Dryft


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Dryft

 of tame swine: a herd of swine—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
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For it may not at any hand be thought and deemed the direct meaning of SENECA himself, whose whole wrytynges (penned with a peerless sublimity and loftinesse of Style) are so farre from countenauncing Vice, that I doubt whether there bee any amonge all the Catalogue of Heathen wryters, that with more gravity of Philosophicall sentences, more waightyness of sappy words, or greater authority of sound matter beateth down sinne, loose lyfe, dissolute dealinge, and unbridled sensuality: or that more sensibly, pithily and bytingly layeth downe the guerdon of filthy lust, cloaked dissimulation, & odious treachery: which is the dryft, where-unto he leveleth the whole yssue of each one of his Tragedies.