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On the Religious Memory of Mrs. Catherine Thomson,
My Christian Friend, Deceased Dec. 16, 1646.

When Faith and Love, which parted from thee never,
     Had ripen'd thy just soul to dwell with God,
     Meekly thou didst resign this earthy load
     Of death, called life, which us from life doth sever.
Thy works, and alms, and all thy good endeavour,
     Stay'd not behind, nor in the grave were trod;
     But, as Faith pointed with her golden rod,
     Follow'd thee up to joy and bliss for ever.
Love led them on; and Faith, who knew them best
     Thy handmaids, clad them o'er with purple beams
     And azure wings, that up they flew so drest,
And spake the truth of thee in glorious themes
     Before the Judge; who thenceforth bid thee rest,
     And drink thy fill of pure immortal streams.





The Poetical Works of John Milton. W. A. Wright, ed.
        Cambridge: University Press, 1903. 81.

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