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First Line: See heer a shadow from that setting sunne
Last Line: Look on the following leaves and see him breath.
Subject(s): Andrewes, Lancelot,(1555-1626); Clergy; Bishop Of Winchester; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


See heer a Shadow from that setting SUNNE,
Whose glorious course through this Horizon runn
Left the dimm face of our dull Hemisphaere,
All one great Eye, all drown'd in one great Teare.
Whose rare industrious Soule, led his free thought
Through Learning's Universe, and (vainly) sought
Roome for her spacious Self; untill at length
She found the way home: with an holy strength
Snatch't herself hence to Heav'n; fill'd a bright place
'Midst those immortall Fires, and on the face
Of her Great MAKER, fixt a flaming eye,
Where still she reads true, pure Divinitie.
And now that grave Aspect hath deign'd to shrink
Into this lesse appearance. If you think
'Tis but a dead face Art doth heer bequeath,
Look on the following leaves and see him breath.





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