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The Discovery of the Little World, with the government thereof. By Iohn Davies

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To the Right Honorable the Earle of VVorcester, &c.

To the Right Honorable the Earle of VVorcester, &c.

Wert thou (most noble Lord) a scurge to me
Plagueing my misses vvith an Iron Rod,
Yet vvould I, in my hart, still honor thee;
For, though he punish me; I honor God.
Thou dost hurt no man simplie for his harme,
But as the Surgeon doth, his hurt to heale;
Would wounded, or diseased states did swarme
With no worse Surgeons for their Common-weale!
I honor thee for that vvhich God himselfe
Doth honor Men; that is, for drawing neere
To his great goodnesse (not for Port, or Pelfe)
I honor thee for that, deere Lord; and deere
Shal such be to me for their vertue sake,
Though I thereof no vse at all doe make.
I. D.