The Church Floore

The Church-floore.


MArk you the floore? that square & speckled stone,
  Which looks so firm and strong,
  Is Patience:

And th’ other black and grave, where with each one
  Is checker’d all along,
  Humilitie:

The gentle rising, which on either hand
  Leads to the Quire above,
  Is Confidence:

But the sweet cement, which in one sure band
  Ties the whole frame, is Love
  And Charitie.

Hither sometimes Sinne steals, and stains
The marbles neat and curious veins:
But all is cleansed when the marble weeps.
Sometimes Death, puffing at the Doore,
Blows all the dust about the floore:
But while he thinks to spoil the room, he sweeps.

Blest be the Architect, whose art
Could build so strong in a weak heart.
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