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Sat: 4a.
Well; I may now receaue and dy; My Sin [f. 6v]
Indeede is greate, but I haue beene in
A Purgatory, such as feard hell is
A recreation, and scant Mapp of this.
My mind nor wt prides itche, nor yet hath beene
Poysoned wt loue to see, or to bee seene;
I had no Suite there, nor new Sute to show,
Yet went to Court; But as Glare wch did go
To'a Masse in ieast, catch'd, was fayne to disburse
The hundred Marks wch is the Statuts curse
Before he scap'd, so it pleasd my destinee
(Guilty of my Sin of going) to thinke mee
As prone to all ill, & of good as forgett=
full, as proud, lustfull, & as much in debt,
As vayne, as wittlesse, & as false as they
Which dwell at Court, for once going that way.
Therfore Isufferd this. Towards me did run
A thing more Strange, then on Niles slime, ye Sun
Ere bredd; Or all wch into Noahs Arke came;
A thing wch would haue pos'd Adam to name;
Stranger then seauen Antiquaries Studyes,
Then Africks Monsters, Guyanas rarityes;
Stranger then Strangers; One who for a Dane
In ye Danes massacre had sure beene slayne,
If he had liud then; And wthout helpe dyes
When next ye Prentises gainst Strangers rise.
One whom the watch at noone letts scarse go by;
One to'whom th'examining Iustice sure would cry
Sr, by your Priesthood tell me what you are.
His clothes weare strange, though course; & black though \ bare.
Sleeuelesse his Ierkin was, and it had beene
Veluett; but t'was now (so much ground was seene)
Become tufftaffeta; And or Chilldren shall
See it playne rash awhile, then nought at all.