which, it coufn*gt thouefcape, 
Thy Wit wee praiie not, but thy H*f : 
But, left by trujl, (t'tcjriaH d#e) 
Thou, overlate,thy Tfrjlmg iuc; 
Obferve the UwaH of thy Lot, 
And,looke that thou forget it nor. 

Sec, Emb.XX'V. 

By this your Let, it fhould appeare, 
That,you your felfe are too levcrej 
Or, have, by fome,perfwaded bin, 
That,ev'iy Pleafrre is a finite. 
ThatjWiltr therefore, you may grow, 
You have an Ember* , now,to uVw, 
That,ff«,whofe wildome all men praise, 
Somctimcjlayes downc his fl<w,and pUjts. 

Thou little heedft howTViw* is loft, 
Or, how thine Hemes away doe poftj 
Nor art thou mindfull of the day, 
In which thy life, will breath away. 
To thee this Lot, now, therefore, came, 
To make thee heed full of the fame, 
So,of thy Dutie, let it mind thee, (thee 
That, thou mailfc live, when Death (hall findc 

A fafe-abiding,wouldft thou know, 
When Seas doe rage,and winds doe blow < 
If fo ; thine Emblem fhewes chee, where 
Such Priviledges gained are, 
Obferve it well ; then,doe thy beft, 
To bee a Tongling, in that ncft 
There Ajoraltz'd^ and, mocke thou not 
At what is taught thee,by this Ltt. 


Belcevc not,alwayes,as thy Creed, 
That, Leve-prefeft,is Love-indeed- 
But, their Jjfetltm enterraine, 
Who in thy need, fame Friends remained 
Perhaps, it much may thee conccrnc, 
This Lefftn, perfc&ly, to Iearne. 
Thine Emblems mora!I,therefore,view, 
And, get true Fritnas, by being,/™*. 

See, Emb. XXIX. ' 


The Fourth Lotteries. 


The Confciences, of fomc, aflfbrd 
No Lawmll ufe unto the Stvord: 
Some dreame, that, in the time of peace, 
The pra&ife of all Armes may ceafe 5 
And, you, perhaps, among the reft, 
With fuch like fancies are poffeft. 
However, what your Morall fayes 
Obferve -and, walke in blamelefle wajes. 
See,£«£. XXX. 

A better Fortune you might gaine, 
If you, could take a little paine: 
If you have Wealth, you mould have more, 
And, mould be Rich, (though youare/wrO 
If to the longings you have had, 
A true endevour you would adde : 
For, by your Emblem, you may fee, 
Such, as your Paines, your Gaines will be, 
Scc t Emb. XXXI. 

When any troublous Time appeares, 
Your Hope is ouercome, with feares, 
A?, if with every FloudofSatne, 
The Wortt would quite be Hrownd againe. 
But, by y out Emblem, you (hill fee, 
That, Sunfhine, after Stormes may be : 
And, you this Lot, (it m.».y be) drew, 
In times of ncede, to comfort^*. 

Sec, £«£. XXXII. 

3? . 
When, youtoought,pretend a right, 
You thinketo wii.r.c it by your might. 
- Yea, by your (trength,yourpurfe or friends, 
You boaft to gaine your wifhed Endes. 
But, fuch Pr.fumptions to prevent 
You to an Emblem now arc fent 
That, (howes, by whom he Vitlor gf owes. 
That winnes, by giving ovcithrowes. 

See, Emb. XXXIII. 

If,truely temper ate, thou be, 
Why fliould this Lot, be drawne by thee? 
Pcrh ?ps, thou cither doft exceed, 
In coftly Rebes ^ or, drinke, or feede, 
Beyond the meant. 1 f, this thou flnde, 
Or,know'ft, in any other kindc, 
How thou effendeft by txcejfc, 
Now, leave off,\hzt intemp'ratneffe. 

Sec Emb. XXXI V 



The Fourth Lotteries 

Thou hop'ft, todimbCjto honoi'd heights, 
Yet, would ft not pafic through ftormes otfirtigbts j 
But, (hun'ft them fo, as if there were 
No way to bltjfe, where trembles are. 
Left, then,thou lofe thy hop'd,for pratfc, 
By, feeking wide, and eafic wayes j 
Sec what thine Emblem doth difclofc. 
And, fcare not ev'ry iw'^that blowes. 

x SK,Emb. XXXV. 


Sometimes, it may be, thou doft flndc, 
That, God, thy payers, doth not minde, 
Nor, hcedc , of thole Petitions take, 
Which,men and Congregations make. 
Now, why they take fo ill efTe&, 
Thou, by our ^MorraU^ maift colled ; 
And, by the fame, (halt alfo fee, 
When, ail thy fuits will granted be. 

Sec, Emb. XXXVI. 

Thou, haft bene very forward, (till, 
Tofnnifh thofe, that merit ill } 
But, thou didft never, yet, regard 
To give Defert, her due Reward. 
That, therefore, thou maift now have care, 
Of fuch lnj»(iice, to beware, 
Thine Emblem, doth to thee prefent, 
As well Reward, as pmjhmcnt. 

J Scc,£w*.XXXVIL 

Thou, either haft a billing tongue, 
Which, cannot kcepe zjecnt, long , 
Or, ftialt, perhaps, indanger'd growc , 
By fuch, as utter all they know. 
In one, or other, of the tvvainc, 
Thou maift be harm'd ; and, to thy gaioc, 
It may redound, when thou (halt fee, 
What, now, thine Emblem, counfels thee. 

See, Emb. XXXVIII. 

By this, thy Lot, we underftand, 
That, fomewhat, thou haft tooke in hand, 
Which, (whether, further, thou Proceed 
Or quite deftfi) will danger breed. 
Confider, then, what thou haft done, 
And, fincc the bazzard is begun, 
A d vifed b; to take the Courfe , 
Whrch may not make the dnagcr worfe. 
See, Emb. XXXIX 


v 2 he Fourth Lotteries. 

? 6 7 

4 o 

The Defti»tes,thou blameft, much, 
Becaufe, thou canft not be (o rich, 
As others are : Bur, blame no mora 
The Dcfinies^ as heretofore ; 
For, if it pleafe thee to behold, 
What, by thine Embleme, mail be told, 
Thou,there,(haIc find, which bethofe Fates, 
That, keepe men low, in their eftates. 

Sce y Emb.XL, 

Thouthinkft, that thou (torn faults art free 5 
And, here, unblamcd thou (halt be. 
But, if to all men, thou wilt feerae 
As faire, as in thine owne efteeme, 
Prcfume thou not abroad to pafle, 
Vntill, by ev'ry Looking-Gla^e^ 
Which, in thy Mora//, is expreft, 
Thou haft,both Mindc,md Body dreft. 

Sec Emb. XL I, 


Some, labour hardly, all their daies, ' 
In painefull-profTtable wayes ; 
And, others tafte the fweeteft gaine, 
Of that, for which thefe tooke the faint ; 
Yet, thcfc, they not alone undo, 
But, having robd, they murther too. 
The wrongs of fuch, this Emblem fhowes, 
That, thou mayft helpe, or pirty thofe. 

See, Emb, XL 1 1. 


Thou, often haft obferv'd with feares. 
Th'afpecls, and motions of the Starres, 
As if, they threatned Fates to fome, 
Which, God could never favethem from. 
If this, thy dreaming Error be, 
Thine Emblems Morall fliewes to thee, 
That, God rcftraines the Starry- Fates, 
And, no mans harme, necefsitates. 

Sex.Emb. XL 1 1 1. 

Thou, haft provoked, over long, 
Their patience, who neglect the wrong ; 
And,thou doft little feeme to heede, 
What harme it threats, if thou proceed. 
To thee, an Emblem^ therefore, lhowes, 
To what, abu fed-Patience growes. 
Obfervc it well • and, make thy Peace, 
Before to Fury, Wrath increafc. 

See, Emb. XLIV. 



The tourth Lotteries. 

Thou haft the helps of Natures light j 
Experience too, doth aydethy fight : 
Nay more, the Sun of Grace-Jrvtne, 
Doth rouid about thecdaylie fhinc $ 
Yet , Reafons eye is blind in thee, 
And, cleared Objefii cannot fee. 
Now,from what caafcjhhB/trufo'ffe growes 
The UoraUoi thine Emblem ft wes. 


Thy caufe, thy -W»»^, or thy F riend, 
May make thee for war J ro e mend j 
And, give thee Hopes,rhat thy intents, 
Shall bi ing thee profperous events. 
Bu: view thy Let i then, markc thou there, 
1 hat Victories uncertaine arc j 
And rafluy venture not on that 
Whole End may be,<^« knowed not what. 


To them who grudgingly repine, 

Aflboneas their decline, 

This Lot pettaines ; or, unto thofe, 

Who, when their neighbour needy growes, 

Contemne him 5 as if he were left, 

Of God ; and, of all hopes bereft. 

If this, or that, be found in thee, 

Thou, by thy MoraU, taught fhalt be, 

That, there is none fo ill befped j 

But may have hope* he mail be fed. 



Thy Flejh thou lov'ft, as if it were, 
The chieft ft Objtcl, of thy Care ; 
And of fuch value, as may feeme, 
Well meriting, thy beft cfteeme. 
But, now, ro banifn that conceit, 
Thy Lot an Emblem brings to fight, 
Wbich,w thorn flattery, fhewes to thee 
Of what regard it ought to be. 

See, £1**. XL VIII. 

It may fufpe&ed be,thou haft, 
Mi! pent the 7 tme, that's gone and paft ; 
F01 ,fo, an Emblem thou art fent, 
That's matle,fuch folly to prevent: 
Thrw r 4 //hced j Repent thy Crime . 
And, Labour, to Rtdecme tbtTime. 



The Fourth Lotte-t >_ 


With good applaufe thou haff beguifle, 
And, well, as yet, proce.-dcl on i 
But,e'retSe Lavreff /iou canft weare, 
Thou EO rh. E \i 'n:j \ tterfevtre. 
And, leflrthi fo go-, 
Thou haft a Caveat, by this Let. 

See, Emb. h. 


Although, this rime,you drew it not, 
Good Fur. me. for you , may be got. 
Perhaps the f!*nets ruling now, 
Have cart no good AfpeBs on you. 
For,m:iny fay, that,now and then, 
The Storm looke angetly on men : 
Then,try your Chance againe, anon 5 
For, their difpleafure foone is gone. 


If, by your Lot you had b^ene praiYd 
Your mindc,perchance,ir w uld have rais'd, 
Above the meane. Should you receive 
Some chcck,thereby , It would bereave 
Your Patience: For,but frwcaa beare, 
Seproofes , which unexpected are. 
But, now prepared you have beene, 
To draw your Lot once more begin ; 
And, if anothc- flkw&youger, 
Attempt your ebance,ao more, as yet. 

To crofTe your hopes, Misfortune fought ; 
An J, by your£«f,a BUnck hath brought : 
Bu% he who knew her ill intent, 
Hath m ide this BUnke her fpight prevent 5 
For, if that Number you mall take, 
Which thefe two fibres ,backwjrd,make, 
And view the place to which they guide j 
An EmbUm$ot you,th:y provide. 


Thefe Lots arealmoft TentoOne 
Abovcthc B ankes^ yer,' hou haft none. 
If thus thy Fortune (fill proceed, 
Tis7W»ta One it well thou fp?ed. 
Yet, if th;>u doe not much ncglec}, 
To doe, as Wtfdom: fliall dircft, 
Ir is a T boufand unto ten 
But all thy Hopes will profpcr,thcn. 

2 7 

c l be toitrth Lotteries 

It feemes, Dame Fortune, doth not know, 
W hat Lot, on thee, (be fhould beftow < 
Nor,canft thou tell, (it thou mightft have 
Thechoice)wbat Fmur>e,thou fhouldft crave. 
For, one M/»g,now,thy rainde requires j 
Anon, <»wj&r it defircs. 
When Refolution thou haft got, 
Then, come againe, and draw thy Lot, 


The Chance, which thou obtained haft, 

Of all our Chances, is the laft j 

And,cafting up the torall /*»*»«, 

We finde thy Gaine, to Netting comes. 

Yet if it well be understood, 

This Chance may chance to doe thee good 5 

For, it inferres what Portion ftiall, 

To ev'ry one, (at laft ) befall 5 

And warnes, vrhikfomething , is enjoyd, 

That, well it (alwaies ) be imployd. 


*A Table for the better finding out of ti\ 

princiball things and matter s-> mentioned in 

tbefe Foure Bookes. 

ADverfitie. pag. 1 6. 1 7. 2 6. 
30. 240. 243 
&v\c. 6.1.111. 
Affection 7. 3 3. 34. 8 3. 1 61. 
Aft.iftion. 16. 17. 44. 47.70. 

Si. 108.240. 
Agreement in DeGrc. 34 
Age. 44. 

Ambitions emptines. 2 1 6. 
Ambition. 69. 
Anchor. 39. 72. 
Annuall revolutions .157. 
Anvils and Hammer. 1 7. 
Appearances decejue. 175. 
Apollo. 234. 
Archer. 35. 
Armour. u». 
Arts. 1. go. 
Action. 9. 
Armes. 3.32.80. 
Authoritie. 137. 


BAIL 7. 
Beginning. 102. 
Bed men not bed favour 'd. 224. 
Bear. 23. 

Bees. 23.90. 2 jo. 
Blabs. 246. 

Blcflings long enjoyed. 70. 
Bounds. 161., 
Borrowed worth. 1 4, 
Bridle. 169. 
A Broken-heart 77, 
Bufv-bodies. 148. 
Butterfly and Spider. 1 8. 


Candle and Flic. 40. 
CarnahfrcJtiuns. 43. 
Caduceus. 9. 88. 

Ceremonies of efhte. 1 3 7. 

Centaurc. 103. 


Chriftian confidence. 8 1. 

Church, m. i^tf. 

Chrift the true Pellicati. 1 54, 

TheCircular motion ofthings.4?. 

Circumfpeclion. j 3 8. 

Clamor. 63. 

Clearyie-mcn. 140. 

Conflancie. 2. S r . 1 4 j. 

Cock. 71. 

Comlines 249. 

Good Compinions. 149. 

Conffcm refolurion 2-}. 

Confidciation. 9. 

Contempt of earthly things, la. 

Contention. 34. 7:. 

Contention hazzjr Ibfas. 254. 

Contemplation. 45. I05 15^. 

Concord. 63. 

Confolation. vi<. Comfort. 


Comfort fwectrsed by troubles. 

Conftellations.31. 74. 251. 
Contentment. 86". 
Corncrftone. 161. 
Coroner. 255. 
Cornucopia 9 88. x66. 348. 

Corpnreall vertu^s. S>. 

Covetoulhcffj. 2 1 6. 

Crocadile. 112. 

Craft. 136. 

Crowne. 47. 78. 8f. 

Crofle.47 75 81 

Croflcs 47. 

Curiofitie 147. 

Cupid 227. 

Cynthya 24. 


DA.nger hangs r,v;r all 213 
Dearh 1^21.45. 48. 94. 
168 1S4. 2 ? f. 
Deaths head 21 
Deliberation 71 


The Tables. 

Delay 1 8 

Degrees. 19.49 » f 7' 
Deceit in all places. 180. 
Defpaire is not to be admitted. 
217. 221. 340. 

Deftinie. vid. Fate. 

Decrees of God. 95. 

Our Deftrudion is of our felves. 


Defiresbeft object. 209. 

Devotion. 41. 

Diamond. 171. 

Diana. 24. 

Divine affiftance. 170. 

Diflfimulation, 211,228,330 

Difcord. 177. 

Difcretion. 151. 


Dolphin. 7». 

Dove. 1 50. 

Drowfintffc. 9. 

Drones. 250. 

EArthly things. 8y. 
Endurance 2 3. 16. 
Endeavour continued. 29. 
Envy 97. 
End. 102. 
Equalitic. 24,48. 
Equivocation. 38. 
Eftridge. 26. 
Etsmitie. 108.157. 
Everlafting. 102. 
Externall Bleffings. 88. 


FAith 13.66 
Faith infringed. 38.39. 
Fate 74.9s. aai. 251 
Fatal 1 neccflity 2J1 
Fahhood 99 
i Fame 146. 
Faircfhcwcs dcceitfull 333.2:9 
Face 39 
Fighters yt 

FickleneflTe vid. Inconftancy 
Filial pietie iyy. 
Fire on an Altar iy. 
Fierie-rriall 30 
Flefhishay 3 yd 
Flying- Ball 71. 101 
Flic and the Candle 40 
Flower of the Sunne 159. 
Fences, who thegrcateft 211 
Fooks favours mikhievous aiy 
For.une 6. 88. ioi. 109. 159 

Fraud in all profeffions 1 8 } 

Friendship 7$. 99. 161. 237. 

Friends 75, i^j 

Frequencie 45 

Fullnelfe 64. 

Furie begotten by abufed patience 

GAnimed 56. 
Light Gainca jr. 
Glory y.92. 
God 140. iya, 170, no, 333 

2 *5 
Gods prerogatives aaj 
Gods decrees 9y. 141 
Gofpdl preached 89 
Good works 1 3 y 
Governours 37 ?? 

Government 238 
Goblins about Graves 43 
Grace 3 1, 74, 104,226 
Grave 21 
Greefe 3 c* 
Groves 3$ 

Great things from finall begin- 
nings 46. 50 
Gryphon 159 
Guile vid. Fraud and Deceit 
Guilrinefle 64,69. 


H Aft 19,49 ry3 
Hammer and Anrile,i 7 
Halter 66, Halcyon, vid« Kings 

Fifher % 

Harveft 44 
Harlots 27, 246 
Harmlefnes vid. Innocency 
Hazzardous entcrprifcj 347 
Harmony rid. Mufick 
Hard-hearted men 1 7$ 
Hardfhip 343 
Heed 19.49, iy 3 
Heliotrope iyj 
Heaven iy2 
Hellen 37 

Hyppocrify 30,77,211,229 
Hyppocrite 229 
Honour y, iyj 
Hope 13, l6 , 39,, 44, 73. ,otf 


Houfes which arc beft 22 3 
Hony 23 

HowreglaxTe 21,213 
Hunger 64 
Hufbands 162 
Humility 147 


I c l be Tahiti, 

1 Hyppotamus 155 

Merit 139 
Meafurts ice 


Medlers, vii. Bu/ie-bodies. 
Meditation beft in the night p 

; T Anus 158 
l.'cllenefle 5.92 

Meanej, not to be neglcftcd 221 
Mcanes, not the onely ground of 

| Innocence 9. 11.1,151 

Hope 13 

1 Infant 45 

Mercuric 9 

j Incroachmenfl 161 

The M?anc 169 
Military ex ercile 3 s 

Jnvincjbility a 10 
j Inconltancy 231 

Misfortune may be profitable,^ 

Intemperance 243 

Mortaliiie 8 45 

j Jnduftry''s 

Moone m. 182 

! Impiety is T_ 

Monuments 142 

1 ]mp r fonrre: better tfcan avrorfc 

Miruillaffeclion 34. X63.781. 

mifchkfe 9$ 

Muficke 65 

JoyegfWec-tned by afflictions 70 

Iteration ->9 


luftice 66. 69, 155 

luft dealing, ico 

'KJ \ture and Grace 104. 144 
1/N Mature needes a fupportcr. 

Ixion 69 



Neceflitie 64. 

Night helpfull to Medication 9 

TT'Ingsfifhera? 6 

JXKings 32,37, 78 , 137,159 


id;, 180 

Kin^domes 67 

/"\Athes ;8 
V^/Obfcmitie profitable 73 

A Kingdom ^s glorie 78 

Knowledge 1,79, 103 

Occafion 4 

('Senders 21? 


O.d men may learnc 87 
Opportunitie 4 

T About 5,29,143,150,229, 
JLLibourin vainc 11. 

Or>pn fiion 28 

Opp!,ficion 6 j 

Lambe 252. 

Order 220 

Lawe 3. 163 i<?9 

Oatward appearances 175 

J.eainre and heeJ j 9.49 107 

Owle 963.79. 168 

Learnc to die 94 

Oxe 173 

Lean i .g 87 

A Line a day. 1 58 


Liki ig makes indifferent things 

at 222 
1- and iutlc makes a miikle 

T)Aine 23 

1 Palmettee 17a 

50 158 

Patience 28. 63. 252 

Life 21. 45 

Patriots 165 

Love the bcitMufitian, 82 

Pallas 9. 80 

love 7,33.34.38. 

Parents 1 j 

L flisjo. 

A Paftorall charge I49 

Li.iTes may be recovered 1 82 

Peace 9. 238 

Looking -glafll-s 241. 

Pcr/.irie 38 
Pegafus 105 


Perfevcrance 19. 143. 175.258 
Pelican 1 54 

-\ ,\ Ale razors 66 

IVlMars 80. 

Pietie 8.41. 155- 

Pigney Spirits 14 

Marriages, 83. 

Planets 31 

Magiftrates out of t fticc 215. 

Planting 35 

A Mace. 137 

Pleifure 22. aj. 3C 6% 

Manhisowneenemic 214 

Plenty 64 

Mercy, cfTrcdtoall 255 

Plaine-dcalipg a»8 

O Poericall 

Tie Table, 

Poeticall Libertie 1 48 

Poets Hoife, vid. Pcgafus 

Power 103. 179 

Power divine a 10. 

Policie 80 

Pofterity 35 

PooreTbeevei \6j. 

Povertie X-j6 

Caufe of poverdci 248 

Praife 146 

Pradtife 66. 158 

Preaching 89 

Preferment 6% 

Pr;l3ts 41 

Pricfts. ibid. 

Pridetobeavoyed 8 

Princes 155 

Profit caufeth contention 71 . 

Prcceflions 165. 

Profperhie 17. 16 r W 

Protection divine 245 

Promotion is of God 223 

Prudence 74. 142. 151 

Puritie 41 

Punifhment and reward 245 

Pyramus 33. 

•-vVatrellers 7,1. 


RAfhncfle 9. 19 
Redceme the time 23.257 
' Recreation 234 
A well Reiclved man 228 
Reftraints from being Rich 248 
Refolute conftancy 24 
Repine not at misfortunes 96 
Reputation 140 
Repentance to be haftned 21 j 
Retirednefle 7?. 79 
Revolutions cf thicks 45 
Reward 13j.i39.T41. 229. 258 
Reward and puniihment 24} 
Riches 1.98 
RichTheeves 197 
Rod. 93. 
Royall favour. 159. 


S Acred callings 4 1 
The beft Sacrifice 77. 
Salamander 30 
Scepter 79 
Scepter and Spade 48 
Sea-horfe 155. 
Selfe perdition 68.214 
Sclfelovc 35 

Shepherds crooke 14.9 

Ship 13.37 

Sifyphus 11 

Sinne 66. ty. 

Silence 73 

Simplicity isi 

Sincerity 288,736 

Sive 20 

A Skeleton 8 

Sloath 9.181.' 

Slowneffe 19 

Slow pace goes farre 1 75 

Small beginnings 46. jo 

Snake 5. 9. 45 .47. 74. 101. 102 

Snaile 19 
Sophifters 3 8 
Sober knowledge 147 
Sorrow 24 79 

Soveraigntie is of G#d, 21. 22 
Spade 5 
Spider 18 
Squirrell 26. i$6 
Staiednetic 72. 153 
Starrs 31. 74. 251 
Statef-men jj 
SterHrmn 37 

Stedfaftneffe. vid. Conftancy. 
Stewcs 27 
Storke 149. 155 
Strcrgth 80. 103.135 
Students 15 
Srudioufmfle 146 
Suffering 23 47. 81.171. 232 
Sufficicncie %6. 
Sunnflainc after ftonnes 240 
Swearing. 38. 
Swine 38, no. 
Sword 66. 137. 163 2 j 8. 245 

TAlents hidden 76. 181 
A T3tlcr, 246. 
Tennis-ball, 1 6 
Terrene pompe 98 
Temperance i6g. 142 
Terminus 161 
Theeves 167 



Time. 4: 102. 157.212. 235 

Titles.ill placed 224. 

Tongue 42 

Tortois 86 

Touchfione 229 

Tranfitone things 85 

Triall 30 

Trie e're tkou truft. 84. 2 3 3 

Truth 172 

Turtle, vid. Dove. 


i The 'I able, 

VAnitie of earthly things 98 
Vaine hopes. 69 
Vaine fhewes ao 
Vengeance 66 

Vcrtue. 1. 5. 6. aa. 30. 88.97.;i39. i 7 i.ai8. 
Vice 2j. 104. a 84. 
Viiftorie vncertaine a$i> 
Viftori^isof God 341. 
Viper 347 » 

Vnanymiiie 67 
Vnchaftitie ij 
Vnitie 67. 177 
Vnitie of faith 244 
Vniverfall Grace 21 0.158 
Vnprofitablc gifts 76 
Vpnghtnefle of heart 91 


Anton women 7 
Warre 90, 338 

Watt 35 

Wearincfle 9. 84. 153 

Watchfulneffe 79 

Watchmen 149 

Way of Ufrmc 160 

Weapons 11 1 

Wealth 68 166. 

Weights 1 10. 

Welldoing 135 

Weakneffcneedrtafuporter 32 j 

Wifedomel. 2, U- 104.142.1^5. 

Wirt 1 64. 36 107 
Wives 1 72 
Whoredoms. 27 
Whore, vtd. Har.oc 
Wo ,ds decayed 35 
Woman 9? *}t 
World goes backeward 319. 


•<yOiuh. 2». 44* 



A Super [ideas to all them, whofe cuftome 
it iSjWithout any deferving, to importune 
Authors to give unto them their 

IT merits nor yout Anger, nor my Blame, 
That, thus I have infonb'd this Epigram: 
For, they who know ire, know, that, Beokcs thus large, 
And, fraught with Emblems, do augment the Charge' 
Too much above my Fortunes, to afford 
A Gift fo coftly, for an Aierie-word: 
And, I have prov'd, your Begging- giulitie, 
So forward, to oppreflc my Modefiie-^ 
That, for my future cafe, it fcemeth fit, 
To take fomc Order, for preventing it. 
And, peradventurc, other Authors may, 
Find Caufetotharkeme fot'c, another day. 

Thefc many years,ithath your Cujlom bin, 
That, when in my pofkflion, you have feene 
A Volume , of mine owne, you cfid no more, 

But, Aske and Take i As if you thought my (lore 

Encreaft, without my Coft • And, that, by Givirg, 

(Both Paints ond Charges too) I gotrry living j 

Or, that, I find the Paper and the Printings 

As eafic to mc, as the Bcokes Inventing. 
If, of my studies, no efteemc you have, 

You, then abufe the Courtefies you crave- 

And,aie Vr.thmkfulL If you prize; hem ought, 

Why fhould my Labtur, not enough bethought, 

Vnleffe, I adde Epptnces to my paines t 

The Stationer, affcords for little Gaines, 

The Bookes you crave : And, He, afvvell as I 

Might give away, what you repine to buy : 

For, what hee Gives, doth onely Mo»y Coft, 

In mine, both Mor.y, Time,aud Wit isloft. 

What I fhall Give, and what I have b.ftow'd 

On Friends, to whom, I love, or Service ovv'd, 

I grudge not 5 And, 1 thinke it is from them, 

Sufficient, that Rich Gifts they do effeeme : 

Yea, and, it is a Favour too, when they 

Will take thefe Triflles,\x\y large Dues to pay ; 

(Or, Askethcm at my hands, When I forget, 

That, I am to their Love, fo much in debt.) 
Bur, this ir.fcrrcs nor, that, I ftpuld beftow 

The like on all men, who, my Name do know 5 

Or, have the Face to aske: For, then, 1 might, 
Of Wit and Mony, foone be begger'd, quite. 
So much, already, hath becne Beg' d away ^ 

(For which, I neither had, nor Iookc for pjy) 

As being valu'd at the common Rate, 

Had rais'd, Five hundredCromus, in my Eftate. 


Which, (if I may confeffe it) fignifics, 
That, I was farre more Liber all, than Wife. 
But, for the time to come, rcfolv'd I am, 
That,till without denyall (or juft blame; 
I may of thofe, who cUth and Chtbts do make, 
(As oft as I (hall need them) Aske, and Tdke . 
You (hall no more befoole me. TherforCj/'wj 
Be Anfwerd- And, henceforward, keepe away. 

^P» -mumemBMmmm^ 

A VireBionfht\v\w^ how they who arc Co 

dijfofed, Pall find out their Chance, /'« tbs 

Lotteries aforegoing. 

TUrne about one of the Indexes m the Figures, which are in the | 
following Page, without carting year eyes thereupon, to oblcrve ; 
where it ftayeth untiil your hand ceafeth to give it motion, ii it be i 
the upper F *g»r*,whofe Index you moved ; than,tfiat Number ^here- 
upon it refteth,is the numb«r of your Lot, or Blancke. 

This being _knowne, move the other Index in like manner, andtb.: 
Quarter of the laid Figure whereon the fame ftandeth (wbi-n yci.c 
hand is taken away,) fheweth in which of the foure Bookcs, or Lotte- 
ries, that Chance is to be expeded, whereunto ycur Number dcth fend 
you, whether it be Lot, ox THatick?. If it be any Number above Fifty, I 
it is a Blanche Chance, and you are to looke no further. I f it be any < f 
the other Numbers, it fends you to the Emblem anfwering to the fame i 
Number, in the i?a«^ncxt before the fame Lotterie. 

If the letter CM. be placed before the alotted Number ■ then, that ' 
Lot it proper onely to a CUan ; If w. ftand before it, it is propei onely j 
to a Wtmati : if there be no letter, it is indifferent to both Sexes ; 
And, therefore, when a <JMan or Weman happneth on a Chance imper- 
tinent to their proper to*/, they are then, to take the next Charce 
which pertaincth properly to their toxr.whether it be Blanche or Lot; I 
thetriall whereof, I have thus contrived, without rhc ufe of Diet ; '• 
left by bringing them into fight, they might, fomctimes, occafion 
worfe C-*mi*g. 

If King, Queene, Prince, or any one that firings 
From P/.rfrns, knewne to be dcrivdjrom Kings, 
Skull fttkt, for Sport lake, hence u drawthttr Lot ; 
Our Author fajes : that, he provided net 
For fuel) & thoie : Bccaufe, it were too much 
For him, to fim out fortunes, ft for fitch, 
Who, i« hue th'mks)fhould,rather,t\y6efuflly 
For him, tomittdhii ex;/# Fortunes ty. 
To them, hee,rhereforefteafedistogrVe 
Thit noble, andthis large Prerogative ; 
That,theyjbaUehufe from hence, what Lots theyfleafe, 
And make them better, if they like not thefe. 

Mother Perfonages,«/"High degree, 
Th*t,will fr of effe our Authors fiends to be, 
This Frecdome, liketoife,have ^ that till, they find 
\ji Lot, which it agreeing to their mind, 
They fhall have libertie, aneme,to try 
Their fougbt-for Chance : And, evry time.apply 
T^Morrals they diJliked,»r>to thoje, 
Which are, ill-qnaHi^de, among their Foes. 
ABtthers, who this Gam«, adventure will, 
Muf heart their Fortunes, be they Giod, or iL 


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