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AMORETTI: 69, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The famous warriors of the antique world
Last Line: Gotten at last with labour and long toyle.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): War; Immortality

The famous warriors of the anticke world
Used trophees to erect in stately wize,
In which they would the records have enrold
Of theyr great deeds and valarous emprize.
What trophee then shall I most fit devize,
In which I may record the memory
Of my loves conquest, peerelesse beauties prise,
Adorn'd with honour, love, and chastity?
Even this verse, vowd to eternity,
Shall be thereof immortall moniment,
And tell her prayse to all posterity,
That may admire such worlds rare wonderment;
The happy purchase of my glorious spoile,
Gotten at last with labour and long toyle.

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