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Digital Image File Name: 
142174
Source Call Number: 
V.a.125
Source Title: 
A book of verses collected by me, R. Dungarvan [manuscript].
Image Details: 
Part I. When reading Part I, Part II is inverted and reversed.
Source Creator: 
Burlington, Richard Boyle, Earl of, 1612-1698, compiler.
Source Created or Published: 
ca. 1630
Physical Description: 
folio 21 verso || folio 22 recto
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Hamnet Catalog Link: 
http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229445
Transcription: 
Ben Ionson to King Iames From a Gipsey in the Morning From a payre of squinte eyes turning, From the Goblen & the Specter From a drunkard though with Nectar From a woeman true to noe man Which is vglie besides common From a rampant smock that itches To bee putting on the britches Whersoere they haue their being Bless our Souerayne & his seeing. From vnpropper serious toyes From a Lawyer three parts noyse From impertinence like a drumme That beats his dinner & his roome From a tongue without a fyle All of phrase & yet not style. From the candlesticks of Lothburie From loud pare wiues of Banburie Onely care & time outwearing Blesse our Souerayne & his hearing. From gaping Oysters & fryde fish From a sows babye in a dish From anie portion of swine From bad venison & worse wine From linge whatsoere cooke it boyle Though it be sauct with musturde oyle 22 . From the diet & the knowledge Of the students of Beare colledge From these & what may keepe men fasting Bless our Souueraigne & his tasting- From a traueling Tinkers sheet From a payre of Carriers feete From a Ladye that doth breath Worse aboue then vnderneath From Tobacco & the Type of the Diuels glisterpipe From a stinke all Stinkes excellinge Bless our Souueraine & his smelling. From bird lime tarr & from all pitch From a Do & her Itch From the Bristles of a Hogge From the ringworme of a dogge From the courteship of a bryer From S t Antonies old Fryer From needle pinn or thorne In his bed at eu'ne or morne From the Goute & the least grudging Bless our Souueraigne & his touching. Blesse him from all offences In his sports & in his sences From a boy to crosse his way From a foole or a foule day O blesse him heauen & send him long To bee the Subiect of each Song The acts & yeares of all our kings t'outgoe While hee is mortall weele not thinke him soe.
Credit: 
Transcriptions made by Shakespeare's World volunteers (shakespearesworld.org), participants in EMROC classes and transcribathons (emroc.hypotheses.org), participants in Folger paleography classes and transcribathons, and Folger docents.