Friday, December 15, 2006

Short Break

Solus Christus will be back on line as soon as finals are over next week. To say that I'm looking forward to that day would be an understatement.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Some Lines Attributed to Sir Walter Ralegh

...From thence to heaven's bribeless hall
Where no corrupted voices brawl,
No conscience molten into gold,
Nor forged accusers bought and sold,
No cause deferred, nor vain-spent journey,
For there Christ is the King's Attorney,
Who pleads for all without degrees,
And he hath angels, but no fees.

When the grand twleve million jury
Of our sins with final fury
'Gainst our souls black verdicts give,
Christ pleads his death, and then we live.
Be thou my speaker, taintless pleader,
Unblotted lawyer, true proceeder;
Thou movest salvation even for alms,
Not with a bribed lawyer's palms...

From The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage (1604)