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

Then the Devil taketh Him

Richard Crashaw (G.) (c. 1613–1649)

‘Then the devil taketh him up.’—MATT. IV. 5, 8.

WILL He—O burden worthier angels’ wings!—

Deign to be carried by swift fiend of hell?

Vilest! to thee this no advancement brings;

He no less God, thou no less demon fell.