Aemilia Lanyer

(1569-1645 / England)

To The Lady Katherine

Although great Lady. it may seeme right strange
That I a stranger should presume thus farre,
To write to you: yet as the times doe change,
So are we subiect to that Fatall starre,
Vnder the which we were produc'd to breath;
That starre that guides vs euen vntill our death.

And guided me to frame this worke of grace
Nor of it selfe, but by celestiall powres,

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