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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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Vt corpus est mortuum sine anima, sic anima sine oratione.

The morning is the infancy of day,
Which claims chast thoughts, & cals the heart to pray
When night puts on her black and dark attire,
Let prayer kindle thee with holy fire.
A faithful prayer pleaseth God: and turns
His wrath to mercy, when his anger burns.
It is a welcome sacrifice to God,
For man a salve, and for the devil a rod;
Without the wings of prayer none can fly
To heavens throne, where pleasures never dy.
Prayer's the Key which opens heaven's door:
From whence all blessings fall on rich and poor.
It is the key, which locks the gates of hell,
Whence evils come, where all discomforts dwell:
In prayer bend thy knees, and heart, for he
Doth make his heart more stiff that spares his knee:


Who God forgets, and doth neglect to pay,
Is still in travel, never in the way: