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The Prayse Of The Needle

John Taylor 1578 (Gloucester) – 1653



To all dispersed sorts of arts and trades
I write the needles prayse (that never fades).
So long as children shall be got or borne,
So long as garments shall be made or worne,
So long as hemp or flax, or sheep shall bear
Their linen woolen fleeces yeare by yeare,
So long as silk-wormes, with exhausted spoile,
Of their own entrails for man's gaine shall toyle,
Yea till the world be quite dissolv'd and past,
So long at least, the needles' use shall last.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBCCDDEE
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 462
Words 87
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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