To My Truely Valiant, Learned Friend; Who In His Brooke Resolv'D The Art Gladiatory Into The Mathematicks
Hearke, reader! wilt be learn'd ith' warres?
A gen'rall in a gowne?
Strike a league with arts and scarres,
And snatch from each a crowne?
Wouldst be a wonder? Such a one,
As should win with a looke?
A bishop in a garison,
And conquer by the booke?
Tuesday, December 31, 2002