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Poem by Thomas Urquhart
Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 31. As it was a precept of antiquity, to leane more to vertue, then parentage: so is it a tenet of christianity, to repose more trust on the blood of christ, then our owne merits
VErtue, not blood was thought of anciently; Yet blood, more then our vertue ought to please us: For we on blood, not vertue should rely; Not on our vertue: but the blood of Iesus, His blood being able to make heavenly Kings; Of men, plagu'd here for lacke of Earthly things.
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