REDEMPTION - George Herbert Poems


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Having been tenant long to a rich Lord,
          Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
          And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancell th' old.

In heaven at his manour I him sought:
          They told me there, that he was lately gone
          About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession.

I straight return'd, and knowing his great birth,
          Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
          In cities, theatres, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth

          Of theeves and murderers: there I him espied,
          Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, & died.