Wither, George Juvenilia (1871)

ISBN 13: 9780217228411

Juvenilia (1871)

9780217228411: Juvenilia (1871)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... L ib. 1. S0RR0 W. Satyr. 16. Which is an eafe: for I haue heard them tell, With mates they care not if they goe to hell. But in good earnest now; let vs not run Willingly hereinto as we haue done. Auoyde it rather, as a hurtfull foe, That can effect nought but our ouer-throw. And for the fame receiue into our breast An honest mirth, which is a better guest. And whatsoe're our former griefe hath bin, Let vs ne're forrow more, but for our Sin. So, with this PaJJion, end the rest will I, Becaufe it ends not till our end is nigh. THE The Conclusion. (V) THus haue I labour'd some Effects to show, That doe srom mens abused PaJJions flow: Which, with examples os old ages past, And wise mens Sayings, I might more haue grac't. But that I am resolu'd to tie my Rimes As much as may be to the present times. I also might, amongst these here, haue told, The Bodie's Passions; as Hunger, Cold, Heat, Thirst, and such like: but their sorce is scene, And most men haue sufficient caresull been How to preuent them. They, last not so long, Nor are by much so violent and strong, Or dangerous as these. But is men knew, Or with the eye os Reason would o're-view These Soule-bred maladies (as sure they ought) They would with greater diligence haue sought The cure os them, besore the worst disease, That doth the body and no more displease. But now the reason men disturbed are For the most part with such preposterous Care, Is this; Through their corrupted iudgement they Doe onely on things scene depend and stay. Which being most apparant to the sence, So muffles vp the weake Intelligence, M 2 And CONCL VSION. And blinds her, that she hath no power to see The better things that more subsisting be. When is they could, conceiue but halse so well The Soules estate,...

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