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 (krăsh′ô), Richard 1613?-1649.
English metaphysical poet best known for his collection Steps to the Temple (1646).


(Biography) Richard. 1613–49, English religious poet, noted esp for the Steps to the Temple (1646)


(ˈkræʃ ɔ)

Richard, 1613–49, English poet.
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The 'Metaphysical' religious poets--Herbert, Crashaw, and Vaughan.
She is the sister of George Herbert; she is of the family of Crashaw, of Vaughan, of Wither.
After mentioning Richard Crashaw, the seventeenth-century metaphysical poet whose work is also influenced by Spanish mysticism, Menes asks, "Isn't irreverence a sign of holiness?
Words by Jeremy Taylor, Isaac Watts, Richard Crashaw & Robert Bridges.
For his second-year tutorials (1938-39), he read papers on Crashaw and Herbert; on Vaughan, Traherne, Herrick, Marvell, and Cowley; on the Dark Ages; on the character book; on King Lear; on the anatomy; and on the history of the language.
The combination of canonical and noncanonical material is stimulating and offers a wide-ranging canvas: plays by Shakespeare, songbooks by Campion, masques for schoolgirls, political tracts, ballads, poems by Crashaw, and catches performed by men, to name just a few.
The opening conceit--which is surely the right word for the observations on 'the very reverse of amber'--may be more fully explained than one would expect from Donne, Cowley, Vaughan, or Crashaw, but it is dense and complicated, even perverse in what it sets up and then sets askew.
Did I ever tell you the parody of Cowley's elegiac lines on Crashaw that Rossetti once made at my instigation for the opening couplet of an Epicede on Francois Villon, poet, pimp and pickpocket?
Kaufman isolates examples in sermons by reformist preachers William Perkins and William Crashaw.
A passion project more than a decade in the making for director Vincent Crashaw, this uneven arthouse- and VOD-bound indie--released unrated, but suitable for teens--lies somewhere between indignant expose and unusually tasteful exploitation pic, with shower scenes and sweaty young delinquents aplenty.
She discusses textual immanence in The Temple, Edward Taylor's "Menstruous Cloth," metaphor and resistance in John Donne, Richard Crashaw, and immanent textualities in a a postsacramental world.
When adolescent boys are able to demonstrate their masculinity in social settings they may perceive less risk associated with risk behaviours they enact (Bunton, Crashaw & Green, 2004).