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THE FAERIE QUEENE: DEDICATORY SONNET TO.. EARLE OF ORMOND, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Receive, most noble lord, a simple taste
Last Line: Receive, dear lord, in worth, the fruit of barren field.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Butler, Thomas. 10th Earl Of Ormonde


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARLE
OF ORMOND AND OSSORY

RECEIVE, most noble Lord, a simple taste
Of the wilde fruit which salvage soyl hath bred,
Which, being through long wars left almost waste,
With brutish barbarisme is overspredd:
And in so faire a land as may be redd,
Not one Parnassus nor one Helicone
Left for sweete Muses to be harboured,
But where thy selfe hast thy brave mansione:
There in deede dwel faire Graces many one,
And gentle nymphes, delights of learned wits,
And in thy person without paragone
All goodly bountie and true honour sits
Such, therefore, as that wasted soyl doth yield,
Receive, dear Lord, in worth, the fruit of barren field.





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