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First Line: O god thy judgments unto sinfull eye
Last Line: How much she knew her glory in the call.
Subject(s): Brackley, Lady Elizabeth (1626-1663); Sisters; Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


O God thy Judgments unto sinfull eye
Were greate, when I did see my Sister dye,
Her last look was to heaven, from whence she came,
And thither going, she was still the same,
No Discomposure in her life or Death,
She lived to pray, prayer was her last Breath:
And when Deaths heavy hand had closed her eyes,
Me thought the World gave up it's Ghost in Cryes:
What ere relations choyce, or nature made
Lost their best light, and being in that Shade;
For none can give Example like her life,
To Friendship, Kindred, Family, or wife.
A greater Saint the Earth did never beare,
She lived to love, and her last thought was care;
Her new borne Child she asked for, which n'ere cryed,
Fearing to know its end she Bowed, and Dyed:
And her last Vale to Heaven appeared to all,
How much she knew her Glory in the call.





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