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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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Liue in obedience due,
and he with their humility
So graciously was pleased,
That he then released
them of what they had offended,
He giues them leaue to vse
The faith which they doe chuse, thus all contention shall be ended.
7   It was a piteous thing
that befell them after, For when some did bring
victualls as was needing, Sent thither by the King,
it caus'd a wofull slaughter: Many, surfetting,
dy'd with too much feeding, So weake their stomacks were That they could not beare
meat as other people can: Thus as some dy'd through need, So want of taking heed
broght death to many a hungry man. God grant that we here dwelling May haue a fellow feeling
of those Christians misery, Who haue indur'd such sorrow, And let vs from them borrow,
a patterne of true constancy.
8   God blesse our Royall King,
who is true faiths defender, That he to passe may bring
euery good designe: Blesse also in each thing
his Queene, and in time send her Power in grace to spring
like a fruitfull Vine:
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