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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517–47).  The Poetical Works.  1880.
 
Songs and Sonnets
Exhortation to learn by others’ Trouble
 
MY Ratclif, 1 when thy rechless 2 youth offends,
Receive thy scourge by others’ chastisement;
For such calling, when it works none amends,
Then plagues are sent without advertisement.
Yet Solomon said, the wronged shall recure:        5
But Wyatt said true; ‘The scar doth aye endure.’
 
Note 1. Perhaps Sir Humphrey Ratcliffe, one of the gentlemen pensioners. [back]
Note 2. Careless. [back]
 
 
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