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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 224a

Sic probantur

To M. ANDREWES Preacher.

Throughe tormentes straunge, and persecutions dire,
The Christians passe, with pacience in their paine:
And ende their course, sometime with sworde, and fire,
And constant stand, and like to lambes are slaine.
   Bycause, when all their martirdome is past,
   They hope to gaine a glorious croune at last.