To pierce the heauen with their aspiring head, Naked and bare doth leaue their craggie seat. When as the bubble, which did empty flie (20) The daliance of the vndiscerned winde: On whose calme rowling waues it did relie, Hath shipwrack made, where it did daliance finde: And when the Sun-shine which dissolu’d the snow, Colourd the bubble with a pleasant varie, (25) And made the rathe and timely Primrose grow, Swarth clowdes with-drawne (which longer time do tarie)Oh what is praise, pompe, glory, ioy, but so As shine by fountaines, bubbles, flowers or snow?
FINIS. E. B.
¶ Astrophell the Shepheard, his complaint to
his Flocke. +
G Oe my flocke, goe get yee hence, Seeke a better place of feeding: Where yee may haue some defence From the stormes in my breast breeding, (5) And showers from mine eyes proceeding.