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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Bishop (John) Still. (1543–1607) (continued)
 
216
    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 Gurton’s Needle. Act ii.
 
Thomas Sternhold. (c. 1549)
 
217
    The Lord descended from above
  And bow’d 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)
 
218
    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 Friend’s Passion for his Astrophill. 1
219
    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 ev’ry thought
    Were with his sweete perfections caught.
          An Elegie; or Friend’s Passion for his Astrophill.
 
Note 1.
This piece (ascribed to Spenser) was printed in The Phœnix’ Nest, 4to, 1593, where it is anonymous. Todd has shown that it was written by Mathew Roydon. [back]
 

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