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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Stanzas
LII. Anonymous
 
From “The Love of God.”

ENGLAND 1 is blest and loued of God:
  Who can the same deny?
For she hath felt his louinge rod,
  Because she went awrye.
 
Deserve she dyd more to be whypt;        5
  Her faultes they were so great:
Who dyd not see how far she slypt
  From law and iustice seat?
 
The word so frely taught and preacht,
  As no land had it more;        10
When teachers truelye truth them teacht,
  They set by it no store.
 
They kept it not in hart and minde
  To lead thereby theyr life:
If they had ben to God so kynde,        15
  Then had not come the stryfe.
 
Note 1. LII. Anonymous.—This author wrote a small poem, which consists only of a few leaves, entitled “The Loue of God.” There is no date to it, but it bears internal evidence of having been written in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. [back]
 
 
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