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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Sonnet XXXIII
V. Barnaby Barnes
 
THRICE puissant generall of true Christian hoast!
  Whose voyce itselfe is dreadfull thunder-cracke,
  Whose wrath doth neither fire nor lightning lacke,
Whose stormie frowne makes tremble everie coast,
Chasing thy fearefull foes from post to post;        5
  Whose hands force can all the world’s forces sacke,
  Who turnes his foeman’s colours into blacke;
Whose murthering thunderboults for arrowes bee,
  Whose sworde victorious, trenchant, double-edged,
His holy Scripture is; whose foes convert        10
  The point to their owne brest, and have alledg’d
Vaine arguments, thy deare saints to subvert:
  As thou, deare God! art Judge; so give thy doome,
  In justice, to subvert ambitious Rome.
 
 
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