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First Line: To write a verse or two is all the praise
Last Line: And much, much more.
Subject(s): Prayer


To write a verse or two is all the praise
That I can raise;
Mend my estate in any wayes,
Thou shalt have more.
I so to church; help me to wings, and I
Will thither flie;
Or, if I mount unto the skie,
I will do more.
Man is all weaknesse: there is no such thing
As Prince or King:
His arm is short; yet with a sling
He may do more.
A herb destilled, and drunk, may dwell nest doore,
On the same floore,
To a brave soul Exalt the poore,
They can do more.
O, raise me then! poore bees, that work all day,
Sting my delay,
Who have a work, as well as they,
And much, much more.




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