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Saint Mary and her times, a poem, by the authoress of Geraldine

Saint Mary and her times, a poem, by the authoress of Geraldine

by Eleanor C. Agnew
     
 
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CANTO VIII. RETURN TO NAZARETH—JOSEPH'S SORROW—MART'S SILENCE JOSEPH'S VISION—JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM—BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. He who has loved, and

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CANTO VIII. RETURN TO NAZARETH—JOSEPH'S SORROW—MART'S SILENCE JOSEPH'S VISION—JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM—BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. He who has loved, and Laply not in vain, Some creature too exalted for the strain Of earthly passion : one who never seemed Of ought below her Saviour to have dreamed: And who has lived enshrined within his heart, As favoured saint beatified, apart; Untouched by turbulent or jealous thought : Which love inferior has ever brought: While he has felt that so to love and trust, Was like a foretaste of the risen just: He best can tell the anguished mute controul, And pangs afflictive of Saint Joseph's soul, When that pure being of his sacred love, Whom he had guarded for his Lord above, Had seemingly, while absent from her home, Faithless to him and to her God become! Oh Lord ! how wonderful and dread art Thou Toward Thy chosen ones. Ah ! tell me how To comprehend, and fully to record Such acts, in sounds harmonious to thy word. Those times were not as our days, when the frail And erring wife her conduct may bewail, With or without the partner of her crime, By evening shadows, or the morning's prime. Sternly the law to Israel had said, " Let such an one be numbered with the dead;" And none might even hope to shun that fate, Whose husband had denounced her in his hate : Producing proofs beyond the earlier claim, Which first she might have made, to clear her fame. Without the city or the village home, With awful vengeance would the kindred come, And on the victim of her own disgrace, Despite her fair and well remembered face, Her pleading accents, and her fainting groans, Rush the relentless crushing fall of stones. Mary well knew the fate for her in store, By still concealing that her God she...

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