Post fata: uxor morosa, etiam discors
Colasmus wife, in raging flood was drown'd?
Who longe did seeke her corpes, against the streame:
His neigbours thought his sences weare not sound?
And did deride his madnes most extreme:
Who call'd aloude, thy wife beneath did fall?
Then dounwarde seeke, or seeke thou not at all.
To whome, quoth he, the place belowe I see,
Yet in her life, gainst reason she did strive:
And contrarie to everie one, woulde bee;
Wherefore, I knowe this way she needes must drive?
Then leave, quoth they, and let her still be drown'd,
For such a wife is better loste then founde?