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Poem by Richard Crashaw


On the Prodigal


Tell me, bright boy, tell me, my golden lad,
Whither away so frolic? why so glad?
What all thy wealth in council? all thy state?
Are husks so dear ? troth 'tis a mighty rate. 



Richard Crashaw


Richard Crashaw's other poems:
  1. In the Holy Nativity of our Lord
  2. Charitas Nimia; or, The Dear Bargain
  3. On Mr. G. Herbert's Book
  4. On the Miracle of the Multiplied Loaves
  5. The Tear


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