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[The Epistle Dedicatorie]
To the most worthie knight Theodot of Marze, Lord of Belleroche, Lassenaz, &c. Claudius Paradin sendeth greeting.
God is more favourable to none.
Great calamitie or affliction abideth the godly in this life.
He carieth with him the signes of death.
This is the way to enter into glorie.
The pledges of her remembrance.
How the wicked spirit entereth into our mindes.
When Fortune frowneth, faith is chaunged.
I nourish, and I extinguish.
The hevens declare to men the way to follow.
Till he replenish the whole world.
The trembling feare of the Ocean Sea.
He hath revenged his forefathers quarrell, by the example of Troy.
Not without cause.
Hee conceiveth hope to proceed further.
I have given him rule without end or measure.
Error is inextricable
A second securitie or safetie.
Whether Fortune or God doth give the way.
His valiancie wan and possessed the Rhodes.
Following no meane things.
The flint is sent before to yeeld fire.
He reaped no small reward of his labors.
Both of them do burne.
Whom it happeneth unto.
The fethers are of no force, but use.
Most things and drie agree not togither.
She onely lived in him.
That onely resteth of all his victories in the East.
I am the author of being bold.
Not those things which are upon the earth.
The golden apples were not kept of the vigilant Dragon.
It forceth not how long a thing be in doing, but how well it be done.*
Which way our godly forefathers have gone.
Men say that this yet extant in Rome
The raine of will is in my owne hands.
Both the land and water is my owne.
The raine bow doth bring faire weather.*
The revenge lighteth upon the revenger.
Hitherto no man hath conquered me.
The adder lurketh priuilie in the grasse.
Flies do fall downe from slipperie place, but stick fast upon the hard and rough.
While thou standest I shall florish.
I shine in the darke.
We trust or hope all one thing.
A high matter in a loe house.
Things that are fearce of nature are not to be provoked.
Evill come to me if I deceive wittingly.
Fortune when he fauneth, heapeth too much upon a man.
Will any man buy so deare, that which is so full of all kinds of cares.
How much the lesser, so much the neerer.
The Waspes after they have fed of the serpent, powre out their poison.
A speciall marke or token of his authoritie and power.
The coynesse of a whore.*
Bold force doth overcome high things.
Lord teach me thy pathes.
But alwayes one Phenix in the world at once.
Without all falshood or deceipt.
I have no more joy, no more comfort remaineth to me.
To none other.
Fortune shall shew the way.
Filthy love constraineth men to commit all wickednesse.*
In the muttering of the gentle aire.
He passed the ordinarie meanes of getting and possessing riches.
Did ever like punishment light upon any.
The glorie of his noble deede is recorded in writing.
I give place to none.
En altera que vehat Argo
Help unlooked for.
I will set thee safe upon the shore.
Whether goest thou?
The yoke of bondage shall not rot away.
It is neither law nor can be I suppose.
From the heavenly seede.
To fall upon the citie.*
Readie to both.Destinie being revenger.
Nothing is firme or continuall in this life.
Whether pleaseth him.
To do and suffer great things.
The law, or our law.
Being holy I was safe from the violences of the fire.
Pardon me most noble Emperor.
It breaketh in peeces and maketh even or smooth things that be rough.
I forbid to attempt anie further.
So he troubleth the earth with whirlewindes.
And that on the holie altar.
The sword of God's wrath hanging over our heads
The fire that burneth inwardly is more to be feared.*
Pressed, not oppressed.*
Necessitie the minister of pollicie
Revengeth draweth with it destruction to him that seeketh to revenge.The lower feareth the like lot.
Can any man discerne both?
I runne out on every side.
Fortune a companion of vertue.*
It is not lawfull to restraine her.
Thou art a renowne to all thy kinred.
It runneth togither againe.
Which way to ever I be carried.
The world delighteth us with vaine hope.
Go no further for feare of Gods wrath.
This age knoweth God aright.
An egge being emptie swimmeth aloft.
He breaketh the rocke.*
Without any guide.
Destinies do withstand.
It weares and is worse.*
So her meat?? open to her owne destruction.*
Brightnes that cannot be annoied.
Both appearing together on the sea, is a signe of good lucke.
So is faith to be tried.
Feare and terror.
By little and little.
A curious imitator of nature.
Youth is to be renued.
With a speedie wing.
Take heed to your selves?
The notch burneth to the last peece thereof.
A captive or servile libertie.
A perfect commonwealth.
Superstition is next to religion.*
I am nourished in him that is evill.
The fountaine of invocation.
As well the one as the other.
Evill councell is worst to the councell giver.
Force that cannot bee overcome with force.
If God be with us, who can be against us.
A publike law is the fire of the Prince.
Being platted togither it cleaveth fast.
The serpent being slaine.
The Egle hath lifted up the government of the Empire to the heavens.
A defence or safegard in the dangerous waters.
Holsome is the Antitdotes bitternesse.
Victorie is happened to the overcome.
In time they will become yellow or ripe.
That they may fall with the greatest ruin
Pure faith is a conqueror.*
Victorie itselfe is a witnesse of his owne destruction.
Destructio waiteth for y wicked in every place
Authoritie and dignitie commeth of Fortune.
Wickednesse oppresseth the good.
The watchers of peace and warre.
Great heapes come of small beginnings.
In warres is all mischiefe and danger.
I resolve all doubts onely by vertue.
Destruction hangeth over the heads of the wicked and uncleane.
The profit of one is the dispropfite of another.
It is established by Gods decree.
Yea, fortune too.*
So sleepe came upon him.
Love of parents to their children is blind or voide of reason.
Hee that was worthie of praise was one free from punishment.
All flesh is grasse.
Take awaie the prickes of pleasure
Foolish peace is wont alwaies to render vengeance.
Excesse is burdenous to me.
The contented man wisheth for no more.*
Is not honor a blast of winde?
The desire of renowne hath promoted me, or set me forward.
The reward of honor is great.*
The reward of him that had delivered a cittie out of danger.
The honor done to him that had sealed the walles of his enimies.
This was the reward of him that tooke the valley of his enimie.
The reward of him that boordedhis enimies shippe.
Looke upon this image.
Victorie is the end.
Hope of another life.
THE PORTRATURES OR Emblemes of Gabriel Simeon a Florentine. This was the marke he shot at.
Who can expresse his praises.
Make hast but slowly.*
Make slowe hast.
I will rule the wold thorow the vertue of my ancestors.
Wisedome is of greater force then destonie.
Nature is wonderfull in her werkes.
Togither and for ever.
Without deceipt or guile.
He slayeth and defendeth.
She obtaineth whatsoever she desireth.
By both these Caesar.
The conscience and the end doe comfort a man.
The wounded man writeth in marble.*
So doth pleasant delights leade to destruction.
No wrong to a fained friend.*
The fire is not to be stirred with a sword.*
The ballance is not to be overladen with waight.*
You have paines, but others have the profite.*
One deserveth the praise alone.
Either Caesar or nothing
Being a lone woman, I will followe God alone.
Foote by foote.*
Veritie increaseth when it is oppressed.*
The Hart hath his remedie, but love hath none.
Wit or pollicie excelleth strength.
He that nourisheth me, killeth me.*
Patience being moved is turned into anger.*
The face sheweth a mans disposition.
He giveth twice that giveth in time.
The wicked is moved to mercie with no entretie.
The wicked is not moved to compassion by any diligence, obedience, or petition.
Thus the greater giveth place.
Things evill got, are as evill spent.
Note: pages 368 and 369 missing.
Riches are to be desired, that wee may give to those that deserve.
Death maketh Kings Scepters equall to poore mens mattockes.
It is an evill thing to serve an ungratefull person.