Posts tagged ‘1556’

Friday, 17 September 2021

The March of Xerxes by Luigi Alamanni/Alemanni

When in the wantonness of kingly pride,
Vain Xerxes spurr’d his war-horse through the tide,
And bore his fleet o’er mountain tops—e’en there
The Eternal bade his evil heart despair:
O’er Hellespont and Athos’ marble head,
More than a god he came, less than a man he fled.

From: de Vere, Aubrey, Mary Tudor: An Historical Drama and Other Poems, 1847, William Pickering: London, p. 407.

Date: 1556 (original in Italian); 1818 (translation in English)

By: Luigi Alamanni/Alemanni (1495-1556)

Translated by: Aubrey de Vere (1788-1846)

Friday, 4 November 2016

Good Counsayle by Roger Bieston

Get thy goods truly, Spende them precisely.
Set thy goods duly, Lende thou them wisely.
True getting, Cise spending,
Due setting, Wise lending,
Have he little or much, Kepeth a manne full rutche
Untyll hys endyng.

From: Bieston, Roger, The bayte [and] snare of fortune Wherin may be seen that money is not the only cause of mischefe and vnfortunat endes: but a necessary mean to mayntayne a vertuous quiet lyfe. Treated in a dialoge betwene man and money, 2007, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, p. [unnumbered].

Date: ?1556

By: Roger Bieston (fl. 1556)