Titian. Violante. c1514.
REQUEST TO HIS LOVE TO JOIN BOUNTY
THE golden gift that Nature did thee give,|
To fasten friends and feed them at thy will,
With form and favour, taught me to believe,
How thou art made to shew her greatest skill.
Whose hidden virtues are not so unknown,
But lively dooms1 might gather at the
Where beauty so her perfect seed hath sown,
Of other graces follow needs there must.
Now certes, Garret,2 since all this
That from above thy gifts are thus elect,
Do not deface them then with fancies new ;
Nor change of minds, let not thy mind infect :
But mercy him thy friend that doth thee serve ;
Who seeks alway thine honour to preserve.
2 Dr. Nott observes, “ The
first quarto and all the other edi-
tions, except the second and third quartos, read ' Now certes,
Lady.' Why the genuine reading given in the text should have
ever been suppressed it is difficult to say. The Fitz-Gerald
family almost always wrote their name Garret. The Fair Ge-
raldine, when attending on the Princess Mary, was always called
Garret : and she herself in her Will designates her sister, the
Lady Margaret Fitz-Gerald, ' The Lady Margaret Garret.' ”
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Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of.
The Poetical Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854. 16-17.
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