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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From The Wreck of the Deutschland

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)
 
GOD 1 mastering me;
Giver of breath and bread;
World’s strand, sway of the sea;
Lord of living and dead;
Thou hast bound bones and veins in me, fasten’d me flesh,        5
And after at times almost unmade me with dread,
Thy doing; and dost Thou touch me afresh?
Over again I feel thy finger and find Thee …
 
Note 1. Gerard Hopkins. The first stanza of The wreck of the Deutschland. 1876. Unpublished. [back]
 
 
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