NOTES TO A LAUD AND PRAISE &C.

1. THE Rose both White and Red] Side note: candida, punica, &c. "White, red, &c."

2. Noble Henry the eight] Side Note: Nobilis Henricus, &c. "Noble Henry, &c."

3. Astrea, Justice hight] Side note: Sedibus aetheriis, &c. "From the throne of heaven, &c."

4. Right shall the foxes chare] Side note: Arcebit vulpes, &c. "He will cage the foxes, &c."

5. Of this our noble king] Side note: Ne tanti regis, &c. "Not of such a king, &c."

6. Therefore no more they shall] Side note: Ecce Platonis secla, &c "Behold the age of Plato, &c."

7. Adonis of fresh colour] Side note: Rediit jam pulcher Adonis &c. "He has now brought back the beauty of Adonis.

8. Upon us he doth reign] Side note: Anglorum radians, &c. "The shining light of the English People, &c."

9. Martis' lusty knight] i.e. vigorous knight of Mars (warrior).

10. Bien men sovient.] "Well remembered". These words are followed in the MS. by a sort of flourished device, which might perhaps be readó"Deo (21) gratias." (Thanks be to God")

11. Per me laurigerum Britonum Skeltonida vatem.] "By me, Skelton, Poet Laureate of Britain"

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