Centuries: 2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century
Decades: 200s 210s 220s 230s 240s - 250s - 260s 270s 280s 290s 300s
Years: 248 249 250 251 252 - 253 - 254 255 256 257 258
See also: 253 (book)
pledge of certain plenty, peace
, and rest
.For there is mourning
now in Israel
Is plucked and withered. Ripe
Upon his chosen globe. For he was one
Morn found him not as one who slumbereth,
Stole o'er him at his labors to requiteWhat shall be said when such as he do pass?
Fall midst that peopled silence on your knees,
But mourn him not, whose blameless life
Whom we must follow, but may
And offer honeyed fruits as were he here, THE VALLEY OF BACA.
PSALM LXXXIV. Anigh its margin
, brushed by heavy
Fretting the willows
and the cypresses.
An awful presence hath its dwelling-place. His head
was circled with a crown
His wayworn feet
by stones were cut and torn.
of the angel
of the Lord
. Fell and encompassed him. I might not see
Wherethrough he staggered with his misery.
The smitten head
and writhing form
enwound. Those clinging vapors blotting out the sky
Discomfited, had left the victory
But from the hill-tops its salvation