To the Temple


Thus bride and bridegroom to the temple2 went,
Though Envy strove the marriage to prevent.
Hymen did join their hands, and their3 hearts tied,4
Not to dissolve until their bodies died.5
The gods did join their souls in wedlock bands;                5
In Heaven’s record their love forever stands.

  1. To the Temple] In 1664 and 1668, this poem seems to be a continuation of “The Bridegroom.”
  2. bride and bridegroom to the temple] to the Temple the Bride, and Bridegroome 1653
  3. and their] their 1653
  4. tied,] did tye, 1653
  5. died.] dye. 1653