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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Sonnet LII
V. Barnaby Barnes
FULL of celestiall syrropes, full of sweete
  Are all thy preceptes, full of happines,
  Full of all comforte, full of blessednes,
Those salutations which our Saviour greete!
O let us then contende, since it is meete,        5
  To keepe those lawes with upright holinesse:
  O let us use and have in readinesse
Those sweete orations, prostrate at his feete:
  Begging, imploring, weeping, smiling, kneeling,
For succour, grace, and for our sinnes humbly;        10
  Repentance, mercie signes, in our heart feeling,
Repent, and praise our God,—for it is comely.
  O nothing doth a Christian more beseeme,
  Than Him to prayse that did his soule redeeme!

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