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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Embleme IV
XVI. Geffrey Whitney
 
Motto: Qua dij vocant, eundum.

THE TRAUAYLINGE man vncertain where to goe
When diuers waves before his face did lie,
Mercurius then the perfect pathe did showe;
Which when he tooke, hee neuer went awrie,
  But to his wishe his iorney’s ende did gaine,        5
  In happie howre, by his direction plaine.
 
This trauailinge man doth tell our wandringe state,
Before whose face and eeke on euerye side,
By-pathes and wayes appeare amidd our gate,
That if the Lorde be not our onlie guide,        10
  We stumble, fall, and dailie goe astraye:
  Then happie those whome God doth shew the waye.
 
 
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