We should those men think mad which should us tell1
That they did see a sound, or taste a smell.
Yet reason proves a man doth not err much
Whenas he says2 his senses all are touch.
If actions in a picture3 be lively4 told, 5
The brain straight thinks the eye the same5 behold.
The stomach hungry, the nose good meat doth6 smell;
The brain doth7 think that smell the tongue tastes well.
If we a thief do see, and do him8 fear,
We straight do think that breaking doors9 we hear. 10
Imaginations just like motions make,
That every sense is struck with a10 mistake.
- should those men think mad, which should us tell] mad should thinke those Men, if they should tell 1653; should those Men think Mad, which us should tell 1664
- Whenas he says] When that we say 1653
- picture] Table 1653
- be lively] lively 1664, 1668
- the same] doth them 1664, 1668
- The stomach hungry, the nose good meat doth] When hungry Folks their Noses meat do 1664; When hungry Folks, their Noses meat do 1668
- The brain doth] Their Brains do 1664, 1668
- do him] him do 1653
- that breaking doors] breaking of Doors 1664, 1668
- is struck with a] doth strike with the 1653