Titian. Bacchanal of the Andrians (Det.) 1524.
"Lusty Youth should us ensue"
by King Henry VIII
Lusty Youth should us ensue,|
His merry heart shall sure all rue.
For whatsoever they do him tell
It is not for him, we know it well.
For they would have him his liberty refrain,
And all merry company for to disdain.
But I will not do whatsoever they say,
But follow his mind in all that we may.
How should Youth himself best use
But all disdainers for to refuse?
Youth has as chief assurance
Honest mirth with virtue's pastance.
For in them consists great honour,
Though that disdainers would therein put error.
For they do sue to get them grace,
All only riches to purchase.
With good order, counsel, and equity,
Good Lord grant us our mansion to be.
For without their good guidance
Youth should fall in great mischance.
For Youth is frail and prompt to do
As well vices as virtues to ensue.
Wherefore by these he must be guided,
And virtue's pastance must be therein used.
Now unto God this prayer we make,
That this rude play may well betake
And that we may our faults amend
And bliss obtain at our last end.
Reading Monarchs Writing. Peter C. Herman, Ed.
Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2002. 223.
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