Sinetes passions vppon his fortunes offered for an incense at the shrine of the ladies which guided his distempered thoughtes. The patrons patheticall posies, sonets, maddrigals, and rowndelayes. Together with Sinetes dompe. By Robert Parry Gent.
Parry, Robert, fl. 1540-1612.
HArpies, and hagges, torment my fearefull gost,
No part is freed, from horror, and despaire,
My carcas thus in CARONS boate is tost,
MEDVSA doth with cursed snakie hayre,
Trans-na•…ue quite, the vertue of my minde,
Vnto a stone, that is deaffe, dumme, and blinde.
Might but my soule enioye the fruite of rest,
And purge the sting, that wrought my bitter bane,
That hope mihht once my desp'rat minde inuest,
And strenngth encrease, to bannish thoughts profane:
Then would I ioy to see such happie day,
That once I might be freed from decay.
Sure I beleeue, though ioy could bannish care,
And that I might possesse a quiet minde,
And should winde out my selfe from sorrowes sna•…e,
To cleanse my thoughts from fruites of errors blinde:
Yet would remembraunce of my passed paine,
Where griefe I left, force to begyn againe.
Then were my case far worser then before,
For vlcers cut yeilde corosiues extreame,
Salues hardly can, the former health restore,
And naught but death can to•…tur'd mindes redeeme:
Then must I rest contented with my lot,
Si•…h sorrowes now can not dissolue the knot.