And my ending is despairApplause, very good. But the assault upon mercy is a strange notion, isn’t it? Prayer, and the grace of God is calls down, may pierce the horny carapace of sin and neglect that wraps the sinners around—but how can it pierce mercy?
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardoned be
Let your indulgence set me free.
Monday, 19 March 2012
Prospero asks for applause.