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Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618).  Poems.  1892.
 
XXX.
To his singular friend, William Lithgow; 1618
 
WHILES I admire thy first and second ways,
  Long ten years wandering in the world-wide bounds;
I rest amazed to think on these assays
  That thy first travel to the world forth sounds:
In bravest sense, compendious ornate style,        5
Didst show most rare adventures to this isle.
 
And now thy second pilgrimage I see
  At London thou resolvest to put in light;
Thy Libyan ways, so fearful to the eye,
  And Garamants their strange amazing sight.        10
Meanwhile this work affords a three-fold gain
In fury of thy fierce Castalian vein;
As thou for travels brookest the greatest name,
So voyage on, increase, maintain the same!
W. R.
 
 
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