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SONNET PREFIXED TO 'NENNIO, OR A TREATISE OF NOBILITY', by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who so wil seeke by right deserts t'attaine
Last Line: And next to jones, that truely it translated.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Nenna Of Bari, Sir John Baptista; Translating & Interpreting


WHO so wil seeke by right deserts t' attaine
Unto the type of true nobility,
And not by painted shewes, and titles vaine
Derived farre from famous auncestrie,
Behold them both in their right visnomy
Here truly pourtray'd as they ought to be,
And striving both for termes of dignitie,
To be advanced highest in degree.
And when thou doost with equall insight see
The ods twixt both, of both then deem aright,
And chuse the better of them both to thee:
But thanks to him that it deserves behight;
To Nenna first, that first this worke created,
And next to Jones, that truely it translated.





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