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First Line: When flowing garments I behold
Last Line: Where vertue walkes, not those that flow.
Subject(s): Leprosy; Lepers


When flowing garments I behold
Enspir'd with Purple, Pearle, and Gold;
I think no other but I see
In them a glorious leprosie
That do's infect, and make the rent
More mortall in the vestiment.
As flowrie vestures doe descrie
The wearers rich immodestie;
So plaine and simple cloathes doe show
Where vertue walkes, not those that flow.





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