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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Ad Iohannem Whitegift, Arch. Cant.
XXXIV. T. Bastard
 
WHITEGIFT, whom gratious honour entertaines,
  Welcome as to the yeare the gladsome May;
Welcome as is the morning to the day;
  Welcome as sleepe vnto the weary swaynes:
The fayre Elisa white with heauenly praises        5
The God’s white church adorned doth set forth,
The all white meaning and excellent worth:
The vertue white aboue all honour raises.
  Yet let my pen present this little storie
  Vnto the endlesse volume of thy glorie.        10
 
 
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