<A RANDOLPH><T CONPEDLER1>
Such is my affection to Phoebus and the ninety nine Muses,
that for the benefit of this royall Universitie, I have
strodled over three of the terrestriall globes with my
Geometricall rambling, *videlicet, the Asia of the Dolphin,
the Affrique of the Rose, the America of the Mitre, besides
the *terra *incognita of many an Alehouse. And all for your
sakes, whom I know to be the divine brats of Helicon, the
lawfull begotten bastards of the thrice three sisters, the
learned filly-foles to Monsier Pegasus, Archhackney to the
students of Parnassus: Therefore I charge you by the seaven
deadly Sciences, which you more study than the three and
foure liberall sinnes, that your ha, ha, hes may be the
recompence of my ridiculous endeavours.
I have been long in travaile, but if your laughter give my
Embryon Jests but safe deliverance, I dare maintaine it in
the throat of Europe, Jeronimo rising from his naked bed was
not so good a Midwife.
But I see . . .