HOLY BAPTISME. (II)|
SINCE, Lord, to thee
A narrow way and little gate
Is all the passage, on my infancie
Thou didst lay hold, and antedate
My faith in me.
O let me still
Write thee great God, and me a childe :
Let me be soft and supple to thy will,
Small to myself, to others milde,
Although by stealth
My flesh get on ; yet let her sister
My soul bid nothing, but preserve her wealth :
The growth of flesh is but a blister ;
Childhood is health.
Herbert, George. The Poetical Works of George Herbert.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1857. 50-51.
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