Edward Taylor
Sketchley / Leicestershire / England
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Preparatory Meditations - First Series: 6.

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(Canticles 2:1. The Lily of the Valleys)

Am I Thy gold? Or purse, Lord, for Thy wealth;
Whether in mine or mint refined for Thee?
I'm counted so, but count me o'er Thyself,
Lest gold-washed face, and brass in heart I be.
I fear my touchstone touches when I try
Me, and my counted gold too overly.

Am I new-minted by Thy stamp indeed?

Mine eyes are dim; I cannot clearly see.
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