Epigrammes in the Oldest Cut, and Newest Fashion
in the oldest cut, and
twise seven houres (in so many
No longer (like the fashion) not un-
like to continue.
The first seven.
‘Sit voluisse, Sat valuisse.’
Printed by V. S. for Thomas Bushell, and are to be
sold at his shop at the great north doore
of Paules 1599
PUBLISHED BY V.S.
PUBLISHED FOR Thomas Bushell
Of Hemp and wooll our country weavers make,
Such kind of cloth as keeps us whole and cleane,
This silken Weever subtler loomes gin take,
And sev'n weeks web hath warpt with finer beam,
His cloth discovereth vice,
adorning vertues lore,
Wherefore of greater price,
then Weavers heretofore.
Cormung did wish wel alwaies to the poore,
Wishing they had of Corne or money store:
When wishing would not fill the poor mans box
The poore man wisht, and Cormung had the pox.
Thou'rt medling with my hat, and medling with my shoos,
Thou'rt medling with my ruffes, and medling with my hose:
Thou'rt medling with my gate, and medling with my lookes,
Thou'rt medling with my wit, and medling with my bookes:
Crassus, thy medling hath this guerdon only gotte[n]
Medlers are never ripe before that they be rotten.