George Herbert


AS on a window late I cast mine eye,
I saw a vine drop grapes with J and C
Anneal’d on every bunch.   One standing by
Ask’d what it meant.   I (who am never loth
To spend my judgement) said, It seem’d to me
To be the bodie and the letters both
Of Joy and Charitie ;  Sir, you have not miss’d,
The man reply’d ;  It figures  JESUS CHRIST.

Herbert, George. The Poetical Works of George Herbert.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1857. 147.

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