Robert Southwell

(1561 - 1595 / England)

Robert Southwell Poems

1. New Heaven, New War 3/4/2014
2. Content And Rich 4/20/2010
3. Upon The Image Of Death 4/20/2010
4. Love's Servile Lot 1/1/2004
5. New Prince New Pomp 1/1/2004
6. The Nativity Of Christ 1/1/2004
7. A Child My Choice 1/1/2004
8. Look Home 1/1/2004
9. Man's Civil War 1/1/2004
10. The Burning Babe 1/4/2003

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The Burning Babe

AS I in hoary winter's night
   Stood shivering in the snow,
Surprised I was with sudden heat
   Which made my heart to glow;
And lifting up a fearful eye
   To view what fire was near,
A pretty babe all burning bright
   Did in the air appear;
Who, scorched with excessive heat,
   Such floods of tears did shed,
As though His floods should quench His flames,
   Which with His tears were bred:
'Alas!' quoth He, 'but newly born
   In fiery ...

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