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The feete tooke up the Fish, with teeth of gold;
traightway fish-whole shall thy sicke-liver be :
* The human figure, thus astrologically distributed, was common on old al. manacks.
his griefe remove. i. e. his grief to remove.
say my Satyrs over-loosely flow, Nor hide their gall inough from open show: Not, riddle-like, obscuring their intent; But, packe-staffe plaine, uttring what thing they ment: Contrarie to the Roman ancients, Whose words were short, and darksome was their sence. Who reads one line of their harsh poesies, Thrise must he take his wind, and breath him thrise. My Muse would follow them that have fore-gone', But cannot with an English pineon : For looke how farre the ancient Comedie Past former Satyrs in her libertie; So farre must mine yeeld unto them of old. 'Tis better be too bad, than be too bold.