green courts

Totell’s Miscellany 15 (Henry Howard)– Prisoned in windsor, he recounteth his pleasure there passed. S0 cruell prison how coulde betide, alas, As proude Windsor? where I in lust and ioye, With a kinges sonne, my childishe yeres did passe, In greater feast than Priams sonnes of Troy: Where eche swete place returns a taste full sower, The large grene courtes, where we were wont to houe, With eyes cast vp into the maydens tower. And easie sighes, suche as folke drawe in loue: The stately seates, the ladies bright of hewe: The daunces shorte, longe tales of great delight: With…