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Christiaen van Couwenbergh. Woman with a Basket of Fruit, 1642.
Woman with a Basket of Fruit, 1642.
Christiaen van Couwenbergh. Private Collection.

Two Bookes of Ayres:
The Second Booke


A secret loue or two I must confesse
    I kindly welcome for change in close playing,
Yet my deare husband I loue ne'erthelesse,
    His desires, whole or halfe, quickly allaying,
At all times ready to offer redresse :
    His owne he neuer wants but hath it duely,
    Yet twits me I keepe not touch with him truly.

The more a spring is drawne the more it flowes,
    No Lampe lesse light retaines by lightning others :
Is hee a looser his losse that nere knowes ?                  10
    Or is he wealthy that wast treasure smothers ?
My churl vowes no man shall sent his sweet Rose,
    His owne enough and more I giue him duely,
    Yet still he twits mee I keepe not touch truly.

Wise Archers beare more than one shaft to field,
    The Venturer loads not with one ware his shipping ;
Should Warriers learn but one weapon to weilde,
    Or thriue faire plants e'er the worse for the slipping ?
One dish cloyes, many fresh appetite yeeld :
    Mine own Ile vse, and his he shall haue duely,              20
    Iudge then what debter can keepe touch more truly.

Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 144.

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Pico della Mirandola
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The Babington Plot, 1586
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Oath of Supremacy
The Act of Supremacy, 1534
The First Act of Succession, 1534
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The Ten Articles, 1536
The Six Articles, 1539
The Second Statute of Repeal, 1555

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Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
Westminster in the Seventeenth Century, by Hollar
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