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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
A Prayer Written for a Gentlewoman
XIV. Sir Nicholas Breton
PITIE, oh Lord, thy seruaunt’s heavy heart;
  Her sinnes forgiue, that thus for mercy cryes:
Judge no man, Lorde, according to desart;
  Let fall on her with speede thy healthfull eyes,
    In hart who prayes to thee continually,        5
    Putting her only trust, O 1 God, in Thee!
Lorde! Lorde! to Thee for mercy still I call:
O set me free, that thus am bound and thrall.
Note 1. Old edition, of. [back]

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