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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Sonet XXVII
XI. Henry Lok
 
From the “Second Centurie”

  SO blinde, O Lord, haue my affections bin,
  And so deceitfull hath bin Satan’s slight,
  That to giue credit I did first begin
  To pride and lust, as heauenly powers of might:
I offred all my sences with delight,        5
  A sacrifice to feede those idols vaine:
  Of all the presents proffred day and night,
  Nought vnconsumde I saw there did remaine,
Till that thy prophets by thy word made plaine
  The falshood by the which I was deceiued;        10
  How Satan’s kingdome made hereof a gaine,
  And wickednesse my hope and faith bereaued.
    But now the sifted ashes of thy word
    Bewraies Bel’s prists, slaies dragon without sword.
 
 
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