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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of King James the First.  1847.
The World
LXXVII. Richard Zouche
TO our small Isle of Man some will compare
The world, that greater continent’s hugh frame;
Nor much vnlike, eyther’s perfections are—
Their matter and their mixture both the same:
  Whence man’s affection it so much allures,        5
  Sith greatest likenesse greatest love procures.
But if their outward formes we looke vpon,
Wee shall their figures divers plainly see;
For man’s erected tall proportion
To his heav’n-hoping soule doth best agree:        10
  Whereas the world, each way being framed round,
  The aptest forme for turning change hath found.
Like Nature’s rarist workmanship, the eye,
The well-contrived instrument of seeing,
Which, by exact and apt rotunditie,        15
Performes his duty, and preserves his beeing;
  Of many curious circling spheres composed,
  And orbs within the orbs without inclosed.

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