Joseph Hall

(1574 - 1656 / England)

Joseph Hall Poems

1. Psalm I 10/25/2014
2. Psalm Vii 10/25/2014
3. From ' Lachrymæ Lachrymarum' 10/25/2014
4. Virgidemarium (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
5. The Domestic Tudor's Position 4/21/2010
6. The Kings Prophecie 1/1/2004
7. On Simony 4/21/2010
8. The Impecunious Fop 4/21/2010

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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 ...

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