1The cruel tiger swiftly on doth pass,
Scorning pursuers, ’til a crystal
3Laid purposely, at which she stands at gaze,
4Her self-lov’d 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;
8Then hungry hawks her little neck off
9These are no wonders; sacred stories show
10That Pride the greatest monarchs did o’erthrow.
gallant things did do
12Until the thistle did the cedar woo.
Uzziah might have worn the crown
14’Til catching at the
miter both fell down.
15Pride made good
Hezekiah to disclose
16Those secret treasures which his sons did lose.
forgot his God; at least
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.
Pride 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.