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THE FAERIE QUEENE: DEDICATORY SONNET.. TO LORD CH. HOWARD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: And ye, brave lord, whose goodly personage
Last Line: That it may live to all posterity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Howard, Charles. 1st Earl Of Nottingham; Howard Of Effingham, Charles, 2d Baron


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD
CH. HOWARD, LORD HIGH ADMIRAL
OF ENGLAND, KNIGHT OF THE
NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER,
AND ONE OF HER
MAJESTIES PRIVIE
COUNSEL, &C.

AND ye, brave Lord, whose goodly person age
And noble deeds, each other garnishing,
Make you ensample to the present age
Of th' old heroes, whose famous ofspring
The antique poets wont so much to sing,
In this same pageaunt have a worthy place,
Sith those huge castles of Castilian king,
That vainly threatned kingdomes to displace,
Like flying doves ye did before you chace,
And that proud people, woxen insolent
Through many victories, didst first deface:
Thy praises everlasting monument
Is in this verse engraven semblably,
That it may live to all posterity.





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