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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Psalme XIII
VI. Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke
 
Usque quo, Domine?

HOW long, O Lord, shall I forgotten be?
            What, ever?
How long wilt thou thy hidden face from me
            Dissever?
 
How long shall I consult with carefull sprite        5
            In anguish?
How long shall I with foes’ triumphant might
            Thus languish?
 
Behold me, Lord; let to thy hearing creep
            My crying:        10
Nay, give me eyes and light, least that I sleep
            In dying:
 
Least my foe bragg, that in my ruyne he
            Prevailed;
And at my fall they joy that, troublous, me        15
            Assailed.
 
Noe! noe! I trust on thee, and joy in thy
            Greate pitty:
Still, therefore, of thy graces shall be my
            Song’s ditty.        20
 
 
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