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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
On the Sepulchre of Christ
Tommaso Campanella (1568–1639)
Translated by J. A. Symonds

HERE bend in boundless wonder; bow your head:
Think how God’s deathless Mind, that men might be
    Robed in celestial immortality
    (O Love divine!) in flesh was raimented:
    How He was killed and buried; from the dead        5
    How He arose to life with victory,
    And reigned in heaven, how all of us shall be
    Glorious like Him whose hearts to His are wed:
    How they who die for love of reason, give
    Hypocrites, tyrants, sophists, all who sell        10
    Their neighbour’s ill for holiness—to hell:
    How the dead saint condemns the bad who live;
    How all he does becomes a law for men
    How he at last to judge shall come again.

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