¶The next daye after that hee had written this passyon of Loue, dyuers Gentlewomen being then in the house: he was intreted by two or three of them at once, to make some verses: and one amōg the rest, being very desyrous to haue her request fulfylled, brought him a pen, and ynke, and Paper: with earnest intreaty, to make some verses vpon what matter he though best himselfe: he very vnwilling to write, not knowing of a sodayne, how to please them al in vearse, and yet desirous to graunt all their requestes, with muche adoe, was in the ende in∣treated to wryte, as followeth.
¶Not many dayes after, he saw a Gentle∣woman in the house, whom he accoumpted his deare Mistresse beginne to shew her euell countenaunce without cause, and to make very much of another, whome he thoughte very vnwor∣thy of such good happe: and being not a little agreeued to see himselfe causlesse to grow dayly so much out of countenaunce, and his aduersary so vnworthely esteemed: wrote one daye a∣mong other, halfe a sheete ofPaper in verse: wherein he priuily shewed his aduersaries vnworthynesse, his Mistresses inconstā∣cy, and his owne euill happe: and finding a fitte tyme, deliuered the wryting to his sayde Mistresse: which, howe shee tooke in worth, that restes: the verses were these.
¶Verses written vpon this occasion: a yong Gentleman, falling in loue with a fayre yong Damsell, not knowing how to make manifest vnto her, the greate good wyll he bare her, vsing certayne talke vnto her, in the end of her talke demaunded of her, whether she could or no: she answered yea, vpon her which yea, he wrote these verses following, and found time to present them vnto her presently, as he wrote them.
❧A Gentleman hauing made promise vnto his Mistresse, to come vnto her vpon a certayn appoynted day, to doe her seruice, brake promise with her, but the next day fol∣lowing, thinking her haste of necessitye so great, but then he might come soone ynough to accomplishe such matters as hee was wonte to doe, came: and confessing his faulte of breach of promise, professing it agaynst his wil, shewing his earnest desire of more haste, craued pardon and recouery of credit loste, in verse as followeth.
A Gentleman on a tyme, hauing three sons: and being very desyrous to haue them broughte vp at an Vni∣uersitie: being very well acquaynted with a yong Gentleman, who he knew had spent some yeares at Oxforde, desyred him to choose a Tutor there, for those his three Children, which as hee thought were fyttest to bring thē vp, as well in learning, as good behauyour: which hee was contented to doe, and hauing cho∣sen a Tutor for them, not long after hauing a great desyre to see them doe well, wrote their Tutor a letter, and with the Letter, a prety Tale in verse, to mooue him to haue a great care of them: the Letter I let alone, but the tale I haue thought good to shew forth among these prety Toyes, as one not the worst, whiche Tale was as followeth.