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A New Dial

What are they that are but one?

We have one God alone

In heaven above sits on His throne.



What are they which are but two?

Two testaments, the old and new,

We do acknowledge to be true.



What are they which are but three?

Three persons in the Trinity

Which make one God in unity.



What are they which are but four

Four sweet Evangelists there are,

Christ's birth, life, death which do declare.



What are they which are but five?

Five senses, like five kings, maintain

In every man a several reign.



What are they which are but six?

Six days to labor is not wrong,

For God himself did work so long.



What are they which are but seven?

Seven liberal arts hath God sent down

With divine skill man's soul to crown.



What are they which are but eight?

Eight Beatitudes are there given

Use them right and go to heaven.



What are they which are but nine?

Nine Muses, like the heaven's nine spheres,

With sacred tunes entice our ears.



What are they which are but ten?

Ten statutes God to Moses gave

Which, kept or broke, do spill or save.



What are they which are but eleven?

Eleven thousand virgins did partake

And suffered death for Jesus' sake.



What are they which are but twelve?

Twelve are attending on God's son;

Twelve make our creed. The Dial's done.

A New Dial /

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