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(from The Paradise of Dainty Devices (1576-1606)
edited by Hyder Edward Rollins
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1927)

An Introduction by H. R. Rollins (1926)

Title / The Epistle

1. The Translation of the blessed Saint Bernards verses (My Lucke is losse)
2. Beware of had I wyst (My lucke is losse)
3. The perfect tryall of a faythfull freend (Yloop)
4. No pleasure, without some payne (E. S.)
5. Our pleasures are vanities (D. S.)
6. M. Edwardes MAY (M. Edwardes)
7. Faire wordes make fooles faine (M. Edwardes)
8. In his exteame sucknesse (L. Vaux)
9. For Christmas Day (F. K.)
10. Easter Day (Iasper Heywood)

11. For Whitsunday (M. Kindlemarsh)
12. Who mindes to bring his shippe to happy shore (Iasper Heywood)
13. Of the vnconstant stay of fortunes giftes (F. K.)
14. Promise is debt (R. Hill)
15. No wordes, but deedes (R. D.)
16. He desyreth exchange of lyfe (L. Vaux)
17. Of the instabilitie of youth (L. Vaux)
18. Most happy is that state alone (F. K.)
19. Who wyll aspire to dignitie (F. K.)
20. Mans flitting life, fyndes surest stay (M. T.)

21. Nothing is comparable vnto a faithfull freend (F. K.)
22. Respise finem (D. S.)
23. He perswadeth his freend, from the fond effectes of loue (Anon)
24. Wantyng his desyre, he complayneth (M. Edwardes)
25. Trye before you trust (D. S.)
26. A Lady forsaken, complayneth (M. D.)
27. Finding worldly ioyes but vanities, he wysheth death (F. M.)
28. Hauing marryed a woorthy Lady (F. G.)
29. A woorthy dittie, song before the Queenes Maiestie at Bristowe (D. S.)

30. His goode name being blemished, he bewayleth (E. O.)
31. Of Fortunes power. (M. Edwardes)
32. Though Triumph after bloudy warres (M. Edwardes)
33. Of perfect wisedome (M. Edwardes)
34. A frendly admonition (R. Hill)
35. Sundrie men, sundie affectes (R. Hill)
36. Time giues experience (R. H.)
37. Of sufference cometh ease (E. S.)
38. Being trapped in Loue he complayneth (E. S.)
39. Though Fortune haue sette thee on hie (Anon)

40. All thinges ar Vaine (F. K.)
41. A vertuous Gentle woman in the praise of hir Loue (M. K.)
42. Oppressed with sorowe, he wysheth death. (Anon)
43. Where reason makes request, there wisedome ought supplie (My Lucke is losse)
44. Donec eris Felix multos numerabis amicos (My Lucke is losse)
45. What ioye to a contented mynde (My lucke is losse)
46. Amantium irae amoris redintigratia est (M. Edwardes)
47. Thinke to dye (D. S.)
48. Beyng asked the occasion of his white head, he aunswereth thus. (L. V.)
49. The Louer wisheth himselfe an Harte in the Foreste (M. B.)

50. Beeing forsaken of his frend he complaineth (E. S.)
51. Prudens. The histoie of Damacles, & Dionise. (Anon)
52. Fortitude. A yong man of Ægypt, and Valerian. (Anon)
53. Iustice. Zaleuch and his Sonne. (Anon)
54. Temperence. Spurina and the Romaine Ladies. (F. M.)
55. A bunche of herbes and flowers. (Anon)
56. Now mortall man beholde and see (M. Thorn)
57. In commendation of Musicke (M. Edwardes)
58. Beware of Sirens (M. Bew)
59. Findyng no ioye, he desireth death (W. H.)

60. Hope well and haue well (W. H.)
61. He repenteth his folly (W. H.)
62. He requesteth some frendly comfort affyrmyng his constancie (M. Edwardes)
63. He complaineth his mishapp (M. H.)
64. No foe to a flatterer (Anon)
65. His comparison of Loue (W. Hunis)
66. Euill to hym that euill thinketh (M. Edwardes)
67. He assureth his constancie (M. B.)
68. Trie and then trust (Richard Hill)
69. Complainyng to his frende, he replieth wittely (M. Edwardes)

70. No paines comparable to his attempt (W. H.)
71. No pleasure without some paine (L. Vaux)
72. The fruites of fained frendes (W. H.)
73. Beyng importunate, at the length, he obtaineth (M. B.)
74. Requiryng the favour of his loue: She aunswereth thus (E. S.)
75. A louers ioye (F. K.)
76. The iudgement of desire (E. O.)
77. The complaint of a louer, wearyng Blacke and Tawnie (E. O.)
78. He complaineth thus. (Anon)
79. Findyng no relief, he complaineth thus (R. H.)

80. Beyng in loue, he complaineth (L. V.)
81. A louer disdained, complaineth (L. V.)
82. Beyng in loue, he complaineth (M. B.) (E. O.?)
83. A louer reiected, complaineth (E. O.)
84. Not attainyng to his desire, he complaineth (E. O.)
85. His mynde not quietly setled, he writeth this (E. O.)
86. Of the mightie power of Loue (E. O.)
87. Beyng disdained, he complaineth (L. Vaux)
88. Of the meane estate (L. V.)
89. Of a contented mynde (L. Vaux)

90. Trie before you trust (L. Vaux)
91. He renounceth all the affectes of loue (L. Vaux)
92. Beyng in sorrowe he complaineth (L. V.)
93. Beyng in loue, he complaineth (R. L.)
94. Beyng in trouble, he writeth thus (T. M.)
95. Beyng troubled in mynde, he writeth as followeth (I. H.)
96. Looke or you leape (Iasper Haywood)
97. He bewaileth his mishappe (R. H.)
98. The complaint of a Synner (F. K.)
99. The fruite, that sprynges from wilfull wites, is ruthe, and ruins rage (Yloop)

ADDITIONAL POEMS from the edition of 1578.

100. Who wayteth on this wauering world (Iasper Heywood)
101. He perswadeth his freend, from the fond Affectes of loue (Tho. Churchyard)
102. A replie to M. Edwardes MAY (M. S.)
103. An Epitaph vpon the death of Syr Edward Saunders (Lodowick LLoyd)
104. Of a Freend and a Flatterer (M. Edwardes)
105. If thou desire to liue in quiet rest (M. Hunnis)
106. A dialog betwene the auctour and his eye (M. Hunnis)
107. No paines comparable to his attempt (W. Hunnis)
108. He repenteth his follie (M. Hunnis)
109. The fruite of feined frendes (M. Edwardes)
110. Verses written of 20. good precepts (G. Whetstones. Formae nulla fides)
111. That Loue is requited by disdaine (W. Hunnis)
112. Of a contented state (W. Hunnis)
113. Bethinking hym self of his ende, writeth thus (L. Vaux)

ADDITIONAL POEMS from the edition of 1580.

114. Written vpon the death oh his especiall good friend (H. D.)
115. No ioy Comparable to a quiet minde (Candish)
116. A Complaint (Troylus)
117. A Replye (Cressida)
118. A description of the world (G. G.)
119. Being in loue, be complaineth (M. Edwardes)
120. An Epitaph vpon the death of syr William Drury (Barnabe Ritche)

ADDITIONAL POEMS from the edition of 1585.

121. Golden precepts (Anon)
122. In prayse of the Snayle (Anon)
123. A young Gentleman willint to trauell into forreygne partes (Anon)
124. A wittie and pleasaunt consaite (I. H.)
125. Maister Edwardes his I may not (Anon)
126. The complaint of a sorrowfull Soule (I. Heiwood)
127. Alluding his state to the prodigall child (I. Heiwood)

Table of the Variations in Authorship.


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