Thomas Schall - Lauten

Geoffrey Whitney. Leyden, Plantyn, 1586.

The Lute, whose sounde doth most delighte the eare,
Was caste aside, and lack'de bothe stringes, and frettes:
Whereby, no worthe within it did appeare,
MERCURIUS came, and it in order fettes:
Which being tun'de, fuche Harmonie did lende,
That Pottes write, the trees theire toppes did bende.

Euen fo, the man on whome dothe Nature froune,
Whereby, he liues dispis'd of euerie wighte,
Industrie yet, maie bringe him to renoume,
And diligence, maie make the crooked righte:
Then haue no doubt, for arte maie nature helpe.
Thinke howe the beare doth forme her vglye whelpe.