The essayes of a prentise, in the divine art of poesie. Edinburgh. 1585; A counterblast to tobacco. London, 1604

 
9781231146170: The essayes of a prentise, in the divine art of poesie. Edinburgh. 1585; A counterblast to tobacco. London, 1604
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1585 Excerpt: ...out of Fraunce, contrarie to the vulgar opinion. Nynevoiced mouth was one. N The nyne Mufes, whereof Vranie Panchaia A towne in the East, wherein, it is written, the Pluenix burnis her selse vpon Apollos altar. Pinde or Pindus A hill consecrate to Apollo, and the Mufes. Phœmonoe A woman who pronounced the Oracles of Apollo. S Seamansjtarves The seauen starres. Semele Mother of Bacchus, who being deceiued by luno, made Iupiter come to her in his least thunder, which neuertheless conmmde her. Syrenes Taken heir for littill gray birdes of Canaria. T Thais A common harlot of Alexandria. Triton A monster in the sea, shapen like a man. Turnus sister Named Juturna, a goddefse of the water, who in the shape of her brothers waggonner led his chariot through the fields, ay till Aleclo appeared vnto them in the shape of an Howlet. Vranie The heauenly Muse. Sonnet of the Authout. HE facound Greke, Demojlhenes by name, His toung was ones into his youth fo slow, As evin that airt, which floorish made his fame, He scarce could name it for a tyme, ze know. q" So of small seidis the Liban Cedres grow: So of an Egg the Egle doeth proceid: From fountains small great Nilus flood doeth flow: Evin fo of rawnis do mightie fishes breid. Therefore, good Reader, when as thow dois reid These my first fruictis, dispyse them not at all. Who watts, both these may able be indeid Of syner Poemis the begynning small. Then, rather loaue my meaning and my panis, Then lak my dull ingyne and blunted branis. FINIS. I HAVE INSERT FOR THE FILLING OVT OF THIR VACAND PAGEIS, THE VERIE wordis oiPlinius vpon the Phœnix, as followis C. P L I N 11 Nat. Hifl. Lib. Decimi, Cap. 2. De Phœnice. Ethiopes atque Indi, discolores maxime et inenarrabiles ferunt aues, et ante omnes nobilem Ar...

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