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A DESCRIPTION OF A STRANGE FISH
6   Some haue a project now in hand,
(which is a tedious taske) When the Sea turnes, to bring to Land
the same with empty cask: But how I cannot well conceiue, To each mans judgement that I leaue. O rare
beyond compare, in England nere the like.
7   The lower jaw-bone nam'd of late,
had teeth in't thirty foure, Whereof some of them are in weight
two pounds, or rather more: There were no teeth i'th vpper jaw, But holes, which many people saw. O rare
beyond compare, in England nere the like.
8    T T Is Pissle is in length foure yards, 1 1 big as a man i'th wast,
This monster he who well regards,
from th' first vnto the last, By euery part may motiues find, To wonder at this wondrous kind. O rare
beyond compare, in England nere the like.
9   His Cods are like two hogsheads great,
this seemeth past beleefe, But men of credit can relate
what I describe in briefe: Then let's with charity confesse Gods works are more then man can guesse. O rare, &c.
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