George Herbert
Montgomery, Wales
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The Pulley

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When God at first made man,
Having a glass of blesings standing by;
Let us (said he) pour on him all we can:
Let the world's riches, which dispersed lie,
Contract into a span.

So strength first made a way;
The beauty flow'd, then wisdom, honour, pleasure:
When almost all was out, God made a stay,
Perceiving that alone of all his treasure
Rest in the bottom lay.
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UWAKWE mercy 03 February 2019
Nice one
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Joshua Adeyemi 23 April 2017
The more i read this poem, the more i love it. You have the legacy! ....Herbert!
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Joshua Adeyemi 15 April 2017
The more i read this poem, the more i'm intoxicated. I prefer Herbert to Shakespeare.
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Dann Thomas 19 November 2009
one of the greatest poems
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