Strenuorum immortale nomen
To the honorable Gentleman, Sir WILLIAM RUSSELL. Knight.
Achilles tombe upon SIGAEA shore,
This representes: where THETIS ofte was seene:
And for his losse, did seeme for to deplore,
With gallant flower the same was alwaies greene:
And at the toppe, a palme did freshelie bloome;
Whose braunches sweete did overspread the toombe.
Which shewes, thoughe deathe the valiaunt overthrowe,
Yet after fate, their fame remaines behinde:
And triumphes still, and dothe no conquest knowe,
But is the badge of everie noble minde:
And when in grave their corpes inclosed lye,
Their famous actes doe pierce the azure skye.