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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
360. The Quest
By James H. Cousins
THEY said: ‘She dwelleth in some place apart,
  Immortal Truth, within whose eyes
  Who looks may find the secret of the skies
And healing for life’s smart!’
I sought Her in loud caverns underground,—        5
  On heights where lightnings flashed and fell;
  I scaled high Heaven; I stormed the gates of Hell,
But Her I never found
Till thro’ the tumults of my Quest I caught
  A whisper: ‘Here, within thy heart,       10
  I dwell; for I am thou: behold, thou art
The Seeker—and the Sought.’



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