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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Of Wayling, and Not Preuailing
LXXXIX. James Yates
Yet not preuailing,
In sorrow sayling,
      Alas! I mourne.
Such is the spight        5
To dimme delight
In me poore wight,
      Almost forlorne.
But, God of grace,
Graunt me solace,        10
Within short space,
      To ease my griefe,
And send release:
When woes increase,
I cannot cease        15
      To craue reliefe.
For if the heart
Feeles inward smart,
Without desert,
      Death it desires.        20
The griefe of minde,
Which woe doth finde,
Their life resign’d,
      So some requires.
Note 1. LXXXIX. James Yates.—In 1582 was published “The Castell of Courtesie, whereunto is adioyened the Holde of Humilitie, with the Chariot of Chastitie thereunto annexed: also a Dialogue between Age and Youth, and other matters herein contained. By Iames Yates, seruing-man.” Besides the principal subjects which are enumerated in the title-page, this volume contains a great variety of minor poems. [back]

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