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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Sonnet VII
V. Barnaby Barnes
 
WHITE spotlesse Lambe! whose precious sweete bloudshed
  The whole world’s sinneful debt hath satisfied,
  For sinners scorn’d, whippde, wounded, crucified;
Beholde my sinfull soule by Sathan led
Even to the gates of hell, where will be read        5
  My Conscience’s blacke booke; unlesse supplide
  Be to those leaves past number thy wounds wide,
Whose purple issue, which for sinners bled,
  Shall wash the register of my foul sin,
And thence blot out the vile memoriall:—        10
  Then let thy blessed Angell enter in
My temple purged, and that historiall
  Of my sinnes numberlesse in deepe seas cast;
  So shall I be new borne and sav’d at last.
 
 
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