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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 Æternvm 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.!

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THE HYMNE.
Loue, thou art absolute sole lord
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 down

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With strong armes, their triumphant crown;
Such as could with lusty breath
Speak lowd into the face of death,

1 Appeared originally in . Steps' of 1646 (pp. 79-84): reprinted in editions of 1648 (pp. 89-94), 1652 (pp. 93-100), and 1670 (pp. 61-67). Our text is that of 1652, as before, and its engraving of the Saint's portrait, and French lines here, are reproduced in our illustrated quarto edition. See Notes and Illustrations at close of the poem, and our Essay on Teresa and Crashaw. G.

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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 get a child, out-ran maturity, and durst plott a Martyrdome;

Misericordias Domini in Æternvm cantabo. Le Vray portraict de gte 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.'

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The HYMNE.
Loue, thou art absolute sole lord
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 down
With strong armes, their triumphant crown;
Such as could with lusty breath
Speak lowd into the face of death,

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| Appeared originally in · Steps of 1646 (pp. 79-84): reprintei in editions of 1648 (pp. 89-94), 1652 (pp. 93-100), and 1670 (pp. 61-67). Our text is that of 1652, as before, and its engraving of the Saints portrait, and French lines here, are reproduced in our illustrated quarto edition. See Notes and Illustrations at close of the poein, and our Essay on Teresa and Crashaw, G.

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