Poem

59. Untitled poem by John Linnell dated 12th March 1864

The monster lie exists at Rome
Diluted it is seen at home
Priesthood set up - the Antichrist foretold
Taking the place of him who from of old
Was the true high-priest, who coming did fulfil
All priestly types and of his own free will
The sacrifice became for all even the least
And therefore no longer sacrifice, no longer Priest

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