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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