Poems and Extracts/St. John the Baptist

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St. John the Baptist, (Painted by herself) in the Wilderness with Angels appearing to him with a Lamb by him.

The sun's my fire, when it doth shine.
The hollow spring's my cave of wine,
The rocks and woods afford me meat;
This Lamb and I from one dish eat:
The neighbouring herds my garments send.
My pallet the kind earth does lend:
Excess and grandeur I decline
My sole Associates are divine.
——————Mrs. Killigrew.