Editor’s Note paradox ii
Critical Apparatus That women ought to paint themselves
- Critical Apparatus1Foulnes is lothesome; can that be so too which helpes it?
- Critical Apparatus2Who forbids his beloved to gird in her wast, to mend by
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus3shooingher uneven lamenes, to burnish her teethe, or to
- Critical Apparatus4perfume her breathe? Yet that the face be more precisely
- 5regarded it concernes more. For as open confessing Sinners
- pg 3Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus6are allwayes punished, but the wary and conceald, offend-
- 7ing without witnes, do it allso without punishment, So the
- Critical Apparatus8Secret parts neede les respect; but of the Face discoverd
- Critical Apparatus9to all Survayes and examinations ther is not too nice a
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus10jealousy. Nor doth it only draw the busy eye, but allso is
- Editor’s Note11most subject to the divinest touche of all, to kissing,
- 12the strange and misticall union of Soules. If She should
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus13prostitute her selfe to a more Worthy Man then thy selfe,
- Critical Apparatus14how earnestly and how justly wouldst thou exclaime? Then
- Critical Apparatus15for want of this easy and ready way of repayring, to betray
- Critical Apparatus16her body to ruine and Deformity, the tirannous ravishers
- Critical Apparatus17and sodain deflowrers of all Women, what a hainous adultery
- Critical Apparatus18is it? What thou lov'st most in her face is color, and this
- Critical Apparatus19painting gives that. But thou hat'st it not because it is,
- Critical Apparatus20but because thou knowest it: Foole, whome only ignorance
- Critical Apparatus21makes happy. The Starrs, the Sun, the Skye, whom thou ad-
- Critical Apparatus22mirest, alas have no color, but are faire because they seeme
- 23color'd; If this seeming will not satisfy thee in her, thou
- 24hast good assurance of her color, when thou seest her lay
- Critical Apparatus25it on. If her face be painted upon a boord or a wall, thou
- 26wilt love it, and the boord and the wall. Canst thou lothe
- Critical Apparatus27it then, when it smiles, speekes, and kisses, because it is
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus28painted? Is not the earths face in the most pleasing season
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus29new painted? Are we not more delighted with seeing fruits,
- Critical Apparatus30and birds, and beasts painted, then with the Naturalls?
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus31And do we not with pleasure behold the painted Shapes of
- pg 4Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus32Devills and Monsters, whom trew we durst not regard? We
- Critical Apparatus33repayre the ruines of our houses, but first cold tempest
- 34warns us of it, and bites us through it: We mend the
- Critical Apparatus35wracke and washe the staines of our apparell, but first
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus36our eye, and other body is offended: But by this prov-
- Critical Apparatus37idence of women this is prevented. If in kissing or
- Critical Apparatus38breathing upon her, the painting fall off, thou art angry:
- Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus39wilt thou be so, yf it stick on? Thou didst love her: if
- Critical Apparatus40thou beginst to hate her then it is because she is not
- Critical Apparatus41painted. If thou wilt say now, thou didst hate her before,
- 42thou didst hate her and love her together. Be constant in
- Critical Apparatus43some thing; and love her who shewes her great love to thee,
- Critical Apparatus44by taking this paines to seeme lovely to thee.
… in this spirituall love, and this expressing of it, by this kisse, there is a transfusion of the soule too: …, (Sermons, iii. 320).
l. We repair our houses because we are made uncomfortable.
2. We mend and wash our clothes because they offend us.
3. But women paint themselves before we have a chance to be offended.