IDENTILIN$$ F152WN1|Henry|Dolau Cothi MS 6748|pp.112-14|JTS/mf/Aug87; Proofed 1/6/89 TLP
152.WN1.HE1 Elegie Prince Henry [112]
152.WN1.001 Looke to mee fayth; and looke to my fayth God;
152.WN1.002 For both my centers feele this Period:
152.WN1.003 Of waight one center, one of greatnes is;
152.WN1.004 And reason is that centre, fayth is this;
152.WN1.005 For into our reason flow, and there do end,
152.WN1.006 All that this naturall world doth comprehend:
152.WN1.007 Quotidian things, and equidistant hence
152.WN1.008 Shutt in for man, in one circumference.
152.WN1.009 Butt for the enormous greatnesses, which are
152.WN1.010 So disproportiond, and so angulare,
152.WN1.011 As is Gods Essence place and prouidence
152.WN1.012 Where, how, when, what Soules doe departed hence;
152.WN1.013 These thinges (eccentrique els) on fayth doe strike,
152.WN1.014 Yett neither all, nor vppon all alike;
152.WN1.015 For reason put to her best Extention
152.WN1.016 Allmost meetes fayth, and makes both Centers one.
152.WN1.017 And nothinge ever came soe neere to this
152.WN1.018 As contemplation of that Prince, wee misse.
152.WN1.019 For all that fayth might credit, mankinde could,
152.WN1.020 Reason still seconded, that this Prince would.
152.WN1.021 If then least movinges of the Center make
152.WN1.022 More, then if whole Hell belchd the world to shake:
152.WN1.023 What mvst this doe; Centers distracted so
152.WN1.024 That wee see not, whatt to beleeue or knowe?
152.WN1.025 Was it not well beleeud till now that hee
152.WN1.026 Whose reputation was an Extasie [113]
152.WN1.027 On neighbour States, which knew not why to wake,
152.WN1.028 Till hee discouered what wayes hee would take;
152.WN1.029 From whome what Princes angled, when they tryed
152.WN1.030 Mett a Torpedo, and were stupified.
152.WN1.031 And others studdies how hee would bee bent
152.WN1.032 Was his greate fathers greatest Instrument,
152.WN1.033 And actiust spiritt to convay and tye
152.WN1.034 This Soule of Peace, through Christianitie,
152.WN1.035 Was itt not well beleeud, that hee would make
152.WN1.036 This generall peace, the Eternall overtake,
152.WN1.037 And that his tymes might haue strechd out soe farr
152.WN1.038 As to touch those, of which they Emblemes are?
152.WN1.039 For to confirme this iust beliefe, that now
152.WN1.040 The last daies came, wee saw heaven did allow,
152.WN1.041 That but from his aspeckt, and Exercise
152.WN1.042 In peacefull times, Rumours of warr did rise.
152.WN1.043 But now this fayth is Heresie: wee mvst
152.WN1.044 Still staie, and vex our greate Grandmother, dust,
152.WN1.045 Oh is God prodigall? hath hee spent his store
152.WN1.046 Of Plagues on vs, and only now, when more
152.WN1.047 Would eate as mvch, doth hee grudge Miserie,
152.WN1.048 And will not letts injoye our curse. to die?
152.WN1.049 As for the Earth throwne lowest downe of all,
152.WN1.050 Twere an Ambition to desire to fall;
152.WN1.051 So God in our desire to die, doth knowe
152.WN1.052 Our plott for ease, in beinge wretched soe.
152.WN1.053 Therfore wee liue though such a life wee haue,
152.WN1.054 As but so many Mandrakes on his graue.
152.WN1.055 What had his growth and generation done,
152.WN1.056 When, what wee are, his putrifaction [CW:Sustaines]
152.WN1.057 Sustaines in vs; earth which greifes animate; [114]
152.WN1.058 Nor hath our world now other soule then that.
152.WN1.059 And could griefe gett soe high as Heauen, that Quire
152.WN1.060 Forgettinge this their new ioy, would desire
152.WN1.061 (With greefe to see him) hee had stayd below
152.WN1.062 To rectifie our errours, they foreknowe
152.WN1.063 Is the other Center reason, faster then?
152.WN1.064 Where should wee looke for that, now wee are not men?
152.WN1.065 For if our reason bee our Connexion
152.WN1.066 With cawses, now to vs, ther can bee none;
152.WN1.067 For as if all the substances were spent,
152.WN1.068 Twere Madnesse to enquire of Accident;
152.WN1.069 So ist to looke for reason, hee being gone
152.WN1.070 The only subiect reason wrought vppon
152.WN1.071 If fate haue such a Chaine, whose diuers lincks
152.WN1.072 Industrious Man discerneth, as hee thincks
152.WN1.073 When Miracle doth com%Me, and soe steale in,
152.WN1.074 A new linck, man knowes not where to begin,
152.WN1.075 Att a mvch deader fault mvst reason bee
152.WN1.076 Death havinge broke of such a linck as hee.
152.WN1.077 But now for vs, with busie proofe to come
152.WN1.078 That wee haue noe reason, would proue wee had som%Me,
152.WN1.079 So would iust lamentations: therfore wee
152.WN1.080 May safelier say, that wee are dead, then hee;
152.WN1.081 Soe if our griefes wee doe not well declare
152.WN1.082 Wee haue double excuse; Hees not dead, and wee are
152.WN1.083 Yett I would not die yett; for though I bee
152.WN1.084 Too narrowe to thinke him, as hee is hee,
152.WN1.085 (Our Soules best baytinge) and mid=period
152.WN1.086 In her long iournye, of consideringe God;)
152.WN1.087 Yett (no dishonor) I can reach him thus
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