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THE GHYRLOND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARIE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, are five letters in this blessed name
Last Line: As if they adored the head, whereon they're fixed.
Variant Title(s): The Garland Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


Here, are five letters in this blessed name,
Which, changed, a five-fold mystery design,
The M. the myrtle, A. the almond's claim,
R. rose, I. ivy, E. sweet eglantine.
These form thy garland. Whereof myrtle green,
The gladdest ground to all the numbered five,
Is so implexed, and laid in, between,
As love here studied to keep grace alive.
The second string is the sweet almond bloom
Ymounted high upon Selinis' crest:
As it, alone, (and only it) had room,
To knit thy crown, and glorify the rest.
The third, is from the garden called, the rose,
The eye of flowers, worthy, for his scent,
To top the fairest lily, now, that grows,
With wonder on the thorny regiment.
The fourth is humble ivy, intersert,
But lowly laid, as on the earth asleep,
Preserved, in her antique bed of vert,
No faith's more firm, or flat, than, where't doth creep.
But, that which sums all, is the eglantine,
Which, of the field is cleped the sweetest briar,
Inflamed with ardour to that mystic shine,
In Moses' bush, unwasted in the fire.
Thus, love, and hope, and burning charity,
(Divinest graces) are so intermixed,
With odorous sweets and soft humility,
As if they adored the head, whereon they're fixed.







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