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Author: Davison, Francis, 1575?-1619?
Title: A poetical rapsody containing, diuerse sonnets, odes, elegies, madrigalls, and other poesies, both in rime, and measured verse. Neuer yet published. The bee and spider by a diuerse power, sucke hony' & poyson from the selfe same flower.
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Print source: A poetical rapsody containing, diuerse sonnets, odes, elegies, madrigalls, and other poesies, both in rime, and measured verse. Neuer yet published. The bee and spider by a diuerse power, sucke hony' & poyson from the selfe same flower.
Davison, Francis, 1575?-1619?

Printed at London: By V. S[immes] for Iohn Baily, and are to be solde at his shoppe in Chancerie lane, neere to the office of the six clarkes, 1602.
Notes:
Includes poems by numerous other authors.
Printer's name from STC.
Signatures: [A]4 B-K12 L (-A1, L8, blanks).
Imperfect; K6-7, lacking, are supplied in facsimile; "title page, and H8 and H9 partly in facsimile"--Folger Shakespeare Library Catalogue.
Reproduction of the original in the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Subject terms:
English poetry -- Early Modern, 1500-1700 -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A19943.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the most Noble, Hono∣rable, and Worthy Lord, William Earle of Pembroke, Lord Herbert of Caerdiffe, Marmion, and Saint Quintine.
To the Reader.
Two Pastoralls, made by Sir Philip Si¦ney, neuer yet published.
Vpon his meeting with his two worthy Frien•• and fellow-Poets, Sir Edward Die•• and Maister Fulke Greuill.
Disprayse of a Courtly life.
Fiction how Cupid made a Nymph wound her selfe with his Arrowes.
DIALOGVE betweene two shepheards, Thenot and Piers, in praise of ASTREA, made by the ex∣cellent Lady, the Lady Mary Countesse of Pembrook at the Queenes Maiesties being at her house at Anno 15.
A Roun-de-lay in inuerted Rimes, betweene the twoo friendly Riuals, Strephon and Klaius, in the presence of VRANIA, Mistris to them both.
STREPHONS PALINODE. Strephon, vpon some vnkindenes conceiued, hauing ma shew to leaue VRANIA, and make loue to anoth Nymph, was at the next solemne assembly of shepheard not onely frowned vpon by VRANIA, but command with great bitternesse out of her presence: Whereuppo sory for his offence, and desirous to regaine her gra whom he neuer had forsaken, but in shew, vpon his kne he in this Song humbly craues pardon: and VRANI finding his true penitence, and vnwilling to loose so wo¦thy a seruant, receiues him againe into greater gra and fauour than before.
VRANIAES Answer in inuerted Rimes, Staffe for Staffe.
poem
I. EGLOGVE.
III. EGLOGVE. Made long since vpon the death of Sir Phillip Sidney.
II. EGLOGVE.
IIII. EGLOGVE. Concerning olde Age. The beginning and end of this Eglogue are wanting.
Sonnets, Odes, Elegies, and Madrigalls.
SONET. I.
SONNET. II. That he cannot hide or dissemble his affection.
SONNET III. Vpon his absence from her.
SONNET. IIII. Vpon presenting her with the speech of Grayes-Inne Maske at the Court 1594. consisting of three partes, The Story of Proteus Transformations, the wonders of the Ada∣mantine Rocke, and a speech to her Maiestie.
ELEGIE. I. He renounceth his food, and former delight in Musick, Poesie, and Painting.
SONNET. V. To Pitty.
ODE. I. That only her beauty and voice please him.
MADRIGAL I. To Cupid.
MADRIGAL II. Vpon his Mistresse sickenes, and his owne health.
MADRIGAL III. He begs a Kisse.
MADRIGAL IIII. Vpon a Kisse receiued.
ODE II. Vpon her protesting, that now hauing tried his sin∣cere affection, she loued him.
ODE II. His restlesse estate.
ELEGIE II. Or Letter in Verse.
ODE IIII. Being depriued of her sweete lookes, wordes, and gestures, by his absence in Italie, he desires her to write vnto him.
MADRIGAL V. Allusion to the Confusion of Babell.
SONNET. VI. Vpon her acknowledging his Desarte, yet reiecting his Affection.
SONNET. VII. Her Answere, in the same Rimes.
ODE V. His Farewell to his Vnkinde and Vnconstant Mistresse.
A Prosopopoeia: Wherein his Hart speakes to his second Ladies Breast.
ODE VI. Vpon her giuing him backe the Paper wherein the former Song was written, as though it had beene an answere thereunto.
ODE VII. Commendation of her Beauty, Stature, Behauiour and Witt.
MADRIGALL VI. To her hand, vpon her giuing him her Gloue.
MADRIGALL. VII. Cupid proued a Fenser.
SONNET VIII. Vpon her commending (though most vndeseruedly) his Verses to his first Loue.
MADRIGAL VIII. Hee compares himselfe to a Candle-flie.
MADRIGAL IX. Answere to her question, what loue was.
ODE VIII. That all other Creatures haue their abiding in hea∣uen, hell, earth, ayre, water, or fire; but he in all of them.
MADRIGAL X. Vpon his time rous silence in her presence.
MADRIGAL XI. Vpon her long Absence.
Vpon seeing his Face in her Eie.
MADRIGAL XII. Vpon her hiding her face fom him.
MADRIGAL XIII. Vpon her Beauty and Inconstancie.
A Dialogue betweene a Louers flaming Heart, and his Ladies frozen Breast.
ELEGIE. III. For what cause he obtaines not his Ladies fauour.
A Quatrain.
SONNET IX. To a worthy Lord (now dead) vpon presenting him for a New-yeers-gift, with Caesars Commentaries and Corne∣lius Tacitus.
To SAMVEL DANIEL Prince of Englist Poets. Vpon his three seuerall sortes of Poesie,
Three Epitaphs vpon the death of a rare Child of six yeares old.
An Inscription for the Statue of DIDO.
SONNET. I. Hee demaunds pardon, for looking, louing, and writing.
SONNET. II. Loue in Iustice punnishable only with like Loue.
SONET. III. Hee calls his Eares, Eyes, and Hart as witnesses of her sweet voyce, beauty, and inward vertuous perfections.
SONNET. V. Prayse of her Eyes, excelling all Comparisons.
ODE I. His Lady to bee condemned of Ignorance or Crueltie.
SONNET VI. Contention of Loue and Reason for his Hart.
SONNET IIII. That she hath greater power ouer his happines and life, then either Fortune, Fate, or Starres.
SONNET. VII. Of his Ladies weeping.
SONNET. VIII. Hee paints out his Torments.
ODE II. A dialogue betweene him and his Hart.
SONNET. IX. His Sighes and Teares are bootlesse.
SONNET. X. Her Beautie makes him loue, euen in despaire.
SONNET XI. Why her Lips yeeld him no words of Comfort.
SONNET. XII. Comparison of his Hart to a Tempest-beaten Ship.
ELEGIE. To his Lady, who had vowel Virginitie.
SONNET. XIII. That he cannot leaue to loue, though commanded.
SONNET. XIIII. He desires leaue to write of his Loue.
poem
SONETS, ODES, ELEGIES and other POESIES.
III. Sonnets for a Proeme to the Poems following. That Loue onely made him a Poet, and that all sortes of Verses, both in Rime and Mea∣sure, agree with his Lady.
SONNET I.
SONNET. II.
SONNET. III.
ODE I. Where his Lady keepes his hart.
To her Eyes.
ODE. II. The more fauour he obtaines, the more he desires.
Loue the onely price of Loue.
His Hart arraigned of Theft, and acquitted.
MADRIGAL. I.
PHALEVCIAKS. I.
Deadly Sweetnes.
MADRIGAL II. Verball Loue.
Ladies eyes, serue Cupid both for Darts and Fire.
Loues Contrarieties.
ODE III.
MADRIGAL III.
poem
PHALEVCIACKS II.
L'ENVOY in ryming Phaleuciacks.
SONNET. IIII.
That he is vnchangeable.
To his Eies.
ODE IIII. Vpon visiting his Lady by Moon-light.
Vpon her Absence.
ODE V. Petition to haue her leaue to die.
poem
ODE VI.
ODE VII.
poem
A Paraphrasticall translation of Petrarkes Sonnet, beginning, S' Amor non è, che dunque è quel ch'io sento.
poem
ODE. VIII.
An Inuectiue against Loue.
Vpon an Heroicall Poeme which hee had begunne (in Imitation of Virgil,) of the first Inha∣biting this famous Ile by Brute, and the Troyans.
Vpon his Ladies buying strings for her Lute.
Care will not let him liue, nor Hope let him die.
Cupids Mariage with Dissimulation.
ODE. X. Dispraise of Loue, and Louers follies.
poem
ODE XI. To his Muse.
part
part
part
part
part
A liuing death.
poem
Hopelesse desire soone withers and dies.
ODE XII. To his Heart.
PHALEVCIACKS. II.
ODE XIII.
Being scorned, and disdained, hee inueighs against his Lady.
ODE XIIII. The Tombe of dead Desire.
An Altare and Sacrifice to Disdaine, for freeing him from loue.
Certaine other Poems vpon diuerse Subiects, by the same Author.
ODE I.
ODE II.
ODE. III.
Anacreons second Ode, otherwise.
Anacreons third Ode, otherwise.
poem
An Answere to the first Staffe, that Loue is vnlike in Beggers and in Kings.
A Song, in praise of a Beggers life.
Vpon beginning without making an end.
An Epigram to Sir Phillip Sydney in Elegicall Verse, Translated out of Iodelle, the French Poet.
HEXAMETERS, Vpon the neuer-enough praised Sir Phillip Sidney.
An other vpon the same.
Others vpon the same.
To Time.
A Meditation vpon the frailty of this Life.
A Dialogue betweene the Soule and the Body. Soule.
Sapphicks. Vpon the Passion of Christ.
DIVERSE POEMS OF SVNDRY AUTHORS
A Hymne in prayse of Musicke.
Ten Sonnets, to Philomel.
SONNET I. Vpon Loues entring by his Eares.
SONNET. II.
SONNET III. Of his owne, and his Mistris sicknes at one time.
SONNET IIII. Another of her Sicknes, and Recouery.
SONNET V. Allusion to Theseus voyage to Crete, against the Minotaure.
SONNET. VI. Vpon her looking secretly out of a window as hee passed by.
SONNET. VII.
SONNET. VIII.
SONNET. IX. Vpon sending her a Gold Ring, with this Posie Pure, and Endlesse.
SONNET X.
A Hymne in Praise of Neptune.
Of his Mistresses Face.
Vpon his Palenesse.
Of Corinnaes singing.
A Dialogue betwixt the Louer and his Lady.
Her Answere.
An Elegie.
poem
MADRIGAL.
To his Ladies Garden, being absent far from her.
Vpon his Ladies Sicknesse of the Small Pockes.
A Reporting Sonnet.
SONNET.
ODE.
SONNET.
SONNET.
SONNET.
A MADRIGAL.
A MADRIGAL.
SONNET.
An Inuectiue against Women.
An Elegie in Trimeter Iambickes.
SONNET
SONNET. To two most Honorable and Virtuous Ladies, sisters.
Of Cynthia.