Richard Crashaw
Christ Crucified by Richard Crashaw

Christ Crucified by Richard Crashaw

THY restless feet now cannot go For us and our eternal good, As they were ever wont. What though They swim, alas! in their own flood? Thy hands to give Thou canst not lift, ...

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An Epitaph Upon Husband And Wife by Richard Crashaw

An Epitaph Upon Husband And Wife by Richard Crashaw

TO these whom death again did wedThis grave 's the second marriage-bed.For though the hand of Fate could force'Twixt soul and body a divorce,It could not sever man and ...

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A Song by Richard Crashaw

A Song by Richard Crashaw

Lord, when the sense of thy sweet grace Sends up my soul to seek thy face. Thy blessed eyes breed such desire, I dy in love’s delicious Fire. O love, I am thy Sacrifice. ...

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Divine Epigrams: To Our Lord, Upon The Water Made Wine by Richard Crashaw

Divine Epigrams: To Our Lord, Upon The Water Made Wine by Richard Crashaw

Thou water turn'st to wine, fair friend of life, Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of thy reign, Distills from thence the tears of wrath and strife, And so turns wine ...

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Divine Epigrams: On The Miracle Of The Multiplied Loaves by Richard Crashaw

Divine Epigrams: On The Miracle Of The Multiplied Loaves by Richard Crashaw

See here an easy feast that knows no wound, That under hunger's teeth will needs be sound; A subtle harvest of unbounded bread, What would ye more? Here food itself ...

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On Mr. G. Herbert’s Book, Entitled The Temple Of Sacred Poe by Richard Crashaw

On Mr. G. Herbert’s Book, Entitled The Temple Of Sacred Poe by Richard Crashaw

Know you fair, on what you look; Divinest love lies in this book, Expecting fire from your eyes, To kindle this his sacrifice. When your hands untie these strings, Think ...

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But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light by Richard Crashaw

But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light by Richard Crashaw

The world's light shines, shine as it will, The world will love its darkness still. I doubt though when the world's in hell, It will not love its darkness half so well.

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On The Prodigal by Richard Crashaw

On The Prodigal by Richard Crashaw

Tell me, bright boy, tell me, my golden lad,Whither away so frolic ? why so glad ?What all thy wealth in council ? all thy state ?Are husks so dear ? troth 'tis a mighty rate.

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Divine Epigrams: Samson To His Delilah by Richard Crashaw

Divine Epigrams: Samson To His Delilah by Richard Crashaw

Could not once blinding me, cruel, suffice? When first I look'd on thee, I lost mine eyes.

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The Flaming Heart by Richard Crashaw

The Flaming Heart by Richard Crashaw

. O heart, the equal poise of love's both parts, Big alike with wounds and darts, Live in these conquering leaves; live all the same, And walk through all tongues one ...

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The Weeper by Richard Crashaw

The Weeper by Richard Crashaw

HAIL, sister springs, Parents of silver-footed rills! Ever bubbling things, Thawing crystal, snowy hills! Still spending, never spent; I mean Thy fair eyes, sweet ...

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Music’s Duel by Richard Crashaw

Music’s Duel by Richard Crashaw

Now westward Sol had spent the richest beamsOf noon's high glory, when, hard by the streamsOf Tiber, on the scene of a green plat,Under protection of an oak, there satA sweet ...

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Divine Epigrams: On The Baptized Ethiopian by Richard Crashaw

Divine Epigrams: On The Baptized Ethiopian by Richard Crashaw

Let it no longer be a forlorn hope To wash an Ethiope; He's wash'd, his gloomy skin a peaceful shade, For his white soul is made; And now, I doubt not, the Eternal ...

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A Hymn To The Name And Honour Of The Admirable Saint Teresa by Richard Crashaw

A Hymn To The Name And Honour Of The Admirable Saint Teresa by Richard Crashaw

LOVE, thou are absolute, sole Lord Of life and death. To prove the word, We'll now appeal to none of all Those thy old soldiers, great and tall, Ripe men of martyrdom, that could ...

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In The Holy Nativity Of Our Lord by Richard Crashaw

In The Holy Nativity Of Our Lord by Richard Crashaw

CHORUS Come we shepherds whose blest sight Hath met love's noon in nature's night; Come lift we up our loftier song And wake the sun that lies too long. To all our ...

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On The Miracle Of The Multiplied Loaves by Richard Crashaw

On The Miracle Of The Multiplied Loaves by Richard Crashaw

See here an easy feast that knows no wound,That under hunger's teeth will needs be sound;A subtle harvest of unbounded bread,What would ye more? Here food itself is fed.

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Prayer by Richard Crashaw

Prayer by Richard Crashaw

LO here a little volume, but great Book A nest of new-born sweets; Whose native fires disdaining To ly thus folded, and complaining Of these ignoble sheets, ...

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On The Still Surviving Marks Of Our Saviour’s by Richard Crashaw

On The Still Surviving Marks Of Our Saviour’s by Richard Crashaw

Whatever story of their cruelty,Or nail, or thorn, or spear have writ in Thee,Are in another senseStill legible ;Sweet is the difference :Once I did spellEvery red letterA wound ...

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Charitas Nimia; Or, The Dear Bargain by Richard Crashaw

Charitas Nimia; Or, The Dear Bargain by Richard Crashaw

Lord, what is man? why should he cost TheeSo dear? what had his ruin lost Thee?Lord, what is man, that Thou hast over-boughtSo much a thing of naught?Love is too kind, I see, and ...

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Euthanasia by Richard Crashaw

Euthanasia by Richard Crashaw

Wouldst see blithe looks, fresh cheeks beguileAge? wouldst see December smile?Wouldst see nests of new roses growIn a bed of reverend snow?Warm thoughts, free spirits, ...

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On Marriage by Richard Crashaw

On Marriage by Richard Crashaw

I would be married, but I'd have no wife ;I would be married to a single life.

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On The Sepulchre Of Our Lord by Richard Crashaw

On The Sepulchre Of Our Lord by Richard Crashaw

Here, where our Lord once laid his Head,Now the grave lies buried.

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The Recommendation by Richard Crashaw

The Recommendation by Richard Crashaw

These houres, and that which hovers o’re my End, Into thy hands, and hart, lord, I commend. Take Both to Thine Account, that I and mine In that Hour, and in these, may be all ...

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On The Baptized Ethiopian by Richard Crashaw

On The Baptized Ethiopian by Richard Crashaw

Let it no longer be a forlorn hopeTo wash an Ethiop :He's wash'd, his gloomy skin a peaceful shadeFor his white soul is made :And now, I doubt not, the Eternal DoveA black-faced ...

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Samson To His Delilah by Richard Crashaw

Samson To His Delilah by Richard Crashaw

Could not once blinding me, cruel, suffice?When first I look'd on thee, I lost mine eyes.

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Wishes To His (Supposed) Mistress by Richard Crashaw

Wishes To His (Supposed) Mistress by Richard Crashaw

Whoe'er she be,That not impossible sheThat shall command my heart and me;Where'er she lie,Locked up from mortal eyeIn shady leaves of destiny:Till that ripe birthOf studied fate ...

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On The Water Of Our Lord’s Baptism by Richard Crashaw

On The Water Of Our Lord’s Baptism by Richard Crashaw

Each blest drop on each blest limb,Is wash't itself, in washing Him :'Tis a gem while it stays here ;While it falls hence 'tis a tear.

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To The Noblest And Best Of Ladies, The Countess Of Denbigh by Richard Crashaw

To The Noblest And Best Of Ladies, The Countess Of Denbigh by Richard Crashaw

Persuading her to resolution in religion, and toRender herself without further delay into the Communion of the Catholic ChurchWhat Heaven-entreated heart is this, Stands trembling ...

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Satan by Richard Crashaw

Satan by Richard Crashaw

Below the bottom of the great Abyss, There where one centre reconciles all things,The world's profound heart pants; there placed isMischief's old Master! close about him clingsA ...

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The Widow’s Mites by Richard Crashaw

The Widow’s Mites by Richard Crashaw

Two mites, two drops, yet all her house and land,Fall from a steady heart, though trembling hand :The other's wanton wealth foams high, and brave ;The other cast away, she only ...

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To The Name Above Every Name, The Name Of Jesus by Richard Crashaw

To The Name Above Every Name, The Name Of Jesus by Richard Crashaw

I sing the Name which None can say But touch’t with An interiour Ray: The Name of our New Peace; our Good: Our Blisse: and Supernaturall Blood: The Name of All our Lives and ...

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Two Went Up Into The Temple To Pray by Richard Crashaw

Two Went Up Into The Temple To Pray by Richard Crashaw

Two went to pray? O rather say One went to brag, th' other to pray: One stands up close and treads on high, Where th' other dares not send his eye. One nearer to God's altar ...

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Upon The Book And Picture Of The Seraphical Saint Teresa by Richard Crashaw

Upon The Book And Picture Of The Seraphical Saint Teresa by Richard Crashaw

O THOU undaunted daughter of desires! By all thy dower of lights and fires; By all the eagle in thee, all the dove; By all thy lives and deaths of love; By thy large draughts of ...

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Saint Mar Magdelene; Or, The Weeper by Richard Crashaw

Saint Mar Magdelene; Or, The Weeper by Richard Crashaw

Hail, sister springs, Parents of silver-footed rills! Ever bubbling things, Thawing crystal, snowy hills! Still spending, never spent; I mean Thy fair eyes, sweet Magdalene. ...

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Verses From The Shepherds’ Hymn by Richard Crashaw

Verses From The Shepherds’ Hymn by Richard Crashaw

WE saw Thee in Thy balmy nest, Young dawn of our eternal day; We saw Thine eyes break from the East, And chase the trembling shades away: We saw Thee, and we blest the ...

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To Our Lord, Upon The Water Made Wine by Richard Crashaw

To Our Lord, Upon The Water Made Wine by Richard Crashaw

Thou water turn'st to wine, fair friend of life,Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of thy reign,Distills from thence the tears of wrath and strife,And so turns wine to water back ...

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Upon Ford’s Two Tragedies by Richard Crashaw

Upon Ford’s Two Tragedies by Richard Crashaw

Love's Sacrifice, and the Broken Heart.Thou cheat'st us, Ford, mak'st one seem two by art ;What is love's sacrifice but the broken heart ?

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