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An elegy on the death of Richard Baxter
ff393-396
'An Elegy on the Death of That Truly Reverend, Admirably Learned, and Eminently Holy Divine Mr R. B.'

An elegy by R. L. Gent on Baxter in 30 stanzas of 6 lines. Original in quarto, the work shows corrections throughout and two stanzas on f394 have been cancelled. Stanza 8 reads:

Within the Archives of his breast
Lay Records of all Ages past;
To Him Times Scenes So open'd
As if h'had Seen Great Plato's year;
So well did He all nations know
He Seem'd Surveigher of the World below.

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  • Title: Treatises iv.117
  • Creator: R. L. Gent

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