First Line Index: 1576 edition

Paradise of Dainty Devises
Title and First-line Index: STC7516, 1st edition 1576

Epistle: ‘To the Right Honorable Sir Henry Compton, Knight’

1. EV31358: ‘Translation of the Blessed Saint Bernard’s Verse, The’, ‘Why doth each state apply itself to worldly praise’

2. EV3762: ‘Beware of Had I Wist’, ‘Beware of had I wist, whose fine brings care and smart’

3. EV16237: ‘The Perfect Trial of a Faithful Friend’,‘Not stayed in state but feeble stay’

4. EV21312: ‘No Pleasure without Some Pain’, ‘Sweet were the joys that both might like and last’

5. EV3608: ‘Our Pleasures are Vanities’, ‘Behold the blast which blows the blossoms from the tree’

6. EV29646: ‘Master Edward’s May’, ‘When May is in his prime then may each heart rejoice’

7. EV12501: ‘Fair Words Make Fools Fain’, ‘In youthful years when first my young desires began’

8. EV28633: ‘In His Extreme Sickness’, ‘What grieves my bones and makes my body faint’

9. EV7240: ‘For Christmas Day’, ‘From Virgin’s womb this day did spring’

10. EV1603: ‘Easter Day’, ‘All mortal men this day rejoice’

11. EV4813: ‘For Whitsunday’, ‘Come Holy Ghost eternal God and ease the woeful grief’

12. EV15135: ‘Who Minds to Bring His Ship to Happy Shore Must Care to Know the Laws of Wisdom’s Lore’, ‘My friend if thou will credit me in aught’

13. EV10781: ‘Of the Unconstant Stay of Fortune’s Gifts’, ‘If fortune be thy stay thy state is very tickle’

14. EV12076: ‘Promise Is Debt’, ‘In my accompt the promise that is vowed’

15. EV24811: ‘No Words but Deeds’, ‘The wrong is great the pain above my power’

16. EV22196: ‘He Desireth Exchange of Life’, ‘The day delayed of that I most do wish’

17. EV29525: ‘Of the Instability of Youth’, ‘When I look back and in myself behold’

18. EV4321: ‘Most Happy Is That State Alone Where Words and Deeds Agree in One’, ‘By painted words the silly simple man’

19. EV23809: ‘Who Will Aspire to Dignity by Learning Must Advanced Be’, ‘The poor that live in needy rate’

20. EV24341: ‘Man’s Flitting Life Finds Surest Stay Where Sacred Virtue Beareth Sway’, ‘The sturdy rock for all his strength’

21. EV20316: ‘Nothing Is Comparable unto a Faithful Friend’, ‘Sith this is our time of friendship is so scant’

22. EV26898: ‘Respice Finem’, ‘To be as wise as Cato was’

23. EV31305: ‘He Persuadeth His Friend from the Fond Affects of Love’, ‘Why art thou bound and mayst go free’

24. EV24048: ‘Wanting His Desire He Complaineth’, ‘The sailing ships with joy at length do touch the long-desired port’

25. EV11892: ‘Try before You Trust’, ‘In friends are found a heap of doubts that double dealing use’

26. EV11173: ‘A Lady Forsaken Complaineth’, ‘If pleasure be in painfulness in pleasures doth my body rest’

27. EV6936: ‘Finding Worldly Joys but Vanities He Wisheth Death’, ‘Forlorn in filthy froward fate wherein a thousand cares I find’

28. EV12500: ‘Having Married a Worthy Lady and Taken Away by Death He Complaineth His Mishap’, ‘In youth when I at large did lead my life in lusty liberty’

29. EV14771: ‘A Worthy Ditty Sung Before the Queen’s Majesty at Bristol’, ‘Mistrust not troth that truly means for every jealous freak’

30. EV7038: ‘His Good Name Being Blemished He Bewaileth’, ‘Fraud is the front of fortune past all recovery’

31. EV18975: ‘Of Fortune’s Power’, ‘Polycrates whose passing hap caused him to lose his fate’

32. EV31207: ‘Though Triumph after Bloody Wars the Greatest Brags Do Bear Yet Triumph of a Conquered Mind the Crown of Fame Shall Wear’, ‘Whoso doth mark the careless life of these unhappy days’

33. EV31276: ‘Of Perfect Wisdom’, ‘Whoso will be accompted wise and truly claim the same’

34. EV32162: ‘A Friendly Admonition’, ‘Ye stately wights that live in quiet rest’

35. EV11856: ‘Sundry Men Sundry Affects’, ‘In every wight some sundry sort of pleasure I do find’

36. ‘Time Gives Experience’, ‘We read what pains the powers divine’

37. EV27230: ‘Of Sufferance Cometh Ease’, ‘To seem for to revenge each wrong in hasty wise’

38. EV22954: ‘Being Trapped in Love He Complaineth’, ‘The hidden woes that swelleth in my heart’

39. ‘Though Fortune Have Set Thee on High Remember Yet That Thou Shalt Die’, ‘To die Dame Nature did man frame’

40. EV1843: ‘All Things Are Vain’, ‘Although the purple morning brags in brightness of the sun’

41. EV9519: ‘A Virtuous Gentlewoman in the Praise of Her Love’, ‘I am a virgin fair and free and freely do rejoice’

42. EV10789: ‘Oppressed with Sorrow He Wisheth Death’, ‘If fortune may enforce the careful heart to cry’

43. EV10286: ‘Where Reason Makes Request There Wisdom Ought Supply With Friendly Answer Pressed to Grant or Else Deny’, ‘I sigh, why [so] for sorrow of her smart’

44. EV5878: ‘Donec Eris Felix Multos Numerabis Amicos’, ‘Even as the raven the crow and greedy kite’

45. EV22383: ‘What Joy to a Contented Mind’, ‘The faith that fails must needs be thought untrue’

46. EV11914: ‘Amantium Irae Amoris Redintegration Est’, ‘In going to my naked bed as on that would have slept’

47. EV23166: ‘Think to Die’, The life is long which loathsomely doth last’

48. EV30290: ‘Being Asked the Occasion of His White Head He Answereth Thus’, ‘Where seething sighs and sour sobs’

49. EV32014 (var.): Untitled, ‘I would to God I were Acteon that Diana did disguise’

50. EV31420: [Beeing forsaken of his frend he complaineth], ‘Why should I longer long to live’

51. EV31243: ‘Prudence. The History of Damocles and Dionysius’, ‘Whoso is set in princely throne and craveth rule to bear’

52. EV5612: ‘Fortitude. A Young Man of Egypt and Valerian’, ‘Each one deserves great praise to have but yet not like I think’

53. EV13487: ‘Justice. Zaleucus and His Son’, ‘Let rulers make most perfect laws to rule both great and small’

54. EV11111: ‘Temperance. Spurina and the Roman Ladies’, ‘If nature bear thee so great love yet she in thee have beauty plast’

55. EV11292: ‘A Bunch of Herbs and Flowers’, ‘If yet each flower the gods have framed are shapt by sacred skill’

56. EV30968: ‘Now Mortal Man Behold and See This World Is but a Vanity’, ‘Who shall profoundly weigh or scan the assured state of man’

57. EV30214: ‘In Commendation of Music’, ‘Where griping grief the heart would wound & doleful dumps the [mind] oppress’

58. EV29806: [‘Beware of Sirens’], ‘When sage Ulysses sailed by’

59. EV22090: ‘Finding No Joy He Desired Death’, ‘The Coney in his cave the ferret doth annoy’

60. EV11970: ‘Hope Well and Have Well’, ‘In hope the shipman hoisteth sail in hope of passage good’

61. EV29349: ‘He Repenteth His Folly’, ‘When first mine eyes did view and mark thy beauty fair for to behold’

62. EV23531: ‘He Requesteth Some Friendly Comfort Affirming His Constancy’, ‘The mountains high whose lofty tops doth meet the haughty sky’

63. EV19971: ‘He Complaineth His Mishap’, ‘Shall rigor reign where youth hath run’

64. EV10541: ‘No Foe to a Flatterer’, ‘I would it were not as I think I would it were not to’

65. EV24267: [‘His Comparison of Love’], ‘The spider with great skill doth travail day by day’

66. EV24347: [‘Evil To Him That Evil Thinketh’], ‘The subtle slily sleights that worldly men do work’

67. EV31761: [‘He assureth his constancy’], ‘With painted speech I list not prove my cunning for to try’

68. EV24049: ‘Try and Then Trust’, ‘The Saint I serve and have besought full oft’

69. EV22473: ‘Complaining to His Friend He Replieth Wittily’, ‘The fire shall freeze the frost shall fry the frozen mountains high’

70. EV13645: ‘No Pains Comparable to His Attempt’, ‘What watch what woe what want what wrack’

71. EV9280: ‘No Pleasure without Some Pain’, ‘How can the tree but waste and wither away’

72. EV11780: ‘The Fruit of Feigned Friends’, ‘In choice of friends what hap had I to choose one of Circes kind’

73. EV19955: ‘Being Importunate at the Length He Obtaineth’, ‘Shall I no way win you to grant my desire’

74. EV28551: ‘Requiring the Favour of His Love She Answereth Thus’, ‘What may be compared to love’

75. EV9830: ‘A Lover’s Joy’, ‘I have no joy but dream joy and joy to think on joy’

76. EV23217: ‘The Judgment of Desire’, ‘The lively lark did stretch her wing’

77. ‘The Complaint of a Lover Wearing Black and Tawny’, ‘A crown of bays shall that man wear’

78. EV28561: ‘He Complaineth Thus’, ‘Lo here the man that must of love complain’

79. EV12150: ‘Finding No Relief He Complaineth Thus’, ‘In quest of my relief I find distress’

80. EV28561: ‘Being in Love he Complaineth’, ‘What doom is this I fain would know’

81. EV10726: ‘A Lover Disdained Complaineth’, If ever man had love too dearly bought’

82. EV10667: ‘Being in Love He Complaineth’, ‘If care or skill could conquer vain desire’

83. EV24528: ‘A Lover Rejecteth Complaineth’, The trickling tears that falls along my cheeks’

84. EV9569: ‘Not Attaining to His Desire He Complaineth’, ‘I am not as I seem to be’

85. EV5884: ‘His Mind Not Quietly Settled He Writeth This’, ‘Even as the wax doth melt or dew consume away’

86. EV15370: ‘Of the Mighty Power of Love’, ‘My meaning is to work what wonders love hath wrought’

87. EV10804: ‘Being Disdained He Complaineth’, ‘If friendless faith if guiltless thought may shield’

88. EV22961: ‘Of the Mean Estate’, ‘The higher that the Cedar tree under the heavens do grow’

89. EV29174: ‘Of a Contented Mind’, ‘When all is done and said in the end all thus shall you find’

90. EV29174: ‘Try before You Trust’, ‘To counsel my estate abandoned to the spoil’

91. EV13659: ‘He Renounceth All the Affects of Love’, ‘Like as the hart that lifteth up his ears’

92. EV14770: ‘Being in Sorrow He Complaineth’, ‘Mistrust misdeems amiss whereby displeasure grows’

93. EV5744: ‘Being in Love He Complaineth’, ‘Enforced by love and fear to please and not offend’

94. EV12286: ‘Being in Trouble He Writeth Thus’, ‘In terror’s trap with thraldom thrust’

95. EV21911: ‘Being Troubled in Mind He Writeth as Followeth’, ‘The bitter sweet that strains my yielded heart’

96. EV11454: ‘Look or You Leap’, ‘If thou in surety safe wilt sit’

97. EV12485: ‘He Bewaileth His Mishap’, ‘In wretched state alas I rue my life’

98. EV17058: ‘The Complaint of a Sinner’, ‘O heavenly God O Father dear cast down thy tender eye’

99. EV10151: ‘The Fruit That Springs from Wilful Wits is Ruth and Ruin’s Rage and Sure What Heedless Youth Commits Repentance Rues in Age’, ‘I rage in restless ruth and ruins rule my days’