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Quotation by Richard Crashaw
What heaven-entreated heart is this Stands trembling at the gate of bliss; Holds fast the door, yet dares not venture Fairly to open it and enter? Whose definition is a doubt 'Twixt life and death, 'twixt in and out?
Richard Crashaw (1613?–1649), British poet. To the Noblest and Best of Ladies, the Countess of Denbigh (l. 1–6). . .
Seventeenth Century Poetry; the Schools of Donne and Jonson. Hugh Kenner, ed. (1964) Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
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