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Henry Vaughan
(1622-1695) born on
Apr 17
Anglo-Welsh poet, mystic. He was remarkable for the range and intensity of his spiritual intuitions.
         
   
F
Man hath still either toys or care:
But hath no root, nor to one place is tied,
But ever restless and irregular,
About this earth doth run and ride.

R
And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep,
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted themes,
And into glory peep.
A
Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch
At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb;
Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch
Till the white-wing'd reapers come!
N
Man is the shuttle, to whose winding quest
And passage through these looms
God order'd motion, but ordain'd no rest.
K
They are all gone into the world of light,
And I alone sit lingering here.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Man," st. 3., 1650
R: "They Are All Gone."
A: "The Seed growing secretly."
N: "Man," 1650.
K: "They Are All Gone."
   


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