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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Stanzas from “Sir Martin Mar-people”
LVII. John Davies
THEN 1 let vs leaue this wretched world,
  And cleaue vnto the Lord,
And turne from all our wicked waies,
  In thought, in deed, and word:
That God from vs may turne his plagues,        5
  Which we deserued haue;
That when our liues giue place to death,
  Then death may swallowed be
Of life again, in heauen to dwell
  With God in persons three,        10
In endlesse glory there to rest:
  And that it so befall,
My heart, my mind, my tongue, and lips,
  Doo pray: Amen, say all.
Note 1. LVII. John Davies.—Two of this name appear before in this selection, but this John Davies has not been identified with either of them. He wrote “Sir Martin Mar-people: his coller of esses,” from the close of which the extract under his name is derived. The work was published in 1590. No mention is made of his work by Ritson. [back]

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