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Author: Chillester, Henry.
Title: Youthes witte, or, The vvitte of grene youth choose gentlemen, and mez-dames which of them shall best lyke you / compiled and gathered together by Henry Chillester.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: Youthes witte, or, The vvitte of grene youth choose gentlemen, and mez-dames which of them shall best lyke you / compiled and gathered together by Henry Chillester.
Chillester, Henry.

London: Imprinted by John Wolfe, 1581.
Partly in verse.
Signatures: A-U4.
Numerous errors in paging.
Imperfect: print show-through with slight loss of print.
Reproduction of original in the British Library.

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TO THE RIGHTWORSHIPFVLL, Master GEORGE GORINGE Esquiere, one of her Maiesties Gentle∣men Pensioners: HENRY CHILLESTER wisheth longe life, with continuall health & prosperity to Gods good will and pleasure.
In ZOILVM, Richardus W.
M. G. In commendation of the worke.
Th. W. To the Reader.
G. A. In commendation of the Author.
N. Skr. In the praise of his frende.
Mistres Marie P. In commendation of her seruaunts worke.
R. W. gent. To his frende A N.
I. Io. Gent.
I. H. To his frende A. N.
YOVTHES VVIT OR THE WIT OF GRENE YOVTH. WITH THE CASTELL OF Conceites, Choose Gentlemen & mez-Dames which of these two shall best like you.
Two louers being together in the night, the Man died for ioy, the Maide for griefe: Whereof ensued the death of o∣ther two.
A Prince being enamoured of a bewtifull gentlewo∣man, perceiuing a fauowred seruant of his to be greatly tormented for the loue of the same gen∣tlewoman, geueth him leaue to enioy her, and quencheth his owne heate by an other meane.
A lamentable discourse of the loue betwene Barisor, and Flora, with the piteous end of them both.
Constance louing Martuccio Gomitto: whē she heard that he was dead, desperately put her selfe all a∣lone in a barke, which being transported by the winde to Suse in Barbary. From thence she went to Thuns, where finding her frend Martuccio aliue, and in great auctoritie she bewrayed her selfe vnto him, who marrying her shortly after returned with her very rich to Lippare: Wherein is plainly set forth the force of loue, and the sted∣fast affection of those that loue faithfully: with a perfect example of the ficklenes of fortune, who neuer abideth custome, but euery day altreth her estate, aduaunsing one, and ouerwhelming an o∣ther, and somtime greatly abasing them whome she mindeth to bring to a better state.
The complaint of one in misery.
A Louer fancied, but not fauoured of Fortune.
The nature of the Larke described.
The hawty mynde how it disposeth it selfe.
Loathing his life, he wisheth for death.
Hanging betweene hope and despaire, he calleth for helpe.
The Louer craueth rewarde, for his long and faythfull seruice.
Oh amour.
Of a hauty minde.
After many misfortunes he craueth death as the ender of all calamities.
He proueth vertue to be better, then worldly riches.
The louer being ouercome, is compelled of necessitie o sing of sorrow.
The louer by froward happe inforced to forsake loue, enforceth him selfe by trauell to seeke out the forte of fame.
The louer forsaken craueth speedie death.
A Comparison betwene thraldome, and libertie.
A warning to all estates.
The miserie of loue.
A meane is best.
An other.
The louer wearied, craueth ease.
The arraignement of a Louer,
Being ouerwearyed with misfortunes, he craueth death.
The Louers tongue tyed, for being ouer-.
He craueth by vertue, and not by sub∣tiltie, to come to good fortune.
Loue good and badde.
The frutes of ielousy.
Vpon a sweete smile.
An inuectiue against loue.
He craueth speedie loue, or speedie death.
He being tormented with manie passions, craueth speedie remedie.
That wight is bewitched, that is sub∣iect to beautie.
Seeke, and finde.
The louer argueth betweene delight, and despight.
Oh miseri amanti.
A Farewell to Fancie.
The Louer being kaught, craueth comforte.
The Louer craueth either speedie release, or els speedie death.
A Louer voweth constancie to his Ladie.
The Louer forsaken, and almost dismaide, yet through hope taketh comforte.
The louer in sorrow craueth death.
Harde to finde a faithful frende.
He craueth content, being ouerworne with Loue.
De contemptu mundi,
Maledisant Beuchampe.
Oh che dolore.
The Louer casteth all mourning away.
The Louer compareth his ill lucke, to Philomelas ill fortune.
An other.
A Gentleman dallyeth with his Lute.
The Louer shewing his loyaltie, and fin∣dinge no fauoure, is contented to geue ouer.
A Louer forsaken, despayreth.
The praise of his Ladie.
Philomelas fie.
Alta peto.
A Gentleman mislyking of his Mistres, sente her at his departure, these sixe sower lines for a farewell.
The Mistres of this gentleman, hauing more cause to dislike of him, then he to misleeke of her, requi∣teth him with these sixe lines following.
Ʋerses out of Borbonius.
Le home.
La feme.
A Gentlewomans poesie.
A Riddle.
Money still restlesse.
A fantasticall passion.
A birde to a birder.
The abuse of the worlde.
The Author troubled with hope and despaire.
The Author troubled with loue and hate.
A Riddle.
And why smile you.
And why sigh you?
Plus amour, que la vie.
A Sonet.
Amor altus.
Another Riddle.
Mors mihi vita.
The Nightingales note.
Nil nisi probatum.
The clogge of care.
Vpon two Gentlewomens names.
A merry conceate.
A Sonette made by Thomas Howell.
A. N. his answeare to the same.
The discommodities of marriage.
The commendation of hope.
A warning to wanton Louers.
A fancie.
A farewell to Fancie.
Counsaile geuen to a frend.
The secrete sute of a louer.
Of sweet contentes.
One that had made his full choise.
A Countrey Carrolle, translated out of Belaye.
The same in another sorte.
An Epigram out of the same Author.
Verses translated out of the foresaide Poet.
My loue shall last.
My loue is paste.
Loue for vertue, of longest continuance.
Loues Epitath.
In commendation of his Mistresse.
The despairing Louer.
A sorrowfull Sonette.
The hurte that groweth by golde.
The passions of a Louer.
The follie of Loue.
To his vnconstant frend.
The Louer ouercome with sorrow▪ desireth death.
A Lady lamenteth the death of her louer.
A Louer, whose constante minde nothing coulde alter.
A Dialogue betweene a forsaken louer and diuers Shepheards.
A Louer that had his Mistresse alwayes presente with him by coniecture.
The Louer to his eyes.
One in aduersitie, comforteth him selfe with the hope of Gods mercie.
A Fancie.
The Louer complaineth his state,
A dialogue betweene Reason and the harte of a Louer. Reason.
The contrarieties in Loue.
The Louer to his bedde,
A Louer, whose ladie saide he was an vnfor∣tunate flatterer, wryteth these verses for answere thereunto.
The tormented louer that durst not reueale his state.
A dialogue betweene the Louer and Loue. Loue.
The humble petition of a passionate Louer.
The changeable state of Louers.
The vanitie of Louers.