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Anonymous are the two following verses, given as examples of the poetry of quaint conceits--after the manner much affected by such writers as Herrick, and Crashaw, and George Herbert. The first is a conceit on Christ as the Rock:

Come and see! A Rock appears,

Bound by men with swords and spears:

Come and see! Alone and still

Hangs a Rock upon the hill:

In a rock a Rock is laid,

Till three days their course have made:

Spite of stone and soldiery,

From the rock a Rock breaks free.

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