Journal Article

ROBERT HERRICK'S CHILD PRIEST

Philip H. Pfatteicher

in Literature and Theology

Volume 11, issue 4, pages 403-407
Published in print December 1997 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 1997 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/11.4.403
ROBERT HERRICK'S CHILD PRIEST

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This essay offers a close reading of Robert Hemck's ‘Another Grace for a Child’, a poem published in 1647. It argues that the child in the poem takes on something of the role of the pnest at the altar. The mess the child creates at die table becomes a sign of God's generosity and benediction.

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