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Dieu qui promet refondre nostre escume,
Ostant ce plomb au bon metail contraire,
Monstre qui est cestuy-la qui presume
Ouvrer de soy rien qui luy seust complaire:
Car puis qu’il faut le refondre & refaire,
Voir convient estre nay derechef,
On voit asses quell’oeuvre lon peut faire
Sans avoir foy, qui nous conjoint au chef.

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SIC DEMUM
PURGABITUR

So at last he shall be refined.

lxxx.

Ignitis ipsum non se fornacibus aurum,
Humanum solers purgat at ingenium.
Despumare animo vitia, &, quae noxia, longè
Ejicere, hoc Christi dextera sola potest.

Gold does not refine itself through the fiery kilns, but rather by expert human skill. Skimming off vices from the soul, and throwing harmful things far away, only the right hand of Christ can do this.

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