The New Covenant

FROM THE CASTLE IN THE AIR TO THE LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD*

THE God that Moses writes about

Is one that I refuse,

He for his chosen People took

The disobedient Jews.

Their country often he laid waste,

Their little ones he slew;

But I have shown a better taste

In chusing Y, O, U.

Then be you gay, or be you grave,

Or wheresoe'er you be,

Mind this command, that "Thou shalt have

No other Gods than me."

All Idols thou shalt put away

Thine Eye no Evil see,

And if thou'lt love the Lord thy God

Thy Lord God will love thee.

  • The original manuscript of this poem addressed to Lady Smyth, and signed "T. P.," is in the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California. It is printed through the courtesy of the library.-Editor