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Bellay, first garland of free Poësie
That France brought forth, though fruitfull of brauebrave wits,
Well worthie thou of immortalitie,
That long hast traueldtraveld by thy learned writs,
Olde Rome out of her ashes to reuiuerevive,
And giuegive a second life to dead decayes:
Needes must he all eternitie suruiuesurvive,
That can to other giuegive eternall dayes.
Thy dayes therefore are endles, and thy prayse
Excelling all, that euerever went before;
And after thee, gins Bartas hie to rayse
His heauenlyheavenly Muse, th’Almightie to adore.
LiueLive happie spirits, th’honour of your name,
And fill the world with neuernever dying fame.
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Most lothsom, filthie, foule, and full of vile disdaine (FQ I.i.14.9) 14.9. Most lothsom] this edn.; Mostlothsom 1590

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And shall thee well rewarde to shew the place, (FQ I.i.31.5) 5. thee] 1590; you 15961609

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To my long approoved and singular good frende, Master G.H. (Letters I.1) 1. long aprooved: tried and true, found trustworthy over a long period