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H’ hath past through many a foreigne place,

Arabia, Egypt, Africa, Grecia, Syria, and great Thrace,

ind throughout all Hungaria : Where Paul and Peter preached Christ,

Those bleft apostles deare;
There he hath told our Saviours wordes,

In countries far, and neare.

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And lately in Bohemia,

With many a German towne ;
And now in Flanders, as tis thought,

He wandreth up and downe :
Where learned men with hiin conferre

Of those his lingering dayes, And wonder much to heare bim tell

His journeyes, and his wayes.

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He ne'er was seene to laughe nor smile,
But
weepe
and make

great moane; Lamenting still his miseries,

And dayes forepaft and gone : If he heare any one blafpheme,

Or take God's name in vaine, He telles them that they crucifie

Their Saviour Christ againe.

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If you had seene his death, faith he,

As these mine eyes have done,
Ten thousand thoufand times would yec
His torments think

upon : And suffer for his fake all paine.

Of torments, and all woes.
These are his wordes and eke his life

Whereas he comes or goes.

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IV, THE

IV.

Τ Η Ε

L Y E,

BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH,

1 2 mo.

- is found in a very scarce miscellany intitled Davison's Poems, or a poeticall Rapsodie devided into sixe bookes .. The 4th impresion newly corrected and augmented, and put into a forme more pleasing to the reader. Lond. 1621.

.This poem is reported to have been written by its celebrated author the night before his execution, Oct. 29. 1618. But this muß be a mistake, for there were at leat two editions of Davison's poems before that time, one in 1608 *: the other in 161 t. So that unless this poem was an after-insertion in the 4th edit. it must have been written long before the death of Sir Walter : perhaps it was composed soon after his condemnation in 1603.

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OE, foule, the bodies guest,

Upon a thankelesse arrant';
Feare not to touch the best,
The truth thall be thy warrant :

Goe, since I needs must dye,

And give the world the lye. Vol. II,

T

5

Goe

* Catalog. of T. Rawlinson 17..
# Cat. of Sion coll. library. This is either los or misaid,

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