The Interlude of the Trial of Treasure: Reprinted from the Black Letter Edition by Thomas Purfoote, 1567

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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
Percy Society, 1850 - 48 pages
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Page 31 - Above all treasures you are worthy to be loued, Because you do no men deride nor disdaine ; You do not contempte the simple and poore ; You be not hie-minded, proude, and presumptuous, Neither wanton nor wyly you be neuer more, But gentle, louing modestie, and vertuous. Behold howe a lie can please some folkes diet ! 0 pacific their myndes maruellous well, All whyste, I warrant ye, so they in quiet. Howe to please you hereafter I can tell : Harke, I heare Luste and my lady Treasure, They are given...
Page 37 - And to enjoye in perfect peace, My lady, lady. My pleasaunt pleasure shall encrease, My deare lady. Helene may not compared be, Nor Creseda that was so bright ; These cannot staine the shine of thee, Nor yet Minerua of great might. Thou passest Venus farre away, Lady, lady ; Loue thee I will, both night and day, My dere lady. My mouse, my nobs, and cony sweete, My hope, and ioye, my whole delight ; Dame nature may fall at thy feete, And may yeelde to thee her crowne of righte. I will thy body now...
Page 33 - Her pere in my daies yet I neuer knew. Old (quod you) I am an old knaue I tell ye, Nay, neuer laughe at the matter, for doubtles I smel ye; She passeth Juno, Ceres, and Pallas, More beautifull then euer dame Venus was, Other in sapience she doth excede, And Diana in dignitie, of whome we doe reade ; What should faire Helene once named be, She excelleth all these, maister Luste, beleue me. Luste. Howe say you, is not this an eloquent lad ? Treas. That you have suche a servaunt truly I am glad. Inc....
Page 23 - GsEDY-ourrE running and catche a fall. Ore. Chill ran I as fast as I can, Zures, did none of you zee a man ? Cham zent in haste from my maister Luste, So that Inclination nedes come to him must. Inc. Where is he now ? I pray thee tell me. Gre. Why what have we here, Jesus, benedicitie ! I holde twenty pounde it is Baalam's asse, Nay tis a colte, I see his tayle by the masse ! Inc. Am I a colte ? nay, thou liest lyke a knaue, Somewhat for thy labour nowe shalt thou haue.
Page 14 - ... unto me. Ela. By my trothe, I am glad your maistership to In health and prosperitie, as presently you bee. [see Ore. Bom fay zo, am I wod all my harte. Inc. This cowe-bellied knave doth come from the carte ; Ise teache you to speake, I hold you a pounde ! Curchy, lob, curchy downe to the grounde.
Page 13 - My advise and request you must nedes ensue ; That is, to become disciple to doctor Epicurus, And then you shall hauemyrth by measure and overplus ; Tushe, I knowe a cupple companions in store That were marueilous mete for you euermore ; I wishe you were knowne unto them. Luste. Well, then, call them in. Inc. Here they come, each of them in a knaues skinne.
Page 9 - I can remember since Noe's ship Was made, and builded on Salisbury Plain; The same year the weathercock of Paul's caught the pip. So that Bow-bell was like much woe to sustain. I can remember, I am so old, Since Paradise gates were watched by night; And when that Vulcanus was made a cuckold, Among the great gods I appeared in sight.
Page 11 - And ye shall see me quickely abate the fooles pryde. \_Draw out the swoorde ; make him put it up ; and then strike him. Looke in your spectacles. Inclina. Naye, I dare not I, if thou lookest so bigge ; 'What, suche a bore fight with a pigge ! Put up thy swoorde, man, we will agree ; So lo : doe so much as beare that for mee. Sturdi. Nay, by his harte then, I will you dresse. Inclin. Be good in thine office, gentle friend Sturdiness ; For though thou and I doe seme to contende, Yet we are, and must...
Page 18 - Which willed me to seke such thinges as be permanent, And not such as are of a vanishing kinde, For the one with the other is not equivalent. Be circumspect, therefore, forseing and sapient, For treasures here gotten are uncertain and vaine, But treasures of the mynde do continually remaine. Juste. This is the mynde of , and I remember Like as presently you haue advertised me, For the whiche I cannot but thankefully render Such commendations as is requisite to be ; And as your name is Sapience, thus...

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