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.
POSIE. I The Patrones Conceyte.
THe Radian beam's of natur's purest die,
With honours Equipage long liue thy fame,
Whose siluer arkes, surpasing Christall skie,
Doth force loue Queene to reuerence thy name:
Starrs doe inuay, that earth retaineth thee,
From making Fourth amongst the graces Three.
Heau'ns newe ioy, earth's possessed wonder,
The welkins ptide, if they might thee embraece,
As they did IOVES loue that kills with thunder,
Thy memorie her beautie doth deface.
Liue long thou star, which in the North doth shine,
That noble worth's may fill thy sacred shrine.
Y•…pe graft with vertue in her tender yeeres,
Deriuing honour from her noble stocke,
Which Needles weare? for honour still appeer's,
Within her browe, which doth fames cradle rocke:
Whose searching wit, dipt in MINERVAS vaine,
Fraught with content, doth Pallas prayses staine,
HIBBLA hath Bees, stor'd with a sweete encrease,
And shee hath beautie, furnished with grace,
Liue stinges doe pricke, though hony's taste to please,
So woundes her beautie those which it embrace:
A Lampe of glorie shines in th•…e alone,
Liue long in earth thou match-lesse Paragone.