Richard Crashaw


On the still surviving Marks of our Saviour's

WHATEVER story of their cruelty,
Or nail, or thorn, or spear have writ in Thee,
                Are in another sense
                    Still legible ;
                Sweet is the difference :
                    Once I did spell
                Every red letter
                    A wound of Thine ;
                Now, what is better,
                    Balsam for mine.

The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw. William B. Turnbull, Ed.
London: John Russell Smith, 1858.  17.

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