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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of King James the First.  1847.
XXXIII. Simon Wastill
ALL 1 saints by Christ, who all things made,
  From darkness are set free;
What sufferings want I do fulfil,
  His grace doth worke in me.
Be constant: legall rites and workes,        5
  With precepts eke of men,
Since Christ, doe nothing helpe our soules;
  Hate ceremonies then.
Christ seeke aboue, and put him on,
  Your members mortifie;        10
Man, wife, son, seruant, here may learne
  What vice to shun and flye.
Deale well with seruants, watch and pray:
  Let words be full of grace;
Walke wisely toward those without,        15
  Salute these in their place.
Note 1. XXXIII. Simon Wastill, “sometime of Queen’s College in Oxford,” and, subsequently, “Schoolmaster of the Free School in Northampton,” was the author of “A True Christian’s Daily Delight: being the summe of every chapter of the Old and New Testament, etc.” 1623. [back]

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