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H. BAPTISME (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since, lord, to thee
Last Line: Childhood is health.
Variant Title(s): Holy Baptisme;holy Baptism (2)
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


SINCE, Lord, to thee
A narrow way and little gate
Is all the passage, on my infancie
Thou didst lay hold, and antedate
My faith in me.

O let me still
Write thee great God, and me a childe:
Let me be soft and supple to thy will,
Small to myself, to others milde,
Behither ill.

Although by stealth
My flesh get on; yet let her sister
My soul bid nothing, but preserve her wealth:
The growth of flesh is but a blister;
Childhood is health.





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