Quotation by George Herbert

The harbingers are come. See, see their mark:
White is their color, and behold my head.
But must they have my brain? Must they dispark
Those sparkling notions, which therein were bred?
Must dullness turn me to a clod?
Yet have they left me, Thou art still my God.
George Herbert (1593–1633), British poet. The Forerunners (l. 1–6). . .

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