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Herbert J.C. Grierson, ed. (1886–1960). Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.  1921.
 
George Herbert
 
84. Easter wings
 
LORD, who createdst man in wealth and store, 
  Though foolishly he lost the same, 
    Decaying more and more, 
      Till he became 
        Most poore:         5
        With thee 
      O let me rise 
    As larks, harmoniously, 
  And sing this day thy victories: 
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.  10
  
My tender age in sorrow did beginne: 
  And still with sicknesses and shame 
    Thou didst so punish sinne, 
      That I became 
        Most thinne.  15
        With thee 
      Let me combine, 
    And feel this day thy victorie: 
  For, if I imp my wing on thine, 
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.  20
 
 
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