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Salvation to all that will is nigh;
That All, which always is all everywhere,
Which cannot sin, and yet all sins must bear,
Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die,
Lo, faithful virgin, yields Himself to lie
In prison, in thy womb; and though He there
Can take no sin, nor thou give, yet He will wear,
Taken from thence, flesh, which death’s force may try.
Ere by the spheres time was created, thou
Wast in His mind, who is thy Son and Brother;
Whom thou conceivst, conceived; yea thou art now
Thy Maker’s maker, and thy Father’s mother;
Thou hast light in dark, and shutst in little room,
Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb.

–John Donne

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  • Tom Mulrooney

    A beautiful meditation for the final days of Advent. I had not seen this before. Thank you! I hope you and your family have a very happy and holy Christmas.

  • Lyn

    Thank you for this — I love the poems of Donne! And thank you for all you have contributed to our family’s journey in home education. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

  • ivan vucina m.d.

    I am a Physician, from Chile, South America.I love History.Recently, began to read your book about “Ancient Times, until the Fall of Rome”, and I felt me deeply impresed, because, is very atractive to read, and besides your knowledge, you give humanity to all History characters.They all appear with realism, and that make your book very interestingCongratulations Dr Ivan Vucina FACP

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