A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Poesy, Containing a Hundred and Ten Philosophical Flowers
Isabella Whitney, A Sweet Nosgay, or Pleasant Posye: Contayning a Hundred and Ten Phylosophicall Flowers (London: Richard Jones, 1573): b5v, b7r, b8r, c1v, c3v, c4v.
Those strokes which mates in mirth do give
142 do seem to be but light,
143Although sometime they leave a sign
144 seems grievous to the sight.
He that is void of any friend,
206 him company to keep,
207Walks in a world of wilderness,
208 full fraught with dangers deep.
Each lover knoweth what he likes
250 and what he doth desire,
303That to their selves they seem as dead
304 yet live in other bodies.
Ask nothing of thy neighbour that
386 thou wouldst not let him have:
387Nor say him nay of that which thou
388 wouldst get if thou didst crave.
Two eyes, two ears, and but one tongue
422 Dame Nature hath us framed
423That we might see and hear much more
424 than should with tongue be named.
Seek not each man to please, for that
430 is more than God bids do:
431Please thou the best, and neuer care,
432 what wicked say thereto.
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