Richard was the only son of William Crashaw, a puritan preacher in London who had officiated at the burning of Mary, Queen of Scots. In defiance of his father's views on religion, Crashaw went to a High Church college at Cambridge, Pembroke. He later became a fellow of Peterhouse College but was forced to resign because of his Roman Catholic leanings.
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''To these, whom Death again did wed,Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649), British poet. An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife Who Died and Were Buried Together (l. 1-2). . . Seven Centuries of Po...
This grave's the second Marriage-bed.''
''(Pillow hard, and sheets not warm)Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649), British poet. An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife Who Died and Were Buried Together (l. 13-14). . . Seven Centuries of ...
Love made the bed; they'll take no harm.''
We saw Thee in Thy balmy nest,Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649), British poet. In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God (l. 31-36). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols...
Young Dawn of our Eternal Day!
We saw Thine eyes break from the East
And chase the trembling shades away.
We saw Thee and we blest the sight,...
Welcome, all wonders in one night!
Eternity shut in a span,
Summer in winter, day in night,
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great Little One! Whose all-embracing birth
Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649), British poet. In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God (l. 79-84). . . Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose, Vols. I-II. ...
Runs to and fro, complaining his sweet caresRichard Crashaw (1613?-1649), British poet. Music's Duel (l. 142-150). . . Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose, Vols. I-II. Vol. I: 1600-1660; Vol...
Because those pretious mysteries that dwell
In musick's ravish't soule hee dare not tell,
But whisper to the world: thus doe they vary...
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