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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Diuina Prouidentia
LXXII. Andrew Willet
 
JACOB 1 did see a ladder hie,
  As he was laid asleepe;
The angels come and go thereby,
  Which doe him safely keepe.
 
We learne hereby in euery way        5
  That God must be our guide,
Or else we soone may go astray;
  Our foote is apt to slide.
And as he saw this thing at rest,
So God keepeth vs when we thinke lest.        10
 
Note 1. LXXII. Andrew Willet.—He was a learned divine. His works, which are numerous, are chiefly prose. Among his poetical works is one entitled Sacrorvm Emblematvm, which is written in Latin and English. There is no date affixed to it, but it was written within the reign of Queen Elizabeth. [back]
 
 
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