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On Queens and the Queen

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Mar 27, 2012

Henry Constable (1562 - 1613) had a good political career going in Elizabethan England, but by the time he turned 32, he was convinced that he had to forsake the Church of England and become a Catholic. Sometimes abroad and sometimes at home but in prison, he became a fine Catholic poet. For example, there is the second half of his sonnet "To Our Blessed Lady":

Cease then, O Queens who earthly crowns do wear,
To glory in the pomp of worldly things;
If men such high respect unto you bear
Which daughters, wives, and mothers are of kings,
What honour should unto that Queen be done
Who had your God for father, spouse and son!

This is taken from the frequently-mentioned anthology of the spiritual tradition of Catholic England. If you can recall a treasured Catholic poem, why not cite the work and the author and send along your favorite lines?

 

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