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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Sonnet VIII
V. Barnaby Barnes
 
LYON of Judah! which dost judge, and fight
  With endlesse justice; whose anointed head
  Was once with wounding thornes invironed,
But now with sacred crownes, by glorious right;
Whose glorious hoast succeedes in armour white;        5
  Before whose face so many millions fled,
  And whose imperiall name no man could read;
Illuminate my thoughts with the beames bright
  Of that white, powrefull, and celestiall Dove:
Kindle my spirit with that sacred heate        10
  Which me may ravish with an heavenly love;
Whilst I thy ceaselesse graces doe repeate,
  Downe pourde in full aboundance to mankind,
  Which comfort in my soul, poore wretch! I find.
 
 
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