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It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye t ...
Who does not know that kings and rulers sprang from men who were ignorant of God, who assumed because of blind greed and intolerab ...
I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
Follow your saint, follow with accents sweet;
Haste you, sad notes, fall at her flying feet.
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Methought I saw my late espousèd saint
Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot!
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Gentlemen in England now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
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The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
A saint about to fall,
The stained flats of heaven hit and razed
To the kissed kite hems of his shawl....
Saint, saintliness is a long way off.
It is like a tall and beautiful palm tree.
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