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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
 
The Unthankful Lepers
Richard Crashaw (G.) (c. 1613–1649)
 
LUKE XVII. 11–19.

THE LORD commands the lepers
  far off from men to stay;
But cleansed by the Lord,
  why went the Nine away?
The leprosy remaineth,        5
  chang’d only in its seat:
Expelléd from the body,
  to the soul it makes retreat.
Now by fit retribution
  a change is brought about:        10
Before shut out from men,
  from God they’re now shut out.
 
 
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