Fancies Chaste and Noble
By: Ford, John
1638. My Lord, Princes and worthy personages of eminence have entertained poems of this nature with a serious welcome. The desert of their authors might transcend that of Mr. Ford, not their study of service. A practice of courtship to greatness, hath not hitherto in him, aimed at any thrift, yet he ever honored virtue as the richest ornament to the noblest titles. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read. Written in Old English.