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Creator: Edward Pudsey
Title: Edward Pudsey's Commonplace book [portions]
Date: ca. 1600-1615
Repository: Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Call number and opening: MS. Eng. poet. d. 3, fols. 41, 86v

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                       PLays Loues metamorphosis   Lilly & Alexander  & campasbe his
                               Titus Andronicus          Romeo & Iuliet
"The next blowe hittes the tale out of his mowth : her eys sunke so farre into
“her head that she looketh out of the nape of her neck: where continu=
all warre that betweene loue & vertue there must bee some parlies
& continuall perilles. Cupid was neuer conquered & therefore must bee
flattered, virginity hath & therefore must bee humble The Causes
of loue witt & Idlenes, the meanes oportunity & Importunitye
ffor an other to put thoughtes into my head were to pull the brains out of my head
Poets make their wreathes of lawrell adyes of sunndry flowers.
A Merchant who knowes no other good then gold unles it bee falseye
wearing by a god to get golde.
my thoughtes are bound prentises to your wordes &c.
& Campasbe
A quipp ys a short saying of a sharp witt with a bitter sence in a sweet worde
Let her past. Response. so she shall for the fayrest in death.
“So light a body harth eaten nothing this seunnight but Cork & ffeatheres
“vsuall excuses the swearing Cometh of a whot mettle lying of a
“quick witt: fflattery of a flowing toung: vndecent talk of a mery disposicion /.
To be beleeved whet your toung on your hart.
“down with arms & vp with &c.
                     Titus Andronicus .
Yf thou wilt draw neuer the nature of the godes, bee mercifull &c.
“Shall flyle & trim our devises
“had I but seene thy picture in this plight, yt wold &c.
                                                       Romeo & Iuliet
ffeather of lead, bright smoake cold fyer, sicke health, still waking sleep &c.
“If I see one passing fair, yt is to mee but as a note wher I read
“who past that passing faire.
Tut man one fyre burnes out anotheres burninge one paine ys less=
ened by anotheres anguish, turne giddy & be holy by backwarde
turninge: Take you som new infection to thy eye & the rank poson of the old will dye.
I care not what curious eye doth cote deformityes.
"when good manneres shall lye all in one or 2 mens handes & they
"vnwasht too, tis a foule thinge. the whyte vpturned wondring eys
O she doth teach the torches to burne bright she hanges vppon the cheek
of night lyke a ruh Iewell in an Ethiops eare: Two of the fayrest starres
in all the heauen hauing som buesines do intreat her eys to twinke in
their spheeres till they returne. my eares haue not yet dronk a 100 wordes
of that tounges vtterance, yet I shold know it
Loue goes toward Loue as schoole boyes from thier bookes
but Loue from Loue towards schoole with heauvy Lookes

Item Creator
Edward Pudsey
Item Title
Edward Pudsey's Commonplace book [portions]
Item Date
ca. 1600-1615
Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Call Number
MS. Eng. poet. d. 3, fol. 86v