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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Sonnet LXXVI
V. Barnaby Barnes
AS those three kings, touch’d with a sacred zeale,
  By presents rich made royal offerture,
  Our new-borne Saviour’s blessing to procure,
Borne in an oxe-stall for our publique weale,
When in adoring Him they did reveale        5
  His Godhead, by those gifts they did assure:
  So let Faith, Hope, and Love, make overture
Of new salvation, which themselves conceale
  In this base mortall stable, sinne’s foul place,
Where of eternal joyes they may present        10
  To my salvation, borne of thy deare grace,
Such rich propines as, from thy Gospel sent,
  By precious incense may my spirit bring,
  The tearmeless praises of my God to sing.

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