|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Bishop (John) Still. (15431607) (continued)|
| Back and side go bare, go bare,|
Both foot and hand go cold;
But, belly, God send thee good ale enough,
Whether it be new or old.
| Gammer Gurtons Needle. Act ii.|
|Thomas Sternhold. (c. 1549)|
| The Lord descended from above|
And bowd the heavens high;
And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky.
On cherubs and on cherubims
Full royally he rode;
And on the wings of all the winds
Came flying all abroad.
| A Metrical Version of Psalm civ.|
|Mathew Roydon. (c. 1586)|
| A sweet attractive kinde of grace,|
A full assurance given by lookes,
Continuall comfort in a face
The lineaments of Gospell bookes.
| An Elegie; or Friends Passion for his Astrophill. 1|
| Was never eie did see that face,|
Was never eare did heare that tong,
Was never minde did minde his grace,
That ever thought the travell long;
But eies and eares and evry thought
Were with his sweete perfections caught.
| An Elegie; or Friends Passion for his Astrophill.|
This piece (ascribed to Spenser) was printed in The Phnix Nest, 4to, 1593, where it is anonymous. Todd has shown that it was written by Mathew Roydon. [back]