Skialetheia. Or, A Shadowe of Truth, In Certaine Epigrams and Satyres

A shadowe of Truth, in cer-
taine Epigrams and

At London,
Printed by I.R. for Nicholas Long, and are to bee solde at the little West doore of Poules. 1598

PUBLISHED BY J[ames] R[oberts]

1. Of Gnatho. 25

My Lord most court-like lyes in bed till noone,
Then, all high-stomackt riseth to his dinner,
Falls straight to Dice, before his meate be downe,
Or to difgest, walks to some femall sinner.
Perhaps fore-tyrde he gets him to a play,
Comes home to supper, and then falls to dice,
There his devotion wakes till it be day,
And so to bed, where untill noone he lies.
This is a Lords life, simple folke will sing.
A Lords life? what to trot so foule a ring?
Yet thus he lives, and what's the greatest griefe,
Gnatho still sweares he leads true vertues life.
This is a selection from the original text


dinner, grief, meat, stomach, supper, virtue

Source text

Title: Skialetheia. Or, A Shadowe of Truth, In Certaine Epigrams and Satyres

Author: Everard Guilpin

Publisher: James Roberts

Publication date: 1598

Edition: 2nd Edition

Place of publication: London

Provenance/location: This text was transcribed from images available at Early English Books Online: Bibliographic name / number: STC (2nd ed.) / 12504 Physical description: [72] p. Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery Reel position: STC / 344:25

Digital edition

Original author(s): Everard Guilpin

Language: English

Selection used:

  • 1 ) Title Page
  • 2 ) Of Gnatho. 25(epigram number)


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