5 edition of The phoenix nest found in the catalog.
Mostly in verse.Ascribed in part to Sir Walter Raleigh. Cf. Studies in Bibliography 24, p. 131.Possibly by Richard Stapleton.Reproduction of the original in the British Library.STC (2nd ed.) 21516.Available electronically as part of Early English books online.Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1965. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640 ; 1033:18).
|Statement||By Iohn Iackson|
|Publishers||By Iohn Iackson|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 60 p. :|
|Number of Pages||63|
|2||Early English books, 1475-1640 -- 1033:18.|
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The valiant Greekes, for sacke of Priams towne, A worke of manhood, matcht with policie, Haue fild the world with bookes of their renowne, As much as erst the Romane emperie.
Haue you not then found amongst your louers, that they would flie you, if you do but follow them, and follow you most, when you do most flie them? The Phoenix was also known to have regenerative powers and was considered to be both invincible and immortal — excluding the end of its natural life cycle when it was necessary for the next Phoenix to be reborn.
Mistresse, and seruant, titles of mischaunce: Commaundments done, the act of slauerie, Their coulors worne, a clownish cognisaunce, And double dutie, pettie drudgerie, And when she twines and dallies with thy locks, Thy freedome then is brought into the stocks. It were against nature for hir which is but one, to loue more than one, and if The phoenix nest be a fault to beare a double hart, what is it to diuide the hart among many.
The Milcham bird was among the animals that refused to partake of the fruit and was therefore rewarded for its faithfulness. I should do lesse, if my word did not master me. You knew, who knew not Astrophill, That I should liue to say I knew, And haue not in possession still Things knowne permit me to renew, Of him you know his merit such, I cannot say, you heare too much.
I faine to smile, when as I faint for feare: I dreame on ioy, when as I doubt of woe: I burne in fire, yet still approch it neare: I like of mirth, yet will no solace knowe: I see content, yet neuer cease to sigh: I liue secure, yet danger passeth nigh.
Write not gentle Reader to flatter, for the dead are not vainglorious: nor to gain, they reward not trauels: for pride lesse, they are other mens vertues not mine owne that I publish: for malice least of all, bicause I see how ill it becomes them to The phoenix nest I write.
The Phoenix Nest 1593 Return to The Phoenix Nest 1593  Note: The Phoenix Nest, "set foorth by" the still-unidentified "R. But shafts, but cares, sighes, horrors vnrecured, Were nought esteemde, if for these paines awarded, My faithfull Loue by you might be rewarded. I N Orchard grounds, where store of fruit trees grew, Me thought a Saint was walking all alone, Of euerie tree, she seemd to take hir view, But in the end, The phoenix nest plucked but of one: This fruit quoth she, doth like my fancie best: Sweetings are fruit, but let that apple rest.
This was known to symbolize the ascension of a wise leader and a new era. However, in time, the bird began to feel the affects of its age.