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SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: TO HENRY, LORD CLIFFORD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such days as wear the badge of holy red
Last Line: If th' one, the other you of force must have.
Subject(s): Clifford, Henry. 5th Earl (1591-1643)


SUCH days as wear the badge of holy red
Are for devotion marked and sage delight:
The vulgar low-days, undistinguished,
Are left for labour, games, and sportful sights.

This several and so differing use of time,
Within th' enclosure of one week we find;
Which I resemble in my Notes and Rhyme,
Expressing both in their peculiar kind.

Pure Hymns, such as the Seventh Day loves, do lead;
Grave age did justly challenge those of me:
These weekday works, in order that succeed,
Your youth best fits; and yours, young Lord, they be,
As he is who to them their being gave:
If th' one, the other you of force must have.





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