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And yet are with their princes : fill them full
away, What states you've gulled, and which yet keeps
you’ in pay; Give them your services, and embassies In Ireland, Holland, Sweden, pompous lies! In Hungary, and Poland, Turkey too; What at Ligorne, Rome, Florence you did do; And, in some year, all these together heaped, For which there must more sea and land be leaped, If but to be believed you have the hap, Then can a flea at twice skip i' the map. Give your young statesmen (that first make you
drunk, And then lie with you, closer than a punk, For news) your Villeroys, and Silleries, Janins, your Nuncios, and your Tuileries, Your Archdukes' agents, and your Beringhams, That are your words of credit. Keep your names Of Hannow, Shieter-huissen, Popenheim, Hans-spiegle, Rotteinberg, and Boutersheim, For your next meal; this you are sure of. Why Will you part with them here, unthriftily ? Nay, now you puff, tusk, and draw up your chin, Twirl the
chain you run a feasting in :Come, be not angry, you are Hungry, eat; Do what you come for, captain, there's your
TO TRUE SOLDIERS. 86 Strength of my country, whilst I bring to view, Such as are miscalled captains, and wrong you, And your high names; I do desire that thence Be nor put on you, nor you take offence. I swear by your true friend, my Muse, I love Your great profession, which I once did prove,87 And did not shame it with my actions then No more than I dare now do with my pen. He that not trusts me, having vowed thus much, But's angry for the captain still, - is such.88
Who now calls on thee, Nevil, is a muse
$6 Antithetical to the preceding. It also occurs in the Address to the Reader at the close of Jonson's Poetaster, where a similar character is satirized.
87 “ In his service in the Low Countries," Drummond recordis," he [Jonson) hard, in the face of both the camps, killed one enemy, and taken opima spolia from him."
88 That is, is such as Captain Hungry.
83 Whalley says that this Sir Henry Nevil was a son of Lord Abergavenny; but Gifford thinks this a mistake, and that the person intenıled was a son of Sir Henry Nevil, of Billingham, a distinguished statesman, much employed by the Queen, to whom lie was introduced by Cecil. The epi. gram is not sufficiently distinct in its personal allusions to determine the identity. – B.
Thou art not one seek'st miseries with hope,
weight. Go on, and doubt not what posterity, Now I have sung thee thus, shall judge of thee. Thy deeds unto thy name will prove new wombs, Whilst others toil for titles to their tombs.
Сх. TO CLEMENT EDMONDS, ON HIS CÆSAR'S COMMENTARIES OBSERVED, AND TRANSLATED.90 Not Cæsar's deeds, nor all his honors won, In these west parts; nor, when that war was done,
90 This piece was originally prefixed to the work it conmends. Clement Edmonds, son of Sir Thomas Edmonds, born in 1566, held the office of secretary to Queen Elizabeth for the French language, and was afterwards appointed Remembrancer of the City of London, Master of the Requests, and one of the clerks of the Council. He was knighted in 1617, and died in 1622. Elmonds was a man of learning and general attainments, particularly in the “art military," as we are informed by his epitapl He published his observations on Cæsar's Commentaries in three parts, the first two in 1600, and the third in 1609. - B.
The name of Pompey for an enemy,
TO THE SAME, ON THE SAME. Who, Edmonds, reads thy book, and doth not
What th' antique soldiers were, the modern be?
Which all but ignorant captains will confess;
TO A WEAK GAMESTER IN POETRY.
With thy small stock why art thou vent'ring
still At this so subtle sport, and play'st so ill ? Think'st thou it is mere fortune that can win ? Or thy rank setting? that thou dar'st put in Thy all, at all; and whatsoe'er I do, Art still at that, and think'st to blow me'
too? I cannot for the stage a drama lay, Tragic or comic, but thou writ'st the play. I leave thee there, and, giving way, intend An epic poem; thou hast the same end. I modestly quit that, and think to write, Next morn, an ode; thou mak’st a song ere
night. I pass to elegies; thou meet'st me there; To satires, and thou dost pursue me. Where, Where shall I 'scape thee? In an epigram ? “Oh,” thou criest out,“ that is my proper game.” Troth, if it be, I pity thy ill luck;