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Richard Crashaw, was an English poet, styled "the divine," and known as one of the central figures associated with the Metaphysical poets in 17th Century English literature. The son of a prominent Puritan minister, Crashaw was educated at Charterhouse School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After taking a degree, Crashaw began to publish religious poetry and to teach at Cambridge. During the English Civil War he was ejected from his college position and went into exile in Italy. While in exile he converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism. Crashaw's poetry is firmly within the Metaphysical tradition. Though his oeuvre is considered of uneven quality and among the weakest examples of the genre, his work is said to be marked by a focus toward "love with the smaller graces of life and the profounder truths of religion, while he seems forever preoccupied with the secret architecture of things."

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An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife
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An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife Who died and were buried together
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A Song
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But Men Loved Darkness rather than Light
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In the Holy Nativity of our Lord
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The Weeper
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A Hymn to the Name and Honour of the Admirable Saint Teresa
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Divine Epigrams: On the Baptized Ethiopian
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Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper
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The Widow's Mites
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Two Went up into the Temple to Pray
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On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves
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On Marriage
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On the Water of our Lord's Baptism
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Prayer
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Satan
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Euthanasia
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The Flaming Heart
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Samson to his Delilah
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The Recommendation
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Charitas Nimia; or, The Dear Bargain
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On the Sepulchre of our Lord
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Upon Ford's Two Tragedies
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On Mr. G. Herbert's Book, Entitled the Temple of Sacred Poe
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Divine Epigrams: To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine
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Divine Epigrams: Samson to his Delilah
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On the still surviving Marks of our Saviour's
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Christ Crucified
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Divine Epigrams: On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves
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Wishes To His (Supposed) Mistress
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To the Name above every Name, the Name of Jesus
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Verses from the Shepherds' Hymn
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On the Prodigal
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Music's Duel
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On the Baptized Ethiopian
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To the Noblest and Best of Ladies, the Countess of Denbigh
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To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine
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Upon the Book and Picture of the Seraphical Saint Teresa
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