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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

‘And They laughed at Him’

Richard Crashaw (G.) (c. 1613–1649)

MATT. IX. 24.

LAUGHTER at Christ the Saviour—

Laughter ’mid falling tears!

O which show’d greater folly,

Vain laughter or vain fears?

Such laughter ’mid such sorrow,

O fools ye may believe:

Such laughter in such Presence

Gave greatest cause to grieve.