Two Went up into the Temple to Pray

Original Text: 
Richard Crashaw, Steps to the Temple (1646); facs. edn. (Scolar Press, 1970). PR 3386 A75 1970 Robarts Library
2One went to brag, th' other to pray:
3  One stands up close and treads on high,
4Where th' other dares not send his eye.
5  One nearer to God's altar trod,
6The other to the altar's God.

Notes

1] See Luke xviii.10-14. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1646
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP 1.341.
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