Wouldst Thou, great Love, this prisoner once set free,
How would she hasten to be linkd to Thee!
Shed for no angels conduct stay,
But fly, and love on all the way.
Note 1. The Rev. John Norris was rector of Bemerton, Herberts parish, for twenty years (16911711); it was, however, before going there that he published his Poems (1684), which are far removed from Herberts inspiration, though they occasionally suggest his manner. The thought is usually virile, but the attitudinising expression often rises no higher than Christopher Harveys lucubrations in The Synagogue, which are bound up with too many copies of The Temple. There is great dignity in one piece on The Passion of the Virgin Mother, which opens