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

On the Prodigall

Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)

TELL me, bright boy, tell me, my golden lad,

Whither away so frolick? why so glad?

What all thy wealth in Counsile? all thy state?

Are husks so deare, troth ’tis a mighty rate.