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There markes of Admittaince made out of tinne, they bare about their neckes in ribbons: the chiefe, of siluer weare.
17        To haue seene them so, you'd wonder, so many should maintaine themselues, by such a labour,
but that, thats got with paine, God doth increase and blesse: for God1 himselfe hath sed, with paine and wearinesse, we all should get our bread.
18        Thus therefore I conclude, more happie men are they, then many that delude
the world, and beare away the sweete of poore mens labour their chests to cram and stuffe, not caring for Gods fauour, so they haue golde enough.
19        Our royall King and Queene thou King of Kings defend,
as thou to them hast beene most mercifull and kinde : thy loue to them increase, blesse all they vndertake: His Counsels counsell, blesse, euen for thy deare sons sake.
Tho. Brewer.
Imprinted at London by Thomas Creed, and are to be
solde at the signe of the Eagle and childe, in
the olde Ckaunge. 1605.
1 Text good.
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