Yet left perchance I should too happie be In my unhappinesse, Turning my purge to food, thou throwest me Into more sicknesses. Thus doth thy power cross-bias me, not making Thine own gift good, yet me from my ways taking.
The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 41.
Jean-Léon Gérôme, "The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer", 1863-83.
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