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ON GEORGE HERBERT'S POEMS

BY JAMES THOMSON

WHAT are these leaves dark-spotted and acerb?
  'A very holy herb.'
To what good use may I this herb convert?
  'Press it on thy soul's hurt.'
When herb unto the hurt I thus apply?
  'Herb-ert is sanctity.'

1862

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