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Author: Davison, Francis, 1575?-1619?
Title: Dauisons poems, or, A poeticall rapsodie. Deuided into sixe bookes. The first, contayning poems and deuises. The second, sonets and canzonets. The third, pastoralls and elegies. The fourth, madrigalls and odes. The fift, epigrams and epitaphs. The sixt, epistles, and epithalamions. For variety and pleasure, the like neuer published.
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Print source: Dauisons poems, or, A poeticall rapsodie. Deuided into sixe bookes. The first, contayning poems and deuises. The second, sonets and canzonets. The third, pastoralls and elegies. The fourth, madrigalls and odes. The fift, epigrams and epitaphs. The sixt, epistles, and epithalamions. For variety and pleasure, the like neuer published.
Davison, Francis, 1575?-1619?

London: Printed by B[ernard] A[lsop] for Roger Iackson, 1621.
Alternate titles: Poetical rapsody Poetical rapsody. Davisons poems, or, A poeticall rapsodie. Poeticall rapsodie.
Includes poems by numerous other authors.
Originally published in 1602 as: A poetical rapsody.
Printer's name from STC.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.

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To the most Noble, Honourable, and wor∣thy Lord, William Earle of Pembrok, Lord Herbert of Cardiffe, Marmion, and Saint Quintine, Lord Cham∣berlaine of his Maiesties houshold, one of his Maie∣sties most Honorable Priuie Counsell and Knight of the most noble order of the Garter.
To the Reader.
An Alphabeticall Table of all the Canzo∣nets, Dialogues, Deuises, Eglogues, Elegies, Epi∣grams, Epitaphs, Epistles, Epithalmions, Madrigalls, Odes, Pastoralls, Poems, Sonets, and other principall matters contayned in this booke.
Epithalmion vpon the spousals of W.A. and I.A.
Another of the same.
A short Contents of all the sixe Bookes contained In this volume, &c.
I. POEM. YET OTHER TWELVE WON∣ders of the World, by Sir Iohn Dauis.
II. POEM. A contention betwixt a Wife, a Widdow and a Maide.
III. POEM. A Fiction how Cupid made a Nymph wound her selfe with his Arrowes.
IIII. POEM. A complaint, of which all the staues end with the words of the first, like a Sestine.
V. POEM. Or Dialogue in Imitation of that betweene Horace and Lidia, beginning, Donec, gratus eram tibi, &c.
VI. POEM. Cupid shoots light, but wounds sere.
VII. POEM. A true description of Loue.
VII. POEM. Ʋpon an Heroicall Poem which he had begun (in Imitation of Ʋirgil,) of the first inhabiting this famous Ile by Brute, and the Troyians.
IX. POEM. Or a Meditation vpon the frailty of this life.
X. POEM. A Poesie to proue affection is not loue.
XIII. POEM. A P in the nature of an Epitaph of a friend.
XIIII. POEM. Loues contentment.
XV. POEM. A repentant Poem.
XVI. POEM. Ʋnions Iewell.
XVII. POEM. Or Panegyricke to my Soueraigne Lord the King.
I. DEVICE. A Lottery presented before the late Queenes Ma¦iesty at the Lord Chancelors house. 1601.
The Lots.
II. DEVICE. Inscriptions.
IIII. DEVICE. Or a Dialogue betweene the Louer and his heart.
V. DEVICE. Or a Dialogue betweene a Louer, Death, and Loue.
VI. DEVICE Phaleuciacks.
VII. DEVICE. Phaleuciacke.
VIII DEVICE. Phaleuciacks.
IX. DEVICE. An Altar and Sacrifice to disdaine, for freeing him from loue.
X. DEVICE. Ʋpon beginning without making an end.
XI. DEVICE, Or a Dialogue betweene the Soule and the Body.
XII. DEVICE. Saphickes vpon the Passion of Christ.
XIII. DEVICE. A Dialogue betwixt the Louer and his Lady.
THE SECOND BOOKE OF Sonets and Canzonets.
III. SONET. To Mistresse Diana.
IIII. SONET. Dedication of these Rimes to his first Loue.
V. SONET. That he cannot hide or dissemble his affection.
VI. SONET. Ʋpon his absence from her.
VII. SONET. Ʋpon presenting her with the speech of Grayes-Inne Maske, at the Court, 1594. consisting of three parts. The story of Proteus transformations, the wonders of the adamantine Rocke, and a speech to her Maiestie.
VIII. SONET. To Pitie.
IX. SONET. Vpon her acknowledging his desart, yet reiecting his affection.
X. SONET. Her answere in the same Romes.
XI. SONET. Ʋpon her comming (though most vndeseruedly) his verses to his first Loue.
XII. SONET. To a worthy Lord (now dead) vpon presenting him for a New-yeares-gift, with Caesars Commentaries and Cornelius Tacitus.
XIII. SONET. He demaunds pardon for looking, louing, and writing.
XIIII. SONET. Loue and Iustice punishable only with like loue.
XV. SONET. He calls his eares, eyes, and heart as witnesses of her sweet voice beauty, and inward vertuous perfections.
XVI. SONET. Praise of her eyes excelling all comparison.
XVII. SONET. Contention of Loue and Reason for his heart.
XVIII. SONET. That she hath greater power ouer his happinesse and life, then either Fortune, Fate, or Stars.
XIX. SONET. Of his Ladies weeping.
XX. SONET. He paints out his torment.
XXI. SONET. His sighs and teares are bootlesse.
XXII. SONET. Her beauty makes him liue euen in despaire.
XXIII. SONET. Why her lips yeeld him no word of comfort.
XXIIII. SONET. Comparison of his heart to a tempest beaten Ship.
XXV. SONET. That he cannot leaue to loue, though commanded.
XXVI. SONET. He desires leaue to write of his Loue,
XXVII. SONET. That time hath no power to end or diminish his loue.
XXVIII. SONET. Of the Monne.
Three Sonets.
XXXII. SONET. Desire hath conquered reuenge.
XXXIII. SONET. To his eyes.
XXXIIII. SONET. Ten Sonets to Philomel.
XXXVI. SONET. Of his owne, and his Mistresse sicknesse at one time.
XXXVII. SONET. Another of her sicknesse and recouery.
XXXVIII. SONET. Allusion to Theseus voyage to Crete, against the Minotaure.
XXXIX. SONET. Vpon her looking secretly out at a window as he passed by.
XLI. SONET. To the Sunne of his Mistresse beauty eclipsed with frownes.
XLII. SONET. Vpon sending her a gold ring, with this Poesie, Pure and Endlesse.
XLIII. SONET. The hearts captiuitie.
XLIIII. SONET. For her heart onely.
XLIX. SONET. Loues seuen deadly sinnes.
L. SONET. To two most Honor and vertuous Ladies and Sisters, the Ladie Margaret, Countesse of Cumberland, the Ladie Anne Countesse of Warwicke.
LI. SONET. To my Lord the Prince.
LII. SONET. To the excellent Ladie Elizabeth her Grace.
Of Canzonets.
Cuddies Embleme.
III. CANZONET. Ʋpon seeing his face in her eye.
IIII. CANZONET. A Dialogue betweene a Louers flaming heart, and his Ladies frozen Breast.
V. CANZONET. Or Quatrain.
VI. CANZONET. An inscription for the Statue of Dido.
VII. CANZONET. Loues Hyperboles.
VIII. CANZONET. An inuectiue against Loue.
VIII. CANZONET. Petrarks Sonnet translated. Pace non trouo, & non hodasar guera.
IX. CANZONET. He proues himselfe to endure the hellish torments of Tantalus, Ixion, Titius, Sisyphus and the Be∣lides.
X. CANZONET. Loues discommodities.
XI. CANZONET. Allegory of his Loue to a Ship.
XII. CANZONET. Execration of his passed loue.
XIII. CANZONET. Of the Sunne: A Iewell, being a Sunne-shining vpon the Ma∣rigold closed in a heart of gold, sent to his Mistresse, named Mary.
XIIII. CANZONET. To her eyes.
XV. CANZONET. His heart araigned of theft and acquitted.
XVII. CANZONET. Deadly sweetenesse.
XVIII. CANZONET. Ladies eyes serue Cupid both for Darts and fire.
XIX. CANZONET. Loues contrarieties.
XX. CANZONET. Her outward gesture deceiued his inward hope.
XXI. CANZONET. That he is vnchangeable.
XXIII. CANZONET. Vpon her absence.
XXIIII. CANZONET. The Louer absence kils me, her presence cures me.
XXV. CANZONET. Faire Face, and hard Heart.
XXVI. CANZONET. An inuectiue against Loue.
XXVII. CANZONET. Ʋpon his Ladies buying strings for her Lute.
XXVIII. CANZONET. Care will not let him liue, nor hope let him dye.
XXIX. CANZONET. In praise of the Sunne.
XXX. CANZONET. Death in loue.
XXXI. CANZONET. Breake heauy heart.
XXXII. CANZONET. Desires gouernment.
XXXIII. CANZONET. Loues properties.
XXXV. CANZONET. The passionate Prisoner.
XXXVI. CANZONET. Hopelesse desire soone withers and dyes.
XXXVII. CANZONET. Naturall comparisons with perfect loue.
XXXVIII. CANZONET. An answere to the first staffe, that loue is vnlike in Beggars and in Kings.
XXXIX. CANZONET. A song in praise of a Beggars life.
XLI. CANZONET. A hymne in praise of Musicke.
XLII. CANZONET. Or a Hymne in praise of Neptune.
XLIII. CANZONET. Or a Hymne that was sung by Amphitryte, Thamasis, & other Sea Nimphs in Graies-Inne, Maske at the Court. 1594. Of his Mistresses face.
XLIIII. CANZONET. Ʋpon her palenesse.
XLV. CANZONET. Of Corinnaes singing.
XLVI. CANZONET. Vpon his Ladies sickenesse of the Pox.
XLVII. CANZONET. In the grace of wit, of tongue and face.
XLVIII. CANZONET. An inuectiue against women.
XLIX. CANZONET. This song was sung before her sacred Maiestie at a shew on horsebacke, wherewith the right Honourable the Earle of Cumberland presented her Highnesse on May day last.
L. CANZONET. The Anatomie of Loue.
LI. CANZONET. Loue the onely price of loue.
THE THIRD BOOKE OF Pastorals and Eliges. Two Pastorals made by Sir Phillip Sidney. Vpon his meeting with his two worthy Friends, and fel∣low Poets, Sir Edward Dier, and M. Fulke Greuill.
II. PASTORALL. Dispraise of a Courtly life.
III. PASTORALL. Dialogue betweene two Shepheards, Thenot, and Piers, in praise of Astrea.
IIII. PASTORALL. A round clay in inuerted Rimes, betweene the two friendly Ri∣ual, Strephon and Klaius, in the presence of Vrania Mistresse to them both.
V. PASTORALL. Or Strephons Palinode.
Vraniaes answere in inuerted rimes, Staffe for Staffe.
VII. PASTORALL. Eglogue intituled Cuddy.
VIII. PASTORALL. Made long since vpon the death of Sir Philip Sidney.
IX. PASTORALL Shepheard. Heardman.
X. PASTORALL. The beginning and end of this Eglogue are wanting. Concerning old Age.
Of Elegies.
I. ELEGIE. He renounceth his food, and former delight in Mu∣sicke, Poefie and painting.
II. ELEGIE. For what cause he obtaines his Ladies fauour.
III. ELEGIE. To his Lady who had vowed virginity.
IIII. ELEGIE. Her praise is in her want.
V. ELEGIE. Of a womans heart.
VI. ELEGIE. Loues Embasie in an Iambicke Elegie.
THE FOVRTH BOOKE OF Madrigals and Odes.
II. MADRIGALL. Borrowed out of a Greeke Epigram.
III. MADRIGALL. Vpon her dreaming that she saw him dead.
IIII. MADRIGALL. Vpon his departure.
VI. MADRIGALL. Ʋpon his Mistresse sicknesse, and his owne health.
VII. MADRIGALL. He begs a kisse.
VIII. MADRIGALL. Vpon a kisse receiued.
IX. MADRIGALL. Allusion to the confusion of Babell.
X. MADRIGALL. To her hand, vpon her giuing him her gloue.
XI. MADRIGALL. Cupid proued a Fencer.
XII. MADRIGALL. He compares himselfe to a Candle flye.
XIIII. MADRIGALL. Answeres to her question, what Loue was.
XIIII. MADRIGALL. Vpon his timerous silence in her presence.
XV. MADRIGALL. Vpon her long absence.
XVI. MADRIGALL. Vpon her hiding her face from him.
XVII. MADRIGALL. Vpon her beauty and Inconstancy.
XIX. MADRIGALL. Verball loue.
XX. MADRIGALL. In praise of two.
XXI. MADRIGALL. To his Ladies garden, being absent farre from her.
XXII. MADRIGALL. The True loues knot.
Of Odes.
I. ODE. That only her beauty and voyce please him.
II. ODE. Vpon her protestation of kind affection, hauing tryed his sin∣cere fidelitie.
III. ODE. His restlesse estate.
IIII. ODE. Being by his absence in Italy depriued of her lookes, words, and gestures, be desireth her to write vnto him.
V. ODE. His farewell to his vnkind and vnconstant Mistris.
VI. ODE. A Presopopaeia, Wherein his heart speakes to his second Ladies brest.
VIII. ODE. Ʋpon her giuing him backe the Paper wherein the former Song was written, as though it had beene an answere thereunto.
VIII. ODE. Commendation of her beautie, stature, behauiour and wit.
IX. ODE. That all other Creatures haue their abiding in heauen, hell, earth, ayre, water or fire, but he in all of them.
X. ODE. His Lady to be condemned of ignorance or crueltie.
XI. ODE. A Dialogue betweene him and his heart.
XII. ODE. Where his Lady keepes his heart.
XIII. ODE. The more fauour he obtaines, the more he desires.
XIIII. ODE. Desire and hope.
XV. ODE. Vpon visiting his Lady by Moone-light.
XVI. ODE. Petition to haue her leaue to die.
XVII. ODE. The kind Louers complaint in finding nothing but folly for his faithfulnesse.
XVIII. ODE. Vnhappy eyes.
XIX. ODE. Disdaine at variance with desire.
XX. ODE. Cupids Marriage with disimulation.
XXI. ODE. Dispraise of Loue, and Louers follyes.
XXII. ODE. To his Muse.
XXIII. ODE. To his heart.
XXIIII. ODE. A defiance to disdainefull loue.
XXV: ODE. The Tombe of dead Desire.
XXVI. ODE. Three Odes translated out af Anacreon, the Greeke Lyricke Poet.
XXVII. ODE. A comparison betwixt the strength of beasts, the wisedome of Man, and the beauty of a womans heart.
XXIX. ODE. Anacreons second Ode, otherwise.
XXX: ODE. Anacreons third Ode otherwise.
XXXII. ODE. Of Cinthia.
THE FIFT BOOKE OF Epigrams and Epitaphs.
Of Epigrams. Epigrams translated out of Martiall.
Ad Aelian 76. l. 1.
In Herm. 15. l. 2.
A Monsieur Naso, Verole.
De Manuella. 51. l. 1.
De Milone.
De Codro. Li. 15. 3.
Ad Quintum 117. L. 5.
To A. S.
To all poore Schollers.
In Cinnam. 42. 42. L. 7.
To his friends.
In Cinnam. 107. L. 5.
De Philone. 48. L. 5.
12. L. 12.
Ad Pessimos Coniuges. 35. L. 8.
An Epigram to Sir Phillip Sidney in Elegical verse, translated out of Iodel, the French Poet.
An Epigram in Hexameters, vpon the neuer enough praised Sir Philip Sidney.
Another Epigram vpon the same.
Other Epigrams vpon the same.
To the Epitaph vpon the heart of Henry the third, late King of France and Poland: slaine 1589. by a Iacobine Fryar.
An Epitaph on Henry the fourth, the last King of France.
An Epitaph on Queene Elizabeth.
Or letters in verse.