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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

An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife
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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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In the Holy Nativity of our Lord
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The Widow's Mites 118 Views
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Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper
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A Hymn to the Name and Honour of the Admirable Saint Teresa
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On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves 112 Views
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Two Went up into the Temple to Pray
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On the Water of our Lord's Baptism 106 Views
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On Marriage 103 Views
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Prayer
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The Weeper
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Euthanasia
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Satan
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The Recommendation
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Upon Ford's Two Tragedies
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Divine Epigrams: Samson to his Delilah 78 Views
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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 77 Views
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Samson to his Delilah 77 Views
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Charitas Nimia; or, The Dear Bargain
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Divine Epigrams: To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine 75 Views
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On the still surviving Marks of our Saviour's 73 Views
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Christ Crucified 73 Views
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The Flaming Heart
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On the Prodigal 65 Views
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Divine Epigrams: On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves 65 Views
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Verses from the Shepherds' Hymn
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A Song
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On the Baptized Ethiopian 57 Views
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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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Wishes To His (Supposed) Mistress
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To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine 46 Views
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Music's Duel
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Upon the Book and Picture of the Seraphical Saint Teresa
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