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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
A Sonnet
III. Edmund Spenser
MOST glorious Lord of lyfe! that, on this day,
Didst make thy triumph over death and sin;
And, having harrow’d hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This ioyous day, deare Lord, with ioy begin;        5
And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dy,
Being with thy deare blood clene washt from sin,
May live for ever in felicity!
And that thy love we weighing worthily
May likewise love thee for the same againe        10
And for thy sake, that all lyke deare didst buy,
With love may one another entertayne!
So let us love, deare Love, lyke as we ought:
Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

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