Divine Epigrams: To our Lord, upon the Water Made Wine

Original Text: 
Richard Crashaw, Steps to the Temple (1646.) Facs. edn.: Scolar Press, 1970. PR 3386 A75 1970 ROBA.
2      Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of thy reign,
3Distils from thence the tears of wrath and strife,
4      And so turns wine to water back again.


1] First published in Steps to the Temple, 1646. Some of the epithets were revised in the enlarged edition of 1648, and in Carmen Deo Nostro (1652). There are also earlier Latin versions. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.337.