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Author: Edwards, Richard, 1523?-1566.
Title: The paradyse of daintie deuises. Contayning sundrie pithie preceptes, learned counsels, and excellent inuentions: right pleasaunt and profitable for all estates. Deuised and written for the most part, by M. Edwards, sometimes of her Maiesties Chappell: the rest, by sundrye learned gentlemen, both of honour, and worship, whose names hereafter followe.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The paradyse of daintie deuises. Contayning sundrie pithie preceptes, learned counsels, and excellent inuentions: right pleasaunt and profitable for all estates. Deuised and written for the most part, by M. Edwards, sometimes of her Maiesties Chappell: the rest, by sundrye learned gentlemen, both of honour, and worship, whose names hereafter followe.
Edwards, Richard, 1523?-1566.

Imprinted at London: By Henrye Dizle, dwelling in Pater noster rowe, and are to be solde at his shoppe, in Cannons lane, neare the great North Dore of S. Paules Church, 1580.
Alternate titles: The paradise of daynty devises Paradise of daynty devises Paradyse of daintie devises.
Notes:
Another edition, with omissions and additions, of the first edition of 1576 (STC 7516)--STC.
In verse.
Some pages missing in number only; pagination derived from signature collation.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A21163.0001.001

Contents
title page
illustration
To the Right Honourable Syr Henry Compton Knight, Lorde Compton of Compton.
The translation of the blessed S. Barnards Verses, conteining the vnstable felicitie of this wayfaring world.
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1. Our pleasures are vantiies.
2.
3. The perfect triall of a faithfull friend.
4. Being asked the occasion of his white head, He aunswereth thus.
5. Beware of had J wist.
6. M. Edwardes MAY.
7. Faire wordes make fooles faine.
8 Jn his extreame sicknesse.
9. For Christmas day.
10 For Easter day.
11. For Whitsunday.
12. No pleasure without some payne.
13.
14. Of the vnconstant stay of Fortunes giftes.
15. Promise is debt.
16. No wordes but deedes.
17. He desireth exchange of life.
18. Of the instabilitie of youth.
19.
20.
21.
22. Nothing is comparable vnto a faithfull freend.
23. Remember thy ende.
24.
25. Wanting his desire he complayneth.
26. Trye before you truste.
27. A Lady forsaken complayneth.
28. Finding worldly ioyes but vanities, he wisheth death.
29. A replie to M. Edwards MAY.
30. Hauing marryed a worthy Lady, and taken away by death, he com∣playneth his mishap.
31. A worthy ditie, song before the Queenes Maiestie at Bristowe.
32. An Epitaph vpon the death of Sir Edward Saunders. Knight, Lord chiefe Baron of the Exchequer.
33. His good name being blemished, he bewayleth.
34. Of Fortunes power.
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37. Of perfect wisedome.
38. A freendly admonition.
39. Sundry men sundry affectes.
40. Of a Freend and a Flatterer.
41. Of sufferaunce commeth case.
43. All thinges are Vaine:
44. A Ʋertuous Gentlewoman in the praise of hir loue.
45. Oppressed with sorrow he wisheth death.
47.
48. What ioy to a contented mind.
49.
50. Amantium irae amoris redinte gratio est.
51. Thinke to dye.
51.
52. Being forsaken of his freend he complaineth.
54. Prudens. The history of Damacles, & Dionise.
48. Fortitude. A young man of Aegypt, and Valerian.
56. Iustice. Zaleuch and his Sonne.
57. Temperaunce. Spurina and the Romaine Ladies.
58. A bunche of hearbes and flowers.
59. Jn commendation of Musick.
60. A dialogue betweene the auctour and his eye.
61. Finding no ioy, he desireth death.
Hope well and haue well.
He requesteth some freendly comfort, affirming his constancie.
He complaineth his mishap.
No foe to a flatterer.
His comparison of Loue.
A Louers ioye.
Euill to him that euill thinketh.
He assureth his constancie.
Complaining his mishapp to his friend, he complaineth wittely.
No paines comparable to his attempt.
He repenteth his follie.
No pleasure without some paine.
The fruite of feined friendes.
A dialogue betweene a Gentleman and his Loue.
Exclaiming vpon his vnkind Loue, his friend replieth wittely.
The complaint of a Louer, wearing Blacke and Taunie.
Finding no reliefe, he complaineth thus.
Written vpon the death of his especiall good friend Maister Iohn Barnabie, who departed this life at Bensted in the countie of Southampton 25. Ianuary. 1579. Aetatis. 78.
Coelum non solum.
A Louer reiected, complaineth,
Not attayning to his desyre, he complayneth.
His minde not quietly setled, he writeth thus.
No ioy Comparable to a quiet minde.
A Complaint.
A Replye.
That Loue is requited by disdaine.
¶Of a contented state.
Being disdayned, he complayneth.
Of the meane estate.
Of a contentcd minde.
Trie before you trust.
He renounceth all the affectes of Loue.
Bethincking himselfe of his end; writeth thus.
Being in loue he complayneth.
Being in trouble he writeth thus.
Being troubled in minde, he writeth as followeth.
Looke or you leape.
A description of the world.
Being in Loue, he complaineth.
The Complaint of a sinner.
¶ An Epitaph vpon the death of syr William Drury, Knight, Lord Justice and Gouernour of Yreland, deceased at Waterford the thyrd of October. An. Do. 1579.