Phedra , Is checked most duly Because that vntruly Forst therto by loue light (35)SheeShée slayeth Hippolite. SheeShée slayeth. &c.
A spring of annoyance, And well of disturbance, New fanglenesse in loue hath bin: (40) It killeth the Master, It poysons the taster, No worldly wightcreature by it doth win. Therfore, Good lady beebée constant, (45) So shall you not bee shentdisgraced , But woorthely praysed, As you haue deserued, As you haue, &c.
The Louer wounded with his Ladies beauty craueth mercy. To the Tune of where is the life that late I led. +The title and sections of the verse are borrowed from Handful , ‘The Louer being wounded with his Ladies beautie, requireth mercy’. * For ‘where is the life that late I led’, see Ballad Tunes . Author: unattributed. Structure (May/Ringler): 96: aa14
I F pitty once may mooue thy hart, To rewfeel sorrow for a wofull wightman ? If curtesy can force thy minde, To vew my doulfull plight? (5) Sith I cannot deuise +Lines 5-19: ‘Sith I cannot… remedilesse’ imitate Handful , ‘The Louer being wounded with his Ladis beutie requireth mercy’, ll. 3-12: ‘And since I… time I weare’. *To quench this raging fier, With trickling teares I craue of thee Attend to my desier: Whom Venus fethered boy +Cupid (10) Hath crasdecrazed, made infirm or perhaps later sense (OED, 1599) of sent mad, deranged with deadly dart,