Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (151747). The Poetical Works. 1880. A Paraphrase of Some of the Psalms of David
T HE SUDDEN storms that heave me to and fro,
Had well near pierced Faith, my guiding sail;
For I that on the noble voyage go
To succour truth, and falsehood to assail,
Constrained am to bear my sails full low; 5
And never could attain some pleasant gale.
For unto such the prosperous winds do blow
As run from port to port to seek avail. 1
This bred despair; whereof such doubts did grow
That I gan faint, and all my courage fail. 10
But now, my B LAGE, 2 mine error well I see; Such goodly light king David giveth me.
Advantage. [ Note 1. back] Blame in the old edition. George Blage, a friend of Surreys, who accompanied him to Landrecy. He was of a good Kentish family, was educated at Cambridge, and addressed a poem to Lord Wriothesley. [ Note 2. back]