The resolued gentleman. Translated out of Spanishe into Englyshe, by Lewes Lewkenor Esquier
La Marche, Olivier de, ca. 1426-1502., Lewkenor, Lewis, Sir, d. 1626.
Page [unnumbered] INforced cause vnfayned Loue, proue both constaints in mee,
To raise my Muse (Oh worthlesse Muse) to sing the worth of thee:
But what I sing, is that I see, what I assured euer,
Hopes of your freends are springing stil, sweete Lewes do stil perseuer.
And though nor Armes (oh losse of Arme) nor Muses now are minded,
Dispayre not freend, men worthy know, that now the time is blinded.
And as this perfect subiect shewes, the subiect of thy minde:
So this pretends, vnto thy frends, more resteth yet behinde.
Thou leaust the Warres (so wills thy freends) leaue not the Muses name.
All is not lost, though now likd least, what left is vnto fame.
And rest not heere, but still run on, we longing are for more.
Great are thy guiftes, yet geue vs still, thou lesnests not thy store.