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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
 
Peter’s Chains fall off
Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)
 
‘The chains spontaneously fell from Peter, and the (prison) doors opened.’—ACTS XII. 7–10.

IRON forgets ’tis iron;
  the chains dissemble too;
Nor has the prison, doors
  for Peter now.
Free truly is that pris’ner        5
  who by the prison’s freed,
Whom chains themselves unbind,
  free is indeed.
 
 
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