As dirtie hands foul all they touch, And those things most, which arc most pure and fine: So our clay hearts, ev’n when we crouch To sing thy praises, make them lesse divine. Yet either this, Or none thy portion is.
"Miserie" The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 102.
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