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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
To Art
XLII. Thomas Scott
 
O ART, 1 not much vnlike the fowler’s glasse,
Wherein thy silly soule delights to looke
For nouelties, vntill the net doth passe
Aboue hir head, and she vnwares be tooke:
Thou common curtizan, thou bawd to sin,        5
Painted without, but leporous within.
 
Thou art a companion for all company;
A garment made for euery one to weare;
A golden coffer wherein hurt doth lie;
A hackney horse all sortes of men to beare:        10
What art thou not? Faith, thou art nought at all;
For he that knowes thee best, knowes nought at all.
 
Note 1. XLII. Thomas Scott.—He wrote “Four Paradoxes: of Arte; of Lawe; of Warre; of Seruice.” This work, which was published in 1602, was dedicated to the Marquess of Northampton. No mention is made of this author by Ritson. [back]
 
 
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