Indeed at first Man was a treasure, A box of jewels, shop of rarities, A ring, whose posie was, My pleasure: He was a garden in a Paradise: Glorie and grace Did crown his heart and face.
But sinne hath fool’d him. Now he is A lump of flesh, without a foot or wing To raise him to the glimpse of blisse: A sick toss’d vessel, dashing on each thing; Nay, his own shelf: My God, I mean myself.
The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 103.
"A Dutch ship wrecked on a rocky coast" By Ludolf Bakhuizen (1631-1708) - National Maritime Museum official site, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5894301.
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