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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
My Pilgrimage
XX. Sir Walter Raleigh
 
GIUE me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staffe of faith to walk upon,
My scrip of ioye, (immortal diet!)
My bottle of saluation,
My gowne of glory, hope’s true gage;        5
—And thus I take my pilgrimage.
 
Blood must be my body’s balmer,
While my soule, like peaceful palmer,
Travelleth towards the land of heauen:
Other balm will not be giuen.        10
Over the silver mountains,
Where spring the nectar-fountains,
            There will I kiss
            The bowle of bliss,
And drink mine everlasting fill        15
Upon euery milken hill:
My soule will be adry before,
But after that will thirst no more.
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