Like as the Captaine hath respect, to trayne his souldiours in aray, So learning doth mans mynde direct, by vertues staffe his life to stay: (15) Though frendes and Fortune waxeth scant, Yet learned men shall neuer want. +
You impes therfore in youth be sure, to fraught your myndes with learned thinges, For learning is the fountaine pure, out from the which all glory springes: Who so therfore will glory win, (20) With learning first must needes begin.
FINIS F. Kindlemarsh.
21. Mans flittyng life findes surest stay:
Where sacred vertue beareth sway. +
T He sturdy rocke for all his strength, by raging seas is rent in twaine, The marble stone is pearst at length, with little drops of drilling raine: +The Oxe doth yeld vnto the yoke, +The Steele obeyeth the hammer stroke.
(5) The stately stagge that seemes so stout, by yalping houndes at bay is set, The swiftest bird that flees about, is caught at length in foulers Net: The greatest fish in deepest brooke, Is soone deceiued with subtill hooke. +
Yea man himselfe, vnto whose will, all thinges are bounden to obay, +(10) For all his wit and worthy skill, doth fade at length and fall away: There is nothing, but time doth wast, +The Heauens, the Earth, consume at last.
But vertue sits triumphing still, vpon the trone of glorious fame, Though spitfull death mans body kill, yet hurtes he not his vertuous name: (15) By life or death, what so betides, The state of vertue, neuer slides.
FINIS. M. T.