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THE AGE OF HERBERT & VAUGHAN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then it was faith and fairness
Last Line: At once he stood rewarded!
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Herbert, George (1593-1633); Poetry & Poets; Vaughan, Henry (1621-1695)

THEN it was faith and fairness,
White sun and western wind,
When every moment spoke
The Holy to the mind,
And quickened saints' awareness.

In close and pregnant symbol
Each primrosed morning showed
The triune God's patrol
On every country road,
In bushy den and dimble.

And where young Prue was sweeping,
Or giggling at the gate,
Or Tom was scaring crows
Or the dog Sam licked the plate
Or ewe and lamb were sleeping,

The witness still recorded
Glance, phrase or incident
That appertained to Christ
And by these shows was meant
At once he stood rewarded!

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