Joseph Hall Poems
|3.||The Domestic Tudor's Position||4/21/2010|
|6.||From ' Lachrymæ Lachrymarum'||10/25/2014|
|7.||The Kings Prophecie||1/1/2004|
|8.||The Impecunious Fop||4/21/2010|
The Impecunious Fop
See'st thou how gaily my young master goes,
Vaunting himself upon his rising toes;
And pranks his hand upon his dagger's side;
And picks his glutted teeth since late noon-tide?
'Tis Ruffio: Trow'st thou where he dined to-day?
In sooth I saw him sit with Duke Humphrey.
Many good welcomes, and much gratis cheer,
Keeps he for every straggling cavalier;
An open house, haunted with great resort;
Long service mixt with musical disport.
Many fair younker with a feathered crest,
Chooses much rather be his shot-free guest,
To fare so freely with so little ...