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.
AGreeu'd in graue of mindes dispayting crosse,
Not in the graue which cancelleth annoy,
Yf fate will not againe restore his losse,
The fatall graue, he craueth to enioy:
For fortune doth bu•… spite, to smile againe,
When former frownes, did cut the artire vaine.
Suppose you came vnto a gard•…n fine,
And might there choose one of the fairest flowers,
So choise being made as fancie did incline,
Yet walking there to view the fruitfull bowers,
Amongst those groues, a thowsand flowers you finde,
Then former choise better to please your minde.
Where fight is free, but handling, is deni'd,
And if you touch, you may not taste the fruit,
Though neu'r so faine, least Garden-keeper spi'd,
And would ympeach your crime with blazing bruite,
How much agreeu'd would you be then in heart,
That better choise befell not to your part.
Would you not curse the rashnes of your braine,
That moued s•…each which could not be vnsaide,
And Fortune ban•… which laide this subtill traine,
When you did finde how much you were betraide:
No doubt you would •…hinke this a heauie crosse.
Exept you myght in chosing, change your choise▪