Welcome what e're my tender flesh may say


On Affliction

Primary Texts:

MS's: F-H 283, 33-34*; Folger 212.

Secondary Eds:

1903 Reynolds prints Folger text, 19; rpts of 1903 Reynolds: 1930 Fausset 10; Rogers AF, 26; 1987 Thompson, 33.


1696, Tate, 89-90.


Since Reynolds has misplaced this poem, most readers cannot know that this poem is a continuation of this series Biblical paraphrases, begining with "Hither Ardelia" into which Anne weaves her, her sister, Dorothy Ogle's, and Heneage's crises in 1689-90. In form it recalls George Herbert's emblem poetry. Reynolds recognized this was the only successful piece of this series of verses as poetry.
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