Crush the Serpent in the Head by Elizabeth Grymeston

Crush the serpent in the head,
Breake ill egges yer they be hatched.
Kill bad chickens in the tread,
Fledge they hardly can be catched.
In the rising stifle ill,
Lest it grow against thy will.

From: Grymeston, Elizabeth, Miscelanea. Meditations. Memoratiues, 2003, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, p. [unnumbered].
(http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A02277.0001.001/1:3?rgn=div1;view=fulltext)

Date: 1604

By: Elizabeth Grymeston (c1563-c1603)

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