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Another To God

by Robert Herrick, 1647

Lord, do not beat me,
    Since I do sob and cry,
And swoon away to die,
    Ere Thou dost threat me.
    Lord, do not scourge me,
If I by lies and oaths
Have soil’d myself or clothes,
    But rather purge me.

Published in Noble Numbers

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