The text of 'A Funerall Elegye'
A Funerall Elegye In memory of the late Vertuous Maister William Peeter of Whipton neere Excester.
By W. S.
Imprinted at London by G. Eld. 1612.
TO MAISTER John Peter of Bowhaye in Deuon. Esq.
The loue I bore to your brother, and will doe to his memory, hath crau'd from me this last duty of a friend; I am heerein but a second to the priuiledge of Truth who can warrant more in his behalfe, then I vndertooke to deliuer. Exercise in this kind I will little affect, and am lesse adicted to, but there must be miracle in that labour, which to witnesse my remembrance to this departed Gentleman, I would not willingly vndergoe: yet what-soeuer is heere done, is done to him, and to him onely. For whom, and whose sake, I will not forget to remember any friendly respects to you, or to any of those that haue lou'd him for himselfe, and himselfe for his deserts.