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Flamma sine Fumo

or, poems without fictions. Hereunto are annexed the Causes, Symptoms, or Signes of several Diseases with their Cures, and also the diversity of Urines, with their Causes in Poetical measure. By R. W. [i.e. Rowland Watkyns]
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Upon the Worshipful Milborn Williams Esq;
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Upon the Worshipful Milborn Williams Esq;

Son to that most excellent Knight, Sir Henry Williams of Gwernivet.

Magnorum haudquaquam indignus avorum.

'Tis my ambition to remember those
Whose vertuous minds their actions do disclose
Some men, like owls, cannot behold the light,
Nor judge of colours, be they black or white:
Such I neglect, and write of those who can
Discern a Picture from a living man.
His knowledge is not weak, nor judgment dull,
But strong, and bright, like Cynthia in the full.


His gentle nature is so free, so fair,
So full of sweetness, as the purer air:
He beats an humble mind, and knoweth well,
That by ambition holy Angels fell.
He was so zealous for the Kingly cause,
As old Judge Jenkins for the Kingdoms Laws.
To number the bright stars, requires less pains,
Than all the vertues which his heart contains
To cut his thred of lif, when Fates agree,
A great Eclipse in Brecknock-shire will be.