The Church speaking of hir deliuerance out of the wildernesse; and of the beautie of Salomons Temple, saith:
WHo is this that commeth vp out of the wilder∣nes like pillers or vapours of smoke, perfumed Page 14 as it were with the sweet smell of Mirrh and incense, and with all maner spices or sweet powders of the A∣pothecarie or merchant, [me thinke it is like the comming of the children of Israel, which were led in the wildernesse, and fol∣lowed Christ fortie yéeres.]
Behold the bedsted, [or Temple,] which Salomon made, round about it stand threescore strong men [euen] of the most valiant and mightie men of Israel. They all handle the sword, and are expert in war, euerie one hath his sword vpon his thigh, [watching, kéeping, and de∣fending the Temple by the word of God,] bicause of the feare in the night.
King Salomon made himselfe a palace, or chariot, of the trees and wood of Lebanon, hee made the pillers therof of siluer, and the pauement and couering ther∣of of gold, the hangings thereof of purple, whose mids, or ground, was paued pleasantlie with the loue of the daughters of Ierusalem.
Come foorth, O yee daughters of Zion, [euen all yée that are of the number of the faithfull,] and behold this King Salomon [euen Christ become man] crowned [by the loue of God with the glorious crowne of his diuinitie,] wherewith his mother crowned him in the daie of his mariage, and in the daie of the gladnesse of his hart.