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Himselfe in his owne hell; and now lets loose
Mans brest (his tenement) and breakes up house.
Yett here's not all: nor was't enough for mee
To freind the living world even death did see
Mee ranging in his quarters; and the land
Of deepest silence answered my command.

Heav'n, Earth, and Sea, my triumphs. what remain'd
Now but the Grave? the Grave it selfe I tam'd.




In the following references the lines are numbered from
the top of the page, including titles.

A=1646, B=1648, C=1652, D= British Museum Addit. MS. 33,219,
E=Sancroft MS., F=B. M. Addit. MS. 34,692, G=Harl. MS. 6,917 and 18.

EPIGRAMMATA SACRA. p. 25, 1. 5. Printed est but altered to sit in ink in copies seen. The original editions have been followed in printing the second letter of each initial word as a capital, and, for the sake of uniformity, the same style has been adopted in printing from MSS.

STEPS TO THE TEMPLE and DELIGHTS OF THE MUSES. p. 65, 1. 6. A] With other Delights. ll. 11, 12. A] Printed and Published according to Order. 1. 14. A] Printed by T. W. for

p. 67, 1. 20. A] fancied their dearest.

p. 70. Behind the page containing The Authors Motto A prints] Reader, there was a sudden mistake ('tis too late to recover it) thou wilt quickly find it out, and I hope as soone passe it over, some of the humane Poems are misplaced amongst the Divine.

p. 71, 1. 4. E] eye expends. 1. 27. E] that's vext.

1. 8.

p. 72, 1. 5. D and E] manly sun. 1. 29. D and E] in a too warm bed. p. 73, 1. 2. Title in E] Upon the Water wch baptiz'd Christ. Title in E] Upon the Æthiopian. 1. 15. E gives the ref.] John 6. 1. 17. A, D and E] be sound. 1. 20. Title in E] On our Saviour's Sepulcher. This epigram and one or two others were selected by Crawshaw to form part of Carmen Deo Nostro. As the Divine Epigrams form a series by themselves I thought it better to print twice the very few so chosen, instead of omitting them here and giving only the later forms, as in the longer and separate poems (see pp. 230, 79 and 233, 83 and 243, 85 and 244)· 1. 23. E] widows two mites. Last line. E] other threw.

1. 24.

p. 74, 1. 1. Title in E] Upon the rich young man, Luke 15, 13. A also gives the ref.] Luke 15. 1. 7. Title in E] The sick crave the shadow of Peter. 1. 12. Title in E] Upon the print of Christ's wounds Joh. 20. 20. Title in E] Upon the tongue. E also adds as lines 5 and 6 of the epigram] Oh wild fire! oh rude tongue! if nought will shame thee, Hell hath a wilder fire, and that shall tame thee.

p. 75, 1. 2. Title in E] Mary to the Angell, shewing her the place, where Jesus lay. 1. 9. Title in E] Pilate washes his hands. 1. 13. D and E] his fountaine in thy. 1. 17. E] milkie founts. 1. 21. Title in E] On Christ's Miracle at the Supper,

p. 76, 1. 19. Title in E] Upon the Virgins looking on our Saviour. E] those teares.

1. 29

P. 78,1. 3. E] (Lord) hath. 1. 10. B] wor'ds A] word's. 1. 17. Title in E] Christ accused answered nothing. 1. 20. D and E] spake when first he. 1. 24. Title in E] Christ turnes water into wine. 1. 26. D and E] sweet


p. 79, 1. 18. D] Had not. 1. 29. D] never was man. Title in E] In Sepulchrum Domini Luke 23 where was never man laid; see also p. 233Last line] A full stop has been supplied here, and elsewhere at the end of a poem, where it is left out in the original by a printer's error.

11. 9, 10.

p. 80, 1. 1. Title in E] It is better to enter into the Kingdome of God with one eye, &c. 1. 5. E] Or if. 1. 7. E] of thee. Title in E] Christ casteth out two divells at once. 1. 12. A] on B] one. 1. 14. A]is B] his. 11. 16, 17. Title in E] To them yt passed by at or Savio" passion. Title in E] Blessed is-& the papps, wch thou hast suckt &c.

p. 81, 1. 1.

1. 12. E] its own leave, for shame.

1. 24.

Title in E] On Pilate washing his hands B] blood-stanied. 1. 15. E] sad murmur...that staines. 1. 16. E] Oh 1. 23. E] of him that. Last line. E] Roses heere. p. 82, 1. 7. D and E] Oh thou alone. 1. 8. E] thou giv'st us none. p. 83, 1. 1. D and E add] Joh. 1. 6. A reads]

Upon the Thornes taken downe from our Lords head bloody.
Know'st thou this Souldier? 'tis a much chang'd plant, which yet
Thy selfe did'st set,

'Tis chang'd indeed, did Autumn e're such beauties bring

To shame his Spring?

O! who so hard an husbandman could ever find

A soyle so kind?

Is not the soile a kind one (think ye) that returnes

Roses for Thornes?

1. 17.

See also p. 243. 11. 16, 17. Title in E] Upon Mary Magdalene. D] hayre. 1. 28. Title in E] Joh 3 19 Light is come into the world. 1. 30. D and E] his darknesse. 1. 31. B] Worl'ds A] World's. B] Hell.

A] Hell, 1. 32. D and E] Hee will not love his.

1. 12.

1. 14.

p. 84, 1. 2. Title in E] Pauls resolution. 1. 3. E] Come bonds, come death. 1. 4. E] hard names. 1. 5. E] other bonds. 1. 6. A] Nor other death E] than that. 1. 7. Title in E] On Peter's casting the nett. A, D and E] Our Lord. In E the poem is arranged in couplets. B] life? A] life?) 1. 18. E] floodgates. 1. 19. E] Then shall hee drinke: and drinke shall doe his worst. I. 21. E] My paines are in their Nonage : my young feares. 1. 22. D] yet but. 1. 23. D, E] darke woes. E] are tender.

1. 25. B] unfleg'd A] unfledg'd.

1. 30. E] The knife.

1. 24.

1. 26. E] a towardnesse.

p. 85, 1. 22. See also p. 244. 1. 27. A] O never could bee found Garments too [B to] good.

1. 28. A] but these.

p. 86, 1. 5. E] these paths. 1. 6. A] One whose. 1. 17. E] Makes high noon. 1. 22. D] And when simple. 1. 28. E] weary wonder. 1. 30. A and E] Spreads a Path cleare as the Day. 1. 35. B] Sepheards A] Shepheards.

1. 29. El giddy steps. 1. 34. El learne new.

p. 87, l. 1. D] and covers. 1. 4. E] that shade. 1. 23. E] about my. 1. 29. A] eternity, B] eternity. p. 88, 1. 1. E adds after title] Paraphrasi Poëticâ. willowes nodding. 1. 28. E] that cryd'st. rise.

1. 19. E] his brims.

1. 5. E] On the

1. 29. D] and never, never

p. 89, 1. 1. Title in A] Easter Day E] Upon Christ's Resurrection. A and E] annalls live.

1. 13.

p. 90, 1. 1. E indexes this poem, but the leaves are missing in the MS. p. 91, 1. 27. A full stop replaces a comma at the end of the line.

p. 97, 1. 4. The full stop in B has been changed to a comma at the end of the line. 1. 16. A full stop has been added at the end of the line. p. 98, 1. 8. A semicolon has been added at the end of the line. p. 101, 1. 6. A colon has been added at the end of the line. p. 103, 1. 27. A parenthesis has been taken away before said. A omits] snake. 1. 24. B] murmurs. A] murmurs,

p. 105, 1. 2.

[blocks in formation]

p. 110, l. 1.

1. 19. E] Divitiisque.

A] G. Herberts. Title in E] Upon Herbert's Temple, sent to a Gentlewoman. 1. 5. E] fire from your faire eyes. 1. 7. E] hand unties. 1. 8. A] you have an Angell by th' wings. 1. 9. E] gladly would. E] waite on your chast morning. 1. 14. E] That every.

1. 10.

p. III, 1. 1. The poem originally appeared in Robert Shelford's 'Five Pious and Learned Discourses,' Cambridge, 1635, 4to., where it is entitled Upon the ensuing Treatises,' and signed 'Rich. Crashaw, Aul. Penb. A.B.' 1. 13. A and Shelford read] this booke. 1. 18. Shelford] thy altars wake. 1. 31. Shelford] Pure sluttishnesse.

p. 112, 1. 22. In Shelford the poem ends with the following additional ten lines]

Nor shall our zealous ones still have a fling

At that most horrible and horned thing,

Forsooth the Pope: by which black name they call

The Turk, the Devil, Furies, Hell and all,

And something more.

O he is Antichrist :

Doubt this, and doubt (say they) that Christ is Christ.

Why, 'tis a point of Faith.

What e're it be,

I'm sure it is no point of Charitie.

In summe, no longer shall our people hope,

To be a true Protestant's, but to hate the Pope.

p. 113, l. 12. Grosart prints] ‘In tu quas.’

p. 119, 1. 1. E] Fidicinis & Philomela Bellum Musicum.

the warres.

E] slick passage.

p. 120, 1. 2. 1. 6. D] evenly shear'd. floods of. 1. 33. A] when in E] whence in.

p. 121, 1. 7. A] There might you. 1. 23. A] grave Noat.

1. 20. D, E]

1. 32. Dj

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