1The cruel tiger swiftly on doth pass,
2Scorning pursuers, till a crystal glass
3Laid purposely, at which she stands at gaze,
4Her self-loved beauty makes her in
5So is the early rising lark, alas,
ensnared with looking in a glass.
7Pride makes the flying fish display her wings:
hawks her little neck off wrings.
9These are no wonders; sacred stories show
10That pride the greatest monarchs did o’erthrow.
Amaziah gallant things did do,
the thistle did the cedar woo.
Uzziah might have worn the crown,
14Till catching at the
miter both fell down.
15Pride made good
Hezekiah to disclose
16Those secret treasures which his sons did lose.
Assyrian king forgot his god;
18’Twas pride that did transform him to a beast.
Herod, that would not give to God the glory,
20An angel struck, and worms did end his story.
21Pride made our parents know both good and evil
pride did turn an angel to a devil.
23Then by these stories you may see at least
24That pride destroys both angel, man and beast.