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But ere thou go,
with thy selfe forthynke. taking too
for use at school.
Then start off.
IN goynge by the way
140 give way to
Howe to behaue thy selfe in going by
Horo to behave
going to, and at, the streate and in the schoole .ü.
to those you and passynge the strete,
meet; Thy cappe put of, Salute those ye mete; 136 Isocra. In geuynge the way to suche as passe by,
Cato. It is a poynte of siuilitie,
passers by. And thy way fortune so for to fall,
&• Csign. A. v. b.)
Call your playLet it not greue thee thy felowes to call. 144 inates on your when to the schole
thou shalte resort, This rule note well
I do the exhort : 148 Thy master there beynge,
Salute with all reuerence, Declarynge thereby thy dutye and obedience ; Thy felowes salute
In token of loue, 154 and the scholars, Lest of inhumanitie they shall thee reproue. Vnto thy place appoynted for to syt, 158 Go straight
to your place, Streight go thou to, and thy setchel vnknyt,
satchell, Thy bokes take out, thy lesson then learne 162 take out your
1 (Orig. Huubly) Humbly thy selfe Behaue and gouerne.
[sign. A. vi.) Therein takynge payne, with all thyne industry
your lesson ; Learnynge to get
thy boke well applye : 168 stick well to your All thynges seme harde when we do begyn, But labour and diligence yet both them wyn; 172 Virgil. we ought not to recken and coumpt thethyng harde That bryngeth ioye and pleasure afterwarde ; Leaue of then laboure, and the lacke rue,
books and learn
178 If you don't work,
you'll repent it Lament and repent
doth insue. 180
Deades that deserued Fame and greate prayse,
we se in olde dayes; 184
to learnynge and scyence, Cato. For learnynge in nede wyll be thy defence. 192 Nothinge to science
compare we may well, Cicero. The swetenes wherof all thynges doth excell. And Cato the wyse
this worthy sayinge hath, Cato. That man wantinge learnynge
is as the image of death. Aristot. The rootes of learnynge most bytter we deme; 202 The fruites at last
Moste pleasaunt doth seme. Work hard then, Then labour for learnynge whyle here thou shalt lyue,
[sign. A. vii.) The ignoraunt to teache, and good example geue ; and you'll be
So shalte thou be thought A membre most worthy thought worthy to serve
The common welth to serue In tyme' of necessitie. 212 [1 Orig. ryme] Experience doth teache
And shewe to thee playne
That were of byrthe But symple and bace, -
Of Gods speciall grace,-
and counted most wyse. doubly happy. When you doubt, If doubte thou doest, Desyre to be toulde, 226
No shame is to learne, Beinge neuer so oulde;
Forwantynge of knowledge Doubts to discusse ;
And suche as thee warne, Bere them good will.
when from the schoole ye shall take your waye,
twoo in aray,
your selues matchynge So equall as ye may, (for which men That men it seynge
May well of you saye 244 will praise you);
In commendynge this your laudable wayes,
and then are
ask to be told.
Wish well to
On your way
don't run in
swarm of bees
or hallow as in
Not runnynge on heapes as a swarme of bees,
heaps like a As at this day Euery man it nowe sees;
[sign. A. viii.] Not vsynge, but refusynge, Suche foolyshe toyes 254 like boys do now. As commonly are vsed In these dayes of boyes,
Don't whoop As hoopynge and halow
as in huntynge the foxe, That men it hearynge Deryde them with mockes. This foolyshnes forsake, this folly exchewynge, And learne to followe this order insuynge.
264 In goynge by the way Neyther talke nor iangle, don't chatter, Gape not nor gase not at euery newe fangle, 268 or stare at every
new fangle, But soberly go ye
with countinaunce graue ; but walk soberly, Humblye your selues towarde all men behaue; Isocra. Be free of cappe and full of curtesye; 274 [sign. A. viii. 6.]
taking your cap Greate loue of al men you shall wyn therby. off to all, Be lowly and gentyll and of meke moode; 278 and being gentle. Then men con not
but of you say good. In passynge the strete Do no man no harme ; 282 Do no man harm;
speak few words. Vse thou fewe wordes, and thy tounge charme, Then men shal see
that grace in the groweth From whom vertues So aboundantly floweth. when thou arte come where thy parentes do On reaching home
290 Thy leaue then takynge Byd thy felowes farewell; The house then entrynge, In thy parence presence
ently. Humbly salute them
with all reuerence.
296 [sign. B. i.)
| Howe to behaue thi selfe in seruynge
the table. Cap. iii.
How to wait at table.
Vhen thy parentes downe to the table shall syt,
Look your parents
304 hands, and say
hold up your
GEue thankes to God
Eue thankes to God
with one accorde
Grace before 308 meate.
And be not carefull
what to eate, To eche thynge lyuynge the Lorde sends meate;
For foode he wyll not Se you peryshe, 314 (sign. B. i. 6.) But wyll you fede,
Foster, and cheryshe ;
what he hath sent, 318 At this tyme be
Praysynge God." 322 So treatablie speakyng as possible thou can,
That the hearers therof May thee vnderstan. 326 Make a low Grace beynge sayde,
Lowe cursie make thou, curtesy :
Sayinge “muche good May it do you." wish your
330 parents' food may Of stature then
yf thou be able, do 'em good. If you are big It shall become thee
to serue the table 334 enough, bring the food to In bringynge to it
Suche meate as shall nede [sign, B. ii.) For thy parence vpon
that tyme to fede.
338 Don't fill dishes Disshes with measure thou oughtest to fyll, so full as to spill
Els mayste thou happen thy seruyce to spyll 342 on your parents' On theyr apparell
Or els on the cloth, dress, or they'll be angry. whiche for to doe
wolde mone them to wroth. Have spare Spare trenchers with naptrenchers ready for guests. kyns
haue in redynes 348 To serue afterwarde,
If there come any gesse. Be circumspecte ;
see nothynge do wante; Seo there's plenty Of necessary thynges that there be no skant, 354 of everything wanted.
As breade and drynke, se there be plentie; Empty the
The voyders with bones Ofte se thou emptie. 358 [sign. B. ii. b.) At hande be ready,
If any do call, Be at hand if an
To fetche or take vp, If ought fortune to fall. When the meat is over,
when they haue done, then ready make 364 clear the table : The table vp fayre
In order to take : 1. corer the salt, Fyrste the saulte
Se that thou couer,
368 2. have a tray by Hauynge by thee
Eyther one or other things off on, thynges from thy handes
then to conuaye
372 That from the table
thou shalt take awaye. 8. put the A voyder vpon
the table then haue, 376 trenchers, &c., in one Voider, The trenchers and napkyns therein to receaue ;
you to carry
The croomes with a napkyn
together them swepe, 380 4. sweep the
crumbs into In a voyder them kepe. [sign. B. iii.) A cleane treanchour lay,
5. set a clean As iudge thou soone may ;
every one, On the table set,
388 6. put on Cheese,
Fruit, Biscuits, and
Eche syde of the clothe
you may get. Els ale or beare; 392 7. serve Wine,
(Ale or Beer.) If any there were. Attende with all diligence, When these are
finished, when done haue thy clear the table, parence :
398 Do thou tourne in,
and fold up the
cloth, At the hygher ende begin. On the table spreade, - [sign. B. iii. 6.)
Then spread a the cloth take in steade, - clean towel, to the table then brynge, bring bason and
jug, theyr pleasure abydynge.
and when your
parents them redy to washe, 412 are ready to wash, and be not to rashe More then wyll suffise. 416 pour out the that they may ryse.
Clear the table; forget not thy dutie, 420 Make thou lowe cursie.
make a low
O Chyldren ! geue eare
| Howe to order thy selfe syttynge at the table.
[sign. B. iii.)
How to behave at Capitulo .iii.
your own dinner. your duties to learne, 424 Howe at the table
you may your
gouerne. Presume not to hyghe, I
428 Socra. Cato. In syttynge downe, to thy betters geue place. Let your betters
sit above you. Suffer eche man Fyrste serued to be, 432 See others served
first, For that is a poynte
Of good curtesie. when they are serued,
then pause a space,
436 then wait a while
before eating. For that is a sygne
of nourture and grace.