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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Sonnet XLVIII
V. Barnaby Barnes
 
O GLORIOUS conquest, and thrice glorious speare!
  But sev’n times thrice more glorious the Name
  By which, thrice powrefull, wee conjure the same;
Which, but repeated, doth that Dragon feare,
That olde Levyathan, whose jawes, Lord! teare:        5
  Roote out his tongue which doth Thy saints defame,
  And thy sweete Gospell seeke to vaile with shame.
This the chief conquest of all conquests were;
  For which archangels and all angels might,
With cherubins and seraphins, out bring        10
  Victorious palmes, arraid in sincere white;
For which all saints might Alleluya sing.
Then, glorious Captaine, our chiefe God and Man,
Breake thou the jawes of olde Levyathan.
 
 
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