John Bracegirdle’s Psychopharmacon : a translation of by Boethius; Kaylor, Noel Harold; Bracegirdle, John; Streed,

By Boethius; Kaylor, Noel Harold; Bracegirdle, John; Streed, Jason Edward

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R] PSYCHOPHARMACON 33 Forsaketh the decre Made ftrme by fate. 30 All thinges thou dost dispose end to certaine Actions of men only thou dost reiect govemour to mortall men descend O Do not our miserable cause neglect. For why doth fortune fraile such courses chaungef 35 Men guiltlesse are condemn'd to torments strange, Whose punishments were fitt For men impure: But wicked wretches 40 In seates secure. sitt / Whose pride treades downe, by course offate uniust, The sacred neckes of reverend Saints most rare, Vertue contemned is to comers thrust,^^ lust men condemned are.

The Mindes Medicine, or the Phisicke of Philosophie, contained in five hookes,. called the Consolation of -~ Philosophie, compiled by Anicius, Manlius Torquatus Seve// rinus Boethius, in the time of his exile and proscription. To the Right Honorable my singuler good Lord the Earl of Dorsett, Lord high Treasurer of England, et: Right Honorable:^ the Romayne usage,^ that none presumed to approach to any of sort more eminent, w^'^out some significac[i]on of their love, by some rare guift hath^ mooved me to p[re]sume to p[re]sent this small token of my loyall affection, and gratitude, unto yo[ur] hono[ur].

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