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Monday, 11 June 2018

Auditor to Tabitha from “The History of the Two Maids of More-Clacke with the Life and Simple Manner of John in the Hospital” by Robert Armin

Fairest of beauties, love her seemely selfe,
For thy two eies are Cupids, which doe shoote
From thy inamor’d bow, shafts all of gold,
Headed with mettall of immortall proose.
In thy faire bosome lives two hearts relenting,
Thine penetrable, through attoning pittie,
Mine longing by desire to scale the fort
Of loves faire presence, make me happie,
Signe to my sute, but ye, for tis thy censure
Makes me thus bold, pronounce faire judgement,
Either of life or death, I that plead love,
Doubly devoted, challenge from thy dietie
A maiden answere, let it come bright fire,
To trie the substance of my loves resolve.

From: Armin, Robert, The history of the two maids of More-clacke with the life and simple maner of John in the hospitall. Played by the Children of the Kings Majesties Revels. Written by Robert Armin, servant to the Kings most excellent majesty, 2003, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, p. [unnumbered].

Date: 1609

By: Robert Armin (c1563-1615)