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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.

Richard Crashaw. 1613?–1649

341. Christ Crucified

THY restless feet now cannot go 
  For us and our eternal good, 
As they were ever wont. What though 
  They swim, alas! in their own flood? 
Thy hands to give Thou canst not lift,         5
  Yet will Thy hand still giving be; 
It gives, but O, itself’s the gift! 
  It gives tho’ bound, tho’ bound ’tis free!