Marte et arte
To Sir WILLIAM STANDLEY Knight.
Where courage great, and consaile good doe goe,
With lastinge fame, the victorie is wonne:
But seperate theise, then feare the overthrowe,
And strengthe alone, dothe unto ruine ronne:
Then Captaines good, must joyne theise two, in one:
And not presume with this, or that, alone.
As valiant hartes, and corage highe beseeme,
The Captaines boulde, that enterprise for fame:
Soe muste they still, of pollicie esteeme,
And wisedomes rules, to bringe to passe the same:
While Caesar great, subdu'de the countries farre:
In gowne at home, did TULLIE helpe to warre.
ULISSES wise, and DIOMEDES forme,
Are heare set downe, for valiant wightes to viewe:
The one devis'de, the other did performe,
Whereby, they did the Trojane force subdue:
The one, his foes with witte, and counsaile harm'de,
The other, still him selfe againste them arm'de.