Sonnet 10

Daughter to that good Earl, once President
Of Englands Counsel, and her Treasury,
Who liv'd in both, unstain'd with gold or fee,
And left them both, more in himself content,

Till the sad breaking of that Parlament [ 5 ]
Broke him, as that dishonest victory
At Chæronéa, fatal to liberty,
Kil'd with report that Old man eloquent,

Though later born, then to have known the dayes
Wherin your Father flourisht, yet by you [ 10 ]
Madam, me thinks I see him living yet;

So well your words his noble vertues praise,
That all both judge you to relate them true,
And to possess them, Honour'd Margaret.