End this enchantment, love, of my desires,
Let me no longer languish for thy love.
Joy not to see me thus consume in fires,
But let my cruel pains thy hard heart move.
And now, at last with pitiful regard
Eye me, thy lover, lorn for lack of thee,
Which, dying, lives in hope of sweet reward
Which hate hath hitherto withheld from me.
Constant have I been, still in fancy fast,
Ordained by heavens to dote upon thy fair;
Nor will I e’er, so long as life shall last,
Say any’s fairer, breathing vital air.
But when the ocean sands shall lie unwet,
Then shall my soul to love thee, dear, forget.

Richard Lynche

According to Wikipedia:

Linche or Lynche, Richard (1596–1601), poet, was the author of:

  1. ‘The Fountaine of English Fiction, wherein is lively depictured the Images and Statues of the Gods of the Ancients, with their proper and particular Expositions, done out of Italian into English by Richard Linche, gent., for Adam Islip,’ 1599. In this ‘strange borne child of idlenesse,’ as he calls it, the author takes each of the Latin gods in turn, and then collates from classical writers the passages in which his attributes are described. It is dedicated to Peter Davison, esq.
  2. ‘An Historical Treatise of the Travels of Noah into Europe, containing the first inhabitation and peopling thereof. As also a briefe Recapitulation of the Kings, Governors, and Rulers commanding in the same, even untill the first building of Troy by Dardanus. Done into English by Richard Lynche, gent., London, by Adam Islip,’ 1601. Dedicated to ‘My very good friend, Maister Peter Manwood, Esq.’ Both of these so-called translations are interspersed with verses and with tags of Italian. These circumstances, combined with a general similarity of style and colouring, strongly favour the conjecture that Linche is the ‘R. L. gentleman’ who in 1596 gave to the world ‘Diella; certain Sonnets adjoined to the amorous Poem of Dom Diego and Gineura. London, for Henry Olney,’ the publisher of Sidney’s ‘Apology for Poetry.’ Despite the writer’s ‘immaturity’  the sonnets display some genuine, though ill-sustained inspiration.

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  1. Adam Islip

    In 1578 Adam Islip, who was originally bound to Hugh Jackson, stationer, was set over to Thomas Purfoot for the remainder of his term of apprenticeship. During this time he was concerned with Roger Ward and others in printing John Day’s A B C, etc., without licence. Ward admitted that Adam Islip had furnished him with some type from Thomas Purfoot’s printing house, without Purfoot’s knowledge. There is no record of any punishment having followed this offence, and Islip was admitted a freeman of the Stationers’ Company in 1585. His first book entry occurs in 1591. In 1595 he took into partnership for a while William Moring, and about 1606 he sold his printing house for £140 to Robert Raworth and John Monger. Islip immediately set up another printing house, and in 1615 was returned as having two presses. He died in 1639.

    HILL, Thomas (compiler)
    The gardeners labyrinth
    London: printed by Adam Islip, 1594 Ah-e.34
    This work contains ‘instructions for the choise of seedes, apt times for sowing, setting, planting, and watering, and the vessels and instrumentes seruing to that use and purpose,’ and sets forth ‘diuers herbers, knots and mazes, cunningly handled for the beautifying of gardens. Also the phisicke benefit of ech herb, plant, and floure, with the vertues of the distilled waters of euery of them.’ The illustrations are valuable for their detail of the small Elizabethan garden, and are especially interesting in their depiction of people working in their gardens.
    Thomas Hill was an astrologer who also worked for the booksellers as a compiler and translator. In addition to gardening, he produced works on the interpretation of dreams, astrology, arithmetic and physiognomy.

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