John Taylor's verse satire on Katherine Philips
The text is printed here verbatim et literatim, with no emendation of the ambiguous or erratic punctuation and spelling, from the transcript in University College London MS Ogden 42, pp. 225-6 (see Plates 78 and 79 above). It is printed by permission of University College London.
To Mrs K:P: from Mr J.T.
You dame of Corinth,1 (save the shape.
Committ no Rape.
Vpon the Muses be not bold.
To make them scold,
To rage in vayne.2
Whose purer breasts, did never deigne 5
But Bedlam ffuries, native hate.
The fetterd follies of thy Rhymes
The jangling of bells backward rung So is thy tongue.
Like ill tun'd chymes. 10
Snatcht from Vipers dryd' in Hell
Ownes thee, the mistresse of her Schoole. 15
Stole by Cherill5 gave thee Lyfe
On Priams wyfe.
But not while she was Hecuba,
But turnd' to A. 6 20
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Publication information: Book title: In Praise of Scribes:Manuscripts and Their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England. Contributors: Peter Beal - Author. Publisher: Clarendon Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 282.