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BETHLEHEM GATE.

A Picture by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.[1]

Of old through gates that closed on them
 Two exiles went with eyes downcast;
 The Present now retrieves the Past,
God’s Eden is in Bethlehem.


An Eden that no walls enclose
 By Mary’s arms encompassèd,
 A living shrine, a ’house of bread,’
A very haven of repose.


  1. See Note B, page 71.