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Herbert J.C. Grierson, ed. (1886–1960). Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.  1921.
 
Henry Vaughan
 
111. The dwelling-place
S. John, chap. I. ver. 38, 39
 
    WHAT happy, secret fountain, 
Fair shade, or mountain, 
Whose undiscover'd virgin glory 
Boasts it this day, though not in story, 
Was then thy dwelling? did some cloud         5
Fix'd to a Tent, descend and shrowd 
My distrest Lord? or did a star 
Becken'd by thee, though high and far, 
In sparkling smiles haste gladly down 
To lodge light, and increase her own?  10
My dear, dear God! I do not know 
What lodged thee then, nor where, nor how; 
But I am sure, thou dost now come 
Oft to a narrow, homely room, 
Where thou too hast but the least part,  15
My God, I mean my sinful heart. 
 
 
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