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" Poor World, said I, what wilt thou do To entertain this starry Stranger? Is this the best thou canst bestow ? A cold, and not too cleanly, manger? "
Steps to the Temple: Delights of the Muses, and Other Poems - Page 202
by Richard Crashaw - 1904 - 401 pages
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The Poems, English, Latin, and Greek

Richard Crashaw - English poetry - 1927 - 586 pages
...trembling shades away. We saw thee ; & we blest the sight We saw thee by thine own sweet light. Tity. Poor WORLD (said I.) what wilt thou doe To entertain...canst bestow ? A cold, and not too cleanly, manger ? 40 Contend, ye powres of heau'n & earth. To fitt a bed for this huge birthe. Cho. Contend ye powers...
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The Catholic Anthology

Thomas Walsh - Catholic literature - 1927 - 582 pages
...and we blessed the sight, We saw Thee by Thine own sweet light. Poor world, said I, what wilt thou do To entertain this starry Stranger? Is this the best...— A cold and not too cleanly manger? Contend, the powers of Heaven and Earth, To fit a bed for this huge birth. Proud world, said I, cease your contest,...
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The World's Great Religious Poetry

Caroline Miles Hill - Religious poetry, English - 1928 - 888 pages
...blest the sight, We saw Thee by Thine own sweet light. Tityrus Poor World, said I, what wilt thou do To entertain this starry Stranger? Is this the best...A cold, and not too cleanly, manger? Contend, the powers of heaven and earth. To fit a bed for this huge birth ! Thyrsis Proud World, said I; cease your...
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Catholic World, Volume 96

1913 - 890 pages
...trifle long and not entirely obvious, this fragment may be stolen : " Poor World (said I) what will thou doe • To entertain this starry Stranger? Is...canst bestow, A cold, and not too cleanly, manger? ******* " I saw the curl'd drops, soft and slow, Come hovering o'er the place's head ; Offering their...
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A Selection of Metaphysical Poets

Virginia Graham - Poetry - 1996 - 260 pages
...blessed the sight, We saw thee by thine own sweet light. Tityrus Poor world (said I) what wilt thou do To entertain this starry stranger? Is this the best thou canst bestow, 40 A cold and not too cleanly manager? Contend, ye powers of heav'n and earth, To fit a bed for this...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Edward Geoffrey Parrinder, Geoffrey Parrinder - Reference - 2000 - 389 pages
...citizen of the world. Francis Bacon, Essays 'Goodness' ( 1 625) 6 Poor World (said 1) what wilt thou do To entertain this starry Stranger? Is this the best...canst bestow? A cold, and not too cleanly, manger? Richard Crashaw, A Hymn of the Nativity (1652) 7 I, a stranger and afraid In a world 1 never made....
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cambridge english classics poems

434 pages
...trembling shades away. We saw thee; & we blest the sight, We saw thee by thine own sweet light. Tity. Poor WORLD (said I.) what wilt thou doe To entertain...heav'n & earth. To fitt a bed for this huge birthe. Cho. Contend the powers TAy[r]. Proud world, said I; cease your contest And let the MIGHTY BABE alone....
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the poet's year

2011 - 136 pages
...and we blest the sight, We saw Thee by Thine own sweet light. Poor world, said I, what wilt thou do To entertain this starry stranger? Is this the best...— A cold and not too cleanly manger? Contend, the powers of heaven and earth, To fit a bed for this huge birth. Proud world, said I, cease your contest,...
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Catholic Literature: An Introduction

222 pages
...the sight; We saw Thee by Thine own sweet light. Tityrus: "Poor world," said I, "what wilt thou do To entertain this starry stranger? Is this the best...bestow, A cold and not too cleanly manger? Contend, the powers of heav'n and earth, To fit a bed for this huge birth!" Chorus: Contend, the powers [etc.] Thrysis:...
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