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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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The Holy Sacrament, or Supper of the Lord
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1 occurrence of shall rise with fleas
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The Holy Sacrament, or Supper of the Lord

Ubi ratio deficit, fides proficit:

Under the forms of sacred bread, and wine,
I do receive thee, Lord, and grace divine;


Thou art the door, the vine, the corner stone,
Thou art the way, the truth; the life alone.
Thy mercy to inlarge thou art our bread;
Wherewith we are to life eternal fed.
Thy blood is wine, which sweetly doth refresh
Our weary souls, and cheere our weaker flesh.
Who eats this bread, and drinks this cup, shall be
From fainting thirst, and pining hunger free.
In this sweet bread doth no sour leaven lye
Of fraud, of malice or hypocrisie:
The bread's thy body, and the wine thy blood,
This I beleeve; this faith is safe, and good;
Thou art in thy great Sacrament; but how,
I simply do confesse, I do not know;
It is enough for me that thou art there,
I will receive thee, Lord, with joy and fear.