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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

Mary at Jesus’ Feet

Richard Crashaw (G.) (c. 1613–1649)

‘Mary which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word.’—LUKE X. 39.

BEHOLD a new thing here—host hanging on her Guest:

Preparing for His mouth, His mouth’s words are her feast!

O Martha sister, spare thy labour and thy cost:

Tending the food that perisheth, diviner food is lost.