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Author: Philomusus, fl. 1639.
Title: The academy of complements. VVherin ladyes gentlewomen, schollers, and stranges may accomodate their courtly practice with most curious ceremonies, complementall, amorous, high expressions, and formes of speaking, or writing. A worke perused and most exactly perfected and most exactly perfected by the author with additions of witty amorous poems. And a table expounding the hard English words.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The academy of complements. VVherin ladyes gentlewomen, schollers, and stranges may accomodate their courtly practice with most curious ceremonies, complementall, amorous, high expressions, and formes of speaking, or writing. A worke perused and most exactly perfected and most exactly perfected by the author with additions of witty amorous poems. And a table expounding the hard English words.
Philomusus, fl. 1639., J. G. fl. 1640,

London: Printed by T. Badger, for H. Mostley, and are to be sold at his shop at the Princes armes, in S. Pauls Church-Yard, 1640.
Preface signed: Philomusus, i.e. John Gough?.
With an index.
Page numbers 245-246 are repeated in page numbering.
Identified as STC 19883a on UMI microfilm.
Reproduction of the original in the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Subject terms:
Compliments -- Early works to 1800.
Conversation -- Early works to 1800.
Courtesy -- Early works to 1800.
Letter-writing -- Early works to 1800.
Courtesy -- Early works to 1800.
Etiquette -- Early works to 1800.

title page
To the Ladyes and GENTLEVVOMEN of ENGLAND.
THE ACADEMY of Complements. Choice and faire Flowers, Selected out of the Garden of Eloquence, to adorne our language with variety of expressions, upon severall occasions.
Ʋpon his Absence.
Protestations of Love.
Ʋpon her beauty.
In admiration of her goodnesse.
On her leaving him.
To accuse in a Letter.
Expressions of affections.
The Lovers expression of constancy.
Ʋpon her affability and Courtesie.
Ʋpon a lovers feare.
On his Desires.
To give or present.
On effects of their Love.
Vpon her eloquence.
Experience of a Lover.
Ʋpon her face.
Vpon his favours.
Vpon his fortunes.
Vpon her hatred.
On her Inconstancy.
In praise of Her.
For her retention of him in her memory.
On his Merit.
The necessitie of his Affections.
Protestation of his obedience.
To offer and present service.
Bewailings of a Lover.
To give thankes.
On the deceits of Love.
On his Life.
On the lustre of her eyes.
A tender of service to ones Soveraigne.
A tender of service to the QƲEENE.
An humble addresse to a great Lord.
Another to some great Lord.
To tender ones service.
To thanke a friend for a Courtesie.
To entertaine a Gentlewoman at your Chamber.
To present a Ring to a Gentlewoman.
To woe a coy, scornefull Maide.
A jesting discourse with a Maide.
To contract privatly ones selfe, and tye the knot of Marriage.
To salute a friend newly arrived from a Iourney.
To entertaine a friend, who is come to visit one.
To woe a faire young Gentlewoman.
When one meeteth a friend in the Streete.
To court a Gentlewoman in the way of Marriage.
To present somthing to a friend.
To entreate a courtesie of a friend.
Ʋpon his absence.
A merry Discourse between Rowland and Susan, sitting up late together.
An Enterchange of Ceremonies at parting with a friend taking a long journey.
To invite one to dinner.
Ceremonies at sitting downe at the Table.
The Feasters excuse to his friend, after dinner.
To offer service to a young Maid.
To confer with a Widdow in an amorous wooing manner.
To excuse some offence to a Gentlewoman.
The Lovers farewell.
Questions with their answers resolving the doubts of Lovers.
Complementall and Amorous POEMS.
Encomions on the Beauty of his Mistresse.
On her Haire.
On her Lockes.
On her forehead.
On her face.
On the colour of her face.
On her eye-browes and Cheeks.
Another on her eye-browes and breath.
On her eye-Liddes.
On her eyes.
Another on the same.
On her smiles.
On her Cheekes.
Another on the same.
On her Nose and breath.
On her Chin.
On her Eares.
On her Lippes.
On her Lippes and Necke.
On her mouth.
On her mouth and teeth.
On her breath.
On her tongue and words.
On her teeth.
On her Speech.
On her voice.
On her Necke.
On her Shoulders.
On her Armes.
On her Hands.
On her fingers.
On her actions.
On her breasts.
On her Pappes.
On her good thoughts.
On her waste and Ribbes.
On her skin, and flesh.
On her Navell.
On her bellie.
On her wombe.
On her thighes.
On her knees.
On the calves of her legges.
On the small of her legges.
On her feet.
The conclusion.
Loves mouth.
Definition of Love.
Love will out.
The parting of Lovers.
The Inconstancy of Affections.
The quality of Love.
What Love is,
Lovers delight to be alone.
Vowes of Lovers.
Impossibility of concealing Love.
On one sick with Love.
The errors of Lovers.
What Love is.
Love admits of no contrary arguments.
What Love is.
Another definition of Love.
The Effects of Love.
Cruelty of Love.
The parting of Lovers.
A Maxime.
The Constancy of Lovers.
The Force of Love.
Of Musike and Love.
Love finds an opportunity.
Offers of Love not to be refused.
Patience of Lovers.
Sorrowes of Lovers.
Teares of Lovers.
On frozen affection.
Of true and false Love.
The perseverance of a Lover.
The beginnings of Love.
On Lust.
On Virginity.
A cruell Mistris.
On Coynesse.
On Iealousie.
On pleasures.
On Chastity.
Another on the same.
On the Court.
On her delaying mariage.
On Desires.
On Misfortunes.
On fate.
On disdaine.
On the Power of teares.
On Musicke.
On Continued griefe.
On Marriage.
On pleasures and griefes.
On Youth.
On a modest faire one.
On his Will.
On the losse of Virginity.
On Women.
On coy dames.
Inconstancy of women.
Another on the same.
On Lust.
On Virginity.
Modesty of women.
On a womans teares.
A Constant Woman.
Passions of a Woman.
On the finding of Beauty.
Another on the same.
On the power of Beauty.
Women envie one anothers Beauty.
On a Beauty cloisterd up.
On Beauty in meane attire.
On Beauty not injoyed.
Beauties for the Court.
Beauties not to be confined.
On the excellency and power of Beauty.
The effects of Beauty.
A wooing fit in verse.
A discourse of Love in verse.
Another short wooing fit in verse.
The feares and resolutions of two Lovers.
The wooing of a coy Dame.
A contention betweene a Wife, a Widow, and a Maide.
A Lover and his Mistris.
A Lovers discourse with his heart.
A Discourse betweene a Lover, Death, and Cupid.
Vpon a scarfe presented.
Ʋpon a paire of Sissers presented.
Vpon a looking-glasse presented.
Vpon a Fanne presented.
On a plaine gold Ring presented,
Vpon a paire of Bracelets presented.
Complementall and amorous Letters. A Letter to renew affection.
A Letter to perswade one to be Constant.
A Letter to a Maid from one that expected no portion.
A Letter to excuse the not visiting a friend at ones departure out of Towne.
To a Sweet heart farre absent in the Country.
A Complementall Letter sent to a Lady.
A Letter to a Gentlewoman on a Sigh.
A Letter to excuse the abrupt taking of a kisse.
A Letter to request a Courtesie.
A Letter to a beautifull Gentlewoman, that was resolved to live and dye a Maid.
A Letter to a Gentlewoman in excuse of long absence.
A Complementall Letter.
A maydes Letter fearing a growing shame.
A Letter of thanks to a Gentlewoman for some favour received.
To Mistris Penelope, Natures Master-Peece, the lover expresses his flames of affection,
To Mistris E.B. Sent her with a RING.
To a pretty witty scornefull Gentlewoman be∣ing proud of her beauty, and after troub∣led with the greene sicknesse.
To a weeping Widdow, wishing her to wipe away Teares, with the conceit of a second Husband.
To a young Mayd.
To a young Gentlewoman, that disdained her Lover
A complementall Letter to a Beautifull young Gentlewoman.
Phrases, for the beginnings of Letters, for our greater speede in our urgent occasions.
Phrases for the conclusions of Letters in haste.
The Garden-Knot of faire and rare Letters of Complement.
An offer of service.
Another upon the sending of a token.
A Letter of request to entertaine a friend.
Another to the same effect.
A Letter for Answer to requests.
Another humble expression of ones selfe to a friend.
A Letter of Excuse.
To a sicke friend.
A Letter to her Sweet heart.
A Letter from a quondam Mistris.
His Answer.
A Letter to a Lord protesting Love.
His short answer.
Her Answer.
A Letter on his Mistris in his absence.
A Letter protesting affection.
To congratulate a friend.
A farewell to a friend going a necessary Voyage.
Of a new married man to his Brother in Law.
A Letter by way of protestation.
Another of a friend obliged by favours.
To complaine for some offence.
A presentment of service.
Another of Love.
A Letter of a despairing Lover.
Her answere.
To a Lady promising revenge on his enemy.
Her answer.
A Lovers offer of his service to his Mistris.
A letter of a lover, requesting speedy remedy
A Letter from a languishing lover.
Her Answer.
A Letter to his Mistris.
A Letter to his Mistris, upon service injoyned.
A Letter complainining of the cruelty of his Mistris.
A Letter from a despairing lover.
Another Letter of Service.
Another to the same effect.
Another to the same effect.
A Letter desiring better acquaintance.
A Letter from on to his Mistris.
A Letter to Coelia.
A Letter.
A Letter of acknowledgment.
For telling of newes.
A Letter of acknowledgement of being beloved.
A Letter of absence.
Letters of Absence.
Ʋpon a point of rigour.
To his Lady.
To a kinswoman.
Vpon the inconstancy of a servant.
A Letter.
A Letter from a despairing Lover.
Her Answer.
To one who is not really what she seemes.
Her Answere.
A Letter from a distressed lover.
A Letter from a lover professing constancy.
A letter from an inconstant lover
Her answer.
A Lover to his inconstant Mistris.
A Letter.
A Letter.
A Letter from a Gentleman to his Mistris.
A Letter of a Gentleman, evill spoken of for the love of his Mistris.
A Letter of a difference betwixt a Gentle∣man, and his Mistris.
A Letter of a Gentleman, after a visit to a Lady.
A Letter, of a fond Maid, that disdained the service and love of a gallant Gentle∣man; who was counselled to dis∣daine her also.
A brave reply of a Gentleman to his Mistris by way of Derision.
A Letter of holy love betweene two lovers, containing three letters besides.
A Letter in answere.
A Letter in answer.
Stiles and Tearmes used to The King, or Queenes Majesty, either in our Speech, or in Su∣perscriptions of Petitions di∣rected to them.
If you present any thing.
To the Queene.
To the Queene.
If to an Arch-Bishop.
If to a Bishop.
If to a Noble man, eminent in place.
Divisions of Letters.
Subscriptions, with Subscriptions adjoyned to them, as they are most properly applyed.
For the Readers greater pleasure and va∣riety, these Subscriptions onely are here placed by themselves.
A Table for the understand∣ing of the hard ENGLISH words, contained in this Worke.