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When Scortching Phæbus.
[Page 313 of MS.]
Venus went to hunt,
WHEN scorching Phoebus he did mount, —
to-Iaur bonne tannce,2then Lady Venus went to hunt,
melio shannce ;3
of springs & ffloodes,
throughe groues & woodes.
to-iour bonne tannce,
to loues sweete death."
She was dry,
They aire was hott, & shee was drye,–
to-iour bonne tannce ;and went to
to Bacchus court shee fast did hyeBacchus 24
par melio shance· The Birth of Priapus. a little loose. Qu.-P. Evidently parmi les champs.-P.
W. L. B. 2 Tous-jours bon temps, or beau temps. 4 The old English word for Nymphs. Qu.-P.
-P. 3 Par meilleur Chance or Champs. 5 With all the L'.-P. 6 her.--P.
her ffaint & weary hart (to'] cheirsh,
to quench her thirst,
he wold 3 kisse her ffirst.
to quench her thirst.
Att last this butte did run a tilte
to-iour bonne tance.-
par melio shance,
of this sweete Vine;
& pleasant wine.”
Shee drunke soe long, ere shee had done,
to-iour bonne tance,her belly swelled like a tunn,
4 Turn'd himself.-P.
His emptye caske wold yeeld noe more,–
to-iour bonne tannce,ffor shee had sucked itt ffull sore,
of wiffe & maide.”
This bellye god that wold be drunke
to-iour bonne tannce,-
par melyo shance,
god Bacchus heyre.
about with hayre.
He is the god of rich & poore
to-iour bonne tannce ;he openeth euery womans doore,
par melio shance ;
| MS. the.-F. Quoth she, God.-P. 2 will.-P.
3 Thus of a Goddess made a punk.-P.