To Gette and to Espy

O soverayne lord, be it to youre plesance This book to take of my symplicit√© Thus newly made for rememorance, Whiche no man hath in worlde bot oonly ye. Whiche I compiled unto youre rialt√© And to the quenes hertes consolacioun To know the state of youre domynacioun. And for the prynce to have playne […]

Mock

Whilest in the Lent season the king laie at Killingworth, there came to him from Charles Dolphin of France certain ambassadors, that brought with them a barrell of Paris balles, which from their maister they presented to him for a token that was taken in verie ill part, as sent in scorne to signifie that […]

This Day Shall Gentle His Condition

What’s he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin: If we are mark’d to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for […]