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The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw (Paperback) Loot Price: R470
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The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw (Paperback): Richard Crashaw

The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw (Paperback)

Richard Crashaw

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Excerpt: ... Of your white hand, they are mine. 141 A HYMN TO THE NAME AND HONOR OF THE ADMIRABLE SAINTE TERESA: Fovndresse of the Reformation of the discalced Carmelites, both men and women; a Woman for angelicall heigth of speculation, for masculine courage of performance more then a woman: who yet a child, out-ran maturity, and durst plott a Martyrdome; Misericordias Domini in AEternvm cantabo. Le Vray portraict de Ste Terese, Fondatrice des Religieuses et Religieux reformez de l'ordre de N. Dame du mont Carmel: Decedee le 4e Octo. 1582. Canonisee le 12e Mars. 1622. 48 The Hymne. Loue, thou art absolute, sole lord1 Of life and death. To proue the word Wee'l now appeal to none of all Those thy old souldiers, great and tall, Ripe men of martyrdom, that could reach down5 With strong armes, their triumphant crown; Such as could with lusty breath Speak lowd into the face of death,142 Their great Lord's glorious name, to none Of those whose spatious bosomes spread a throne10 For Love at large to fill; spare blood and sweat: And see him take a priuate seat, Making his mansion in the mild And milky soul of a soft child. Scarse has she learn't to lisp the name15 Of martyr; yet she thinks it shame Life should so long play with that breath Which spent can buy so braue a death. She neuer vndertook to know What Death with Loue should haue to doe;20 Nor has she e're yet vnderstood Why to show loue, she should shed blood, Yet though she cannot tell you why She can love, and she can dy. Scarse has she blood enough to make25 A guilty sword blush for her sake; Yet has she a heart dares hope to proue How much lesse strong is Death then Love. Be Loue but there; let poor six yeares Be pos'd with the maturest feares30 Man trembles at, you straight shall find Love knowes no nonage, nor the mind; 'Tis love, not yeares or limbs that can Make the martyr, or the man. Love touch't her heart, and lo it beates35 High, and burnes with such braue heates;143 Such thirsts to dy, as dares..

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Richard Crashaw
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 88
ISBN-13: 978-1-232-44598-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-232-44598-3
Barcode: 9781232445982

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