Translation by Matthew Parker, Archbishop (1504 - 1575)

Why brag'st in malice high
Language: English  after the Latin 
Why brag'st in malice high,
O thou in mischief stout?
God’s goodness yet is nigh
All day to me no doubt.
Thy tongue to muse all evil
It doth itself inure.
As razor sharp to spill,
All guile it doth procure.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-09-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 41