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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
26. The Recommendation
By Richard Crashaw  (?1613–1649)
  
THESE Houres, and that which hovers o’re my End,
Into thy hands, and hart, lord, I commend.
 
Take Both to Thine Account, that I and mine
In that Hour, and in these, may be all thine.
 
That as I dedicate my devoutest Breath        5
To make a kind of Life for my lord’s Death,
 
So from his living, and life-giving Death,
My dying Life may draw a new, and never fleeting Breath.

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