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Which done, and brought him at another seasong
sowe, But cuckolds are excepted, that you know.
This Puet is not mentioried by Ritson, or any of our poetical Biographers, but he was the author, among other works, of the following:
"Two CENTURIES OF EPIGRAMMES. Written by John Heath, Bachelour of Arts, and Fellow of New Colledge in Oxford.
Quicquid agunt homines, votum, timor, ira, voluptas,
Gaudia, discursus ; nostri farrago libelli est.
London. Printed by John Windet. 1610."
I tooke the wall, one thrust me rudely by,
Fisher, by being the Popes humble thrall,
T'invest his brow with that pure ornament';
Health is a jewel true, which whien wé buy',
Some of Alvinus friends met purposely
Ad M. Brewer, Medicum.
This phrase to drinke a health is onely trew,
Of drinke which men of your profession brew. 'VOL. II.
Our common Parents strait upon their fall,
We buy the driest wood that we can finde,
PORUS, the onely Sloven of our dayes,
THIS Collection of Epigrams is mentioned with respect by Warton, and deserves a place in this work, froin its extreme rarity.
QUODLIBETS, LATELY COME OVER FROM New BUITANIOLA, OLD NEWFOUND) LAND.
Epigrams and other sınall Parcels, both morall and divine.
The first foure Pooks being the Authors owne: the rest translated out of that excellent Epigrammatist, Mr. John Owen, and other rare Authors.
With two Epistles of that excellently wittie Doctor Francis Rablais. Translated out of his French at large. All of them composed and done at Harbor-grace, in Britaniola, anciently called Newfoundland.
By R. H. sometimes Governor of the Plantation there.
London. Printed by Elizabeth All-de, 'for Roger Michell, dwelling in Pauls Church Yard, al the Signe of the Bulls Head. 1628."
They are dedicated to Charles I., whom the author terms." Father, Favourer and Furtherer of all his loyall Subjects right honourable and
worthie Plantations." He subscribes himself his Majesties well meaning and loyall subject,
The following complimentary verses to the author, by the celebrated George Wither, seem worth preserving :
TO THE LOVERS OF THE MUSES UPON THESE
Why doe so many fondly dote upon