The Roman net grips land and sea,
Roman hearts are stones,
And on many a hill of Galilee
Shudders the bitter felon tree,
Whose fruit cries out and moans.
“Set forth the supper,” bade Joseph;
“Is not the day far spent?”
Weary he cam [...]
In what season was Christ born? Milton makes positive reply:
It was the winter wild
While the Heaven-born child
All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.
But the second century of the Christian era would have ans [...]