- 1You must not wonder, though you thinke it straunge,
- 2To see me hold, my lowring head so lowe:
- 3And that mine eyes, take no delight to raunge,
- 4About the gleames, which on your face do growe.
- Editor’s Note5The Mouse which once hath broken out of trappe,
- 6Is seldome tysed with the trustlesse bayte:
- 7But lieth aloofe, for feare of more mishappe,
- 8And feedeth still in doubt of deepe disceipt.
- 9The skorched flie, which once hath scapt the flame,
- 10Will hardly come, to play againe with fire:
- Editor’s Note11Wherby I learne, that grevous is the game,
- Editor’s Note12Which followes fancie dazled by desire.
- 13So that I wincke, or els hold downe my head,
- 14Bycause your blazing eyes, my bale have bred.
24.0.1–2 To … wise. ) To the same gentlewoman because she challenged the Aucthour for holding downe his head alwaies, and for that hee looked not uppon hir in wonted manner. 75
24. 12. Which followes fancie dazled by desire. An inversion: 'fancie' is the subject of 'followes', not its object.
14.1 Spræta tamen vivunt.] Si fortunatus infœlix. 75