The ape, the monkey and baboon did meet, And breaking of their fast in Friday street, Two of them swore together solemnly In their three natures was a sympathy.
Nay, quoth baboon, I do deny that strain: I have more knavery in me than you twain.
Why, quoth the ape, I have a horse at will In Paris Garden for to ride on still, And there show tricks. Tush, quoth the monkey, For better tricks in great men's houses lie.
Tush, quoth baboon, when men do know I come, For sport from city, country they will run.
Thule, the Period of Cosmography
- by Thomas Weelkes26
Thule, the period of cosmography, Doth vaunt of Hecla, whose sulphureous fire Doth melt the frozen clime and thaw the sky; Trinacrian Etna's flames ascend not higher: These things seem wondrous, yet more wondrous I, Whose heart with fear doth freeze, with love doth fry.
The Andalusian merchant, that returns Laden with cochineal and china dishes, Reports in Spain how strangely Fogo burns Amidst an ocean full of flying fishes: These things seem wondrous, yet more wondrous I, Whose heart with fear doth freeze, with love doth fry.
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