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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)  The Childhood of Mary Virgin  Oil on canvas, 1848-1849  65.4 x 83.2 cm (25¾
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Title: The Childhood
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
The Childhood of Mary Virgin
Oil on canvas, 1848-1849
65.4 x 83.2 cm (25¾" x 32.76")
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

I.
This is that blessed Mary, pre-elect,
  God's Virgin. Gone is a great while, and she
  Dwelt young in Nazareth of Galilee.
Unto God's will she brought devout respect,
Profound simplicity of intellect,
  And supreme patience. From her mother's knee
  Faithful and hopeful; wise in charity;
Strong in grave peace; in pity circumspect.

So held she through her girlhood; as it were
  An angel-watered lily, that near God
  Grows and is quiet. Till, one dawn at home,
She woke in her white bed, and had no fear
  At all, -- yet wept till sunshine, and felt awed;
  Because the fulness of the time was come.

II.
These are the symbols. On that cloth of red
  I' the centre is the Tripoint: perfect each,
  Except the centre of its points,to teach
That Christ is not yet born. The books -- whose head
Is golden Charity, as Paul hath said --
  Those virtues are in the soul is rich;
  Therefore on them the lily standeth, which
Is innocence, being interpreted.

The seven-thorn'd brier and palm seven-leaved
  Are here great sorrow and her great reward
  Until the end be full, the Holy One
Abides without. She soon shall have achieved
  Her perfect purity: yea, God the Lord
  Shall soon vouchsafe His Son to be her Son.

-- D. G. Rossetti

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