Thomas Vaux

(1510 - 1556 / England)

Thomas Vaux Poems

1. Try Before You Trust 1/1/2004
2. The Aged Lover Renounceth Love 4/16/2010
3. A Quiet Mind 4/16/2010

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Try Before You Trust

To counsel my estate, abandoned to the spoil
Of forged friends, whose grossest fraud is set with finest foil;
To verify true dealing wights, whose trust no treason dreads,
And all too dear th'acquaintance be, of such most harmful heads;
I am advised thus: who so doth friend, friend so,
As though tomorrow next he feared for to become a foe.

To have a feigned friend, no peril like I find;
Oft fleering face may mantle best a mischief in the mind.
A pair of angel's ears oft times doth hide a serpent's heart,
Under whose grips who so doth come, too late ...

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