Another by Robert Wilde

Look whisly, friend, thou seldom seest such men,
	Heaven drops such jewels down but now and then--
One in an age, or nation: oh, 'tis rare,
Two Reynoldses(*) should fall to England's share!
Could Rome but show one such, and this were he,
His picture could not 'scape idolatry:
	Whom Papists (not with superstitious fire)
	Would dare to adore, we justly may admire.

by Robert Wilde

(*) The other was Dr. John Reynolds, an Elizabethan Puritan.

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