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Thread #12602   Message #100514
Posted By: bseed(charleskratz)
29-Jul-99 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Burning Babe (Robert Southwell, S.J.)
Subject: RE: Burning Babe
Wolfgang, great. You beat Joe again (did you leave day off the last line? It fits the rhyme scheme). (I just followed your link, and see that you didn't, but the site may have). It's interesting that the good father's executioners should have let the poem survive--or maybe he managed to pass it to one of his fellow prisoners, or a sympathetic guard. He would, judging from the time, be one of the priests killed by the protestants who came to power with Elizabeth I. Before her ascension, it was the other way around--all in the name of God, of course. --seed