Quotation by George Herbert

I, who had heard of music in the spheres,
But not of speech in stars, began to muse:
But turning to my God, whose ministers
The stars and all things are; If I refuse,
Dread Lord, said I, so oft my good;
Then I refuse not ev'n with blood
To wash away my stubborn thought:
For I will do or suffer what I ought.
George Herbert (1593–1633), British poet. Artillerie (l. 9–16). . .

The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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