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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
267. Jesus
 
By Theodore Parker
 
 
JESUS, there is no dearer name than thine
  Which Time has blazoned on his mighty scroll;
No wreaths nor garlands ever did entwine
  So fair a temple of so vast a soul.
 
There every virtue set his triumph-seal;        5
  Wisdom, conjoined with strength and radiant grace,
In a sweet copy Heaven to reveal,
  And stamp perfection on a mortal face.
 
Once on the earth wert thou, before men’s eyes,
  That did not half thy beauteous brightness see;        10
E’en as the emmet does not read the skies,
  Nor our weak orbs look through immensity.
 

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