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

Before Pilate

Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)

‘And he answered them nothing.’—MARK XV. 3.

O MIGHTY Nothing! unto thee

Nothing, wee owe all things that bee.

God spoke once when Hee all things made,

Hee sav’d all when Hee Nothing said.

The world was made of Nothing then;

’Tis made by Nothing now againe.