OF THE FOLLY OF LOVING WHEN THE
SEASON OF LOVE IS PAST.
1 The word mule was a word used formerly to describe
E old mule !1 that think yourself so fair,|
Leave off with craft your beauty to repair,
For it is time without any fable ;
No man setteth now by riding in your saddle !
Too much travail so do your train appair ;
Ye old mule !
With false favour though you deceive th'ayes,
Who so taste you shall well perceive your layes
Savoureth somewhat of a keeper's stable ;
Ye old mule !
Ye must now serve to market, and to fair,
All for the burthen, for panniers a pair ;
For since gray hairs ben powder'd in your sable,
The thing ye seek for, you must yourself enable
To purchase it by payment and by prayer ;
Ye old mule.
a woman of a licentious character.Nott.
Yeowell, James, Ed. The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. 26.
|| to Sir Thomas Wyatt|
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