Handful sig. Bviiiv

[sig. Bviiiv]

And cowardly thus to die. And cowardly thus to die. ¶ No, no, I wil shew my woe, (15) in this calamitie. To her whom Nature shapte so free: With all Dianaes chastitie, or Venus rare beautie: Then shall I brace felicitie, (20) And liue in all prosperitie. then leaue off this woe, let teares go, thou shalt embrace thy Ladie deer with ioy. In these thy armes so louingly, As Paris did faire Helenie. +(25) By force of blinded boy. By force of blinded boy. ¶ If Venus would grant vnto me, such happinesse: As she did vnto Troylus, (30) By help of his friend Pandarus, To Cressids loue who worse, +Than all the women certainly: That euer liued naturally. Whose slight falsed faith, the storie saith, (35) Did breed by plagues, her great and sore di-∣stresse, For she became so leprosie, That she did die in penurie: +Because she did transgresse. Because she did transgresse. (40) ¶ If she, I saie, wil me regard, in this my ieoperdie,