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TRIUMPHS OVER DEATH;
a consolatory Epistle for afflicted Alinds,
AFFECTS OF DYING FRIENDS.
FIRST WRITTEN FOR THE CONSOLATION OF ONE;
NOW PUBLISHED FOR THE GENERAL GOOD OF ALL,
BY R. S.
THE AUTHOR OF S. PETER'S COMPLAINT, AND MÆONIÆ HIS OTHER HYMNS.
PRINTED BY VALENTINE SIMMES, FOR JOHN BUSBIE;
AND ARE TO BE SOLD AT NICHOLAS LING'S SHOP, AT THE WEST END OF PAUL'S CHURCII.
TVORSHIPFUL M. RICHARD SACKVILE,
EDWARD SACKVILE, CICILIA SACKVILE, AND ANNE SACKVILE,
The hopeful Issues of the Hon. Gentleman, Master Robert Sackvile, Esq.
Most lines do not the best conceit contain ;
Few words, well couch'd, may comprehend much matter :
The gravest wits that most grave works expect,
The smallest spark will cast a burning heat;
Base cottages may harbour things of worth:
Do not with coy disdainful oversight
I, his unworthy foster-sire, have dar'd
You glorying issues of that glorious dame,
Whose life is made the subject of death’s will,
He, for your uncle's comfort, first it writ,
Then deign in kindness to accept the work,
Which he in kindness writ, I send to you,
May yield commodious fruit to every wight,
But if in aught I have presumptuous been,
My pardon-craving pen implores your favour ;
So shall he thank you ; and I, by duty bound,
Your worships' humbly devoted,
R Read with regard, what here with due regard,
Respectively their grief for friends’ decease
S Sith then the work is worthy of
W Weigh his work's worth, accept of my good will,
He here his talent trebled doth present,