If wolues had at thy gate howl'd that sterne time, Thou shouldst haue said, Good porter, turne the key."
"May sterne reserve and caution cease!
Why was not Sterne present at this scene?
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With your leave, reverend father.--To you, Madam, Whome I must now call Mother, first your pardon That the conceivd report of my faind death Has brought you to this triall: next For this your daughter and your sonn, whose virtues Redeemd me from the death your rage had thought I should have suffred, he agreeing with me Consented to appeach himselfe of that He nere intended, and procurd this man As his accuser of my murder, which Was but contrivd to let you see the error Of your sterne malice; that, acquainted with The foulenesse of the fact, by the effect You might repent it and bestow your blessing On us your Suppliant Children.
* Gride, pierce ** Boughts, knots Now more and more having himselfe enrolde, His glittering breast he lifteth up on hie, And with proud vaunt his head aloft doth holde; His creste above, spotted with purple die, 260 On everie side did shine like scalie golde; And his bright eyes, glauncing full dreadfullie, Did seeme to flame out flakes of flashing fyre, And with sterne lookes to threaten kindled yre.
Then all astonied with this mighty ghoast, An hideous bodie, big and strong, I sawe, With side* long beard, and locks down hanging loast**, Sterne face, and front full of Saturnlike awe; Who, leaning on the belly of a pot, Pourd foorth a water, whose out gushing flood Ran bathing all the creakie@ shore aflot, Whereon the Troyan prince spilt Turnus blood; And at his feete a bitch wolfe suck did yeeld To two young babes: his left the palme tree stout, His right hand did the peacefull olive wield.
Do not looke vpon me, Least with this pitteous action you conuert My sterne effects: then what I haue to do, Sidenote: 111 Will want true colour; teares perchance for blood.
Pish, tis dificience in your resolution: Suppose your mistress were an enemy You were to encounter in sterne duell.
Had death bin ought but what he was, sterne death, He would have bin enamour'd with his looks.