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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
How Sathan by the Sinne of Pride Hath Euer Preuailed
LXII. William Warner
THE SINNE of pride made Lucifer
  ’Gainst God himself rebell;
And through that sin he so seduc’t,
  That Adam also fell.
Then plaid he Rex ore all the earth,        5
  Except a faithfull fewe,
Till Christ incarnate on the cross
  Synne’s kingdome did subdue.
Then Christ was powreful in the world,
  For faith had practice right;        10
And what more could our ghostly foe
  Than faith and practice spight?
His auncient stratageme, therefore,
  To plant he casts anew,
And from the pride of only workes        15
  From faith a many drew.

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