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Epithalamia:

OR

NUPTIAL POEMS UPON THE MOST BLESSED AND HAPPY MARRIAGE between the High and Mighty Prince Frederick the fifth, Count Palatine

of the Rhine, Duke of

Bavier, &c.

AND THE MOST VIRTUOUS, Gracious, and thrice Excellent Princess Elizabeth, Sole Daughter to our dread Sovereign, James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of

the Faith, &c.

Celebrated at White-Hall the fourteenth

of February. 1612.

Written by George Wither.

LONDON, Printed by T. S. for John Budge, dwelling in Paul's Church-yard, at the sign of the Green

Dragon, 1622.

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TO THE ALL-VIR-
TUOUS AND THRICE
EXCELLENT PRINCESS
Elizabeth, sole daughter to our dread
Sovereign, James, by the grace of
God, King of Great Britain,

France and Ireland,

&c.

AND WIFE TO THE HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE, FREDERICK the fifth, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavier, &c. Elector, and Arch-sewer to the sacred Roman Empire, during the vacancy Vicar of the same, and Knight of the most honorable Order of the

Garter.

George Wither wisheth all the Health, Joys, Honours, and Felicities of this World, in this life, and the perfections of eternity

in the World to come.

To the Christian Rea

ders.

READERS! for that in my book of Satirical Essays I have been deemed over cynical, to shew that I am not wholly inclined to that vein, but indeed especially out of the love which in duty I owe to these incomparable Princes, I have in honour of their Royal Solemnities published these short Epithalamiaes. By which

you may perceive (however the world think of me) I am not of such a churlish constitution, but I can afford Virtue her deserved honour, and have as well an affable look to encourage

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