IDENTILIN$$ F145WN1|Sal|Dolau Cothi ms.|pp. 9-11\JW\EWS trans\2-1-95\P:T-LP\o\5-10-95\C:JGW\9-29-99; JSC 10-20-99
145.WN1.HE1 To the Countesse of S. [p.9]
145.WN1.001 Faire, Great, and Good, since seeing yow wee see
145.WN1.002 What Heauen cann doe, what any earth cann bee,
145.WN1.003 Since now your beautie shines, now when the Sun%T
145.WN1.004 Growne stale is to so low a value rvnn;
145.WN1.005 That his discheuled 'beames, and scattered fires,
145.WN1.006 Serue but for Ladies Periwigs and tires.
145.WN1.007 In louers sonnets, yow come to repaire
145.WN1.008 Gods booke of creatures, teaching what is faire
145.WN1.009 Since now when all is withered, shrunk, and dryed
145.WN1.010 All vertues ebd out to a dead=low tide,
145.WN1.011 All the worlds frame beinge crumbled into Land
145.WN1.012 Where everie man thinks by him selfe to stand,
145.WN1.013 Integritie, Frendship, and Confidence,
145.WN1.014 (%#Cyments of Greatnes) being vapourd hence,
145.WN1.015 And narrowe Mann being fild with littell shares
145.WN1.016 Court, Citties, Church are all shops of small wares
145.WN1.017 All hauing blowne to sparks their noble fire
145.WN1.018 And drawne their sound Gold Ingot into wire
145.WN1.019 All tryinge by a loue of littlenes,
145.WN1.020 To make Abridgements, and to drawe to lesse,
145.WN1.021 Even that nothinge, which as first wee were
145.WN1.022 Since in thes tymes your greatness doth appeare
145.WN1.023 And that wee learne by itt, that Man to gett
145.WN1.024 Towards him thats Infinite, mvst first bee greate
145.WN1.025 Since in an age soe ill, as none is fitt
145.WN1.026 Soe mvch as to accuse, mvch less mend itt;
145.WN1.027 (For who cann Iudge, or wittnes in thes tymes,
145.WN1.028 Where all alike are guiltie of the Crimes) [CW:missing]
145.WN1.029 When hee that would bee good, is thought by all [p.10]
145.WN1.030 A Monster, or at least phantasticall.
145.WN1.031 Since now yow durst bee good, and that I doe
145.WN1.032 Discerne dureing[sic] to contemplate yow,
145.WN1.033 That there may bee degrees of faire, Great, Good
145.WN1.034 Through your light, largnes, vertue vnderstood
145.WN1.035 If in this sacrifice of myne, bee showne
145.WN1.036 Any small sparks of these, call them your owne
145.WN1.037 And if things like these haue b>e%>i>A