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Vilia rniretur VuIgBs. mihi flavus Apollo
Pocula Castalia plena minislrct aqua.

Ovid. Amor. I. i.El. ijr.


To the Right Honourable

H E N R T W R I 0 T H E S L T, Earl of Southampton, -and Barm e/Tichsield.

Right Honourable,

I know not how I shall offend, in dedicating my unpolished lines to your lordship; nor how the world will censure me, for chusing fo strong a prop to support fo weak a burden: only if your honour seem but pleased, I account myself highly praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honoured you with some graver labour. But if the sirst heir of my invention prove deformed, I shall be forry it had fo noble a godfather, and-never aster ear'fo barren a land, for sear it yield me still fo bad a harvest. I leave it to your honourable survey, and your honour to your heart's content; which I wish may always answer your own wish, and the world's hopesul expectation.

Your Honour's in all duty,

Will. Shakespcar.

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