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THE WANDERING JEW.
81
Jerusalems renowne.                                                   eo
But finding it all quite destroyd,
He wandred thence with woe, Our Saviours wordes, which he had spoke,
To verifie and showe.
" I'll rest," sayd hee, " but thou shalt walke; "
So doth this wandring Jew,                                   ea
From place to place, but cannot rest
For seeing countries newe ; Declaring still the power of him,
Whereas he comes or goes;                                  ro
And of all things done in the east,
Since Christ his death, he showes.
The world he hath still compast round
And seene those nations strange, That hearing of the name of Christ,                   n
Their idol gods doe change : To whom he hath told wondrous thinges
Of time forepast and gone, And to the princes of the worlde
Declares his cause of moane:                               so
Desiring still to be dissolv'd,
And yeild his mortal breath ; But, if the Lord hath thus decreed,
He shall not yet see death. - For neither lookes he old nor young,                    as
But as he did those times,
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