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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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List of poems by Richard Crashaw 38 total

But Men Loved Darkness rather than Light
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An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife Who died and were buried together
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Divine Epigrams: On the Baptized Ethiopian
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The Widow's Mites 113 ViewsRate it
Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper
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On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves 109 ViewsRate it
In the Holy Nativity of our Lord
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Two Went up into the Temple to Pray
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On the Water of our Lord's Baptism 104 ViewsRate it
An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife
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A Hymn to the Name and Honour of the Admirable Saint Teresa
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On Marriage 96 ViewsRate it
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Divine Epigrams: Samson to his Delilah 78 ViewsRate it
The Recommendation
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Upon Ford's Two Tragedies
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The Weeper
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On Mr. G. Herbert's Book, Entitled the Temple of Sacred Poe
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On the Sepulchre of our Lord 75 ViewsRate it
Samson to his Delilah 74 ViewsRate it
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Divine Epigrams: To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine 70 ViewsRate it
On the still surviving Marks of our Saviour's 70 ViewsRate it
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Charitas Nimia; or, The Dear Bargain
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Divine Epigrams: On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves 65 ViewsRate it
Christ Crucified 64 ViewsRate it
On the Prodigal 64 ViewsRate it
Verses from the Shepherds' Hymn
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On the Baptized Ethiopian 55 ViewsRate it
To the Name above every Name, the Name of Jesus
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To the Noblest and Best of Ladies, the Countess of Denbigh
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The Flaming Heart
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Wishes To His (Supposed) Mistress
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Music's Duel
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To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine 39 ViewsRate it
Upon the Book and Picture of the Seraphical Saint Teresa
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A Song
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