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Flamma sine Fumo

or, poems without fictions. Hereunto are annexed the Causes, Symptoms, or Signes of several Diseases with their Cures, and also the diversity of Urines, with their Causes in Poetical measure. By R. W. [i.e. Rowland Watkyns]
1 occurrence of shall rise with fleas
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1 occurrence of shall rise with fleas
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A Perewig.

------Ut moveat cornicula risum
Furtivis nudata coloribus.

VVelcome (brave gallant) with those locks so fair
It is a question, who doth own that hair;
The owner sure is dead; but when, or how,
O in what place he dy'd, thou dost not know.
Perhaps he dy'd at Bedlam, then take heed,
Those hairs mad fancies in thy head may breed.
Perchance sad Tyburn was the fatal place
Where he did end his dayes for want of grace.
If it be so, they will infect thy brain,
And cause thee to delight in thievish gain.
If from some broken Chamber-maid they fell,
They'l move to lust, and modest thoughts expell.
Or if they grew upon a drunken head,
Thou seldom wilt go sober to thy bed:
But if they came from some bad Statesman's ground,
A Matchivillian Knave thou mayst be found:
Thus these dead excrements, if thou them use,
Will but bad thoughts and qualities infuse.


Cast off those looser hairs, which every wind
Will fright away, and shew thy vainer mind:
God numbers all our hairs: let no man scoff
At that, which God doth take such notice of:
Besides, it is a sinful, shameful part,
To slubber Natures work with sluttish Art.