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To the Gentlemen Readers, #Health. Gentlemen, the Horse when hee is first handed to the warres, starteth at the cracke of euery peece; and euery coucht Launce is a censure of death to a fresh water Souldier: So fareth it with mee, for neuer before being in print I start at the sight of the Presse, and hauing not dared to looke into the open light, I feared with the Owle to fly before it be twylight: yet I haue heard others whose books haue past your view, account you so fauorable, curteous and affable, shrouding euery scape with silence; that I presumed the rather to experience with them the hope of your fauours: which if I finde as they haue done, though I bee blinde $Bayard, yet I will in the thickest of the mire plunge vp to the Saddle for your sakes. $Virgill afore he wrote his %Aeneidos, wrote his %Culex; and assaide in trifles, afore he attempted in Triumphs. $Lucan wrote %Quaedam %Lirica, before he began with %Bellum %per %Emathios %plusquam %Ciuilia %campos. Roome was not . . .