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La precieuse pierre en or fin paroissante
Un lustre plus brillant represente ą nos yeux.
En un beau corps aussi la vertu reluisante
Monstre je ne say quoy d’exquis & precieux.


1.  A handwritten correction in the margin (see facsimile) modifies the word ‘un’ to ‘vostre’, angling the verse towards a dedication written in below, ‘pour le roy’, though the extra syllable disturbs the scansion. It is assumed the later hand intended this to reflect James VI of Scotland, to whom this entire work was dedicated.

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