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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Ad Pastores Otiosos et Somnolentos
LXXII. Andrew Willet
 
        The shepheard good doth watche his sheepe,
And from the wolfe them safe doth keepe:
The hireling from his flock doth goe,
And is the first that flieth from foe.


THE PASTOUR which the soules doe feede,
And alwayes teacheth heauenly reede,
And doth not any daunger feare,
Is like the shepheard set foorth here.
But he that onely gaine doth minde,        5
Leauing his flock and all behinde,
Running away so he safe be,
An idle shepheard sure is he.
 
 
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