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Apostasy by Charlotte Brontë

This last denial of my faith, Thou, solemn Priest, hast heard; And, though upon my bed of death, I call not back a word. Point not to thy Madonna, Priest,– Thy sightless saint of stone; She cannot, from this burning … Continue reading

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There Is No God, the Wicked Sayeth by Arthur Hugh Clough

“There is no God,” the wicked saith, “And truly it’s a blessing, For what He might have done with us It’s better only guessing.” “There is no God,” a youngster thinks, “or really, if there may be, He surely did … Continue reading

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Loneliness by Sir John Betjeman

The last year’s leaves are on the beech: The twigs are black; the cold is dry; To deeps beyond the deepest reach The Easter bells enlarge the sky. O ordered metal clatter-clang! Is yours the song the angels sang? You … Continue reading

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The Black Cottage by Robert Frost

We chanced in passing by that afternoon To catch it in a sort of special picture Among tar-banded ancient cherry trees, Set well back from the road in rank lodged grass, The little cottage we were speaking of, A front … Continue reading

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Friday Morning by Sydney Carter

It was on a Friday morning that they took me from the cell and I saw they had a carpenter to crucify as well. You can blame it on to Pilate, you can blame it on the Jews, You can … Continue reading

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Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse by Matthew Arnold

Through Alpine meadows soft-suffused With rain, where thick the crocus blows, Past the dark forges long disused, The mule-track from Saint Laurent goes. The bridge is cross’d, and slow we ride, Through forest, up the mountain-side. The autumnal evening darkens … Continue reading

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