Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, Latimer cried at the crackling of the flames. Play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by Gods grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.1
Common in Chester County, Penn., among the Friends.
There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies show; A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow. There cherries hang that none may buy, Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
An Howres Recreation in Musike. (1606. Set to music by Richard Alison. Oliphants La Messa Madrigalesca, p. 229.)
When Adam dolve, and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?
Lines used by John Ball in Wat Tylers Rebellion.3
Note 1. I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.2 Esdras xiv. 25. [back]
Note 2. The oft-quoted lines, A painted vest Prince Voltiger had on, Which from a naked Pict his grandsire won, have been ascribed to Blackmore, but suppressed in the later editions of his poems. [back]
Note 3. Hume: History of England, vol. i. chap. xvii. note 8. [back]