John Donne, Sir Henry Goodyer [Goodere]
Herbert J. C. Grierson (ed.), The Poems of John Donne, Vol. 1: The Text of the Poems with Appendixes
- 1WEnt you to conquer? and have ſo much loſt
- Critical Apparatus2Yourſelf, that what in you was beſt and moſt,
- 3Reſpective friendſhip, ſhould ſo quickly dye?
- Critical Apparatus4In publique gaine my ſhare'is not ſuch that I
- 5Would loſe your love for Ireland: better cheap
- 6I pardon death (who though he do not reap
- 7Yet gleanes hee many of our frends away)
- 8Then that your waking mind ſhould bee a prey
- Critical Apparatus9To lethargies. Lett ſhott, and boggs, and skeines
- Critical Apparatus10With bodies deale, as fate bids and reſtreynes;
- Critical Apparatus11Ere ſickneſſes attack, yong death is beſt,
- 12Who payes before his death doth ſcape arreſt.
- pg 189Critical Apparatus13Lett not your ſoule (at firſt with graces fill'd,
- Critical Apparatus14And ſince, and thorough crooked lymbecks, ſtill'd
- 15In many ſchools and courts, which quicken it,)
- 16It ſelf unto the Iriſh negligence ſubmit.
- 17I aske not labored letters which ſhould weare
- 18Long papers out: nor letters which ſhould feare
- Critical Apparatus19Diſhoneſt carriage: or a ſeers art:
- 20Nor ſuch as from the brayne come, but the hart.
H: W: &c. Burley MS.(JD inmargin) i.e. Henrico Wottoni in Hibernia belligeranti
2 that] yt Bur, and similarly ye (the), yr (your), wch (which), wth (with) throughout
2–3 moſt, Reſpective friendſhip,] no commas, Bur
4 ſhare'is] ſhare is Bur
9 lethargies.] letargies. Bur
10 reſtreynes;] reſtreynes Bur
11 attack,] attack Bur
beſt,] beſt Bur
13 (at firſt] Bur closes bracket after firſt and again after 15 quicken it,
14 since,] since Bur
19 art:] art Bur