Tottel sig. Fir

[sig. Fir]

Of others fained sorrow, and
the louers fained
mirth. +

C Esar , when that the traitour of Egipt +with thonorable hed did him present, Couering his hartes gladnesse, did represent Plaint with his teares outward, as it is writ. +(5) EkeHannibal , when fortune him out shitClene from his reigne, and from all his entent, Laught to his folke, whom sorow did torment, His cruel despite for to disgorge and quit. So chanceth me, that euery passion (10) The minde hideth by colour contrary, With fained visage, now sad, now mery. Wherby, if that I laugh at any season: It is because I haue none other way To cloke my care, but vnder sport and play.

Of change in minde. +

E Che man me telth, I change most my deuise: And, on my faith, me thinke it good reason To change purpose, like after the season. +For in eche case to kepe still one guise (5) Is mete for them, that would be taken wise. +And I am not of such maner condicion: But treated after a diuers fashion: And therupon my diuersnesse doth rise. But you, this diuersnesse that blamen most, (10) Change you no more, but still after one rate Treat you me well: and kepe you in that state. And while with me doth dwell this weried gost, My word nor I shall not be variable. But alwaies one, + your own both firme and stable.

How the louer perisheth in his
delight, as the flie in
the fire. +