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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]
1 occurrence of shall rise with fleas
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Omnibus hæc calcanda via est.

Welcom (sweet Death) I love thy cold embrace:
The rich, and bad cannot endure thy face
Life is a passage unto Death; and Death
An entrance into life: When mortal breath
Is once expir'd; to live then we begin
Which life secures us both from death and sin
Conceive a precious pearl involv'd in clay,
Which can its lustre by no means display:
So doth the brighter soul imprison'd lie
In this black dungeon of obscurity:
Nor shall its glory shine, until 'tis free
From the dark clouds of dull mortality.
To come into the world, one way we have;
A thousand ways to hasten to the grave.
The day of Death is secret kept, that we
Might every day suspect that day to be.
As I am not asham'd to live, so I
Can never truly be afraid to die.
O Death! O watchful Death! thou look'st for me:
I am prepar'd, O Death! and look for thee.