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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Sonnet XXVIII
V. Barnaby Barnes
 
FORTRESSE of hope, anchour of faithfull zeale,
  Rocke of affiance, bulwarke of sure trust,
  In whom all nations for salvation must
Put certaine confidence of their soules’ weale:
Those sacred misteries, deare Lord! reveale        5
  Of that large volume, righteous and just.
  From mee, though blinded with this earthly dust,
Doe not those gracious misteries conceale:
  That I by them, as from some beamesome lampe,
May find the bright and true direction        10
  To my soule blinded, marching to that campe
Of sacred soldiours,—whose protection
  Hee that victorious on a white horse rideth
  Taketh, and evermore triumphant guideth.
 
 
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