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Was fiom the world's beginning slain, and he
Haih made two wills which, with the legacy
Of his and thy kingdom, thy sons invest:
Yet such are these laws, that men argue yet
Whether a man those statutes can fulfill:
None doth; but thy all-healing grace and Spirit
Revive again what law and letter kill.
Thy law's abridgment and thy last command
Is all but love ; 0, let this last will stand !

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ODE.

1.

Vengeance will sit above our faults; but till
She there to sit
We see her not nor them. Thus blind, yet still
We lead her way; and thus whilst we do ill
We suffer it.

II.

Unhappy he whom youth makes not beware
Of doing ill :
Enough we labour under age and care:
In number th' errors of the last place are
The greatest still.

IO

III.

Yet we, that should the ill we now begin
As soon repent,
(Strange thing !) perceive not; our faults are not seen,
But past us; neither felt, but only in
The punishment.

IV.

But we know ourselves least; mere outward shows
Our minds so store,
That our souls, no more than our eyes, disclose
Bui form and colour: only he who knows
Himself knows more.

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