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Page 135 - A holy anker2 call Out of the stony wall, And hym a bysshopp make If he on him dare take To kepe so hard a rule, To ryde vpon a mule Wyth golde all betrapped, In purple and paule belapped.
Page 125 - What can it auayle To dryue forth a snayle, Or to make a sayle Of an herynges tayle; To ryme or to rayle, To wryte or to indyte, Eyther for delyte Or elles for despyte; Or bokes to compyle Of dyuers maner style, Vyce to reuyle And synne to exyle; To teche or to preche, As reason wyll reche? Say this, and say that, His hed is so fat, He wotteth neuer what Nor whereof he speketh...
Page 8 - Measure shold haue domynyon. Where Measure is mayster, Plenty dothe none offence ; Where Measure lackyth, all thynge dysorderyd is : Where Measure is absent, Ryot kepeth resydence ; Where Measure is ruler, there is nothynge amysse. 124 Measure is treasure ; ho we say ye, is it not this 1 FEL.
Page 96 - ... must ye lerne ,to lye harde, That was wonte to lye on fetherbeddes of downe; Nowe must your fete lye hyer than your crowne : Where you were wonte to have cawdels for your hede, Nowe must you monche mamockes and lumpes of brede ; And where you had chaunges of ryche aray, Nowe lap you in a coverlet, full fayne...
Page 215 - Cassaunder ; Stedfast of thought, Wele made, wele wrought ; Far may be sought, Erst that ye can fynde So corteise, so kynde, As mirry Margaret, This mydsomer floure, Jentyll as fawcoun Or hawke of .the towre.
Page 11 - Fel. Laudable your consayte is to be acountyd ; For welthe without measure sodenly wyll slyde. Lyb. As your grace full nobly hath recountyd, Measure with noblenesse sholde be alyde.
Page 187 - Togeder in armes, as brethern, enbrasid ; There apparell farre passynge beyonde that I can tell ; With diamauntis and rubis there tabers were trasid, None so ryche stones in Turkey to sell ; Thei wantid nothynge but the laurell ; And of there bounte they made me godely chere, In maner and forme as ye shall after here. Mayster Gower to Skelton.
Page 135 - Jf he on hym dare take To kepe so harde a rule, To ryde vpon a mule With golde all betrapped, In purple and paule belapped ; Some hatted and some capped...