MS. NOT INCLUDED IN THE
O Gratious Lord, how shall I know
Whether in these gifts thou bee so
As thou art evry-where;
Or rather so, as thou alone
Tak'st all the Lodging, leaving none5 ffor thy poore creature there?
ffirst I am sure, whether bread stay
Or whether Bread doe fly away
Concerneth bread, not mee.
But that both thou and all thy traine 10 Bee there, to thy truth, ∧ my gaine,
Concerneth mee ∧ Thee.
And if in comming to thy foes
Thou dost come first to them, that showes
The hast of thy good will. 15 Or if that thou two stations makest
In Bread ∧ mee, the way thou takest
Is more, but for mee still.
Then of this also I am sure
That thou didst all those pains endure 20 To' abolish Sinn, not Wheat.
Creatures are good, ∧ have their place;
Sinn onely, which did all deface,
Thou drivest from his seat.
I-VI from MS. Jones B 62 in Dr. Williams's Library (here cited as W): the MS. abbreviations ye yt Wch Wth are here printed in full. First printed by Grosart in 1874. The readings at foot are from W unless othemvise described. I. 1 Lord 6 there 9 bread 10 thou, 11 gaine 20 those] these Grosart 22 place 23 deface