Taylor on Death

Infinities fierce firy arrow red

         Shot from the splendid Bow of Justice bright

Did smite thee down, for thine. Thou art their head.

         They di'de in thee. Their death did on thee light.

         They di'de their Death in thee, thy Death is theirs.

         Hence thine is mine, thy death my trespass clears.

~ Edward Taylor (1642-1729), poet

 

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