Note 1. From Clica, Sonnet xcvii. Lord Brooke was the intimate friend and companion of Sir Philip Sidney, and shared his literary tastes. His own writing is usually very crabbed, but it is full of thought, and often startlingly modern. Here is a verse on Inconsistency, from A Treatise of Warres, of which Coleridge was fond:
God and the world they worship still together:
Draw not their laws to Him, but His to theirs;
Untrue to both, so prosperous in neither;
Amid their own desires still raising fears;
Unwise, as all distracted powers be;
Strangers to God, fools to humanity.
Too good for great things and too great for good, etc.