• “I
    Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
    Which was my sin, though it were done before?
    Wilt thou forgive that sin, though which I run,
    And do run still: though still I do deplore?
    When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
    For, I have more.

    II
    Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
    Others to sin? And, made my sin their door?
    Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun
    A year, or two: but wallowed in, a score?
    When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
    For I have more.

    III
    I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun
    My last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
    But swear by thy self, that at my death thy son
    Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore;
    And, having done that, thou hast done,
    I fear no more.”

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