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THE FAERIE QUEENE: DEDICATORY SONNET .. EARLE NORTHUMBERLAND, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sacred muses have made alwaies clame
Last Line: This present of my paines, it to defend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Percy, Henry. 9th Earl Of Northumberland


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARLE
OF NORTHUMBERLAND

THE sacred Muses have made alwaies clame
To be the nourses of nobility,
And registres of everlasting fame,
To all that armes professe and chevalry.
Then, by like right, the noble progeny,
Which them succeed in fame and worth, are tyde
T'embrace the service of sweete poetry,
By whose endevours they are glorifide;
And eke from all of whom it is envide
To patronize the authour of their praise,
Which gives them life, that els would soone have dide,
And crownes their ashes with immortall baies.
To thee, therefore, right noble Lord, I send
This present of my paines, it to defend.





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