“Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span;
Summer in winter; day in night;
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav’n to earth.”
–Richard Crashaw, “In the Holy Nativity of our Lord,” in The English Poems of Richard Crashaw (London: Methuen & Co., 1652/1901), 54.